Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak + Giveaway

Chasing the Star Garden 
(The Airship Racing Chronicles #1)
by Melanie Karsak


Genre: Alternative History/Gaslamp-Steampunk
Publisher: Clockpunk Press Date of 

Publication: December 4th, 2013
Cover Artist: Damonza

Book Description:

An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands. 

 Melanie Karsak’s “Chasing the Star Garden” takes the reader on an exciting adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem colored waters of the ancient world, introducing us to Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and a shattered past.

Lily Stargazer is having a bad day. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium.

Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.


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About the Author:

Melanie Karsak grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania where there was an abysmal lack of entertainment, so she turned to reading and hiking. Apparently, rambling around the woods with a head full of fantasy worlds and characters will inspire you to become an author. Be warned. Melanie wrote her first novel, a gripping piece about a 1920s stage actress, when she was 12. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and caffeine junkie, the author now resides in Florida with her husband and two children. Melanie is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

Blog: www.melaniekarsak.blogspot.com

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on release day! Good luck to your readers in the giveaway!

  2. this book looks really good, added it to my TBR list :)

  3. Wow! Thank you the giveaway!

  4. This sounds like a fantastic book. And stargazer lilies are my favorite flower, so having a character named Lily Stargazer just intrigues me that much more. Adding this one to my TBR!

  5. The book has an interesting setting and plot. I look forward to reading it!