Category: steampunk

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted August 3, 2017 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, romance, steampunk
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Silver Skull by Anne Renwick

Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Elemental Web Chronicles Book: The Silver Skull Author: Anne Renwick Narrator: Henrietta Meire Audio Speed: 1.25x & 1.5x Series: Elemental Web Chronicles #2 Genre: Steampunk Romance Source: Tantor Audio The Silver Skull As the daughter of a prominent Duke, Lady Olivia is expected to marry, produce heirs […]

Review: The Mech Who Loved Me ..

Posted July 12, 2017 by Jen in paranormal romance, Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: The Mech Who Loved Me by Bec McMaster

The Mech Who Loved Me Author: Bec McMaster Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: We first met Ava McLaren, blue blood and former Nighthawk, when she was captured and tortured in Perry’s book, Forged by Desire. Hague infected her with the craving virus and replaced her heart with a working, clockwork heart. She […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted June 8, 2017 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, romance, steampunk
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Elemental Web Chronicles Book: The Golden Spider Author: Anne Renwick Narrator: Henrietta Meire Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Elemental Web Chronicles #1 Genre: Steampunk Romance Source: Tantor Audio The Golden Spider Set in a time when England and Germany have heightened tensions, spy networks are vast, and the […]

Review: The Memory Thief by Sa..

Posted December 7, 2016 by Una in Rating A, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, steampunk
Review: The Memory Thief by Sarina Dorie

The Memory Thief Author: Sarina Dorie Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Memory Thief is a different type of steampunk series.  This Victorian era science-fiction novel is an interesting world.  Suffice to say, I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one. First, let me say that this was more mystery/adventure […]

Review: Mission: Improper by B..

Posted October 10, 2016 by Jen in paranormal romance, Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: Mission: Improper by Bec McMaster

Mission: Improper Author: Bec McMaster Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: In the three years since the rebellion, the queen has instituted reforms that give more power to the humans, Mechs, and non-blue bloods, while diminishing the control of the Echelon. This isn’t sitting well with some, and there have been a […]

Review: The Ghost Rebellion by..

Posted June 13, 2016 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: The Ghost Rebellion by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

The Ghost Rebellion Author: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: The Ghost Rebellion is the latest exciting installment in the ultra-creative and madly crazy Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences steampunk series. Co-authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris take readers on a fantastical journey though an alternate history, filled […]

Review: Clockwork Samurai by J..

Posted December 16, 2015 by Una in Rating A, reviews, romance, steampunk
Review: Clockwork Samurai by Jeannie Lin

Clockwork Samurai Author: Jeannie Lin Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: I have waited for the sequel to Gunpowder Alchemy, the novel ended with so many questions.  Suffice to say, Clockwork Samurai does not disappoint, though I will say the plot thickens. At the conclusion of the previous novel I was left with […]

Author Guest Post: Alexis Radc..

Posted October 14, 2015 by Jen in Author Guest Post, steampunk
Author Guest Post: Alexis Radcliff

Today we have author Alexis Radcliff here celebrating her newest title, A Vanishing Glow (Mystech Arcanum series #1) and sharing a bit about writing steampunk. Please welcome Alexis to That’s What I’m Talking About! On Writing Steampunk: Brass, Glass, and Victorian Sass Steampunk is exploding right now: From conventions to toys to graphic novels,  and even to major […]

Review: Stolen Petals by Kathe..

Posted July 6, 2015 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, steampunk
Review: Stolen Petals by Katherine McIntyre

Stolen Petals Author: Katherine McIntyre Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Viola Embrees runs a respectable bar, but makes her fortune as the Brass Violet, a clever bounty hunter. Unfortunately, Edward Van Clef, aka the Fox, has stolen her bounty out from under her a few times. So when the infamous Fox […]

Joint Review: Into the Aether ..

Posted May 14, 2015 by Jen in Rating A, Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Joint Review: Into the Aether by PJ Schnyder

Into the Aether Author: PJ Schnyder Reviewer: Una + Jen Twimom Rating: A and B+ What We’re Talking About: Today Una and Jen are here to talk about a new steampunk anthology from one of our favorite authors, PJ Schnyder. Which was your favorite story in the anthology and why? Una: Tough question since I […]

Book Spotlight: Into the Aethe..

Posted April 27, 2015 by Jen in Book Spotlight, steampunk
Book Spotlight: Into the Aether by PJ Schnyder

From the Author: This collection of short stories is the beginning of an adventure for me in many ways. For one thing, I love writing steampunk adventures for feisty, strong heroines and I plan to continue doing so. I’m delighted to be able to include Evie, Phailin, and Cadence in this first anthology. For another, […]

Review: The Diamond Conspiracy..

Posted April 23, 2015 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

The Diamond Conspiracy Author: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Note: this review mentions events from previous books, therefore may be spoilerish if you haven’t read the earlier titles. Having just barely escaped their adventures in America, Eliza Braun and Wellington Books are heading back home to […]

Review: Of Silk and Steam by B..

Posted February 18, 2015 by Jen in paranormal romance, Rating A, reviews, steampunk
Review: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

Of Silk and Steam Author: Bec McMaster Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: For fans of the marvelous London Steampunk series, this is the book we’ve been waiting for. I strongly recommend to start this series with the first book, as there is a long-running overall story arc that concludes with Of […]

Review + Giveaway: Liberty and..

Review + Giveaway: Liberty and Other Stories by Alexis Hall

Liberty and Other Stories Author: Alexis Hall Reviewer: B. Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: Liberty and Other Stories is a remarkable telling of the various backgrounds and evolutions of the crew of the Shadowless (Byron Kae’s aethership), who were introduced to us in Prosperity. Through Piccadilly, Mr. Hall gave us expertly delivered teases and […]

Review: Gunpowder Alchemy by J..

Posted December 23, 2014 by Una in Rating A, reviews, steampunk
Review: Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin

Gunpowder Alchemy Author: Jeannie Lin Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: This is a new series by Jeannie Lin. I’ve read her Pingkang Li mysteries and enjoyed it. I like steampunk and the thought of it being centered in China piqued my interest. Gunpowder Alchemy is a riveting and beautifully written steampunk novel. […]

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