Monday, April 26, 2010

Guest Post and Book Promo: Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey

Today we are welcoming steampunk author O.M. Grey as she tell us what made her decide to write steampunk and more about the just released book 'Avalon Revisited.'
Let's give a big welcome!


What made you decide to write steampunk?
I love vampires. I mean. I really, really love vampires. The only thing I love as much as vampires is English History. After watching the TV series Blood Ties several years back, where Henry VIII’s bastard son Henry Fitzroy was the sexy vampire, I have been unable to shake my desire to put another Tudor in that particular shadow of darkness. I’ve always been greatly fascinated with the Tudors, ever since studying British Literature in college. And one thing stuck with me more than anything else. A professor once lectured about how Henry VII, Henry VIII’s father, was obsessed with the Arthurian Legend. So much so, in fact, that he named his first son Arthur, intending him to be Arthur II of England. Henry, Henry VII’s youngest son, was never meant to be king. But when Arthur died suddenly, Henry became heir to the throne and went on to be the most notorious king in England’s history. My story takes Arthur’s sudden death and builds an entire new paranormal story around it.

My Shakespeare English professors whose words and wisdom has stuck with me for the last score of years. My love for England, especially the dirty, dark streets of London. It has always held a rather special charm. Several authors and storytellers over the last two decades, but Gail Carriger’s SOULLESS finally inspired me to actually put pen to paper. Brilliant work, that.
Between SOULLESS, the growing popularity of the genre, the wonderful aesthetic that it comes with, and my long time love for the original Steampunk crew: H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Mary Shelley, I knew that I had found a home for my story.
About The Book:

Arthur has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery. Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur’s shriveled heart. Together they try to solve the mystery of several horrendous murders on the dark streets of London. Cultures clash and pressures rise in this sexy Steampunk Romance.
About The Author:

O. M. Grey is rather camera shy and is a complete novice when it comes to modern technology. She prefers to live in the cobwebbed corners of her dark mind writing paranormal romance with a Steampunk twist.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading or tending the garden or drinking a hot cup of tea.
Just two drops, please.
Where you can find more info on O.M. Grey and 'Avalon Revisited' :

There is a contest on the author's blog to win a pair of cool STEAMPUNK goggles! Go on over and see how.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Juju! It was designed by Catherine Somerlot.

    And thanks Kris for having me on today!

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  2. Thanks for being here today!

    Thanks for stopping by Juju!

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