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Publisher's Summary

Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a deep sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date - after a year, she will fall asleep forever. And the year is almost up.

In a desperate attempt to find Malette - the witch who cursed her - Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she's traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets and their blossoming attraction to each other.

Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is a steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla's deathlike sleep becomes permanent.

©2018 Nancy Campbell Allen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Just as amazing as the first one!

I fell in love with Beauty and The Clockwork Beast and I have been awaiting the release of this book very impatiently! I was not disappointed! The original narrator is back and did amazing like last time, and the story is so good! It is equal to the first book in every way and I love it just as much! This is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite book series! Nancy Campbell Allen is immensely talented and brings new life to traditional stories! The books both stand alone and compliment each other in the most perfect way! Can't wait to see what's coming next!!!

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The best!

The best of Ms Allen’s work. I love this story. Adventure, heroine, hero rescue and romance. However what makes it the best is that it’s clean.
Thank you for a great adventure and an inability to put the story down.

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a fairy tale with a twist

loved the whole premise and the intriguing characters.a good, clean romance with enough tension between all the characters to make it interesting the whole way to the unexpected ending!

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Steampunk Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

This book was,of course wildly different from the fairy tale, with steampunk elements and no royalty., but with the common sleep curse. Flying airships, as in boats, shape shifters and our sleep cursed heroine being an empath who tries to help the shape shifters while trying to search for a cure for herself before she sleeps forever are all a lot of fun. I think my favorite from this author is still Beauty and the Clockwork Beast – – though I will read anything she writes!

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Clever Retelling

This was another fabulous steampunk re-imagining of a fairy-tale.
What I enjoyed;
-It's so different, you don't feel bored. Yet it follows enough of the story that it relates.
-The steampunk setting. It's hard to find well done steampunk, and this is perfect. It's a fun escape.
-The sweet romance. I appreciate that there's no sex or swearing. But that doesn't mean it's just for children. I'm 28 and enjoyed this book.
-It's as good as her other books in the series. Sometimes authors can't recreate the magic with sequels, but this was well written.
-I like that characters from her first book are referenced so you have an update in their lives.

I would recommend listening to the series in order, but it's also a great stand alone. This is the best version of Sleepy Beauty I've encountered, and one of the best steampunk novels I've read.

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Intelligent modern Victorian Steampunk version of Sleeping Beauty. Surprisingly complicated wonderful characters and some great twists. the narrator is a joy to listen to.

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Great series and fun retelling of classics

After reading the first book in the series and already having the lay of the steampunk world that this series is set in, it was much easier to get into and really enjoy this book. The true love builds up and makes sense by the time the two kiss to break the curse instead of just one meeting and poof yep your my love. Overall great book and great series

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A Quirky love story

If you like vampires, magic mixed in with a love story then you will enjoy this one. Narrating was great. I always enjoy Justin Eyres ability to play the male roles.

This was a very different book for me. I stay away from anything that has to do with the SUPERNATURAL! But this was very well written.

I was frustrated with the ending! I thought it took to long to come to the conclusion of what needed to be done. It was very obvious and Daniel acted quite Stupid! But all in all I enjoyed this book.

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Much better than book 1!!

So refreshing for a novel to have a genuinely strong female character just because that's who the character is. Also refreshing for a novel to have a genuinely strong female character without diminishing the male characters.

Highly recommended!

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Nancy Campbell Allen is a genius!

I was concerned that this second book in the Steampunk Romance series would not be able to stand up to the first, but I was very wrong. Nancy Campbell Allen is truly a genius for capturing the imagination and drawing you into the story! And Justine Eyre is unmatched! With her ability to do so many different voices and accents so well, you completely forget it's one person reading a book, and you feel like you're actually there among the characters! Brava to both of them!

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Very Enjoyable

A lovely, Romantic Steampunk Adventure. Perfect for those who are looking for something light and not too emotionally taxing. The Narrator does a great job too.