Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors
by H.L. Burke

About the Book:
Title: Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors | Author: H.L. Burke | Pages: 158 | Recommended Age: Young Adult | Genre: Steampunk, Science-Fiction, Horror, Romance

Nyssa Glass is a reformed cat burglar turned electrician's apprentice, settled into a life repairing videophones and radio-sets. However, when her past comes calling, she finds herself framed for murder and forced into one last job. No one has entered Professor Dalhart's secluded mansion in almost a decade, at least not that returned to tell the tale. If Nyssa wants to ensure her freedom, she'll brave the booby-trapped halls and mechanized maids. Nyssa has skills, but this house has more than its share of secrets. As she steps into the cobwebbed halls lined with dusty mirrors, she has to wonder. Is the House of Mirrors really abandoned?

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My Review:

When I heard that one of my favorite Indie authors was out with a new book, I purchased it on pre-order for Kindle. I thought that I knew H.L. Burke as an author pretty well, since I have read and reviewed most of her books. By the cover, it was obvious that it was steampunk-fiction, but I didn't know what else I was in for. However, with Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors, I discovered a new genre of hers, namely suspense/horror. I don't read horror or watch it, but this story was not all dark and sinister; it had an uplifting side too. There are lighter moments and there's a bit of romance as well, which is true of most of Burke's books.

You might also like to know that Burke is a faith-based author. Her books are relatively clean with a good message inside an exciting fantasy story. In Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors, there are some references to God and Scripture that fit in naturally with the plot.

This book is well suited for young adults who like a thriller.


Nyssa Glass and the Juliet Dilemma
Just released on Kindle today, June 18!

About the Book:
Title: Nyssa Glass and the Juliet Dilemma | Author: H.L. Burke | Pages: 134 | Recommended Age: Young Adult | Genre: Steampunk, Science-Fiction, Romance

Being framed for murder and forced to flee the country sort of takes the fun out of vacations. Reformed cat burglar, Nyssa Glass, wants to lead an honest life as an electrician's apprentice. Instead, she's on the run with her new friend, Ellis, implicated in a crime she didn't commit. The pair ends up stowing away on a zeppelin and meeting Renard and Amara, two teens running away to be married. But the mysterious couple is hiding something—and it might get Nyssa and Ellis killed.

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Want More from H.L. Burke?
Check Out My Other Reviews!

recommended for ages 9 - 12

A Tale in Two Parts -
with Author Interview

Dragon's Curse - Book 1

Dragon's Debt - Book 2

Steampunk Fiction

Apocalyptic Fiction


About the Author:
H.L. Burke

Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.

For information about H. L. Burke's latest novels, author news and events, or to contact the writer, go to the H.L. Burke author website.

You can read my interesting interview of Heidi here.

Disclosure: I purchased the Kindle version of this book and have not been compensated in any way. This review is my own.

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