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Friday, 27 November 2015

☀ Steamborn: Steamborn [1] - Eric R. Asher

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Steamborn, a Young Adult Steampunk novel by (19 November 2015, exclusively on iBooks; available on all other platforms on , Eric R. Asher, 325 pages).

This is the first book in the Steamborn series.

**Grab your copy for only .99 from iBooks or Smashwords (epub or kindle) until 1 December 2015**

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details about the next two books in the series.  Read the first 20% on epub or Kindle with Smashwords.

Author Eric R. Asher will be awarding one ecopy of the book to one of our readers, and five paperback copies to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

Jacob, a tinker’s apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy.

A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob’s closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city’s elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.

Teaser: Excerpt

     They waited a minute in the wind and silence at the top of the wall. Another gust of wind caught the old man’s beard, and the largest grin Jacob had ever seen on Charles’s face lifted his beard even higher.
     “Ready?”
     Jacob nodded. He put one foot up on the rampart and then stepped backwards, shaking his head. He took a deep breath.
     “Go, go, go!” Charles said.
     Jacob hopped up onto the ramparts and shouted, “Cock-a-doodle-doo!” He launched himself into the air before he could decide it might not be such a good idea. Jacob tilted forward slightly as the earth fell away beneath him. The cold, solid stone no longer held his weight, and he screamed in pure joy as his heart dropped into his stomach.
     “Now!” he heard Charles shout from above him.
     Jacob pulled the lever. He felt the backpack shift when the leathery wings snapped out and stretched to their full span. The brackets shook as they locked into place, and a gust of wind caused Jacob to tilt to the north when he meant to go south. He slid his arms up into the loops on the wings and carefully tilted them, changing his flight path over the streets below.
     Jacob turned his arms, and the next gust of wind took him higher. He heard his name, only a distant shout. Far below him someone waved, and then the faces on the street all turned up to see what Samuel was yelling at. Jacob laughed and pulled the wings in, diving closer to the astonished crowd below. He spread his arms and twisted, soaring around the chimney of one of the highest roofs in the Highlands as he angled for the gatehouse.
     “Come down farther!”
     Jacob barely heard the words over the howl of the wind, but he saw Samuel running along the ground beneath him, diving and weaving through the crowds. The switches in Jacob’s wings whirred and clicked as he dropped his altitude low enough that he could touch the roof of every home he soared past. Jacob streaked into the courtyard.
     “Clear the way!” Samuel shouted.

Steamborn
Only .99 until 1 December 2015

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The Series: Steamborn

Steamforged | Steamsworn |

Click on the book cover to find the book on Smashwords.

Steamforged [2]

Exclusive iBooks release date of January 19th, 2016. Pre-order now!

Release on all other platforms on February 2nd, 2016.

There are old wounds in the forgotten places of the world, and some are soaked in blood.

Jacob and his allies flee into the Deadlands after the fall of Ancora. Charles, the enigmatic smith, hopes to find answers in the desert city of Bollwerk that could prevent a war.

Their enemies are many, and here Jacob will learn the cost of life in the Deadlands.

[Published 19 January 2016 iBooks only; 2 February 2016, ### pages]

Steamsworn [3]

Exclusive iBooks release date of March 22nd, 2016.  Pre-order now!

Release on all other platforms on April 5th, 2016.

The world dies in war only to be reborn. It is the way of things, and always will be.

Forged in the Deadlands crucible, and armed with the knowledge of their true enemy, Jacob, Alice, and their allies bring the fight back to Ancora. They'll liberate their homeland, or die trying.

The wounds cut deep in their darkest hour, but in the end, vengeance will light their path. [Published 22 March 2016 iBooks only; 5 April 2016, ### pages]

About the Author

Eric is a former bookseller, guitarist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri.

A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age.

When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.

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