** I am so on a roll Full Frontal Fantasy Fans! I have another awesome interview with Elysabeth Williams, whose new book- The Electrifying Exploits of the English Three - Comes out January 3rd in all the good E-book formats!**
Hey! Thanks for having me!
I'm Elysabeth Williams. AKA: Over caffeinated, kid wrangling, ex-casino cash slinging, retired club kid, ex-go go dancing, ex-insurance agent. Seriously. Lots of ex's there though. I tend to redefine myself after a certain time period. I find that being an author might seem like another notch on the belt, but it's amazingly
fun. I have no plan on stopping any time soon. I've always written short stories and in personal journals but never thought to put a whole novel together until the last couple of years. It took a swift kick in the ass over a cup of coffee to get in gear but I finally made it!
This new book, The Electrifying Exploits of the English Three, seems like a departure from your last book Devil in a Red Kilt. What made you go in this more Steampunk direction?
I was completely burned out on what I considered to be a heavy, serious story. I wanted something fun and quirky and fast paced. Not that Devil wasn't fast, it just took a lot more out of me than I expected. Steampunk really appeals to me, as does the time period it generally depicts (not always, though. I say generally because Steampunk can be in various other places.) I'm fascinated by the Victorian time period, the technological modifications, the costumes, even music. It just seemed natural for this story to evolve into steampunk when I thought it out.
For those of us who are woefully behind the times, can you describe Steampunk?
Steampunk is.... Steampunk... is... uh... okay I'm going to quote another source because I can't form an opinion without rambling on for paaaages. "[steampunk]is set in an era or world where steam power is
still widely used—usually the , and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found
in the works of and ..." (from www.scifipedia.com/)
I am a huge fan of the "Masked man" fantasy-- which is central to Devil in a Red Kilt-- what sort of steamy fantasies can we expect in Exploits?
No masked men in Exploits, that's for certain. Okay,well, I take that back. There's a character or two who have a few tricks up their sleeves but nothing to the extreme as Devil was. These characters are in for the rides of their lives in terms of the job they're assigned and the men they meet. Lives are changed, things are blown up, electricity will spark, and pants will be down. (...not at the same time, mind you.)
Tell me a little bit about the undoubtedly kick-ass heroines that populate The Electrifying Exploits of the English Three. Who are the Three?
Miriam and Eliza are married and in rather unfortunate circumstances while Jillian is the only one who has managed to "dodge the marital bullet," in her eyes. The Three are friends who have been put together by a peculiar and elusive Colonel Cuthbert who employs them for dangerous assignments. Those jobs have trained them to be the curious women they are now.
Can I get a little hint as to our heroes?
Three completely different men in terms of character. A rake, a gentleman, and a mystery. That's all you get.
That Elysabeth! Such a tease! O well, friends-- I guess we will just have to read and find out. I look forward to it.
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