I’m excited to be a part of Armchair BEA as we continue our virtual conference.
Today we’re supposed to talk about relationships. Although I love to get ARCs, I don’t get a ton of them since there’s just not that much Steampunk out there yet. We also usually only feature books we’re in love with (but we always welcome author guest blogs. Since the Lolitas are authors we want to support other authors. We also welcome guest reviewers.) I feel guilty asking for non-Steampunk ARCs since this is a Steampunk blog, but if I really love a book, I might feature if even it’s not Steampunk and sometimes we have non-Steampunk theme weeks.
But honestly, the relationships I want to talk about aren’t about with authors, publishers, or even other book bloggers. It’s about the relationships I’ve built with my co-bloggers, my fellow Lolitas. There are four of us (myself, Theresa Meyers, Marie-Claude Bourque, and Elizabeth Darvill) who post regularly, but there’s about a dozen of us all-together, most of whom only post once in a while (including my “sister” Leanna Renne Hieber, who is awesome.) Having a group of co-bloggers is amazing. It’s having a group of people who you can share things with from silly links to trials and tribulations. I know if I go to a conference there will be people to hang out with–and people to conspire with for submitting panel and workshop proposals. If I’m panicking about something writing-related or need a last-minute beta I know someone will answer my emails (Yes, Shelley and Deb, I’m talking about you.) Sure, running a group blog is a ton of work. Group blogging is also not for everyone. But, to me, just being part of a group like the Lolitas is well worth the effort.
To help spread the Steampunk love, I’m doing a Steampunk-themed giveaway open to all ArmChair BEA participants (even the international ones). I’ll email you if you win.
Just comment below on what Steampunk book you’d love to read most for your chance to win your choice of:
Blameless, by Gail Carriger is one of the Parasol Protectorate books. This series is my favorite.
The Brimstone Key, is part of the Clockwork Chronicles Series, featuring the popular Grey Griffins.
So, is there some Steampunk book out there you’re dying to read?
Contest open to all Armchair BEA participants (I’m going to trust you on this). Contest closes Monday, May 30 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be contacted by email.