With the release of Forged By Desire (2nd Sept 2014), I thought I'd post a fun little quiz. Want to know who your perfect-match London Steampunk hero is? At the end, let me know in the comments who your match is to go into the draw to win a $30 Gift Voucher from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)…

 To score, simply jot down your answers to the following questions, and check out the score at the end! (No peeking! LOL)

1. What's the sexiest thing a man can wear?

A: Black leather from head-to-toe

B: Nothing but skin

C: A tuxedo, with bow tie

D: Leather coat and red velvet waistcoat

E: A sexy smile…


2. What's the sexiest thing he could whisper in your ear?

A: “You look beautiful. Though I prefer you in red. And wet…”

B: “You're mine, mo cridhe…”

C: “Keep the mask…”

D: “I have no plans to hurt you… Unless I plan on stealing your heart. Then you should be on your guard.”

E: “Can't ‘elp meself, you were made to be stared at…”


3. What would be your perfect date (Victorian-era style)?

A: A bottle of blud-wein, a roaring fire, and a night in, with a sumptuous bed nearby covered in silks and furs

B: A midnight waltz in the Venetian gardens, with perhaps a swim… sans clothing

C: A dance at a ball, followed by a stolen kiss in a darkened corner

D: Dinner at an exclusive restaurant, then tickets to a bawdy play, and a slow seduction

E: A battle of wits over chess, with the winner taking all…

4. What gift would you prefer from your hero? 

A: Fully modified pistol with firebolt bullets that explode on impact

B: Himself, tied up in a big, red, bow

C: A chess set 

D: Something sexy, lacy… and easy to remove…

E: A knife; perfectly balanced and made to slip between a pair of ribs


5. What traits do you admire most in your hero?

A: Leadership qualities, a sense of suave, and a mind that is always several moves ahead

B: Honour, intelligence and complete trustworthiness 

C: Protective, cunningly intelligent and a sense of humour  

D: Complete comfort in his own skin, humour and charm

E: Protective, honest and loyal


6. What flaws can you overlook in your hero?

A: A guarded heart and emotional detachment

B: Gruffness and the type of manners that would see you thrown out of Court

C: Glibness and a stubborn streak a mile wide

D: Appalling taste in clothing and a slightly manipulative tendency

E: The urge to control all situations

7. What catches your eyes first when a sexy hero walks into a pub?

A: Wicked eyes and a dangerous stride that reminds you of a predator wondering just how delicious you'd be…

B: The kind of face that makes you think of a fallen angel, and a mouth made for sin…

C: Thighs like tree-trunks and the type of build that indicates some serious heavy-lifting.

D: A sexy smile that could melt the coldest heart, and have a lady's stockings hit the floor.

E: Shoulders that were made to be stared at and hands that look like they could play the pianoforte – or over your naked skin…


Scoring :

1. a—1, b—0, c—2, d—3, e—4

2. a—2, b—0, c—1, d—4, e—3

3. a—3, b—4, c—0, d—2, e—1

4. a—0, b—3, c—1, d—4, e—2

5. a—4, b—1, c—3, d—2, e—0

6. a—4, b—0, c—2, d—3, e—1

7. a—3, b—4, c—0, d—2, e—1



22-28 Points

Congratulations! Dashing and daring, with the smooth charm of a duke, Leo Barrons is your man!

The urbane Leo Barrons guards a troubled heart – but if you let him, he'll steal your own. An alpha to the core, he's a dashing figure, smart and sophisticated, and quite content to guard his heroine's back – and hold her reticule – if she needs to do her own manhandling. Dangerously seductive, he'll require a fiery heroine with the smarts to match him on all levels…


Fantasy casting…

Pre-order Of Silk And Steam (March 2015) if you want to seduce Leo.


15-21 Points

Congratulations! Blade, the darkly flirtatious Devil of Whitechapel is for you!

A dangerous man, the Devil of Whitechapel isn't afraid to back down to anyone, and has, on occasion, dabbled in slightly illegal affairs, but if you have his heart, then you'll never want for anything. Charming, seductive and fiercely protective of those he considers ‘family', he's a force to be reckoned with. Only a brave woman could expect to handle him… Or let him handle her.


Fantasy casting…

Read Kiss of Steel to tempt the Devil.


11-14 Points

Congratulations! Reckless charmer, Garrett Reed, is your perfect hero!

The type of man who can gain a woman's guilty confession with but a single devastating smile, Garrett Reed is a rake who's just begging to be reformed. Loyal, protective and good fun to be with, Garrett would be perfect for a woman who doesn't mind being pursued. Don't think he's a push-over however. This handsome beta has a stubborn streak a mile wide, and he knows women. Through-and through…


Fantasy casting…

Read Forged By Desire to fall prey to Garrett's charm.


5-10 Points

Congratulations! Your perfect match is the cool and clinical Nighthawk, Lynch, who just demands some ruffling!

The type of alpha male who is always in control, Jasper Lynch is powerful, intelligent and coolly rational – except when it comes to his one weakness, the woman he loves. He'll expect you to be his match in all ways – but he'll support you when you need it and isn't afraid to let his guard down first…


Fantasy casting…

Read My Lady Quicksilver to discover the force-of-nature that is Sir Jasper Lynch.


0-5 Points

Congratulations! Brutish Will Carver is yours for the taming!

Stubborn and protective, with a heart of gold, beta-hero Will Carver is a man who'll never turn away from those he loves. While he might not be so trusting, and guards a heart he doesn't understand, Will is the perfect match for a woman who wants to be cherished and supported in all ways.

41dce5e0b659c89f90f40f48bdff0bfbFantasy casting…

Read Heart of Iron to fall in love with Will.



For a chance to win a $30 Amazon Gift Voucher, tell me who your perfect hero is.

Second prize is a signed copy of Kiss of Steel and Heart of Iron … Open internationally.

The prizes will be drawn on September 22nd, 2014, by Rafflecopter!


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