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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Tin Swift by Devon Monk

Dark Faerie Tales is pleased to be the next stop on the Tin Swift Blog Tour. 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 Candace’s Book Blog and follow the “read the next chapter” link at the end of the post.

Thanks to Devon, one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a prize package that includes a copy of Tin Swift. As always, details are listed at the end of the post.

About Devon

Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by numerous family members who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other. She writes the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series and the Age of Steam steampunk series. Her collection of short stories, A CUP OF NORMAL is a finalist for the Mythopoeic and Endeavour Awards. When not writing, Devon drinks coffee and knits strange things.

You can visit Devon around the web: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Devon Monk?

Dead IronTin SwiftA Cup of NormalMagic to the BoneMagic In the BloodMagic in the ShadowsMagic on the StormMagic at the GateMagic on the HuntMagic on the LineMagic Without Mercy (Allie ...Magic For A Price (Allie Be...

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…read chapter 16 at: My Life in Not So Many Words

 HANG FIRE – Chapter 17

“Go, on now, go!” Hink urged his ship. The Swift fled across a sky made of smoke and fire, every drop of the little airship’s steam and glim burning hard, fans growling, wings tucked tight.

Captain Hink had only one goal: escape. His feet were set wide, boots set into the floor bracers, eyes on the heavens above. They were going to make it. They were going to out-run the flaming chunk of shrapnel burning toward them from the foundering Iron Draught.

But hoping did not make a thing true. They were not going to be fast enough this time.

The shrapnel was seconds away from collision with the little airship.

“Fly, girl,” Hink whispered. “Just a little more. Just give me little more.”

The port door ripped open with a pop and blow that jolted the ship. Hink threw a look over his shoulder, expecting to see half his ship blown apart.

Instead, he saw his second-in-command at the door. “Seldom!” he yelled. “What in blazes are you doing?”

Mr. Seldom didn’t seem to hear him, which was not likely. The Irishman could out-hear a herd of rabbits.

Then Captain Hink knew exactly what Seldom was doing. The door was open, and Seldom was manning the canon.

Crazy. The man had gone out-of-his-head crazy.

Mr. Seldom took aim and lit the fuse. The nine pounder went off in a blast of sparks, fire, and smoke, striking the pony-sized chunk of shrapnel and sending it plummeting off their tail.

Captain Hink yelled in victory, and the other crewmen joined in. Mr. Guffin stumped over to Mr. Seldom and helped him muscle the door shut.

Captain Hink tugged on the bell line, signaling for his boilerman, Molly, to cool her down.

Hink swung the Swift in a wide arc, heading back for the glim ground they’d just abandoned. The Iron Draught was about as on fire as a ship could get. It was going to take a tough captain, and a tougher crew, to douse those flames and bring that big bruiser out of the flat belly-spiral she was taking to the ground below.

Captain Hink cussed softly, and Mr. Ansel got on to praying in his native tongue. Mr. Guffin just shook his head, while Seldom wet down the barrel of the canon.

It wasn’t that Captain Hink had a particular fondness for the other ship. They had been out to jump his glim claim, which he could not cozen. But harvesting glim was only one of the things he was in the sky for. As a US Marshal, he was also here to sniff out the people behind the illegal glim trade.

He suspected Les Mullins might have been in touch with just that kind of information. Maybe even information about his old enemy, General Saint’s whereabouts too.

Now Mullins wasn’t worth much of anything except as bait for the buzzards.

“Turn our wings glimward, Mr. Ansel,” Captain Hink said.

“Captain,” Mr. Guffin said from the back of the ship. “We got us a problem.”

…read chapter 18 at: That’s What I’m Talking About

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This giveaway is provided by Devon Monk/Roc Trade/Penguin

One lucky winner will win:

1. A magnet of the cover of TIN SWIFT
2. A hand-made by me (and my dear husband) one-of a kind, signed bookmark.
3. A copy of TIN SWIFT

About this Book:

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 thought lost.

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…

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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31 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Tin Swift by Devon Monk

  1. erinf1No Gravatar
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    Thanks for a great post! Congrats on the new release! I’m being honest… I didn’t read the excerpt cuz I’m waiting for the end of the tour so I can read it all through w/ no breaks. I’m weird that way :)

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  2. RebeNo Gravatar
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    This has been such a fun blog tour! I’m enjoying catching up on the new chapters each day. Once it’s done, I’ll go back and re-read all of them again.

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  3. Rain MaidenNo Gravatar
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    I need to catch up on a few chapters, but I’ll wait till the end….. Or perhaps right now. Thanks for the post.

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  4. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I too have to go back and re-read. So far it sounds like a great read.

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  5. Molly FrenzelNo Gravatar
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    I’m lovin’ these short chapter stories! It makes this blog tour awesome.

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  6. Lenna HNo Gravatar
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    I will wait to read the short story novella once it’s complete, that’s my oddity, lol. But that being said I can tell that it’s full of action and danger from the lines I’ve caught reformatting each post to print at the end. I love steampunk and I know Devon’s books are great :-)

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  7. ThrouthehazeNo Gravatar
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    Hang Fire has been great so far :)

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  8. MishelNo Gravatar
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    Thanks for the giveaway! The bookmark looks super cool.

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  9. April V.No Gravatar
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    I can’t really say what my thoughts are on the story – I am waiting to read the whole thing when it is finished.

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  10. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I think it sounds like a book I will enjoy. Love the charcters!

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  11. DarinNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t had the chance to even read the already published book(s) yet, but like some have already said, I like to start reading after everything is posted/published so there is no wait.

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  12. ~Linda~No Gravatar
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    Who knew! Angela I want to know how you made the awesome Bookmark??? I love me some steampunk goodness :)thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. MelissaNo Gravatar
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    I’m loving it, but it’s agonizing waiting for each little tidbit to be posted!

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  14. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I’m enjoying Hang Fire so much and it’s making me more eager than ever to read Tin Swift!

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  15. Jason B.No Gravatar
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    Looking forward to reading the new book. I still have a couple Allie Beckstrom books to catch up on, first, though ;)

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    I’ve enjoyed it so far. Looking to the rest of the story.

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  17. Audra HoltwickNo Gravatar
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    I am loving it
    audie((at)wickerness(dot)com

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  18. CarlNo Gravatar
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    As expected it’s been an action-packed ride. I’m looking forward to the last few chapters and then on to Tin Swift. Thanks for being part of the tour. Please enter my name for a chance to win the prize pack.
    carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

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  19. rissatooNo Gravatar
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    It’s almost time for me to start reading Hang Fire… hooray! (I have been saving each chapter into a text file & I am gonna devour it on Saturday… Is it Saturday yet??!?)

    This has been one of the most interesting blog tours. Kudos to Devon & all the blogs who are participating. You all ROCK! :)

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    Very nice shooting, this has been an exciting story I wonder what has gone wrong now.

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  21. infinitiehNo Gravatar
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    Love it so far! I’m quickly catching up.

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    can’t wait to start reading it looks really good

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    I’m really enjoying it

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    loving the story so far so awesome thank you :-) Devon

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  25. VanessaNo Gravatar
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    I am dying to know what happens next… what is the problem? Plus although he says we got us a problem, it kind of reminds me of… never mind. Anyways, I like this and have added you to my summer reads list. Love the bookmark BTW!

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    I’m waiting to read this all at once :)

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    On my “to read” list already and would love to win a copy.

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    Loving the story. I swear Hink is a steampunk Malcolm Reynolds lol

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    Hang Fire has been very riviting and I’m looking forward to reading the whole thing :)

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    I am thoroughly enjoying it so far and can’t wait to read the entire book!

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  31. AliNo Gravatar
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    Haven’t been able to get Tin Swift yest, but look forward to reading it when I can. Really enjoyed Dead Iron.
    Will miss Allie after this next and last book, but glad to hear that we may see some of her in the story of Shame and Terric.

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