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Beauty and the Clockwork Beast

The Steampunk Proper Romances, Book 1
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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Declaration of Love
  • Declaration of Love
  • Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen
She's searching for a cure and he believes her.
Sexual Tension
  • Sexual Tension
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Lucy would dance with him. And perhaps nuzzle him, too.
Sexual Tension
  • Sexual Tension
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Rude. Sullen. Defensive. But he smells divine.
Flirty Banter
  • Flirty Banter
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An unladylike abundance of knowledge riles the beast.
Kiss
  • Kiss
  • Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen
Lucy stakes her claim.

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  • Declaration of Love
  • She's searching for a cure and he believes her.
  • Sexual Tension
  • Lucy would dance with him. And perhaps nuzzle him, too.
  • Sexual Tension
  • Rude. Sullen. Defensive. But he smells divine.
  • Flirty Banter
  • An unladylike abundance of knowledge riles the beast.
  • Kiss
  • Lucy stakes her claim.

Publisher's Summary

Like the classic Beauty and the Beast, this steampunk romance features an unlikely love story.

The Lord of Blackwell Manor, Miles, is plagued by a family curse that changes him into a shape-shifting wolf every month during the full moon.

Lucy, a smart, attractive, and well-respected botanist, travels to Blackwell Manor to take care of her sick cousin, Kate, who is married to Miles' younger brother. For Lucy, the trip is a welcome respite from her work and recent discovery of a breakthrough serum that could eliminate the scourge of vampires from London. But Lucy finds more than she bargained for when she arrives at the Manor.

Miles, who is brash and inhospitable, does not take kindly to visitors. He is still unsettled by the mysterious death of his newlywed wife. And then there's Marie, Miles' sister, who was attacked and murdered just weeks earlier. Miles is horrified to think that he might be to blame for the deaths. And who is the ghost that haunt the halls?

Lucy is convinced that the death of Miles's wife and sister - as well as her cousin's mysterious illness - are tied together, but how? Lady Charlesworth has her eye on inheriting Blackwell Manor for her family. Could her daughter, Candice, or her son, Arthur, have had a hand in the mysterious deaths? The clues make a vampire suspect highly likely. During her investigation, Lucy finds herself caring deeply for Miles, but he fights to keep his distance in order to protect Lucy from his family's secret. And, yet, he feels attracted to the woman who is able to look past the fearsome-looking scar that has marred his handsome face. With no other option, Miles and Lucy must work together if they are to find the answer to the mysteries at the manor.

But that's not all Lucy wants to solve. There's a deeper mystery behind Miles. Can she solve that too? Ultimately, she must decide if she can love the man - beast and all.

Includes bonus novella, Marie's Story.

©2016 Nancy Campbell Allen (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Beauty and the Clockwork

Loved it. Exciting from start to finish!! Would read it again. I recommend this book.

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Fast paced and good

This is not my usual genre but I really like the author so I gave it a chance. I was very surprised it kept my interest and was well written.

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Wow! This book has everything...and done well!

This audiobook drew me in immediately. Everything about it was interesting, intriguing, adventurous, appealing and unique. I absolutely loved Miles and Lucy. Truly the perfect romance as well as myriads of adventure, mystery and paranormal activity. AND the narration was wonderful, allowing true discerning of who was speaking at any given time. 5 stars for sure -- and hoping for a possible sequel for Daniel and some of the other characters.

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Good love story

I'm not into werewolves and vampires but I thoroughly enjoyed this love story. Good job!

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Definitely worth reading!!!

Great audiobook...loved the narration...she was able to give distinguished voices for each character which made it so easy to follow. She also was able to portray the character’s emotions and made everything easy to visualize.
Make sure you listen to this one....you won’t be sorry.

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Steampunk fun

As a huge fan of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, I was very happy to stumble across this book. The story setting/ world is interesting and you're not drowned with pages upon pages of world building, instead you come across a lot of the pertinent information quite naturally. I always enjoy smart, accomplished and capable women paired with gruff dudes. I'm excited to continue to read more stories in this setting and just downloaded the sequel yesterday!

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Such an enjoyable read!

Loved it! Cant wait to read more from this author. It was hard to put down.

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Wonderful and unexpected

The story is historical and yet you will find mechanical hearts, airplanes, vampires, werewolves in addition to human looking and acting robots. Initially I had my mind set on not Liking the storyline and only got it because I have a romance package and was running short of books I have interest in reading. However the more I read the more engaging it became. I absolutely loved it. It’s funny how we accept books on werewolves and Vampires but I never thought I would like this combo all in one topped with technology and all set in historical times. It was different and I loved it.

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slow start

This book started out slow but ended up being a great book glad I made it past the first hour. Worth the read.

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Great read!

I was very impressed with the story as well as the narration. Very well-rounded with action, mystery and romance! I will definitely be purchasing the next one.

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Captivating story and narrator.

I really enjoyed the mystery and intrigued. The characters were described beautifully and each depicted their feelings perfectly.

I loved the Steampunk element of the story. it added to the overall experience of this alternate reality.