Monday, December 05, 2011

Emily from What Book is That Blog and the Perfect Gift is a Book

I [Emily from What Book is That blog] know that books are my favorite gifts to receive, and they're certainly my favorite books to give! For folks who like their romance feisty and their world building creative and intense, I highly recommend the first two books in the Iron Seas series by Meljean Brook:  The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel.

The Iron Duke was one of my top rated books of 2010 so I'm always looking for new people who might enjoy it.

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
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After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

Mina can’t afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and despite the nanotech enhancing her body, she barely scratches out a living in London society. Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him…and the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resist.

But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans — and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.

Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook
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Named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2010,” The Iron Duke introduced the gritty, alluring adventure of the Iron Seas. Now, Meljean Brook returns to the world where nanotech fuses with Victorian sensibilities — and steam.

As the mercenary captain of the Lady Corsair, Yasmeen has learned to keep her heart as cold as steel, her only loyalty bound to her ship and her crew. So when a man who once tried to seize her airship returns from the dead, Yasmeen will be damned if she gives him another opportunity to take control.

Treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox isn’t interested in the Lady Corsair — he wants her coldhearted captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. To reclaim it, Archimedes is determined to seduce the stubborn woman who once tossed him to a ravenous pack of zombies, but she’s no easy conquest.

When da Vinci’s sketch attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco — and straight into their enemy’s hands. But as they fight to save themselves and a city on the brink of rebellion, the greatest peril Yasmeen faces is from the man who seeks to melt her icy heart…

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Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't read either of these books but I have read some really good things about this author on other blogs. I'll be putting those books in my wish list to get later. Thanks for the heads up.

Anne said...

I've read great reviews about The Iron Duke, but I'm just starting to get into Steampunk.

Patti P said...

Hmmm interesting. I think I will look into this one.