Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Heart of Steel by Elizabeth Einspanier

This is a very unusual story that makes a fascinating read.  You're not sure where the author is going or how it's going to turn out but it's entertaining all the way through!

Goddess Fish Blog and the author allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It's science fiction, fantasy and romance all intertwined.

Julia is on vacation, one she dearly needs after being attacked on the job.  Jim has taken her to the Hawaiian Islands and they are going to go scuba diving.  She wants to break up with Jim but hasn't gotten her courage up to do so yet. She decides she'll tell him after they get back.  Jim has his own plans; he's going to propose to her on this trip.

When a monster from the deep grabs them, the normal world falls away.  Julia awakens in a room that's not unlike a hospital room but much larger.  She also has a new leg.  The sharkish monster bit her leg off.  She's a doctor herself and she knows that humans don't heal that quickly.  But she can see the proof right in front of her...

This story is a bit like "The Island of Dr. Moreau" that H G Wells wrote.  It even has touches of Frankenstein.

A grieving man has created his own world on an island.  He has a large facility that is dedicated to chimera.  He uses various animal parts, mechanical parts and robotics to put his creatures together and he gives them life.  It's like a mix of steampunk and biology.  When he finds that Jim was Julia's boyfriend, he brings him back to the living by adding "parts" to him.  What he doesn't know is that Jim is like an evil Frankenstein.  Jim will do anything to keep Julia to himself, even kill her...

Julia is beginning to care about the mostly mechanical doctor and he's been in love with her since he met her.  But can they escape Jim?

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Elizabeth Einspanier said...

Thanks for hosting, and thank you for the wonderful review!