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A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes by Melissa H. North - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes
by Melissa H North
Steampunk Fantasy

A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes is a Steampunk speculative
collection of tales. The stories, herein, provide a glimpse into the
imagination of a most anomalous Author.

Be swept away, if you dare, by sultry maidens with mechanical gadgets,
hi-tech flying machines and grinding gears. Peculiar alien forms
hell-bent on saving the earth, and a conglomerate of Vamps lead by
Count Valdo.

Howbeit, why wait for me to tell you more, turn the book atop and be absorbed in the unputdownable.

Nephele's first marriage ended in tragedy. And her second marriage seems to be
headed in the same direction. Why do her husband's die? Is she
cursed? Or is she hiding a secret?

Valdo, a direct descendant of Dracula must enlist the help of beautiful
Genevieve, a renown Professor. His coven is in peril and without her,
their existence will end.

Jacques and his hired help, Bertram, find themselves crash landing to Earth,
where they realise the extensive damage humans have inflicted upon
the fragile environment, and who they thought were enemies, could
actually be their friends.

Broderick is a private investigator and his assistant Abbey is an Automaton
Humanoid prototype. When a series of murders in the small township of
Whiteridge have Broderick baffled. The only clue, the last words of a
dying man - Comic Book. He must use unconventional methods to solve
the crimes.

A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes is a collection of four short steampunk themed stories that are all strange and unique. 

The book starts with Creep-tacular, which is about vampires. It's an interesting read, but a little strange. I wasn't too sure how I felt about it. I'm not normally a huge fan of vampire stories, so it was just an ok read to me.

Then we have A Clockwork Bride, which is kind of crazy. I really enjoyed this story, and I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say anything more.

The third story, Shadow Walkers, is a little bit sci-fi in a way. At least that was how I viewed it. I also liked this story.

Lastly, we have Murder By Comic Book. It wasn't quite what I expected it to be, but it was still my favorite story of the four. It's a murder mystery that anyone can enjoy. I found it fun to try and figure out what was really going on and why. 

Overall, not a bad collection of stories. If you're into steampunk, fantasy, or a mash-up of genres, then check out A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes. You won't be disappointed.

I rate it four stars.

Writing has always been a hobby and cathartic experience for me. Turning my passion into
a fulfilling career as an Author has been one of my greatest dreams.
I write because creating something that didn't exist before is as
close to magic as I'll ever get. All you need is imagination.
I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the
influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I
love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the
research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth
writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author, interested in
preserving the foundations set by classical literature by adapting
them to modern themes and trends.

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