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Department Zero

To be totally honest, I am not sure how to review this book. It’s incredible. It’s a non-stop roller coaster of multi-dimensional chaos and mayhem, and more than a little humor. I have always been a fan of the amazing H.P. Lovecraft, and th...

5 Stars

Wicked Ever After - A Blud Novel, #7

While I am sad to say goodbye to Sang, I must say that this was a wonderful ending to a series that has brought me many hours of joy. I wouldn’t suggest that anyone start their experiences in Sang with Wicked Ever After as they would be qui...

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  • Author: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Pocket Star

Dead Man's Hand Anthology

I have to admit that when it comes to my reading preferences, I am a bit of a girl. So, the western "shoot out at the O.K. Coral" themed read that I expected from this anthology was a bit out of my comfort zone...to say the least. What I di...

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  • Author: John Joseph Adams
  • Review by: WTFAreYouReading
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Fantasy, Supernatural, * Science Fiction, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Western
  • Publisher: Titan Books

Pendulum - The Neumarian Chronicles, #2

Welcome to the awesome world of steampunk. I normally do not read or enjoy steampunk, but Ms. Knight has changed my mind. Caught up in the action, scenery, characters, traitors, deception, zombies, and a love story on the side, Pendulum wil...

4 Stars
  • Author: Ciara Knight
  • Review by: Missyb0103
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Steampunk, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Ciara Knight

The Kraken King Part VI: The Kraken King and the Crumbling Walls - A Novel of the Iron Seas

For whatever reason Meljeam Brook decided to publish The Kraken King in a serial format. Each part is like a miniature thriller and has some major part to the plot in it. It’s like lots of ultimate adventure stories but each builds on the p...

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  • Author: Meljean Brook
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk
  • Publisher: InterMix

The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter - Phaeton Black Romance, #3

This is the third book in this unique steam puck series that takes you through dimensions and has more than a touch of paranormal in it. There is no introduction but a quick jump right into the story with mix of characters that may take a f...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jillian Stone
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Kensington Books

The Doctor and the Rough Rider - Weird West Tales, #3

Mr. Resnick again pulls out all the stops in this stellar western! Strong characters and a well-developed plot aid in making this one for history. Resnick again creates a memorable story. It starts with the news taken from the pages of the...

4 Stars

Destiny - The League of Illusion, #3

Adventures in not only a steampunk world but an alternative reality! Action, monsters and traveling between dimensions starts this story off at a good clip and keeps it quickly moving all the way to the end. There are evil elves and an evil...

5 Stars
  • Author: Vivi Anna
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Prophecy - The League of Illusion, #2

Steampunk with a touch of paranormal defines this trilogy. This second book picks up where the first left off and has the characters trying to evade the villain while search for Sebastian who has taken a magical trip to another dimension. T...

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  • Author: Vivi Anna
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Historical, Steampunk, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Escapement - The Neumarian Chronicles, #1

Wow! My first read by Ciara Knight and all I can think of is wow! I loved the characters and the relationships between them. I do not think I have read a book where I have loved or hated a character and jumped so much in one book before. Yo...

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  • Author: Ciara Knight
  • Review by: Missyb0103
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Steampunk, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Ciara Knight

Riveted - A Novel of the Iron Seas, #5

What an amazing entry in the Iron Seas series. I never thought a main couple could take the place of Mina and the Iron Duke as my favorite, but Annika and David took me by storm. Annika is so loveable, especially her love of colorful clothi...

5 Stars
  • Author: Meljean Brook
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

The Moonstone and Miss Jones - Paranormal Investigator #2

This surprisingly erotic steampunk tale has quite a few quirky individuals and gives an intriguing view of Victorian London and an alternate universe. The characters are not quite the typical ones that one expects, ranging from lusty Phaeto...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jillian Stone
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Brava

Touch of Steel - Clockwork Agents #2

This story’s enticing world intrigued me while it’s plot kept me wondering about the outcome. I knew it was a romance but it was more of a murder mystery set in a different past. The inventions were brilliant and the characters were so much...

5 Stars
  • Author: Kate Cross
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet

Riveted - A Novel of the Iron Seas, #5

This third book in Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas series is just as unique and interesting as the previous books in this series. The world that this series is set in is as complex and varied as our own world today. Riveted is explores one part o...

5 Stars
  • Author: Meljean Brook
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Incarnation

Lucy Weston has become a vampire and is horrified to discover that Bram Stoker has written a fictitious account of her life in his new novel, Dracula. Determined to discover the truth about her transformation, she finds Bram and he leads he...

4 Stars

Clockwork Kiss

The author has created an interesting steampunk paranormal romance and incorporated a variety of genres. It reads along the lines of a murder mystery with paranormal and historical elements. The main character has to figure out what happene...

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The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale - Stormy Gale, #1

Stormy Gale is a time pirate by her own admission. Born originally in the early 1800’s in London, Stormy and her brother Bacon were taken under a local scientist’s wing, and raised almost as his own. They were introduced to the wonders of t...

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The Seduction of Phaeton Black - Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator

Phaeton Black is Scotland Yard’s secret weapon against paranormal activity and his new assignment is to discover the identity of a female vampire that has been hunting the citizens among the streets of London. One night, he runs into Americ...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jillian Stone
  • Review by: Jen719
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Suspense: Mystery, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Brava

Tarnished - 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 exper...

4 Stars

The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale - Stormy Gale, #2

Salem, 1698 The infamous Witch Trials may have ended a few years earlier, but the people of Salem are still pretty touchy about outsiders that appear in town as if by magic. Stormy's brother, Bacon, has been accused of witchcraft and thrown...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christine Bell
  • Review by: Burkholv
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Carina Press

The Slayer - Legend Chronicles, #2

Winchester Jackson has been trained for one thing most of his life. To be a hunter of paranormal beings and destroy them if needed to protect the innocent. He and his brothers are considered to be “The Chosen,” the prophetic brothers that a...

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  • Author: Theresa Meyers
  • Review by: Jen719
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Steampunk, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

The Impossible Cube - A Novel of the Clockwork Empire, 2

The Impossible Cube, second book in the Clockwork Empire series, picks up where The Doomsday Vault left off. Gavin and Alice are traveling as fast as they can to China to find a cure for the clockwork plague that is slowly killing Gavin. Al...

4 Stars

The Impossible Cube - A Novel of the Clockwork Empire, #2

I found The Impossible Cube to have a nice mix of characters, settings, and story. The motivations for the characters may not always be the best, but each of the characters firmly believes in them, and that spills over into the "believeabil...

4 Stars

Heart of Brass - A Novel of the Clockwork Agents, #1

Heart of Brass opens with a murder of interesting circumstances. In a world of steampunkery, London circa 1898 sheds a dark and dreary setting. Our heroine Lady Arden is an agent with unique instruments. Armed with the gift of beauty and br...

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  • Author: Kate Cross
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet

Storm Riders

“Storm Riders” by Karen Michelle Nutt isn’t your typical western. It is a western steampunk tale that takes the readers into a small town called Bodie, a town with a bad reputation. Ace McTavish is being accused of murdering his brother and...

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Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon - Burton & Swinburne, #3

Sir Richard Francis Burton has been asked to return to Africa by Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston. Before the journey even starts though, attempts on his life begin to occur, some even resulting in other people’s death. Still Richard must go...

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The Doctor and the Kid - A Weird West Tale, #2

With the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral behind him, Doc Holiday has moved to Deadwood, Colorado where it's supposed to be easier for him to live his remaining days while suffering from consumption. Unfortunately, he didn't plan on a night of d...

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The Doomsday Vault - A Novel of the Clockwork Empire, #1

To be perfectly frank it took me a long time to get through this book. The concept had me highly motivated to read it as soon as it arrived in my hands, but the beginning slowly ate away at that excitement till I put it down after about fou...

3 Stars

Heart of Steel - A Novel of the Iron Seas, #2

Yasmeen has become not only the well-known captain of the Lady Corsair, a flying ship, but the captain of her fate. She refuses to take orders from any man or have anyone undermine her position as captain. Her crew is loyal and Yasmeen take...

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  • Author: Meljean Brook
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Steampunk, * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley

Ghosts by Gaslight - Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense

Ghosts by Gaslight is a wonderful title. The font and color on the cover will draw you into a spooky mood. The first story in this anthology started out kind of slow and it took me several pages to get into it. By the end of The Iron Shroud...

4 Stars

A Clockwork Fairytale - Clockwork Fairytales, #1

I have to say, "A Clockwork Fairytale" is exactly as described, priests, magic, doodads, and all. If you are attached to steam punk novels, however, that aspect is only lightly handled here, instead falling into a perception of mechanical f...

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Dead Iron - The Age of Steam, #1 - Cedar Hunt

Bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides the untamed western frontier untouched by the devisers and their contraptions. Cursed by an Indian God and carrying the guilt of his brother's death, he's a rugged man for hire. When a trio of miners suggests...

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  • Author: Devon Monk
  • Review by: Maria
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Steampunk, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC

Dead Iron - The Age of Steam, #1 - Cedar Hunt

Cedar Hunt is a lonely man, a good man put into a bad situation that forces him to stay away from the good folks of Hallelujah. Lycanthropy, a curse placed upon him and his brother by the Pawnee gods, keeps him on the fringes of polite soci...

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The Wild Side - Urban Fantasy with an Erotic Edge

The Wild Side is an anthology of edgy urban fantasy with an erotic edge written by a collection of authors who are adept at creating vivid word portraits and disconcerting situations. The eerie circumstances that the disparate protagonists...

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  • Authors: Mark L. Van Name, Caitlin Kittredge, Tanya Huff
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Baen

Hot and Steamy - Tales of Steampunk Romance

I decided to pick this book up out of sheer desperation. I am kind of burned out from reading only romance, erotica, and mainstream fiction for the last few months and I wanted to try something completely different for once. So when I saw t...

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  • Authors: Jean Rabe, Martin H. Greenberg
  • Review by: Aiobhan Belen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Romantic Elements, Steampunk
  • Publisher: DAW

Odessa - Seraphym Wars, #1

When I first heard the title Seraphym Wars I automatically thought this would be a Christian fiction book. Seraphym or Seraph are celestial beings. They are the highest beings in the Christian angelic hierarchy, and are supposed to be the c...

4 Stars

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man - Burton & Swinburne, #2

From its Jon Sullivan cover art to its mind-boggling finale, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man brings back Mark Hodder’s unlikely detective duo of Sir Richard Francis Burton, in the waning years of his exploring career and now a K...

5 Stars

The Buntline Special - A Weird West Tale, #1

Mike Resnick has written a highly entertaining Steampunk Western in The Buntline Special . I loved how characters that we know were placed in an alternate version of the American West and how the author incorporated paranormal elements into...

5 Stars

The Iron Duke - The Iron Seas Series, #1

Mina Wentworth is a Detective Inspector with the Metropolitan Police Department in London. She’s also the daughter of a peer and the product of a Horde induced frenzy. Any and all of those things can have her harassed but together the...

5 Stars
  • Author: Meljean Brook
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Steampunk, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack - Burton & Swinburne, #1

Imagine a BDSM-loving poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, posing as a London chimney sweep to learn why loups-garou are roaming London abducting tall boys. His boss in the investigation is  noted explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, who h...

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Ghosts of Manhattan - Introducing the World's First Steampunk Superhero!

Set in America during 1926 in an alternate world where America is in a cold war with Great Britain, Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann is a story that blends steampunk with noir vigilante superhero style. The story focuses on The Ghost who...

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As Timeless As Stone

As Timeless As Stone by Maeve Alpin is a nice little romp through the Steampunk world of mechanical men, time travel, and Paris in the early 1800's. I enjoyed the story and the use of an actual historical character. Ms. Alpin mixes som...

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Steamed - A Steampunk Romance

Katie MacAlister gives us an exciting and zany book in Steamed, where the Victorian era and steam power are alive and well. She gives us a wonderful look into what steam punk really is and how two people from different times can fall in lov...

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Soulless - Book 1

Alexia Tarabotti is an unusual young woman in Victorian England. She is a spinster, half-Italian, and soulless. She finds herself in quite the predicament when she is attacked at a ball by a vampire. He didn’t know that when he touche...

5 Stars
  • Author: Gail Carriger
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Steampunk, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Orbit