Entire families have gone missing in the East End. When Caleb Byrnes receives an invitation to ...more
If you are interested you can start with this one, but I recommend you start with t ...more
I never used to dream. Not when I was trapped in the cage, because if you dared to dream, then you would dare to hope.
And nothing hurts more than having that crushed and thrown in your face.
I loved both the heroine and the hero. Both Caleb and Ingrid are great and I loved them!
I usually don't like very much when the hero is all I'm too bad for her, but I loved it here! Maybe because I enjoyed how Caleb's reticence just melted when it come in contact with Ingrid's passion! Or maybe because Ingrid was such a strong heroine that Caleb didn't stand a chance! LOL
I love the in ...more
I want to know what it feels like to explore that... that spark between us. I want to exorcise you from my mind, from my thoughts. That's all. I want to burn like the supernova that flames through my veins when you're nearby, and drown myself in these feelings until it's done. Until you're... extinguished from my soul."
It’s been three years since the prince consort was overthrown by the queen and London society changed completely. Humans, mechs and verwulfen aren’t seen as less anymore, thei...more
“'Revenge is going to be very sweet,’ Byrnes whispered in her ear as he brushed past.
She followed him, feeling that little thrill tingling through her blood, unable to stop herself from whispering, ‘Just remember: two can play at that game.’”
When I was reading this book and realized that this story was about a newly assembled team of detectives/spies:
– Especially since one of the team members is th ...more
If you are a fan of Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk series, hang on to your Kindles because you will love this ride. We first meet Caleb Byrnes in the earlier series. We know he’s controlled, disciplined, and loves to solve puzzles. His previous encounter with verwulfen, Ingrid Miller, left him tied up in knots, and he is eager for payback. They are partnered together to investigate the strange disappearance of groups of people, blue bloods, humans, and others. Given the fragile natur ...more
Hmpf! I'm wondering why I keep reading Bec McMaster's books and end up not really liking them, or rather liking them and not liking them. Does that even make sense?
Well, her writing is compelling and she can build up a good mystery and pursue it throughout the series. My main complaints remain though. The books (and this one is a spin-off of the London Steampunk series and many of the previous characters have still a significant role here) are too modern. And I'm not even speaking of tr ...more
I don't think I could ever forget you. You're one hell of a woman. And I don't know where this road will take us, or whether I can be what you want, but I do know that I want to explore that option."
I have no words. This world that Bec McMaster created is simply marvelous. I loved the original series, I adored it, hell, I wanted to live in it! And after reading this book, I can say that the spin-off is on a good way to be equally amazing.
The spin-off takes place three years aft ...more
Bec McMaster is hands down my favourite PNR author. I LOVE every single one of her books. Which considering I'm a picky bitch is pretty amazing! That being said I was very wary about this book. See, I wanted Byrnes with Ava and I was hella pissed when I found out he wasn't being paired with her. I went through all the stages of grief, except acceptance. Which I was pretty sure I would never get to. I didn't see ...more
Plotline under spoiler tag so I can remember what happened this time around...
London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy happened three years after the event in Of Silk and Steam when the prince consort was overthrown. Now, there are some groups that do not agree with the new rules made by the Queen, they are making riots and conspire to threat the Queen and new government. ...more
First, all the characters are interesting and full of personality, quirks, physical punch and intriguing backstories. I just want to sit on the fringes and watch the Company of Rogues work and play. They are that absorbing.
Second, I was really, truly lost. Mission: Improper is billed as the first book in The Blue Blood Conspiracy series. Having read the fir ...more
This book was the perfect palate cleanser!
There's mystery, there's mayhem, there's blood, and (of course) there's a romance featuring a blue-blood (think vampire-lite) and a verwulfen (think werewolf-lite). Apparently these two met a year before and have had it in for each other ever since.
I love the whole "enemies to lovers" trope, which is where this kind of stems from, but it never quite got the whole "enemy" part down. We're told a bunch of times that the MC blue-blood Caleb ...more
First off, I have to talk about the world because this is honestly one of my favorite combinations. It has everything from Paranormal Romance to Steampunk elements. If ...more
I stand by everything I said about this wonderful gem the first time I read it... honestly... I forgot how amazing this story is... what a wonderful job it does introducing us to the new mystery, making us fall in love with a whole group of characters... *sighs happily* for all the informations you can possibly need, just keep on reading to check out my full review :)
ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review :)
I just finished reading this book... ...more
The new series developments are pretty intense and as usual I wasn’t sure how things could resolve themselves.
I loved seeing some of the previous characters including some sweet domestic scenes with the Current & former nighthawk crew
Loved it ...more
I've been meaning to pick this book up all year, however, it took Annie recommending this on a Pick It For Me challenge for me to actually read it. I am glad I did, I already really like McMaster's London Steampunk series and I was glad that I got a chance to dive back into the richly detailed world that she had created.
In the Blue Blood Conspiracy series we see the world post-revolution. Humans, Mechs and some Blue Bloods have killed the Prince Consort who was controlling the human qu ...more
This book was a good suprise, the characters and story drew me in from the onset, loved the character of Ingrid and her initial interactions with Caleb, if you want a strong heroine Ingrid is the one for you. The chemistry and banter between the two was fun to read, and one of my favourite parts of the book (and what pushed this to 4 stars).
My focus wavered slightly ...more
Mission: Improper began with an assembling of a crack t ...more
Two, I love the characters. Even the villains had brains. Pick one-male or female, good or bad-they are all written as intelligent, passionate, humorous, sarcastic, sensual beings with a variety of colorful ...more
I do love most of the books in this London steam punk series, including the ones from the first series. BM has a great way with words and can do some terrific world-building (although I might prefer Meljean Brook when it comes to this genre- there is a tenderness in her relationships that is sometimes missing in BM's aggressively sexy prose).
I have never been a fan of the so-called vampire romance (oxymoron, if you ask me. Aren't they DEAD people?), so it has to be a good ...more
I'm so glad Bec McMaster decided to write a spin off for her London Steampunk series, replete with more adventures! I'm not a fan of her latest offering though - the pace was too slow to hold my attention, and the romance was laden with the commitment - phobe trope, which doesn't appeal to me one bit..
In 2012, Sourcebooks released her debut novel, Kiss of Steel, the first in the Lon ...more