The Mysterious Madam Morpho
Taking place after Wicked as They Come, this original eBook features a mysterious lady and a reclusive mechanical genius who find love and danger in a traveling circus. An elusive woman arrives at Criminy’s doorstep with a steamer trunk, begging for a position in the caravan to perform her unique... show more
Taking place after Wicked as They Come, this original eBook features a mysterious lady and a reclusive mechanical genius who find love and danger in a traveling circus. An elusive woman arrives at Criminy’s doorstep with a steamer trunk, begging for a position in the caravan to perform her unique new act. She opens her trunk to reveal a menagerie of brilliantly colored butterflies. The woman, who calls herself Madam Morpho, is on the run from a dark past in London, where she was forced to leave her equipment behind and abscond with only her tiny performers. Playing a hunch, Criminy hires Madam Morpho on the spot. Taking her down to meet Mr. Murdoch, the reclusive talented engineer who keeps the carnival’s clockworks running, Criminy instructs them to work together to design and build a groundbreaking new circus for the butterflies. Amid the magical ambiance of the circus and the hint of danger from Madam Morpho’s pursuers, she and Mr. Murdoch soon find that their scientific collaboration has produced chemistry of a more romantic kind.
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, Short Stories
Series: Blud (#1)
Criminy’s Clockwork Carnival was in full swing. This is a novella, so the shorter page count (100ish pgs) hampers character and plot depth a bit, but I think the author did a fantastic job with what she had. This is listed in the Blud series as coming before Book 1 – Wicked as They Come but as the...
I was, at first, very confused by the story. But around chapter four I did a quick Google search and realized that I was reading Steampunk. (And that cleared up all my questions.) I've never actually read this genre before, but I liked it. I get the impression that I'd have been better off if I read...
I kind of feel bad for The Mysterious Madam Morpho. Sometimes, when you read stories in reverse, the earlier works don't always come out as strong as the later ones. I liked Morpho, but mainly it was because I got to see a bludbadger and Criminy again (albeit briefly). I didn't get the same exact cr...
Okay, this is set in the quirky Blud world, that the author created in Wicked as They come. But unlike that one, this is basically a romance. A paranormal romance with some steampunk traits. We have the circus, the carnivalleros (sp), Criminy and Tish, but in this one, the short length of the novell...
*Genre* Steampunk, Romance*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts* Here is all you need to know about The Mysterious Madam Morpho (Blud #1.5). First, the story takes place two years after the end of Wicked as They Come, so, yes, you are absolutely encouraged to read the books as they are released. Don't be like me an...