Posts Tagged With: Series – Steam and Seduction

Book Review: Gilded Lily by Delphine Dryden

Reviewed by Heather C

zTitle: Gilded Lily
Author: Delphine Dryden
Series: Steam and Seduction #3
Hero/Heroine: Barnabas Smith-Grenville/Frederique Murcheson
Genre: MF Steampunk
Length: 304 Pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Available at: Berkley, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks and Kobo
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Blurb: HIDDEN IDENTITIES, SCANDALOUS SECRETS…
DEADLY ATTRACTION.

Frederique Murcheson’s introduction into society hasn’t gone smoothly—some would even call it a disaster. Only Freddie considers her debut a success. Her scheme to become a makesmith has gone off flawlessly. The only thing that could upset her plans now would be if someone discovered that brilliant tinker Fred Merchant is, in fact, a lady in disguise.

Wooing a spoiled heiress is not exactly Barnabas Smith-Grenville’s idea of high espionage. However, considering his brother disappeared on the job, supposedly into the most iniquitous of opium dens, he cannot expect much better. At least the assignment will afford him time to search for his brother, whom he suspects is in spy-related trouble rather than a drug-addled haze.

But when Freddie proves to be both irresistible and the key to the answers he seeks, Barnabas finds himself not only entwined in a scandalous mystery involving lethal submersibles and deranged dirigibles, but also in a dangerous game of the heart…

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Book Review: Scarlet Devices by Delphine Dryden

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title: Scarlet Devices
Author: Delphine Dryden
Series: Steam and Seduction #2
Hero/Heroine: Matthew Pence/Eliza Hardison
Genre: MF Steampunk
Length: 304 Pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
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Blurb: DRIVEN TO WIN. 

DRAWN TO LOVE.

Fresh from university, Eliza Hardison is determined to crusade for workers’ rights until her cousin Dexter, the Makesmith Baron, prevails on her to represent Hardison House in the American Dominion Sky and Steam Rally.

The competition is fierce, but only one opponent really matters to Eliza. Dexter’s protégé, Matthew Pence, was always like a big brother to her. But now she’s grown up, and Matthew has made a break from Hardison House with his own business venture—and made his own entry in the rally.

Matthew intends to win while keeping Eliza safe on the perilous route from New York to San Francisco. As the threats escalate through treacherous skies and uncharted American wilds, though, Eliza and Matthew must work together, discovering a bond deeper than either could have imagined…but is winning the rally more important than winning at love?

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Gossamer Wing by Delphine Dryden

Reviewed by Heather C

17347638Title:  Gossamer Wing
Author: Delphine Dryden
Series: Steam and Seduction #1
Heroine/Hero: Charlotte Moncrieffe/Dexter Hardison
Genre: MF, Steampunk
Length: 300 Pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Available at: Berkley Sensation, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
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Blurb: A Spy. An Airship. And a Broken Heart.

After losing her husband to a rogue French agent, Charlotte Moncrieffe wants to make her mark in international espionage. And what could be better for recovering secret long-lost documents from the Palais Garnier than her stealth dirigible, Gossamer Wing? Her spymaster father has one condition: He won’t send her to Paris without an ironclad cover.

Dexter Hardison prefers inventing to politics, but his title as Makesmith Baron and his formidable skills make him an ideal husband-imposter for Charlotte. And the unorthodox undercover arrangement would help him in his own field of discovery.

But from Charlotte and Dexter’s marriage of convenience comes a distraction—a passion that complicates an increasingly dangerous mission. For Charlotte, however, the thought of losing Dexter also opens her heart to a thrilling new future of love and adventure.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment