Dragons & Dirigibles

Dragons & Dirigibles

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by Cindy Spencer Pape
     
 

Book seven of The Gaslight Chronicles

When airship engineer Melody McKay's dirigible explodes and plunges her into the yard of a gothic manor, she suspects foul play. With her ankle injured—an indignity far too feminine for her taste—she resolves to crack the mystery while in the care of Victor Arrington, the stuffy-yet-disarming Earl

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Book seven of The Gaslight Chronicles

When airship engineer Melody McKay's dirigible explodes and plunges her into the yard of a gothic manor, she suspects foul play. With her ankle injured—an indignity far too feminine for her taste—she resolves to crack the mystery while in the care of Victor Arrington, the stuffy-yet-disarming Earl of Blackwell.

Ex-Royal Navy Captain Victor runs a tight house and is on a mission to protect his niece and foil a ring of smugglers using fire-breathing metal dragons. He has no time for romantic attachments. Particularly not with women who fall from the sky wearing trousers and pilot's goggles.

As he and Melody navigate a treachery so deep it threatens the lives of everyone in Black Heath, the earl becomes unexpectedly attached to his fiery houseguest, and Melody discovers a softness in her heart for him. But when the smugglers strike, there's more at risk than just their future together.

48,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426898372
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
05/19/2014
Series:
Gaslight Chronicles
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
411,301
File size:
277 KB

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Dragons & Dirigibles 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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HeatherMcC More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. 3.5 stars.  This book started out strong and very interesting. It's an interesting alternate Europe that mixes supernatural and steampunk. I found myself cheering for Melody and warming up to Victor despite some of his old-fashioned (then in fashion) ways and beliefs. I knew this was a novella getting into it and that didn't bother me. But, I found that I liked the characters and the story so much so that I wanted more of it, and not just more of the series, but more of this novel. With a few things fleshed out fully this would have been outstanding. As it was, it was a good, quick read that felt a bit rushed. I would recommend it for fans of romantic steampunk.
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Sailon More than 1 year ago
Dragons & Dirigibles starts out as quite a cute story with a single man, taking care of his young niece trying to find his way when Melody McKay crash lands on Ex-Navy Captain Victor Arrinton's front lawn. With a broken ankle, Victor swipes Melody into his home which starts the journey of bringing her into his heart.  Every character in this story has spunk but add in an adorable niece, loyal and devoted dog and not to deny mentioning the sassy Melody herself you can't help but immediately connect. While there is a ton of humor and lovely characters there is also a dark menace lurking behind the mystery of Victor's family's death as well as smugglers who have turned deadly. This novella length story was utterly enchanting. Although it only minorly touched on the paranormal side of typical Gaslight Chronicles storylines, it had plenty of steampunk qualities to fascinate us all. When pared with Cindy Spencer Pape's writing style, we are thrust into a wondrous adventure, a thrilling mystery and a delightful romance. Don't miss Dragons & Dirigibles. I received this ARC copy of Dragons & Dirigibles from Carina Press in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 19, 2014.