Thursday, September 6, 2018

Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen

Kiss of the Spindle (Steampunk Proper Romance #2)

Title: Kiss of the Spindle
By: Nancy Campbell Allen
Published: 2018
Call #: Fic Allen

A steampunk Sleeping Beauty might not sound like everyone's cup of tea, but out of the ordinary elements should not deter readers from picking up this enjoyable romance.  

Dr. Isla Cooper is an extraordinary woman who fights on the behalf of the misunderstood shapeshifter population, while at the same time dealing with a sleeping curse that's about to become perman  It's impossible for her to do her job if she's asleep, so she tracks down the witch who cursed her and blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's airship in order to get to Port Lucy, where the witch has been spotted.  What should be an easy trip goes horribly awry when it's uncovered that Daniel is transporting illegal shapeshifters and that one of the passengers is known shapeshifter hater Nigel Crowe.  With everyone's fate hanging in the balance, Daniel and Isla must work together to find a cure before Isla's curse becomes permanent.  Along the way, Isla learns that maybe her enemy is simply misunderstood.  

This novel is definitely one that readers should take a chance on.  If you're not familiar with steampunk or are unsure about the supernatural elements of the book, keep an open mind and enjoy the ride. 

Mary-Megan K.
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