Steampunk and Narrative Voice: an Interview with Elizabeth Chatsworth

September 2021

Welcome to my third Book Nook! Today I had the absolute pleasure of talking to Elizabeth Chatsworth, author of The Brass Queen, an incredible steam-punk fantasy with the best dialogue and metaphors I’ve read in a while. One of my favourite lines being: I do so love a story well told, and if you agree with that sentiment, you will love this book!

So boil the kettle and settle in for this interview where Chatsworth and I discuss narrative voice and all things steampunk.

Live most magically x

The Brass Queen

She knows a liar when she sees one. He knows a fraud when he meets one.

In a steam-powered world, Miss Constance Haltwhistle is the last in a line of blue-blooded rogues. Selling firearms under her alias, the “Brass Queen,” she has kept her baronial estate’s coffers full. But when US spy J. F. Trusdale saves her from assassins, she’s pulled into a search for a scientist with an invisibility serum. As royal foes create an invisible army to start a global war, Constance and Trusdale must learn to trust each other. If they don’t, the world as they know it will disappear before their eyes.

If you like the Parasol Protectorate or the Invisible Library series, you’ll love this gaslamp fantasy—a rambunctious romantic romp that will have you both laughing out loud and wishing you owned all of Miss Haltwhistle’s armaments.

For more information about Elizabeth Chatsworth, check out her website: https://elizabethchatsworth.com/

SNEAK PEEK ALERT!

Can’t wait for January? Neither can I! And luckily for us, neither could CamCat. They have now uploaded the first two chapters of Contest of Queens to their website for you to peruse to your heart’s content!
That’s the first 50 pages!
Click the black “LOOK INSIDE” button for a preview. Don’t forget to check out the map while you’re there! Can you find Jacs’ farm?

https://camcatbooks.com/Books/C/Contest-of-Queens

Don’t forget to preorder your copy and add it to Good Reads!

August Hype Train Draw Winner

Every month, the people who have contributed to hyping Contest of Queens up will go in the draw to win some goodies.

This month’s draw was for a Contest of Queens swag bag! *cue trumpets* including: a message in a bottle, a book bag, two postcards, a fridge magnet, a bookmark, and an autographed book sticker.

Congratulations Dylan (@dylankewball on Instagram) for being this month’s winner of the hype train draw! Thank you so much for all you did this month to share the Contest of Queens love!

For more information about the hype train, or if you would like to join, please jump over the the contact page and send me an email 🙂

Contest of Queens Giveaway Winner

This month I also had an Instagram contest to celebrate the cover reveal for Contest of Queens. Congratulations to Ally (@nuggets_allison) for winning all these goodies!

The prize was a Contest of Queens swag bag, and a signed copy of The Rose Petal Princess and other fairytales!

Thank you so much to all who entered 🙂

I will be hosting Instagram giveaways in the months leading up to the release of Contest of Queens. Make sure to follow me on Instagram: @jordanhbartlett for information about the next one!

Live magically x