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The St. Croix Chronicles, #1

Tarnished is a beautifully written and fantastically descriptive. The imagery in the novel is extremely vivid and easy to comprehend. Tarnished is a wild steampunk ride, full of adventure, intrigue, mystery, and, of course, alchemical experiments and science. This is a novel that nearly everyone can enjoy, from the romance lovers to the science lovers, and everyone in between.

Cherry St. Croix is a girl with a secret. A dangerous secret at that. Cherry is not a typical girl, instead striving for the adventure and danger inherent in the steampunk London underworld. Born into a world of wealth and privilege, yet still shunned due to her unorthodox parentage, Cherry is drawn headlong into the mysterious crime filled underworld of London. And that venture into the London underworld will lead her into a terrifying nightmare she will be lucky to survive unscathed. Yet Cherry is a fighter, and will fight to her last breath to overcome the terror that has been given to her.

Book Blurb for Tarnished

In Victorian London, where science skirts the line between magic and mechanics, one stubborn miss will face shadows from her past, demons from her desires, and choices that will forever shape who she is.

A brand-new, sexy series from Karina Cooper featuring fearless heroine Cherry St. Croix-debutante by day, bounty hunter by night-set in an alternate London where proper Victorian society sits above a seedy steampunk underworld teeming with dubious loyalties, advanced technology, and incredible magic

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2012 4.00