Steampunk Hands Around the World: Making Life Better Giveaway! Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly


Welcome to Week Two of our Steampunk Hands Around the World book giveaway series!

Next up: enter a world of spies, decadence, and revolution with Lara Elena Donnelly’s Amberlough. A brief description:

Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, especially from Aristide Makricosta. They suit each other: Aristide turns a blind eye to Cyril’s clandestine affairs, and Cyril keeps his lover’s moonlighting job as a smuggler under wraps.

Cyril participates on a mission that leads to disastrous results, leaving smoke from various political fires smoldering throughout the city. Shielding Aristide from the expected fallout isn’t easy, though, for he refuses to let anything – not the crooked city police or the mounting rage from radical conservatives – dictate his life.

Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, a top dancer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, who could be the key to Cyril’s plans—if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means — and people — necessary. Including each other.

Combining the espionage thrills of le Carré with the allure of an alternate vintage era, Amberlough will thoroughly seduce and enthrall you.

“James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.” —Holly Black

“Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world.” —Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award

“An astonishing first novel!” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

There is also this incredible book trailer:


EDIT: Congrats to Elias Eells as our winner!

How to enter:
1) Readers comment below with a recommended charity/ NGO/ good works organization you support (example. “I support the ACLU’s fight to protect civil liberties.”) Needless to say, but no trolling please (you will be disqualified). All recommendations for organizations condoning hate crimes will be deleted (not that someone would willingly declare themselves as such a supporter, but hey, covering all bases). Readers can only submit one entry per household. US and International entries are welcome.
2) Enter between February 12th, 2017, through February 17th, 2017, at midnight EST (GMT -5:00).
3) Winner will be chosen via their comment number using Winner will be contacted via email and must reply within 24 hours with their mailing address to claim their prize. Otherwise a new winner will be selected.


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12 responses to “Steampunk Hands Around the World: Making Life Better Giveaway! Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

  1. Elias Eells

    I support Athena’s Sisters in Louisville, Kentucky, for their tireless support of female veterans.

  2. I support Remote Area Medical (, a charity that gives free medical, dental, and eye care, and veterinary services, to people in remote areas of the US and abroad. It focuses its efforts on poorer communities and those areas that don’t have resident doctors.

    So glad you’re doing this!

  3. Jae Young

    Hi! I support the Immigrant Defense Project. They defend immigrants with criminal convictions/contact with the criminal legal system. Their webpage is here:

  4. Eric Balboa

    I support the Brain Research Foundation’s commitment to advance discoveries that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases!

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  6. I support The Trevor Project, non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Thank you for this opportunity!

  7. I support Transgender Michigan or TGMI, a Michigan-based organization helping transgender individuals get access to information and resources, as well as a resource for educating employers and teachers on transgender rights and issues.

  8. I support the Soka Gakkai International in their goals for peace, culture, and education. Every year the president writes a peace proposal against nuclear weapons.

  9. The charity that I try to bring attention to, as often as possible, is a local charity that provides free sports and arts activities for children of all abilities (children with special needs and their siblings, so that no one feels left out).

  10. I support the Lesbian Herstory Archives for preserving the words, art, photographs, books, crafts, and films of the LGBTQ movement.

  11. Evan Berkow

    I support the Natural Resources Defense Council (“NRDC”), which does remarkable, high-level work protecting the environment from pollution and corporate greed.

  12. hollybindurham

    I support the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence for all the hard work they do to ensure women and children are protected from domestic abuse. It is especially important to me because my sister was killed by her husband 9 years ago.

    I love the idea behind Steampunk Hands Around the World, thanks for doing this!