Genre: Steampunk

Average Rating: 3.85


Review: Wicked As She Wants by Delilah S. Dawson

Review: Wicked As She Wants by Delilah S. Dawson

A wicked sequel filled with more adventure, thrills and sexiness! WICKED AS SHE WANTS follows the handsome musician Casper Sterling (whom we first met in Wicked As They Come) as he meets his match in a wild blud princess that drives him crazy in more ways than one! Our story begins when Princess Ahnastasia is awakened by the sounds of music and finds herself near death and in a suitcase. The music calls to Ahnastasia but her bloodlust overpowers her […]


Cocktail Society Book Club Review: Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson

Cocktail Society Book Club Review: Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson

Every month the ladies of the Cocktail Society Book Club (on Goodreads) select a read to review and discuss on the first Wednesday of each month. The host that month also choses a fabulous cocktail that compliments the book to go along with her review. Book of the month: This month’s book is Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson and is hosted by Jennifer @ The Book Nympho. Her cocktail of choice: Your favorite red wine.   Cocktail of the Month: Red Wine (My […]


Review: The Seduction of Phaeton Black by Jillian Stone

Posted 16 July, 2012 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Seduction of Phaeton Black by Jillian Stone

A seductive supernatural mystery! Phaeton Black is an investigator for Scotland Yard with many talents. He can sense the paranormal and has a way with the ladies, a real Victorian Casanova. An outsider among his fellow detectives after working on the Jack the Ripper case,  Phaeton takes up residence in a brothel’s basement, where he indulges his sexual appetites to the fullest. While investigating a new paranormal case on the streets of London, he encounters an exotic beauty who seeks […]


Review: Invisible Sun by S.J. Davis

Posted 30 October, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Invisible Sun by S.J. Davis

An eclectic mix of steampunk and vampires! In INVISIBLE SUN, author S.J. Davis creates a fascinating world where science and technology meets vampires in Victorian England. Genetic science has made it possible to create vampires with no real threat to humanity and a “peace treaty” in place. Thought as the perfect vampire specimen, Draegan is revered by his people but soon proves to be anything but perfect. Draegan has a hunter’s instinct and taste for blood that has turned him rogue. The […]


Review: Phoenix Rising by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris

Review: Phoenix Rising by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris

A fun and exciting adventure! Eliza Braun and Wellington Books both work for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences but have very different jobs. Eliza is a field agent who loves an adrenaline rush, dynamite and butt-kicking. Wellington is the Ministry’s Archivist (also known as the librarian, which he despises) who has a love for engineering, record keeping and tea. After a disastrous end to a case, Eliza is partnered up with Wellington, who she instantly nicknames Welly, to assist in […]


Early Review: The Girl In the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Early Review: The Girl In the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

A sexy, young female Jekyll & Hyde! Finley Jayne is a young, sixteen year old girl trying to find her place in Victorian Steampunk England. Although she seems like any ordinary girl her age, Finley has a dark side that she keeps hidden deep inside, only unleashed when angered or provoked. While fleeing from the advances of her employer, Finley accidentally runs into Griffin King, someone just as unusual as her and who surprisingly has a calming effect on her […]


Review: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross

Review: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross

A glimpse into the fascinating and dangerous world of Finley Jayne! In THE STRANGE CASE OF FINLEY JAYNE, we are introduced to the heroine of the highly anticipated The Girl in the Steel Corset. We follow her into her new position as a companion to Phoebe, a young debutante who has recently become engaged to a much older and wealthy inventor, Lord Vincent. As time passes, Finley begins to bond with Phoebe, forming a close friendship and questioning the eccentric Lord […]


Review: Photographs & Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape

Review: Photographs & Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape

A genius mix of steampunk and magic…just as fun and flirty as the first! Lord Kendall Lake is a member of the Order of the Round Table on assignment regarding some supernatural occurrences at a photography studio owned by Amy Deland, the niece of the Order’s most powerful member. Amy’s photographs are the common link in a series of recent unexplained deaths and Lord Kendall has been dispatched to investigate the case. Kendall expects Ms. Deland to be an old […]


Review: Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape

Review: Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape

A satisfying steampunk read with magic and the paranormal! As a Knight of the Order of the Round Table, Sir Merrick Hadrian’s duties are to hunt down the monsters that inhabit the streets of London, whether they’re supernatural or human. While battling some vampires one night in an ambush attack, Merrick encounters a group of children with special abilities that join him in fending off the monsters. When he discovers the eldest of the group, Thomas is a potential Knight, […]


Review: Badlands by Seleste deLaney

Posted 16 April, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Badlands by Seleste deLaney

A thrilling and adventurous read! Ever is a warrior whose duties are to protect the Queen and her country. When her territory is attacked and her queen is killed, Ever is left for dead while attempting to escape onto enemy territory. Rescued by Captain Pierce of the Dark Hawk, a shipping vessel, Ever sees an opportunity to get to the next in line for the throne and restore the monarchy. Men are only good for a quick fling in Ever’s […]


Early Review: The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell

Early Review: The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell

A fun and exciting adventure of time-travel and romance! Dorothy “Stormy” Gale has a very unique occupation, she’s a time traveling pirate from the past who lives in the 21st century. Along with her brother Bacon, they travel back in time to collect their “booty” and sell it online to help the poor as modern day Robin Hoods. When her brother loses his time traveling mechanism (TTM) while gambling, Stormy must go back in time and find the infamous Duke […]


Review: The Mysterious Lady Law by Robert Appleton

Review: The Mysterious Lady Law by Robert Appleton

A delightful Victorian steampunk mystery! This is a fast paced novella that begins with the mysterious murder of Georgina, a young maid and sister to dancer Julia Bairstow. With no concrete leads from Constable Grant and the police, Julia accepts an offer from the infamous private investigator Lady Harriet Law to take on the case, free of charge. Lady Law’s reputation is impeccable, having solved every case she’s worked on which has also stirred up some controversy concerning her methods. […]


Review: Like Clockwork by Bonnie Dee

Posted 15 March, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Like Clockwork by Bonnie Dee

This is my second time reading a steampunk novel and I must say I enjoyed every page, I have found a new genre to love! The combination of the Victorian era with science, adventure, mystery and romance make this a very versatile and likable genre. The novella style is a great introduction to newcomers of steampunk, it delivers a thrilling story without being overwhelming. Victoria is a smart and independent woman who has broken all the rules in society to […]