For fans of The Outlander and The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
From the NY Times and #1 Dark Fantasy bestsellerTamara Rose Blodgett, comes a tale of criminal geneticists who interfere with predestined matches between the women and men of an unforgiving world.
" ... Blodgett... creates a complex and well thought-out plot line... a fabulous job creating a phenomenal steampunk world with a fancy, lyrical XIX-century-ish language straight from the Victorian era... the sparkling atmosphere and evocative descriptions - all that makes for an exquisite and thoroughly compelling read."
"... Blodgett keeps the story fresh and original - I've never read anything like it."
"... action, drama, romance, and corsets. It basically has a little bit of everything, but enough of what's important to make this an interesting and engaging read. I loved the minor supernatural twists...can't wait to see how that plays out in the following book..."
Clara Williamson is a princess living in a dark post-apocalyptic future of bio-spheres fashioned to protect 1890s America. A time when marriages are arranged for things other than love. When her sadistic mother betroths her to an abusive prince from a neighboring sphere to secure their future in illicit trade, Clara determines to escape.
Leaving a life of familiar terror behind, she embraces the dangers of Outside that no one from the spheres has seen in nearly a century and a half.
Clara escapes tyranny only to discover the sphere-dwellers are not the only people who survived the cataclysmic events of one hundred forty years prior. She finds herself trapped, unable to return to the abusive life of the sphere while facing certain danger Outside.
Can Clara find love and freedom with the peril that threatens to consume her?