Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Review ---> Nefertiti's Heart

Today Mad Scientist has the pleasure of sharing a book review on a rather gripping tale. Mad Steam is today's stop for the Blog Tour of The Artifact Hunters.

If you fancy yourself taking on a fun book for a future tour contact the lovely Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delight tours.


Nefertiti's Heart

By: A.W. Exley
Published:  Curiosity Quills Press
Publish Date:  Feb. 14th 2013
Pages: 280 ebook
Tags:  Science Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Mystery, Mythology, Crime, Historical Fiction, Steampunkery
Source:  Candace's Book Promotions

Concoction of a Review:

My lovelies, this book is just so delightful. Amidst the horror of the crimes Mad Scientist took to the ol' streets of London with Cara.

Her father has had a rather curious death bringing Cara back into the clutch's of the upper crust society of London after being away for many years. Speculation of murder via an Egyptian asp has her wondering what happened, as well as, one of the inspectors. Soon she is off in search for her father's historic treasures to sell off bit by bit.  

Cara is one of those heroines you just want to hug as  you cheer on her kick ass ways. She was shunned by the ton of the day making her an outcast and free all in the same. She had a childhood that will make you spill a tear but she is so strong and set that it is amusing to follow the advances of a rebel Viscount Nathaniel Lyons. Peeling away her layers all the while standing beside her as she takes on the rich with their tongue lashings.

Here is how MS pictures Cara (imagine short hair):

There is so much mystery afoot from the murders of daughters to Cara loosing Lyons goons by going out back doors of such a well described bookshop. How MS wanted to be there. *tries to sniff the old book smell*

Back to the mystery. Dear swoon worthy Lyons was a deep mystery, through the pages MS could not put her lacy finger down and peg him in an certain way. Shall we like the man or fall in love with him. *fans self*

One who loves books embraces differences with more fever. The point of view switches was just so well done. Switching was not too often that it gets weird but enough where you look forward to it. Grasping is just a settle way of doting on how engaging the mystery of the book was wrapped up with the tidbits the POV switch offered.

MS has had many good reads one right after another, however, Nefertiti's Heart has just earned the coveted "must reread soon" status!

The steampunk element for me was there in light touches. If you have not yet dabbled heavily within the genre this would be a great one to get your feet wet without feeling too overwhelmed.

Overall, MAD LOVED this book!!  Highly recommended in so many ways.

** Thanks to Candace's Book Promotions for the ebook. However, all Mad thoughts are presented in as right of mind a twisted brain can be inside of this Mad Scientist!**

 5 Blasts --->  A Most Delightful Read
A delight you must read.


Please do not forget to stop by the other beautiful blogs hosting this tour!

Give Away!!!

  • 1 Steampunk Dragon Jewelry Box, Butterfly Hairclip, Full set of paperback books in the Artifact Hunters series & A pair of custom Nefertiti's Heart / Hatshepsut's Collar bookmarks with drawn character art (US/CA)
  • 1 Google Chromecast, Full set of paperback books in the Curiosity Quills anthologies (Primetime & After Dark '13) (US/CA)
  • 12 ebook prize - READ AN EBOOK A MONTH Any 12 ebooks from the CQ catalog in the format of your choice (INT)



About the Author

Anita Exley's Biography:
Books and writing have always been an enormous part of A.W. Exley’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 writes steampunk novels with a sexy edge and an Egyptian twist. She lives in rural New Zealand surrounded by an assortment of weird and wonderful equines, felines, canine and homicidal chickens.

Author Links:

Candace at Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions is an excellent host! Stop by if you are interested in being apart of future Bookish delights tours.



  1. Oh I just knew you'd enjoy this one! I really loved all of it, it was amazing! Thanks for hosting a tour stop and your wonderful review!

  2. Thank you for being a stop and for taking the time to review. Candace has organised such a fab tour and I am finding all these awesome new steamy blogs to follow! :)

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