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  • Kiss of the Spindle

  • The Steampunk Proper Romances, Book 2
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Kiss of the Spindle

By: Nancy Campbell Allen
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Summary

Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a deep sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date - after a year, she will fall asleep forever. And the year is almost up.

In a desperate attempt to find Malette - the witch who cursed her - Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she's traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets and their blossoming attraction to each other.

Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is a steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla's deathlike sleep becomes permanent.

©2018 Nancy Campbell Allen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Very enjoyable

Interesting twist on sleeping beauty and great to have a heroine who isn't useless. I like the easy inclusion of serious topics such as Shell Shock & PTSD and the matter of fact way they are accepted and dealt with. (If only these were so easily handled in the real world.)
Good narration from Justine Eyre, though some of her upper class accent comes across very forced in places

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I really enjoyed this book

This is the 2nd book in the series & I enjoyed it as much as the first. The plot was unusual & yet again the different characters & different twists & turns kept me hooked.
I would definitely recommend it.

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What a fantastic read

This book is amazing, the author has a fantastic imagination I just want more

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Lots of fun

Love these books! Lots of adventures and some cute romances too (but not too smutty). I like how the author has woven fairy tale stories through a steampunk setting, the characters are all intrepid and extremely charming, can't wait to read more of their adventures. will definitely be looking out for more books by this author!

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So sweet!!!

I didn’t expect to like this at all, I’ve not read this genre before and thought it would be weird to be honest, it was a frickin adorable story and such sweet characters! I loved it, kinda wish it was a bit longer as I loved it so much towards the end, I’ll be adding it to my favourites and reading it again at some point soon!

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Very Enjoyable

A lovely, Romantic Steampunk Adventure. Perfect for those who are looking for something light and not too emotionally taxing. The Narrator does a great job too.

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  • Moriah rushton
  • 09-07-18

Just as amazing as the first one!

I fell in love with Beauty and The Clockwork Beast and I have been awaiting the release of this book very impatiently! I was not disappointed! The original narrator is back and did amazing like last time, and the story is so good! It is equal to the first book in every way and I love it just as much! This is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite book series! Nancy Campbell Allen is immensely talented and brings new life to traditional stories! The books both stand alone and compliment each other in the most perfect way! Can't wait to see what's coming next!!!

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  • “Me”
  • 07-08-18

The best!

The best of Ms Allen’s work. I love this story. Adventure, heroine, hero rescue and romance. However what makes it the best is that it’s clean.
Thank you for a great adventure and an inability to put the story down.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-05-21

a fairy tale with a twist

loved the whole premise and the intriguing characters.a good, clean romance with enough tension between all the characters to make it interesting the whole way to the unexpected ending!

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  • MH20
  • 12-02-20

Steampunk Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

This book was,of course wildly different from the fairy tale, with steampunk elements and no royalty., but with the common sleep curse. Flying airships, as in boats, shape shifters and our sleep cursed heroine being an empath who tries to help the shape shifters while trying to search for a cure for herself before she sleeps forever are all a lot of fun. I think my favorite from this author is still Beauty and the Clockwork Beast – – though I will read anything she writes!

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  • Meg
  • 12-09-19

Clever Retelling

This was another fabulous steampunk re-imagining of a fairy-tale.
What I enjoyed;
-It's so different, you don't feel bored. Yet it follows enough of the story that it relates.
-The steampunk setting. It's hard to find well done steampunk, and this is perfect. It's a fun escape.
-The sweet romance. I appreciate that there's no sex or swearing. But that doesn't mean it's just for children. I'm 28 and enjoyed this book.
-It's as good as her other books in the series. Sometimes authors can't recreate the magic with sequels, but this was well written.
-I like that characters from her first book are referenced so you have an update in their lives.

I would recommend listening to the series in order, but it's also a great stand alone. This is the best version of Sleepy Beauty I've encountered, and one of the best steampunk novels I've read.

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  • Alaska
  • 16-08-21

A few of my favorite things

This has a bad guy well redeemed, steampunk (duh), strong chemistry, a father figure, well armed women with throwing knives, and a heroine who saves herself with the help of loyal friends. And a HEA, of course.

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  • Tethorp
  • 01-12-22

AMAZING!!!!!!!!

The characters were incredible and I never saw the twist coming! Expertly written and read!

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  • Evelyn
  • 29-11-22

Enjoyed the story

Well written storm. Don’t let the Steampunk future time scare you off. It just fantasy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-22

Like London sleeping beauty

I love this story it was fun and sweet and the characters were full of life

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  • Marilu Wright
  • 21-11-22

Love it

I love this book is so good I enjoy the storyline the unique way the author presents the story the characters are well developed. The book grabs my attention from beginning to end super entertaining and the narrator does a great job.