ASU Blog Hop Banner, horizontal Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be part of the A Spark Unseen Blog Hop! This sequel to the incredible The Dark Unwinding is just as amazing, if not more than the first book in the series. Sharon Cameron has put together a bunch of fun goodies for this hop. Be sure to go to the previous post as well as the one after this (will be linked at end of post). This blog hop is hosted/organized by the always amazing Hannah from The Book Vortex.


A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Steampunk, Historical
Page Count: 352
Series: #2 in The Dark Unwinding
Pre-Order the book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble


The thrilling sequel to Sharon Cameron’s blockbuster gothic steampunk romance, THE DARK UNWINDING, will captivate readers anew with mystery and intrigue aplenty.
When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.
But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.
Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping suspense, this sequel to THE DARK UNWINDING whisks readers off on another thrilling adventure.

Sharon Cameron

Meet the author, Sharon Cameron!

Bio (from website):

I live in: Nashville, Tennessee, born and raised.
My Former Life: I have been a classical piano teacher, full-time mom (unpaid), part-time genealogist (also unpaid, but what does that matter, right?), chair of a non-profit for a local theater group (wait, that’s unpaid, too!), and a coordinator of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Midsouth Conference (guess I excelled at working for free!).
My life now: Still have my family, still coordinating that conference. I am also a writer. For this I get paid.

Find Sharon Cameron:


Twitter  @CameronSharonE


Five things A Spark Unseen will NOT tell you about Mrs. Hardcastle:

*Her first name is Euphemia. This may be the source of her need to laugh at the foolishness of others.

*Mrs. Hardcastle never encountered the infamous Mr. Bennett of Pride and Prejudice, but if she had, they would have liked each other.

*Mrs. Hardcastle offered to go to Stranwyne Keep in the summer of 1852 not because she wished to assist Alice Tulman in having Katharine’s uncle declared a lunatic, but because a strangely unselfish thought had occurred to her: since Katharine Tulman was never going to tell her horrible Aunt Alice to go to blazes, then she, Euphemia Hardcastle, could go to Stranwyne Keep and arrange for the girl to be removed from her aunt’s home. Sadly, upon arriving at Stranwyne, Mrs. Hardcastle had the misfortune to blunder straight into the clock room on winding day, where she encountered a peculiar little man who threw a hammer at her head. Mrs. Hardcastle set a speed record back to London , where a scandal involving a Duke and a shady, drunken solicitor whose mother had been a distant schoolfellow immediately drove away all vague notions of Katharine’s plight. Thus ended the one and only unselfish thought of Mrs. Hardcastle.

*Mrs. Hardcastle carries a very small, very ladylike pistol in her bodice, just in case, though she has never been called upon to use it.

*Mrs. Hardcastle’s husband died an early death. This was probably best for the both of them.

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Here is the trailer for A Spark Unseen!


Remember this is a Blog Hop so there are three other posts all together! Find today’s letter and add to it the collection. 10 letters at the end of the Hop will spell two words that will enter you to win a Grand Prize! A basic prize will also be awarded on one of the stops for today so don’t forget to check them all out!


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One Response to “A Spark Unseen Blog Hop – Day 1: Fun Facts About Mrs. Hardcastle”

  1. Mrs. Hardcastle was a wonderful surprise in A Spark Unseen, and I love these facts about her – especially the pistol!

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