Today I'm very happy to welcome Devon Monk to A Book Obsession.. as part of her Tin Swift Blog Tour. You guys are in for a special treat as this is no ordinary tour, as a story will be told across all of the stops. Plus, there will be a one of a kind giveaway with custom bookmarks handmade by Devon and her husband. The winner will also receive a copy of Tin Swift plus a matching magnet. So, after you finish today's portion of the story make sure you enter the giveaway!
Without further ado, I'll give you Devon's description of the story and today's installment:
HANG FIRE is a steampunk short story set in late 1800's America. It
takes place between the Age of Steam book #1, DEAD IRON and book #2 TIN
SWIFT. The story is broken into 20 "chapters" and posted, one chapter at
a time, on 20 awesome blogs. To read the whole story, start at chapter 1
at www.candacesbookblog.com and follow the "read the next chapter" links at the end of the post.
Today we join cursed bounty hunter Cedar Hunt, his wolf-brother Wil,
and the witch Mae Lindson running to save Rose Small, having just heard
a scream in the forest....
In steam age
America, men, monsters, machines and magic battle to claim the same
scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, one man fights to hold on to his
humanity--and his honor. . .
Life on the frontier
is full of deceit and danger, but bounty hunter Cedar Hunt is a man
whose word is his bond. Cursed with becoming a beast every full moon,
Cedar once believed his destiny was to be alone. But now, Cedar finds
himself saddled with a group of refugees, including the brother he once
Keeping his companions alive is proving to be no
easy task, in part because of the promise he made to the unpredictable
Madder brothers—three miners who know the secret mechanisms of the
Strange. To fulfill his pledge, Cedar must hunt a powerful weapon known
as the Holder—a search that takes him deep into the savage underbelly of
the young country and high into the killing glim-field skies defended
by desperate men and deadly ships.
But the battles he faces are
just a glimmer of a growing war stirring the country. To keep his word
Cedar must navigate betrayal, lies, and treacherous alliances, risking
everything to save the lives of those he has come to hold dear…
Copyright Diane Beals Photography 2010-2011
Devon Monk spent her early childhood tucked behind couches or any
other place with low light, “ruining her eyes” and reading. Her
love of fairytales turned into a love of adventure, magic, future
science, romance, mystery, humor, noir, and anything else she
could get her hands on.
Devon has sold over fifty short stories to fantasy, science fiction,
horror, humor, and young adult magazines and anthologies. Her
stories have been published in five countries and included in a
Year’s Best Fantasy anthology. In 2010, Fairwood Press published
twenty-two of her short stories in a collection titled: A Cup of Normal.
She is currently writing two series. The Allie Beckstrom books (Magic to the Bone, Magic in the Blood, Magic in the Shadows, Magic on the Storm, Magic at the Gate, Magic on the Hunt) are urban fantasy set in modern-day Portland, Oregon where magic is the new technology. The Age of Steam books (Dead Iron) are steampunk set in the 1800′s American West.
Devon has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in
Oregon and is surrounded by colorful and numerous family members
who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other.
When not writing, Devon is knitting strange things, remodeling the
house-that-was-once-a-barn, or hosting a family celebration.