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ARC review: Her Ladyship’s Curse by Lynn Viehl

ARC review: Her Ladyship’s Curse by Lynn Viehl

The Particulars: Steampunk, Pocket Star, available as e-book The Source: review copy from NetGalley The Grade: C- The blurb: In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead. Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse…

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ARC Review: Diana’s Hound by Moira Rogers

ARC Review: Diana’s Hound by Moira Rogers

The Particulars: Steampunk romance, Samhain, available as e-book The Source: ARC from the author The Grade: C+ The blurb: Nate Powell lived one full life as a world-class inventor before a disaster born of magic and science returned him to his prime—and turned him into a half-vampire, half-bloodhound abomination. He’s finally stopped yearning for death, but he’s a long way from being excited about life—even if his newly virile body is very excited by the latest arrival to Iron Creek….

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Book recommendation: Riveted by Meljean Brook

Book recommendation: Riveted by Meljean Brook

A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland’s inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has become enshrouded in legend. But the truth behind the legends is mechanical, not magical—and the mystery of the island a matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves on an airship, searching…

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Steampunk Challenge: Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook

Steampunk Challenge: Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook

The Particulars: Steampunk, Berkley, available in print and as e-book The Source: Purchased at Kobo The Grade : A The blurb: Note: This blurb is the official one, but it  contain spoilers for Iron Duke. As the mercenary captain of the Lady Corsair, Yasmeen has learned to keep her heart as cold as steel, her only loyalty bound to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen…

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Review: What Ho, Automaton! by Chris Dolley

Review: What Ho, Automaton! by Chris Dolley

The Particulars:  Steampunk, Bookview Cafe, available as e-book.The Source: Purchased at Bookview CafeThe Grade: B+The Blurb: Wodehouse Steampunk! Reggie Worcester and Reeves, his gentleman’s personal gentle-automaton, are consulting detectives in an alternative 1903 where an augmented Queen Victoria is still on the throne and automata are a common sight below stairs. Humour, Mystery, Aunts and Zeppelins! The Review:Two words sums up this collection: Wodehouse Steampunk.The first one is about how Reggie and Reeves met, and the second they search for…

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Dark Faerie Tales Steampunk reading Challenge 2012

Dark Faerie Tales Steampunk reading Challenge 2012

I wanted to join Dark Faerie tales UF challenge last year, but since I discovered it in september I decided to wait. So when I spotted the Steampunk Challenge, I decided to join it. I view it as a good way to get introduced to the genre. The challenge runs from Jan 2012 to Dec 2012. My plan is to post one review each month. The tentiative reading list is:1. Bone Shaker by Cherie Priest 2. New Blood by Gail…

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Review: Wilder’s Mate by Moira Rogers

Review: Wilder’s Mate by Moira Rogers

Wilder’s Mate by Moira Rogers My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Book: Wilder’s Mate by Moira Rogers The Particulars: Steampunk, Samhain, e-book Why was it in my TBR? I was in the mood for steampunk The Review: The blurb: Wilder Harding is a bloodhound, created by the Guild to hunt down and kill vampires on America’s frontier. His enhanced abilities come with a high price: on the full moon, he becomes capable of savagery beyond telling, while the new…

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Steam and Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape

Steam and Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape

Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Book: Steam and Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape The Particulars: Steampunk, Carina Press, available as e-book Why was it in my TBR? I got this one from Netgalley. The cover caught my attention The Review: The blurb:Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made…

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