Friday, December 13, 2013

Steampunk + Bollywood = Bollypunk fun

I have read three books by Susan Kaye Quinn, and am eager to start my fourth: Third Daughter. There are only a handful of authors that I follow and snap up their books as soon as they come out; Susan's one of them. And steampunk India?  An irresistible combination. 

Here's some more info on Third Daughter and some unusual and fun prizes:

Third Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn
(The Dharian Affairs Trilogy #1)
Publication date: December 13th 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk

The Third Daughter of the Queen wants her birthday to arrive so she’ll be free to marry for love, but rumors of a new flying weapon may force her to accept a barbarian prince’s proposal for a peace-brokering marriage. Desperate to marry the charming courtesan she loves, Aniri agrees to the prince’s proposal as a subterfuge in order to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love.

Third Daughter is the first book in The Dharian Affairs Trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance takes place in an east-indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue. And, of course, kissing.


Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. Her teachers pretended not to notice and only confiscated her stories a couple times.

Susan left writing behind to pursue a bunch of engineering degrees, but she was drawn back to writing by an irresistible urge to share her stories with her niece, her kids, and all the wonderful friends she’s met along the way.

She doesn’t have to sneak her notes anymore, which is too bad.

Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as a much as she can handle.
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  1. Steampunk?! In Bollywood?! This sounds amazing. And I love how creative this giveaway is!

  2. This book sounds awesome. I'm adding it to my wish list.

  3. I'm also excited to read this!! I really liked the fast paced action in her Open Minds book (mindjack series).

  4. I smell a new sub-genre! ;) Sounds great!



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