Short Bio

BEC MCMASTER is the award-winning author of the London Steampunk romance series, and paranormal romance series': the Dark Arts, and the Burned Lands. She's addicted to travel, and loves setting her books in foreign places, or dark worlds. For more information on her books check out her website at or follow her on Twitter @BecMcMaster, or

Long Bio

Bec McMaster is the award-winning author of the London Steampunk series. A member of RWA, she writes sexy, dark paranormals, and adventurous steampunk romances, and grew up with her nose in a book. Following a life-long love affair with fantasy, she discovered romance novels as a 16 year-old, and hasn’t looked back.

In 2012, Sourcebooks released her debut novel, Kiss of Steel, the first in the London Steampunk series, followed by: Heart of Iron, My Lady Quicksilver, Forged By Desire, and Of Silk And Steam. Two novellas–Tarnished Knight and The Curious Case Of The Clockwork Menace–fleshed out the series. She has been nominated for RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance for Heart of Iron (2013), won RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance with Of Silk And Steam (2015), and Forged By Desire was nominated for a RITA award in 2015. The series has received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, with Heart of Iron named one of their Best Romances of 2013.

When not poring over travel brochures, playing netball, or cooking things that are very likely bad for her, Bec spends most of her time in front of the computer. In 2016, she debuted the Dark Arts series with Shadowbound, as well as the second London Steampunk: The Blueblood Conspiracy series, with Mission: Improper.

Bec lives in a small country town in Victoria, Australia, with her very own Beta Hero; a Staffordshire terrier named Kobe, who has perfected her own Puss-in-boots sad eyes–especially when bacon is involved; and demanding chickens, Siggy and Lagertha. 

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Nominated for:

  • RT Reviews Award for Best Steampunk Romance 2013 for Heart of Iron
  • Best Romance 2013 Library Journal for Heart of Iron
  • RITA Finalist in 2015 RWA Paranormal Romance Category for Forged By Desire


  • 2nd Place – Hearts Through History RTTA (Paranormal Section) 2011
  • 3rd Place – Valerie Parv Award 2011


  • RT Reviews Award for Best Steampunk 2015 for Of Silk And Steel
  • RWA Georgia Maggies Award for Best Paranormal for Kiss of Steel 2013
  • RWNZ Clendon 2011
  • RWA(Australia) Emerald 2011
  • RWG Maggies for Unpublished Author (Paranormal section) 2011
  • RW Sheila for Unpublished Author (Paranormal section) 2011
  • RW Winter Rose for Unpublished Author (Paranormal section) 2011