Book Review: Blood and Clockwork, by Katey Hawthorne

This book is part of LT3 Press’ Solitary Traveler’s collection, which includes novels and novellas with asexual and aromantic characters. You can find more about that here. I will be reviewing these stories throughout the next month, so keep an eye out!

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Blood and Clockwork, by Katey Hawthorne
Part of the Solitary Traveler’s Collection
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: March 16, 2016

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
2--5-of-5

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Blog Tour: Clockwork Heart, by Heidi Cullinan

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Tinkers. Soldiers. Spies. Pirates. Alternate history, airships, a sweeping tour of continental Europe via the clouds. A little absinthe, a little theft, a little exhibitionism, some naughty use of clockwork prosthetics. Men who love men, women who love women, men who aren’t particular. Love, adventure, and a steaming good time.

Heidi Cullinan is here today to talk about her latest novel, Clockwork Heart, the first in a new M/M steampunk series! She’s also brought some exclusive information… a first glimpse into future books in the Clockwork Heart universe!

So keep reading to find out more about this alt-history world of clockwork soldiers, and don’t forget to check out the awesome giveaway that Heidi has!

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Clockwork Heart, by Heidi Cullinan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Historical, Alternate History/Steampunk, Gay (M/M), Romance

Buy Links: Publisher / Amazon (US) / ARe

My Review: This novel has everything you’d expect from a Heidi Cullinan novel–  complex characters, a delicious romance, and some heart-stopping kinky sex– and the unique alt-history adds an exciting twist to the story! (Full review is here4-5-of-5)

About Clockwork Heart:

cullinan-clockwork-heartAs the French army leader’s bastard son, Cornelius Stevens enjoys a great deal of latitude. But when he saves an enemy soldier using clockwork parts, he’s well aware he risks hanging for treason. That doesn’t worry him half as much, however, as the realization he’s falling for his patient.

Johann Berger never expected to survive his regiment’s suicide attack on Calais, much less wake up with mechanical parts. To avoid discovery, he’s forced to hide in plain sight as Cornelius’s lover—a role Johann finds himself taking to surprisingly well.

When a threat is made on Cornelius’s life, Johann learns the secret of the device implanted in his chest—a mythical weapon both warring countries would kill to obtain. Caught up in a political frenzy, in league with pirates, dodging rogue spies, mobsters and princesses with deadly parasols, Cornelius and Johann have no time to contemplate how they ended up in this mess. All they know is, the only way out is together—or not at all.

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Advanced Book Review: Clockwork Heart, by Heidi Cullinan

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Clockwork Heart, by Heidi Cullinan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Gay (M/M), Romance, Steampunk, Historical

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4-5-of-5

Buy Links: Publisher / Amazon / ARe

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Blurb:

cullinan-clockwork-heartAs the French army leader’s bastard son, Cornelius Stevens enjoys a great deal of latitude. But when he saves an enemy soldier using clockwork parts, he’s well aware he risks hanging for treason. That doesn’t worry him half as much, however, as the realization he’s falling for his patient.

Johann Berger never expected to survive his regiment’s suicide attack on Calais, much less wake up with mechanical parts. To avoid discovery, he’s forced to hide in plain sight as Cornelius’s lover—a role Johann finds himself taking to surprisingly well.

When a threat is made on Cornelius’s life, Johann learns the secret of the device implanted in his chest—a mythical weapon both warring countries would kill to obtain. Caught up in a political frenzy, in league with pirates, dodging rogue spies, mobsters and princesses with deadly parasols, Cornelius and Johann have no time to contemplate how they ended up in this mess. All they know is, the only way out is together—or not at all.

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