I’m helping with a little bit of cross-promotion for the big sale that my publisher is having! Today’s post is Nefertiti’s Heart, by A. W.Exley. If (like me) you’re interested in steampunk, then don’t miss this one!
Not convinced? Read more (and buy Sanity Vacuum, already.)
Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and impetuousness, but tangling with a serial killer mightcure that. Permanently.
London, 1861. Impoverished noble Cara has a simple mission after the strange death of her father- sell off his damnedcollection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when aristocratic beautiesstart dying of broken hearts, an eight inch long brass key hammered through their chests. A killerhunts amongst the nobility, searching for a regal beauty and an ancient Egyptian relic rumored tohold the key to immortality.
Her Majesty’s Enforcers are in pursuit of the murderer and they see a connection between thegruesome deaths and Cara. So does she, somewhere in London her father hid Nefertiti’s Heart, a fistsized diamond with strange mechanical workings. Adding further complication to her life, notoriouscrime lord, Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on Cara and thepriceless artifact. If only she could figure out his motive.
Self-preservation fuels Cara’s search for the gem. In a society where everyone wears a mask to hidetheir true intent, she needs to figure out who to trust, before she makes a fatal mistake.
Books and writing have always been an enormous part of Anita’s life. She survived school byhiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, sheovercame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning toread hieroglyphics.
Today, Anita is a writer living in rural New Zealand, surrounded by horses and homicidal chickens.Being a bona fide corset wearing, sidesaddle riding freak, probably explains her fascination forhistorical novels She loves to blend steampunk adventures with an Egyptian twist and turn up theheat.