April 14, 2013
August 11, 2011
Genesis of an Iron Angel
Book One of the Iron Angel Series
by Robert C. Roman
A tightly written steampunk tale
Well-defined lead characters
An occasional bit of head-hopping
I would prefer a bit more world-building
I’m reading an action-packed television thriller! That thought occurred to me about half way into Bob Roman’s new tale.
Don’t get me wrong now, I know that a lot of stories start out with instant adrenaline and impossible situations, but very few are able to sustain the rush and still maintain the reader’s interest. The Strange Fate of Capricious Jones is one of them.
The first few paragraphs established an exciting scene with a strong female character. Then, the scene shifted to another classic lady. This time, she’s somewhere in the middle of the sort of first world war where legendary heroes fight alongside semi-autonomous mechanised warriors.
After reading The Strange Fate of Capricious Jones, I found myself going back the following day to reread some of the scenes just for the marvellous imagery. Steampunk, dieselpunk and alternate history cosplayers will find plenty of fodder for their creations in this series.
Don’t worry. I’ll not provide any spoilers, but this tale is pure steampunk crunchy with a side order of subtle horror. Read it. Roll in it. Relish the colours and textures and take heart that the sequel is already out. I’m treating myself to book two of the Iron Angel, this coming weekend.
Thank you Robert C. Roman, for a fine ride!
March 31, 2011
October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 27th is the Grand Opening of Captiva Press!
The whole gang is going to be celebrating with an all-day party at The Haunt at PNR. The following is from their homepage:
“Pull up a chair and enjoy a chat with your favorite authors and publishers of the hot and scary variety. If you love the Paranormal then this is the place to be.”
We will be having a series of contests and there will be a lot of fantastic prizes. I’ll be giving away a free copy of my steampunk/dieselpunk romantic adventure novel, Crazy Taylor!
It should be a blast! I’ll be looking forward to questions from readers, editors and other authors.
See ya there!
September 15, 2010
This past weekend was great!
I spent most of both Friday and Saturday at the very first Intervention graphic art and comic convention in Rockville, Maryland. If you’re not from the area, it’s a suburb of Washington, DC.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing short video interviews with some really creative and talented people.
In the meantime, here are the still images from Intervention!
July 1, 2010
Airships…intrigue…adventure! Just another day in the life of Crazy Taylor.
Taylor Morgan is her father’s daughter. Adventurous and obsessed with flying from an early age, she never imagines she’ll find herself helping shape the course of WWII for the Allied forces. Can romance fly in the face of war, or will Nazi forces, a determined spy, and disgruntled government wonks ground “Crazy Taylor” and her Circus?
Contains romance, action, airships, and adventure!