Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exhilarating new aspect to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the outdated and the recent in more and more renowned darkish city fantasies. younger heroes and heroines conflict evil, in numerous kinds with the aid of super-technological or supernatural powers, whereas falling out and in of love.
Ann Aguirre a bestselling writer who writes city myth (the Corine Solomon sequence from Roc), romantic technological know-how fiction (the Jax sequence from Ace), apocalyptic paranormal romance (as Ellen Connor, writing with Carrie Lofty, from Penguin), paranormal romantic suspense (as Ava grey from Berkley), and post-apocalyptic dystopian younger grownup fiction (Razorland and Wireville coming in 2011 from Feiwel & Friends).
Tessa Gratton, her debut novel Blood Magic arrives in 2011 from Random apartment kid's Books, via the spouse Crow Magic in 2012.
Jaclyn Dolamore is the debut writer of Magic below Glass from Bloomsbury united states.
Lesley Livingston is the award-winning writer of Wondrous Strange and Darklight, the 1st books within the bestselling trilogy from HarperCollins.
Frewin Jones is the bestselling writer of the Faerie Path sequence and the Warrior Princess books, between many others
Caitlin Kittredge is the writer of the Iron Codex trilogy, a Lovecraftian steampunk experience.
Dru Pagliassotti's first novel Clockwork Heart used to be one of many first within the emerging new style of steampunk romance and was once named via Library magazine as one of many 5 steampunk novels to learn in 2009.
Dia Reeves is the debut writer of the severely acclaimed YA Bleeding Violet.
Michael Scott is the Irish-born, New York Times bestselling writer of the six half epic fable sequence, The secrets and techniques of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling writer of the Study sequence (Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study) a couple of younger girl compelled to turn into a poison taster.
Tiffany Trent the writer of the acclaimed YA darkish delusion sequence Hallowmere, which was once an IndieBound kid's choose and a brand new York Public Library booklet of the teenager Age 2008.
Kiersten White is the debut writer of Paranormalacy, the 1st e-book in a brand new trilogy, which was once released through HarperTeen in August of 2010.
Adrienne Kress, is the writer of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate.
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