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October Want List

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WHAT DO I WANT THIS MONTH?

A Doctor Who Tardis Apron and a Steampunked Tardis!

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Indulging My Cyberpunk tendencies with laser cut leggings and circuit board nail wraps!

leggingsnailsA sequin jacket!

jacketAnd a coral bib necklace to round it all out!

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Photo credits (top to bottom): etsy.com; steampunktendencies.com; ebay.com; thinkgeek.com; ascotandhart.com; therealreal.com

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The November Want List

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The November Want List

Given all of my fashion related posts this month, I’ve decided to focus on other little odds and ends for the November Want List.  Hope you enjoy!

For a Winter Wonderland Themed Christmas Tree:

ornamentsAdorable owl ornaments!

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And shiny, sparkly pine cone ornaments!

For my Steampunk obsession:

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…plus I love of Syfy’s Warehouse 13,  so this Farnsworth replica is so me!

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In my search to find a Steampunk stuffed animal for my niece’s Christmas gift, I stumbled across this handmade stuffed mechanical elephant on Etsy…and frankly, I’m in love! My niece might get one but her aunt plans to have its twin. 😉

To wear during the Doctor Who Christmas Special:

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Fancy Tardis Ring!

In which to place my beverages as to not soil my new coffee table:

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Been needing some coasters, and this Etsy shop owner has some really fun The Walking Dead designs.  Go check it out!

Photo credits (top to bottom): www.vandashop.com, trendytree.com, tumblr.cometsy.com, memepix.com, etsy.com

The October Want List

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The October Want List is here.

Peruse at your leisure.

For a bit of Gothic home decorating inspiration:

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Abigail Larson has some amazing Gothic style prints, pillows, etc…check out her work at society6.

For a day of parading around in Steampunk undergarments:

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Octopus waist cincher for me? Yes, please!

For adorning my neckline with pretty baubles:

necklacenecklace2A couple of pretty new statement necklaces will go a long way to updating my fall wardrobe! And these two babies are high on my want list!

That’s all for this month…a bit abbreviated I know, but I’ll be back next month with a bigger selection! 🙂

Photo credits (top to bottom): society6.com, society6.com, society6.com, corsetmaker.com, emmastine.com, shepiner.com

Ministry Protocol Cover Is Revealed Plus Giveaway!

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The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels are a multi-award winning steampunk series, which tells the story of the government agency committed to keeping citizens safe from the strange, the unusual, and the bizarre.

In a very successful Kickstarter in July, the Ministry Initiative was funded, allowing the creation of both a roleplaying game and a brand new anthology.

Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences is a collection of short stories that will take readers across the Empire and all over the world, revealing new facets of familiar characters and introducing new agents, allies, and enemies from the Ministry’s colourful history.

The authors of this globe-spanning anthology include Delilah S. Dawson, Leanna Renee Hieber, Alex White, Jared Axelrod, Tiffany Trent, Peter Woodworth, Jack Mangan, JR Blackwell, Dan Rabarts, Lauren Harris, Karina Cooper, and Glenn Freund from The League of S.T.E.A.M.

And one of the Ministry’s creators, Tee Morris, presents the origin story of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences itself.

Look for the ebook coming in August, with signed print editions to follow.

Feast your eyes on the cover art from the Ministry renaissance man, Alex White, and spread the word about the anthology by entering the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Writing Update Plus Insignia

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This is it! The basic Insignia for Cardinal Airships!

***Cardinal Airships is the commercial dirigible company that The Fly Tower‘s heroine, Captain Bettyna Marin, owns and operates.

The designer (also my boyfriend) finished the insignia concept last week.  Now he just has to add the treatments.  Eventually, there will be three versions:  weathered, metallic, and 3D/raised texture.  Can’t wait to see the finished products! 🙂

As for the novel itself, I have been making some real progress.  I’m almost done with the second round of complete edits.  I also have a couple of minor POV chapters finished.  Very on track for my end of June deadline though I’ll probably need the month of July for some additional cleanup before I start sending query letters to potential agents.

Also, I sent off the first five pages to a freelance editor for a sample hard edit (content plus copy-edit).  My plan/hope is to have the first few chapters hard edited since most agents/publishers tend to buy off the first 3-5 chapters.  (Or at least they used to.)

I still have a long journey ahead of me but I feel really good about the progress.

Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

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Thank you to everyone who participated in The Ministry Initiative blog hop!  The winner of the $10 Amazon gift card is Anna and she has claimed her prize–congratulations! And thanks to everyone who entered.

The blog hop might be over, but there is still time to fund this amazing Steampunk Fiction and RPG Kickstarter project.  They have over 50% of the funds needed with 15 days left to go.

To find out more or to back this project:  http://bit.ly/ministry-initiative

The Ministry Initiative Blog Hop and Giveaway

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I’m very excited to be part of The Ministry Initiative Blog Hop!

A little over a year ago, I discovered The Janus Affair by Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine and my journey into the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (MOPO) world began. This first novel had me hooked and eager for more.  Yet it was their second novel, Phoenix Rising, that catapulted Agent Eliza Braun and Archivist Agent Wellington Books  into two of my favorite characters ever.  These books are amazingly fun and well-crafted steampunk adventures.  In addition to the novels, Morris and Ballantine have published an entire host of short stories to keep fans  patient while we wait for the third title in the series, Dawn’s Early Light, to be released in 2014.  If you aren’t already avid readers of Morris and Ballantine, check out The Janus Affair.  You won’t be disappointed.

But what is the Ministry Initiative, anyway?

Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios have teamed up to bring you an ambitious steampunk project! The Ministry Initiative is a two-part creative endeavor that will not only premiere new fiction from the steampunk world of the Ministry but also present a brand new role playing game from the makers of Bulldogs! and the ENnie Award winning game Shelter in Place. Thrill to the tales in Ministry Protocol anthology, or join in as an Agent in The Ministry Initiative RPG.

Find out more about this endeavor and support the Kickstarter here: http://bit.ly/ministry-initiative

In support for the Ministry Initiative Kickstarter project, I’m offering a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner.

To enter, simply submit a comment related to this post and you’ll be entered in a random drawing for the prize.  Only one entry per person will be counted.  All entries are due by midnight EST on May 29, 2013.  Winner will be notified by May 31, 2013.  Open to US/Canada Participants Only

To continue on the blog hop, visit these sites:

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences J.R. Blackwell Jared Axelrod
PJ Schnyder Leanna Renee Hieber Pete Woodworth
Tee Tate Karina Cooper The Galaxy Express
Tiffany Trent Alex White Delilah S. Dawson
Simply Ali Wicked Little Pixie Books Make Me Happy
MamaKitty Reviews Thats What Im Talking About Kathryn Camisa
Krista Cagg Seleste deLaney Pauline Creeden
The Pen Punks Melissa Pauline Baird Jones
Vivid Muse Robert C Roman Jack Mangan