For as long as she can remember, Bethany Swafford has loved reading books. That love of words extended to writing as she grew older and when it became more difficult to find a ‘clean’ book, she determined to write her own. Among her favorite authors is Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.
The anthology Mechanized Masterpieces is surprisingly nice if you like the steampunk genre. Also it is more of a spooky flavor, as in I think it would have been awesome to release it in October, giving chills to those looking for a bit of spookiness in their lives. That is the flavor I felt throughout the book. It has interesting stories styled after other long time favorites but at the same time unique in their theme and presentation.
His Frozen Heart by Aaron; Belinda Sikes Styled after A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Tropical of Cancer by Neve Talbot is styled after Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Sense and Cyborgs by Anika Arrington Styled after Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Micawber and Copperfield by David W. Wilkin Styled after David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Little Boiler Girl by Scott William Taylor Styled after Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
The Clockwork Ballet by M. K. Wiseman Styled after The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Our Man Fred by A.F. Stewart Styled after A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Lavenza or the Modern Galatea by Alyson Grauer Styled after Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary W. Shelley
Anika Arrington, Alyson Grauer, Aaron; Belinda Sikes, A.F. Stewart, Scott William Taylor, Neve Talbot, M. K. Wiseman, David W. Wilkin did a great job in these tales. The Mechanized Masterpieces will keep you entertain for a long while. YA and Adults will love it.
Today we have Luisa Perkins who will tell us about her new book “Dispirited” published by Zarahemla Books.
First of all, what’s Dispirited about?
A boy named Blake teaches himself how to get out of his body in order to go looking for the spirit of his dead mother. One night when he comes home, he finds that another being has taken over his body in his absence. (more…)