Saturday, October 20, 2012
HER SKY COWBOY, the launch book in my new steampunk romance series--The Glorious Victorious Darcys was a challenge and a joy to write and I'm thrilled to early reviewers seemed to relish the rollicking ride. At RT Top Pick and a PW Starred review! Needless to say, I'm over the moon!
RT Bookreviews -- 4.5 Stars! -- TOP PICK!
In this first in her new steampunk series, Ciotta brings us into the world where science and inventions abound within the Victorian era. Masterfully written, with an intriguing plot and sassy, strong heroine at its center. Add to that a heroic cowboy love interest and a supportive cast of distinctive characters, and this story is one fanciful, flying adventure.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY -- Starred Review!
Contemporary romance author Ciotta’s first steampunk series blasts off with this exhilarating riff on bodice-ripping romance, hurling 20th-century technology into an alternate Victorian England. Spunky airship mechanic Amelia Darcy is smitten with an obsession for flight and a longtime yen for Tucker Gentry, the Sky Cowboy, an American penny-dreadful antihero of “notorious and scandalous reputation.” After Amelia’s father blows himself and the family fortune to smithereens while attempting to travel to the moon, Amelia abandons her tizzied mother, leaps upon her homemade kitecycle, and tears off to win a hefty scientific prize. She promptly crashes into an encounter with Tucker. The two pursue an airborne quest for Leonardo da Vinci’s fabled ornithopter while fending off sky pirates employed by dastardly and lascivious Lord Bingham, cavorting through a hectic skytown pubcrawl, and putting lovemaking at the top of Amelia’s “must-do-or-die” list. With Darcy twins Jules and Simon poised for their own adventures, Ciotta (the Cupcake Club books) has the start of a delectable series. Agent: Amy Moore-Benson, AMB Literary Management.
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See why I'm giddy with joy? I also had the thrill of being interviewed by Publishers Weekly! A first for me. The interview appeared in a print issue of the magazine a few weeks ago and is just now available on line. Truly, one of the greatest thrills of my career. Please do hop over for some candid insight in the creation of my first steampunk series! CLICK HERE TO READ.
A giveaway coming soon to celebrate my two latest releases--FOOL FOR LOVE and HER SKY COWBOY along with a special bonus. check back soon for that. Meanwhile, if so inclined you can pre-order HER SKY COWBOY at any of your fave venues. November 6 is just around the corner!