No, seriously, there’s not much I can say to match the sheer appeal of this art. Here’s the cover of Dreamspinner’s Steamed Up anthology, which will be released on October 21st and includes a short story of mine. I had this cover pinned above my desk while I was writing, and I’m sure you can see why. Isn’t he inspirational?
I’m very excited about this one, and all the stories sound awesome. Here’s the official blurb and contents list from the Dreamspinner site:
Inventors, pilots, tinkers, and soldiers; magical metals to replace an aging heart or a ruined limb; steam-powered fantasy worlds of clockwork nightingales, automatons, dirigibles, and men. The stories in this anthology visit diverse times in the history of modern man, and the men who populate these tales face war and cruelty, masters and autocrats, illness and poverty and greed. Yet the heat of romance outmatches even the steam engines, and time and again, the gears of love rule the day.
Stories included are:
The Clockwork Nightingale’s Song by Amy Rae Durreson
Caress by Eli Easton
Swiftsilver by Bell Ellis
The Clockwork Heart by Kim Fielding
The Galatea’s Captain by Anka Grace
Screws by R.D. Hero
The Golden Goose Mark Lesney
Spindle and Bell by Augusta Li
Ace of Hearts by Mary Pletsch
Five to One by Angelia Sparrow
Untouchable by Layla M. Wier