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CHASING CHRISTMAS PAST (AN AIRSHIP RACING CHRONICLES PREQUEL) BY MELANIE KARSAK: BOOK REVIEW

Title: Chasing Christmas Past Series: Airship Racing Chronicles Prequel By:   Melanie Karsak ASIN: B00RA6ZA1Q Author’s Website: http://www.melaniekarsak.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra                    Summary:  ***6,000 word short story prequel to The Airship Racing Chronicles*** Christmas Eve 1820. At Rose’s Hopper, a popular London tavern frequented by airship … Continue reading

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THE DASTARDLY MISS LIZZIE (ELECTRIC EMPIRE, BOOK #3) BY VIOLA CARR: BOOK REVIEW

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie Electric Empire, Book #3 By Viola Carr ISBN# 9780062363121 Author Website: Violacarr.com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Dr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers terrorizing the … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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GUNPOWDER ALCHEMY (OPIUM WAR, BOOK #1) BY JEANNIE LIN: BOOK REVIEW

  Gunpowder Alchemy Opium War, Book #1 By Jeannie Lin Author’s website: http://www.jeannielin.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Adelynne   Synopsis: Since her father’s execution eight years ago, Jin Soling kept her family from falling into poverty. But her meager savings are running out, leaving her with no choice … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE (ELECTRIC EMPIRE, BOOK #1) BY VIOLA CARR: BOOK REVIEW

    The Diabolical Miss Hyde Electric Empire #1 By Viola Carr ISBN# 9780062363091 Author’s Website:  http://www.violacarr.com  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Beware of mild spoilers Synopsis: Magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy retelling of the classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde–in which … Continue reading

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THE TIME ROADS BY BETH BERNOBICH: BOOK REVIEW

    The Time Roads By Beth Bernobich ISBN# 9780765331250 Author’s Website:  http://www.beth-bernobich.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of time travel, and alternate Earth stories; and of Steampunk literature and temporal mathematics specifically. It was a delightful and pleasant … Continue reading

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THE BULLET CATCHER’S DAUGHTER (THE FALL OF THE GAS-LIT EMPIRE, BOOK #1) BY ROD DUNCAN: BOOK REVIEW

  The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, Book 1 By Rod Duncan ISBN: 9780857665300 Author’s Website:  http://www.rodduncan.co.uk/index.html Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele *Spoilers*  Synopsis: Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life—as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the … Continue reading

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THE SHADOW MASTER BY CRAIG CORMICK: BOOK REVIEW

The Shadow Master By Craig Cormick ISBN# 9780857665140 Author’s Website: http://craigcormick.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Summary: In a land riven with plague, in the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control – the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist … Continue reading

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THE KINGMAKERS (VAMPIRE EMPIRE, BOOK #3) BY CLAY & SUSAN GRIFFITH: BOOK REVIEW

  The Kingmakers Vampire Empire Book #3 By Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith  ISBN# 978-1616146740 Author’s Website: http://clayandsusangriffith.blogspot.com/  Brought to you by guest reviewer Erin Summary: A war to the death. Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord … Continue reading

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THE RAVENS OF SOLEMANO OR THE ORDER OF THE MYSTERIOUS MEN IN BLACK (THE YOUNG INVENTORS GUILD, BOOK #2) BY EDEN UNGER BOWDITCH: BOOK REVIEW

The Ravens Of Solemano or The Order of The Mysterious Men in Black The Young Inventors Guild, Book #2 By Eden Unger Bowditch ISBN# 9781610881043 http://www.younginventorsguild.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Monica  *Beware of possible Spoilers* Synopsis: It has been mere days since the brilliant children of the Young … Continue reading

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MUNDUS CERIALIS (SPACE: 1889 & BEYOND SEASON 2, BOOK #2) BY SHARON BIDWELL: BOOK REVIEW

Mundus Cerialis  Space: 1889 & Beyond: Season 2 Book #2 By Sharon Bidwell & Andy Frankham-Allen ISBN# 9781611874938 Author’s Website:  http://www.sharonbidwell.co.uk/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy Synopsis: The Heart, a mysterious ancient life form around which the Earth’s moon was shaped, contains the secrets of the ages. Secrets it … Continue reading

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BRONZE GODS (APPARATUS INFERNUM, BOOK #1) BY A.A. AGUIRRE: BOOK REVIEW

Bronze Gods Apparatus Infernum, Book #1) By A.A. Aguirre ISBN# 9780425258194 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy Synopsis: Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be. Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers. The native fae who … Continue reading

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EMILIE AND THE HOLLOW WORLD BY MARTHA WELLS: BOOK REVIEW

Emilie and the Hollow World By Martha Wells ISBN# 9781908844491  Author’s Website:  http://www.marthawells.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Marie-Reine *Beware of possible Spoilers* After running away from her aunt and uncle’s constant disapproval, Emilie attempts to stow away on a steamer, the Merry Bell, to make her way to … Continue reading

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CHANGELESS (PARASOL PROTECTORATE, BOOK #2) BY GAIL CARRIGER: BOOK REVIEW

Changeless Parasol Protectorate, Book #2 By Gail Carriger ISBN# 9780316074148 Author’s Website:   http://gailcarriger.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Alexia is back in the second installment of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series.  And in this book she wakes from a blissful sleep to hear her husband, Lord Conall Maccon … Continue reading

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THE RIFT WALKER (VAMPIRE EMPIRE, BOOK #2) BY CLAY & SUSAN GRIFFITH: BOOK REVIEW

     The Rift Walker Vampire Empire, Book #2 By Clay and Susan Griffith ISBN # 978-1-61614-523-1 http://clayandsusangriffith.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by guest reviewer Erin Synopsis: Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies stand on the brink of war … Continue reading

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PHOENIX RISING (MINISTRY OF PECULIAR OCCURRENCES, BOOK #1) BY PHILIPPA BALLANTINE & TEE MORRIS: BOOK REVIEW

   Phoenix Rising Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Book #1 By Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris ISBN#  9780062049766 Author’s Website:  http://www.pjballantine.com/ Review brought to you by Verushka Steampunk is not my first choice of genres, with Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate ‘Soulless’ being my first introduction to it. So, a steampunk novel is … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: STEAMPUNK EDITION

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger $1.99 (TODAY ONLY) Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social … Continue reading

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THE BOOKMAN (THE BOOKMAN HISTORIES/LES LEZARDS, BOOK #1) BY LAVIE TIDHAR: BOOK REVIEW

Lavie Tidhar The Bookman The Bookman Histories/Les Lézards, Book #1   Review Brought to you by OBS Staff member Erin Summary: When his beloved is killed in a terrorist atrocity committed by the sinister Bookman, young poet Orphan becomes enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies. His quest to … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UK SCI-FI EDITION

Since e-books are dependent on IP address location, we have some UK specific affordable e-books today! I have to say, I’m really jealous that such awesome books are only available in the UK! We’ll have more UK e-books on the 18th, so definitely check back! How to Live Safely in … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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LUC BESSON’S NEW STEAMPUNK EPIC ‘THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC’

via Nerdreactor “The year is 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec, an intrepid young reporter, will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile, in Paris, it’s panic stations! A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg on a shelf in the … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB 21ST: KIM HARRISON, I AM NUMBER 4, GIRLS LOVE SCI FI, VAMPIRES, AND MUCH MORE

Six Questions with Kim Harrison via Borders Are you excited about the newest book? What did you think of the interview? Family Film Guide: How to Read ‘I Am Number Four’ With Your Kids via MovieFone Did you read I Am Number Four? Are you looking forward to the movie? … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR FEB. 16TH: TOLKIEN RE-TELLING, ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE, AND MORE

Lord of the Rings reworking a hit with fans, but not Tolkien estate via The Guardian “The Last Ring-Bearer, by palaeontologist Kirill Yeskov, retells Tolkien’s epic story from the perspective of the region of Mordor, from where Sauron, the Dark Lord, waged war on the free peoples of Middle Earth … Continue reading

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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB. 8TH: LOVE TRIANGLES, CYBERPUNK, STEAMPUNK, RACHEL COHN, AND PROPHETIC SCI FI

10 Bizarre Love Triangles in Science Fiction and Fantasy via io9 “[S]cience fiction and fantasy have given us plenty [of] freaky love triangles — here are 10…contenders.” Here Comes Trouble: Tor Books Unearths Lambda Literary Award Winning Cyberpunk Masterwork via Barnes and Noble I’m not as familiar with Cyberpunk as … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS HOT LINKS FOR JAN 19: THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IN IT, LEVIATHAN, JANE TRUE SAGA & MORE

What’s new in Book News Hot Links today…let’s find out. – Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the television show The Big Bang Theory explains physics as “the study of the universe and everything in it.  tor – Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Suvudu. … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: THE INFERNAL DEVICES #1: CLOCKWORK ANGEL BY CASSANDRA CLARE

Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare brought to you by OBS Staffer Hutchxx When sixteen-year-old Tessa Grey arrives in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DECEMBER 9TH: YA TRENDS, VAMPIRE ACADEMY VS TWILIGHT, CONTEST, SCIENCE IN SCI FI, AND MUCH MORE

Scholastic Experts Issue List of ‘Ten Trends in Children’s Books from 2010’ via PR News Wire Scholastic, the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, today released a list of 10 Trends in Children’s Books from 2010. The list was compiled by editors from Scholastic, including children’s literature experts from … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 12TH: THE LOOKING GLASS CLUB, STEAMPUNK, ANTI-HEROES, RAPE IN FANTASY FICTION

“The Looking Glass Club” — An Addictive New Thriller Now Available via PR Web A new Sci-Fi thriller entitled “The Looking Glass Club” has just hit the North American market, and is currently available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com, where both hardcopy and electronic copies are offered. The book, … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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STEAMPUNK MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER?

In Defense of Steampunk Via: Io9 A while back, Charles Stross published a spirited critique of steampunk, saying “there’s too much of it” and it’s suffering from “second artist effect.” Now Aurorarama author Jean-Christophe Valtat explains why steampunk and “Teslapop” are more relevant than ever. Talk about bad timing for … Continue reading

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BOOKS NEWS FOR NOV 6 PART ONE: LIT LISTS, HOW VIDEO GAMES AFFECT WRITING AND MORE

Source: litlists LIT LISTS: TOP 10 SUPERNATURAL FAMILIES Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in cognitive … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR NOV 6TH: WATCH SYFYS NEW STEAMPUNK SERIES

Watch A New Episode Of Syfy’s Steampunk Series Via: Blastr This post is a Syfy promotion for the steampunk digital series Riese: Kingdom Falling. It’s Thursday, and that means you can catch a new episode of Riese: Kingdom Falling, the award-winning steampunk digital series narrated by Amanda Tapping, at Syfy.com. … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 1ST: WORLD FANTASY WINNERS, A HALF MADE WORLD, NATIVE STAR, RIYRIA REVELATIONS, LITERARY SFF, AND MUCH MORE

Announcing the 2010 World Fantasy Award Winners! via Tor The World Fantasy Awards have been given annually since 1975, to fantasy authors the world over, and are announced every year, appropriately, at the World Fantasy Awards Convention, which is being held in Columbus, Ohio this year. NOVEL WINNER: The City & … Continue reading

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