A special promotion for active-duty military!
I’ve heard from multiple sources that one of the main things active duty military personnel want in their care packages are books. To that end, if you’re active duty military serving in the US armed forces, or any other armed forces around the world, and you’d like a free ebook, please email me (13 [at] cameronchapman [dot] com)! Just include in the subject line “active duty book offer” (so I don’t mistake it for spam) and let me know which book(s) you’d like. I’ll send you a coupon for Smashwords so you can download them in your choice of formats for free!
If you want to find a way to thank me for doing so, just leave a review of the book after you’ve read it on Amazon, Goodreads, or another review site online.
The Steam and Steel Chronicles
The Steam and Steel Chronicles is a series of steampunk novellas set in an alternate Edwardian era. The first two books are available, and another two to four books are planned. If everything goes smoothly, new books should be available every six months or so (starting in September for book 3). Originally I’d planned on putting books out every 3-4 months, but I’m finding that the quality is going to suffer because of that. I’d rather take an extra couple of months and put out better books. I’m also rethinking the story arc and the character arcs, and am definitely eliminating one book that was originally planned, and reworking the others. So The Steam and Steel Chronicles may turn out to be a four or five book series rather than a six book series. But it means the overall story arc and character arcs will be much tighter and more interesting!
Book One: Aboard the Unstoppable Aerostat Fenris
When war breaks out in the Russian Empire, airship captain Stig Rayner has little choice but to bring along the teenage girl he found hiding out in his hangar as he flees the opening skirmishes. He has every intention of just dropping her off in the next port, when he picks up his cargo.
Isabelle Feeney Hemsworth has different ideas. Rayner could be her ticket out of the Empire. If she could just get back to London, where her brother still lives, then maybe she can finally get off the streets.
Aboard the Unstoppable Aerostat Fenris follows Isabelle and Stig from the East as they set out to deliver mysterious—and possibly dangerous—cargo to Iceland, before returning her to England.
Book One of The Steam and Steel Chronicles, Aboard the Unstoppable Aerostat Fenris details the adventures of Miss Isabelle Feeney Hemsworth and Captain Stig Rayner in an alternate steampunk Edwardian age.
Where to Buy ($.99)
Isabelle and Stig have great chemistry together, where the seeds of attraction grow between them, but aren’t acted upon. This would be a great story for teens, and one where you’ll be anxious for the next installment.
This novella-length first instalment sets up its steampunk environment very effectively – there’s a lovely Jules Verne feel to the airship Fenris, for example, you could almost see the brass, and feel the woodgrain of the floor, I immediately wanted scale drawings and cutaways, and to know how the engine worked!
See more reviews on Goodreads!
Interviews and Other Press
Steampunk novellas — A new direction on Greta van der Rol’s blog
Kindle Author Interview: Cameron Chapman on Kindle Author
Indie Author Cameron Chapman on Candles of the Night
Book Two: The Great Healion Race
Four years after Airship Captain Stig Rayner left Isabelle Feeney Hemsworth on a London sidewalk with a sizable windfall tucked into her pocket, she’s built a life for herself hauling cargo out of Moscow. When a trans-continental race is announced—with a lucrative cargo contract as prize—it’s too good an opportunity for her to pass up. Unfortunately, it requires a teammate, and Isabelle has pissed off just about everyone who might be suitable. With one exception…
Life hasn’t been good for Stig since he deserted Isabelle in London. A string of bad decisions and worse luck have left him and his airship barely limping along. He heads for Moscow—home of the cheapest and shoddiest repair yards around. But the vodka flows like water and it’s easy enough to get whatever kind of fix he’s after. All he has to do is figure out how he’ll pay for his repairs when the time comes…
In Book Two of The Steam and Steel Chronicles, The Great Healion Race, we’ll follow the trials and adventures of a reunited Isabelle and Stig as they race halfway around the world against formidable opponents.
Where to Buy ($2.99)
Hold My Hand
Hold My Hand is my newest novel. It’s women’s fiction, set in Virginia (in a fictional town in the area where I used to live), that deals with some pretty heavy issues. Here’s the blurb:
After finding out her husband is having an affair, Leilah flees to the comfort of her grandmother’s house, where she discovers she’s pregnant. Hopes of reconciliation evaporate when Leilah’s husband accuses her of using the pregnancy to trap him in their failed marriage.
Leilah—jobless, husbandless, and still living with her Gran—reluctantly chooses to have an abortion. When complications arise, it’s Hank, Gran’s good-looking neighbor, who rushes her to the hospital. It’s the start of a friendship Leilah hadn’t expected, and isn’t sure she’s ready for—especially when her feelings for Hank start pushing the limits of “friendship.”
Out of the blue, her husband reappears. Even though he’s a bastard (in Gran’s opinion, anyway), Leilah isn’t sure she’s ready to just throw everything away.
She struggles to reconcile the life she wanted, with the life that’s been forced on her. Or maybe it’s the other way around…
Where to Buy
You can also check it out on Goodreads. A print version of Hold My Hand will be out this fall!