Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk #1) (Mass Market Paperbound)
Sourcebooks Casablanca, 9781402270277, 448pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
"Heart-wrenching, redemptive and stirringly passionate... A series opener to be read and savored."--RT Book reviews, 4 1/2 stars.
First in a thrilling steampunk paranormal romance series, Honoria Todd is being hunted by a vicious blue-blood, and her only chance of survival lies with the notorious master of the rookeries in Whitechapel. But at what price? Her blood? Or something more?
Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria, it's the last safe haven as she hides from the Blue Blood aristocracy that rules London through power and fear.
Blade rules the rookeries--no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.
When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel--or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.
London Steampunk Series:
Kiss of Steel (Book 1)
Heart of Iron (Book 2)
My Lady Quicksilver (Book 3)
Forged by Desire (Book 4)
Of Silk and Steam (Book 5)
What readers are saying about Kiss of Steel:
"a scrumptious blend of steampunk, vampires, sex, and danger"
"excellent paranormal romance with a touch of steampunk"
"Loved this book, the noir of steam, vampires, werewolfs, and lust find a perfect stew."
"A must read for paranormal fans."
What reviewers are saying about Kiss of Steel:
"An enthralling debut... A leading man as wicked as he is irresistible... Heart-wrenching, redemptive and stirringly passionate... A series opener to be read and savored. 4 1/2 Stars" -- RT Book Reviews
"Dark, intense, and sexy... A stunning new series with an intriguing twist on the vampire theme." -- Library Journal
"Compulsively readable... The mythology surrounding the vampires and the not--quite--vampiric blue bloods felt fresh and original... " --Mindful Musings
What everyone is saying about Bec McMaster:
"a must read for paranormal fans and steampunk fans alike. 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" -- Night Owl Reviews
"richly imagined, gritty and dark, and full of hot heroes and hot sex... utterly delicious. " --Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
"Action, adventure, steampunk, and blazing hot seduction...Bec McMaster offers it all."--Eve Silver, author of Sins of the Flesh