Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Once Upon a Clockwork Tale Blog Tour!

Well it is finally happening. Once Upon a Clockwork Tale will be published on June 1st. This anthology of classic fairy tales given the steampunk treatment is brought to you by the good folks at Echelon Press. There are four stories, including "The Enchanted Bean" written by me. Here are the descriptions below:
"Wings" by Ella Grey 
Born into a world where the fairer sex hides coyly behind fans, Winifred is nowhere near the stereotype. She is fearless and passionate about her father’s scientific work. When the King summons him, Winifred is worried. The arrival of her six brothers and the mysterious Amelia and her silent brother offers distraction, but Winifred's entire world is about to change beyond recognition and it’s up to her to save everyone she loves. 
"Hands and Grater" by Robin Wyatt Dunn 
Hands and Grater don't understand their mother's unique love for them. For how much love can a machine truly give? As Grimm originally intended, this is a bildungsroman, a tale of two young people coming of age in a time and place filled with danger and joy. The time has come for brother and sister to leave the nest, and learn their true nature, and the nature of their mother. 
"Bitter Cold" by Kat French 
Childhood friends, Kit and Greta, live in an extraordinary place powered by alchemical magic and mechanical wonders. Just when life might offer him favors, Kit is captured by the Snow Queen, a ruthless industrialist, bent on developing her Eternity Engine. Greta must risk everything to save Kit. Can a stubborn young lady best the most powerful woman in the world, with a little alchemy, a lot of luck, and a clockwork reindeer? 
"The Enchanted Bean" by Matt Mitrovich 
How do you reach a fabled land of giants without any magic beans? Build an airship, of course. A British adventurer takes to the skies seeking wealth and glory, instead he finds ancient gods ruling an oppressive flying kingdom. With the help of their allies, these former masters of men want to replant the World Tree and rebuild their war machines. To stop the sky from falling, our hero will have to do more than chop down a beanstalk.
To promote the release of the anthology, I am going on a blog tour. If you are interested in receiving a review copy or hosting a guest blog/interview contact me at ahwupdate at gmail dot com. Current we only have e-book versions of Clockwork Tale for review.

Next week on The Update I am going to be posting interviews from the other authors on the anthology. You can also find upcoming guest blogs, interviews, reviews and more on:
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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. His new story "The Enchanted Bean" is coming out on June 1st in Once Upon a Clockwork Tale from Echelon Press. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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