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Author – EVA GORDON is our guest today




Thank you all for joining us today as we feature Hand of Miriam…Eva Gordon’s first book in a new steampunk series.


A Victorian world of supernatural creatures, magnificent airships, a secret society, and one bluestocking adventuress who, threatened by evil, seeks protection by awakening the golem.Blog-Gordon-GolemBook Blurb:

On an archaeological expedition, Bayla Gideon, is widowed by a supernatural force and branded with the Hand of Miriam or Knowing Eye. Threatened by evil, she awakens the golem; a mythical man of clay, who protected the Jewish community over three centuries ago.

The golem, Gesher, is surprised. Freedom –by a beautiful, enchanting woman. His desire is to return to the celestial spheres and regain his status as an avenging angel. Yet, Bayla challenges his mind, body and soul. Would he risk his return to the heavens for her? 

Besides, dealing with the otherkind, mad inventors and an unrelenting matchmaking aunt, Bayla is equally determined to resist her steamy attraction to the striking fallen angel. 

Thrust into a malevolent war, which includes facing Jack the Ripper, they must resist the magnetic pull toward each other, while protecting the world from encroaching evil.


Note: Hand of Miriam is Book 1 of a duology in Bayla and the Golem novels, which will continue after Book 2, Her Majesty’s Witch, with the steampunk adventures of other corseted but brainy members of the exclusive Bluestocking Adventuress Club.


Eva Gordon writes genre bending paranormal/fantasy/steampunk and historical novels with a strong romantic element. She loves to create stories that combine her passion for mythology, steamy romance, and action/suspense. Her imagination takes her from one universe to the next. Thus far, she has several series lined up as well as single titles waiting in line for production.  Eva has a BS in Zoology and graduate studies in Biology. She once taught high school Biology, Environmental Science and Anatomy/Physiology. When not in her den writing, she can be found at steampunk conventions, at work at the raptor rehabilitation center, wolf sanctuaries, or to satisfy her inner Hemingway on some global eco adventure.

Hand of Miriam

A Bayla and the Golem Novel

By Eva Gordon



Published By Eva Gordon

Cover art byNicolene van Staden

Editing by Marion Archer and Karen Lawson

Published: December 6, 2013

Word Count: 105,618

Page Count Print: 390 pages

ISBN-10: 1494302802

ISBN-13: 978-1494302801

Marilyn Baron - April 23, 2014 - 2:57 am

Wow. This sounds like an interesting book and series. I’ll have to check it out. Thank you for blogging with us. Best of luck.

Sandy Elzie - April 23, 2014 - 6:35 am

Hi Eva,
I’m with Marilyn, sounds very interesing and I’ll be downloading it. Protected by a golem, but tempted by a fallen angel. Yep, I can imagine some great romantic elements here. Good luck!

Piper - April 23, 2014 - 8:24 am

Hi Eva!

Thanks for visiting today! I like the sounds of this story very much. I want to read it just to see if Jack the Ripper gets his….I love that outfit she’s wearing on the cover! The hat really makes it. Please tell us if you had anything to do with that. I know how hit or miss cover design can be.

Eva Gordon - April 23, 2014 - 8:53 am

I love blogging here. :)

Thanks for liking my premise.

The cover artist Nicolene van Staten did a great job finding just the right model for my book cover.

Connie Gillam - April 23, 2014 - 9:39 am


Your premise sounds intriguing. I’m also a genre-bending writer so your story sounds like it’s one I’ll enjoy.

Eva Gordon - April 23, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Hi Connie,

Genre-bending is so much fun. :)

Susan Carlisle - April 23, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Thanks for joining us today. Your book sound like it will be an exciting read.

Carol Burnside - April 23, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Nice conflict. It’s set up to intrigue. :-)

Pam Asberry - April 25, 2014 - 7:52 am

I enjoyed reading about your new series. Thank you for blogging with us!

Maxine Davis - April 25, 2014 - 10:36 am

Eva, this sounds wonderful! I’m impressed when someone can make up another world and write about it. I look forward to reading about yours!

Kara Ashley Dey - April 26, 2014 - 1:12 am

I’ve been hearing so much about this book, I must get it.

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