The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles Series) [NOOK Book]

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Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect...

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The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles Series)

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Overview


Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…

An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459204140
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Steampunk Chronicles Series
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 72,860
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 564 KB

Meet the Author


In her other life, Kady Cross is a USA TODAY bestselling author of over 20 books. She lives with her husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with whom she shares all her secrets. When not writing, she’s either trying to create the perfect lip gloss or teaching herself to solder. She has a weakness for all things girlie, sugar skulls and boots. Her love of books and makeup borders on addiction. Visit her at www.kadycross.com.


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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    A fast & entertaining read!

    This prequel introduces the main character of The Girl In the Steel Corset, Finley Jane. It's starts with her being fired for sticking up for a little boy, which right away tells me what kind of person she is. This is the second time she's been fired in a short time. She thinks something must be wrong with her and that she's evil because of her sometimes dark thoughts, super strength and hearing.

    She goes home to her mother and stepfather, Silas even though she'd rather not be a burden to them. Before she even starts to look for a job, Lady Morton shows up and offers her one to be her daughter's companion. Why Lady Morton wants her specifically despite her reputation makes her suspicions, but she can't past up the chance. Finley and Phoebe becomes friends and starts to worry about the true intentions of her fiance, the much older Lord Vincent.

    This is my first foray into Steampunk and I had no idea what to expect. I really enjoyed the mixture of a historical world with it's futuristic inventions. It was an interesting contrast. One of the reason I think I've stayed away from the genre is that I thought it wouldn't be easy to understand the world it's set in. Which wasn't the case.

    A lot happen in this prequel. It's a great introduction to the series. I really like Finley and can't wait to find out the mystery behind her.

    38 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    Great Novella

    Nice quick lively read. It is a Novella 78 pages to be exact. Read it in a sitting.

    24 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    Excellent Book! Well written & great characters.

    I'm stunned I liked this book after avoiding reading it for a while. Somehow it makes weird interesting. The characters are well developed & the story line in excellent. You find yourself rooting for Finley & booing the mean people in the story. I will certainly read another of this author's books.

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    A New and different kind of heroine

    Clever, amusing, well written! I really enjoyed this short novel and thank the author for offering it as a free book. I now want to follow the series and will recommend to my friends and other readers.

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    Take some time and enjoy a bit of Steampunk!

    Finley Jane has just been canned. Apparently, knocking the governess's teeth out is frowned upon. Even when said governess has smacked her young charge.

    Yes, Finley knows that it's it's inappropriate to do and say the things that she does, but, well, quite frankly, sometimes she doesn't even know they're coming until it's too late. Perhaps, the devil lives in her, as the latest housekeeper suggested.

    When a lady comes looking for Finley the following day, she can't help but wonder why on earth she's wanted.

    I SO can't wait for the next one in the series!!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    Pretty good

    This isnt bad at all for a short novel. I'm looking forward to more of Ms. Cross's work.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Cute short story

    I wish it was longer but besides that pretty good.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    W I want more!

    Left me wanting more. What an awesome movie this would be. Finley has won my heart.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    new series to read

    Typically steampunk books don't interest me but the description of The Strange Case of Finley Jayne sounded good and I couldn't wait to start reading it. I'm glad that I decided to give this book a chance. I think I have found a new series to read! Good job Ms. Cross!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Good Stuff

    A finely written and engrossing page turner. It will make you want to read the rest of the series.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Awesome introduction

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to read Girl in the Steel Corset, but this short story has me sure that it's my cuppa tea.

    Good build, not too fast or too slow (hard in a short story). Good character development. Good wrap up (really hard with a prequel without giving stuff away). I don't feel like I've learned anything that will effect the full novel, but I feel satisfied with the short story.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    incredibly short read

    Short not indepth but a pleasent read. Odd at times but i enjoyed it

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    :)

    Fyi it does start out a little slow but once the action does start it never stops! Keep on reading its so worth it

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Oh, Finley.

    The good thing about this prequel is that it is better than the book that follows. The bad thing is that she is the same Finley that is so difficult to like in that book. An unrealistic and irritating heroine is the smallest problem here. It is an easy and quick read, but I am glad it was free. Typos, grammar and punctuation troubles, dialogue that is almost painful...it is a lot to swallow. To credit the author, the world she has created is interesting and complex, and I would like to see what she can do with it in the future.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    WONDERFUL!

    For it being a short story I fell in love. I would like to see whatever is going to happen to Finley and what her past is. I was excited right out of the gate. The mystery that is the lovely Finley Jayne. I will find more by this author. Love this.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    first steam punk

    I love it. I thought I'd b lost in the genre but it drew me in. Very short but definitely worth the read. The heroine is the kind of girl I would want to befriend, whichever side. :) Worth checking out.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Short fun read

    Prequel to a steampunk series. Very short but enjoyable read. Average writing; above average concept.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Hcnjnvj

    I forgot if this book was free or not ? Can some tell me

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Very good.

    I really enjoyed this short story. Am looking forward to getting into the novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Great book

    I'm not much of a reader. But I couldn't out it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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