Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen

October 7, 2020 | 1 Comment
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Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell AllenBrass Carriages and Glass Hearts
Author: Nancy Campbell Allen
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Pages: 222
Date: October 6, 2020
Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Emmeline O’Shea has been an outspoken advocate for the shapeshifter community, which has come under unjust attack from a political body known as the PSRC (Predatory Shifter Regulations Committee), and her robust efforts have landed her a prestigious position as the spokesperson for the International Shifter Rights Organization. She has been selected to give the final address in Scotland before they vote on legislation that will grant protective rights to the shifter community. Because she is fundamentally changing the laws, she is also receiving death threats.

Oliver Reed is a by-the-book detective-inspector who has dealt with Emme’s borderline-illegal activism in the past, and there is little love lost between the two. When his superior tasks Oliver with guarding Emme around the clock to keep her safe until the summit is over, he is frustrated. He has several open cases requiring his attention, and his spare time is occupied with chasing down leads about the whereabouts of his brother, Vincent, a rogue vampire bent on causing trouble in Scotland.

When their airship is hijacked, Emme and Oliver are forced to parachute away before they exit British soil. They take refuge in Emme’s family’s hunting lodge where Oliver is introduced to her abusive stepsisters.

Together the pair must make their way to Edinburgh so as not to miss the summit meeting where Emme will be key in helping to pass legislation that will disband the corrupt PSRC. But between her vindictive sisters and Oliver’s rogue vampire brother, they face danger at every turn, not to mention dealing with their growing attraction for each other.

When Emme is kidnapped—leaving behind only one shoe as evidence—Oliver must find her before it’s too late—and the summit ends at midnight.

A steampunk retelling of Cinderella


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About Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of 14 published novels and several novellas, which encompass a variety of genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. Nancy loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She ives in Ogden, Utah with her husband, three children, and a very large Siberian Husky named Thor.

One response to “Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen

  1. Maria

    So this is the 4th steampunk novel I’ve read. The genre in general will never be a favorite of mine but I do like this series of books. This one is the retelling of Cinderella. It has a few elements from the fairy-tale but for most of the book I don’t think one would realize it is a retelling. Mostly it is just a horrible stepsister through out the story and then at the end there is the the equivalent of the fairy god mother, lost shoe, and her prince charming finding her.
    I liked both main characters. Their tension is great. And the intensity of their attraction turned love was great too. I think they both feel things in a big way.
    The mystery or intrigue elements of the story are pretty obvious but even so there were surprises along the way.
    I think one could read this as a stand alone but it would be far easier to understand the world the book is set in if started at the beginning of the series. Plus there are reoccurring characters from previous books.

    Sex: kissing
    Language: no
    Violence: yes
    *I received a complimentary ARC of this book through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.

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