Monday, July 9, 2012

Stop 16 Tin Swift Blog Tour

 Hi all and welcome to stop number 16 on Devon Monk's Tin Swift Blog tour! I am so excited to be participating in this uniquely fun tour!

HANG FIRE is a steampunk short story set in late 1800′s America. It takes place between the Age of Steam book #1, DEAD IRON and book #2 TIN SWIFT. The story is broken into 20 “chapters” and posted, one chapter at a time, on 20 awesome blogs. To read the whole story, start at chapter 1 at and follow the “read the next chapter” links at the end of the post.

So what do we have in store for you guys. Well we get an awesome giveaway full of sweet goodies and chapter 16 of Devon's Short story.

So lets start with the giveaway goodies:

1. A magnet of the cover of TIN SWIFT

2. A hand-made by Devon (and her dear husband) one-of a kind, signed bookmark.
3. A copy of TIN SWIFT

One winner
Must be over 16
US only

1 entry per person. Contest runs through July 23, 2012. Winner will be notified via email so leave me a way to get in contact with you. 

Okay without further ado, chapter 16: chapter 15:  Larissa'sLife:

HANG FIRE - Chapter 16

             “Get down, Rose!” Cedar said.
            But Rose Small was not listening. She half-knelt, stretching over the top of him. At first he thought she was going to help pull him up over the edge of the pit. Instead, she pulled the rifle on his back free.
            “Rose, no,” he said. But clinging to a rope half out of a pit with someone taking shots at him didn’t exactly put him in the prime position to bargain. Especially not with a strong-willed woman like Rose Small.
            “Hold on there,” she said. “I’ll be right back, Mr. Hunt.” She stood, cocked the rifle, and ran.
            She disappeared behind a tree just as another shot rang out.
            Rose took aim and returned fire.
            Wil, his brother still in wolf-form, was off the other way from where Rose had run. He growled.
            “Mr. Hunt,” Mae Lindson, at the bottom of the pit below him, called out. “Who is shooting at us?”
            “I’ll let you know.” Cedar surged up out of the pit and hugged the ground. A bullet pinged again, singing a struck-metal bell tone as it ricocheted somewhere not all that far from his prone position.
            Rose, still behind the tree, returned fire. Woman was a crack shot. If she caught so much as a glint of movement in the trees, their attacker wouldn’t be standing.
            “You want your gun back, Mr. Hunt?” she asked, keeping the rifle steady as she scanned the trees.
            “Keep him busy.” Cedar tossed his ammunition pouch at her feet, and Rose snatched it up quick.
            “Mae,” he said, “take hold of the rope.”
            His heart pounded hard, the beast inside his bones wanting out, wanting to kill the unseen gunman, wanting to destroy the man who was putting Mae in danger.
            Two more shots cracked out. 
            Rose fired back as Cedar hauled on the rope as fast and hard as he could.
            Wil shifted in the cover of brush, his weight on three feet, bleeding. He growled again, the glowing copper of his eyes carrying a man’s intelligence instead of that of a wolf. He wanted their shooter dead too, but was in no shape to hunt.
            Finally, Mae was at the edge of the pit and pulled herself out and onto her hands and knees.
            Cedar knew they had no advantage over the gunman here. “Rose, give me the rifle.”
            She darted out from behind the tree and tossed him the rifle. She pulled her own pistol from her belt. “We run for it, Mr. Hunt?”
            “Indeed you do, Miss Small. You too, Mrs. Lindson.”
            “Cedar,” Mae began, “please don’t–”
            “I’ll be right behind you,” he lied. “Go!”

Thanks to all that stopped by! Enjoy the rest of the tour!

Read the chapters from beginning:



1.  June 19

2.  June 20

3.  June 21

4. June 22

5. June 25

6. June 26
7. June 27

8. June 28

9. June 29

10. July 2
Rachel Vincent

11. July 3

12. July 4

13. July 5

14. July 6

15. July 8

16. July 9
My Life in Not So Many Words

17. July 10

18. July 11

19. July 12
July 12 - Bookshelf Bombshells

20. July 13


Tallulah A. Scribbles said...

What a cool way to feature the book! I like it.

Glittergirl said...

I love this blog tour and it keeps you reading posting something new at each blog. Steampunk is such a great genre in romance :-)

Carl said...

Thanks for hosting one of the stops on this tour and for posting a chapter of Hang Fire. As time winds down I'm still really hoping to win one of these great prize packs. Maybe today's my lucky day.
You can contact me at: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Anonymous said...

Count me in for a giveaway! I love Devon's books!
You can contact me at: mishel(at)pdx(dot)edu

throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love this method of promotion for a book!

Contact: kiara at waitingforfairies dot com

Barbara E. said...

I'm enjoying Hang Fire so much and I'm very anxious to read Tin Swift. I' ve been dying to read the next adventures of Cedar and friends.
Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Jason Buchanan said...

Looking forward to reading the new book. I still have a couple Allie Beckstrom books to catch up on, first, though ;)

Contact: lonejedi70(at)gmail(dot)com

sd76114 said...

Love the blog tour----will be sad when it's over! Would love to get lucky and win!

BellaBunnell said...

Another great stop! Having trouble typing as my fingers are still crossed for one of those bookmarks and the book, of course. ;)

molly.frenzel said...

I can't wait to read this book. I love the mini chapter/short stories!

April said...

Still enjoying the awesome serial story! Thanks again!
april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

Allisyn said...

This was a really great chapter of Hang Fire! I'm really looking forward to Tin Swift!


Felan said...

I can't wait to read Tin Swift but I've been waiting till the giveaway is over, otherwise I'll be buy a copy pretty soon.

Anonymous said...

So fun to read chapters at a time, like old-time newspaper serials!

cgnemesis [at] yahoo [dot] com

mbreakfield said...

I'm enjoying the serial and can't wait for the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

victoria barton said...

thank you for the giveaway loving the story

mooseyfatalist said...

Loving the story. Thanks for the contest too.

akeldamach (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennzah said...

i would love to win this contest as im a huge fan of Devon's, both the Allie Beckstrom series and the Age of Steam one! :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh I do want to get to this series. I love my steampunk and this sounds amazing. :D Thank you for the tour and giveaway.