Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dreamspell Steampunk Volume 1 Anthology

Title:   Dreamspell Steampunk Volume 1 Anthology
Author: Anthology
My Rating: B- overall

Genre: Steampunk Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: anthology
Release Date:May 2011
Publisher: -
Links to Purchase:
Amazon: $2.99
Sexual Intensity: g-rated

A copy of this book was provided to me by the author for the purpose of an honest review.

Steam Time by Pauline B Jones
My Rating:B-

The man formerly known as Tobias Smith hadn't planned to ride along with Dr. Everly and his Medicine Show. Grifters gave him a pain their elixirs couldn't heal. But he was headed to Marfa, too. And Everly's son turned out to be a really a fine looking damsel-one in distress when the ghost lights of Marfa bump them into an alternate reality complete with an automaton gang and airships. Could he be the good guy? Be the hero, save the day and get the girl?

My Review:
hmmm, interesting story. Lots of action and it took me a while to figure out what was happening, but then it was all good fun. And actually, having grown up in West Texas just a couple of hours from Marfa, it was fun to read this fictionalized interpretation of the Marfa lights.

The Prometheus Engine by Chris Samson
My Rating: B-
When an airship is shot down over the desolate Kashmir landscape, seven survivors of disparate backgrounds must band together to escape. As a swarm of marauders approaches, the survivors' only hope lies in the untested Prometheus Engine.

My Review:
A fun little action adventure romp as an airship tries to outrun pirates. No HEA to this story, this one was all about the action and Veronica, the brave brash owner of the new model, Prometheus Engine.

Steambot Rampage by Heather Massey
My Rating: C+
On the eve of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, a no-nonsense secretary and an intrepid reporter join forces to battle a bizarre automaton on a rampage.

My Review:
VERY short and sweet. Sophie can be labeled as a girl with gumption and Jack is the reporter smart enough to seize on their attraction and to trust her to hold her own as they stop an automaton from destroying the town. I just wish that it had been a bit longer.

Angelina by Linda Houle
My Rating: B
Valerie is fascinated with an antique ruby and diamond pendant. Where did it come from and why was it hidden in a makeshift wall safe? An old log cabin on her new husband's ranch holds the answers and a lot more, but once Val goes through a secret door will she ever find her way back home?

My Review:
Interesting mix- steampunk + time travel + vampire = entertaining story. When a carnival automaton  sends Val back to the old west, she is set to correct a wrong in the timeline. This was an interesting twist on steampunk and makes me want to know more about Val & Andrew's story.

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I will probably skip this one...

I just can't get into Steampunk for some reason. I think it is ok but not something I run out for.