For Immediate Release: February 27, 2012
Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story LAUNCHES Tuesday – to rave reviews.
Blurbs and reviews are rolling in to Coal City Stories for its first publication Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story, which is to launch Tuesday February 28th, 2012.
Atlanta, GA — Praise is rolling in from around the Steampunk community for a first of its kind Steampunk children’s book. Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story, featuring a bonus story, “Three Cheers for Steamduck”, was written by Steampunk novelist Emilie P. Bush and illustrated by William Kevin Petty. The tale is receiving praise from illustrators, authors, bloggers and publishing organizations inside and out of the Steampunk Community. Here is what some early reviewers are saying:
“The illustrations are adorable!” ~ Beyond Victoriana Blog
“I did enjoy Steamduck. A wonderful whimsical story so real you might feel a little seasick. But in a good way.” Jenny ~The Bloggess
“St John Murphy Alexander marches the young reader through the excitement of exploration and duty, and lulls us with the tender familiarity of a comforting bedtime routine. The story is curious and intrepid, yet ready to be tucked in for a good night’s sleep.” ~ Nancy Overbury, Overbury Ink.
“St. John Murphy Alexander, “Her Majesty’s Explorer,” is literature’s most charming mechanical man since L. Frank Baum’s Tin Man.” ~ Jim Barnes Independent Publisher Magazine.
“I just finished reading Her Majesty’s explorer to Chloe (9 years old) and Isabella (just 6). They both loved it, and both wished they could have their very own Steamduck.” Captain Robert of Abney Park.
“Utterly charming” ~M.K. Hobson, Steampunk Novelist
“This is the perfect childhood book for steampunk parents to introduce their children to the steampunk subculture. I use that term loosely. Steampunk has managed to increasingly wedge its way into popular culture and this book drives that opening wider and opens it to the youngest of readers.” John Iwasz, ComicBooked.com
“My synapses have always fired for a bot in uniform…” ~ S. J. Chambers, co-author of The Steampunk Bible
“A story that is sweet and dreamy-a perfect bedtime story and a great introduction for children to Steampunk.” ~ Benito, Corral, Betwixt Book Reviews.
“Absolutely charming. It is the Dr. Seuss of Steampunk, and… I LOVED it.” ~ DJ Doctor Q, The Artifice Club and The Steampunk Chronicle.
THE BOOK LINK to AMAZON.COM. The book will be available on the 28th – for a special discounted price! http://www.amazon.com/Her-Majestys-Explorer-Steampunk-bedtime/dp/0984902805/
The Launch Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/347525985265865/
The Her Majesty’s Explorer Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/HerMajestysExplorer
The blog: https://coalcitysteam.wordpress.com/
The Video Book trailer: http://youtu.be/kHb3Wpe3F2o
The Tease Read by Captain Robert of Abney Park: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2931604900935
Chenda and the Airship Brofman: http://www.amazon.com/Chenda-Airship-Brofman-Emilie-Bush/dp/1449542549
The Gospel According to Verdu : http://www.amazon.com/Gospel-According-Verdu-Book-Brofman/dp/1461026466/
AMAZON UK Kindle link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Majestys-Explorer-Steampunk-ebook/dp/B007AV8LVC/
AMAZON GERMANY Kindle Link: http://www.amazon.de/Her-Majestys-Explorer-Steampunk-ebook/dp/B007AV8LVC/
Amazon Italy Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.it/Her-Majestys-Explorer-Steampunk-ebook/dp/B007AV8LVC/
Amazon France Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.fr/Her-Majestys-Explorer-Steampunk-ebook/dp/B007AV8LVC/