- Steam Me Up, Rawley
Jack the Ripper might be in town. But is marriage more terrifying?
In an alternate Deep South in 1890, society reporter Adele de la Pointe wants to make her own way in the world, despite her family’s pressure to become a society wife. Hoping to ruin herself as a matrimonial prospect, she seizes the opportunity to cover the recent Jack the Ripper-style murders for the newspaper, but her father's dashing new intern suggests a more terrifying headline—marriage.
Dr. Phillip Rawley’s most daring exploit has been arriving at his new home in America in a hot air balloon. A tolerable sacrifice, if it means he can secure the hand of his new employer’s daughter in a marriage of convenience. But Adele works, she's spirited, and she has an armored pet monkey running her errands. Not only does she not match his notions of a proper lady, she stirs up feelings he’d rather keep in tight control.
With Adele hunting down a headline and Dr. Rawley trying to protect and pursue her, a serial killer is spreading panic throughout Mobile, Alabama. Can Adele and Rawley find the murderer, face their fears, and discover true love?
J9 on The Book Vixen wrote:
Altogether a good story, very well written, with the right amount of steam for the genre.
Heather C on The Blogger Girls wrote:
If you love steampunk romance you should read Steam Me Up, Rawley for its wonderful heroine, strong world building, and fun romance . I plan to be on the look out for more books by this author.
Beth on Tome Tender wrote:
I haven't read many steampunk stories set in America, but the author put a nice spin on southern history and the mystery of Jack the Ripper with the perfect amount of humor and romance to keep me interested. It was refreshing and different.
I loved watching two flawed characters come together and find what they are absolutely not looking for...in each other. The story has an endearingly naive quality with two very brilliant characters. I was utterly engaged from the beginning and invested till the end. I am anxious for more of Angela Quarles The Mint Julep & Monocle Chronicles.
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- 1st Place in the Paranormal category, 2014 Georgia RWA Maggie contest
- Finaled in the New Adult category, 2014 FF&P's On the Far Side contest
- Finaled in the paranormal category, 2014 Virginia's Fool for Love contest
- Finaled in the paranormal category, 2012 Golden Pen contest