8 More Steampunk Romances You Should Be Reading
We previously mentioned some steampunk romance books you should check out. Well, we found some more. They each have a delightful twist and turn…and a unique angle of romance. Check ’em out!
My Lady Quicksilver
Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother’s disappearance. And get out.
In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Blue Blooded Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. A dangerous mission, but Rosalind is also the elusive Mercury, a leader in the humanist movement.
But she doesn’t count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy. He could be her most dangerous nemesis-or the ally she never dreamed existed.
A stunning, action-filled paranormal romance, Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk novels will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger, Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series, and the Blud series by Delilah Dawson.
Alchemy of Blood: A Vampire Hunter Steampunk Paranormal Romance
I am Hazel Harker. Vampire hunter. Sister. And a liar.
I am also London’s last hope against the killer known as Jack the Ripper.
Chaos reigns in my city following a string of grisly murders, and after growing up in a family of vampire hunters, I know that the Ripper is no common killer. When he claims my sister as his latest victim, I vow to do everything I can before he can hurt the rest of my family. That includes bedding Jared Etheridge, a handsome sailor from America, in an attempt to continue my family’s legacy of vampire hunters.
Too bad I couldn’t protect my heart that night.
Then I realize the Ripper has been hiding in plain sight this whole time. I have to stop him if I want a better future for my family, Jared, and my unborn child. Because if I fail, his new, dangerous vampire creations will spread across the entire world—and no one will be safe.
London + vampire hunter + Jack the Ripper = cool!
Wolves and Daggers: A Steampunk Fairy Tale
Who’s afraid of the big, bad werewolf?
When London’s brightest tinkers and alchemists come up missing, Red Cape Society Agent Clemeny Louvel is on the case.
To help Clemeny get the problem in hand, Queen Victoria assigns her a temporary partner–a werewolf with a knightly history and a tendency to be far too flirtatious for either of their good. Can she trust him to help her chase down the monsters they’re hunting?
It’s Penny Dreadful meets Supernatural in this exciting new gaslamp urban fantasy. Wolves and Daggers retells the classic Red Riding Hood fairy tale with hefty doses of badassery and steampunk.
I always love a fairy tale retold with steampunk + a wicked twist of romance!
Kraken and Canals
An old love. A giant kraken. A dive into the infested canals of Venice.
Time has run out. Rules must be broken and her patron’s wrath risked. To save the woman who raised her, Lady Judith must visit the underwater grotto of a giant lagoon kraken. Survival isn’t guaranteed, but Arturo will not let his love face the dangers of the canals alone.
KRAKEN AND CANALS is a story set in The Elemental Steampunk World, including The Elemental Steampunk Chronicles, Elemental Steampunk Tales, and Elemental Steampunk Stories.
Three series tied into one steampunk universe. Um….yeah!
Solutions aren’t always black and white—sometimes they come in shades of iron gray.
Captain Bridget “Briar” Rose wants for nothing. Each day is a new adventure, living the life she loves, running cargo on the Ohio & Erie Canal. That is, until her cousin decides to sell the family boat to finance a new business venture. He wants to build locomotives for the railroad—the very industry that could put the entire canal system out of business.
Not one to give up without a fight, Briar does a little snooping into her cousin’s new business partner. When she gets a sneak peek at the locomotive plans, she suspects that the man is either a genius, or a ferromancer—one of the dreaded metal mages of Europe’s industrial revolution.
Determined to reveal her suspicions, Briar takes the plans and heads for the newspaper office in Columbus, stealing the family boat in the process. Kidnapping her cousin’s handsome business partner wasn’t part of the plan, but when he shows up, demanding the return of his property, she can’t let him go. After all, if Briar can prove that the railroad is using ferromancy, she could save more than her boat. She could save her way of life.
Ice and Embers: Steampunk Snow Queen
It takes more than passion and pixie dust to thaw a frozen heart.
With the 1814 London Frost Fair in full swing, actress Elyse McKenna’s performance in A Midwinter Night’s Dream thrills the crowd. But Elyse’s backstage has life is beginning to take on a distinctly Shakespearean flavor.
When she fell in love with Lord John Waldegrave, Elyse was prepared to keep their affair secret. But she wasn’t ready for her new love to rock her relationship with her dearest friend, Doctor Kai Murray.
Everything Elyse thought she knew about her feelings for her old friend is flipped upside down when an enchanting ship captain turns her attention to Kai.
If Elyse hopes to escape the Thames with her heart intact, she must discover the truth about the captain, Kai, John, and her own feelings–before it’s too late.
Wow. Move aside Elsa and Anna!
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast
When Lucy Pickett arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her ailing cousin, Kate, she finds more than she bargained for. A restless ghost roams the hallways, werewolves have been reported in the area, and vampires lurk across the Scottish border.
Lord Miles himself is clearly hiding a secret. He is brash and inhospitable and does not take kindly to visitors—even one as smart and attractive as Miss Pickett. He is unsettled by the mysterious deaths of his new wife, Clara, and his sister, Marie. Could Miles himself be to blame for the deaths?
Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor. But can Lucy solve the mystery of Miles? Can she love the man—beast and all?
Some people think another Beauty & The Beast tale is one too many. Not me! Not when it weaves in a steampunk, werewolf-laden story.
Absinthe Moon: Volume One in the Icarus Project, a dystopian steampunk adventure
Welcome to New Londinium, a city that developed from an enclave of stragglers who survived the culminating blast of the last world war. From beneath the lee of a mountain formed as a result of the devastation, a colony gathered and grew. After several hundred years, this post-apocalyptic city is filled to bursting, and everyone—well, nearly everyone—is struggling for a place amidst the city’s Chosen, the elite ruling faction.
Robert Mayhew, by all appearances, is a man destined to be numbered amongst these Chosen. But Mayhew is both more than and less than he appears. His unauthorized conception, and a hideous deformity that was the result of his failed termination, have left him with a bloodthirsty lust to exact vengeance on the system that conspired to kill him even before he’d drawn his first breath.
In his position as chief curator of the Absinthe Moon—the city’s center of love and leisure—and supported by the Resistance, Mayhew is in just the right position to infiltrate the Icarus Project—the executive body of the city’s shadow government—and bring the whole system toppling down. So long as no one gets in his way.
Enter Emaline Newell. Utterly devoid of any evidence of the city’s taint, she is a valuable asset to the Absinthe Moon, and to Mayhew in his aims to achieve elite status. As his consort, she might give him just the advantage he needs.
Only Emaline has some ideas of her own, and perhaps a few things to teach him about love, loyalty, and the power he wishes to wield.
This steampunk-themed, post-modern infused, macabre tale is quite alluring. Check it out!
Hope you enjoy ALL of these awesome steampunk romance novels.