Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway for Heart of Steel by Elizabeth Einspanier

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Welcome to my stop on the Cover Reveal Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Heart of Steel by Elizabeth Einspanier.  Please leave a comment or question for Elizabeth to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $20 gift certificate to Steampunk Emporium, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You must comment in order to enter the giveaway.  You can follow the rest of the tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

Heart of Steel
By Elizabeth Einspanier

Publisher:  Elizabeth Einspanier
Expected Release Date: February 17, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Length: 285 Pages
ISBN:  9781500603946

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About the book: 

When reclusive cyborg Alistair Mechanus meets his captive, ER doctor Julia Parker, it is love at first sight--for him. While he eagerly drops his plans for World Conquest to woo her, ten years of solitude have left his social skills badly rusted. 

When his misguided act of kindness spirals out of control, however, Julia is forced to trust the mad genius with her life, and she discovers the vulnerable side under his armored plating. She has the skills he needs to unlock his forgotten past, but learning who he used to be may come at the cost of his remaining sanity.


Julia stopped in the doorway, pulling her hand out of Mechanus’.

He turned to see what the matter was, and saw that she was looking past him, openmouthed,  at the collection of plants on display. Mechanus followed her gaze in momentary confusion; he’d seen the flowers a thousand times before, and could easily look up the scientific name of every single specimen here and in the other two dozen greenhouses he had. He had detailed files about each specimen, after all.

It occurred to him that he ought to say something.

“This is...” he began. No. Not quite right. He cleared his throat. “Welcome to Greenhouse Fourteen.” There. Much better.

“I’m just... surprised you have something like this here,” Julia said. “I mean, everything else has been so...” She fell silent.

“So...?” Mechanus prompted.


“Well, food has to come from somewhere,” he pointed out."You can only do so much by replicating proteins and complex sugars, and my chimeras don’t seem to like the nutrient slurries at all. I grow fruits and vegetables in greenhouses like this one, as well as grains and medicinal plants that I’ve gathered from all over the world.”

He took her hand and led her on into the greenhouse. “For example, did you know that there are over 200 species of plant that have the potential to cure cancer?”

“I was talking about the flowers, but cancer cures are impressive, too.”

Idiot. Of course the flowers. Women liked flowers. “If you enjoy them,” he said, recovering with what he deemed sufficient grace, “I could give you one of my greenhouses. They’re self-maintaining, each with their own crew of maintenance drones who will ensure that they will remain healthy and green for the foreseeable future.”

Elizabeth Einspanier is the self-published author of the Weird Western novella Sheep’s Clothing and the upcoming sci-fi romance novel Heart of Steel. Her short stories have been published in Down in the Dirt and Dark Fire Fiction. She is a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and an associate member of the Horror Writers of America. She lives in St. Louis, but frequently spends extended periods in worlds of her own creation.

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/elizabetheinspanier


  1. Thank you for hosting my blog tour! I won't have constant access to the internet today, but I will check by around noon and in the evening. I will be sure to answer any questions or comments then, so don't be shy!

  2. this looks and sounds fantastic! Congrats to Elizabeth on the new release! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Erin! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out in February.

  3. The book blurb gave me a nice little laugh - 10 years of solitude could leave anyone's social skills a bit rusty!

    1. nrlymrtl: writing a social awkward romance hero was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it when I release it early next year.