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Crimson & Steam A New Plot Is Developing In Crimson City, One To Meant Destroy All Vampires And Werewolvesand Only It Can Bring Together Those Ill Fated Lovers From Different Species, Jill And Marius


10 thoughts on “Crimson & Steam

  1. says:

    This was unique The story gives you the background on how it all started if you follow the series with flashbacks this is where the steam punk comes in Good read.


  2. says:

    I read this book last night in one long 3 3 1 2 hour reading session I was so happy to go back to the Crimson City world that Liz created for us oh so many years back now The familiar characters of The Vampire House of Dumont and the Mechs and the Weres and all the interplay made for a very easy reading experience once again I hope at some point in the future due to fans interest Liz gets to revisit this particular series again but if not it was a good ending as it stands I do not do spoiler I read this book last night in one long 3 3 1 2 hour reading session I was so happy to go back to the Crimson City world that Liz created for us oh so many years back now The familiar characters of The Vampire House of Dumont and the Mechs and the Weres and all the interplay made for a very easy reading experience once again I hope at some point in the future due to fans interest Liz gets to revisit this particular series again but if not it was a good ending as it stands I do not do spoilers so will not give particulars, if you have not read the series what are you waiting for The books are as follows and can be read as stand alones in my opinion but you would miss out on lots of inside information into the characters from book to book if you do so Crimson City 1 by Liz Maverick out 2005 MMPB A Taste of Crimson Crimson City 2 by Marjorie M Liu out 2005 MMPB Through a Crimson Veil Crimson City, 3 by Patti O Shea out 2005 MMPB A Darker Crimson Crimson City 4 by Carolyn Jewel out 2005 MMPB Seduced by Crimson Crimson City, 5 by Jade Lee out 2006 MMPB Crimson Rogue Crimson City, 6 by Liz Maverick out2006 MMPB Shards of Crimson Crimson City, 7 by Liz Maverick, Patti O Shea, Carolyn Jewel, Jade Lee out 2007 MMPB CrimsonSteam 8 By Liz Maverick out 2009 MMPB


  3. says:

    I had started this book without realizing that it was part of a series I really enjoyed this book though and do not feel that I was lacking anything having not read the other books though with that in mind I definetely want to read the rest of the series, especially the ones by this particular author apparently the series has multiple authors The plot moves very fast and the characters are intense It actually is two seperate plots and stories that end up relating to each other in the end Y I had started this book without realizing that it was part of a series I really enjoyed this book though and do not feel that I was lacking anything having not read the other books though with that in mind I definetely want to read the rest of the series, especially the ones by this particular author apparently the series has multiple authors The plot moves very fast and the characters are intense It actually is two seperate plots and stories that end up relating to each other in the end You kinda get the history in one story which ends up helping the characters in the other story It was well written and I didn t find it to be confusing with the switching back and forth She gave enough history and development of the characters that I didn t feel that I was coming into the middle of a story I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it


  4. says:

    Book 8 and the series finale for Crimson City I really liked this book and this whole series a well built Dark Urban Fantasy world authored by various writers Some of them were a bitPR than DUF, this one included, but not enough to ruin the series Unfortunately, with this story beingPR it had a one story ending rather than a DUF series ending I d really like for there to be additional books in the series about other characters or a 10 and 20 and 100 yr later epilogue that cover Book 8 and the series finale for Crimson City I really liked this book and this whole series a well built Dark Urban Fantasy world authored by various writers Some of them were a bitPR than DUF, this one included, but not enough to ruin the series Unfortunately, with this story beingPR it had a one story ending rather than a DUF series ending I d really like for there to be additional books in the series about other characters or a 10 and 20 and 100 yr later epilogue that covers all the main characters from the books


  5. says:

    Liz Maverick impressed me with Crimson Steam There are loads of plots and sub plots Plenty of story to sink your teeth into She gives a backstory that left me with a satisfied feeling at the end of this great series If you read everything up to this one, you will like seeing so many of the characters having scenes.Jillian and Marius finally get their chance at their happily ever after They ve been through so much to get there Sheesh Jillian is a saint Marius is close to being one I Liz Maverick impressed me with Crimson Steam There are loads of plots and sub plots Plenty of story to sink your teeth into She gives a backstory that left me with a satisfied feeling at the end of this great series If you read everything up to this one, you will like seeing so many of the characters having scenes.Jillian and Marius finally get their chance at their happily ever after They ve been through so much to get there Sheesh Jillian is a saint Marius is close to being one I hope the city survives long enough for them to have some happiness


  6. says:

    I hadn t read any other books in the Crimson City series, this was my first one I really, really enjoyed it It s so very GOTHIC, with a richly appointed setting, with a very clever premise of how paranormal creatures came to be A very intense but enjoyable book Suspenseful I can t wait to read


  7. says:

    Well this is the end of the series Good one and would read it again This was my second reading.


  8. says:

    Crimson Steam takes place in an alternate futuristic place called Crimson City where vampires, werewolves, and humans all live together This main storyline deals with Marius Dumont, the leader of the Vampire Assembly who, along with the three other leaders of the Crimsons City s vampire world must try and keep the peace between the werewolves and humans This also is a major problem for the vampire community because the werewolves don t get along with them either In order to keep the peace, Crimson Steam takes place in an alternate futuristic place called Crimson City where vampires, werewolves, and humans all live together This main storyline deals with Marius Dumont, the leader of the Vampire Assembly who, along with the three other leaders of the Crimsons City s vampire world must try and keep the peace between the werewolves and humans This also is a major problem for the vampire community because the werewolves don t get along with them either In order to keep the peace, Marius will sacrifice himself and marry Tatiana Asprey, the princess to the aristocratic House Royale werewolves of New York City This alliance will accomplish much even though it kills Marius inside because he has found his soul mate with Jillian Cooper, a human who is dedicated to her race as Marius is with his She is also a reporter and the tabloids have had a field day with her relationship with Marius even though they haven t been intimate.Marius and Jill s bond is deep and with one thought, they can call to one another Jill feels betrayed and tries to turn away from Marius even though the violent death of a vampire during his wedding reception brings them back together There s a virus killing vampires and Marius and Jill team up to stop the virus from growing out of control, even after Marius becomes afflicted with it, which will cause his own death.As these two try to find a cure before times runs out for Marius, the reader is bought back in time to 1852 England during the Great Exhibition There, a young draper shop owner, Charlotte Paxton, who is the cousin of the celebrated gardener and architect Joseph Paxton will attend the exhibition in London She meets the acquaintance of Edward Vaughn and they both embark on an innocent courtship while Edward s inventor friend, Lord Gilliam, the Duke of Devonshire sets in motion a major catastrophe that causes the vampire and werewolf myth to become a reality Charlotte and Edward are connected in ways to both Tatiana and Marius that bring to light the past and how Gilliam s one reckless act changed the future for the worse.Even though I did enjoy the 19th century secondary romance between Charlotte and Edward, I found the primary relationship between Jill and Marius sorely lacking Everything had a feeling ofemotion, angst and drama but the way it was written, it just didn t come off all too well I found many scenes rushed, stilted and had a major lack of emotional connection to Jill and Marius s plight And you would think with Marius s big sacrifice with marrying another woman, it would be all theheartbreaking It wasglossed over if anything And the fact that Tatiana isa wallpaper type character with no real depth bothered me, as well as Marius never consummating their marriage Remember, it s a big no no because we can t have the hero being intimate with another woman who is not his heroine Some have said that Liz s Crimson City series is Steampunk I would have to disagree because this isof a supernatural tale if anything with the appearance of many supernatural characters think everything but the kitchen sink The only time that steampunk plot device comes into play, which is really very weak, is during the Great Exhibition where Lord Gilliam becomes a mad scientist with his special machine that causes a great uproar and the reason there are so many mythical creatures running around.Crimson and Steam just didn t have the powerhouse storytelling I was looking for and after I finished, I could barely remember what I read because it didn t even register in my mind


  9. says:

    Quick Dirty A fabulous and fast paced read that delivers pitch perfect danger and suspense.Opening Sentence The four leaders of Crimson City s glittering vampire world looked rather out of place, dressed in battle armor and crowded into a ramshackle safe house located on the border between vampire and human strata.The Review Crimson Steam takes place in Crimson City, which is essentially an alternate Los Angeles In the beginning of this story, the focus is on Marius Dumont and Jillian Coo Quick Dirty A fabulous and fast paced read that delivers pitch perfect danger and suspense.Opening Sentence The four leaders of Crimson City s glittering vampire world looked rather out of place, dressed in battle armor and crowded into a ramshackle safe house located on the border between vampire and human strata.The Review Crimson Steam takes place in Crimson City, which is essentially an alternate Los Angeles In the beginning of this story, the focus is on Marius Dumont and Jillian Cooper Marius is the leader of the House of Dumont, and he makes a political move in an attempt to solidify race relations between werewolves and vampires against the humans Marius is driven by honor and his need to achieve peace for his race, even to the detriment of his love life Initially, Jillian comes across as pretty pathetic, but ultimately I came to like her character She ended up being stronger than I expected When a vampire arrives carrying a deadly virus, Marius and Jillian team up in a race against time to find the cure Other characters round out the tale like Tatiana Asprey, who is a lotthan meets the eye She was so emotionally conflicted and confined by the role she is expected to play I enjoyed reading about her struggles with her identity.Maverick gives us two tales for the price of one a parallel story takes place, which is set in Victorian London This story focuses on Edward Vaughan and Charlotte Paxton Edward and Charlotte are divided by social class and their relationship is doomed from the start I absolutely loved their love story Maverick really captures the time period Very atmospheric An event takes place at the Great Exhibition of London that will change the world forever This basically serves as a back story and helps the reader get to where we are today in relation to Crimson City I also really enjoyed this steampunk sub plot.Overall, I enjoyed the book Crimson Steam has a clever plot and is well written The characters are well drawn and engaging Maverick does an excellent job world building, detailing the political factions between vampires, werewolves, and humans Both storylines are seamlessly woven together, adding layers and a foundation for the reader to stay engaged in the story I m definitely looking forward to delving deeper into the Crimson City world Crimson Steam is the 8th book in the series, but can be read as a stand alone The series was created by Liz Maverick, but the following authors also write novels set in this universe Marjorie M Liu, Patti O Shea, Carolyn Jewel, and Jade Lee.Crimson City Series 1 Crimson City2 A Taste of Crimson3 Through a Crimson Veil4 A Darker Crimson5 Seduced by Crimson6 Crimson Rogue7 Shards of CrimsonNotable Scene Jill froze, hitched her camera strapsecurely on her shoulder and pulled her switchblade from her purse Then, taking short, deliberate steps, she followed the trail around the corner to the threshold of a small library The red vanished inside the room, out of her line of sight.Gripping her blade tightly in her hand, she leaned forward and craned her neck around the doorway A man lay on the ground, motionless, his eyes bulging out of a horribly contorted face His mouth, throat, cravat and tuxedo shirt were completely soaked in gore She felt the stench of blood wash over her.FTC Advisory Ms Maverick provided me with an ARC of Crimson Steam No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review In addition, I don t receive affiliate fees for anything purchased via links from my site


  10. says:

    After the long wait to seeof Jill and Marius after Shards of Crimson, I was really anticipating Crimson Steam But the story here is not the one that I would have wished for the pair.Human reporter Jill and vampire clan head Marius have had a deep connection that Marius has denied out of duty to his vampire race, and now in order to secure peace between the vamps and the werewolves, Marius, convinced of his noble purpose, deals Jill the ultimate rejection by committing himself to a stat After the long wait to seeof Jill and Marius after Shards of Crimson, I was really anticipating Crimson Steam But the story here is not the one that I would have wished for the pair.Human reporter Jill and vampire clan head Marius have had a deep connection that Marius has denied out of duty to his vampire race, and now in order to secure peace between the vamps and the werewolves, Marius, convinced of his noble purpose, deals Jill the ultimate rejection by committing himself to a state marriage with one of the daughters of the Royale werewolf house As Jill s heart breaks watching her soul mate wed, she is determined to move on with her life Well the fact that that Marius plan doesn t works so well is the ultimate understatement Uniting the two powerful supernatural races stirs up a pro human movement and soon Jill finds herself pulled back into Marius life trying to solve a murder and to find a cure for a deadly virus which threatens to remove Marius from Jill s life evenpermently than his marriage.Woven along side of Jill and Marius ordeal, is a story set in Victorian times A gentle story where the leads, Charlotte and Edward are separated by the rigid class structure of their times, a story which also holds the truth of the beginnings of the supernatural races I actually liked this story the better of the two despite that fact that the ending is a bit wierd and sad Charlotte and Edward s characters, relationship and chemistry are better developed and thecompelling of the two stories And really it is only Charlotte and Edward who kept me from disliking this book entirely because I found Jill and Marius story frustrating and unsatisfying, and Marius treatment of his wife which looses him all of his nobility points quite maddening It also didn t help that I didn t like the abrupt resolution to the Marius problem and and the final fate of Marius wife or the fact that my hopes for Hayden a turned vamp with a vendetta against Marius family and Jill s former lover didn t pan out But then again maybe that is reason behind the whole of fate of the wife an impetous for Hayden s redemption in future books Bottom line is that this is not the best entry into the Crimson City series The earlier books of romance between the supernatural races of vampires, werewolves, demons and mechs mechanical human hybrids by authors Liz Marverik, Jade Lee, Patti O Shea, Marjorie Liu and Carolyn Jewell were so much better


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