Quick kinda contest…

contest is now closed.  Comments posted after 10:20 EST 1/31/2014 won’t be entered.


So I’m spreading the love.  I have this book.  I want to share the love.  Because I love this author and you should, too.



In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Unlike most folks, Kit doesn’t believe in magic, but she can’t refuse to help Lady Diana Walsh, who claims a curse is viciously wounding her while she sleeps. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks are part of a more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband. 

Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of a nefarious deathmage and the unwelcome scrutiny of the police chief inspector. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. For the truth promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.


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Want a copy?  I’m giving away a couple… how many depends on how many entries I get between now and Friday (probably Friday night).  To enter, just leave the name of an author you want more people to read.



  1. Timitra Timitra
    29 January, 2014    

    Tessa Bailey and Samanthe Beck…Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. trishalistic trishalistic
    29 January, 2014    

    Joseph Bruchac -he is so great!

  3. Diane Mc. Diane Mc.
    29 January, 2014    

    Ilona Andrews!

  4. Viki S. Viki S.
    29 January, 2014    

    Joan Swan

  5. Joyce Cook Joyce Cook
    29 January, 2014    

    R.K. Lilley, She is an awesome writer

  6. bn100 bn100
    29 January, 2014    

    Shiloh Walker

  7. 29 January, 2014    

    An Author u would like others to read? Oh, I have several! But, to not fill your blog…Lara Adrain, Larissa Ione, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Kate Douglas, Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken, Delilah Devlin, Christine Warren, Pamela Palmer, Coreene Callahan, Dana Marie Bell, J.K. Beck, Maya Banks, Jennifer Ashley, Keri Arthur, Thea Harrison, Vivian Arend, Vivi Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, N.J. Walters, Donna Grant, Jacquelyn Frank, Alexandra Ivy, Marie Harte, Bianca D’Arc, Dianne Duvall, Laurann Dohner, Katie Reus, D.B. Reynolds, Jory Strong, Gena Showalter, Michelle Rowen and of course…SHILOH WALKER! Wow. You mention good reads/Authors…I could go on forever! Hopefully, I will be joining this esteemed list someday in the future! =)

  8. Margaret Margaret
    29 January, 2014    

    Delilah S Dawson

  9. Lisa Wine Lisa Wine
    29 January, 2014    

    Nalini Singh

  10. Jules Jules
    29 January, 2014    

    Lara Adrian

  11. Diane Diane
    29 January, 2014    

    Nalini Singh, I still tell a lot of friends about her books and they haven’t heard of her.

  12. Gabrielle Lee Gabrielle Lee
    30 January, 2014    

    Melissa Schroeder

  13. Leah Zehrung Leah Zehrung
    30 January, 2014    

    Nalini Singh and Anne Bishop!

  14. Diana Huffer Diana Huffer
    30 January, 2014    

    Deidre Knight, Jill Shavis, Annie Seaton, Carly Phillips, Ella James, Myla Jackson, Shayla Black, and the list goes on and on… :)

  15. Melanie McClure Melanie McClure
    30 January, 2014    

    I’m going to have to say Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels…’cause your awesome!

  16. jill jill
    30 January, 2014    

    Sherrilyn Kenyon

  17. Jennifer M Jennifer M
    30 January, 2014    

    Besides you :-) Dannika Dark, Katie Reus, Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Maya Banks, Kim Harrison…keeping it short but as someone already noted it could easily go on and on :-)

  18. MK MK
    30 January, 2014    

    J.C. Daniels and Ilona Andrews

  19. Spav Spav
    30 January, 2014    

    Eileen Wilks & Seanan McGuire.

  20. 30 January, 2014    

    J.C. Daniels. Shiloh Walker. M.L. Ryan. Christa McHugh. Cassandra Rose Clarke. Bella Street. Ellen O’Connell. Cecy Robson.

  21. Jo Jo
    30 January, 2014    

    P C Hodgell, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (husband and wife writing team) and Kristine Smith

  22. 30 January, 2014    

    J.C. Daniels, Cecy Robson, Ally Shields, Shawntelle Madison, the list could go on forever. lol

  23. Maureen Maureen
    30 January, 2014    

    Kelly Gay and Sarah Zettel because two of my favorite series by these authors weren’t given contracts for new books due to low sales.

  24. harukogirl harukogirl
    30 January, 2014    

    Patricia C. Wrede. Her books makes me laugh on the worst days in life, and the least-read of them are among the most brilliant. Namely, The Seven Towers and Mairelon the Magician. Though, my favorite will always be Searching for Dragons. I read it so many times I lost count. Somewhere around 22 times. …12 years ago. 😀


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