In Victorian London, if you're not a blue blood of the Echelon then you're nothing at all. The Great Houses rule the city with an iron fist, imposing their strict "blood taxes' on the nation, and the Queen is merely a puppet on a string...Read more...
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In Victorian London, if you're not a blue blood of the Echelon then you're nothing at all. The Great Houses rule the city with an iron fist, imposing their strict "blood taxes' on the nation, and the Queen is merely a puppet on a string...
Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London's vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can't twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can't forget...
Stricken with the loupe and considered little more than a slave-without-a-collar to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelon or the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds a coded letter on Lena-a code that matches one he saw on a fire-bombing suspect-he realizes she's in trouble. To protect her, he must seduce the truth from her.
With London on the brink of revolution, Lena and Will must race against time-and an automaton army-to stop the humanist plot before it's too late. But as they fight to save a city, the greatest danger might just be to their hearts...
A fresh, suspensful paranormal romance, Bec McMaster's London Steampunk novels will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger, Kristen Callihan's Darkest London series, and the Blud series by Delilah Dawson.
RITA finalist Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series:
Kiss of Steel, Book 1 Honoria's last hope is the most dangerous man in London's underworld, and she may be his last hope as well
Heart of Iron, Book 2 Will would do anything to protect Lena, including fighting his love for her, but seducing her may be the only way to save her
My Lady Quicksilver, Book 3 Rosalind risks her life, and her heart, to get close to the one man who could find and free her brother. But will he?
Forged by Desire, Book 4 RITA finalist, When Perry fled her thrall contract and joined the Nighthawks, she thought she would be safe, but danger is stalking her again
Of Silk and Steam, Book 5 Mina has sworn revenge for her father's death, but the man she plans to destroy could be her own undoing, or the salvation of all LondonWhat readers are saying about Heart of Iron:
"A clever and entertaining combination of historical romance, steampunk, paranormal and alternate history."
"a vastly unique and utterly vivid world that transports readers into another place."
"a perfect mix of action, romance and steampunk "
"a little dark and a lot dangerous."
"Steampunk, romance, paranormal, suspense this book literally had it all."What reviewers are saying about Heart of Iron:
"An engrossing, thrilling sequel." - Tynga's Reviews
"HEART OF IRON is so impressive, it deserves a seal of excellence Make room on your keeper shelves... " - Fresh Fiction
"Intriguing... readers will] love the sexy, action-packed narrative. " - Publishers Weekly
"McMaster's second London Steampunk Book dazzles and seduces... will leave readers breathless. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month " - RT Book Reviews 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"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-03-04
- Reviewer: Staff
McMaster’s second paranormal set in a steampunk alternate London (after Kiss of Steel) expands an intriguing universe. Lena Todd escaped the slums and made her way into the vampire high society called the Echelon. The devious debutante has a secret: she’s a spy for the humanists, a revolutionary group seeking to make humans socially equal to the “blue bloods” who rule the city. When Lena gets in over her head, only one man can save her: verwulf Will Carver, known as the Beast. As Will battles his lust for Lena, she struggles with her own feelings for him while fending off advances from a devious blue-blood duke. Even returning readers will have trouble keeping track of everything that’s going on, but they’ll love the sexy, action-packed narrative. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds. (May 7)