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DEEP ROOTS Clockwork Dagger collection 99-cent sale

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog, clockwork dagger shorts | 0 comments

Deep RootsThis was a nice surprise to stumble upon! The ebook of my Clockwork Dagger collection Deep Roots is on sale for the very 1st time. For 99 cents, you can get my Nebula-nominated novella “Wings of Sorrow and Bone” along with short stories “Deepest Poison” and “Final Flight.”

I have no idea how long this will last, so buy while the price is low!

For my information on each work, check out my Clockwork Dagger Stories page.

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Clockwork Dagger collection DEEP ROOTS is out today!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog, clockwork dagger shorts | Comments Off on Clockwork Dagger collection DEEP ROOTS is out today!

Deep Roots

Hooray, hooray, it’s publication day! Deep Roots is an omnibus of my three previously-published ebook-only works set in the world of The Clockwork Dagger. This includes two stories, Deepest Poison and Final Flight, and the Nebula-nominated novella Wings of Sorrow and Bone. Together, they are a 208-page volume that is available as a mass-market paperback for $4.99 and as an ebook for $2.99!

Amazon:  paperback or  ebook | Barnes & Noble: paperback or ebook | Kobo | Google Play | iTunes

 

Included are:

THE DEEPEST POISON

Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival’s medicians-in-training. Called to the front lines of war, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers.

WINGS OF SORROW AND BONE

After being rescued from the slums of Caskentia, Rivka Stout is adjusting to her new life in Tamarania. But when Rivka stumbles into a laboratory run by the powerful Balthazar Cody, she also discovers a sinister plot involving chimera gremlins and the violent Arena game Warriors.

FINAL FLIGHT

Captain Hue hoped he was rid of his troubles once Octavia Leander and Alonzo Garrett disembarked from his airship, but then the Argus is commandeered by a Clockwork Dagger and forced on a deadly mission. Hue must lead a mutiny that might bring down his own ship…. perhaps for good.

 

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DEEP ROOTS Clockwork Dagger Collection out on August 2nd!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Blog, clockwork dagger shorts | Comments Off on DEEP ROOTS Clockwork Dagger Collection out on August 2nd!

I know a lot of folks have been waiting for my Clockwork Dagger short works to be released in paperback. Well, your wait is over as of August 2nd! You’ll be able to read them in mass market paperback ($4.99) or as a collected ebook ($2.99)! Deep Roots is available for preorder everywhere.

 

Deep Roots

From the author of The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown comes a compilation of short works set in the same world: The Deepest Poison, Final Flight, and the Nebula-nominated Wings of Sorrow and Bone.

THE DEEPEST POISON

Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival’s medicians-in-training. Called to the front lines of war, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers.

WINGS OF SORROW AND BONE

After being rescued from the slums of Caskentia, Rivka Stout is adjusting to her new life in Tamarania. But when Rivka stumbles into a laboratory run by the powerful Balthazar Cody, she also discovers a sinister plot involving chimera gremlins and the violent Arena game Warriors.

FINAL FLIGHT

Captain Hue hoped he was rid of his troubles once Octavia Leander and Alonzo Garrett disembarked from his airship, but then the Argus is commandeered by a Clockwork Dagger and forced on a deadly mission. Hue must lead a mutiny that might bring down his own ship…. perhaps for good.

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B&N Gives Breath of Earth Some Love, And Other News

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog, breath of earth, clockwork dagger shorts, public speaking | Comments Off on B&N Gives Breath of Earth Some Love, And Other News

Breath of Earth is out in about two and a half months, and it’s time for the buzz to really kick in. Publishers Weekly recently said nice things, and now Barnes & Noble’s SFF Blog is chiming in:

Her latest novel, Breath of Earth, out later this summer, takes place in an alternate San Francisco in which geomancers keep the San Andreas faultline in check—and institutional sexism and racism keep Ingrid Carmichael from achieving her full magical potential. Cato weaves a compelling tapestry of clashing cultural values, bringing much-needed diversity to the genre.

Breath of EarthRead the whole list of books they loved in May–lots of great titles on there!

My Clockwork Dagger story Final Flight also garnered some love over at Reading Reality. Yay!

The big Elevengeddon signing event at Poisoned Pen was a smashing success last week. They did a wonderful write-up with loads of pictures.

I have a new poem out: “A Sip of Starlight” at NewMyths.com.

One of the big local papers, the Phoenix New Times, included me on their 2016 list of 100 Creatives in Phoenix.

I was also interviewed over at SFF World about the Decision Points anthology along with Mike Resnick and Kate Corcino.

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Clockwork Dagger Posts Galore

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Blog, clockwork dagger shorts, public speaking, publication process, writerly advice | Comments Off on Clockwork Dagger Posts Galore

The release of my story Final Flight means promo, promo, promo all over the place. Here are my recent posts and interviews–and there are more to come, too!

Final Flight story

Final Flight story

Guest blogs:
Fantasy Cafe’s Women in SFF Month: Beth Cato with The Healer as a Fighter
“Why I Write Steampunk” at The Spec Fiction Hub
Final Flight: A Father and Son Story in the World of Clockwork Dagger at the Qwillery
Beth Cato on Clockwork Daggers at SF Signal
Writing Short and Long Fiction with Beth Cato at Dan Koboldt’s site
Writers and their Beasts: Beth Cato at J. Kathleen Cheney’s site

Interviews:
Introducing Beth Cato of The Clockwork Dagger Series at The Steampunk Cavaliers
Beth Cato talks about Characters, Cooking and of course, her latest Clockwork Dagger off-shoot, The Final Flight with N.O.A. Rawle

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Final Flight: A Clockwork Dagger Story is out now!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog, breath of earth, clockwork dagger shorts | Comments Off on Final Flight: A Clockwork Dagger Story is out now!

Final Flight is out! This is the last (for now) of my Clockwork Dagger stories.


Another breathtaking short story from the author of The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown, set in the same world…

Captain Hue hoped he was rid of his troubles once Octavia Leander and Alonzo Garrett disembarked from his airship Argus. But he was quickly proved wrong when his ship was commandeered by Caskentian soldiers. He is ordered on a covert and deadly mission by the smarmy Julius Corrado, an elite Clockwork Dagger.

Now Captain Hue must start a mutiny to regain control of his airship, which means putting his entire crew at risk—including his teenage son Sheridan. As the weather worsens and time runs out, it’ll take incredible bravery to bring the Argus down… perhaps for good.


 

Final Flight story

Final Flight story

An excerpt of the very beginning of the story:

I stood at the rudder wheel of my airship Argus, in command of a ship I did not truly control. We flew north, destination unknown. A soldier stood several feet behind me. His pistols remained holstered—he wasn’t daft enough or desperate enough to fire a weapon in the control cabin of an operating airship—but he had already proven adept with his fists. My co-pilot, Ramsay, was currently getting patched up, as the sarcastic commentary he had offered was not kindly received.

Throughout the cabin, tension prickled beneath the surface like an invisible rash we couldn’t scratch. Everyone stood or sat rigid at their posts, gazes flickering between their gauges, the windows, and the soldiers in our midst. These were soldiers of our own kingdom of Caskentia, in green uniforms as vibrant as the sprawling valley below. They had occupied the Argus since that morning.

This was the second time in as many weeks that my airship had been commandeered. The previous time, rebellious settlers from the Waste had claimed it by force. I rather preferred them. Wasters made for an easy enemy after fifty years of intermittent warfare. This occupation by our own government was ugly in a different way.

My fists gripped the wheel as if I could leave impressions in the slick copper. The futility of our situation infuriated me. I couldn’t stop the Wasters before. And now I couldn’t stop this, whatever this mysterious errand was.

My son, Sheridan, was on board somewhere. I needed him to be safe, not snared in any more political drama. The Wasters had used him as a hostage to force my hand; I didn’t want these soldiers to do the same.

“Captain Hue, sir.” My co-pilot saluted as he entered the control cabin. I assessed him in a glance. Bandages plugged his swollen nose. Blood still thickened his thin brown moustache.

“You are well enough to resume your duties?” I asked.

“Yes, sir. I’ve felt worse after a night of leave.”

Ramsay knew his job; if only he could control his fool lips. I stepped back to grant him control of the rudder and leaned by his ear. “Corrado said this would be over in days. Bear through.”

I saw my own frustration mirrored in his eyes, and in the other crew as I walked from station to station. I muttered what assurance I could and exited the control cabin. I needed to find my boy.


 

Like the start of the story? Read the whole thing for just 99-cents–and that includes the first chapter of Breath of Earth!

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