Published by Self-published on 3/29/2011
Genres: Adult, Steampunk, Young Adult
Eighteen-year-old Kali McAlister enters her steam-powered "dogless sled" in a race, intending to win the thousand-dollar prize and escape remote Moose Hollow forever. The problem? Fortune seekers and airship pirates are after her for the secret to flash gold, her late father's alchemical masterpiece.
With her modified rifle and a pocketful of home-made smoke bombs, Kali wouldn't normally hide from a confrontation, but taking on a whole airship single-handedly is a daunting task. Unfortunately, the other racers won't assist her--they're too busy scheming ways to sabotage her unorthodox sled.
When a sword-slinging stranger shows up, wanting to hire on as her protector, she's sure he has ulterior motives, but he's the only one interested in helping her. The question is...why?
Welcome to the official blog tour stop for today for Flash Gold by Lindsay Buroker! Special thanks goes to Book Lovin’ Bitches for setting this up and hosting. The next stop on this fab, steam-punky tour is Star Shadow Blog, so make sure you stop by there tomorrow for an excellent giveaway of Flash Gold. And come back here on 6/1 for a little sumthin’-sumthin’, too! An entire blog tour list can be found here.
Flash Gold is my second foray into true Steampunk and it was a fun one. It’s witty and campy and definitely packed with lots of action. I was disappointed that it was only 57 pages! I wanted more and I hope Ms. Buroker writes a follow-up. Kali McAlister is a spunky, feisty young woman determined to leave her town for bigger and better things. The villagers at best view her as quirky; at worst, they think she’s a witch, because she uses all kinds of mechanical devices as weapons and protection. Along comes a tall, handsome stranger, some criminals and an airship and, well, I won’t spoil it for you. Lindsay Buroker is definitely a comedian on the side…I laughed often at the subtle (or sometimes not-so-subtle) humor. I’m also fascinated by the gadgets…she didn’t toss in too many for the sake of having them, but had just enough to make you want to read more and find out what other gems could be lurking around. Steampunk in general is mind-tickling…it takes a brilliant mind to come up with these gadgets and a great story. Flash Gold mushes its way across the finish line in first place!
About The Author: A formerly enlisted ARMY soldier, Lindsay professional blogs and writes fantasy fiction and steampunk short stories. You can find more of her work by simply clicking the link to her website at the top of this page.