Release day: Steam Me Up, Rawley
Today is the official release of Steam Me Up, Rawley by Angela Quarles (print and ebook, Unsealed Room Press). Here’s the blurb:
In an alternate Deep South in 1890, society reporter Adele de la Pointe wants to make her own way in the world, despite her family’s pressure to become a society wife. Hoping to ruin herself as a matrimonial prospect, she seizes the opportunity to cover the recent Jack the Ripper-style murders for the newspaper, but her father’s dashing new intern suggests a more terrifying headline—marriage.
Dr. Phillip Rawley’s most daring exploit has been arriving at his new home in America in a hot air balloon. A tolerable sacrifice, if it means he can secure the hand of his new employer’s daughter in a marriage of convenience. But Adele works, she’s spirited, and she has an armored pet monkey running her errands. Not only does she not match his notions of a proper lady, she stirs up feelings he’d rather keep in tight control.
With Adele hunting down a headline and Dr. Rawley trying to protect and pursue her, a serial killer is spreading panic throughout Mobile, Alabama. Can Adele and Rawley find the murderer, face their fears, and discover true love?
Angela dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Steam Me Up, Rawley is book 1 in my new series Mint Julep & Monocle Chronicles. It’s a new adult steampunk romance set in an alternate timeline in the American Deep South. The alternate timeline is a result of the heroine changing the timeline in my time travel romance Must Love Breeches, though you don’t need to read it to read and enjoy Steam Me Up, Rawley.
You can find out more about this book and where to buy it at Angela’s website.