NEW JERSEY, June 29, 2020 — YouTube darling, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly, announces the publication date of her LGBTQ+ science fiction/steampunk novel, THE CYBORG TINKERER. Set for publication on November 17, 2020, the novel is pitched as Treasure Planet meets John Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire in this LGBTQ+ steampunk fairytale mashup.
In a deadly circus competition, even hearts are on the line.
Gwendolyn Grimm intended to seduce men and women across the galaxy while working as a ship tinkerer on the finest vessels in the Crescent Star System. Alas, terminal illness is a buzzkill. When a life-saving opportunity struts into her life dressed in a pinstripe suit, she is made an offer she can’t refuse: become a cyborg and work as a tinkerer for Cirque du Borge, the once renowned cyborg circus.
The problem is, a new law has banned the creation of new cyborgs and becoming one means execution if caught. Thus, no one cares to see the wonders of man and machine anymore.
Ticket sales continue to fall as the circus announces a competition to determine which acts will perform for the emperor on his home planet—an opportunity with the potential to save the circus from bankruptcy. But the competition has deadly consequences. Losing acts have their cyborg implants forcibly removed, and those who survive the extraction are banished from the circus.
As the tinkerer, Gwendolyn is forced to perform the revolting task of removing the cyborg implants from the losing performers. When she falls for both the man running the competition and a woman competing in it, she must decide who to protect. But can she risk having to harvest the people she loves the most?
Trigger Warnings: This novel contains graphic violence, sexual content, profanity, and references to eating disorders. Reader discretion is advised.
ABOUT MEG LaTORRE:
Meg LaTorre is a bestselling author, YouTube darling and founder of iWriterly, creator of the free query critique platform, Query Hack, founder and co-host of the Publishable show, and blogger (Writer’s Digest, Savvy Authors, Writers Helping Writers, et al.). Formerly, she worked at a literary agency, and she has a background in magazine publishing, medical/technical writing, and journalism.
iWriterly is a book publishing resource for genre fiction with more than 120 how-to videos on traditional publishing and self-publishing. As of June 2020, the iWriterly YouTube channel has more than 66,000 subscribers. The iWriterly brand encompasses a YouTube channel, website, newsletter, books, Patreon, online courses, and social media (Twitter/Instagram).
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