Category: steampunk

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. […]

Spotlight + Review: Circus of ..

Posted November 7, 2014 by B. in LGBTQ, m/m romance, reviews, steampunk
Spotlight + Review: Circus of the Damned by Cornelia Grey

Circus of the Damned Author: Cornelia Grey Reviewer: B. Rating: A What I’m Talking About: I admit that, having just finished one wonderful Steampunk novel, I was almost afraid of what I might encounter in Circus of the Damned, especially since Ms. Grey is a new author to me. As it turns out, I needn’t […]

Review: The Kraken King by Mel..

Posted November 5, 2014 by Jen in My Favorite Books, Rating A, reviews, romance, steampunk
Review: The Kraken King by Meljean Brook

The Kraken King Author: Meljean Brook Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: Note: This review (with minor edits) was originally posted on June 9, 2014 after all parts of the serialized novel were released.  Zenobia Fox, sister of the infamous adventurer Archimedes Fox, spends more time living vicariously through the intrepid tales […]

Review: Prosperity by Alexis H..

Posted October 27, 2014 by B. in LGBTQ, m/m romance, Rating A, steampunk
Review: Prosperity by Alexis Hall

Prosperity Author: Alexis Hall Reviewer: B. Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: I’m beginning to believe that Alexis Hall is incapable of writing anything that isn’t completely wonderful in some way or other. Or in many ways, as is the case in Prosperity. As an ardent fan of most everything Steampunk, as well as having […]

Review: Precious Metals by L.A..

Posted October 22, 2014 by B. in LGBTQ, m/m romance, Rating A, reviews, steampunk
Review: Precious Metals by L.A. Witt

Precious Metals Author: L.A. Witt Reviewer: B. Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: I was very eager to read this title, having enjoyed the first story in the Metals series a great deal, and I wasn’t disappointed. If Noble Metals succeeded in being imaginative and exciting, then this one was even better. Still set in […]

Review: Forged by Desire by Be..

Review: Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster

Forged by Desire Author: Bec McMaster Reviewer: Jen Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: The Nighthawks have been the stable blueblood (think vampire) police force for forty years, but their founder and longtime leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, recently stepped down to assume his role among the Echelon (My Lady Quicksilver). Now Garrett Reed, second in […]

Quickie Review: The Curious Ca..

Posted September 2, 2014 by Jen in mystery/suspense, Rating A, steampunk
Quickie Review: The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace by Bec McMaster

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace Author: Bec McMaster Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace is a wonderful whodunit mystery set in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk world. It is listed as book 3.5, but story does go back 3 years in time. The book shares […]

Review: Noble Metals by L.A. W..

Posted July 18, 2014 by Jen in LGBTQ, m/m romance, Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: Noble Metals by L.A. Witt

Noble Metals Author: L.A. Witt Reviewer: B. Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: From the moment the distinguished, self-assured gentleman walked into the brothel where he worked as a prostitute and bartender, Robert Benton’s curiosity was piqued. Upon learning that the man was headed to the gold fields he had been yearning for since his […]

Review: Gilded Lily by Delphin..

Posted July 1, 2014 by Una in Rating B, reviews, romance, steampunk
Review: Gilded Lily by Delphine Dryden

Gilded Lily Author: Delphine Dryden Reviewer: Una Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Gilded Lily is the third offering in the Steam and Seduction series.  In this adventure we follow Frederique “Freddie” Murcheson and Barnabas Smith-Grenville, two opposites who do attract.  Although this novel feels a bit transitional, setting up new plots while circling back […]