Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SUPER BOOK BLAST: REVENGE OF THE MAD SCIENTIST by Lara Nance


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. 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.



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.

Read an excerpt

“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.”

About the Author:
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.

Find Lara online at

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11 comments:

Ami said...

The book sounds great!

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Linda said...

Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read! =)
Happy Tuesday!
//Linda
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Lyra L7 said...

The excerpts are pretty interesting, I'm going to love reading this one! :)

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Lana A said...

Your book sounds fascinating, how did you come up with the names?
I love discovering new books and authors, thank you for sharing the fantastic excerpt!

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Carla Gallway said...

A MESSAGE FROM LARA NANCE:

Thanks for hosting me today! I hope you all love this story. You can actually download it FREE today and tomorrow if you have a Kindle app. Enjoy!!! XOXOX Lara

http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Mad-Scientist-Book-ebook/dp/B008XJ8LJ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1359479936&sr=1-1&keywords=revenge+of+the+mad+scientist

Emily said...

Lara, I love the steampunk outfit you dressed up in, it's so cute! I almost didn't recognize you at first!

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Gala said...

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

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Emiliana25 said...

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

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Anonymous said...

I really like your title; it gives a sense of an earlier period/age of villians. I enjoy reading Golden Age/Edwardian/Victorian detective/ mysteries so the title felt just so right to me.

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lara-nance said...

To answer Lana's question about how I come up with names - It's funny, I just have a name pop in my head that right for the character and that's what I go with. It's as if that's the only possible name for that character. Strange...
Thanks to all for stopping by and commenting. I hope you will love this book! XOXO Lara

bn100 said...

Very nice excerpt.

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