Welcome to my tour stop for Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy. This is the second book in the Shadows of Asphodel series. This is a new adult dieselpunk romance and is now available! The tour runs August 11-22 with reviews, interviews & a few guest posts. Check out the tour page for the schedule and more information.
Storms of Lazarus (Shadows of Asphodel #2)
Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn’t enough.
1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.
In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he’s tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she’s terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?
I will admit, I do have useful boards on Pinterest. Like my Dieselpunkboard ,where I collect photos of zeppelins, Tesla’s inventions, aviatrices, badass Russian women snipers, and anything else I feel fits the dieselpunk genre.
For Storms of Lazarus, I made a Storms of Lazarusboard where I pinned ideas and inspirations for the book while I was writing it. Everything from photos of ravens to airships to hot guys who look like Wendel.
But then I have boards like Faces, which is comprised of character inspirations. That means there are a lot of hot guys. Not the hot guys who look like Wendel, though, since there’s a separate Wendelboard. I have a board for each of my main characters, in fact, which really helps me solidify their image in my mind while I’m writing.
My Pinterest also has some heavy-duty research boards like Prussia. Wendel comes from Königsberg, Prussia, so this board has photos of Königsberg Castle and the city itself before it was destroyed in World War II. And there’s a selection of real Princes of Prussia, like Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, who won a bronze medal for equestrian team jumping in the Olympics, joined World War I as a fighter pilot, and was shot down on his birthday.
If you poke around, you might stumble upon a certain The Clockwork Menagerieboard and wonder what that’s all about. If you have already read Storms of Lazarus you might have your theories. I’ll tell you that it’s a novella from a certain archmage’s POV, and you can guess the rest.
About the Author:
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.