Monday, June 7, 2021

Dreams of Mariposa by L.T. Getty - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Dreams of Mariposa

by L.T. Getty


GENRE:   Steampunk Horror



Every decade, Marie must leave her home and everything she loves to start anew. She can’t risk the locals learning the truth of her immortality, much less her vampiric need to feed off fear. Fortunately for Marie, fear comes easily, and she spends her endless days mourning the loss of her beloved.

When she is summoned to the leaders of the masquerade, she is persuaded to assist them in uncovering a mystery of powers possibly more ancient than their own order.

As a rare daywalker of exquisite beauty, there is no society she cannot infiltrate.  Having spent the last few centuries growing into her power, she expects to learn of the old powers then return to her lonely eternity of mourning.

She doesn’t expect to fall in love, and everything changes.



I could smell the inside of the building as being more than simply old and in need of a maid. It smelled of old earth and iron. I sensed nothing out of the ordinary, which told me the devious one likely had means of cloaking. Curious, as most old houses at least had hints of hauntings. 

He led me past a set of stairs and into what was probably once a receiving parlor, but he had many dusty tomes and tall bookshelves, and a ladder besides to get to the highest levels. One could not easily get to the furniture, which was draped in ugly fabric. Boxes and crates littered the floor. The cad hadn’t the sense to tidy up and make an effort when he knew he was having a lady visitor. 

“How many of your kind are there in town?” Septimus asked. “More than a dozen?” 

I laughed, looking up at the ghostly pale portraits. He had strange tastes in art, preferring a more stylized appropriation than realistic or idealized beauty. I saw a reference to ancient gods, destroying towns and descending upon mortal women to force upon them their demi-god offspring. Half-naked women in chains being molested was his true artistic preference, it seemed. I should have brought Rosa. Even if he only dabbled in finger-paints, she needed only half an excuse to show skin, and perhaps I could have rooted around and discovered what he was up to without his condescension. 

“As…we like to keep to ourselves and go without detection, it is more like half that.” I didn’t bore him of the needs of the lesser of my kin. “Have you had many run-ins with my kind?” 

“I was curious about how you go about feeding without being detected.” He turned his back on me and lit the fire almost too easily.


Review **This review is courtesy of my twin sister who wanted to read and review the book for this tour** Dreams of Mariposa is a good book.
A vampire by the name of Marie is traveling with a group when they are attacked by a group of people, including a slayer who tried to kill Marie. Instead of succeeding in killing Marie, the slayer is captured and forced to be bound, tortured, and taken advantage of every chance the kidnappers get. And they are allowed to do what they want.
Each guy in the book--Theo, Radamir, Raul, etc--is trying to fight the council who is looking for an item that they need to make them powerful. 

What happens to the slayer during her torture? What does Marie do to her, and to the other girls that are with her? 

I liked the book and would give it 3.5 stars.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

L.T. Getty is a science fiction and fantasy writer who hails from the Canadian Prairies. When she’s not writing, you can likely find her driving an ambulance and dreaming about travel.



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L.T. Getty will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner

via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Beautiful woman on the cover. I am definitely looking forward to reading. When she moves every 10 years how does she pick where to go next?

  2. It sounds like an interesting story. The cover fits well with the blurb. Thanks for the chance.

  3. I love that cover art! It's beautiful.

  4. This is such a gorgeous cover! I'm really intrigued by the description. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  5. This sounds like a very good book.

  6. Thank you so much for the chance to be entered in your giveaway! I love the cover of your book and wondered what inspired you to write it? Have a great Tuesday!!

  7. I love the cover. The red lips really caught my eye!

  8. Ah, a beautiful daywalking fear vampire full of butterfly dreams!

  9. I love L.T. Getty and her books. She's a favorite author of mine.

  10. Sounds like a compelling read. Love those red lips!


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