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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Super Book Blast & Giveaway: Revenge Of The Mad Scientist by. Lara Nance

Revenge of the Mad Scientist
by Lara Nance


When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval.

Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and halt the potential world war.

But airship pirates, secret assassins and slave traders aren’t her only trials. The fickle hand of fate has made the captain of the only airship available for charter, the man who left her at the altar. For eight years she's wished him dead. Now he's her only hope.


“Benji I have to go after him. I have to find my father. The authorities are off on a wild goose chase and I can’t get to Her Majesty to explain for three days. Time is running out. By the time I get in to see the queen and convince her of the truth, the trail will be cold.”

Benji straightened his collar and cravat. “Then we have no t, t, time to lose.”

Belle stood. “Benji, I can’t take you with me. It wouldn’t be fair to put you in danger. Besides, I’m not really your legal guardian.”

“Blast it all, Belle. I’m seventeen. In a y, y, year I won’t even need a guardian.” He crossed his arms over his chest. “Besides, you c, c, care more about me than my bloody family ever did. You’re going to need my help and I won’t let you g, g, go without me.”

“No need to curse, Benji.” She eyed the stubborn tilt of his chin and the mulish look about his eyes and knew he was right. His fountain of knowledge would be indispensable on this trip. Look how much he had already helped. It might have taken her days to figure out the meaning behind that stickpin. She also knew he would stow away or even follow her if need be. So she might as well keep him with her where she could watch out for him.

She sighed. “Very well. Pack your bags and call us a hack. We’re going to Carabarras.”

 Lara will be awarding an autographed original map of Arabella's steampunk world to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop, and a $50 Amazon gift card and an original steampunk necklace to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Also a steampunk necklace will be awarded to a randomly drawn host.

If people sign up for her newsletter on her website from Jan 29 - Feb 3, they will be entered for an autographed copy of her book as well as an original steampunk necklace.

Host Prize
Newsletter Signup Prize
Grand Prize


Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of imagination.

If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you've come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales, to paranormal romance and adventure, she's willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.

Link to Website: www.laranance.com


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  1. So many elements to enjoy.


  2. Sounds like a great read!

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

  3. Love Steampunk and can´t wait for my chance to read this!
    Happy Tuesday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  4. I love Steampunk as well and the cover is gorgeous! Did you chose it yourself?


    1. Lyra, I actually designed the cover myself. I'm also an artist on the side.... I'm glad you like it! Lara

  5. Just visiting the other stops on this tour to say HI!!

  6. I love discovering new books and authors, thank you for sharing the fantastic excerpt!



    Hi Everyone! My name is Carla and I am Lara Nance's Assistant. She's stuck at work right now with no access to the internet so she asked me to come by and thank everyone for stopping by to check out her post.
    DON'T FORGET - Revenge of the Mad Scientist is FREE at Amazon right now so go grab a copy (link below).

    Lara will be dropping by all of the participating blogs tonight when she gets home from work, so feel free to leave her any questions or comments.

    Enjoy the book.

  8. Thank you for the vivid excerpt and for making the story free on this day, I'm glad I picked it up!

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

  9. It sounds like a very exiting series, thank you for making the first book free!


  10. Ooo I am so excited to see that it's free on amazon right now! I can't wait to read this book, Congratulations on your book tour, and thank you!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  11. Thanks for the nice comments! I hope you all will love this story!!! XOXOXO LAra

  12. Very nice excerpt.


  13. Look awesome!!



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