To Catch A Rogue
(London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #4)
Publication date: October 30th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Steampunk
An impossible heist. A thief and a rogue. But will she steal his heart, instead?
The Company of Rogues finally knows the identity of the mastermind behind a plot against the queen—but their enemy is still one step ahead of them. When he kidnaps one of theirs, the Rogues plan a daring rescue mission that will lead them into the heart of the bloodthirsty Crimson Court.
It’s a job for a master thief, and there’s nothing Charlie Todd likes more than a challenge. To pull off the impossible, Charlie needs a crew, including the only thief who’s ever been able to outfox him.
He broke her heart. But now she must risk it all to save his life…
Lark’s spent years trying to forget her past, but the one thing she can’t ignore is the way a single smile from Charlie still sets her heart on fire. When he proposes they work together again, it feels just like old times, but she has one rule: this is strictly business.
It’s Charlie’s last chance to prove he can be trusted with her heart. But Lark’s keeping a deadly secret. And as passions are stirred and the stakes mount, it might be the kind of secret that could destroy them all…
Ocean’s 11 meets Dracula, in this sexy paranormal heist by USA Today Bestselling Author, Bec McMaster. If you like sexy paranormal romances, steampunk shenanigans, and plenty of action-adventure (vampires, dirigible flights, and steamy rooftop chases), then dive into this thrilling heist with Charlie and Lark.
BEC MCMASTER grew up on a steady diet of 80’s fantasy movies like Ladyhawke, Labyrinth and The Princess Bride, and loves creating epic, fantasy-based worlds with heroes and heroines who must defeat all the odds to have their HEA. If you like sexy, dark, paranormal romance, try her Dark Arts series; for some kick-bustle ladies-saving-the-day steampunk romance then check out London Steampunk; and for rocket-fuelled post-apocalyptic romance with a twist on the werewolf theme, then see her Burned Lands series.
Bec has been nominated for RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance for Heart of Iron (2013), won RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance with Of Silk And Steam (2015), and Forged By Desire was nominated for an RWA RITA award in 2015. The series has received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, with Heart of Iron named one of their Best Romances of 2013.
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“A Day in the Life”
A day in the life of an author….
It starts at six or seven, when I haul myself out of bed to either walk the dog or go to my PT sessions. Sitting in a chair at a keyboard all day is hell on the back and a…arms, so I like to get things moving early.
Shower. Dressed. Breakfast. Words…. I’d like to say I do all these things in this order, but every author reading this just snorted into his/her tea or coffee and muttered, “Codswallap.” Or the regional variation thereof.
Sometimes I am showered or dressed before ten in the morning *cough* lunchtime *cough*, but when I am not, I am guaranteed to have mail delivered or doorknockers appear. I eat breakfast at my desk studiously researching my latest novel and answering fan email—completely not surfing Facebook or Pinterest—and can often be found staring into my empty cup wondering if I drank my tea, or whether I forgot to make it again.
On a normal day I usually crack open my word document around ten’ish. And this is where the fun begins.
Suddenly I’m racing over a moonlit rooftop in foggy London, along with my hero. We’re off to slay a vampire, you see. Or maybe I’m dancing in a gilded ballroom, where my heroine has a knife hidden in her reticule. I could be dangling from an airship about to break into an impenetrable tower; fighting off an automaton whose punch can smash through a brick wall; helping my hero plot to steal a kiss (or more); curing a vampiric disease or hunting a vicious murderer in the rookery slums.
All of these things have happened in my books, and more. You see, I write steampunk romance, and it’s a smashing amount of fun.
Daring dukes. Steamy seductions. Dangerous duels. My London Steampunk series is full to the brim with adventure, and writing it is the best fun anyone can have alone at home, staring at a wall and plotting murder and mayhem.
At seven o’clock my boyfriend is home, and I’m looking up from the computer thinking, oh, heck, I forgot to put dinner on (the slow cooker is the answer to all your prayers, my fellow writerly friends). The laundry looms, some unwashed sock-eating monster lurking in its depths. I am privately high-fiving myself if the bed is made.
There are adventures to be had, after all, and no time for housework—unless one is on deadline and your brain is on the procrastination train.
The second someone invents a house-cleaning automaton, please let me know. It’s the one steampunk device I wish truly existed.