The Westchester Geeks have been invited to participate in a pre-publication review of a new book titled "A Conspiracy of Alchemists" by Liesel Schwartz. The book doesn't get officially released by Random House until March 5, but I have been sent 15 copies to give to our avid readers who would like to check it out and write an online review. (Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, etc) The written review is required to participate, and you will be able to keep the advance-copy of the book.
The date of the meetup is when we will meet so I can give out the books & other info.
DO NOT RSVP TO THIS MEETUP UNLESS YOU ARE COMMITTED TO READING THE BOOK AND WRITING THE ONLINE REVIEW.
About the book:
LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. Eleanor “Elle” Chance, that is—the intrepid heroine of this edgy new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into pure storytelling gold.
It is 1903, and the world is divided between light and shadow. On the side of light is a wondrous science that has transformed everyday life by harnessing magical energies to ingenious new technologies. But each advance of science has come at the expense of shadow—the traditional realm of the supernatural.
Now two ancient powers are preparing to strike back. Blood-sucking immortal Nightwalkers and their spellcasting Alchemist allies have a plan to cover the whole world in shadow. All they require is the sacrifice of a certain young woman whose past conceals a dangerous secret.
But when they come after Elle, they get more than they bargained for. This enterprising young woman, the daughter of a scientific genius, has reserves of bravery and determination that even she scarcely suspects. Now she is about to meet her match in more ways than one: a handsome yet infuriating Warlock named Hugh Marsh, whose agenda is as suspect as his charms are annoyingly irresistible.
About the author:
Liesel Schwarz is a lifelong fan of nineteenth-century Gothic literature. She is also a hopeless romantic who loves Victorians, steampunk, fairies, fantasy monsters, the fin de siècle, and the correct way to drink absinthe. She also likes medieval things, pirates, zombies, space operas, and all subjects in between.