Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Excerpt & Giveaway: Revenge of the Mad Scientist by Lara Nance


Revenge of the Mad Scientist by Lara Nance ~
 When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval.

Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and halt the potential world war.

But airship pirates, secret assassins and slave traders aren’t her only trials. The fickle hand of fate has made the captain of the only airship available for charter, the man who left her at the altar. For eight years she's wished him dead. Now he's her only hope.
Genre: Steampunk, Romance, Mystery
Format: ebook, paperback
Length: 545 KB, 268 pages
Release Date: August 13, 2012
Buy Links:  Amazon  Barnes & Noble

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 About the author: 


Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of imagination.

If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you've come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales, to paranormal romance and adventure, she's willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.






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 Excerpt

Another scream sounded and then another. A group of people blocked her view and she didn’t hesitate in pushing them aside. She gasped when she reached a body sprawled on the floor and noted a trail of red blood tracking from a side room. She recognized the injured man as Conrad Bellows, her father’s assistant. Horrified, her champagne glass slipped from her fingers and shattered on the marble.

She pushed another man out of her way. What the hell was wrong with everyone standing around like statues while a man needed help? She knelt at Conrad's side. A knife protruded from his back but when she put her fingers on his neck she found him still alive, thank God. He struggled to his side and blinked as he looked up at her.

“Gone,” he whispered. “So…sorry, My Lady…gone.”

“Who is gone, Conrad?” She put a hand on his shoulder as panic shot through her.

“You’re, fa, fa, father…they took him.”

“What? Who took him?”
 

“Ahh, all in black, don’t know…” He closed his eyes and then slumped on the floor, unconscious.

Belle sucked in a sharp breath. She jumped to her feet and spun around. “Someone call for a doctor and help Mr. Bellows. Where’s my father?”


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Lara will be awarding an autographed original map of Arabella's steampunk world to a randomly drawn commenter at each tour stop, and a $50 Amazon gift card and an original steampunk necklace to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Grand Prize Necklace

If people sign up for her newsletter on her website from Jan 29 - Feb 3, they will be entered for an autographed copy of her book as well as an original steampunk necklace.

Newsletter Sign Up Prize

Follow the tour - http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/12/virtual-super-book-blast-revenge-of-mad.html

17 comments:

  1. The blurb sounds great, I'm looking forward to read more!

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

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  2. Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read! =)
    Happy Tuesday!
    //Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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  3. Wonderful excerpt, the title alone had me in anticipation of a great read, I'm going to love reading this one! :)

    lyra.lucky7(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. Thanks for hosting me!! I hope you guys enjoy the book. It's FREE today on Amazon kindle!! Lara XOXOX
    http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Mad-Scientist-Book-ebook/dp/B008XJ8LJ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1359470095&sr=1-1&keywords=revenge+of+the+mad+scientist

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  5. Great and exciting excerpt. This sounds like an awesome story.

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  6. Yay, thank you, I'm off to pick it up, I wanted anyway, because it sounded fantastic :)

    anzuazura(at)yahoo(dot)de

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  7. Thanks for hosting me today! I hope you all love this story. You can actually download it FREE today and tomorrow if you have a Kindle app. Enjoy!!! XOXOX Lara

    http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Mad-Scientist-Book-ebook/dp/B008XJ8LJ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1359479936&sr=1-1&keywords=revenge+of+the+mad+scientist

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  8. Thank you for the vivid excerpt and for making the story free on this day, I'm glad I picked it up!

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

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  9. Wonderful excerpt, I love a story full of suspence, always exiting to discover something new to read!Thank you for making the giveaway open for international readers as well!

    emiliana25(At)web(Dot)de

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  10. Thanks for having me today! Hope ya'll enjoy this adventure! XOXOXO Lara

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    1. Lara, my pleasure. I downloaded the book as it sounds so interesting.

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  11. How unusual...Living on a sailboat! You sound like a very interesting person. Your book sounds intriguing, too.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  12. Sounds like a nice read.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. All of the excerpts for the tour have been great. Thanks for the free DL! Looking forward to reading it.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  14. Wow this looks really interesting - I love steampunk! Thanks for the excerpt! :-)

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  15. Wow, this book sounds great. I love hearing about new steampunk books.

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