Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Ministry Initiative Kickstarter Blog Hop!

Taking a break from serializing THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS to welcome you to Ministry Protocol: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences blog hop!

We're here raising awareness about the amazing project that is the brainchild of Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine, authors of the popular Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, who are putting together a RP game set in the world as well as a spectacular Ministry-based anthology that I'm thrilled to have a story in!My short story "The New Recruit" is ghostly and endearing and wins the honour of making Pip Ballantine cry. You have been warned.

About the initiative:

Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios have teamed up to bring you an ambitious steampunk project! The Ministry Initiative is a two-part creative endeavor that will not only premiere new fiction from the steampunk world of the Ministry but also present a brand new role playing game from the makers of Bulldogs! and the ENnie Award winning game Shelter in Place. Thrill to the tales in Ministry Protocol anthology, or join in as an Agent in The Ministry Initiative RPG.
Find out more about this endeavor and support the Kickstarter here:

Goodies for you as incentives to chipping in and spreading the word about this fabulous project, dear reader:

As we raise awareness for the kickstarter campaign, I'm offering up 2 goodies!

1: The prize of a free electronic copy of my short story in the anthology, this entry is open internationally.

2: I'm offering one signed copy of The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart, the most recent release in my Gaslamp Fantasy series, the Magic Most Foul saga, which is currently enjoying a serialized finale via this very blog! The signed copy of Twisted Tragedy is open to US residents only.

To enter: please leave a comment here with why you love Steampunk and/or Gaslamp Fantasy or if you don't know the genre, why you'd like to try it out, please include a Twitter handle or an email address so we can contact you if you're the winner. (Emails will not be added to a mailing list, but you're welcome to join Leanna's mailing list at ! ) And please subscribe to this blog every Tuesday for the free serialization of THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS, the finale in the Magic Most Foul saga! Come join the adventure in Gothic Victorian Fantasy right here, serialized just like the Victorians did!

Cheers and happy haunting!


miki said...

I love steampunk because it make me imagine how the world could have been, and the ministry of peculiar occurences because of teh chemistry between the characters

thank you a lot for having a prize for international entrant too ( i hope pdf format will be available if i win^^)


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love the world that is created. The dichotomy of the suppressed and the liberated.

books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

Beth said...

I have loved all things Victoriana, from my early teen years. And I've loved science fiction and especially fantasy since I could read. But my first introduction to steampunk was the costuming! I loved being able to wear the Victorianesque clothing I'd loved for years. And from there, i discovered the books, the maker culture, and all the rest!

Beth said...

Oops, forgot contact info! delizabeth at gmail.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Ooo, I had to go look your book up. Looks great. I do love steampunk as the feel of the mystery and the creation in the gadgets...they are magic of their own. :)


Raonaid Luckwell said...

So much about the steampunk world has captured my attention. The fun with the costumes, the gadgets, and the unique worldst hat each author puts into it.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

Natasha said...

I love steampunk because it is unique and makes you get lost in a different kind of world.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Natasha said...

I love steampunk because it is unique and makes you get lost in a different kind of world.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

bn100 said...

like it for the author's creativity and the different types of gadgets

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Book Attict said...

I love the creativity and originality--and the clothes!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Alexis Mirsky said...

I love the jewelry, the gadgets, the Artestry of the clothes, the Societies and the vehicles.

Thrilled also to discover theere are so many supporters of the genre.

Jbst said...

I'm still new to the genre, but have purchased some books which are still waiting to be read in my huge TBR pile. But, I love the fantasy, Sci-Fi and adventure aspects of the genre.

strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

Pixen said...

One would think that after years of circling the steampunk community that it would eventually tug at my curiosity and/or desires, and I s’pose after a while it’s done just that. Befriending those that run away in fanciful skirts and leather goodies was distracting to say the least, but it took more than that to so much as waken my desire to dip my toes into the steampunkiverse. I’ve always been a fantast nut but never much into science-fiction, though I’ve always said I’ll read anything once. An excuse to have images painted behind my eyelids as I read of corsetry and gadgets, fashion as a whole and the oddities of society and the universe? Yes, I think that’s why steampunk interests me. I have yet to truly delve into the universe through literature or costuming both, and want that extra push to help me take the plunge beyond the whetting of my pallet and the submersion of my toes.


houndstooth said...

Fancy clothes, cool gadgets and dark stories! What's not to love?!