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Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a deep sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date - after a year, she will fall asleep forever. And the year is almost up.

In a desperate attempt to find Malette - the witch who cursed her - Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett's private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she's traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets and their blossoming attraction to each other.

Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is a steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla's deathlike sleep becomes permanent.

©2018 Nancy Campbell Allen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Moriah rushton
  • 09-07-2018

Just as amazing as the first one!

I fell in love with Beauty and The Clockwork Beast and I have been awaiting the release of this book very impatiently! I was not disappointed! The original narrator is back and did amazing like last time, and the story is so good! It is equal to the first book in every way and I love it just as much! This is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite book series! Nancy Campbell Allen is immensely talented and brings new life to traditional stories! The books both stand alone and compliment each other in the most perfect way! Can't wait to see what's coming next!!!

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  • 07-08-2018

The best!

The best of Ms Allen’s work. I love this story. Adventure, heroine, hero rescue and romance. However what makes it the best is that it’s clean.
Thank you for a great adventure and an inability to put the story down.

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  • MH2o
  • 12-02-2020

Steampunk Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

This book was,of course wildly different from the fairy tale, with steampunk elements and no royalty., but with the common sleep curse. Flying airships, as in boats, shape shifters and our sleep cursed heroine being an empath who tries to help the shape shifters while trying to search for a cure for herself before she sleeps forever are all a lot of fun. I think my favorite from this author is still Beauty and the Clockwork Beast – – though I will read anything she writes!

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  • Meg
  • 12-09-2019

Clever Retelling

This was another fabulous steampunk re-imagining of a fairy-tale.
What I enjoyed;
-It's so different, you don't feel bored. Yet it follows enough of the story that it relates.
-The steampunk setting. It's hard to find well done steampunk, and this is perfect. It's a fun escape.
-The sweet romance. I appreciate that there's no sex or swearing. But that doesn't mean it's just for children. I'm 28 and enjoyed this book.
-It's as good as her other books in the series. Sometimes authors can't recreate the magic with sequels, but this was well written.
-I like that characters from her first book are referenced so you have an update in their lives.

I would recommend listening to the series in order, but it's also a great stand alone. This is the best version of Sleepy Beauty I've encountered, and one of the best steampunk novels I've read.

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  • Ellen
  • 05-07-2021

Book two

This is a series of three books 📚.It’s a who dunnit ,with witches and spells. The narrator is 👍. Love story though out the story. Very good writing…..🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼🐼

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  • Lvb
  • 03-07-2021

Fun series with a bit of eye rolling

This is the second book in this series I’ve read. I’ve enjoyed the storyline and characters overall. It is loosely based on the Sleeping Beauty story with a steampunk twist. I gave the story and narration 4 stars but I vacillate between a 3.5 & 4. The beginning of the story is really fun and entertaining. The storyline is paced well and I didn’t want to stop listening. I would like even more of the steampunk world building.

However, by the point in the book that the main characters are declaring their love I am rolling my eyes. I don’t know if it’s the narrator being overly dramatic or how the author wrote it or both but it becomes cringeworthy. Beauty and the Clockwork Beast was the same way for me. That bothers me because I enjoy the storyline, the steampunk elements, the twist on the retelling of a classic, a strong independent female character until it becomes a breathy romance novel of two needy pining people in love. Where did the strong characters go? I appreciated the clean romance. It was neither preachy or pornographic.

I will continue the series it’s only the cheesy declaration of love (he can’t kiss her to break the spell. But he loves her and would do anything for her. aargh) that is irksome. That being said there is more going for this series than some of the other steampunk romance novels I’ve read. It’s not remotely bad enough that you won’t enjoy the book. You may have to overlook a few cheesy moments is all.

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  • A. Abboud
  • 24-06-2021

Lovely Steampunk

Another great steampunk romance and adventure! I just love the characters and plot in this second book of the series. It's tense and emotional without being angsty, the setting is beautiful, and the narrator does a wonderful job. Highly recommended!

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  • Sherry/Ron
  • 20-06-2021

Love

I absolutely love these books! Nancy Campbell Allen never disappoints.

I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a nice story. The narrator really does a great job pulling you in so you want to know how it ends

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-05-2021

a fairy tale with a twist

loved the whole premise and the intriguing characters.a good, clean romance with enough tension between all the characters to make it interesting the whole way to the unexpected ending!

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  • Janeen
  • 20-05-2021

The best of the series so far

Although the 2nd in this series, this is actually the 3rd of this series that I have listened to and it is the best so far. I was absorbed from the first chapter. The characters are engaging and believable. I found myself rationing my listening because I loved it so much I didn't ever want it to end. Great!

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