SFSignal Exclusive: Luminiferous Aether 3 Chapters plus Giveaway!

Hey! The advertising campaign for Romulus Buckle and the Luminiferous Aether begins with an exclusive first 3 chapters sneak peek over at SFSignal today. Plus, there is a Kindle book copy Giveaway (contest runs from today to Jan 4, 2016.)

CLICK on the SFSignal graphic below to warp to the chapters and Giveaway contest!

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Romulus Buckle and the Luminiferous Aether is up for Pre-Order

Hi all! Well, the very-slow-to-arrive 3rd installment in my Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series is finally breaching the surface of the molasses time warp. “Romulus Buckle and the Luiniferous Aether” can be pre-ordered as of now, and official RELEASE DAY (Kindle version) is December 22, 2015. The paperback version will become available a few weeks later. Also, if you don’t have the first two books (Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders) (Romulus Buckle and the Engines of War), they’re on a $2.00 each special from Amazon for the month of December (Kindle only).

Romulus Buckle III Final Luminiferous AetherSouthern Reach trilogy author Jeff VanderMeer has kindly provided a wonderful blurb for the series and I’m jazzed about it: “Preston’s Steampunk series is not just entertaining and fun but full of great characters who deepen and change over the course of the books. Expect amazing Steampunk scenes, yes, but also people you care about and a lovely mix of the comic and serious. Just pure storytelling at its best.”—Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach novels

Thanks to everyone for being so patient and encouraging on this one. I hope you enjoy the book(s).

P.S. I also have a Romulus Buckle universe short story out, entitled “An Officer and a Gentleman,” which offers a quick peek into an earlier event in Buckle’s life.

Guest Posting Down Under

I’m jazzed to be able to guest post on the blog of awesome author and pal Australian Mark T. Barnes where I talk about why I chose the steampunk genre for my novel series, what the heck steampunk actually is and how the series got published. And other stuff too. Click on image to follow the link to Mark’s Blog.



Dad and Daughter Geekin’ Podcast & Blog Review

Hey, so, I don’t often post reviews of my books but this pair of wonderful reviews of Romulus Buckle & the Pneumatic Zeppelin by a father and his 11 y/o daughter (who really connected to the female characters) at Geekin’ Podcast & Blog was too nice not to ego-harp about just a bit.