Today, we’re going to do something just for fun! Welcome to the Lost at Sea Scavenger Hunt where we are helping the Kinsman people find a new home. If you’ve just found us, be sure to start the adventure at Stop #1, which is Jill Williamson’s blog.
Want to Win Prizes?
Want to win a Kindle? All you have to do is collect the clue words (see the bottom of the post) from all of the sites participating in the scavenger hunt. There will also be a second Kindle prize at the end, but to enter for that you’ll need to take a pop quiz, which will test your knowledge about all the fantasy settings featured in the hunt. So take your time and read each post carefully.
The main prizes in the hunt (and mine at the bottom of this post) are open to international entries. Individual author contests on the various sites, however, might have different rules, so please read the parameters on each site. You have until Sunday night, February 19, at midnight PST to finish.
If you need help, or get lost along the way, click here for assistance.
The Continuing Journey of Wilek and Trevn
Wilek and Trevn had never seen anything like the people with four arms in Denver. They left the area as soon as they could, making their way to the northeast. They caught sight of a strange craft in the sky. This was different from the noisy sky vehicles they’d seen in Redmond, PacNorth, and Denver. This one seemed to float. They followed it all the way to Stop #8, which is Schturming from K.M. Weiland’s dieselpunk adventure novel, Storming.
Here’s a closer look at Storming:
In the high-flying, heady world of 1920s aviation, brash pilot Robert “Hitch” Hitchcock’s life does a barrel roll when a young woman in an old-fashioned ball gown falls from the clouds smack in front of his biplane. As fearless as she is peculiar, Jael immediately proves she’s game for just about anything, including wing-walking in his struggling airshow. In return for her help, she demands a ride back home . . . to the sky.
Hitch thinks she’s nuts—until he steers his plane into the midst of a bizarre storm and nearly crashes into a strange airship like none he’s ever run afoul of, an airship with the power to control the weather. Caught between a corrupt sheriff and dangerous new enemies from above, Hitch must take his last chance to gain forgiveness from his estranged family, deliver Jael safely home before she flies off with his freewheeling heart, and save his Nebraska hometown from storm-wielding sky pirates.
Cocky, funny, and full of heart, Storming is a jaunty historical/dieselpunk mash-up that combines rip-roaring steampunk adventure and small-town charm with the thrill of futuristic possibilities.
Wilek and Trevn liked this looks of this place much better than the last few stops! They decided to set up camp and explore a little more…
The Last Thing You’d Ever Think to Find in Nebraska…
Doesn’t get much more ordinary than the farm country of western Nebraska, does it? That’s what my barnstorming flyboy protagonist Hitch Hitchcock thought when he finally came back to his (and my!) hometown of Scottsbluff. He hightailed it out of there nearly ten years ago, running from a corrupt sheriff but mostly just running away—off into the wild blue yonder in the cockpit of a rattly Jenny biplane.
When Hitch comes back late in the summer of 1920, he thinks he knows exactly what to expect: some very angry family members, the same old boring small-town life, and one very big airshow competition that he should handily win. But, nope. Turns out, sleepy little Scottsbluff can beat just about anywhere when it comes to the unexpected.
Bodies start falling out of the clear blue sky, and one of them (who survives, obviously!) hornswaggles poor Hitch into helping her escape the “Groundsworld” and get back to her top-secret home in the sky, to which she refers in her very bad English only as “Schturming.”
What is Schturming? Ah well, that’s (kinda) a secret. But let’s just say that if you toss all the following into a leather pilot helmet, give it a good shake, and dump it out, what you get is Schturming:
- A Victorian science experiment gone very awry for a very long time.
- Antique cannons.
- Ambitious sky pirates.
- Weather machines.
- A foreign language that sounds a lot like Russian.
Your Clue for This Stop!
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The next stop on our map is Stop #9, the spaceship Lepeus Delta, which you’ll find on Kyle Pratt’s blog.
Win a Paperback Copy of Storming!
Before you move on, I am giving away a copy of Storming to one lucky winner. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy the rest of the scavenger hunt!