Bec McMaster writes award-winning romance novels featuring red-hot alpha males, kick-ass heroines and edge-of-your-seat adventures. Her London Steampunk series is available from Sourcebooks. Read more about her at www.becmcmaster.com, or follow her on twitter @BecMcMaster.
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. It’s possible she has a minor obsession with Vikings, and The Originals.
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- 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
- 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- RWG Maggies for Unpublished Author (Paranormal section) 2011
- RW Sheila for Unpublished Author (Paranormal section) 2011
- RW Winter Rose for Unpublished Author (Paranormal section) 2011
- 2nd Place – Hearts Through History RTTA (Paranormal Section) 2011
- 3rd Place – Valerie Parv Award 2011
“Dark, intense and sexy… a stunning new series.” – Library Journal
“Kiss of Steel is an enthralling debut with rich steampunk and vampire elements, and a leading man as wicked as he is irresistible. McMaster has crafted a hero and heroine who are intellectual and emotional equals; their love affair is heart-wrenching, redemptive and stirringly passionate. Expertly rounded out by pulse-pounding adventure, dastardly villains and complex secondary characters, this is a series opener to be read and savoured.” – RT Book Reviews
“A fantastically imagined world, a heroine who is both smart and brave, an enigmatic bad-boy hero who jumps off the page, action, adventure, steampunk and blazing hot seduction…Bec McMaster offers it all” – Eve Silver, National best-selling author
Kiss of Steel
London Steampunk Series, Book 1
Sourcebooks • September 1, 2012
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He craves her like no other…
Honoria Todd has no choice. Only in the dreaded Whitechapel district can she escape the long reach of the Duke of Vickers. But seeking refuge there will put her straight into the hands of Blade, legendary master of the rookeries. No one would dare cross him, but what price would he demand to keep her safe?
Ever since Vickers infected him with the craving, Blade has been quicker, stronger, almost immortal—and terrified of losing control of the monster within. Honoria could be his perfect revenge against the duke…or the salvation he never dared to dream of.
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London Steampunk Series 1.5, connected
Smashwords • April 1, 2013
In the steam-fuelled world of Victorian London, vampires, werewolves and slasher gangs stalk the night and a man made partly of metal is about to discover just how far he’ll go to protect the woman he loves…
After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving virus, John ‘Rip’ Doolan, thinks he’s finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest friend and the only woman he’s ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty ever realised precisely what was going through his mind, their friendship would be ruined…
For six months Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her heart on the line, she’s devastated when Rip reveals that he never had any intentions of making her his.
But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new relationship… or risk losing each other forever.
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Heart of Iron
London Steampunk Series, Book 2
Sourcebooks • May 2013
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In the mist-shrouded streets of London’s dreaded Whitechapel district, werewolves, vampires and a clockwork army are one
step away from battle…
NO ONE TO TRUST
Lena Todd is the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a rebel against London’s vicious elite—not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger.
Will Carver, is more than man, he’s a verwolfen and he wants nothing to do with the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds Lena in possession of a coded letter, he realizes she’s in a world of trouble. To protect her, he’ll have to seduce the truth from her before it’s too late.
“Deftly blends elements of steampunk and vampire romance with brilliantly successful results…darkly atmospheric and delectably sexy.” –Booklist, starred review for KISS OF STEEL
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My Lady Quicksilver
London Steampunk Series, Book 3
Sourcebooks • October 1, 2013
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In the mist-shrouded streets of a steam-fuelled London, a clockwork army is on the rise, vampire blue bloods rule the streets, and war is brewing…
“I WILL COME FOR YOU…”
He will find her no matter what. As a blue-blooded captain of the Nighthawk Guard, his senses are keener than most. Some think he’s indestructible. But once he finds the elusive Mercury, what will he do with her?
It’s his duty to turn her in—she’s a notorious spy and traitor. But after one stolen moment, he can’t forget the feel of her in his arms, the taste of her, or the sharp sting of betrayal as she slipped off into the night. Little does Mercury know, no one hunts better than the Nighthawk. And his greatest revenge will be to leave her begging for his touch…
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Forged By Desire
London Steampunk, Book 4
Sourcebooks • September 2nd, 2014
RITA ® FINALIST 2015
Captain Garrett Reed of the Nighthawk guard has a deadly mission: capture a steel-jawed monster preying on women. He hates to put his partner, Perry, in jeopardy, but she’s the best bait he has. Little does he realize, he’s about to be caught in his own trap.
Perry has been half in love with Garrett for years, but this is not exactly the best time to start a relationship—especially when their investigation leads them directly into the clutches of the madman she thought she’d escaped…
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Of Silk And Steam
London Steampunk, Book 5
Sourcebooks • March 1, 2015
When her father was assassinated, Lady Aramina swore revenge against the Duke of Caine. Leo Barrons, the Duke’s heir, has long been her nemesis, and when she discovers he’s illegitimate, she finally has leverage against the one man who troubles her heart and tempts her body.
Sentenced to death for his duplicity, Leo escapes by holding Aramina captive. A woman of mystery, she’s long driven him crazy with glimpses of a fiery passion that lurks beneath her icy veneer. He knows she’s hiding something; he doesn’t know it’s the key to saving his life.
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The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace
London Steampunk, part of the series
Friends, partners, and professionals… So just why is this case coming between them?
In a Victorian London ruled by the blood-drinking elite, Perry Lowell is a logical and accomplished Nighthawk: a rogue blue blood who tracks murderers and thieves for the Guild. So when she and her charming-but-reckless partner, Garrett, are charged with finding a missing theatre starlet, it should be a simple solve.
But with an entire theatre of suspects, including a flirtatious understudy and whispers of a Clockwork Menace haunting the place, tension is brewing between the pair of them. Can they come together to solve the case – or will it be too late, when the murderer turns his gaze on Perry herself?
Warning: This is not a traditional HEA. Set three years before Forged By Desire (available Sept 2014), it’s a pre-romance novella featuring Perry and Garrett. Heads will butt, tempers will flare – and perhaps one of them might come to realise just what the other truly means to them?
Dark Arts Series, Book 1
Lochaber Press •
When a powerful relic goes missing from a secret society that dabbles in the occult, Miss Ianthe Martin is charged with finding it at all costs. She needs help, but all clues point to someone on the inside being the thief. The only sorcerer she knows that can’t possibly be involved, is the very man she saw locked in Bedlam a year ago…
The mad, bad, dangerous Earl of Rathbourne.
When the seductive Miss Martin appears in his Bedlam cell, Rathbourne fears he’s finally lost his mind. The devilish sorceress played a hand in his incarceration, and now she comes asking for help? Perhaps she should begin by begging for mercy…
But Ianthe’s offer of freedom is one he can’t refuse, although he has a clause of his own to add. She may bind him with her power–the only way to still the demons haunting him–but for every day spent under her command, the nights will be his… to wreak delicious revenge on her willing flesh.
It might have started as a devil’s bargain, but when the trail they’re following reveals a hidden conspiracy, they both realise their bond might just be the only thing to save them.
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The Many Lives Of Hadley Monroe
Lochaber Press Pty Ltd. • April 4th, 2016
When the clock stops ticking, and the storm rolls in, Hadley Monroe knows exactly what’s going on. Forty years ago her grandfather made a pact with Death, and now Death has come calling again.
Forced to make her own deal with the reaper, Hadley has only three weeks to answer his question, or he’ll take her grandmother too. The problem is, there’s no way to answer it, and three weeks is not long enough with the reaper who’s beginning to steal her heart…
Warning: This short story has been previously published in the Mammoth Book Of Southern Gothic Romance.
The Burned Lands, Book 1
Lochaber Press Pty Ltd. • May 23rd, 2016
First rule of surviving the Wastelands: don’t be caught out after the sun sets…
After her father was killed in a warg attack, Riley Kincaid was forced to stand on her own two feet in the brutal Wastelands she calls home. She knows how to survive, but when a lapse in judgment leaves her out after dark, Riley realizes she’s in trouble. The sun has set, the monsters are out to play, and there’s a band of reivers heading straight for her settlement. Riley needs to warn her people, but that’s before she runs a handsome stranger down in her jeep. A stranger who might not be a man after all…
Kidnapping her was the worst mistake he ever made.
Dangerous outlaw, Lucius Wade, lives only for revenge. But when he kidnaps Riley in order to lure an old friend into a trap, suddenly the tables are turned. Riley has no intentions of being bait, and she tempts him in ways he hasn’t felt for a long time. He’s never played the hero, but suddenly a part of him wants to. Even as he knows there’s no point.
When dangerous secrets are revealed, and Luc realizes an old enemy is on his trail, he’s forced to change his plans. The hunter is suddenly the hunted, and the only allies he has… is a stubborn blonde who thinks there should be more to live for than revenge, and the ex-friend who shoved a knife in his back ten years ago.
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