The people have spoken! Recently I asked my readers what they would have me write next. I have a huge TBW (To Be Written) pile, and wanted to know what YOU wanted to read next. Well, you spoke up. Via Facebook, Twitter, email, and my blog; you let me know, with near consensus, what you wanted. And I have heard you. So once Endgame and Shero II are complete, I will begin work on …
But what exactly is Klockwerk Kabaret? This will be my take on the steampunk genre. Of course we all know, my “take” tends to be one of a dark nature. So there will be elements of horror involved with this title. But first, what exactly is Steampunk? According to our best friend Wikipedia, Steampunk is:
a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or “Wild West”-era United States—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman and China Mieville.
Doesn’t that sound absolutely Fabulous? Now, what about my take on this? I mentioned horror. Why did I mention horror? Well, simply put — that’s how I see things. Dark. Fantastic. Sexy. But let me give you a taste of what Klockwerk Kabaret is going to be like.
There are two main characters: Nathan Gage and Olivia Nightingale. They own (this is sweet) a cabaret, where Olivia is the main attraction (hubba hubba) and Nathan is the DJ (willkommen, bienvenue, welcome).
Everyone in town wants Olivia, but she belongs to Nathan.
That’s right … there will be romance (how could there not be with all that yummy corsetry and cleavage?). There will also be singing … and evil.
Did I mention evil?
Of course I’m not going to give away much of the story. Now how fair would that be to my characters and their unfolding world? But I will tell you a strange man appears one day (as Olivia is belting out her signature number) with a clock. But not just any clock. This clock is MU quite HA special HA! The stranger is nervous, frightened … sweaty. Before the strange man can explain the clock in his hands, a bullet comes out of nowhere and tears through his head.
At that point: All. Hell. Breaks. Loose. Quite literally.
And that’s all I’m going to tell you of the story. I’m so naughty. I should so be spanked!
I’m really excited to begin this series. I think it will bring something new to one of the coolest sub-genres the literary world has at the moment. But don’t worry, I won’t rush Endgame or Shero II. I do suspect, sometime in January or Feburary, the world of Klockwerk Kabaret will begin to unfold. I hope you are as excited as I.
And I do also want to thank all of my wonderful readers for making their voices known and selecting Clockwork Cabaret as my next project. You guys are simply the best!
I couldn’t go this whole post without giving you SOMETHING to drool over (besides the lady in the corset). So I thought I’d show you something sexy you ladies (and some of you gents) should have to wear for Christmas! To the left you will see the Holy Mistletoe stockings from my favorite lingerie store Stockingirl. Let’s face it, if you’re going to be reading steampunk, you best have on your stockings and garter belt! And with Christmas just around the corner, why not add a little holiday foofooery to make ’em FABULOUS!
That’s all I’ve got for this Fabulous Friday. Be smexy everyone!