giovedì 1 dicembre 2016

Review & Giveaway: A Study in Temperance by Ichabod Temperance


A Study in Temperance
by Ichabod Temperance

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GENRE:  steampunk / paranormal

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BLURB:

“Gee, Miss Plumtartt, after our calamitous arrival on this unsuspecting city, do you think we are still under threat of imminent murder by gangs of assorted, yet stylish, assassins?”


“I say, I do fear this to be the case, Mr. Temperance. The machinations of intrigue are not unlike one of your ingenious spring-driven contraptions, sir. Yes, plots boil and swarms of suspicious characters are at our every turn, eh hem?”


“Yes, Ma’am, Miss Plumtartt, Ma’am. It’s a good thing we have enlisted the assistance of this notorious, Victorian-era London detective to assist us in this baffling murder mystery adventure, for I fear there is more to this tale than meets the eye!”

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My Review:


I could not wait to read how the author had included Sherlock in his story and was really a smart choice. He has taken the classic character but managed to give him a new image and characterization.
In this steampunk set in the Victorian era take places the adventures of Ichabod and Persephone who must seek help from the most famous detective
It's the fourth book in a series of 10, can be read as a standalone, I had no particular problems but I can't wait to read the first three books.
This book is full of fun and full of humor, the plot is well woven and full of twists, difficult to guess what will happen. It 's so addictive that once started it is impossible to put it down.
 I highly recommend this book!





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EXCERPT:

“Ooh, yuck. I found our track, sir, but it looks like it drove through some pony poop.”

“Oh, my word. That is distasteful, I must say.”

“Ha ha! Fortune has smiled upon us, Madame and Temperance. This is not ordinary London horse manure. This is of the canine variety. It is considerably more pungent and distinctive in character than the equine variety. Luck has further seen to wedge it into a deep and distinctive crevasse of one of our cart’s wheels’ steel rim. Its meat-based odor will help produce a positive scent that we may track.”

“Yes, quite; perhaps you would consider writing a monograph, detailing your findings on the matter, eh hem?”

“I got a scent of our stink cart over here, y’all”

“Well done, Temperance, stay at it, man!”

“Yessir!”

“I say, you have always reminded me of the more noble aspects of our canine friends, Mr. Temperance, but never more so than now, as you scramble about, sniffing for your foe with your olfactory sensibilities leading our efforts as a one man pack of hunting hounds.”

“Thanks, Miss Plumtartt.”

“I say, let us continue our hunt with renewed vigor!”

“Yes, Ma’am!”

“I see what you mean about the dog like attributes of Temperance, Madame. Though a rather uncouth American, he does possess an astounding amount of enthusiasm for his endeavors. One can almost imagine a frantically animated tail, behind the scampering fellow, to mark his joyful task.”

“Quite so, sir. I would have thought that even he would have tired of running about on all fours, all over London, but once again, he has proved me wrong.”



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ichabod Temperance is a silly little fellow living in picturesque Irondale, Alabama, USA, along with his lovely, gracious and kind muse, Miss Persephone Plumtartt and their furry pack family.





A Study in Temperance will be $0.99 during the tour.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Ichabod Temperance will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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10 commenti:

  1. I liked the review, thank you.

    RispondiElimina
  2. Hello Mave!

    Thank you for reading and reviewing 'Study'. I am thrilled that you liked it!

    Thanks for hosting!
    Happy Reading!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. :-)

    RispondiElimina
  3. Really great review! Thanks for sharing :)

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Thanks for checking out the review, Victoria.
      Happy Reading!
      Good luck!
      Your pal,
      ~Icky. :-)

      Elimina
  4. I cant wait to read this book!

    RispondiElimina
  5. Thank you, Daniex, I hope you enjoy it!
    Happy Reading!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. :-)

    RispondiElimina
  6. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    RispondiElimina
  7. What is the best book taht you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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