Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2.99 steampunk romance: Victorian Scoundrel #kindledeal

Winner: BRONZE 2012 Reader's Favorite Contest, Romance: History

2011 Hope Chest Reviews Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance Series

BLURBIt's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Edmund of Wales, back to 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition.
Alice soon finds herself over her head in trouble. Edmund is determined to help Prince Albert build a dirigible and the prime minister appears intent in preventing her from stopping Edmund. Alice knows it's too early for the massive flying machine to take to the air. Complicating matters is the passionate Grayson Kentfield, Earl of Swinton. Alice can't stop her pulse from pounding when she's near him.
Can Alice give her heart to a man from the past while working to stop Edmund from changing history?

A look of befuddlement crossed Alice's face. "Prime Minister?"

Grayson's companion, Sir John Russell, crossed his arms. He was just as tall as Grayson with salt and pepper hair around the temples and weary brown eyes, made so by the exertion of day-to-day politics.

"Yes, I'm the prime minister and this is Earl Swinton. Why are you here at the palace?"

Alice paused, pursing her lips, and tried to quickly think of an explanation. Then her eyes lit up. "I'm here to see Prince Albert."

Sir John raised an eyebrow. "Really? What business do you have with him?" 

"I'm here to discuss an exhibit for the Great Exhibition he's planning."

"Um, no doubt it's a fashion exhibit," said Sir John.

Alice beamed from ear to ear. "Why, yes, it is."

From the playful look in Alice's eyes, Grayson couldn't help but wonder if Alice was serious about her reply.

"Well, I will help you. Swinton, take this young lady to one of the reception rooms while I meet with the prince's secretary."

"Of course, Sir John," said Grayson. He turned his full attention onto Alice. "Come with me, Miss Windsor."

She flashed Grayson a devastating smile and fell in step next to him as they passed through the entrance. Curious. Her position implied equality. Proper etiquette would have her walk behind him. He said nothing, keenly aware of the warm sensation she caused fluttering in his veins.


REVIEWS: Reader's Favorites: 5 Stars, Molly E: She grips the reader instantly, and keeps them hooked until the last page... I highly recommend this with highest of 5 stars, and I can't wait until the second Windsor Diaries installment releases! 

Pen & Muse Reviews: A wonderful historical, paranormal steampunk read this was. The author really had me hooked from the first chapter... I loved the humor in this read along with the historical facts.

"Stephanie Burkhart has done an excellent job of combing several genres to create a highly interesting, entertaining story that once you start to read you will not want the story to end." - 4 Stars, Anita, Kindle Book Review 

Long & Short Reviews, 4 Books, Larkspur: It’s the perfect romance if you love the proper etiquette of the Victorian era mixed with the fantasy of time travel. This is the first in this new series and I’m excited to read the next episode." 

Scorching Hot Reviews: 4 Stars:
Overall, a fun and breezy read that really doesn’t take itself seriously. With sweet and funny characters, the tale was enjoyable and engaging. A fantastic edition to the steam-punk genre....bring on book two :)

Hope Chest Reviews: 4.5 Stars:
Victorian Scoundrel was a nice easy read, but sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered. The pacing was pretty snappy with the plot moving right along, while the dialog was sharp and sometimes witty











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