Birthday Celebration & Giveaway: Clockwork Menagerie (Shadows of Asphodel #2.5) by Karen Kincy

Posted September 1, 2015 by Melissa in Book promo, Giveaway | 10 Comments

Birthday Celebration & Giveaway: Clockwork Menagerie (Shadows of Asphodel #2.5) by Karen Kincy

I’ve really been enjoying the Shadows of Asphodel Series! And can’t wait to read Clockwork Menagerie. Check out my reviews of the 1st two books by clicking on their covers!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to—

Happy Birthday!
Karen Kincy

 

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to—

Oh, wait, I’m sharing my birthday? Right! This September 1st means I get one more year and one
more book. Clockwork Menagerie, a companion novella to my Shadows of Asphodel series, comes out today. The story follows the archmage Konstantin into Russia during the bitter winter of 1914. If you know Konstantin, you won’t be surprised when he gets into trouble with technomancy, clockwork beasts, and a certain handsome airship captain.

Since today happens to be a double birthday, we need cake. Myself, I’m partial to chocolate mint cake with a rich glaze, which my mom bakes upon request. Konstantin, on the other hand, lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He loves the famous sachertorte, chocolate filled with apricot, though he’s secretly the most fond of strawberry torte for his birthday cake.

Who doesn’t love birthday presents? Konstantin daydreams about all the mechanical trinkets and upgrades he could acquire for his laboratory. He hopes that someone will research the latest in technomancy equipment and buy him something cutting edge and dangerous. Though sadly none
of his friends will buy him a gift that might literally blow up in his face.

As for me, I’m pretty bad at guessing about birthday presents. I keep telling people they can always get me more books, but they point to my swaybacked bookshelves and mutter something about me having “too many,” which is obviously impossible. Konstantin would agree with me, though he tends to read more nonfiction than fiction.

When is Konstantin’s birthday? That’s a secret in the books, but I’ll go ahead and tell you it’s February 13. The day before Valentine’s Day, which means blackmail material for more presents. Not that Konstantin would ever do anything so diabolical—he limits his schemes to bigger and better experiments, never mind that they often backfire.

Happy birthday, Clockwork Menagerie, and go party with readers!

About Clockwork Menagerie

Birthday Celebration & Giveaway: Clockwork Menagerie (Shadows of Asphodel #2.5) by Karen KincyTitle: Clockwork Menagerie
Series: Shadows of Asphodel #2.5
Also in Series: Shadows of Asphodel, Storms of Lazarus, Clockwork Menagerie
Author: Karen Kincy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk
Length: 102 Pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon

1914. Konstantin would love to hide in his laboratory and dissect the clockwork dragon captured from Russia, but the Archmages of Vienna have other plans. He finds himself shipped off to St. Petersburg as the scientific attaché to an ambassador. His orders? Look, but don't touch. Of course, he considers this an impossible request with so much enemy technomancy to explore.

To make matters worse, Konstantin has to work with the dashing zeppelin commander Himmel, a man who should also be untouchable. They can't act on the smoldering attraction between them without risking it all. Faced with an illegal relationship and a devious rival technomancer, Konstantin might not return from this mission in Russia without conquering the forbidden.

A companion novella to the Shadows of Asphodel series, from Konstantin's point of view.

GIVEAWAY

Dragon Steampunk Necklace (found here on etsy)

Open to US
Ends Sept. 16th
Prizing is provided by the publisher. Hosts are not responsible. Prize is shipped directly from the etsy seller. If there is an issue a similar item may be used to replace it.

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About Karen Kincy

Karen Kincy

Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

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