Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Spotlight: Alexis Hall's Liberty & Other








About Liberty & Other Stories


For the delight and edification of discerning readers, we present diverse stories concerning the lives, histories, and adventures of the crew of the aethership Shadowless.

Lament! as an upstanding clergyman falls into the villainous clutches of a notorious criminal mastermind.

Question your sanity! as a dissolute governess confronts blasphemies from beyond creation.
Wonder! at the journey of the dashing skycaptain Byron Kae across sapphire oceans, through smog-choked streets, and to the depths of the sky itself.

Gasp! at an entirely true and accurately rendered tale of pirates, cavalrymen, aethermancers, scientists, and a power to unmake the world.

Plus, hitherto unseen extracts from the meticulous and illuminating journals of Mrs. Miranda Lovelace, rogue scientist and first of the aethermancers.

This collection contains:
Shackles (A Prosperity Story)
Squamous with a Chance of Rain (A Prosperity Story)
Cloudy Climes and Starless Skies (A Prosperity Story)
Liberty (A Prosperity Story)



About Alexis Hall

Alexis Hall was born in the early 1980s and still thinks the 21st century is the future. To this day, he feels cheated that he lived through a fin de siècle but inexplicably failed to drink a single glass of absinthe, dance with a single courtesan, or stay in a single garret.

He did the Oxbridge thing sometime in the 2000s and failed to learn anything of substance. He has had many jobs, including ice cream maker, fortune teller, lab technician, and professional gambler. He was fired from most of them.

He can neither cook nor sing, but he can handle a 17th century smallsword, punts from the proper end, and knows how to hotwire a car.

He lives in southeast England, with no cats and no children, and fully intends to keep it that way.

Connect with Alexis:
·Website: quicunquevult.com
·Twitter: @quicunquevult


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An instructive story in which vice receives its just reward.

Inspired by true and scandalous tales of the Gaslight aristocracy, we present the most moral and improving tale of Lady Rosamond Wolfram
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Weep, reader, for the plight of our heroine as she descends into piteous ruin in the clutches of the notorious Phlogiston Baron, Anstruther Jones. Witness the horrors of feminine rebellion when this headstrong young lady defies her father, breaks an advantageous engagement, and slips into depravity with a social inferior. Before the last page is turned, you will have seen our heroine molested by carnival folk, snubbed at a dance, and drawn into a sinful ménage a trois by an unrepentant sodomite, the wicked and licentious Lord Mercury.

Reader, take heed. No aspect of our unfortunate heroine’s life, adventures, or conduct is at all admirable, desirable, exciting, thrilling, glamorous, or filled with heady passion and gay romance.




Giveaway

Thanks for following the tour! You can win an ebook copy of a novel of your choice from Alexis Hall's catalog, and a $10 Riptide gift certificate!




All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Please put your email in the body of the comment, not just in email section of the comment form. more chances you have to win the prize!

4 comments:

  1. I'm eagerly, impatiently, undeniably, hopefully waiting for my paperback of Liberty & Other Stories to arrive in my post so I can once again delight in what Alexis Hall has created. The Prosperity books are treasures.

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

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  2. Looking forward to reading this! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I've read & adored everything Alexis has written, always fantastic, up to Cloudy & Liberty in this series.

    I don't get the requirement to provide an email addresses in the body of the comment. This has never been a requirement of any previous blog tour in which I've participated previously. No way on earth I'm making that public, that's just plain crazy & no one should be asking for that.

    I will, however, happily provide my Twitter address, Pam@Peejakers. If I win you can contact me that way & at that time I'll happily provide my email address in a Direct Message.

    Thanks, Pam/Peejakers

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