Melanie Karsak


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Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, and The Celtic Blood Series. A steampunk connoisseur, zombie whisperer, and heir to the iron throne, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

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Dirty Deeds and Bloody Knaves Melanie Karsak

From the world of Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Part of the Steampunk Fairy Tales Series When Knave and Rabbit are given a job by the countess, there’s no distance they won’t climb to get the job done. Coming back down, however, proves much stickier.

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Dirty Deeds and Bloody Knaves Melanie Karsak

From the world of Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Part of the Steampunk Fairy Tales Series When Knave and Rabbit are given a job by the countess, there’s no distance they won’t climb to get the job done. Coming back down, however, proves much stickier.

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Melanie Karsak

To save the Hatter, Alice must work with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him. Alice thought she’d turned over a new leaf. No more working for Jabberwocky. No more making deals with the ruthless Queen of Hearts. No more hanging around The Mushroom with tinkers, tarts, scoundrels, and thieves in London's criminal underbelly. But she’d been bonkers to dream. Hatter’s reckless behavior leads Alice back to the one person she never wanted to see again, Caterpillar. Pulled into Caterpillar's mad schemes, Alice must steal a very big diamond from a very royal lady. The heist is no problem for this Bandersnatch. But protecting her heart from the man she once loved? Impossible. Sometimes love is mad.

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Chasing Christmas Past Melanie Karsak

Top Ten Finisher, Best Steampunk Short Story of 2014 Preditors & Editors Poll, Second place prize awarded to Chasing Christmas Past by Melanie Karsak ***6,000 word short story prequel to The Airship Racing Chronicles*** Christmas Eve 1820. At Rose's Hopper, a popular London tavern frequented by airship jockeys, all is merry and bright--except Lily Stargazer. Lily and her crew are set to run the Christmas Day Yuletide Airship Race from London to Calais, but not before spending the night swimming in mulled wine and longing for absent lovers. Even the prospect of a Yuletide win can't convince Lily that this Christmas will be better than any that came before. But Lily is about to find out that there really is a Father Christmas.

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The Harvesting Melanie Karsak

It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead. Layla Petrovich has spent her whole life running away from her hometown of Hamletville. Raised by the town's medium, and dubbed the "weird" girl for her fascination with swords, the last thing Layla wants is to go home. But when she receives a desperate call to return just as a mysterious outbreak sweeps the country, Layla's instincts urge her to go. Good thing, because the dead are rising. Layla, however, isn't entirely on her own. With her psychic powers growing, surely everything will turn out okay, right? Not so fast. Just when Layla believes she might survive the apocalypse, a sinister and ancient force rises from the shadows to finish mankind for good. Because the truth is, we were never alone.

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Chasing Christmas Past Melanie Karsak

Top Ten Finisher, Best Steampunk Short Story of 2014 Preditors & Editors Poll, Second place prize awarded to Chasing Christmas Past by Melanie Karsak ***6,000 word short story prequel to The Airship Racing Chronicles*** Christmas Eve 1820. At Rose's Hopper, a popular London tavern frequented by airship jockeys, all is merry and bright--except Lily Stargazer. Lily and her crew are set to run the Christmas Day Yuletide Airship Race from London to Calais, but not before spending the night swimming in mulled wine and longing for absent lovers. Even the prospect of a Yuletide win can't convince Lily that this Christmas will be better than any that came before. But Lily is about to find out that there really is a Father Christmas.

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