Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Steamed - A Reading

Miss Riven Homewood read a selection of passages from the recent novel Steamed, by Katie MacAlister, in the garden of the Steelhead Public Library.

From the author's Aetherweb site:

Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one. In fact, he's just been the victim of bizarre circumstances. Like now. His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectromechanical system experiments, and now they aren't where they're supposed to be. In fact, they're not sure where they are when…

…they wake up to see a woman with the reddest hair Jack has ever seen-and a gun. Octavia Pye is an Aerocorps captain with a whole lot of secrets, and she's not about to see her maiden voyage ruined by stowaways. But the sparks flying between her and Jack just may cause her airship to combust and ignite a passion that will forever change the world as she knows it…

In the passages Miss Homewood read, we heard of Jack and Octavia's meeting, a raid on the airship by the Black Hand, and a raid on the raiders by a Mogul lord.

Miss Trilby Minotaur listens.

Behind dark goggles, I listen as well.

As the author deems her book a "romance," one has an expectation of where things will end. Still, there are always airship adventures along the way!

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