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Cowboy Rubies

2.85 of 5 stars 2.85  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews
After years of fighting, a tenuous treaty has been established between the Moon Wolves and the Life Drinkers. Kyle Vanderbelt’s job is to keep the peace—a job that gets much more difficult when Kyle’s fellow agent and former lover is accused of stealing the ancient Moon Rubies that are said to sustain the balance of power between the two peoples.

Kyle sets out to find the
Paperback, 206 pages
Published April 25th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press (first published April 24th 2011)
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There's a lot going on in Cowboy Rubies by Azura Ice and Maria Moonstar: there's Old West, vampires, werewolves, steampunk, ancient prophecies and a quest. There's so much going on that the story struggles to contain all the chunks, and gives a distinct feeling that had it been divided in two and published separately, the results would have been much stronger. The prophesies and quest parts sit very uneasily with the rest.

The world building is fun – why shouldn't the American West be populated w
Almost 4 stars!This novel looks like it's a start of a series so I'm hopeful that the next one will hit the 4 star mark (assuming there is one, of course).
Cowboy Rubies is a steampunk novel set as a western, that also includes Life Drinkers (vampires) and Moon Wolves (werewolves).

Kyle, a Conclave agent and Life Drinker, is set on the search for the Blood Moon Rubies, believed to be stolen by a fellow agent and former lover, Scott Bashion. Kyle is given a deadline of three days to complete his in
Ugh. I'm not sure where to begin. Let's start with I don't like the voice used throughout the piece, and thus colored my reaction to much of it. Take that for what it's worth.

The main characters instantly annoyed me with their "I can't like him like that. I need to focus on my quest instead of sex." But of course that proves futile, so that which is supposed to cause some level of angst and sexual tension left me vastly irritated with both characters. It made them both whiny and unlikable. And
4.5 by the way. Add a bit of steampunk, sci-fi, prophesyin', robbery, violence, cowboys, vampire/wolf downstairs mix-up, an angsty Moon Wolf, and a Life Drinker with some serious denial = An extremely enjoyable read.

I like the flow of this read for the most part. There were some (not a lot) of areas where it wanted to get 'stuck', but that was so OK. My mood was just right for this book. It is a good thing when one can actually become a part of the story and move through the same places as the
I decided to read this book when I was on a hunt for gay steampunk romance novels that weren't incredibly stupid. I was pleasantly surprised with this one!
There were moments when the language took things a little over the top, but over all I enjoyed the characters, and their story.
I wasn't a huge fan of the ending though. I would have prefered them to just keep fighting bad guys together.
Siren's Song

I was so wrapped up in this awesomely fresh story that the steampunk elements only enhanced and intrigued me. The romance between the two heroes progressed naturally and didn't force me into awkward rushed love scenes. I felt like they really were falling in love.
Good point for being original and the interesting personages.

If the rubies are so precious, why send only one man with it and with a delays of three days?
The guy lose one eye and it's treated as if it was nothing.
No prep, no lube, ouch!
Too much different plot.
Nice story plot but a little dry to my liking. The ending leaves room for sequel(s)
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also writes under the name F.L. Bicknell, Faith Bicknell-Brown and Molly Diamond

Azura Ice writes several subgenres of romance, which includes, but is not limited to, het, ménage, and m/m. Her stories can be set in contemporary times or even in a far away world or another dimension. Azura's muse leads her by the hand, and her fingers do the light-speed typing.

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