Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blog Tour ---> Pan's Conquest


Today the Mad Scientist is taking part in a most wonderful blog tour & it is a pleasure for Mad Steam to be one of the lovely stops on Pan's Conquest Blog Tour by Aubrie Dionne. It is a clean adult romance novel.

If you fancy yourself taking on a fun book for a future tour contact the lovely Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions.  Candace is an excellent host & only recommends books that she has read and enjoyed herself.

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Pan's Conquest
By: Aubrie Dionne
Pub:  Entangled Covet
Publish Date:  Feb. 24th 2014
Pages: 200 ebook
Tags:  Fantasy Fiction, Mythology, Adult Fiction, Paranormal
Source:  Candace's Book Promotions

 
Concoction of a Review:

Pan's Conquest had me wondering what sort of adventure the Mad Scientist was walking into. Not knowing what to expect except not was to be had in between those covers. In a utterly delicious way of course. Aubrie spun a tale for me that had me flipping pages so fast that even in the middle of the night MS awoke just to get a few more scrumptious pages in. 

Pan is a God. Thee God of fertility who could be found in the woods playing his wooden flute or in pursuit of a beautiful maiden who found his horns to be attractive. However, as soon as he seen a enchanting river nymph who ran from him he only had eyes for her. Pan now searches for his nymph, Syrinx thee Goddess of chastity, with a burning lust for more years then we could even imagine.  Ponders putting the Godess of chastity with the God of fertility.  My oh my.  *blushes*

Syrinx runs far and hard, right into the 21st century where she is the owner of a flower shop and it has been requested of her shop to arrange up 500 roses for the luscious Parker Thomas at his estate. *swoon* Even after hardening her heart against Pan Syrinx's passionate river nymph heart starts to warm up to perfect Parker Thomas.

Oh my little lamb, there is a good reason why he is so entirely perfect. 

After years of chasing the only one who has ever said no to him the game changes.  Parker (Pan) Thomas's butler shows him a what love is when you have a person in your life that means more then just the chase. A person who means more to you then yourself.  The fervent quest for Syrinx shifted as Pan realized Rutherford could be right about... LOVE. 

The only con that bothers the Mad Scientist is that perhaps there should of been more time within the courtship. After centuries of Syrinx guarding her heart and holding so tight to her vow of chastity it was a bit sad to see her change her mind and give up so quickly of such a strong profession to someone who she believed to be a mere mortal.

A read that is too short and made even shorter by how fast & easy it is to read.  An unlikely pair of  Gods spin a tale of love lessons making Pan's Conquest a unique read with plenty of mythology and desires. 

Have you found your Pan or are you still searching?


** Thanks to Candace's Book Promotions for the ebook. However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist!**






 4 Blasts --->  Most Delightful

 


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About the Author

Aubrie Dionne
Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Revie
ws. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delights tours.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Review ---> Hatshepsut's Collar


Mad Scientist has the pleasure of sharing a book review of a truly wonderful second book.  Mad Steam is today's stop for the Blog Tour of The Artifact Hunters.

If you fancy yourself taking on a fun book for a future tour contact the lovely Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delight tours.

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Hatshepsut's Collar
By: A.W. Exley
Published:  Curiosity Quills Press
Publish Date:  Nov. 13th 2013
Pages: 280 ebook
Tags:  Science Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Mystery, Mythology, Historical Fiction, Steampunkery
Source:  Candace's Book Promotions



 
Concoction of a Review:

Upon the closure of book one, Nefertiti's Heart, within 30 seconds MS had book two open and started. Honestly, waiting to jump into the next tome of inky goodness was not an option. 

If you desired one word to explain book two compared to book one, DIFFERENT. Such a wonderful read that was just so much different from the first murder mystery. Around this historic artifact of Hatshepsut's Collar is a global conquest for information which kept MS guessing to see what comes around the steam carriage next. 

My lovelies, this book has more of what was delightful from the first book. Loki, a sky pirate, was even more impossible & Miguel was fun to watch as a character. Nate caged in the tower of London and doing crunches with no shirt as he awaited his fate. More swooning all the way around. Ladies you have to love that. *grin*

Here is how MS pictures Cara & Nate:
Hatsheptsut's collar is the main artifact of book two. It was also listed in the rare book Cara managed to obtain in book one. This piece of jewelry is sitting around the neck of the queen. As queen she is very powerful add in the collar and her lust for power is so much more. A combination that turns out to be a thorn in Nate's side & the reason for his impending rope collar. 


A seriously wonderful novel that meshes together steampunk elements, Egyptian mythology, & mystery. Blend those elements with some great characters and you will enjoy The Artifact Hunters series as much as the Mad Scientist has.

Eagerly awaiting book three, Nero's Fiddle, will test Mad Scientist & the art of patience. 

Overall, MAD LOVED this book!!  Just as much as book one.




** Thanks to Candace's Book Promotions for the ebook. However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist!**





 5 Blasts --->  A Most Delightful Read
A delight you must read.

 


Please do not forget to stop by the other beautiful blogs hosting this tour!




Give Away!!!

  • 1 Steampunk Dragon Jewelry Box, Butterfly Hairclip, Full set of paperback books in the Artifact Hunters series & A pair of custom Nefertiti's Heart / Hatshepsut's Collar bookmarks with drawn character art (US/CA)
  • 1 Google Chromecast, Full set of paperback books in the Curiosity Quills anthologies (Primetime & After Dark '13) (US/CA)
  • 12 ebook prize - READ AN EBOOK A MONTH Any 12 ebooks from the CQ catalog in the format of your choice (INT)





 

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About the Author


Anita Exley's Biography:
Books and writing have always been an enormous part of A.W. Exley’s life.

She survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, she overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.
Today, Anita writes steampunk novels with a sexy edge and an Egyptian twist. She lives in rural New Zealand surrounded by an assortment of weird and wonderful equines, felines, canine and homicidal chickens.


Author Links:



Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delights tours.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Review ---> Nefertiti's Heart



Today Mad Scientist has the pleasure of sharing a book review on a rather gripping tale. Mad Steam is today's stop for the Blog Tour of The Artifact Hunters.


If you fancy yourself taking on a fun book for a future tour contact the lovely Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delight tours.

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Nefertiti's Heart

By: A.W. Exley
Published:  Curiosity Quills Press
Publish Date:  Feb. 14th 2013
Pages: 280 ebook
Tags:  Science Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Mystery, Mythology, Crime, Historical Fiction, Steampunkery
Source:  Candace's Book Promotions





 
Concoction of a Review:

My lovelies, this book is just so delightful. Amidst the horror of the crimes Mad Scientist took to the ol' streets of London with Cara.


Her father has had a rather curious death bringing Cara back into the clutch's of the upper crust society of London after being away for many years. Speculation of murder via an Egyptian asp has her wondering what happened, as well as, one of the inspectors. Soon she is off in search for her father's historic treasures to sell off bit by bit.  


Cara is one of those heroines you just want to hug as  you cheer on her kick ass ways. She was shunned by the ton of the day making her an outcast and free all in the same. She had a childhood that will make you spill a tear but she is so strong and set that it is amusing to follow the advances of a rebel Viscount Nathaniel Lyons. Peeling away her layers all the while standing beside her as she takes on the rich with their tongue lashings.

Here is how MS pictures Cara (imagine short hair):


There is so much mystery afoot from the murders of daughters to Cara loosing Lyons goons by going out back doors of such a well described bookshop. How MS wanted to be there. *tries to sniff the old book smell*

Back to the mystery. Dear swoon worthy Lyons was a deep mystery, through the pages MS could not put her lacy finger down and peg him in an certain way. Shall we like the man or fall in love with him. *fans self*

One who loves books embraces differences with more fever. The point of view switches was just so well done. Switching was not too often that it gets weird but enough where you look forward to it. Grasping is just a settle way of doting on how engaging the mystery of the book was wrapped up with the tidbits the POV switch offered.

MS has had many good reads one right after another, however, Nefertiti's Heart has just earned the coveted "must reread soon" status!

The steampunk element for me was there in light touches. If you have not yet dabbled heavily within the genre this would be a great one to get your feet wet without feeling too overwhelmed.

Overall, MAD LOVED this book!!  Highly recommended in so many ways.




** Thanks to Candace's Book Promotions for the ebook. However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist!**






 5 Blasts --->  A Most Delightful Read
A delight you must read.

 



Please do not forget to stop by the other beautiful blogs hosting this tour!





Give Away!!!

  • 1 Steampunk Dragon Jewelry Box, Butterfly Hairclip, Full set of paperback books in the Artifact Hunters series & A pair of custom Nefertiti's Heart / Hatshepsut's Collar bookmarks with drawn character art (US/CA)
  • 1 Google Chromecast, Full set of paperback books in the Curiosity Quills anthologies (Primetime & After Dark '13) (US/CA)
  • 12 ebook prize - READ AN EBOOK A MONTH Any 12 ebooks from the CQ catalog in the format of your choice (INT)





 

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About the Author


Anita Exley's Biography:
Books and writing have always been an enormous part of A.W. Exley’s life.

She survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, she overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.
Today, Anita writes steampunk novels with a sexy edge and an Egyptian twist. She lives in rural New Zealand surrounded by an assortment of weird and wonderful equines, felines, canine and homicidal chickens.


Author Links:







Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delights tours.

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