Beauty and the Clockwork Beast

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$15.99  $14.87
Shadow Mountain
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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of twelve novels, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events. She has a degree in Elementary Education and is the mother of three children.


"Allen (My Fair Gentleman) jumps gracefully on to the supernatural Victorian bandwagon, keeping both the romance and the gore PG-rated in a steampunk setting. Her tale seamlessly combines family politics, ballroom dancing, and romantic swooning with airships, ray guns, and automatons, as well as scientifically verified vampires and werewolves. ...Allen's imagining of 'Beauty and the Beast' as a supernatural period murder mystery is delightful at every turn."
-- (03/16/2016)
"Readers new to steampunk as well as fans of the inventive genre will enjoy Allen's tale of gothic steampunk romance suspense. Neatly rendered steampunk details, from the characters' attire to airships and robot servants, add enticing atmosphere to the growing mystery. Allen's keen and enjoyable romance has the smart banter and appeal of Marion Chesney's capers."-- (06/01/2016)
"Wonderful rendition of the 'Beauty and the Beast' tale set in a Steampunk-inspired London plagued with vampires. This gothic story has it all: vampires, werewolves, ghosts, dangerous manor houses and a damsel in distress. However, in this case the distressed damsel is not the heroine but her cousin. Lucy is smart, fearless and determined to save her newly-married cousin. Campbell Allen treats readers to a spooky and thrilling ride that is rolled into a heartfelt romance." (four out of four stars)

--Romantic Times
"Delivers a unique take on a classic fairy a steampunk version of Victorian England, Wonderful novel filled with romance, action and adventure. The story boasts a strong hero and heroine, a darkly atmospheric setting, intriguing steampunk details and the mystery of a few spooky ghosts, vampires and werewolves. Readers will eagerly await the next novel in what promises to be an excellent series."-- (10/03/2016)
"In addition to being the perfect genre, the cover is stunning so there were high expectations set even before the book was opened...There is plenty of commonality between this story and the original to be recognizable, and yet Allen transformed it into her own stunning piece...Steampunk novels can be so fun as the reader sees what modern gadgets and technologies authors choose to include in their stories; the things Allen incorporated really added to the intrigue and excitement of the book. Besides what has already been mentioned there is mystery, action, and suspense that will have the reader on the edge of their seat. Truly not enough can be said about this novel to describe how fantastic it is. I've never read any of Nancy Campbell Allen's work prior to this but if her other novels are even remotely as good as this one, they must all be read as well." [five out of five stars]-- (08/09/2016)