Thursday, June 15, 2017

For Steam And Country Is Available!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071JNR9HB/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=jimfear138-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B071JNR9HB&linkId=8fb24c1be9fd9f32c140ab3f2ce1e6c2
Click the picture to go to the Amazon store page

It is officially the 15th of June! Right in the middle of Steampunk Month, started by Jon Del Arroz to celebrate the release of his new book, For Steam and Country! Full disclosure, Jon is a friend of mine and we interact frequently on social media, he is also coming on my podcast this week to do an "interview" (more of a rambling drunken conversation, but whatever) about Steampunk and a whole bunch of other stuff, and he was also on my podcast back when that whole thing with Baycon was going down. Now that all that's out of the way, on with the thing.

I have to say that I did not get an advance review copy of the book, otherwise this would be a review and not a release announcement, but I have read Jon's work before and am a frequent peruser of his blog, delarroz.com, and as such I can say with 95% confidence that this is a very good book. All of the reviews I've read of it say the same, so I think I'm well within the proper 5% margin of error there. But you don't have to take this secondhand info from me, let's look at the description from the Amazon page:

Her father's been pronounced dead. Destructive earthquakes ravage the countryside. An invading army looms over the horizon. And Zaira's day is just getting started...

Abandoned at an early age, Zaira von Monocle found life as the daughter of a great adventurer to be filled with hard work and difficulty. She quickly learned to rely on only herself. But when a messenger brought news that her father was dead and that she was the heir to his airship, her world turned upside down.

Zaira soon finds herself trapped in the midst of a war between her home country of Rislandia and the cruel Wyranth Empire, whose soldiers are acting peculiarly—almost inhuman. With the enemy army advancing, her newfound ship’s crew may be the only ones who can save the kingdom.

For Steam and Country is the first book in the Adventures of Baron Von Monocle series by top-10 Amazon best selling space opera author, Jon Del Arroz.

 "Witty, charming and downright thrilling!  Del Arroz nails the feel of good old fashioned Steampunkery with wit, aplomb and of course... panache." - Nick Cole, author of the Dragon Award winner, CTRL ALT Revolt

"FOR STEAM AND COUNTRY is a rousing girl-powered fantasy tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed airship adventure!" - Laurie Forest, author of The Black Witch
Now if that doesn't tickle your pickle you might wanna check your pulse and call your local morgue, because you might just be dead. So head on over to Amazon and pick up For Steam And Country, and let's give Jon a great, chart-topping first day of sales. And if you feel so inclined after reading it you can also leave him a review for the book. I know he'd be very grateful. For $5 on Kindle, and $15 for paperback, it'd be hard to find a better price for what may very well be the only Steampunk book on the market that isn't a weak excuse to write a Victorian romance story with airships. You can find the Amazon store page by clicking the book cover at the top of this post.

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