Paranormal Historical

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A Reflection of Shadows

A Reflection of Shadows is the third (and latest) book in Anne Renwick’s  Elemental Web Chronicles – part of her steampunk series set in an alternate Victorian London.  Each of the books features a different central couple and self-contained plot, and are thus designed to work as standalones; ...

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Heart of Iron

Bec McMaster has created a detailed and original world for her London Steampunk series, a steam-powered but recognisable version of Victorian London that is populated by humans, mechanoids and blue bloods and ruled over by the Echelon.  When I reviewed the first book, Kiss of Steel, I gave a bri ...

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Romanov

I knew going in that Romanov would be an emotional read. A fantasy novel about the Russian royal family’s incarceration told from the view point of Grand Duchess Anastasia, it could hardly be a cheery book; after all, the horrifying historical ending to that imprisonment is common knowledge. Howev ...

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Enchantée

Take magic and romance, mix in the tumult of Paris on the eve of revolution, and you’ll get the historical fiction delight that is Enchantée. Gita Trelease’s début young adult novel is an enchanting romp through the streets of Paris in 1789 in which magic literally winds through the city and t ...

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Dukes Are Forever

A compromising situation forced him into marriage. But has his wife been working for the enemy all along? In a steam-fuelled world where vampires once ruled the aristocracy, a dangerous conspiracy threatens to topple the queen, and the Duke of Malloryn knows his nemesis has finally returned to en ...

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To Catch a Rogue

Bec McMaster has done it again.  Fast paced, suspenseful and romantic, To Catch a Rogue is a terrific addition to her marvelous  London Steampunk universe.  Like its predecessors, the novel spotlights one couple whilst integrating their love story into the larger overarching plot linking The Blue ...

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You Only Love Twice

The third book in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy series, You Only Love Twice boasts an engrossing, intricately-woven and high-stakes suspense plot woven through  a steamy second-chance romance and I was glued to it from pretty much start to finish.  We’ve reached th ...

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Dread Nation

If you read only one YA novel this year, make it Dread Nation. Part Zombie Land, part Django Unchained, channeling a bit of The Hunger Games and also something wholly original, this is a tale of what happens when the undead rise while America’s race war rages. The Civil War is over. But not bec ...

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Soulbound

Do you like historical romance with a bit of suspense and a lot of steam (wink!)?  Are you looking for something a bit different from your usual historical fare?  Haven’t read Bec McMaster?  Well, my friends, you’re in for a treat - and a prolonged binge.  Ms. McMaster is best known for her ...

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Kiss of Steel

Kiss of Steel is Bec McMaster’s début novel and the first in her London Steampunk series.  Rather like Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London novels, the books in this series are set in a recognisable Victorian London, which enables the author to get right into the story without the need for extens ...