The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine, and Tee Morris

July 17th, 2014 Kimberly Review 46 Comments

17th Jul
The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine, and Tee Morris

In the Janus Affair, we once again join the duo of Eliza Braun and Wellington Books, officers at the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences in Britain. It was a fantastic ride filled with murder, missing persons and revelations. They are traveling home aboard Britain’s latest hypersteam train when the hair rises on the back of Eliza’s neck. A woman of Eliza’s acquaintance vanishes before their eyes in a bright bolt of lightning. Eliza and Wellington are stunned, but back in the archives they find this strange occurrence is happening all over.

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Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

May 6th, 2014 Kimberly Review 62 Comments

6th May
Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Phoenix Rising the first book in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. I found it to be brilliant on audio. From the narrator to the steampunk I was swept up in the action. Mini review: Fantastic characters, brilliant steampunk and a plot that kept me thoroughly entertained.

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Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak

March 6th, 2014 Kimberly Review 60 Comments

6th Mar
Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak

Chasing the Green Fairy is the second installment in Melanie Karsak’s Airship Racing Chronicles and what an emotional journey it was. From sabotaged airships, death, secret realms and decisions Karsak completely drew me in. Mini review: personal demons, heartbreak, beautiful, sweet and engaging.

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Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak

February 6th, 2014 Kimberly Review 88 Comments

6th Feb
Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak

In 2013, I participated in a tour and reviewed the Harvesting by new author Melanie Karsak. It was a zombie, post-apocalyptic tale that also blended in fantasy elements. The world-building and story left me in awe. So I was delighted to receive a new book from Karsak entitled Chasing the Star Garden. The first in the Airship Racing Chronicles, Chasing the Star Garden, is a steampunk fantasy featuring an opium eating heroine and an ancient treasure linked to the Greek Gods. Mini review: A thrilling adventure that is imaginative, and enthralling.

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Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler Jolley

November 18th, 2013 Kimberly Review 65 Comments

18th Nov
Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler Jolley

Time travel, steampunk, Rifters, and fixed points in time! It’s enough to make this Whovian* drool. These are the reasons I agreed to read Extracted the first book of The Lost Imperials series by Sherry D. Ficklin and Tyler Jolley. Gads, this was delightful, and I quickly became caught up in the action and characters. Mini review: original, fast-paced and an excellent start to an exciting new series with limitless possibilities.

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