Comets and Corsets: Five Victorian Spacepunk Stories

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 From USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp, Steampunk with an intergalactic twist! Enter a fantastical world filled with alien spacecraft and Victorian sensibilities, formal balls and travel to the stars.


From a mishap-filled wedding to a fugitive’s fresh start, experience the world of Victoria Eternal - where nanotech ball gowns are all the rage, steam power vies with alien starship technology, and the yearnings of the human heart remain unchanged…

Includes: A Splendid Wedding, The Clockwork Harp, Lady Elizabeth's Betrothal Ball, One More Star, Shining, and Stowaway.

KEYWORDS: Steampunk, Alternate History, British Galactic Empire, Fresh Start, Lesbian Main Character, LGBT Science Fiction, Space Opera, Space Adventure, Genetic Engineering

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Seventeen all new, magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will warm even the coldest hearts. Inspired by old favorites as well as lesser-known tales, find retellings of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Old Rinkrank, King Thrushbeard, The Princess and the Pea, and many more - all with fresh, romantic twists - just in time for Valentine’s Day~

 

THE GLASS MOUNTAIN - Alethea Kontis

On the way to her wedding, brave and clever Princess Sabine falls into a Glass Mountain, where she is trapped with a crotchety man she calls “Old Rinkrank.” The two form a unique, unlikely friendship while working to escape. 

THE BAKERS GRIMM - Hailey Edwards

When two struggling business owners compete for the contract of a lifetime, it’s all bakers on deck. Mix in a dollop of rivalry, a tablespoon of romance, and a pinch of magic, and you’ve got the recipe for one heck of a bake-off. May the best decorator win!

 GALATEA AND PYGMALION - Kate Danley

A young woman in ancient Greece is tasked with carving a new statue for Aphrodite's temple. But what happens when she falls in love with her art?

 RED– Sarra Cannon

Charlotte is searching for a cure to save her sister, but what she finds in the woods is not at all what she expects...

 PRINCESS CHARMING – Yasmine Galenorn

Sometimes, the road to Happily Ever After leads a girl right past Prince Charming... into the arms of his sister.

 MAD ABOUT YOU – Jennifer Blackstream

Alice doesn't want to marry the Mad Hatter. Will an unexpected trip to Wonderland change her mind?

 THE SEA KING'S DAUGHTER—Anthea Sharp

A mermaid gives up everything to be with the mortal man she loves – but can there be a happy ending when the Sea Witch intervenes?

 ROMEO AND JULIET: THE AFTERLIFE – Julia Crane

Juliet enters the afterlife and discovers the truth behind her relationship with Romeo and Paris - and that their greatest challenge is yet to come.

 SOOT AND STONE: A Fae Tale of the Otherworld - Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Aisling, a young Faelorehn artist, finds herself falling for the son of one of the famed Tuatha De Danann. The only problem is, she’s unaware of his true identity, and her selfish uncle will do anything to keep her from realizing her dreams.

 THE HUNTSMAN'S SNOW – Mandy M. Roth

Sometimes, a prince isn’t as charming as history would like you to believe. And sometimes, a princess needs an alpha male shifter to find her happily ever after.

 RUMPELIMPSKIN - Debra Dunbar

An imp finds herself in a fairytale world without her infernal powers facing an impossible task. Will Sam barter away her firstborn? Will her angelic main-squeeze save her? Or will she come up with a devilish solution of her own?

 THE GLASS SKY - Alexia Purdy

Star’s refusal of suitors lined up for her hand has her family in knots, but when the city is bombed and overthrown, she loses everything. After she’s rescued by a handsome stranger named Clyde, she sneaks away to save her parents but finds herself trapped in the new president’s clutches.

 RUSH - C. Gockel

Misogyny is a beast.

When the incarnation of Creation gets angry at Rush for innocently stating his opinion, she curses him to find true love in two weeks … or else.

 PERCHANCE TO DREAM – Phaedra Weldon

Her first love has been placed under a spell. But will her kiss wake him… or kill him?

 THE TOAD PRINCE - Nikki Jefford

Isabel Ivers’s stepfather will do anything to secure his place as Far North’s new ruler, even if it means marrying her off to the depraved prince of the lowlands.

 CRAFTED WITH A KISS - Shawntelle Madison

Despite fighting in countless battles to bring peace to warring kingdoms, Pynnelope, a warrior maiden made of wood, knows no fear. Becoming human is all she desires until she discovers she can have so much more.

 A SMALL MAGIC - Devon Monk

A cursed princess, a talking pea, and a wish that changes everything.


KEYWORDS: Fairy Tale Retellings, Folklore, Legends, Mythology, Celtic and Greek, Fantasy Romance, Anthologies, Short Stories, Classic Fairytales, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Coming of Age, Urban Fantasy, Shifter, Werewolf, Demon, Fairy, Magic, Enchantment

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~Cover by Howard David Johnson~                                                                           

THE MORRIGAN – Phaedra Weldon

Irish folklore student Tam Kirkpatrick finds himself the focus of dark Faery forces intent on stealing his shillelagh. The catch is—Tam never knew he had one, let alone that he was the son of a Leprechaun. Now he must find his shillelagh and claim his heritage, before it’s too late.

 THE SWAY – Amy Patrick

A member of the Dark Court, Vancia has spent her life among humans—together but separate, hiding in plain sight. Now Pappa says it’s time to put her glamour to use against the unsuspecting humans and worse, agree to an arranged political marriage with the reclusive Light Elven prince.

 HOW TO BABYSIT A CHANGELING – USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp

When a mortal boy is exchanged for a hideous faerie creature, Marny Fanalua steps up to help her friends in their battle against the Dark Court.

*NOTE * The events in this novella occur simultaneously with Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom. Reading the complete Feyland Trilogy first is recommended if you would like to avoid spoilers.

 FAELEAHN – Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Meghan and Cade are ready to pledge their souls to one another in a traditional bonding ceremony of Eile.  While sharing their news with friends, the faelah bounty hunter and the princess of Erintara grow even closer as their love is reflected back to them by those they hold most dear.

*NOTE* The events in this novella take place after the conclusion of Luathara, the third book in the Otherworld Trilogy.  If you wish to avoid spoilers, you might want to read the first three Otherworld books (Faelorehn, Dolmarehn and Luathara) before reading.

 ARRANGED – Julia Crane

Magick’s been restored on earth but it comes at a crippling price. With the planet on the brink of destruction, an unlikely pair must work together to try to bridge together a lifetime of hatred. Will their forbidden romance bring their worlds together or tear them apart?

 WITHOUT ARMOR – Alexia Purdy

The Unseelie are up to no good… My name is Benton, and I hunt the darkest of creatures in existence. Especially when they get unruly and try to invade my home, the human realm. Betrayal, broken hearts and uncharted magic…I never saw it coming.

Keywords: Celtic Folklore Myths & Legends, Dark Fae, Light Fae, Unseelie Court, Fantasy Action & Adventure, YA Romance, Coming of Age, Urban Contemporary Paranormal Fantasy, Feyland, Otherworld, Hidden, Irish Magic, Fairies, Collections & Anthologies, Bargain Book Bundle

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Publisher
Fiddlehead Press
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Published on
Jan 25, 2018
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Pages
102
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ISBN
9781680131048
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / LGBT / Lesbian
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
Young Adult Fiction / Steampunk
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Anthea Sharp
 Seven stories of magic and music from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp, exploring worlds from ancient Ireland to a steampunk future. Find a few old favorites here, plus some brand-new tales of bardic power, spooky adventure, and how music might possibly heal our broken world. Includes the following titles:

 
INTO THE FAERIE HILL – Blind minstrel Turlough O’Carolan spends one night beneath the faerie hill that will change him, forever...
 
THE HARPER’S ESCAPE— A sad, mystical tale of a harper fleeing for her life in Elizabethan Ireland.
 
THE QUIET GIFT—Set in the Collegium of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar, a  young woman with Bardic Talent must learn to accept her gift as it is, not how she wishes it might be.
 
THE CLOCKWORK HARP— A spooky steampunk retelling of the Cruel Sister ballad, set in the universe of Victoria Eternal.
 
MUSIC’S PRICE— Jeremy Cahill’s gifted cello playing calls the creatures of Faerie to him. As a boy, his Irish grandmother crafts him a charm to keep the fair folk at bay—but when it finally fails, Jeremy must face the terrifying power of Faerie…alone.
 
GUINEVERE’S GIFT— Guinevere Gaunt (Gwen to her friends) is one of the last humans to carry the blood of the old bards. Half-trained and barely making a living playing the Celtic harp, she can’t afford to turn down her latest wedding gig, even though it means returning to the treacherous Fae Realm.
 
ICE IN D MINOR—On a near-future Earth, an intrepid composer uses music in a final effort to save our world…

KEYWORDS: Alt History, Steampunk, Fantasy Anthology, Short Stories, Celtic Folklore, Celtic Myth and Magic, Bards, Harps, Music, Coming of Age, Magic and Legends

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