Thanks for joining us this week for 

In a nutshell, the Reading Challenge entails us(my best friends and your Book Club Thursday (BCT) Bloggers) picking a book from our list and well...reading it and reviewing it. Details can be found on my BCT tab at the top of my blog. It's also where you can find links to learn more about me and my friends. 

So... what did I pick?

I admit this Thursday got away from me for several reasons(thank you Illinois SNOW...not...LOL)

Yes, I'm prone to going off topic and my reviews are typically on the shorter(blink and you'll miss it side). 

But as I've said before, er the show must go on with the show. Although maybe I should be saying Blog...

My Reading Challenge pick: Read an e-book

Taking place after Wicked as They Come, this original eBook features a mysterious lady and a reclusive mechanical genius who find love and danger in a traveling circus. 

An elusive woman arrives at Criminy’s doorstep with a steamer trunk, begging for a position in the caravan to perform her unique new act. She opens her trunk to reveal a menagerie of brilliantly colored butterflies. The woman, who calls herself Madam Morpho, is on the run from a dark past in London, where she was forced to leave her equipment behind and abscond with only her tiny performers. Playing a hunch, Criminy hires Madam Morpho on the spot. Taking her down to meet Mr. Murdoch, the reclusive talented engineer who keeps the carnival’s clockworks running, Criminy instructs them to work together to design and build a groundbreaking new circus for the butterflies. Amid the magical ambiance of the circus and the hint of danger from Madam Morpho’s pursuers, she and Mr. Murdoch soon find that their scientific collaboration has produced chemistry of a more romantic kind.

What I love about Ms. Dawson's writing is that it just so damn hypnotic and poetic. 

She has this way of weaving the story around you, captivating and engaging all of your senses.

This addition to the alternate/steampunk world of Blud & Sang was a treat. Don't let the short length fool you- it's as well developed both in the plot and characters as a full length novel. Plus it both Tish and Criminy make appearances(from the first novel). 

I don't recommend reading this book unless you have already read Wicked as They Come (and trust me, you should).

Imogen is a smart and brave heroine with a shitty past, and Henry is also brilliant and I loved how he wanted to protect her. I just loved chemistry and banter between them.

I can't believe I let myself get so behind on these books, but plan on catching up fast. 

Thanks again for stopping by. 

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