Saturday, November 23, 2013

A word from: Lady Kitty Crumpledoodle


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Lady Crumpledoodle suggests that you try a few savory treats. The onion samosas over there are to die for!

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She also would like to introduce some adventurous souls on board with special stories of their own.

Feel free to let Lady Crumpledoodle know in comments which story intrigues you.

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Niece of Sherlock Holmes, Evalina Cooper...

A Study in Darkness
Book Two in The Baskerville Affair
by Emma Jane Holloway
released: Octpber 2013

When a bomb goes off at 221B Baker Street, Evelina Cooper is thrown into her uncle Sherlock’s world of mystery and murder. But just when she thought it was safe to return to the ballroom, old, new, and even dead enemies are clamoring for a place on her dance card.

Before Evelina’s even unpacked her gowns for a country house party, an indiscretion puts her in the power of the ruthless Gold King, who recruits her as his spy. He knows her disreputable past and exiles her to the rank alleyways of Whitechapel with orders to unmask his foe.

As danger mounts, Evelina struggles between hiding her illegal magic and succumbing to the darker aspects of her power. One path keeps her secure; the other keeps her alive. For rebellion is brewing, a sorcerer wants her soul, and no one can protect her in the hunting grounds of Jack the Ripper.


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Criminal Investigation Division inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko...

Bronze Gods
An Apparatus Infernum Novel
by A. A. Aguirre
released: April 2013

Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He's a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she's all logic--and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID.

Then they're assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered--her body charred to cinders--Mikani and Ritsuko's modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it's clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it's up to them to hunt him down. There's a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything...


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Chief surgeon for the Wardens, Evelyn Stone...

Breath of Iron
A Novel of the Clockwork Agents
by Kate Cross
released: August 2013

Sworn to protect England from all enemies, the Wardens of the Realm are ever vigilant. But not all battles are fought on a battlefield…sometimes they are fought in the heart.

As chief surgeon for the Wardens, Evelyn Stone fears her own life is on the line when she is kidnapped by a band of pirates—only to discover that the airship captain is Gavin “Mac” MacRae—her former lover. The man whose life she once saved. The man she abandoned.

Since Evelyn left, Mac made his mark as both a pirate and a pilot. But his true allegiance isn’t known. So when he asks Evie for help with a wounded woman onboard, he tells Evie that the woman is his wife—even if his feelings for Evie have never waned…

As the days pass, however, the unease between Evie and Mac gives way to the old comfort they used to have. Yet, their newly ignited romance is complicated by conflicting loyalties and desires, and a betrayal that may cost them both their love and their lives.


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An airship mate, Noli Braddock...

Charmed Vengeance
The Aether Chronicles
by Suzanne Lazear
released: August 2013

When her true love, Steven, is forced to break their magical bond, Noli Braddock decides to join her brother on the crew of the Vixen’s Revenge.

With its gleaming brass, dark wood, and spotless clockwork gears, the Vixen’s Revenge is a beautiful airship. But Noli discovers a dangerous secret beneath its polished exterior—the crew has been hired to steal dozens of priceless Otherworld artifacts. Desperate to keep her past Otherworld experiences hidden from the airship crew, Noli fears that if she doesn’t risk telling her own secrets, the stolen artifacts will be used to destroy both of the worlds she loves.


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image source: onion samosa recipe

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4 comments:

  1. I already know Bronze Gods is an amazing story, so I'd be interested to learn more about A Study in Darkness

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  2. I LOVE Samosas!! They are delish!

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  3. Yummy choice! I've made these and they are so delicious. As to the books, I've read Study in Darkness and that series is great. I would be interested in any of the other three.

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