After reading Cherie's most recent work, Boneshaker, I was completely caught up in the north Pacific coast.
So I picked up her first book about Eden Moore and was completely blindsided that it was set in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Ha, I hear my friend Joe groaning.)
I have long resisted reading steampunk. Possibly because I'm not very mechanically-minded and all the cogs and steam made me nervous. Maybe because I have a fear of goggles and seeing the extra layers and straps in the costumes made me feel fat.