From London, With Love (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #5.5)
London Steampunk Epilogue novella available to newsletter subscribers

From London, With Love (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #5.5) Details

TitleFrom London, With Love (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #5.5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 14th, 2020
PublisherLochaber Press
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Romance, Novella

From London, With Love (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #5.5) Review

  • A
    January 1, 1970
    This is a novella written for the fans :) for now its only available through Becs newsletter, but if Im remembering correctly in the future it will be available to purchase as well :) if you are as much of a fan of her London steampunk series as I am, you have been waiting very impatiently ever since she announced we will get this gem :) because it is set after all ten novels currently available, I obviously wont go into any details what its about ;) all I will say is that it gives us glimpses This is a novella written for the fans :) for now it’s only available through Bec’s newsletter, but if I’m remembering correctly in the future it will be available to purchase as well :) if you are as much of a fan of her London steampunk series as I am, you have been waiting very impatiently ever since she announced we will get this gem :) because it is set after all ten novels currently available, I obviously won’t go into any details what it’s about ;) all I will say is that it gives us glimpses of our beloved couples as well as forming a certain new one… ;) also, there is a teaser of where we are headed in the future… because yes, in a few years we will go back to this world ;) *squeals with excitement* :) you do need to read all previous stories from this series to really enjoy this one but if you are familiar with them, this will be the best gift you can get :) at least it was for me ;) it definitely made me want to reread the whole series… ;)XOXOA
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    3 great things that came out of this book: Alexandra got the ending that she deserved We got to visit many of the old characters again. Official announcement on the NEW SERIES YESSSSS.I was always so sad about what happened with Alexandra. I loved how she came into her own as the ruling queen. Thus, I was glad to see her get her happy ending here with Sir Gideon Scott, who was sweet and patient and exactly who she needed.I loved seeing the Company of Rogues and their never-ending bantering 3 great things that came out of this book:• Alexandra got the ending that she deserved• We got to visit many of the old characters again.• Official announcement on the NEW SERIES YESSSSS.I was always so sad about what happened with Alexandra. I loved how she came into her own as the ruling queen. Thus, I was glad to see her get her happy ending here with Sir Gideon Scott, who was sweet and patient and exactly who she needed.I loved seeing the Company of Rogues and their never-ending bantering again. Their camaraderie, affection, and humor with one another were always fun to read. However, for an epilogue novella, I would have loved to visit everyone and see how they were doing – including those from the original series. We got to see a few of them for a second in the beginning, but it was not really an update on how they were doing. Instead, we were primarily focused on Malloryn and Adele. Don’t get me wrong, I adored them and loved all their scenes. Their scenes were some of the absolute favorites. I just wanted this epilogue novella to give at least a chapter to each Company of Rogues and original series’ character, so it would be a more fulfilling epilogue novella. (With that being said, I understood that novellas were meant to be short, so maybe there was not enough room/time).NEW SERIES. I was 100000% ecstatic to read that there would be more London Steampunk books! Especially after To Catch A Rogue, I was dying to know more about the Russian court (in particular, Nikolai). It is official – it is my most look-forward to series at the moment. 2022 is still a while, but I don’t mind too much because I am excited to explore her other series meanwhile before we dive into London Steampunk: Blood Court.Some of my favorite scenes from this book WARNING: Spoilers below):(view spoiler)[• Alexandra learning to trust and be comfortable with Gideon scenes.• When Alexandra was thinking about how kind Gideon was and it really showed by how he was nice to all the servants, and she remember specific examples. • When Malloryn apologized to Alexandra for being controlling and he was genuinely upset and guilty when Gemma and Adele made him realize it.• When Alexandra proposed and Gideon finally accepted.• When Malloryn went to Adele after finding out from Alexandra that Adele was pregnant and they were just so happy.• When Malloryn told Adele about how Alexandra called him a fairy godmother and Adele thought was super amusing and funny.• When Malloryn overheard the Company of Rogues betting on his baby’s gender and future godfather/godmother.• When Malloryn told the others about their mission for the Stockholm summit for the Russian Court and Swedish verwulfen treaty.• When Gemma asked Malloryn what he would be doing while they were off on their new mission and he said HE would be going on a honeymoon with his wife, and would be mad if they caused trouble and had to go rescue them.• The epilogue with the announcement of Alexandra and Gideon’s baby. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    January 1, 1970
    One for the fans! What a great goodbye to this arc of the London Steampunk series. Sweet, romantic and oh so satisfying. And I'm glad to add that Bec is writing a new series highlighting the Verwulfen and Russian Courts so we'll catch up with our favourite characters again and no doubt fall in love with some new ones. 2022!
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  • Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic wrap-up to a fabulous series! Malloryn as a matchmaker was hilarious, but no worries. This isnt a sugary sweet epilogue. Theres plenty of feels, along with action, secrets, yes! romance, and cameos from our favorite group of spies! Fantastic wrap-up to a fabulous series! Malloryn as a matchmaker was hilarious, but no worries. This isn’t a sugary sweet epilogue. There’s plenty of feels, along with action, secrets, yes! romance, and cameos from our favorite group of spies!
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  • Jenny Q
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed it, though I feel like it's missing a pretty important scene. But I'm delighted to see a new spinoff series is in the works!!!
  • siriusedward
    January 1, 1970
    And what a conclusion.Thanks for the wonderful novella, Bec.
  • Ren Puspita
    January 1, 1970
    4,5 stars After teasing her readers for many months, finally McMaster release From London, With Love. A conclusion for London Steampunk: Blueblood Conspiracies and also a HEA for Queen Alexandra and her love, Sir Gideon Scott. Talk about time, hahaha. This novella is a gift for London Steampunk readers, that's why McMaster give it as a freebies for newsletter subscribers. But if you don't read her London Steampunk series yet, I suggest please do. Start with Kiss of Steel, because McMaster is one 4,5 stars After teasing her readers for many months, finally McMaster release From London, With Love. A conclusion for London Steampunk: Blueblood Conspiracies and also a HEA for Queen Alexandra and her love, Sir Gideon Scott. Talk about time, hahaha. This novella is a gift for London Steampunk readers, that's why McMaster give it as a freebies for newsletter subscribers. But if you don't read her London Steampunk series yet, I suggest please do. Start with Kiss of Steel, because McMaster is one of underrated steampunk romance writer out there. And although steampunk is what make her recognized as a writer, she write a good fantasy romance too!I do like the way McMaster handle Alexandra's traumas and how Gideon treat Alexandra. It's not easy to be Alexandra. Lost her child, her freedom when she was married to the Prince Consort also to keep her sanity intact. McMaster write it well and although (view spoiler)[ no actual sex scene happen between Alexandra and Gideon. How could you,McMaster? WHYYYYYYY *Ren screaming languishly to the heaven (hide spoiler)], the way McMaster write the sexual tension is good. Too good perhaps, since I keep yelling "OMG, just kissing already!" or "OMG, just have sex already!". Haha. The angsty also written well. I can feel the Gideon's anguish and how Alexandra try to overcome her traumas without its feel forced. Also thanks God, no more deus ex machinae plot.Another precious tidbits is when finally Malloryn realizes his error way when its comes to Alexandra, and the people who point him of his errors are both women. That's why woman is always right *chuckle, but, to be exact, that's what make I appreciate Malloryn, because he listen to both his wife and Gemma. Admit his mistakes, not rebuffed them, and then apologize when necessary. I always think that Mallory is kinda like a big brother to Alexandra and its make me smile to read their back and forth banter. And Malloryn as a fairy godmother, lololol. Seems like that roles suit his better rather than his Machiavelli persona.Not only conclude Alexandra's HEA, but this novella also give reader glimpse into what McMaster have for her London Steampunk next arc. Sadly, we will wait until some years, because she want to finish her other series. Either way, I can't hardly wait! :)
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  • Ami
    January 1, 1970
    McMaster finally gives the Queen Alexandra her happy ending!! Alexandra has suffered so much on the hand of her evil consort. She also lost her son years ago. Understandable that she has trauma when dealing with physical relationship. Sir Gideon Scott is her friend and unbeknownst to Alexandra, has been loving the queen forever.What a lovely epilogue this is. I love how McMaster writes Alexandra's trauma -- and how Gideon, oh WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Gideon, helps Alexandra deals with it. I can't McMaster finally gives the Queen Alexandra her happy ending!! Alexandra has suffered so much on the hand of her evil consort. She also lost her son years ago. Understandable that she has trauma when dealing with physical relationship. Sir Gideon Scott is her friend and unbeknownst to Alexandra, has been loving the queen forever.What a lovely epilogue this is. I love how McMaster writes Alexandra's trauma -- and how Gideon, oh WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Gideon, helps Alexandra deals with it. I can't think of anyone else more perfect for the Queen.This novella also provides updates with other members of The Company of Rogues, most notably Auvry Cavill, the Duke of Malloryn. Apparently marriage suits him, because Malloryn is now happily matchmaking people, becoming fairy godmother to others, ALTHOUGH he still does it in his secretive manipulative way *laugh*.McMaster hinted that this is the end of *London* steampunk BUT we will still have more stories from the same universe, though probably set in a different country. Well, as long as some of the London characters still appear as cameos that will be awesome...
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  • Barbara Russell
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome epilogue of the Blue Blood Conspiracy. Finally, we read Alexandra's story and we learn more about the Duke of Malloryn, Adele, and Ingrid. Looking forward to reading the next series.
  • AlwaysV
    January 1, 1970
    My deepest gratitude to the author for the Best 2020 Valentine Gift Ever to her loyal readers 🙇♀ This has been the most amazing Epilogue to London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy Series! Incomparably Fantastic! Loved every word written in this novella 💘 And Yes! Totally loved the super gorgeous cover!All the loose ends were tied up beautifully in golden bows. The Happily Ever After for Queen Alexandra and her Consort Sir Gideon Scott was the heart of this epilogue. What a mesmerizing My deepest gratitude to the author for the Best 2020 Valentine Gift Ever to her loyal readers 🙇🏽‍♀️ This has been the most amazing Epilogue to London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy Series! Incomparably Fantastic! Loved every word written in this novella 💘 And Yes! Totally loved the super gorgeous cover!All the loose ends were tied up beautifully in golden bows. The Happily Ever After for Queen Alexandra and her Consort Sir Gideon Scott was the heart of this epilogue. What a mesmerizing ending! All we yearned for as far as the COR's stories went, were beyond words perfect! Loved Malloryn's role as "a fairy godmother" as well as his up coming role which will be the most challenging EVER! Please pick up this one-of-a-kind Epilogue! And prepare to grin non-stop with so much happiness! I'm also looking forward to the next spin off London Steampunk: Blood Court, which would kick off in 2022🌠 Thank You So Much 💕Sharing one of my favorite scenes: Dear God.It was true. He had turned into a fairy godmother. Drawing himself up, he arched an icy brow. ". . . I arrange everything . . . And most importantly, the future heir of the kingdom." "Speaking of heirs, Malloryn . . . , when is the baby due?" His eyes narrowed. "Adele and I haven't discussed the possibility of such an event just yet."The queen's eyes sparkled deviously. "I would suggest you discuss it, and soon, Malloryn. Your wife is positively glowing these days . . . "
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  • Evelyn Dotson
    January 1, 1970
    Queen Alexandra was once a human commoner. She is the Queen of Britain surrounded in a court of Blue Bloods who are not human. Her husband was a Blue Blood and he was cruel and evil. She killed him and had a stillborn son. Now, years later Duke Malloryn suggests she marries again. She won the civil war and now needs an heir. Several attempts on her life occur and no one seems to know the why or who. Malloryn and Gemma start investigating. The Queen does have feelings for someone, but neither of Queen Alexandra was once a human commoner. She is the Queen of Britain surrounded in a court of Blue Bloods who are not human. Her husband was a Blue Blood and he was cruel and evil. She killed him and had a stillborn son. Now, years later Duke Malloryn suggests she marries again. She won the civil war and now needs an heir. Several attempts on her life occur and no one seems to know the why or who. Malloryn and Gemma start investigating. The Queen does have feelings for someone, but neither of them will act upon them. It will be up to Malloryn and the others to make them come together and confess their true feelings. What is the killer does kill the Queen? What will happen? Will the Queen marry? Will she produce an heir? I received this as an ARC and am leaving a voluntary review.
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    I have loved this series and was excited with this completion of the series. All of our favorite characters show up as Malloryn, the Master of Shadows, now turns his efforts into getting Queen Alexandra married so England will have an heir and the instability of the realm would be over. While he always has the good of the realm in mind, this time he also wants his queen to have a happy marriage after the disasterous one that lead to a revolution and her loathsome consort being killed. While as I have loved this series and was excited with this completion of the series. All of our favorite characters show up as Malloryn, the Master of Shadows, now turns his efforts into getting Queen Alexandra married so England will have an heir and the instability of the realm would be over. While he always has the good of the realm in mind, this time he also wants his queen to have a happy marriage after the disasterous one that lead to a revolution and her loathsome consort being killed. While as always, Malloryn has everything planned out and is managing people into their positions, there are attempts on the Queen's life that have to be dealt with. While the Queen has fallen in love, she's sure her choice won't meet Malloryn's approval.
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  • jammaster_mom
    January 1, 1970
    A very entertaining end to a wonderful series!If you have not read the series, you really should and do not start with this book. This book ties up many loose ends and finishes story arcs from the series. It also points towards where the spinoff series is going to go!! All of that to say that it will not make a lot of sense to you if you do not have the background. The series is very well written and very much worth a read!
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    A great novella that was a love letter to all the fans who've been there though it all.You get peeks of all your favourites as well as seeing the Queen get her own HEA. These characters have a banter between themselves that makes you laugh even when knowing this is the final moment in the arc to enjoy. Luckily there is hint of what may come in the future, even if it is years away, that means we may not be done with this world just yet, and I will be eagerly awaiting!
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  • Melanie Schuler
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it! Its a great ending to the London half of the steampunk and Blueblood Conspiracy series, which included characters from both sets of books. I loved how not only did the Queen finally get her own HEA story but also to see how things were faring for all the rest after the events of Dukes Are Forever book. Both series are an absolute delight to read and I always crave to know more that happens. I loved it! It’s a great ending to the London half of the steampunk and Blueblood Conspiracy series, which included characters from both sets of books. I loved how not only did the Queen finally get her own HEA story but also to see how things were faring for all the rest after the events of Dukes Are Forever book. Both series are an absolute delight to read and I always crave to know more that happens.
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  • Ghizal A.
    January 1, 1970
    What a lovely finish/epilogue to the Blue Blood Conspiracy! I love love love the cameos from previous couples and their babies, it really was the cherry on top of everything!Can not wait for Blood Court (even though it probably wont be out until 2022), Im so excited for an expansion into the verwulfen world! What a lovely finish/epilogue to the Blue Blood Conspiracy! I love love love the cameos from previous couples and their babies, it really was the cherry on top of everything!Can not wait for Blood Court (even though it probably won’t be out until 2022), I’m so excited for an expansion into the verwulfen world!
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  • Erika DeVore
    January 1, 1970
    It literally took me mere hours to finish the book, I adore the COR and it was exciting to see them wrapped up nicely in a bow. An excellent end to a group of characters who are so near and dear to my heart since I started the first page of Kiss of Steel until I read the epilogue of From London, With Love. I cannot recommend the entire London Steampunk series enough.
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  • Melindeeloo
    January 1, 1970
    What a nice little wrap up to the series - and the Queen gets a well deserved HEA as well. I read this when it was free to McMaster's newsletter subscribers. Oh and there will be a werwwolfen spinoff (just not for a while)
  • Marianne
    January 1, 1970
    From London, With Love was a lovely epilogue to the series. I'm glad Alexandra got her happily ever after, and the scenes with the COR and Malloryn and Adele were delightful. I'm also excited that there is another spin-off The Blood Court in the works.
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  • Sarah Hamilton
    January 1, 1970
    What's not to love about this novella? We go ally have Alexandra's HEA. There are the usual antics of Malloryn and the gang. There is also a hint of future going one and adventure. My only real complaint was it wasn't any longer.
  • Sarah Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    This was new territory, but she set out to conquer it as one did when one was queen. Just one wonderful line from a fab novella that wraps up an equally fab series. Now I need a full reread! “This was new territory, but she set out to conquer it as one did when one was queen.” Just one wonderful line from a fab novella that wraps up an equally fab series. Now I need a full reread!
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  • Denise Masters
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this series from start to finish!! Bummed that next series of this world is not until 2022.
  • Fati
    January 1, 1970
    I'm hoping this comes out for sale soon, because the not knowing is killing me lol.
  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    A nice treat for the fans. Looking forward to more London Steampunk in the future.
  • Suzan
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this novella! I'm glad the Queen has no got her HEA and I hope this is not the last we see of these characters!
  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful happy end for the Queen who had to suffer so much - I enjoyed this story especially because I was waiting and hoping for it for so long!
  • nikkia neil
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by author in exchange for honest reviewIt was a treat to get the queen's HEA. Just the right balance between intrigue and romance. Will have you hoping for more from this world.
  • Solveig
    January 1, 1970
    I've loved and enjoyed this series inmensely the world building and tje chatacters stole my heart and I will wait patiently for what's next 💟💟💟
  • Jessie H.
    January 1, 1970
    This novella was perfection! I loved how everything was wrapped up for this series! I still want more of the Company of Rogues though. I love them all so dang much!
  • Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Nice epilogue to the London Steampunk series given freely via the authors newsletter. Finally, the queen receives her HEA. I look forward to the Blood Court spinoff. 3.5 Nice epilogue to the London Steampunk series given freely via the author’s newsletter. Finally, the queen receives her HEA. I look forward to the Blood Court spinoff.
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