Beauty and the Clockwork Beast
Written by: Nancy Campbell Allen
Series: Steampunk Proper Romance
Paperback: 335 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance | Steampunk
When Lucy Pickett arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her ailing cousin, Kate, she finds more than she bargained for. A restless ghost roams the hallways, werewolves have been reported in the area, and vampires lurk across the Scottish border. Lord Miles himself is clearly hiding a secret. He is brash and inhospitable, and does not take kindly to visitors—even one as smart and attractive as Miss Pickett. He is unsettled by the mysterious deaths of his new wife, Clara, and his sister, Marie. Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor. But can Lucy solve the mystery of Miles? Can she love the man—beast and all?
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen
From now on, when I imagine the perfect Steampunk, Paranormal Romance novel, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast will come to mind.
Victorian Era, Check
Gadgets, Automatons, and Alchemy, Check, Check and Triple Check
Suspense and Mystery, Check
Paranormal Phenomenon, Check
This book had it all.
Lucy works for an organization that deals with supernatural and paranormal investigations. She is their expert botanist. She receives a letter from Kate the concerns her greatly.
Lucy Pickett knows something is wrong with her cousin Kate. Recently after marrying, Kate has become ill. Lucy implants herself into Blackwell Manor, were Kate lives in an effort to uncover the cause of Kate’s unexpected down cline.
Sinister, dark and unquestionably paranormal in nature, Lucy pulls out all the stops to save her cousin but the roguishly handsome Lord of the Manor, Miles is unhappy with the snooping Lucy Pickett. Lord Blackwell has something to hide and he doesn’t want anyone else uncovering his secrets.
Of course, the sexual tension between Miles and Lucy comes to a boiling point after Lucy proves to Miles that there is truly something sinister going on in his family’s manor. Can they uncover the truth before the “Blackwell Curse” claims more victims?
Sucked in immediately, I loved Beauty and the Clockwork Beast. Allen manages to blend all my favorite genre’s into one amazingly, suspense filled tale that kept me riveted.
I received this ARC copy of Beauty and the Clockwork Beast from Shadow Mountain in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 2, 2016.