Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blog Tour Book Review: Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy


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Welcome to my tour stop for Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy. This is the second book in the Shadows of Asphodel series. This is a new adult dieselpunk romance and is now available!  The tour runs August 11-22 with reviews, interviews & a few guest posts. Check out the tour page for the schedule and more information.


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Storms of Lazarus (Shadows of Asphodel #2)

Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn't enough.

1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.

In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he's tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she's terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?

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About the Author:

Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

Find the author: Website | Twitter | Facebook



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I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to start this second book in Kincy's series. The first book blew me away, it was completely unexpected and I loved every single thing about it. And as my first foray into dieselpunk, once I became immersed in the world Kincy created, I knew I was hooked and I wanted more.

To see Wendel and Ardis again was a real treat and to see them together as a team? I don't even have words for how great it was too see them together. To see them work side by side and trust one another.

There is just something about the two of them together that feels right, that is right. Add in a touch of the paranormal and you have one heck of a fun and entertaining series and I didn't hesitate as I dove right into book two.

Once again Kincy captured my attention and held it with the clockwork creatures and inventions that riddles the pages of this novel and the developing romance between two certain main characters was just the icing on the cake.

I am so very excited with where this series is going and seriously, I want more. The adventure, action, the plot, the romance, all of it. I can't wait to see what awaits them in the next installment and I for one, will be right there to read it when it comes out.








*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

36 comments:

  1. It seems great though I have no idea what ''dieselpunk'' is. O.o This sequel seems to have everything we could look in a book. Action and romance is very appreciated in a book. :D I got the first in the series as a freebie on Amazon and I'm very excited to read it. Lovely review.

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    1. Kind of like steampunk except machines are run with diesel instead of steam.

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  2. I totally agree that the two of them are just great together. I love it every time they are on something. I'm so glad you loved this one. Great review, Ali :)

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  3. Oh I didn't know it was a second book but it sounds nice! I'm glad you had a good time with it. It's fun! Great review!

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    1. Yep and it was just as fun as the first. :)

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  4. Ooo Ali I have failed, I own book one and haven't read it yet and this..this wonderful review. Gads, I need more time to read!

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  5. I just got the first book about a week ago, and I can't wait to read it. SO glad book 2 wasn't a disappointment ;)

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  6. I loved the first book so hard and I need to read this second book soon. I love that Wendel and Ardis work as a team in this one. And it sounds like so much fun! I definitely need to go buy a copy right away!
    Great review! :)

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  7. Second try-- Loved the review. I'm excited to pick this series up too.

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  8. YAY! So glad you loved this Ali! I really like Ardis and Wendel together as well, so I'm excited to see their relationship and partnership further develop in this book. Also, Karen mentioned a clockwork dragon in her interview and I don't want to miss out on that!

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    1. You definitely don't want to miss the dragon. ;)

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  9. Wow I want this and why Have I never heard of Dieselpunk before ;0
    thanks Kindlemom, what would I do without you!

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  10. And who can complain with a cover like that?

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  11. Why are you always showing me new book series!?!? WHY!!!! My TBR cannot handle all these books, haha. But they always look so good!

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    1. I would say I was sorry but you know how that goes. :P

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  12. Your review makes me very happy! I'm so glad to hear that you loved this! I just adore Wendel. And Ardis, of course. ;)
    Thanks for hosting a tour stop!

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  13. I am starting this tonight and I am looking forward to all the steampunk stuff and seeing how the characters grow.

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  14. I am a fan of this series' cover art and the reviews got me piqued. I wish I have time to read this though, as it is, I'm drowning! LOL thanks for hosting the giveaway and sharing feedback :)

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    1. The first book is free right now on Amazon, you can always grab it and read it when you have time. ;)

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  15. Nice. The book sounds really exciting. I love the cover design as well.

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    1. The cover is fabulous and thankfully, so was the book. ;)

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  16. Great review! So glad you got the chance to read it and write about it, since you're a fan!

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  17. So many good reviews for this series, I really need to get book one so I can finally meet Wendel and Ardis! Lovely review :-)

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  18. I've not had a chance to read this yet, but definitely want to and after reading your review, I want to read it sooner than later.

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    1. The first book might still be free on Amazon!

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