Thursday, April 24, 2014

It's Out!!

Woot woot! *happy dance* I'm thrilled to share that the next Fantasy Lovers Guide is out today!

Do you remember my review last week of What Kings Ate And Wizards Drank? No? Okay, I'll wait. Go ahead and check it out. It's worth it.

*whistle, whistle*

You're back. Good. Now on to what we have available today.

I so enjoyed the food aspect of history (and I'm not a history buff) that Krista delivered with What Kings Ate And Wizards Drank. Food affects and relates to EVERYTHING in the world. From sickness, the cultures, the society, monitary, emotions, and so much more. This is a book for everyone, whether you are into writing or not.

I'm excited that the next book is out.

Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes is out today!!!
Get ready to step into the back alleys of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens's London, and explore the alternative worlds of steampunk in this new guide book by fantasy author Krista D. Ball. Ball takes readers on a fascinating journey into the world of the Have-Nots, and explores the bustling, crime-ridden London during the Georgian and Victorian eras. 

Discover the world of knocker-uppers (it's not what you think), mudlarks, and costermongers. Learn how to scrub floors and polish knives, pick for bones, and catch rats. Learn about race and social status, and the difference between a lady's maid and a scullery maid.

With her usual wit, insight, and snark, Ball gives historical, romance, and steampunk authors the tools to create vibrant, realistic worlds. Whether you're an author, a Janeite, or just a fan of history, Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes gives you a fresh look into the dark past.

Go and check it out.
Barnes & Nobles
Book Depository


  1. I love guides like this. The Time Travelers Guides are also really good, and filled with a bunch of into. Even if I'm not writing something specifically set in that time period, they're great writing resources for accuracy and inspiration, and other than that they're just really fun and educational and I can't get enough of books in that vein! Thanks for letting me know about these two; I'll have to hunt down some copies!

    1. Glad to share it with you Bibliotropic. I really enjoyed reading the first book. Krista made me feel like a chat with an old friend, not a history lesson. And I really look forward to reading this one. :) Hope you like them if you give them a try. Thank you!

  2. This sounds great, I love historical insight like this and will be checking this out. Picking for bones and catching rats too? Sounds pretty comprehensive. :)

    1. Greg, oh good to hear! Hope you check both of these out and enjoy them. :)

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    1. Blodeuedd, Krista is fun and it comes out in these books. :) Thank you.

  4. What Kings Ate was excellent and I can't wait until it's in my hot little hands! I ordered a signed print copy. :)

    1. Bea, I wish I could get a print. I don't have the cash though. :( But I will get the ebook for this one too. I loved Kings. :D

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    1. Jennifer Bielman, I know. I do too. Very catching. lol.

  6. I love Steampunk and this definitely looks like something I would quite enjoy. I'll have to keep this one in mind, thank you for pointing it out! :)

    1. Franny, sure thing! Hope you enjoy learning more from this book. :) I can't wait to read it. :)


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