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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

eBites: The Gaslight Chronicles

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Steampunk romance is rapidly becoming a regular Saturday night thing here at What Book is That?, and whenever appealing titles in that titillating subgenre come my way I try to point them out. Cindy Spencer Pape has spot in my heart already for her Motor City series (and the next book in that series comes out in August- yay!) and I'm eager to give this new series a go.

Steam & Sorcery Steam & Sorcery
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 him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.

Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.

When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery...


Photographs & Phantoms- As a member of the Order of the Round Table, Kendall Lake is overqualified to be investigating strange phenomena at a seaside photography studio. But since the photographer is related to the Order’s most powerful sorcerer, Kendall reluctantly boards a dirigible to Brighton. Amy Deland is haunted by a shadow that appears in some of her recent portraits. In each case, the subject died within days of the sitting. Does she have her grandmother’s gift of foresight, or has she somehow caused the deaths?

As Kendall and Amy search for answers, their investigation draws them together in a most improper way. But it seems the evil presence in the studio is determined to keep them apart…


As a side note, according to the author's website, Photographs & Phantoms will be available as a free download from Carina Press in April!

What ebook offerings are on your radar? Recommendations, please!
 
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