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I am so excited to share my big news with you.  My debut YA Steampunk Dark Fairytale, INNOCENT DARKNESS, book 1 of THE AETHER CHRONICLES has a cover!!!

I’m really happy with it, the team at Flux did an incredible job. 

The book comes out 8-8-12.  It’s not available for pre-order yet, but you can add it to your shelf on Goodreads.  If you want to hear the latest news, get sneak peaks, and enter contests you can sign up for my occasional non-spammy newsletter here

I’m also having a contest on my personal blog.  Come on over for a chance to win the necklace from the book (you know you want it). 

What do you think about the cover? 

Suzanne Lazear writes steampunk tales for teens.  Her debut novel, INNOCENT DARKNESS, book one of The Aether Chronicles, releases August 2012 from Flux. Visit her personal blog for more adventures.

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It’s Monday.  I have some winners to announce

The first is the copy of Chenda and the Airship Brofman.

…drum roll please…

~*~*~*Aheïla*~*~*~

Congrats!  Email me at suzannelazear (@) hotmail to claim your prize.

Now we have the amazing Girl Genius stuff.

…drum roll please…

*~*~*CARA KING*~*~*

YAY, Cara.  Please email me at suzannelazear (@)hotmail to claim your prize.

Thank you, again, for everyone who helped to make Steampunkapalooza a huge success. We got almost 10,000 hits in April. Just because Steampunkapalooza is over doesn’t mean the party ends. We’re looking for guests for our new “guest Thursdays.” If you have a suggestion (or want to be one) please email me at suzannelazear (@) hotmail with “guest suggestion” or “guest inquiry” in the header.

I’m still recovering, and don’t have anything profound to share with you, so I’m going to share a couple of things that I find interesting. Enjoy.

Did you ever wonder how a book cover was made?  This video from  Orbit  shows us how they made the cover for; Gail Carriger’s upcoming book Blameless.

Is the world ready for Steampunk Mickey?

About a month ago Disney announced the release of its new pin set The Mechanical Kingdom ; featuring Steampunk versions of all our favorite Disney Characters.

This has caused reactions on all realms of the spectrum from excitement to disappointment.  Personally, I think the pins are cute and I see it as positive, not a negative.  Just because someone knows what an idea is, doesn’t necessarily make it “mainstream.”  And, well, Disney has Steampunk roots, too — 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Treasure Planet anyone?  I’d love to see Disney remake one of their early black and white cartoons, Steampunk style.

The Steampunk Scholar has a very eloquent post on Disney’s contribution to Steampunk.  The folks over at Voyages Extraordinaires have a great post on what Disney is doing aesthetically with Steampunk.  (It makes me want to plan a trip to Japan.)

I had a friend bring me back a Minnie Mouse one from her recent trip and I think they’re cute.  (And it moves, lol).

So, what do you think?



Have a great week everyone.

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