Avalon Revisited



[Epub] ➝ Avalon Revisited Author O.M. Grey – E17streets4all.co.uk Arthur Tudor has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer Arthur Tudor has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur s shriveled heart Together they try to solve the mystery of several horrendous murders on the dark streets of London Cultures clash and pressures rise in this very steamy tale a delightful combination of historical fiction, romance and steampunk True blood From its opening scene until the final page, this intriguing novel engages the reader s interest witty dialogue, historical authenticity, and mystery result in a highly entertaining novel Bitten by books Fans of Gail Carriger will LOVE Avalon RevisitedPick it up it s a great read Old Towne books Tea.Avalon Revisited

Nestled in the mountains of California, Olivia M Grey lives in the cobwebbed corners of her mind writing paranormal romance with a Steampunk twist As a writer, podcaster, and speaker, Olivia focuses her poetry and prose on alternative lifestyles and deliciously dark matters of the heart Her work has been published in anthologies and magazines like Stories in the Ether, SNM Horror Magazine and How The West Was WickedHer premiere Steampunk BDSM erotica novel, Avalon Revisited, is an Gothic Romance bestseller She also currently has two other titles available The Zombies of Mesmer, a YA Steampunk Romance, Caught in the Cogs An Eclectic Collection of short stories, love poetry, and relationship essaysMs Grey s poem New York Rain made the Bar None Group s Hall of Fame, and her short story Dust on the Davenport, as well as her bestselling Steamy Steampunk novel Avalon Revisited, won the Steampunk Chronicle s Reader s Choice Award for best short story and best novel, respectively Olivia was voted Muse of the Fair at the Steampunk World s Fair and has enjoyed being a literary guest at several Steampunk ConventionsMs Grey is represented by the fabulous Louise Fury of the L Perkins Agency.

Paperback  · Avalon Revisited MOBI ò
    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader the dark streets of London Cultures clash and pressures rise in this very steamy tale a delightful combination of historical fiction, romance and steampunk True blood From its opening scene until the final page, this intriguing novel engages the reader s interest witty dialogue, historical authenticity, and mystery result in a highly entertaining novel Bitten by books Fans of Gail Carriger will LOVE Avalon RevisitedPick it up it s a great read Old Towne books Tea."/>
  • Paperback
  • 290 pages
  • Avalon Revisited
  • O.M. Grey
  • English
  • 11 November 2019

10 thoughts on “Avalon Revisited

  1. says:

    If you like smut, this ll be for you It s set in Victorian England, but anachronisms slide through too often to be convincing The main character Well, he annoyed the hell out of me, piping up every few seconds with a lascivious thought Nothing feels particularly original here, and there are certainly places where I wish an editor had acted freely with the red pen.If bustles and sex were what attracted you to Gail Carriger s Parasol Protectorate , then you might be interested in Avalon Bu If you like smut, this ll be for you It s set in Victorian England, but anachronisms slide through too often to be convincing The main character Well, he annoyed the hell out of me, piping up every few seconds with a lascivious thought Nothing feels particularly original here, and there are certainly places where I wish an editor had acted freely with the red pen.If bustles and sex were what attracted you to Gail Carriger s Parasol Protectorate , then you might be interested in Avalon But if you enjoyed the PP s wit, characterization, dialogue and pacing Keep looking.I ll admit, I wasn t expecting this to be quite so torrid the main character spends most of his time thinking about sex, adjusting himself, and throwing himself into incredibly descriptive interludes He s smug and annoying, we get far too much of his internal narration, and there s a bustle fixation that may be the character s, may be the author s, I can t quite tell The plot ended up rushed, the resolution was just bizarre, and it s hard to put up with a protagonist who views EVERYTHING through a sexualized lens Seriously, at one point he s mulling necrophilia with a handy corpse while standing next to his love interest what

  2. says:

    My first actual nook purchase I had been looking forward to reading this book ever since I started following Ms Grey on twitter She did not disappoint Thank you, Ms Grey, for giving us a vampire with some real teeth, who s comfortable with his condition and at the same time not a maniacal beast I, for one, have had enough of angst ridden, remorse laden, drama queen vampires My favorite line from the book has to be The Myths were quite varied Some were completely rediculous, like the ide My first actual nook purchase I had been looking forward to reading this book ever since I started following Ms Grey on twitter She did not disappoint Thank you, Ms Grey, for giving us a vampire with some real teeth, who s comfortable with his condition and at the same time not a maniacal beast I, for one, have had enough of angst ridden, remorse laden, drama queen vampires My favorite line from the book has to be The Myths were quite varied Some were completely rediculous, like the idea that vampires glistened in the sunlight Perhaps they did the moment before they caught fire Still one must give credit for originality.That s not to say Arthur York doesn t have his own inner turmoils, but in this reader s opinion they deepen and strengthen the character rather than comsume him Her use of a true life historical figure as the basis for her protagonist vampire is expertly done It even prompted me to read up on my English history a bit.The only thing that detracted from the delightful experience of reading this story was that the edition I have could stand another pass by the copy editor There were numerous instances of missing, misused or run together words that while not a deal killer were certainly annoying.Other than that, Ms Grey artfully blended the elements of vampire romance in a steampunk backdrop There were airships, fanciful gadgets and even mad science All of which wonderfully framed a stirring romantic tale The intimate scenes are just graphic enough to place this novel firmly in the Adult fiction category as in for grownups, no kids allowed without being gratuitous or base.The denoument was satisfyingly tense and while not entirely a surprise did indeed deliver a rewarding conclusion Overall, Avalon Revisited is an excellent read I highly recommend it to anyone who favors vampire stories, Victorian Romance or Steampunk

  3. says:

    The good The author went out on a huge limb with the main character in chapter one It was a bold move, but it paid off in the end If Arthur had not been so cheeky and engaging, I definitely wouldn t have finished the book.The plot was well constructed, with plenty of little twists and turns The romantic subplot ran very nicely alongside the action subplot, a trick that many authors have problems connecting.The bad The setting is billed as steampunk but the steampunk elements don t really fit The good The author went out on a huge limb with the main character in chapter one It was a bold move, but it paid off in the end If Arthur had not been so cheeky and engaging, I definitely wouldn t have finished the book.The plot was well constructed, with plenty of little twists and turns The romantic subplot ran very nicely alongside the action subplot, a trick that many authors have problems connecting.The bad The setting is billed as steampunk but the steampunk elements don t really fit in very well The bits of steampunk gadgetry that show up early in the book are mostly unnecessary, and the larger element at the end seemsinspired by Frankenstein than by Difference Engine If you are looking for really crunchy steampunk, I don t think this one will satisfy.The ugly The author has a disturbing habit to leave sentence fragments lying around in places where they don t belong Most especially, she cuts dependent clauses into their own sentences If you can look past that or if what I m saying makes no sense at all to you then it probably won t be a problem.In my Kindle version, sometimes the word wrapping was fouled up Generally speaking it wasn t an issue

  4. says:

    This was a book I wasn t real sure how to classify Paranormal Romance , Historical Fiction , Steampunk , Mystery , Suspense but it didn t really matter as it was a jewel It s the first O M Grey book I d read and I immediately set out to getas this was a totally fascinating read It was told from Arthur s Henry VII s brother point of view He s living dead the good life 300 years later in Victorian England when he meets a woman that reminds him of his first love Catherine Well she This was a book I wasn t real sure how to classify Paranormal Romance , Historical Fiction , Steampunk , Mystery , Suspense but it didn t really matter as it was a jewel It s the first O M Grey book I d read and I immediately set out to getas this was a totally fascinating read It was told from Arthur s Henry VII s brother point of view He s living dead the good life 300 years later in Victorian England when he meets a woman that reminds him of his first love Catherine Well she s not really interested in him until she runs into him several times while searching for the vampire that has murdered several women that he s had sex with As Arthur knows he didn t kill them, well maybe one of them, he decides to help her discover the killer The suspense and mystery, along with the hot sexy scenes made this book hard to put down and a very fast read for me.I love books from this era and Grey did a fabulous job describing the clothes, the parties and the houses of this time I m hoping this will be a series as the ending really set it up for another book This was the first Steampunk I ve read and definitely will not be the last

  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I am not quite sure what exactly the quoted reviewer in the Kindle description of this book was thinking when he she proclaimed that fans of Gail Carriger would love this book As best I can tell, the only real similarity between the Parasol Protectorate series and this novel is that they are based in the same city, and both firmly fall into the steampunk genre.Admittedly, I come bearing quite a bit of bias It s fairly rare that I enjoy books primarily centered on men, and even less that I I am not quite sure what exactly the quoted reviewer in the Kindle description of this book was thinking when he she proclaimed that fans of Gail Carriger would love this book As best I can tell, the only real similarity between the Parasol Protectorate series and this novel is that they are based in the same city, and both firmly fall into the steampunk genre.Admittedly, I come bearing quite a bit of bias It s fairly rare that I enjoy books primarily centered on men, and even less that I enjoy what I think of as predatory romance , both of which are strikes against this book I picked it up initially because of a desire to exploresteampunk novels after having so enjoyed Gail Carriger I was quite dissatisfied, so I will make this quite to the point.Three Strikes1 Arthur comes off as an obsessed, near sociopath sadist Sure, he s a vampire, to a degree this is the sort of thing we re supposed to think of him However, in making him the main focus of this book, there really needed to beevolution and depth to his character When the author begins the book with Arthur killing one woman after using her for sex, and then follows this with Arthur treating himself to a prostitute, almost patting himself on the back for being less perverse than other johns I believe the author was trying to show Arthur going from this to learning to love again because of Avalon, after the betrayal of his long lost wife However, because of the constant comparisons to his lost wife, his feelings for Avalon come across instead as an all consuming obsession with the woman, ending with him taking possession of her by turning her into a vampire under the guise of saving her life We re supposed to believe that Avalon returns his love and consents to this, but the transition from fear revulsion to utter devotion and carnal desires is so quick, that it is unconvincing at best, given Arthur s admission that he possesses the ability to sway the minds of the vulnerable, which Avalon has certainly become at this point.2 There is nothing witty or adventurous about this novel Instead, it feelslike the macabre tale of the inner workings of a serial rapist sometimes murderer, who happens to be a socially high functioning member of society, as he selects and draws in the inquisitive and challenging Avalon.3 The mystery killings are not so much a mystery The hints become quite heavy handed after a while The only way in which I could possibly read this book as being redeemed in any way, would be to take it as a broader allegory for what misogyny has done to destroy women s intellect, education and personal identity But this really only works when applied very loosely, nor is this really what this novel seems to have been marketed as.One final note For all the sass and intelligence Avalon has throughout the book, Avalon s final words are Can I have a new dress, too while on the way to find someone to drink.I think I will never truly understand paranormal romance

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    I ve been holding off writing a review of this book I ve gotten to a point where romance novels make me want to throw things and punch people, so I didn t want to give this book a bad review based on genre hate This book was well written I want to make that clear Any negativity I feel towards RomNovs aside, the prose here was well done and it s a good stand alone novel While there could conceivably be a sequel, there s a sense of closure at the end, and there isn t a yearn forI wasn I ve been holding off writing a review of this book I ve gotten to a point where romance novels make me want to throw things and punch people, so I didn t want to give this book a bad review based on genre hate This book was well written I want to make that clear Any negativity I feel towards RomNovs aside, the prose here was well done and it s a good stand alone novel While there could conceivably be a sequel, there s a sense of closure at the end, and there isn t a yearn forI wasn t enraptured by the characters enough to want another book, but that s not to say they weren t emotionally intriguing The story was quite brilliant in the way it brought in history far removed from its setting The protagonist s view of the events surrounding his death and life were uniquely drawn and kept me engrossed in the book The sexual encounters were neither horribly written nor outstanding in any way Typical of the genre and I mostly just skimmed them for story info I really wanted to give this 3 1 2 stars as I preferred it over THE IRON DUKE with its rapist romantic lead, but since I can t, it s stuck with the same 3 stars Because for all Arthur s faults, he s a vampire and you expect him to be at least a bit of a monster Also, 3 cheers for denouncing sparkling vampires O.M Grey won me over with that one

  7. says:

    Avalon Revisited is a delightful farce The whole time I was reading it, I couldn t help but share bits with whomever was with in earshot The only fault I could find in this preposterous comedy was that of a zipper, and I m not even sure you could call it a fault I just didn t think they came into common use until after 1920 though there are whispers of it as far back as 1851 The best I can figure the book is set somewhere around 1852 Doesn t matter, I laughed my head off at during that Avalon Revisited is a delightful farce The whole time I was reading it, I couldn t help but share bits with whomever was with in earshot The only fault I could find in this preposterous comedy was that of a zipper, and I m not even sure you could call it a fault I just didn t think they came into common use until after 1920 though there are whispers of it as far back as 1851 The best I can figure the book is set somewhere around 1852 Doesn t matter, I laughed my head off at during that particular scene with chartreuse dress The whole time I m reading this I can t help but think of it as some paranormal spoof of a Oscar Wilde esque play The Steampunk element for me is light the best use that seemed to serve the plot was a bloodletting device worn by the butler Which reminds me of another adorable cliche that I won t speak about as it will give away part of the ending and this is a must read The other novelties mention seemed to be window dressing, but they are nice windows This is definitely an adult novel as oppose to recent steampunk fare, like Soulless, that would work well with teens

  8. says:

    Enjoyable if explicit racy romp through Victorian London with 350 year old vampire Arthur Tudor yes, that one as he flirts, falls in love, and unravels evil steampunk mad scientist vampire werewolf hybrid plot.The writing s quite smooth although this e book version needed a proofreader in the WORST way I really liked the idea of Arthur Tudor as a vampire, and everything moved along nicely The one big drawback for me was that I didn t see why it needed to have such explicit sex scenes Ah Enjoyable if explicit racy romp through Victorian London with 350 year old vampire Arthur Tudor yes, that one as he flirts, falls in love, and unravels evil steampunk mad scientist vampire werewolf hybrid plot.The writing s quite smooth although this e book version needed a proofreader in the WORST way I really liked the idea of Arthur Tudor as a vampire, and everything moved along nicely The one big drawback for me was that I didn t see why it needed to have such explicit sex scenes Ah, well.One other minor quibble the steampunk aspect seemed a bit underdone to me It feltlike a series of mentions of steampunk like devices IN ORDER to make it a steampunk book, rather than the steampunk elements feeling like necessities ordinary elements to that world I hope this makes sense Overall, it was a fun, quick read, and I enjoyed it a lot

  9. says:

    Avalon Revisited has strong paranormal and romance elements with a dash of Steampunk thrown in for good measure Set in Victorian England, it tells the story of a 300 year old vampire and the woman who captures his fancy, touching his cold, dead heart after centuries of ennui The bad news for him She s also a vampire hunter on the trail of several recent, mysterious murders Our hero had nothing to do with those or did he The book is well paced, has a few solid action scenes, and some rathe Avalon Revisited has strong paranormal and romance elements with a dash of Steampunk thrown in for good measure Set in Victorian England, it tells the story of a 300 year old vampire and the woman who captures his fancy, touching his cold, dead heart after centuries of ennui The bad news for him She s also a vampire hunter on the trail of several recent, mysterious murders Our hero had nothing to do with those or did he The book is well paced, has a few solid action scenes, and some rather adult content in several places It is not without flaws, but these are generally minor a typo here and there or the occasional stray word things I find easily forgivable, particularly from small press titles I enjoyed this book a great deal I m usually slow at reading books, but I whipped through this in for me a relatively short time

  10. says:

    Fans of Gail Carriger will LOVE Avalon Revisited Steamy scenes, plot twists, intriguing characters, and of course fabulous gadgets and a most impressive airship make for a phenomenal Steampunk adventure Gray weaves English History, Arthurian Legend, Victorian culture and Supernatural beings into an incredible tale that covers romance, deception, bustles, brass fittings and intrigue This is especially great for those who need a break from complaining Vampires who lament their monsterhood on a Fans of Gail Carriger will LOVE Avalon Revisited Steamy scenes, plot twists, intriguing characters, and of course fabulous gadgets and a most impressive airship make for a phenomenal Steampunk adventure Gray weaves English History, Arthurian Legend, Victorian culture and Supernatural beings into an incredible tale that covers romance, deception, bustles, brass fittings and intrigue This is especially great for those who need a break from complaining Vampires who lament their monsterhood on a continuous basis Arthur makes no apologies for who he is and he has a rathercreative back story than any other Vampiric Hero Pick it up it s a great read

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