Monday, January 23, 2012

Confession: A. Sparrow has given me a taste for Steam-punk--

I am getting a taste for steam! My favorite authors of the genre outside of romance are China Mieville, Elizabeth Bear, and of course, inside of romance, my role model

Angelia Sparrow.

She even dresses the part to attend conventions! Now she's gotten herself interviewed in an online 'zine about her steam punk

I began as a fan of her Star Wars fan fiction. Then she let me beta-read an MM pirate historical, an MF Western, and my favorite, the MM sci-fi For Love of Etarin, when she and Naomi Brooks went professional. I was really thrilled to edit her solo works

The Nikolai series,
set in an alternate future Universe, the Confederate States of America, with us at

Dark Roast Press.

The Confederate States of America in my personal opinion qualifies as steam-punk, although the focus is less on the technologies; huge numbers of the citizens have regressed to antebellum lifestyles and values, including crinolines and top hats. Not to mention their horrible reversion to bonded servitude and racism! As well as Nikolai and the sequel Niko-chan, her devilish hero Nick will be in a third volume, and characters from the series have starred in three of our anthology collections--

A Dark Roasted Chrismas v. 1
My Dark Roasted Valentine

and the FREE Barista's Choice sampler

As far as I know the only title set in this future of hers that we don't carry is Glad Hands, available at Torquere Press. Naomi helped with that, so it isn't one of ours.

Her devilish hero Nick will be in a third volume, and characters from the series have starred in two of our anthology collections. Keep an eye out for NICK and CORBAN, coming in 2012!

In our NEW erotic anthology THE DARK SEASON, Angelia contributed a true steam-punk MMF set in the alternate past, in the Republic of Ireland, complete with slavery, zeppelins, and thought control. You will love it. "Experiments"

That is a quick explanation of my conversion to steam-punk, from a simple erotic romance editing fan-fictioner. And it's all Angelia's fault!

love, Helgaleena,

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