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Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts by [Massey, Heather]
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Length: 211 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts: A Primer
 
Expectations play an important role when starting a book.Even if you're about to read a familiar genre, there are still mysterioustwists and turns a story can take. How will you know if it's truly up youralley?
 
Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts has steampunk and romance, butwhat does that really tell you about the kind of reading adventure to expectfrom it? Here's the least you need to know:
 
Edisonade influences
 
Victorian-era people were fascinated by technology andengineering and channeled their interest into tales about inventors and theirfantastical devices. Thus, "Edisonade" stories were born.

With Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts, I began with a basicEdisonade trope (i.e., the inventor) but subverted it by making his daughter,the heroine, one of the lead characters. During the adventure, you'll becomeacquainted with a Weird West world of fantastical steampunk devices.
 
The penny dreadful motif
 
Penny dreadfuls were a 19th century form of genre fictionfeaturing sensational stories. Folks read them to escape the drudgery of theirdaily lives. I incorporated a penny dreadful motif into Iron Guns, BlazingHearts not only for fun, but also as a way of informing readers about theheroine's personality. Her experience as a reader of penny dreadfuls impactsthe plot and her relationships with other characters--often with unexpectedresults.
 
Western film homages
 
Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts pays homage to the Western filmgenre. Like many Westerns, the characters embark on a quest.
 
Additionally, an automaton gunslinger character wasdownright irresistible. And what if his appearance echoed Clint Eastwood's"Man With No Name" from director Sergio Leone's classic Western AFistful of Dollars (1964)? Hence, Arthur the automaton was born, a quirkysidekick for the hero and heroine.
 
A "sweet" heat level romance
 
Given the story's tone, action-adventure elements,historical setting, and characters, a "sweet" heat level romance seemed anatural fit. Since erotic romance has gone mainstream, the heat level of IronGuns, Blazing Hearts is an important item to know going in.
 
Happy reading!

About the Author

Heather Massey is a lifelong fan of science fiction romance.She searches for sci-fi romance adventures aboard her blog, The Galaxy Expressand is the Releases Editor for Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly. She's also an author of the genre.
 
When Heather's not reading or writing, she's watching cult films andenjoying the company of her husband and daughter.

Product details

  • File Size: 2184 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Heather Massey; 2 edition (September 29, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O28EM82
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,032,495 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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