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Joint Review: Gaslight Hades by Grace Draven

We’re reviewing the second story in this duology. Lou: I was pretty stoked when we were sent Gaslight Hades for review by the lovely and mega-talented Grace Draven. The novella is a historical steampunk with a heavy dose of gothic romance. The imagery and tone she created was dark and very romantic with such a […]

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Review – The Mechanical Chrysanthemums by Felicitas Ivey

Review: The Mechanical Chrysanthemums by Felicitas Ivey Publisher: Dreamspinner Publish Date: January 14, 2015 Reviewed by: Heller How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher Hachisuka Narihiro is a pilot in the Shogun’s elite unit of musha-ki, robotic armor automated by steam and magic for the defense of Nippon in a slowly modernizing 19th Century, […]

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Joint Review – Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles #1) by Jeannie Lin

Publisher: Berkley Intermix Publish Date: Out now Reviewed by: E & Marlene How we got this book: ARC from the publisher via Netgalley In 1842, the gunpowder might of China’s Qing Dynasty fell to Britain’s steam engines. Furious, the Emperor ordered the death of his engineers—and killed China’s best chance of fighting back… Since her […]

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Joint Review – Gilded Lily (Steam and Seduction #3) by Delphine Dryden

Publisher: Berkley Publish Date: Out now How we got this book: ARC from the publisher via Netgalley 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 […]

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Review: The Guild (Guardians of Destiny #3) by Jean Johnson

Publisher: Berkley Publish Date: May 6, 2014 How I got this book: eARC from the publisher via NetGalley For centuries, the mages of Mekhana have done their best to hide themselves and their powers from the rapacious needs of their so-called Patron Deity, Mekha. Greatest of their secrets is the Vortex, a Fountain hidden in […]

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Joint Review – The Curse of the Brimstone Contract (The Steampunk Detectives #1) by Corrina Lawson

Publisher: Samhain Publish Date: Out today How we got this book: ARC from the publisher Magic existed at the fringes until Prince Albert discovered he was a mage. Now he and others like him are leading a revolution in steam technology that’s held tight in the grip of the upper classes. A man of half-Indian […]