Today we are celebrating the release of Bronze Gods, a magnificent new steampunk noir adventure by Ann and Andres Aguirre. I adored Bronze Gods both the first and the second time I'd read it (you can read my very enthusiastic review here), and hosting this blog tour is something I've been excited about for ages. Here's something about the book first:
Author: A.A. Aguirre
Series: Apparatus Infernum, #1
Release date: April 30th 2013
Paperback, 336 pages
The Book Depository
The Criminal Investigation Division of the great city of Dorstaad doesn't normally allow just anyone access to their case files, but after several days of aggressive negotiations (bribery may or may not have been involved), a group of curious bloggers, myself included, has been allowed to rummage through some of the more peculiar cases that their top inspectors, Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko, have worked on. While we were there, mostly unsupervised, we poked around more than was strictly permissible and found some of their personal correspondence as well. It goes without saying that neither of them was present at the time. I like my limbs right where they are, thank you very much.Danger stalks the city of steam and shadows.Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He’s a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s all logic—and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID.Then they’re assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered—her body charred to cinders—Mikani and Ritsuko’s modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it’s clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it’s up to them to hunt him down. There’s a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything…
The notes tell a story which starts right here, and continues on all the other tour stops, so make sure to check them all out. You can find the links below.
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A.A. Aguirre is the pseudonym for Ann & Andres Aguirre, a husband-wife writing team. She specializes in compelling characters; he excels at meticulous worldbuilding. By day, she's a USA Today bestselling novelist, and he is a pharmaceuticals tycoon.
Born in Mexico, Andres spent his early years traveling and getting in trouble everywhere else. Along the way, he got a degree from Pepperdine in economics and international business. Ann was born in the Midwest and has a degree in English Literature from Ball State. She's traveled less than Andres and gotten into less trouble, but scaling Macchu Pichu should count for something, right?
Now settled, if not fully domesticated, Andres lives with his love, Ann, their fantastic kids, one whiny cat, and two wistful dogs.
Please visit the other stops as well. Here is the schedule:
April 30th The Nocturnal Library
May 1st Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings
May 2nd Jenny @ Supernatural Snark
May 3rd Mary @ Book Swarm
May 6th Melissa @ Books and Things
May 7th Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
I want to thank these wonderful bloggers for helping me spread the word about this book I love so much. A special thanks to the lovely Jenny @ Supernatural Snark for the tour banner. You girls are the best!
Giveaway time! Fill out the Rafflecopter to win one signed copy of Bronze Gods. One book will be given away on each tour stop, so make sure to enter those as well. All giveaways are international.