DUAL REVIEW! The Engineer – CS Poe

The Engineer Book Cover The Engineer
Magic & Steam Book 1
C.S. Poe
MM Romance Steampunk
Emporium Press
May 28, 2020

1881—Special Agent Gillian Hamilton is a magic caster with the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam. He’s sent to Shallow Grave, Arizona, to arrest a madman engineer known as Tinkerer, who’s responsible for blowing up half of Baltimore. Gillian has handled some of the worst criminals in the Bureau’s history, so this assignment shouldn’t be a problem. But even he’s taken aback by a run-in with the country’s most infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly.

Gunner is also stalking Shallow Grave in search of Tinkerer, who will stop at nothing to take control of the town’s silver mines. Neither Gillian nor Gunner are willing to let Tinkerer hurt more innocent people, so they agree to a very temporary partnership.

If facing illegal magic, Gatling gun contraptions, and a wild engineer in America’s frontier wasn’t enough trouble for a city boy, Gillian must also come to terms with the reality that he’s rather fond of his partner. But even if they live through this adventure, Gillian fears there’s no chance for love between a special agent and outlaw.

Based on the short story, "Gunner the Deadly." Entirely revised, newly expanded, and Book One in the exciting new steampunk series, Magic & Steam.

She Said – Melissa Brus

She Said – Gloria Lakritz

Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Oh wow is this fun! CS Poe has somehow squished an amazing amount of action, adventure, steampunk, and holy hotness into 84 pages. It shouldn’t be possible, but I am so glad it happened.

Gillian Hamilton takes himself oh so seriously. So of course he is literally dumped into the middle of a gunfight with a wanted man and a man he wants. The tension in this novella is the BEST.

The push and pull with the tinkerer is very well written, with the scenes unfolding like scenes in a movie. Combine that with the slow burn of Gillian and Gunner, and it makes for such a fun read. This is a great introduction to this world and if this is the first book, I can’t wait to see where we go from here.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz
Sr Reviewer & Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

Another explosive hit for Carroll Poe! A New Series, a new genre,Totally cool!

It is the year 1881, we meet magic caster Special Agent Gillian Hamilton arriving in Shallow Grave, Arizona. He is on assignment working for the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam. This author’s world building is so excellent, you feel the heat of the sun and the dust on your shoes in the first scene.

We are thrown quickly into the story, with Gillian meeting America’s famously wanted outlaw Gunner the Deadly. Gunner is also in town after the same man Gillian is; a man called Tinkerer.

Miss Poe has brought us into an incredible new world. Although Gillian has an impressive title, he is no match for the bigger than life, sexy as hell outlaw. Ms Poe turns on the heat between the two immediately. The sexy time is smoke’n hot…
The 84 pages are jam packed and leave us with a date for New Years Eve….Cannot wait, it is my Birthday….what a present!

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