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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Spotlight: A Clockwork Christmas Authors

Roderick Coddington, Professor of Vengeance
Stacy Gail

I’d like to introduce CRIME WAVE IN A CORSET's hero, Roderick Coddington, by answering a few questions about him and
his favorite (albeit deadly) invention.

WHO: Roderick Coddington is an
Engineering Professor at Cambridge University.  He is a mechanical
genius, especially when it comes to inventing his own never-before-seen
devices.  His favorite device: a perpetual-motion timepiece that
masquerades as a wristlet, but in fact is a timer counting down to midnight,
Christmas morning.  Once zero-hour is struck, it won’t be just
peace on earth.  It’ll be death for the wearer.

WHY: There’s only one reason Roderick
would create such a deadly device—revenge.  Six months earlier, a
Faberge egg was stolen from his dying sister.  The only thought he
has is to get that egg back, and the key to making that happen is getting to
the thief who stole it in the first place—the ever-elusive Cornelia
Peabody.  Getting Cornelia to steal back the egg would be a virtual
impossibility unless she had proper motivation.  And that leads to…

WHEN: Midnight, Christmas morning is
zero-hour for the timepiece.  Once Roderick manages to lock his
diabolical device onto Cornelia’s wrist, he believes he is in complete control
of the situation.  Little does he know that the heart is the one
thing that can’t be mechanically manipulated to do his bidding.

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Boston, Massachusetts—December, 1899

Roderick Coddington is on a mission to
make Cornelia Peabody pay. After identifying her as the thief who stole a
priceless Faberge egg from his dying sister, he finds her and shackles a deadly
timepiece to her arm. If she doesn’t return the egg by Christmas morning, she
will die.

Normally seven days is more than enough
time for Cornelia to carry out the perfect crime, but Roderick’s intrusion into
her life is beyond distracting. He challenges her mind, and ignites her body
with desire she’s never felt before. But worst of all, he threatens the
independence she values above all else…

As Roderick spends time with Cornelia,
he realizes there’s a lonely soul hidden beneath her beautiful but criminal
veneer.  Falling for a thief wasn’t part of Roderick’s plan, but
plans can change and he has no intention of letting another priceless treasure
get away from him.

We Wish You a Steampunk Christmas

Changed forever after tragedy, a woman
must draw strength from her husband's love. A man learns that love isn't always
what you expect. A thief steals the heart of a vengeful professor. And an
American inventor finds love Down Under. Enjoy Victorian Christmas with a
clockwork twist in these four steampunk novellas.

Anthology includes:

"Crime Wave in a Corset" by
Stacy Gail

"This Winter Heart" by PG

"Wanted: One Scoundrel" by
Jenny Schwartz

"Far From Broken" by JK Coi

Stories also available for purchase


A competitive figure skater from the age
of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time.
By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a
figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance
writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice
with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary
to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.

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Dawn said...

I love the storyline for this book. Sounds like a "can't put down" kinda book.

Stacy Gail said...
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Stacy Gail said...

Heehee, I hope so! I had crazy amounts of fun writing Cornelia's and Roderick's story. Oh, and if you have the theme for "Mission: Impossible" running through your mind while reading, it could mean you're psychic! That's what I had playing when I wrote most of this, heh. ^_^