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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Heart Collector Book Blast and Giveaway

A $25 Amazon gift card is up for grabs in this steampunk, romance-suspense novel. Sounds like a good start to the Aukland Steampunk series. You have through 4/13 to enter. Open worldwide. Good luck.

The Heart Collector
Auckland Steampunk Book 1
by Barbara Russell
Genre: Steampunk, Romantic Suspense

Auckland, 1884

The Supernaturals are frightened. Despite being able to do extraordinary things like teleporting or lighting a fire with a stare, a serial killer, the Heart Collector, is slaughtering them. He rips their chests open and removes their hearts.

While other aristocratic, nineteen-year-old girls spend time dancing, Isabel trains hard to become an MI7 agent—Military Intelligence Seventh Division, a crime squad run by Supernaturals. The Heart Collector murdered her best friend, and enrolling at MI7 is the best way to help catch the killer.

Isabel senses other people’s feelings as if they were her owns. But MI7’s leader is too worried about Isabel’s safety to let her join the team.

Eager to prove that her power is valuable, Isabel volunteers to meet Murk, a dangerous Supernatural man who can turn himself invisible. MI7 desperately tried to recruit him and failed.

She believes that her power is enough to convince Murk to become an MI7’s agent and help apprehend the Heart Collector. If he wants to attack her, his feelings will broadcast his intention, and she’ll be ready.

What Isabel isn’t ready for is to fall in love with the man who will collect her heart.

I’m an entomologist and a soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say that I dig in the dirt, looking for bugs. Nature and books have always been my passion. I was a kid when I read The Lord Of The Ring and fell in love with fantasy novels.
When I discovered cosy mystery and crime novel, I fell in love with Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. Then I grew up and . . . Nah, I’m joking. I didn’t grow up. Don’t grow up, folks! It’s a trap.
PS I hate gardening. There, I said it. Sorry fellow Kiwis.

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  1. I enjoy Steampunk, so I'll be sure to check this out.

  2. I have always said if I was doing it over I would have been an entomologist. Insects fascinate me, especially ants. I do like gardening though.

    1. Ah, thank you for that. People usually don't love bugs, but they're amazing creatures :)

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    1. Thanks!! I agree, the artist, Anna Spies, did an awesome job

  4. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  5. Sounds interesting - and I've never read a Steampunk novel

  6. I hope you enjoy it :) There're some great steampunk novels around :)

  7. I like the cover a lot. It has very nice artwork and colors.