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“Waiting On” Wednesday [1]: Masque of the Red Death

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those pesky books that are not released yet, but that we’re eagerly awaiting!

Today I was looking to see if I had any pre-orders coming and noticed this sitting there for the Kindle edition.  I had just read three people’s WoW’s and thought maybe I would try to do another Meme this week.  Then I was distracted with the snow and and decided making snow angels was at the top of my priority list…after editing photos for my snow day post I realized  I needed to cook my ManBeast his meal so I grabbed some moose meat and made goulash.. and…and…and… well after all that was done I was closing tabs when I came back to my pre-orders and realized that with my free delivery I could get the hard cover for just a few dollars more, so I switched my pre-orders and choose this.

Why would I be “waiting on” this? Well just look how pretty it is, but there is more. I know one other person chose this because of the cover and the story, but the main selling point for me  is this single review on their Amazon site that caught me and made me go “oooooooooooh”

“Luscious, sultry and lingeringly tragic, this story has my heart. I can’t stop thinking about this tale of a broken world held together by corsets and clock gears. Araby’s voice stays with me even now, making me wary of the air I breathe.”

I love Steampunk, and corsets, and designing and sewing and creating jewelry for myself. I Plan on wearing a red dress to my wedding that will be my own design which I will sew that will have the traditional Steampunk-Victorian flair with all the pretty Steampunk style accessories.

Another catch was this has the promise of alternative historical dystopian romance.. OH MY yes! I may not like Romance as a rule, but if you stir it up into the post with those flavors? I will serve it to myself on my best china, hence why I ordered the hard cover. I cannot wait till this gets here!

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

What are you “Waiting On”?

 

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One Comment

  1. Ohh, yes! This one sounds so awesome. I’m definitely waiting on this one myself; can’t wait to give it a try. Great pick. 😉

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