Thursday, August 16, 2012

Eleanor's Heart Blog Tour - Guest Post by the author Misa Buckley

Hello! Welcome to my stop at the Eleanor's Heart blog tour! This tour is organized by Sizzling PR and by the author Misa Buckley. My post includes a guest post from the author Misa Buckley and some information about the book and the author.

The Wrong Side of Life

by Misa Buckley

In Victorian times there was a huge divide between rich and poor. It was a time when debtors and the unemployed were condemned to life in workhouses, from where there was little chance of escape. Writing a Steampunk story, I could have avoided these hard truths, but I felt it necessary to capture something of the real lives lived.

Eleanor Franklin, the main character of ELEANOR’S HEART, is a young woman whose illness makes her unable to work. Useless to the workhouses, she lives on the street and earns her way by thievery. It’s not something she wants to do, but neither does she want to suffer the tremendous pain of her illness and the numbing laudanum is costly.

I give only a brief insight into Eleanor’s bitter life before waving my magic wand. While I think it’s important not to skim over those details, I don’t want readers getting depressed! Plus, the effects of that life carry on once she’s elevated from the gutter; shown in her reaction to Jefferson’s grand house and the trappings of the upper classes.

So I suppose in some respects, ELEANOR’S HEART, is a rags-to-riches story, but there’s no fairy godmother. There is a rich, snarky Vampire, but Eleanor drags herself up by being determined to live what little life she has left.


Dying of a rare blood disease, Eleanor Franklin needs laudanum to ease the pain, often driven to steal in order to buy more. But when she steals a ruby she has no idea that the gem will tip her into the midst of a deadly species war.

Saved by Jefferson Park, she discovers a man with an even darker past than her own: he is one of the last true Vampires fighting to stop the eradication of his kind.

But the Sanguine aren’t the only problem as Eleanor finds herself falling in love with Jefferson. It is a relationship she cannot commit to, as she knows her time is limited, and she will not risk breaking his heart.

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Thanks, Misa, for coming by with a guest post!

Happy reading!


  1. What would you say the heat level of this is?

  2. Sounds so good! Love the sound of it! Thank you for sharing!