Tuesday, March 19, 2013

99 cent deal of the day - Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley

"Nefertiti's Heart is a steampunk adventure, a murder mystery, and a love story all packed into a non-stop, action filled, riveting plot."  - Beth H.

Today I'm excited to feature Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley, one of the many hot Curiosity Quills titles that are only 99 cents this week. Consistently ranked in the top 10 steampunk titles on Amazon, this one is not to be missed! Get it now while it's cheap.

Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and impetuousness, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently.

London, 1861. Impoverished noble Cara has a simple mission after the strange death of her father - sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when aristocratic beauties start dying of broken hearts, an eight inch long brass key hammered through their chests. A killer hunts amongst the nobility, searching for a regal beauty and an ancient Egyptian relic rumored to hold the key to immortality.

Her Majesty’s Enforcers are in pursuit of the murderer and they see a connection between the gruesome deaths and Cara. So does she, somewhere in London her father hid Nefertiti’s Heart, a fist sized diamond with strange mechanical workings. Adding further complication to her life, notorious crime lord, Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on Cara and the priceless artifact. If only she could figure out his motive.

Self-preservation fuels Cara's search for the gem. In a society where everyone wears a mask to hide their true intent, she needs to figure out who to trust, before she makes a fatal mistake.

Books and writing have always been an enormous part of Anita’s life. She survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, she overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.

Today, Anita is a writer living in rural New Zealand, surrounded by horses and homicidal chickens. Being a bona fide corset wearing, sidesaddle riding freak, probably explains her fascination for historical novels :) She loves to blend steampunk adventures with an Egyptian twist and turn up the heat.
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  1. Just bought it!! Congrats on the publishing, Anita. I can't wait to read. Jade has told me wonderful things about it!