Chasing Christmas Past by Melanie Karsak



Congratulations to author Melanie Karsak on her publication of this wonderful holiday short read, Chasing Christmas Past. The short story, a prequel to her Airship Racing Chronicles, is available for FREE on Amazon through December 26th!

Chasing Christmas Past by Melanie Karsak
***6,000 word short story prequel to The Airship Racing Chronicles***

Christmas Eve 1820.

At Rose’s Hopper, a popular London tavern frequented by airship jockeys, all is merry and bright—except Lily Stargazer. Lily and her crew are set to run the Christmas Day Yuletide Airship Race from London to Calais, but not before spending the night swimming in mulled wine and longing for absent lovers.

Even the prospect of a Yuletide win can't convince Lily that this Christmas will be better than any that came before. But Lily’s about to find out there really is a Father Christmas.


Praise for Melanie Karsak's The Airship Racing Chronicles
 
I love fantasy, steampunk, history, and adventure, and this book delivered!
- Staci Hart, Author of The Hearts & Arrows Series

Mere words don't seem adequate to explain how truly brilliant this story is
- My Book Addiction

The author paints a vivid portrait of Venice, with its palazzi, jewel-coloured waters, masks, and gondolas. Venice truly comes to life as well as the other destinations visited in the course of following the mystery around the kaleidoscope.
 - Torre de Babel 

One of my favorite things about this book is the world building. It is amazing. I could easily envision the airships, the airship towers, sky pirates, and the elaborate dress and contraptions. . .I absolutely loved it!
- Gin's Book Notes


 

Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens by Melanie Karsak Now Available


Congratulations to author Melanie Karsak. The first novel in her new series, Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens, is now available on Amazon.com.

Praise for Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens:

Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens is a unique story of Lady Macbeth long before she becomes Lord Macbeth's queen...It's filled with fantasy and magic and a slew of unique characters who add character to this story.
- Twisted Book Junkie

I especially love it when an author makes you feel for that villain, see that villain as human, that that person is not just pure evil. And wow...Melanie Karsak does not disappoint
- A TiffyFit's Book Blog


I found myself sucked in, and unable to put the story down no matter what interruptions tried to steal my attention. This is not always the case when I read, but the way Melanie Karsak writes this story, I just had to finish it and find out what happens .
- Chandra Haun, Unabridged Bookshelf

I would completely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys books told from the villains point of view of enjoys historical fiction with a touch of fantasy!!!
- Michelle, Adventures in Bookland

Novel Description:

Something wicked this way comes . . .

Gruoch is born to rule, but long before she becomes Macbeth’s queen, ancient forces claim her soul.

Marked from birth by the old gods, Gruoch is initiated into the ancient religion of her ancestors and begins learning the mysteries of the Goddess Cerridwen. But not everything is as it seems. Soon the Battle Goddess Morrigu imposes her will, and Gruoch finds herself at the mercy of the Wyrd Sisters.

With King Malcolm plotting, the Wyrd Sisters schooling her in arcane craft, and haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she’s never met, Gruoch feels her fate is not her own. That is, until she meets a druid named Banquo. Gruoch’s heart is swept away when Banquo awakens something in her more powerful than duty, magic, or destiny: love.

This retelling of Shakespeare’s classic work leads readers through an unforgettable saga of one woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.

Begin the Saga with Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens.

The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak, Second Edition Now Available

 

The Harvesting

The Harvesting Series I
by Melanie Karsak
 
"The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone."

While Layla Petrovich returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's cool head, fast blade and itchy trigger finger to survive the undead apocalypse that's upon them. But even that may not be enough. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.

It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead!

Now Available at Amazon.com
 
 

Chasing the Green Fairy; The Airship Racing Chronicles II by Melanie Karsak Now Available

 
Chasing the Green Fairy
The Airship Racing Chronicles Book II

A sabotaged airship.
A recovering opium addict.
A messenger with life-shattering news.

With the 1824 British airship qualifying race only weeks away, Lily Stargazer is at the top of her game. She’s racing like a pro, truly in love, and living clean. But on one ill-omened day, everything changes.

Pulled head-long into the ancient secrets of the realm, Lily soon finds herself embroiled in Celtic mysteries and fairy lore. And she’s not quite sure how she got there, or even if she wants to be involved. But Lily soon finds herself chasing the spirit of the realm while putting her own ghosts to rest. And only accepting the truth–about her heart and her country–can save her. 
 
Now available at Amazon.com
 
 
 
 
 

Chasing the Green Fairy Cover Reveal


We are pleased to reveal the cover for Chasing the Green Fairy, The Airship Racing Chronicles II, by Melanie Karsak. The novel will be available in paperback and ebook at Amazon.com on March 4th, 2014.

The Novel Blurb:


Chasing the Green Fairy
The Airship Racing Chronicles Book II

A sabotaged airship.
A recovering opium addict.
A messenger with life-shattering news.

With the 1824 British airship qualifying race only weeks away, Lily Stargazer is at the top of her game. She’s racing like a pro, truly in love, and living clean. But on one ill-omened day, everything changes.

Pulled head-long into the ancient secrets of the realm, Lily soon finds herself embroiled in Celtic mysteries and fairy lore. And she’s not quite sure how she got there, or even if she wants to be involved. But Lily soon finds herself chasing the spirit of the realm while putting her own ghosts to rest. And only accepting the truth–about her heart and her country–can save her.

Begin the adventure with Chasing the Star Garden, The Airship Racing Chronicles I.

Connect with author Melanie Karsak at Chasing Steampunk.





Novel Announcement: Chasing the Green Fairy

Clockpunk Press is pleased to announce the release date for Melanie Karsak's Chasing the Green Fairy, the second novel in The Airship Racing Chronicles. The cover for this exciting new title will be revealed on February 15th, 2014.

Chasing the Green Fairy will be available at retailers on March 4th, 2014. Keep in touch with the author online for cover reveal information, ARC giveaways, and release day events. Click here for Melanie Karsak's blog.


Praise for Chasing the Star Garden:


"Mere words don't seem adequate to explain how truly brilliant this story is,"- My Book Addiction

"While Chasing the Star Garden will certainly engage the Steampunk connoisseurs with its gadgetry and elegance, it's the intense attention paid to each characters' personal importance to the overall story that makes it a great adventure . . . Chasing the Star Garden is a treasure hunt of the highest order. Lily Stargazer is easy to embrace as she undoubtedly has a little of each of us in her. Her adventure is one for the ages,"- Colossal Pop

"The author paints a vivid portrait of Venice, with its palazzi, jewel-coloured waters, masks, and gondolas. Venice truly comes to life as well as the other destinations visited in the course of following the mystery around the kaleidoscope. It is, indeed, a feast for the senses," - Torre de Babel

"One of my favorite things about this book is the world building. It is amazing. I could easily envision the airships, the airship towers, sky pirates, and the elaborate dress and contraptions of this steampunk fantasy. I absolutely loved it!" - Gin's Book Notes



Novel Blurb:  


A sabotaged airship.

A recovering opium addict.

A messenger with life-shattering news.


With the 1824 British airship qualifying race only weeks away, Lily Stargazer is at the top of her game. She’s racing like a pro, truly in love, and living clean. But on one ill-omened day, everything changes.  


Pulled head-long into the ancient secrets of the realm, Lily soon finds herself embroiled in Celtic mysteries and fairy lore. And she’s not quite sure how she got there, or even if she wants to be involved. But Lily soon finds herself chasing the spirit of the realm while putting her own ghosts to rest. And only accepting the truth--about her heart and her country--can save her.  

Have you read Chasing the Star Garden yet? Click here to begin the saga!


http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Garden-Airship-Racing-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00GXUU6IC/