Gilded by Karina Cooper
The St. Croix Chronicles

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In the gleaming heights of Victorian London, a world of deception awaits an unconventional Society lady whose taste for adventure makes her a most formidable adversary . . .

Though Society demands that I make a good marriage, I, Cherry St. Croix, have neither the time nor the interest. I am on the trail of a murder with no victim, a mystery with no motive, and the key to an alchemical formula that could be my family's legacy.

Yet the world is not so kind as to let me pursue simple murder and uncomplicated bounties. Above the foggy drift, an earl insists on my attention, while my friends watch my increasingly desperate attempts to remain my own woman. From the silken demands of the Midnight Menagerie—to whose dangerously seductive ringmaster I owe a debt—to the rigorous pressures of the peerage, all are conspiring to place before me a choice that will forever change my life.

 

About Karina Cooper

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Born from the genetic mash-up of lesser royalty, storytellers, wanderers, and dreamers, KARINA COOPER was destined to be a creative genius. As a child, she moved all over the country and learned how to adapt to the new cultures her family settled in. When she (finally) grew up, she fell in love with writing paranormal romance because, really, who doesn't love hot men and a happy ending? She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.
 
Published December 26, 2012 by Avon. 384 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As this book opens up, Cherry and her faithful servant/companion Zylphia are below the drift, exploring the site where Cherry's father nearly killed her.

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Book two follows Cherry as she searches for a murderer in the Below and a husband Above, and both Elisa and Regina were anxious to see what the future holds for the conflicted heroine.

Jan 24 2013 | Read Full Review of Gilded: The St. Croix Chronicles

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you get the classy Cherry of London above with the pure, white corset and shawl, and the down-and-dirty London "below" Cherry with her leather tool belt and messy hairdo.

Aug 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Gilded: The St. Croix Chronicles

Steampunk Chronicle

By the time the murder actually does take place, Cherry is already learning that the murderer’s interests align closely with those of Cherry’s late father, the alchemy-obsessed Mad St. Croix.

Dec 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Gilded: The St. Croix Chronicles

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