Press Release – Hellfire Club


The Hellfire Club ready to launch on Indiegogo

Exciting new crowdfunding campaign due for imminent release


Sheffield, UK: 8th November, 2016: Steampunk Journal Editor Matt Grayson has today announced plans to launch a new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The project is called The Hellfire Club and is a subscription based gallery of artistic nude portraiture in a steampunk style.

The Hellfire Club will be UK based and feature people of all genders, race, religions as long as they of adult age. The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £13,000 in order to fund the first 20 shoots before the site goes live. The funds will pay the creative talent behind each shoot for their time which will boost the local economy and help to dispel the issues surrounding artists working for “exposure”.

The project is currently in it’s planning stage and there is a page where you can register interest to be updated regularly from the Editor of Steampunk Journal, Matt Grayson:

You can also get a sneak peek of the perks available on the crowdfunder by going to this page:


Discussing The Hellfire Club, Matt Grayson said, “This is the culmination of a lifetime of photographic learning and a deep love of steampunk. I have a bank of models all interested in working with me on the project as well as a local make-up artist and a number of photographers have also expressed interest.” He continued, “At the start I’ll use professional models to get the site up and running, but I also want to feature real steampunks. I want the Hellfire Club to be a place where people can have picture taken that they normally wouldn’t dare to do and actually feel empowered. The site is going to be a tolerant place of positivity and encouragement.”


Despite this being a UK based operation, membership will be welcomed from all over the world. The launch is expected before the end of 2016 when enough interest has been generated.


About Steampunk Journal: Steampuk Journal launched on July 4th, 2013 as a simple wordpress blog and has grown into the most popular steampunk news site in the world*. Based in Sheffield, UK, the site reports on steampunk and Victoriana news and publishing steampunk themed articles as well as conducting reviews and interviews.


About the Editor: Matt Grayson lives in Sheffield with his two sons. He has worked in the photographic industry for over 20 years. It was when he photographed Professor Elemental at a gig in March 2013 that he recognised steampunk as what he’d been interested in all his life. He wanted to document his journey of discovery and four months later, Steampunk Journal was launched.

For more information, email

*Alexa rankings, November 2016

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Press Release – Timekeeper by Tara Sim


Timekeeper is an extraordinary debut, at once familiar and utterly original. Between its compelling world, its lovely prose, and its wonderful characters, the pages flew by.”

Victoria Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Part mystery and part romance, this fantasy novel delves into what it means to grow up and make important decisions. With an easily relatable main character struggling to fit in, the novel has a realistic and contemplative voice. VERDICT: A must-have richly written fantasy novel that will have readers eagerly anticipating the next volume.” —School Library Journal

Sim creates a cast of complex and diverse characters, as well as a mythology to explain how the clock towers came to exist . . . an enjoyable, well-realized tale.” —Publishers Weekly

This LGBTQ steampunk romance sports a killer premise and admirably thorough worldbuilding, helpfully annotated in the author’s afterword. The characters—even the bad guys—are sympathetically drawn and commendably diverse in sexuality and gender.” —Kirkus Reviews

Set in an alternate-Victorian London where clock towers control the flow of time and a stopped clock means life comes to a stand-still, one teen must foil a terrorist plot that could cripple all of England . . . Even if it means freezing his own heart.

I was in an accident. I got out. I’m safe now.

An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town.

A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England.

A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all.

A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.

The first book in a dazzling new steampunk-fantasy trilogy, Timekeeper introduces a magical world of mythology and innovation that readers will never want to leave. Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Victoria Schwab, his incredible high-concept novel mixes fantasy, steampunk, romance, and an intriguing historical element into an enchanting and engrossing package that will draw readers in from the very first page.

With a sharp and intriguing relationship between two male protagonists woven effortlessly into the engrossing setting, Timekeeper is a strong entry in the “We Need Diverse Books” campaign and moves LGBT fiction out of standard contemporary. As every romance-lover knows, forbidden love is a hard enough hurdle to overcome. But forbidden love with a spirit that can destroy a town if you break is heart is a unique take. You’ll be turning pages long into the night.

Even readers who generally do not lean toward romance will find themselves lost in the incredible world and characters that Sim has created. Timekeeper is a dazzling must-read for all YA fantasy fans!


About the Author

Tara Sim can typically be found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area in California. When she’s not chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic, clocks, and explosives. Timekeeper is her debut novel. Follow her on social media and her website for fun Timekeeper extras.


Twitter: @EachStarAWorld

To request an excerpt or discuss interview possibilities, please contact:

Cheryl Lew / (212) 643-6816 x 230 /

Published in: on November 28, 2016 at 8:43 pm  Leave a Comment