The latest Nancy Campbell Allen book, Kiss of a Spindle, is a Steampunk Proper Romance. It is her second Steampunk novel she wrote, the first being Beauty and the Clockwork Beast. In this novel, you are obviously getting a new and exciting spin on Sleeping Beauty.
Even though characters from her previous novel, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast, is mentioned in this book, you do not have to read the other before reading this book. But, I do highly recommend it so the first story won’t be spoiled if you decided to read that as well.
This book deals with a lot of exciting things, such as shapeshifters, witches, handsome airship captain, and of course a damsel in distress that can handle things on her own. If you think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, then think again.
I really loved this book, and I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this book to all romance and fantasy lovers alike.
Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a deep sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date–after a year, she will fall asleep forever. And the year is almost up.
In a desperate attempt to find Malette–the witch who cursed her–Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett’s private airshop bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she’s traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hund down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets, and their blossoming attraction to each other.
Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is a steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla’s death-like sleep becomes permanent.