Friday, June 4, 2010

SteamPink: coach car - Avalon

Meet: Avalon
Occupation: Landlady by day and Vampire Slayer by night
Location: England
Main mode of transportation: carriage
Genre: Steampunk, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Vampires

"Unnatural!" she almost laughed. I'm sure the subtle difference between what is supernatural and unnatural was lost on her at this moment. Still I pressed on. I stayed on my side of the cell, so as not to distress her any more than she already was.
-chapter 20, page 202

Avalon Revisited
by O.M. Grey
Published: April 2010
Rating: 4

Romance steam gauge: heavy

Description from the amazon:
Arthur has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery.

Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur's shriveled heart.

Together they try to solve the mystery of several horrendous murders.

Cultures clash and pressures rise in this sexy Steampunk Romance.

Interview with Olivia by TeeMorris excerpt:

... I’d like to introduce my favorite two gadgets of my new Steampunk Paranormal Romance novel Avalon Revisited.

The Slayer. This vampire slayer gun is most often carried by our heroine Avalon. Using revolver technology available at the time, my inventor, and Avalon’s friend, Victor creates a vampire slaying device that one doesn’t have to reload after ever shot, the greatest limitation to the crossbow. The Slayer can hold four wooden bullets, or darts, and is powered by compressed air. One can shoot all four mini-stakes without having to reload. The best way to dust any vampire on the spot, or at the very least distract him until Arthur can step in. Still in the testing phase, its accuracy is best at close range.

And now, gentle readers, the best for last…

My favorite Steampunk gadget in Avalon Revisited is Cecil’s Bloodletting Wristband. As the butler to a 350 year old, royal-blooded vampire, Cecil must ensure his master’s every need. Nothing is as essential to a vampire’s health, and more importantly mood, than a good spot of blood. Arthur gets his daily dose directly deposited in his afternoon tea. Cecil’s leather wristband is fitted with a spigot attached to a tube inserted directly into his vein. Just by a simple twist of the spigot, Cecil can provide his master with one or two drops to keep him satiated between major meals.

My two bits:
In-a-word(s): two drops

Such a delightful read with many of the genres I love. Told from the perspective of a male vampire with his dramatic flair.

Zombie sighting:
Slamming the cell door shut behind me, I stood between it and the advancing zombies.
-chapter 21, page 221

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  1. This book is already on my wishlist and I'm sure I'll love it! *O*

    My ticket is:


    Giada M.

  2. Awesome giveaway! This book sounds great :)

    pirate_pony2 at yahoo dot com

  3. This book has been on my wishlist for so long, I would love to win it! Count me in, I have my ticket, I have gloves and goggles and the attitude, let's go! :-)

  4. Ooh, I like that shade of pink!

  5. Sounds like a book I should put on my tbr pile

  6. Oh Lexie will want to read this, she's forever inside her books after all. Is this about that whack-a-doo couple I saw at the Gala some months ago? I thought he was simply using that whole 'vampire' bit as a line to pick up the ladies...

    I kind of want this slayer weapon too, some shady looking fellows hanging around the docks you know?


  7. Oh, I must definitely read this! Steampunk AND Vampires...what more could a girl want?

  8. Looks really good! One I would love to read too!

  9. Bloodletting wristband! Sounds very useful to a vampire, actually!! I'd love to read this one too :)

  10. I just read Avalon a few weeks ago and devoured it in one sitting! I couldn't get enough of the narrative voice of Arthur... he's such a charmer, but he's got real feelings too. Nice to know even a saucy vamp can fall for a really snazzy girl even after a few centuries of bloodletting! ;)

    The bloodletting wristband, btw, is SO genius. I loved that.

  11. I want to read this book!

  12. This one sounds excellent! Another add to my wishlist.

  13. this book sounds awesome dont enter me in this give away because i already won it on a different blog just wanted to say awesome post


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