Revenge of the Mad Scientist (Airship Adventure Chronicles #1)
Blurb: When Lady Arabella
Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped, all
clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown
into political upheaval.
Arabella is convinced the more sinister
nation of Carabarras is to blame., urged on by a mad scientist seeking
revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety
of exotic locales to save him, and halt the potential world war.
airship pirates, secret assassins and slave traders aren’t her only
trials. The fickle hand of fate has made the captain of the only airship
available for charter, the man that left her at the altar. For eight
years she's wished him dead. Now he's her only hope.
Author Bio: Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She
loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her
stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of
If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel,
you've come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be
entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal
romance and adventure, she's willing to explore a variety of compelling
stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.
first paranormal romance, Memories of Murder, won RWA's New England
Chapter's readers' choice award in 2012 for Best Paranormal Romance, as
well as an award of merit as Best Book from a Virginia Author in the
Holt Medallion contest. In 2013, her novel DraculaVille - Discovery in
New York, won the Rudy award for best novel with romantic elements.
newest endeavor is under the name L.J.Nance, a children's book series
titled: Lyra's Ocean World. The first book is out now: Lyra to the
Rescue. The illustrator is Karen Webb.
Most of Lara's books are in print, electronic and audio format, with others soon to follow.
been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat
convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to
Errol Flynn... However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic
pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures
in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits
into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the
novel is finished.
Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the
wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time
reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors,
cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.
MY REVIEW: Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is
kidnapped in the middle of a ball and the country of Gandiss is framed
for the crime to stop the signing of a peace treaty with Urbannia.
Belle suspects that something else is going on and when she finds a
mysterious clue left by her father, she runs off to the rescue of her
father. Belle is an independent business woman, she invented
steam-powered spinning wheels. I really like steampunk and I like strong
female characters so I was enjoying this book a lot. The writing is
really good. The pacing is really good. I was drawn into the mystery and
adventure. Belle is reunited with a dashing scoundrel from her past who
reminded me of Han Solo. 5 stars.