Genre: Steampunk

ARCHER’S LADY by Moira Rogers

ARCHER’S LADY by Moira RogersArcher's Lady by Moira Rogers
Series: Bloodhounds #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal, Steampunk, Western
Source: Author


Archer is looking for redemption and he’s headed out on another Guild mission to find it.  Crystal Springs is a town that has taken a beating.  Looks like the Vampires and Ghouls keep attacking the town and feasting on its citizens and he’s going to find out why. Unfortunately he keeps getting distracted by a beautiful con artist.


Grace Linwood came to Crystal Springs looking for a respectable life and posing as a sweet schoolmarm seemed like the best way to fit in. However, now that the town has been ravaged by Vampires she is finding it hard to keep her calm schoolmarm face on for the towns remaining citizens.  She’d like nothing better to run but she can’t abandon the people she has grown close to.  When the bloodhound comes to town he appears to have her number dialed in and she can’t resist the attraction between them.


Archer and Grace hunt for clues surrounding the Vampires obsession with Crystal Springs and they may not like what they find. Will they survive the evil that’s coming for them?


Archer’s Lady is another sexy hot steampunk western from Moira Rogers.  The Bloodhounds story continues to unfold as they discover more about their origins.  Archer and Grace are two characters looking for the same things and see them in each other. They are two people striving to be better, do better in a place and time where that is very difficult.  They have sizzling chemistry and the scenes where they work together are great!  The Bloodhounds steampunk world keeps getting more interesting and cool as this series develops.  The awesome inventions and great characters keep the reader riveted.  Archer’s Lady is an exciting read will a stirring plot.

WILDER’S MATE by Moira Rogers

WILDER’S MATE by Moira RogersWilder's Mate by Moira Rogers
Series: Bloodhounds #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal, Steampunk, Western
Source: Author


Wilder Harding is a bloodhound.  His job is to hunt vampires and protect people from them.  He is governed by the Guild.  He has enhanced abilities and rumors abound that on the full moon bloodhounds become savage creatures who can only be satisfied in the bedroom.  Wilder’s most recent assignment finds him searching the frontier for a famous weapons inventor.  There’s only one thing he couldn’t plan for: Satira the inventor’s lovely assistant.


Satira is fine with navigating a man’s world.  She prefers pants to dresses any day.  She lives to learn everything she can from her mentor Nathanial.  When he is kidnapped by vampires, her world is turned upside down.  Satira cannot stand the thought of losing the person who has been like a father to her.


Satira forces the sexy bloodhound to take her on his search for Nathanial.  She is determined to prove her worth on the journey, while Wilder tries to keep his paws off of the beautiful yet stubborn woman.  Wilder and Satira are headed for a thrilling edge-of-your-seat adventure.  What happens when the moon comes if they are still together? Will Satira only slake his lust or will they mate for life?


Wilder’s Mate is an exciting pulse pounding story.  Wilder and Satira are fantastic together!  When they fight it’s hot and when they make up its hotter.  I love how Satira is strong in so many ways yet unsure of her feminine side.  It is obvious how she perplexes Wilder.   Wilder and Satira definitely sizzle, but the story is blazing as well.  Moira Rogers has created stunning visuals that propel this fantastical story forward.  The inventions are out-of-this-world cool.  The society in which the story takes place is somewhere between western and steampunk.  It is truly eclectic and fascinating.  Wilder’s Mate is a one of a kind story destined to be a hit.

THE HUNTER by Theresa Meyer

THE HUNTER by Theresa Meyer

THE HUNTER by Theresa MeyerThe Hunter by Theresa Meyers
Series: The Legend Chronicles #1
Published by Kensington Publishing Corp. on 2011-11-01
Genres: Historical, Science Fiction, Steampunk
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Jo

They're the Chosen--Winchester, Remington and Colt--brothers trained to hunt down supernatural beings using the latest steam-powered gadgetry. It's a hard legacy to shoulder, and it's about to get a lot more dangerous. . . A Devil Of A JobColt Jackson has gotten his name on many a wanted poster with success in the family business: hunting supernaturals across the frontier. Lately, though, there's a sulfur stink in the wind and the Darkin population is exploding. A rift in the worlds is appearing. To close it, Colt will have to do the unthinkable and work with a demon to pass arcane boundaries no human alone can cross.Except when he summons his demon, he doesn't get some horned monstrosity: he gets a curvy redheaded succubus named Lilly, who's willing to make a bargain to become human again. He also gets Lilly's secret expertise on the machinations on the dark side of the rift. And her charm and cleverness help to get them out of what his silver-loaded pistol and mechanical horse can't. Of course, when all hell breaks loose, he might have to sacrifice his soul. But what's adventure without a little risk?


Colt Jackson discovered his family legacy the hard way – by almost dying from a paranormal creature of the night known as Darkin.  That day changed how Colt lived his life and viewed those around him.  As far as Colt is concerned the only good Darkin is a dead one.  That has made him a very good hunter and one that most Darkins have on their most wanted list.  Colt knows that civilization will crease if those in hell can have access to a way out.  He is on the hunt to find a way to stop it and wouldn’t you know it – he is going to have to get a Darkin to help him.


Lily Arliss is a succubus demon now, but she was once a normal human and really wants to be that way again.  Giving her soul up to save a loved one, Lily has come to discover there are many types of hell.  When Lily is sent on a mission to get close to Colt, to take his soul and to discover what he is looking for, Lily agrees to help, but she has a mission of her own.  The biggest worry Lily has is if she can get Colt to work with her before he kills her.


Colt can’t believe how strongly he is attracted to Lily.  At first he believes the lust must be from her talents and yet he agrees to a partnership with Lily – a cautious one.  However, as their adventures go on, the attraction between Lily and Colt only gets stronger.  Their hunt for a part of Colt’s family legacy makes them both face fears with the help of each other.  A final battle is brewing with Colt and Lily on one side and the demon that has Lily’s soul on the other.  When the dust settles will Colt and Lily survive to discover the love that is just at their fingertips? 


The Wild West comes alive when a hunter and a demon find passion.  The Hunter brings Lily and Colt together in a way neither would have expected.  Right off I have to say I loved this world and the Jackson brothers.  I wanted to give Colt a hug when he learned about what his family was.  Lily also had me when I learned exactly why she sold her soul – and I probably would have done the same thing for that reason.  I did not want Colt and Lily’s adventures to end and yet I loved how it turned out for them.  Steampunk has been a long time favorite of mine and I have to say that Ms. Meyers has a wonderful grip on just what that world is.  I can’t wait until I can see what adventures Colt’s brothers come to and just how their ultimate hunt ends. The Hunter is steampunk at its best with adventures, mechanical wonders and of course a hot and passionate romance.  Saying all that, of course I have to Joyfully Recommend it.  If you have not tried steampunk yet, The Hunter would be a great way to begin your journey in to this unique world.

INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE by Elizabeth Lapthorne

INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE by Elizabeth LapthorneIntimate Knowledge by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #5
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Steampunk
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Jo

Jennifer Mabbot needed to get away and do some soul searching, so she took some time and went to a well-loved camping site.  One night Jennifer was awoken by the sounds of someone by her camp. Wondering what is going on, Jennifer followed the sounds and found a man burying something.  Thinking it was a personal thing to that man, Jennifer watched for a bit and then went back to her tent and forgot about it.  That is, she forgot about it until strange men looking for something attacked her in her home.  Scared to death, Jennifer calls the one person she knows will protect her.

Saul Haslen works for the Agency and knows very well what can happen to innocent people who get in the way.  When Saul receives the call from Jennifer, he instantly works out a plan to get to her, to keep her safe and discover just who is after her and why.  Saul has kept several things from his childhood friend, two of them being the reality of his work and his passion for Jennifer.  With danger surrounding Jennifer, Saul knows it time for him to open up about both and hope he won’t lose his friend and love.

Jennifer has always felt safe with Saul and it came as no surprise to her just what his work really entailed.  Protection just came naturally to Saul.  When they both open up about the feelings they had been hiding from the other, the passion that had been long denied came forth stronger than ever.  Balancing out the need to explore their love and to end the danger that threatens Jennifer, Saul and Jennifer team up to follow the clues and discover what Jennifer saw that night went much deeper than a man burying personal items and that the Agency was already involved.  Saul wants to be in on ending the threat to Jennifer, but he also wants to keep her safe.  The question is now, who are the good guys and who is the bad guy and just how is the Agency involved?

Lifelong friends finally open up to the passion between them when danger comes to call.  Saul and Jennifer discover just what has been between them all along in Intimate Knowledge.  I loved how Jennifer knew without a doubt she could call on Saul and he would help her.  I also loved how Saul dropped everything when he got her call to do just that.  When their passion blazed immediately and hotter than ever, I wasn’t surprised because it was obvious to me that it was only waiting for an opening.  The twists and turns that appeared during the course of Saul and Jennifer investigating just what was going on kept me off from figuring out just what was going on and who was doing it.  The only thing I know for certain is that the passion between Jennifer and Saul is one that will last for a very long time and that something odd is going on in the Agency right now.  I can’t wait for the next visit to that very interesting Agency for my next clues.  Intimate Knowledge takes Saul and Jennifer from best friends to passionate lovers to a mixture of the two combined with a strong love all while they work to end the threat to that very love.

A SPY TO DIE FOR by Kris DeLake

A SPY TO DIE FOR by Kris DeLakeA Spy To Die For by Kris DeLake
Series: Assassin's Guild
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Steampunk
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Jo

Skye Jones, aka Skylight, is a trained and highly gifted assassin who works for the Assassins Guild.  While taking some down time after completing an assignment, Skye travels to the Krell space station to get her hamburger fix.  All Skye wanted was her treat of greasy greatness but what she ended up with was meeting a tall handsome stranger and beginning an investigation that will change her life forever – whether it will be a good change or a bad one is still open.

Jack Hunter is an assassin who worked for another assassin group until just recently.  Now Jack is freelance and he really doesn’t have much good to say about the highly touted Assassins Guild.  However the night he stops for what he thinks is the best hamburger and soda in the galaxy, Jack meets a woman who might just change his mind about Guild assassins.

The attraction between Jack and Skye was fast and furious which lead to what was meant to be a night of passion.  However, when both Skye and Jack get leads on something big going down that seems to have assassins going against assassins they team up to find the answers and to watch each other’s back.  Things are getting deadly fast and, at first, it seems that Skye and Jack only find more questions instead of the answers they are seeking.  It’s not only the danger that is heating up, so is the passion between Jack and Skye.  When all the cards fall and lives are both saved and lost, the final outcome facing Skye and Jack seems like it might tear them apart rather than bring them together.  But when you are talking about people who live by their wits and skills, never bet against the home team and love.

Two deadly assassins, who should have never met, find red hot passion and deadly danger that all begins with a hamburger place in a shaky space station.  I saw that the sparks were flying fast and furious when Skye and Jack met the first time. I could also tell that acting on that attraction was not the norm for either of them.  I loved how both Jack and Skye fought together to bring down a rebel ring and save a life and to keep the love that they unexpectedly found.  I love great suspense and double love it when romance surrounds that suspense and I found all of that and more here.  A Spy to Die For is a fast paced and suspense filled romance between two people who know how to kick butt and take names.    

THE CHOSEN by Theresa Meyers

China McGee is a woman of many talents, she is a shape shifter, thief, beautiful and, at the moment, she is a prisoner thanks to one of the Jackson brothers.  China is already planning her escape from the prison when who appears but yet another Jackson brother who says he is her attorney and isContinue Reading

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