Elemental Steampunk Tales: A Collection of Historical Fantasy Romance

· Elemental Web Tales: Historical Fantasy Romance · Anne Renwick
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Enjoy these stories by historical fantasy romance author Anne Renwick where you'll unravel mysteries and defy conventions in a world where danger lurks around every corner. You’ll find forbidden romance, evil villains and mad science in these gaslamp and steampunk romances...

A TRACE OF COPPER: A small Welsh village. An interrupted romance. A rogue frog on the loose threatening their future.

New recruit to the Queen’s agents, Dr. Piyali Mukherji is given a simple first assignment. Travel to the small Welsh village of Aberwyn and solve the mystery of a young woman’s blue skin lesion. A challenging task, for the alarming infection is unlike anything she’s seen before—and it’s spreading.

Evan Tredegar, the town’s pharmacist and the only man to ever capture her heart, knows more than he’s telling. Despite his efforts to push her away, her touch reawakens old desires. As more villagers fall victim to the strange disease, he’ll have no choice but to reveal his secrets, even if it means sacrificing his freedom.

Together they must move past broken promises, capture a rogue frog, and stop the infection before it spreads out of control.

IN PURSUIT OF DRAGONS: Secrets hidden inside a castle. The return of a lost love. A desperate fight to defeat the enemies who threaten their future.

In a laboratory behind the walls of a castle, Natalia Zakharova Kinross, Lady of Kinlarig, hides her many secrets. But for how much longer? For not only is a medical miracle embedded within her skin, a mythological dragon prowls the grounds. And there are men who will stop at little to lay claim to both.

Though Luke Dryden, cryptozoologist, is welcomed back to the castle at the tip of a blade, an old romance ignites. Until a lingering illness acquired in a secret biotechnology facility takes a turn for the worse – all while disaster circles.

To help defend a lady and her dragon, he must attempt a risky cure. As old enemies threaten their future, they will fight back to back in a desperate last stand…

A REFLECTION OF SHADOWS: A thief with golden eyes. The spy who loves her. A mad scientist who will break hearts to expose her secrets.

Shunned for her odd eyes and an unnerving habit of slipping into shadows, Lady Colleen Stewart refuses to be caged—should she decide to marry, it’ll be for love and to a man of her choice. After all, she’d rather be racing over rooftops than waltzing across ballroom floors. So when the only man to ever tempt her heart invites her on a covert mission, she leaps into danger.

Nicholas Torrington, Queen’s agent, is running out of time. While work has him chasing his tail, his sister grows increasingly ill, and Colleen, the woman he would make his bride, has acquired another, determined suitor. To coax his favorite thief back into his arms, he’ll break every rule and lead her through the underbelly of London on a hunt for a mad scientist and a cure for his sister.

But the discovery of a burned-out laboratory provides more questions than answers, and they find themselves caught in a deadly game where they have become the prey. Surviving the ambitions of their pursuers will bring everything into sharp focus as they risk their very lives.


Steampunk adventure wrapped around a romance and threaded with biotechnology. Join USA Today bestselling author, Anne Renwick, as she takes you back into an alternate past.

ELEMENTAL WEB CHRONICLES: The Golden Spider, The Silver Skull, The Iron Fin, Venomous Secrets

ELEMENTAL WEB TALES: A Trace of Copper, In Pursuit of Dragons, A Reflection of Shadows, A Snowflake at Midnight, A Ghost in Amber, A Whisper of Bone, Flight of the Scarab

ELEMENTAL WEB STORIES: The Tin Rose, Kraken and Canals, Rust and Steam

Stories of the Elemental Web can all be read as standalones, though many prefer to begin with The Golden Spider, the very first novel. For fans of steampunk and gaslamp fantasy romance like Olivia Atwater, Nicole McKeon and Jacquelyn Benson, this is a STEAMY romance with a guaranteed happily ever after for women in STEM and the men who are their match.

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3 reviews
Jennifer Trowell
November 29, 2021
Three Fantastic Tales, One Easy-to-Read Set This set includes three of Anne Renwick’s steampunk-science-action-romance tales, each one fantastic and exciting in its own right. I loved how the ladies in these stories were scientists (or in the case of Lady Colleen, a thief), set in a time where they were ground-breaking leaders (albeit fictitious) that refused to be defined by society. I particularly love the science in these stories (be it factual or convenient/ fictitious), which sets them apart from typical victorian romance and/or sci-fi romances. Simply a great series!
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Emily Pennington
November 21, 2021
Unusual Tales . . . Experience three tales set in the Elemental Steampunk World! These stories involve a steampunk adventure with romance and the inclusion of biotechnology. I don’t normally ready steampunk, as you can tell. But I do like the medical aspect and was curious. • A TRACE OF COPPER: A small Welsh village. When a rogue blue frog delivers a bite that turns the injury blue, can two people join forces and find a cure for the disease? • IN PURSUIT OF DRAGONS: Secrets hidden inside a castle. Do dragons really exist? Will lost love be revealed? • A REFLECTION OF SHADOWS: Desire to find a cure for a serious heart condition. And there are criminals who do bad things in their greed to find new medical products. I didn’t continue reading this one. It may have a happy ending, but I wasn’t going to go there just in case.
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Lorraine Cooper
November 19, 2021
Steampunk fantasy at it best! In the last year or so I have really become a fan of steampunk tales they are always so unique and very interesting. These tales prove my point in a splendid way. Mystery and intrigued will they solve the strange disease that comes from a blue frog, will the question are dragons real be answered, or will a cure for a deadly heart condition be found? All these questions will be answered by truly grand characters and really evil villains these book were awesome and I recommend them highly. I did receive a free copy of this book from Booksprout and voluntarily chose to review it
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About the author

ANNE RENWICK holds a Ph.D. in biology and greatly enjoyed tormenting the overburdened undergraduates who were her students, fiction has always been her first love. Today, she writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains.

Anne brings an unusual perspective to steampunk. A number of years spent locked inside the bowels of a biological research facility left her permanently altered. In her steampunk world, the Victorian fascination with all things anatomical led to a number of alarming biotechnological advances. Ones that the enemies of Britain would dearly love to possess.

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