Read It, Track It – Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster

Posted February 8, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Read It, Track It – Tarnished Knight by Bec McMasterTarnished Knight by Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk #1.5
Published by Self Published on April 5th 2013
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk
Pages: 162 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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In the steam-fuelled world of Victorian London, vampires, werewolves and slasher gangs stalk the night and a man made partly of metal is about to discover just how far he'll go to protect the woman he loves…

After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving virus, John "Rip" Doolan thinks he's finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest friend and the only woman he's ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty ever realized precisely what was going through his mind, their friendship would be ruined.

For six months, Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her heart on the line, she is devastated when Rip reveals that he never had any intentions of making her his.

But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new relationship…or risk losing each other forever.

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Read It, Track It is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.

I really enjoy the world that Bec McMaster has built with her London Steampunk series.  After Rip getting attacked at the end of KISS OF STEAL it was great to get his and Esme’s story. TARNISHED KNIGHT is novella size but it packs the punch of a full length novel.

After Esme and Rip’s story there is a couple of chapters that set up the next book and couple.

About Bec McMaster

My name is Bec McMaster and I live in a small country town in Victoria, Australia, with my boyfriend, and a beautiful dog named Kobe. I grew up either with my nose in a book or writing, and never understood why other people didn’t get to watch ‘all the movies in their heads’. Following a lifelong love affair with fantasy, I discovered romance at the age of sixteen, and haven’t looked back.

When I’m not writing I like to read, go hiking with my boyfriend, pore over travel brochures, and go to the gym. I’m addicted to travel, and love to set my books in foreign places. It’s the next best thing to travelling there. One day I vow to see the entire world, whether it’s by plane, paper, or imagination.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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4 responses to “Read It, Track It – Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster

  1. Nice! I read this one a while ago and enjoyed it. I haven’t read any of the full length books in the series yet. I’m thinking about starting with the second book (because I can never read a series in order and I love werewolves. 😛

    • Book 2 is good. You could start with it but should start with book 1 because there’s a series story arc forming. My reading OCD won’t let me read out of order. LOL

    • The 1st two are on audio. I split book 1 into reading and listening. I’m not a huge fan of British narrators but I gave her a 2nd try with book 2 and listened to the whole thing. I’ll get the rest from the library in ebook. If you like Kristen Callihan’s series, you’ll like this one.