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Kiss of Steel

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September 2012 9781402270277

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Overview

“Heart-wrenching, redemptive and stirringly passionate... A series opener to be read and savored.”—RT Book reviews, 4 ½ 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

Product Details

  • Mass Paperback
  • Size: 4.19 in x 6.88 in
  • Pages: 448
"An exquisitely imagined, alternative late-nineteenth-century England, McMaster's wildly inventive plot deftly blends elements of steampunk and vampire romance with brilliantly successful results. Darkly atmospheric and delectably sexy, Kiss of Steel is an extraordinary debut. STARRED Review" — Booklist
"Dark, intense, and sexy, this mesmerizing debut takes readers into a grim, depraved, clearly crafted Victorian steampunk world... A stunning new series with an intriguing twist on the vampire theme." — Library Journal
"A gritty story about defeat, survival and love in the 1880s alternate world London that Bec McMaster excels in creating..." — Addicted 2 Heroines
"A fun romance with interesting world building... " — All Things Urban Fantasy
"Delectable and dangerous..." — Anna's Book Blog
"Unique and beautifully written. " — Awesomesauce Book Club
"McMaster creates a fantastic world... I was hooked from the first few pages and found it almost impossible to put down. " — Book Chick City
"McMaster creates a fantastic world... impossible to put down. " — Book Chick City
"McMaster's world is grim and violent, but there is hope for the characters, and this reader couldn't help but be pulled into the characters' struggle." — Book Lover and Procrastinator
"With excellent world-building, and intriguing setting, memorable characters, and (of course) romance, Kiss of Steel is altogether an excellent read." — Book Savvy Babe
"Wildly different from anything I have ever read... What an imagination Bec McMaster has. " — BookLoons.com
"The world building in this book was just plain amazing." — Books Like Breathing
"I was blown away with Bec McMaster's writing, unique characters and vampire... mesmerizing and entertaining" — Bumbles and Fairy Tales
"Kiss of Steel is the first historical steampunk since the start of the Iron Seas series that balances both in depth world building, romance conflict, and social conflicts. Lovers of that historical fantasy fiction would be remiss to not pick this book up." — Dear Author
"Smart, sexy storytelling at its best." — Fresh Fiction
"Fantastic characters, good action, and hotness hotness hotness! " — Goldilox and the Three Weres
"A really impressive debut novel. I really liked the alternate historical world that the author built, and her characters were complex and likable. " — In the Hammock Book Reviews
"Mre than a romance, and more than a vampire tale... Riveting!" — Long and Short Reviews
"GET THIS BOOK. If you ever loved vampires, and/or have even a mild interest in steampunk (which she also handles beautifully), please, take a chance on this lovely author." — Lori Reads
"Fast-paced, readers will root for the brave intelligent heroine while unsure of the motives of the master of Whitechapel... " — Midwest Book Review
"Compulsively readable... The mythology surrounding the vampires and the not-quite-vampiric blue bloods felt fresh and original, and it really added a lot to the overall atmosphere of the book. " — Mindful Musings
"Tickles the mind with fantastic pictures and exquisite characters. " — NetGalley Reader Review
"A fun, romantic read and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. " — NetGalley Reader Review
"An impressive debut. Highly recommended." — NetGalley Reader Review
"Undeniable, crackling-with-tension chemistry... " — NetGalley Reader Reviews
"Unique, spellbinding, thrilling and complex ... a must read for paranormal fans and steampunk fans alike. 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" — Night Owl Reviews
"This is one of my favourite adult, Victorian era steampunk books I have read. I absolutely adored this book. " — Novels on the Run
"Spectacular... The world was gritty, dangerous, and dark, the characters were full of strength and passion and furious honor. " — One Good Book Deserves Another
"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
"Packed full of gristly, dark characters ready to bleed and defend their turf. Kiss of Steel is a perfect example of what Steampunk blended with Paranormal should be." — Reading Between the Wines Book Club
"McMaster does a grand job with world building a setting that is different and fascinating..." — Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
"Plenty of tension and suspense with several mysteries to solve..." — Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
"Creative... a fresh take on the vampire lore... " — Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
"Great plot, great character development, intense steamy moments and a great ending. I can't fault a thing. I was captivated from start to finish." — Sinfully Delicious Book Reviews
"McMaster's London Steampunk series is everything I want a steampunk world-richly imagined, gritty and dark, and full of hot heroes and hot sex. Yes, the sex in this book is utterly delicious. " — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
"I really enjoyed this story... I became invested in the characters... Looking forward to reading the second story. " — That's What I'm Talking About
"Outstanding steampunk book with creative world-building, action packed plot and heartfelt characters." — The Book Vixen
"A sizzling Steampunk debut." — The Demon Librarian
"Stellar... an amazing world, complex characters and action-packed plot. Steampunk fans will gobble this book up" — The Romance Reviews
"The complex storytelling, amazing world-building, and heartfelt characters make KISS OF STEEL a must read for romance fans, especially if they enjoy steampunk or want to break into the genre. " — The Romance Reviews
"The gloriously dark world-building, the steampunk elements blended beautifully with the paranormal, the luscious romance and the incredible chemistry all added up to a must read for any fan of gothic romance with a steampunk twist." — The Romanceaholic
"A well-blended mixture of genres rolled into a tantalizing read. It gives you Steampunk, romance, paranormal and mystery all in one intriguing setting." — Thoughts in Progress
"Fantastic... an interesting and well-crafted world. " — Under the Covers Book Blog
"Action packed with love scenes that will rock your boat... " — Yankee Romance Reviewers
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