Thursday, December 20, 2012

Book Review: An Airship Named Desire



Note: A free review copy was provided by Hazardous Press and author, Katherine McIntyre.

Ever since their last botched smuggling job, First Mate Bea and the crew of her airship can barely afford fuel, let alone a barrel of grog. So, when a gentleman from Old Germany offers them a fortune to steal a locked box from a British merchant airship, they jump at the opportunity. Somehow, though, their employer forgot to mention the box's military escort, and the Morlock mercenaries who would kill to get their hands on it. Oh, and that if made public, the contents could engulf Europe in another devastating war.

Stealing the box was the easy part. Now, with a target on their back, and some of the toughest characters in the sky after them, they have to find a way to survive. If the crew of the Desire don't polish their pistols and prepare for a hell of a fight, they'll end up worse than grounded. After all, everyone from the Brits to the Morlocks will kill for the contents of that box, and no one survives an airship crash.



What I liked about it:
-An Airship named Desire is a fast-paced, exciting read.
-There are a few plot twists that I didn't see coming, which kept me on my toes while I was reading.
-The descriptions of the world were very interesting and unique. It almost had a gritty, dieselpunk feel to it.
-I loved the concept of an airship full of strays with bad pasts.

What I didn't like about it:
-The writing was good in places, and awkward in others. The word I is used too often. And the overuse of similes becomes slightly jarring for the reader, when another simple description word would suffice. While still on the subject of similes, some of them just came off as downright strange or confusing:

“My new position of Captain weighed down like the keys to a broken down opium shack.”
This may have made sense to the author, but as a reader it made me stop to scratch my head.

“My words rolled out smoother than a steam engine.”
This made me stop reading and think about it. Do steam engines really run smoothly? Maybe I’m overly analytical, but again, it pulled me out of the story momentarily while I considered it.

“A woman with more petticoats than fingers tossed the occasional glare our way.”
This isn't a simile, but it struck me as an odd thing to compare petticoats to, so I included it.

-I thought that Bea was a very interesting character, as were the rest of her companions, and I really would have liked to see some more character development. For instance, there were a few parts where Bea doesn't want to look at herself in the mirror, and I was really interested in that. I thought maybe it had something to do with her past. However, nothing really develops with this.

In Conclusion:
If you’re looking for airship adventure, pirates, gun fights and non-stop action, this book is for you. An Airship Named Desire is a fast-paced  steampunk adventure story that keeps you guessing about the Macguffin the entire time. This is recommended steampunk reading.

4 out of 8 wiggly octopus legs.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Book Review: The Unnaturalists



I've wanted to read this steampunk YA since I saw the pretty, pretty cover on someone’s book blog. First off, I have to say a big THANK you to the artist who drew Vespa, because WOW you got the description right! It’s like the artist actually read the book. I was reading another steampunk YA a short time ago – it shall remain unnamed – and was spitting mad because the girl was described as “pale with light blonde hair”, and apparently the cover artist just decided to stick Megan Fox in a ball gown on the front (the dress wasn’t even correct for the period either, completely modern).

Now for the actual book…

What I liked about it: Trent blends magic and science together, which I thought was a really new and interesting concept. Scientists like Newton and Tesla are elevated to saints, and science has basically become a strict religion, while anyone who shows a slight interest in magic is called a heretic. While so much YA literature struggles with originality, Tiffany Trent has created a totally unique world. There are also creatures that are rarely used in YA in this book, for example: A Manticore, a Sphinx, raven-headed gaurds, ect. For someone thoroughly sick of vampires and werewolves, this taste of “new” and different mythological creatures is a breath of fresh air.

The writing. I always have to mention the writing in book reviews, since I’m so very critical the entire time I'm reading. Ms. Trent truly has talent. The narration from Vespa’s point of view is done very well. It covers all the bases. She sounds exactly like a proper young English girl in the 19th century, but the author has also managed to make the prose engaging, regardless of the age of the reader.

I also loved Ms. Trent’s “Tinkers”. They're reminiscent of Chinese Gypsies. Forest people who honour the old ways of magic and the creatures around them. Their history and lore actually made me feel like I was reading about a real race of people.

What I didn't like about it: Readers be warned. The chapters switch between Vespa’s first person (present tense) narration, and a tinker named Syrus, whose story is told in third person (past tense). At first this really threw me out of the story and almost derailed the entire thing for me. But eventually I did get used to it. I think I would have preferred, if it had to switch back and forth, for both narrations to be in first person.

I didn’t connect with Vespa’s love interest. I grew to like him later on, but when she first started feeling the pangs of attraction it left me scratching my head, not sighing over him.

Though I would still label it in the steampunk genre, there wasn’t very much that ran on steam, everything is myth powered. Of course, this makes the book unique, so you could look at that as good or bad.

Something that struck me is that (SPOILERS) when Vespa learns she is a witch, she doesn't react strongly enough. She’s been brainwashed to think that magic is evil and science is her religion. Why isn't she freaking out more? After a few dizzy spells she seems to be absolutely fine with it, and there isn't really a lot of denial going on. Also, she abandons everything she’d been taught very very quickly. For someone who dreamed about being a female scientist at the start of the book, she abandons it for magic with lightning speed. Everyone else seems to regard magic with disgust, but she embraces it very easily. I would have expected her to be a little more brainwashed. Or, if she was a rebel, I would have expected some indication of her attraction to the magic earlier on in the book. We see that she’s adventurous, but little else.

In Conclusion: Would I recommend The Unnaturalists? Yes. It was a unique and entertaining look at an alternate London, and I loved the glimpses of all the different mythical creatures. The world dreamed up by Tiffany Trent is absolutely worth a read.

The Unnaturalists gets 6 out of 8 Octopus legs (and a thumbs up by the looks of it)!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dressing the Part: Steampunk Leather



OFFICIAL WINNER: David J Foxington

I received a package in the mail today that had me doing a little happy dance in circles 'round my kitchen. My steampunk harness has arrived! I'd been puttering around on the internet getting all sorts of ideas for steampunk "get-ups" and discovered I really liked the look of mixing up your outfit with some leather. Of course, you can get belts everywhere, what I really wanted was a leather harness, and not fake leather, the real deal. Something that would last through years of conferences and everyday wear.

Two years back, when I still lived in Victoria I came across Rad Juli Custom Leather. They had an awesome booth at the Steam Expo with genuine leather cuffs and messenger bags. I'd looked over the stand, drooled a little over the smell of real leather, cried a little that I was too cheap to buy any, and moved on. But later, when I was looking for a leather harness I couldn't really find one I thought was perfect, and it occurred to me that I could have it made.

So I ordered one from Rad Juli, who made it exactly to my specifications, and did an absolutely awesome job of it! I cannot even explain how much I love it! I'm so excited to wear it that I'm trying to dream up some kind of function I can go to in order to pair it up with all my other steampunk wear. Street fair? Wedding? Funeral...? Okay, maybe not.

Now that I've ranted about how much I love it, it's your turn. We had a contest a few weeks ago, and the crazy person that won the steampunk cuff that Rad Juli donated didn't claim the prize! So now is your chance to dress yourself in steampunk leather! This genuine leather cuff is top quality craftsmenship, looks great on a guy or girl and you can win it by just commenting below! Just tell me you want it (Gimmie!) and you're in the draw!


While you're waiting to see if you've won, check out the website for Rad Juli Custom Leather or go to their Etsy Shop and check out the sweet stuff!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Steampunk Music?

Can a literary genre have it's own music? This is a question often battled between us Punkettes. We're torn between the thought that bands are jumping aboard the Steampunk genre to find fan-base where they otherwise wouldn't, while our other train of thought is that perhaps these bands don't fit anywhere else because they in fact are Steampunk in form and feel. The second train of thought lends the question, what does Steampunk sound like? What should Steampunk sound like? Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings tries to reconcile that question with his music. At least one thing is for certain--Steampunk music can have kick ass instruments!





Dorian's Parlor and Steampunk Novelists Lend Support to Album Fundraiser by Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings


Dark Americana band Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings are nearing the final week of their album fundraiser (http://www.indiegogo.com/eli-and-abandoned-buildings), and some familiar names from the steampunk community are offering their talents to provide new perks for campaign contributors. These special perks come in addition to a pre-ordered copy of the forthcoming album, band merchandise, digital music from the band members' other projects, and limited edition artwork.

Up to three contributors pledging $200 can now claim a collection of four autographed novels from celebrated steampunk and Neovictorian writers, Kate Locke (God Save The Queen), Leanna Renee Hieber (Darker Still), Angela L. Costello (Of Summer and Winter), and Lia Habel (Dearly, Departed).

Special for East-coasters: Those who contribute $50 or more will also receive free admission to Dorian's Parlor, Philadelphia's premiere steampunk event, on the night of Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings' next performance at the quarterly soiree.

The campaign ends on Monday, November 19. The album is set for release in the summer of 2013.


Contact:
Mike Darnell

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Poetry Find: The Clocksmith

Here at the Punkette's blog, we try to bring you the most interesting book reviews and articles. And now, for the first time ever we are pleased to announce "Poetry Find". Some of the best (and undiscovered for now) steampunk poets of this century.



                                                              


                                                             THE CLOCKSMITH
My houses vast infiniteness is filled
With the sound of ticking clocks
Most of which are old and timeless
Some large with swaying pendulums
Almost hypnotically rocking back and forth to the very movement of time
There are some small and minuscule
With only the most precise magnifying glass
Could you be able to distinguish when
 Its year of fabrication was
But most importantly
No matter what size
Dimension
Or Age
All these clocks have
The one thing that keeps them moving
Moving throughout the very fabric of time and
 If something were to happen
To this life source
These clocks would become a simple memory
Engraved in the fabric of time
These life sources
These beating metal hearts
Keeping difference between tick and tock
Without effort
These are gears
The most complex and intricate thing an average Joe must
Deal with every day
Without ever knowing he is doing such
Although my grandfather is quite aware of his dealing with such gears
For he is a clocksmith
What is a clocksmith you ask?
A clocksmith is
Simply put
The most patient man in the world.
There he sits
In his chair
Light radiating above him
Glistening against the polished metal he holds in his
Incredibly steady hands.
There as he sits
Assembling what the average human being would see
As an impractical pile of scraps
Into the only thing in existence
That assures us
Our movement through time
Remains at a steady pace forward
There my grandfather sits with the most incredibly
 Calm and concentrated patience
I have ever seen in a man
For every day he does
What none thought possible
He restarts time.


-Baron Douglas E. Brown


Poet's Note: Baron Douglas E. Brown is a poet by day, time traveler by night. He can be found in 19th century Liverpool, or hanging out on the message boards of Steampunk Canada.

Monday, November 12, 2012

International Dieselpunk Day

They're celebrating International Dieselpunk day over on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDieselpunkDay



The website is here: http://internationaldieselpunkday.wordpress.com/

They're asking for people to send them pictures of what they've done to celebrate, so I'm curious to see what people send them. They've also got a few offers, and I might take a listen to the music sampler they have linked on today's post.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Celebration To Commemorate My 100th Twitter Follower

So, I went all the way to Vancouver and me the Steampunkette and the Clockpunkette in person, for the first time. We had a ball together, and I can't wait for another chance to get together with them. (Crossing my fingers they can make it out to my hometown con in Winnipeg, Keycon, next May.)

Anyway I'm slowly accumulating twitter followers, and have thought, you know, I should do something special, when I hit 100. I thought of a giveaway, but I don't know that I'd necessarily be giving away something that my 100th follower would want. I've kind of agonized about having that thing be posting a short story for free - any short story I'd be willing to post would be one I still think I could sell, and if I post it for free, I can't sell it.

But I've decided, I will do it anyway, because you people deserve something for sticking with me, and this is something I can give to all of my followers. (As opposed to the twitternauts who follow me, wait three days, and when I don't follow back because their entire feed is tweets trying to sell me something/what they had for dinner and how many times they go to the bathroom, they unfollow me.)

Well, I'm sitting at 99 twitter followers. So if you want to see that story, I'm @Lindsay_Kitson. (You can click on my pic above to get to my profile page.) Follow me, and the story goes up. Link will be posted here and on my personal website, LindsayKitson.com.

eta: And within a couple hours, I'm up to 101! Click the seal to read the story:


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book Review: The Steam Punk



I do like the cover on this one. The play on the Vitruvian Man is clever, and at the same time, it focuses completely on the most important element of the story – the mech suit. There's even the wheel with the three coloured stones in it.

The novel itself was kind of Iron Man meets Final Fantasy VII. I enjoyed the world-building. The main magic in the world consists of people capable of manipulating the surges – essentially an elemental type of magic. There are fire surges, water, air, earth, lightning, and, well, pretty much all the   magic types in Final Fantasy. Fairly standard, but then there's the steampunk element where the author throws in technology that allows people with no natural ability to manipulate the surges to use them by drawing it from crystallized forms of those elements. Basically, FFVII materia. You stick it in your weapon/mech suit, and it gives you magic powers. And I've always liked the idea of magic combined with technology. That's probably why I love Final Fantasy. Did I mention I love Final fantasy? I do.

Then there was the society. It's a land colonized by an empire. The Imperials in control look down their noses at the native Oryegan populace, abuses their power, and does pretty much what every colonizing people has done to the native populace in the area. I did notice though, that the technology level of the two – natives and colonizers – was fairly close. There was never mention of one having superior technology, only of the Tirtirian colonizers considering the Oryegans socially inferior.

That made me wonder, because that aspect of the novel seemed real enough to me to think the author must have spent some significant time somewhere that is or has been colonized. Then I read he currently lives in Korea, and had to check Wikipedia, because I had no idea Korea had been colonized by Japan.

The spot I felt the world-building was a bit lacking though, was the technology itself. While I appreciate the difficulty in describing how magic interacts with real mechanics, but the descriptions of that element waxed a tad vague.

The plot was a fairly predictable superhero plot – Yulo sees people suffering and uses his special talents to fight it. Only it's a little fresher in that instead of fighting crime to uphold the law because the law needs his help, even though he works outside it, here, the Empire seems to be the enemy. And I never identified with Superman and Spiderman, myself. Growing up, my favourite heroes were Robin Hood and Zorro - outlaws fighting a corrupt government. So naturally, that goes over well with me.

The characters were fairly stock –  orphaned Yulo, being raised by his uncle, with his bull headed, rush into everything attitude. His friend Marus who blindly supports the law no matter what. Then there was Kyrina, Yulo's cousin, though they have a sibling relationship. She has a thing for Marus, but it was nice to not fall into the love triangle pit here.

The writing itself was a little precocious, but possibly not worse style wise than the debut novels of some of my favourite authors. The copy editing on the other hand, left something to be desired. After the first 20 pages with no typos, there was a typo about every five pages through the rest of the book. If that drives you nuts, be warned.

But overall, I enjoyed it - four out of eight cylinders.

Monday, October 15, 2012

NaNoWriMo


It's that time of year again, when thousands of brave writers get together and hammer out 50k words in the 30 days of November, for National Novel Writing Month.

I've done this for the last six years. I said I wasn't going to do it when, my friend, Turtle invited me to join her. Then three days in I felt left out and joined.

I've made my 50k for the last 3 years. Yeah, it took me three failed years to finally make it, but let me tell you, the high that first time I made it, hours before the deadline - it was a great writing moment. That was 2009, when I wrote "The Box".

In 2010 I wrote "The Eyelet Dove" which is the one I've spent the last year and a half revising, and just recently finished. It's been a long time since I've worked on a series, and my original idea of "The Eyelet Dove" was a standalone. But then I got ideas - I was still in love with the world, see. The ideas have percolated in my mind - some that I hadn't been able to squeeze into the Eyelet Dove, some entirely new. Then a new character appeared, and a couple of the old ones insisted that they had stories of their own to tell.

So the sequel is born and it's being called "Redwing". And that's what I'm letting myself write this year for Nano. For me, Nano is a chance to get caught up in the whirlwind of that push to get stuff done, and get a first draft done. My first drafts tend to be skeletal. Setting description and mood and all those lovely things - they go in when I revise. Nano is about getting the story down so I have something to revise. Can't revise what you haven't written.

So for the writers out there following the Punkettes, how about you? Are you doing it this year? What are you writing? If you'd like, post your screen name so people can friend you. (Mine is Lindenfoxcub.)

Good luck to all participants, and for all those not participating, cheer us on!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

And the Winners are...

If you are not one of the NINE winners below don't worry-- we have many more awesome giveaway's planned, so stay tuned!





And the Winners are...



The Winners of the Author reviews are;
1. Jordan Francis
2. Scarlet
3. Clay

Please send the bio to theclockpunkette(at)gmail(dot)com along with your author of choice!  Also note: If you were one of the original winner that didn't come forward until now, we will still honour your review (first five pages instead of ten).


The winner of a handcrafted clothing article from Cosmicflair designs is: Red! Please contact the steampunkette at thesteampunkette@gmail.com


The winner of the Steampunk Squirrel Poster, Signed by the artist, the talented Carollyne Yardley is: Raina Parikh

  I love this poster and am slightly jealous that I couldn't enter the draw! Contact the thesteampunkette(at)gmail(dot)com to redeem your prize.
Steampunk Book of Choice: Can you choose between Whitechapel Gods and Soulless, and the winner is Jay Noel Jay please contact the thesteampunkette(at)gmail(dot)com to redeem your prize. 

Congrats Karina Ellis you win the awesome hand crafted gear pendant necklace! Contact the thesteampunkette(at)gmail(dot)com to redeem your prize.

 The winner of the Steampunk Cuff From RadJuli Custom Designs is: Jazz lim! Please contact the steampunkette at thesteampunkette@gmail.com




Last, but not least, the winner of the Literary Agent Review is Natalie Andrews! Natalie, please contact the clockpunkette at theclockpunkette@gmail.com to claim your prize.



 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Last Draw



The Prizes

To enter all you have to do is follow our blog. (Those that commented on previous posts will have 2 entries per the prize you requested!)


1.) Literary Agent Review: Have the first five pages of your manuscript read and reviewed by a literary agent from Bookharvest Literary Agency. An excellent opportunity to get constructive advice, and you never know, they could want more!


2) Author Review: Win the punkette of your choice to read and review the first ten pages of your manuscript. Three prizes available.


3) Steampunk Cuff From RadJuli Custom Designs: Win this wicked, handcrafted leather cuff. No steampunk costume is complete without one. RadJuli Custom Designs


4) Handcrafted clothing article from cosmicflair designs. Look your best in a one-of-a-kind, steamy fashion statement. cosmicflair designs

May not be as pictured.

5) Steampunk Squirrel Poster: Win this adorable little guy to hang on your wall. Signed by the artist, the talented Carollyne Yardley. About the Artist


6) Steampunk Book of Choice: Can you choose between Whitechapel Gods and Soulless? You may have to if you win the steampunk book of your choice...



7) Handcrafted Drop Down Gear Necklace: Don't forget to accessorize! Take some steampunk flair with you wherever you go with this unique necklace designed by the steampunkette.



And that's it folks! Don't forget to leave a comment down below about which prize you'd like most! If you've already commented on one of the prizes listed you are already entered for that prize, so don't worry, we won't forget you! Our lovely clockpunkette will be drawing the prizes in the next couple of days, so stay tuned.

               

Monday, October 8, 2012

Winnipeg Steampunk Ball

I wasn't sure if I was going to go to this, because I was having a hard time getting the day off work, but in the end, I decided I really wanted to go, and just took my corset and flight goggles to work with me and went from work.



 And I'm glad I did, I had a great time. It was like a little bit of Keycon packed into one night. There were about a hundred and fifty people there, and I swear I have never seen so many people in full steampunk costume. So many people, put so much effort into costumes, it was worth going just to walk around and look at people.

By far the best though, was the guy with the wings. They laid flat against his back, and he had a lever or pull cord or something that made them flip up:


DJ Gopher did the music, and was wonderful as always. The Illuminari bellydance group performed to Abney Park and a couple others I didn't recognize:


And you know that Gangnam Style song? Holy cow did people get into that song - there was even the two guys doing the elevator scene pose. There was the traditional Rasputin dance, as well as the Da Da Slide - both always fun.

And the raffles - I won two! One basket with a mug, some chocolates and a copy of The Mammoth Book of Steampunk:


And then I won one of the two Grand Prizes. I saw it on the table and I was like, OMG, that is so ridiculous (ridiculously awesome!) - my husband would kill me if I brought that home.


Now, look at that, and imagine if you will, that puppy is just under SIX FEET LONG! I'm five foot three. The thing is more than half a foot taller than me. Oh man, I got looks on the bus on the way home!

Thanks go out to Diana Ped and the other folks of the Temporal Airship Beagle, who organized the event, and to everyone who donated prizes. Also, compliments to the artisan who made the giant gun. I'll have more pictures of me with it later. I have named it "Ishmael." It's for hunting sky whales.

Needless to say, I will be making every effort to make it to their next event, whenever that is.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Book Review:The Map of Time








The Map of Time was first published in Spain in 2008. It was translated into English and has gone on to become an international best seller. The description of Mr. Palma’s Map of Time on Amazon is as follows:



“Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple-play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and thereby save the lives of an aristocrat in love with a murdered prostitute from the past; of a woman bent on fleeing the strictures of Victorian society; and of his very own wife, who may have become a pawn in a 4th-dimensional plot to murder the authors of Dracula, The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, in order to alter their identities and steal their fictional creations.”



I was drawn to The Map of Time in the bookstore before I knew exactly what it was about. The cover just looked so magical and promising. Sadly, I’m not a huge time travel fan, which certainly has colored my opinion on this particular novel. I’m warning you, you will want to limber up your brain before you start this one. Do a few mental push ups and bicep curls, because this isn't light reading.



What I Liked About it:

Palma is, without a doubt, a talented writer. His skillful prose and commitment to research shines through, and any steampunk will find themselves delighted with all the little Victorian details in the story, everything from tidbits about way of life, to details about the Jack the Ripper murders. He writes the character of HG Wells very well, and you get to like Wells in spite of his character flaws (because of his flaws and hesitations he becomes real). Palma weaves a complex trifecta of plots and manages to tie them in together, despite how impossible it seems.



What I Didn't Like About it:

As I mentioned before, this is no light read. At times I found myself scratching my head, or putting the book down in frustration, because I kept asking myself “Where is this going?” There are essentially three different stories that go on in this book, three that seem completely unattached to one another. I felt sort of like the plot was yanking me around, like I needed a road map to keep up with the Map of Time (har, har). Eventually things do come together, but some people might find some of the turning points that this complex plot hinges on, to be a bit ridiculous, or unbelievable.


The narrative is in the Victorian style of fiction, which may bother some people. Personally, I find it irritating when the author breaks the fourth wall, and Palmer smashes it with a sledge hammer. I found myself jerked out of the story each time he did it, and I found some of the time it was to explain something he shouldn't have had to. Don’t get me wrong, I realize that a lot of it is tongue in cheek, and meant to be fun and quirky, but I found it took away from the story itself. The veil between the author’s personal thoughts and the character’s is very thin at times.



In Conclusion:

Would I recommend Map of Time for steampunk reading? Absolutely. The detailed descriptions of Victorian life and sensibilities are a delight to read, and it’s a very entertaining adventure. If you love intricate plots, time travel, ripper lore, tragic love and complex mysteries then you should certainly give this one a read.



Rating:

Five out of ten octopus legs (picture of cute octopus missing several limbs coming soon).


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book Review, The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

Watch this...
 
If the video doesn't make you want to read this book then I hope my glowing recommendation does. This has to be hands down one of my favorite books. The author does an amazing job of dragging all your senses into the reading experience, she paints such unique pictures that stay with you long after you close the book AND, that's right there's even an and, and there are clocks, loads and loads of clocks! I give this book a...
The only reason this doesn't get a 12:00 is because I felt the relationship between the two lovers was  at times slow, then suddenly jumped into full gear. I think the author spent more time developing her world, which is so amazingly done. But could have spent more time on the romance. But that's just me, I'm a hopeless romantic.

Clockpunk highlights; For starters there is a lot of black and white! So I would be amiss to not give her praises there. If you don't know what I'm talking about, read this post. And the clockwork, is so stunning and creative, if you love clocks like me, you won't want it to end. I would even venture to say, that those who don't love clocks will find a new appreciation for them after this book! To date The Night Circus is the closest to Clockpunk values and imagination I have read. I strongly suggest you read The Night Circus...

...In fact, I want to help one lucky reader do just that. If you are interested in reading the book leave me a message on the bottom of this post. At the end of the month I will give one of you a copy of this book! That's how much I love it!

                                 -Rebecca Sky, the Clockpunkette!




Sunday, September 16, 2012

Prize WINNERS!







Announcing the PRIZES!

Drum roll please!



And the winner of the gear and feather earrings is....

Clementine Dahling



 The winner of the key chain is.....
JAGGER1L

                        The winner of the dieselpunk book of their choice is.....

JEN M

 

 




Congratulations! You have two weeks to claim your prize. Stay tuned for more draws this week! And remember, if you want to be entered to win something in particular, don't forget to comment on the blog prize posts and tell us what you'd like to win HERE and HERE

Sunday, September 9, 2012

MORE GRAND PRIZES!



More Steamtastic Prizes!


6.GEAR AND FEATHER EARRINGS- Hand-crafted, one of a kind gear and feather earrings.




7. SOULLESS or WHITECHAPEL GODS-Your Choice of Whitechapel Gods byS.M Peters, or Gail Carriger's Soulless.





Don't forget to check out the first batch of prizes HERE. Remember, all you have to do to win a prize is follow the Punkettes blog and comment below on the prize you'd like to win! Don't forget to check back soon, the first draw will be September 15th!