Posts Tagged: steampunk

Quote-Tastic

Quote-Tastic

June 17, 2013 2013 0

This is a meme hosted by the herding cats & burning soup blog. Just pick a quote and the book it came from. My quotes today are from the book I’m reviewing later this week…Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel by Shelley Adina. “…If there’s anything I hate, It’s someone telling me ‘don’t’ without saying why.” “And one must know the reason why for everything.” and “You have something you wish to say to me?” She had quite a number of things she wished to say to him, but not in front of the girls. If one wanted models of good behavior, one must be a model of good… Read more »

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May 2013 Books On My Radar

May 2013 Books On My Radar

May 1, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

I don’t have too many books I’m excited about this month. This may change as I discover new books from other bloggers. May 7   This book is a hardcover so both the book and e-book are expensive so even though this is the final Sookie Stackhouse book I won’t buy it until the e-book is less expensive…or I will try to find it at the library. It’s hard to believe this is the last in the Sookie series. I’ve been reading them for years. I wonder what Charlaine Harris is doing next. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris Series: Sookie Stackhouse #13 Published by Ace, hardcover Genre: Urban Fantasy… Read more »

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Review: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

April 9, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Bec McMaster is another new author I’ve read this year. Thus, this review is listed at the New Author Challenge 2013 hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Kiss of Steel  by Bec McMaster London Steampunk Series, Book One Genre: Steampunk Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 2012 E-book, purchased 448 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Honoria Todd has no choice. Only in the dreaded Whitechapel district can she escape the long reach of the Duke of Vickers. But seeking refuge there will put her straight into the hands of Blade, legendary master of the rookeries. No one would dare cross him, but what price would he demand to keep her safe?… Read more »

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April 2013 Books

April 2013 Books

April 2, 2013 2013, books, Books on my radar 0

April 1 This is free right now for the Kindle (I’m not sure about other sites) Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn Prequel Novella (54 pages) Published by Harlequin Mira Genre: Historical  Synopsis: Kenya, 1918  Ryder White is Canadian by birth but African by choice. He is more at home in the wilds of the savannah, shooting and sleeping his way across the continent, than amongst the hedonistic colonists of Kenyan society.  In a landscape where one false move can cost a man his life, Ryder’s skill as a guide is unparalleled, but only the rich or royal can afford his services. When a European prince hires Ryder to… Read more »

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Kindle Daily Deal Alert!

Kindle Daily Deal Alert!

March 15, 2013 2013, books 0

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Daily Deal for today at Amazon is Bec McMaster‘s Kiss of Steel which I read in January and enjoyed. The book is only $1.99 which is a great way to try a new author. A new book by Ms. McMaster (Taste of Steel) is arriving in May. This book is more of a steampunk romance than urban fantasy, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. As I’ve mentioned in other posts I don’t like the romance to be the focus in my fantasy. To me when the emphasis is on the romance many times the worldbuilding suffers. Don’t get me wrong, I do like some romance just not too… Read more »

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