Title: Shifting Steam
Author: Edited by Lorna Hinson – Rowan Benjamin, Missouri Dalton, Ekaterina Morris, Lydia Nyx, M Raiya, Lynn Townsend, and Emory Vargas.
Publisher: Torquere Press
POV: 1st and 3rd Person
Steampunk and shifters? Do they even go together? Of course they do. Steampunk is all about the possible, the magical and the otherworldly. Shapeshifters are all about bending the idea of humanity into new shapes. Combine them, and you get Shifting Steam.
The stories in Shifting Steam pave the way for a magical journey through space and time to alternate realities, where anything is possible. From dragons to birds, from Victorian era expositions to secret laboratories, these stories explore what happens when man meets beast in a world of airship captains and fantastic creatures. Whether it’s a Jekyll and Hyde style beast, a wolfman who would rather not be a wolf, or a man who wishes he could fly, every kind of creature gets its day in the steampunk sun. Step into the world of Shifting Steam and let it transport you to a sexy, fantastical new universe.
Shadow of Kenfig by Lynn Townsend
The Cormorant by Emory Vargas
The Shores of Loch Mor by Missouri Dalton
Origin by M. Raiya
Nine and Fifty Swans by Rowan Benjamin
Mr. Black and the Expo by Lydia Nyx
Affliction by Ekaterina Morris
Fans of paranormal and steampunk should find a lot to love in Shifting Steam, a collection of short stories, wildly imaginative, filled with all manner of shapeshifting men, from werewolves to birds to dragons to the description defying mysterious.
The infernal devices of the steampunk worlds blend seamlessly with the fantastical creatures of the authors’ imaginations, creating a collection of stories that transports the reader through the impossible and into the realms of the incredible, from sea to sky in sailing ships, to the cities where coal and steam ruled.
Beauties and the beasts they loved told their stories and drew me in as I absorbed each tale, sometimes being left to hang, wondering whether the lovers would find a means to their happy ending but always absorbed by the way in which the authors carried me along on the journey.
Reviewed By: Lisa