Steampunk/Science Fiction Romance
Steamrolled is set in the same universe as The Key, Girl Gone Nova and Tangled in Time. Some books in a series can stand-alone. I don’t think Steamrolled is one that can. At the very least I recommend you read Girl Gone Nova and Tangled in Time before you start Steamrolled. I know if I had not read both of those I would have been really confused. Since I had finished the other books I dived right in and was never lost.
Steamrolled is a very complex book and I decided that the best way to explain it was to quote from the book blurb.
“With all of time at risk, it’s a bad time to fall in love…unless it’s the only time…
Robert Clementyne is going on a transmogrification machine hunt. He fears finding the machine will be as difficult as pronouncing the name. How can the steam-powered device perform as advertised, and how useful can any information be, coming from a steampunk themed bowling alley/museum?
It’s pretty crazy, but he’s been there, done that, and thinks he can handle it.
And then he meets the proprietor/curator…Emily Babcock.
Emily grew up in crazy, still lives in it—hey, it’s her freaking zip code. So no worries when Robert and his team walk into her bowling alley. The first visitors ever to her museum.
But neither of them is prepared for what happens when they open the door to the past…and the future. With a side trip through Roswell…and a face-to-face meeting with an evil genius/wannabe—who is on his way to becoming evil overlord-of-everything…”
I never knew time could be so much fun or hold so much peril. Steamrolled is packed with adventure, romance, and danger. I loved the nanites. They were full of personality and added a real touch of humor to even the most deadly situation. In Steamrolled Pauline has produced the perfect blend of Science Fiction Romance and Steampunk making fans of both happy.
L&L Dreamspell published Steamrolled by Pauline Baird Jones in 2011