I have read Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protecterate series and listened to her Etiquette and Espionage series, so when Prudence came out, the first in the Custard Protocol series, I immediately put it on my TBR list. Yep, it took me a year and a half, the impetus being that the second book in this series, Imprudence, is out. I do love being able to quickly move on to the second book! Continue reading “This Chick’s Audible Review: Prudence by Gail Carriger (read by Moira Quirk)”
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast is a paranormal steampunk novel. We are introduced to Lucy Pickett as she travels by dirigible to visit her newly married cousin Kate. Kate was swept off her feet by the younger brother of the Lord of the Manor, and has written to Lucy about her mysterious illness. Lucy, a botanist, rushes to her side. What she finds is more than a mysterious illness. She encounters a ghost who seems to be trying to deliver a message to her and an irritable, yet handsome Lord who needs her help. This steampunk version of England where humans exist alongside mechanical beings, vampires and werewolves was fascinating, and the mystery well written. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen”
Previously, I had reviewed this author’s book, The Invisible Library, and loved it! (Click the title for the review) I was fortunate to have been given the chance to interview the author, Genevieve Cogman about the book, and it’s release June 14, 2016 in the United States.
Hi Genevieve, thank you so much for taking the time to answer a few questions for your readers.
ME: I see that we have the love of fantasy in common! Your bio states that you grew up reading Tolkien, as did many of us, and I definitely see his influence in The Invisible Library, in the characters Silver and Kai. Your love for Sherlock Holmes was also referenced in this book. Did any other influences from your childhood reading surprise you while writing this book? Continue reading “An Interview with Genevieve Cogman author of The Invisible Library”