Cindy Spencer Pape

Teoksen Photographs & Phantoms tekijä

53+ teosta 1,082 jäsentä 104 arvostelua

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Tekijän teokset

Photographs & Phantoms (2011) 241 kappaletta
Steam & Sorcery (2011) 227 kappaletta
Kilts & Kraken (2012) 71 kappaletta
Moonlight & Mechanicals (2012) 70 kappaletta
Motor City Fae (Urban Arcana) (2010) 62 kappaletta
Cards & Caravans (2013) 46 kappaletta
Ashes & Alchemy (2014) 40 kappaletta
Ether & Elephants (2015) 36 kappaletta
Dragons & Dirigibles (2014) 35 kappaletta
Motor City Witch (2010) 30 kappaletta
Sporting Wood (2011) 28 kappaletta
Naughty Nooners (6-in-1) (2009) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Motor City Wolf (Urban Arcana) (2011) 16 kappaletta
Motor City Mage (Urban Arcana) (2012) 15 kappaletta
Dragon in the System (2007) 12 kappaletta
Crazy for the Cowboy (2007) 11 kappaletta
Ellora's Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile III (2008) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Stone and Earth (2008) 9 kappaletta
Gaslight Chronicles Box Set 1 (2014) 8 kappaletta
Flavors of Ecstasy Volume 1 (Anthology 6-in-1) (2009) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Yuletide Enchantment (2009) 6 kappaletta
The Cowboy's Christmas Bride (2006) 6 kappaletta
Curses (2007) 5 kappaletta
Lust in the Afternoon (2010) 5 kappaletta
Djinni and the Geek (2007) 5 kappaletta
Three for All (2009) 4 kappaletta
Wings of the Raven 3 kappaletta
Always A Cowboy (2008) 3 kappaletta
Eagle's Redemption (2010) 3 kappaletta
Georgie and the Dragon (2009) 3 kappaletta
Awakening Augusta (2010) 3 kappaletta
Thankful For You (2014) 2 kappaletta
Nailed (2013) 2 kappaletta
Heart of the Bear 2 kappaletta
Whispers of Magic (2008) 1 kappale
Sea Change (2014) 1 kappale
Devil of Bourbon Street (2017) 1 kappale
Wrong Side of Town (2011) 1 kappale
After the Rodeo (2012) 1 kappale
Feuerspiel 1 kappale
Elven Magic (2009) 1 kappale

Associated Works

How I Met My Husband (Anthology 24-in-1) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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This was a refreshingly well rounded short story with underpinnings of steampunk woven throughout. Despite being a companion novella to Steam and Sorcery, which I haven't read yet, Pape does a wonderful job keeping the story rooted in the here and now. Other then a few throw away comments to the adventures of Merrick and Caro (from the aforementioned book), there was no sense of confusion or as if I had missed something crucial.

Kendall and Amy were straight forward and far more sensible than most romantic couples I've encountered. Kendall acknowledged that Amy was the grand-niece of a highly influential man, but he didn't harp on about it. Amy, to her benefit, recognized that marriage was not in the cards for her, so why not just do what feels right? Before anything went on they calmly talked about consequences and such. Not terribly romantic, but I appreciated the fact that Pape didn't have them completely lose their heads. They were both practical people who thought things through. They didn't allow their attraction to rule their every breath.

While I guessed the nature of the curse, or at least what was causing it if not whom at first, I was taken back by the sudden change. In hindsight I could see that Pape gave plenty of clues leading up to the revelation, but I was so caught up in the romantic progression I paid the clues little mind.

Caro and the brood of children were funny and charming. They were all introduced in Steam and Sorcery, but the quick backstory didn't take much time. A few lines at most. I thought they were fun and am looking forward to a longer sojourn with them in their own novel.

The world intrigued me. Some of it is vague--historical events are referenced (though I couldn't tell you how accurately, British history isn't my forte), but there is very little said about the current time so there's no definitive way to contrast the alternate history vs. our own. There are plenty of mechanical wonders--from the steam powered tram to the dirigibles and the Sergent's own mechanical arm--but very little is said of the world itself. This could possibly be because its only meant as a companion to the larger novel (a sampling of what to expect) however and not a defect in the story itself. Mildly irritating, but not anything to worry over.
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lexilewords | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 28, 2023 |
In book 2 in The Gaslight Chronicles, photographer Amy Deland is in dire straits. In some of the photos she’s taken, a mysterious shadowy snake has appeared around some of her clients, and those clients later died. So she contacted her great-uncle, a powerful sorcerer and a man she’s never met, for help.
Lord Kendall Lake, a Knight of the Order of the Round Table, accepts the mission. Though he expected the lady photographer to be matronly, Amy is anything but. Attraction sizzles, but he’s determined to never marry, and she’s equally determined to maintain her independence and continue her art.
I love Victorian Steampunk stories. Both Kendall and Amy are great characters. While they didn’t technically fall into insta-love, they did fall fairly quickly, after twenty-four hours.
This story is the first I’ve read from Ms. Pape and I’d like to read more.
4 Stars
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AmberDaulton | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 20, 2023 |
I love those books. They are steampunk, light and fluffy, romance and easy as summer breeze. I don't expect a high literary art form from them and that what makes them fun and enjoyable to read. Are the predictable? Yes but again the Gaslight Chronicles turned me on to Steampunk and i love it
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Ivy_Skye | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 5, 2023 |
Indulge Me by Kaenar Langford - 2.5 stars

Dalton's Awakening by Carol Lynne - 3 stars

Lunches in Laguna by J.P. Bowie - 1,5 stars

Raven by Dakota Rebel - 2 stars

Lust in the Afternoon by Cian Fey - 2 stars

Lunch is Served by Jude Mason - 1,5 stars
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Marlobo | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 24, 2022 |


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