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Amelia Darcy has no interest in marrying well. Her heart belongs to the sky and the dirigibles of brass and steel that swoop over Victorian England. But when her father, an eccentric inventor, dies, the Darcy siblings are left with scrap metal-and not a penny to their names. Their only hope to save the family name and fortune is to embark on a contest to discover an invention of historical importance in honor of Queen Victoria. Armed with only her father's stories of a forgotten da Vinci workshop, a mechanically enhanced falcon, and an Italian cook, Amelia takes flight for Florence, Italy. But her quest is altered when her kitecycle crashes into the air ship of exAir Marshal-and scandalous dime novel hero-Tucker Gentry. Challenged by political unrest, a devious sky pirate, and their own sizzling attraction, Amelia and Tuck are dragged into an international conspiracy that could change the course of historyâ€¦again.
Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Limiting herself to one subgenre does not. Dubbed “fun and sexy” by Publishers Weekly, Beth has published works of steampunk, contemporary, paranormal, and historical romance. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two zany dogs, and one crazy cat. To support literacy, Beth also works at her local library.