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GASLIGHT ROMANCE

A less "super-science" feel than mainstream Steampunk, though set in the Victorian era, it focuses nostalgically on icons like Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes. eg. The Gaslight Grimoire, The Secrets of the Lazarus Cl

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Comment by Anna Chen on January 5, 2011 at 12:56pm
The "less super-science" thing makes me feel this is probably where I belong...
Comment by Marna Bernice Moore on January 5, 2011 at 3:08pm
Oh, agreed. I really wanted to do a steampunk, and then I saw all the science and was like >_<. But gaslight romance? I think I got this.
Comment by Lisa Trevethan on January 5, 2011 at 4:55pm
Agreed.  I love to read it but don't think it is quite my thing to write.
Comment by Marna Bernice Moore on January 5, 2011 at 5:49pm
Yeah, I'm planning on making this my NaNo for next year, so I'll have time to read up on it...
Comment by Lisa Trevethan on January 8, 2011 at 7:01am

Hello All,

 

I am heading up to our local Steampunk bookstore called Off the Beaten Path books.  I was wondering if any of you had any recommendations for Gaslamp/Gaslight books written by contemporary authors.

 

I have Leanna Renee Hieber's books but was hoping some of you might have some other suggestions.

 

Thanks!

Comment by Tony Pollard on August 2, 2011 at 5:32am
Delighted to see the cover of my novel featured here (how do you load up a member's cover?). Anyway, being part of a genre was the last thing on my mind when I was working on Lazarus Club. It was only when a critic labelled the book as a Gaslight Romance that I first came across the term. Others (mostly readers) have described it as Steampunk but it has also been marketed as an historical crime novel - all very confusing. If I was asked what it was before then I used the term Gothic Thriller. I think this actually describes better what I do - my next novel is about supernatural goings on in Colditz-like POW camp during WWII  - it's certainly not Steampunk or a gaslight romance - if anything its probably more straight forward horror. Is it a hindrance or a help to strongly identified with a genre? I have friends in the crime writing world who would never think of writing a novel without the same main characters as the one before, let alone cross genres!
Comment by Wolfen Moondaughter on August 16, 2011 at 8:02am

Is it still considered Gaslight romance if the bond between two people is a huge part of the plot but there's no sex at all? One of my stories in my coming release is based on The Nutcracker, and the other is The Love Story of Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge. Both are fantasy stories, one with a lot of magic and the other dealing with the spiritual realm & ghosts. If it wouldn't be considered romance, is there such a thing as *just* Gaslight without Romance (or Paranormal, as I feel like that's more Horror, and these aren't  horror stories -- or am I wrong about Paranormal being Horror?) attatched to it?

Comment by Francesco Calvano on September 23, 2011 at 8:24am
I must say I so enjoyed this book. I was wandering around Torquay library looking for a historical romance novel and found this lurking quietly among the shelves. Immediately engrossed me with its descriptions of dissections & then confronted me with a sort of dream team of Victorian real life Victorian personalities such as Brunel, Nightingale and Stephenson. Then threw in the awesomeness that was The Great Eastern. Involving if far-fetched plot & some fantastic scenes that I would love to see in a film adaption (they would need a fair sized budget though I suspect.)
Not one paragraph about actual romance but nowt wrong with that. The weather in Torquay rained for two weeks non stop so this book was a welcome companion.
Comment by T.E. MacArthur on October 25, 2011 at 4:09pm
Hello Hello Everyone.

I'm very excited to announce that my first novel, The Volcano Lady: vol. 1, is set to release November 10th.  It is the first in a series of adventures, with a flare of Steampunk and romance, and a salute to Jules Verne.

Part history, part makebelieve. 
My blog is www.volcanolady.wordpress.com and I would to have you join me there.  If you are on Facebook, please come join me over on my page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Volcano-Lady-by-TE-MacArthur/....  I would adore your company.

Ciao!

T.E.

Comment by T.E. MacArthur on October 25, 2011 at 4:12pm
And I should say that it is lovely to find that Gaslight Romance is happily alive and kicking.

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