The Ghost Rebellion is out there in all its formats, and we are starting to get reviews in.
From My Words…in words and pages.
I want to add, I love that we have a couple that still function and interact as individuals paired together. They are who they are and love each other for that reason. Eliza and Wellington still banter and make me smile as they go through their missions, but they are more to each other as well. I enjoy writing of couples in this way.
From Beauty in Ruins
The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences is, far and away, my favorite saga of alternative history, sci-fi steampunk, and espionage adventure. Strong characters, creative world (and history) building, and some really inventive mash-ups of monsters and mechanicals have made each book more interesting than the last.
From the Qwillery Review
I really enjoyed this novel and looking forward to the final instalment. I am really glad that Ballantine and Morris made the decision to self publish these final two books. This was well worth the pledge in Kickstarter campaign and I would gladly donate again. Another great book for this fantastic writing duo.
Remember you don’t have to be a book blogger to review—though we do love our book bloggers. Places like Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.com are great places to drop a review even if you don’t have a blog. Not only will you be getting your opinion out there, but you will be helping the Ministry. The number of reviews a book gets actually helps its discoverability for new readers. The clankertons call them algorithms of somesuch.
Anyway, the more The Ghost Rebellion gets, the more chance there is of other readers and listeners finding it. So never think your review doesn’t matter…it matters a great deal.
So now the Ghost Rebellion is out in the wild, and we’re very excited to see how many people are enjoying it, but our journalists are not resting on their laurels.
Right now they are hard at work on Operation: Endgame the final book for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, and that may make you sad. It certainly does for us, but never fear…there is light on the horizon.
September means the coming of the first book in a new series from us all about the Ministry Seven. Set before the events of Phoenix Rising, it details the adventures of the Seven, and their leader Verity Fitzroy.
Verity was mentioned a few times in the series, and is the star of the two short stories, the Precarious Child and Merry Christmas, Verity Fitzroy. In the Curse of the Silver Pharaoh, Verity is fifteen years old, and looking for answers. With her parents dead, and a mysterious knack for machinery, Verity and the Seven hunt down her uncle, while fighting off the paranormal and the occult.
Harrison Thorne, Eliza D Braun, and a few familiar faces will make appearances in the new series, as well as all the adventure Seven (or is that eight) London street urchins can have.
Look for the first Verity Fitzroy and the Ministry Seven novel in September. If you want to keep up to date with the Ministry, don’t forget to subscribe to our Dispatch. They will get the first look at the cover, and also a free ebook every month.
With the release of The Ghost Rebellion, our journalists are free to run amok…or at least get out a little bit.
First up tomorrow, is our Facebook party to celebrate the launch of the fifth novel. We will be having games, giveaways, and special guests. We’re going to be hosting, Nick and Stacia Kelly, Katie Bryski, PJ Schnyder, August Grappin, Gail Carriger, and Kady Cross
So pop on over on June 24th between 7-11pm EST.
Then our journalists will be attending Escape Velocity, the first convention held by the Museum of Science Fiction at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. They will be talking about steampunk in anime and film. Check out our event on Facebook for a discount code.
And then later in the month of July, the 22-24th to be precise, our journalists will be at Motor City Steamcon. They had a jolly old time last time they were in Detroit, so they are certainly looking forward to visiting once again.
Our journalists will have paper copies of the Ghost Rebellion with them at these events, so please find them if you would like to purchase a signed copy.
Finally, the fifth book of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences is available.
The book that our readers and listeners helped us bring to life.
From authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, the award winning steampunk series continues…
The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake. However when Eliza and Wellington run him to ground in India, they are forced to come face to face with ghosts from the past, and the realities of empire.
Meanwhile Ministry agents Brandon Hill and Bruce Campbell travel deep into Russia hunting down a rare ingredient to save Queen Victoria’s life. Amid the cold they uncover a threat from the revitalized House of Usher that comes directly from their new Chairman.
All in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences will find their allegiances in question, and their mettle tested as a new dastardly era of international intrigue dawns.
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Now available on Audible and Amazon
So we have been fielding queries from people who missed the Ghost Rebellion Kickstarter, but still want to purchase book five.
Next Friday, June 17th is the release day for to the general public and we are very excited, so here are all the details we have available right now.
The ebook is available for pre-order right here, direct from us. This gives the Ministry the most pennies from the sale, as well as the mobi and epub versions for you.
It is also available for pre-order from Smashwords and Barnes and Noble
Amazon and Kobo links will be available on the 17th.
The print books will be online at Amazon, but on the 17th you will be able to buy signed copies direct from our store.
The audiobook should be available in a couple of weeks from the release date from Audible and Amazon.
We’re very excited to get this book out to the public. It has been a delight to write, and we hope the readers and listeners enjoy it just as much as we have.