Re-Inventing Love by Storm Grant Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys, we have Storm Grant stopping by today with her newest release Re-Inventing Love, we have a great excerpt and my review, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Re-Inventing Love

by

Storm Grant

Engineer and assistant inventor Maximilian Grün is in love with his employer, but he daren’t reveal the truth. It’s 1910 and if Canadian authorities learned of his homosexuality, they’d deport him back to Germany where the country of his birth would become the country of his death.

When promising young inventor and mathematician Dr. Jasper Hamilton expresses his own feelings for Max, the young German regretfully declines. He cannot risk their partnership, their reputations—their very lives!

Then a rival inventor sabotages their inventions. Jasper is caught between the physical and the metaphysical, reduced to atoms, and transported to the spirit plane! Max is devastated, deeply regretting his lost chances.

But Jasper manages to communicate across the aether, telling Max he must reverse the machine’s polarity. But without Jasper’s talent for mathematics, the calculations defeat him.

Can the would-be lovers bridge the gap between life and death to finally be together?

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Excerpt

He steeled himself against his desire to grab the man and kiss him soundly. Instead, he settled for leaning even further into Max.

Max made no attempt to draw away.

They sat side-by-side. Was Max’s breathing quickening? But Jasper’s own thudding heartbeat and shaky breaths masked all other sounds. He cleared his throat again and pointed to the rough sketch on his desk.

“If we were to reroute the electrical current through an asbestos filter prior to it connecting with the element, we may be able to regulate heat without having to monitor it quite so vigilantly.” Jasper tapped the page.

Max leant forward, his shoulder sliding along Jasper’s own. “Ja. Yes. It could work. Not with the insulated wires you haff drawn here, but with…” He snatched up a pencil, scrawling quick, firm marks on the page.

Jasper relaxed. Tuning out the engineer’s words, he rode the cadence of the accented voice like a wave. He fought his smile, but lost. It was so good to have a partner on whom he could rely.

If only there was a way for them to be more than working partners.

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About Storm

Storm Grant pens long and short tales. Her work spans genders and genres, offering good guys and bad puns. Her alter ego, Gina X. Grant, writes funny urban fantasy.

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Review

storm-grant-re-inventing-love-coverTitle: Re-Inventing Love

Author: Storm Grant

Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Steampunk

Length: Novel (217pgs)

ISBN: MLR-1-02016-0548

Publisher: MLR Press (22nd April 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Engineer and assistant inventor, Maximilian Grun is in love with his employer, but he daren’t reveal the truth. It’s 1910 and if Canadian authorities learned of his homosexuality, they’d deport him back to Germany where the country of his birth would become the country of his death.

When promising young inventor and mathematician, Dr. Jasper Hamilton expresses his own feelings for Max, the young German regretfully declines. He cannot risk their partnership, their reputations: their very lives!

Then a rival inventor sabotages their inventions. Jasper is caught between the physical and the metaphysical, reduced to atoms, and transported to the spirit plane! Max is devastated, deeply regretting his lost chances.

But Jasper manages to communicate across the aether, telling Max he must reverse the machine’s polarity. But without Jasper’s talent for mathematics, the calculations defeat Max.

Can the would-be lovers bridge the gap between life and death to finally be together? When a ghastly lab accident blows a respected inventor away, his loyal assistant must devise a way to bridge the gap between the planes of existence to reunite them in life and in love.

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=SGREINVL

Review: When Max’s mentor dies in an explosion Max is driven to continue his work but just when he is seeking investors he is betrayed in the worst possible way and he has to flee Germany for his life. Re-emerging in Canada he just wants to keep his head down until he obtains Canadian Citizenship but working a convention 2 ½ years later he stumbles upon the man who ruined his life… and stole his invention!

Jasper is a talented inventor who is a gifted mathematician and when he’s approached about a new invention it doesn’t take long before he’s hooked, but a shocking discovery is made and Jasper is left floundering until his sister convinces him to accept the help of a young man who revealed the true nature of Jasper’s co-inventor.

Together Max and Jasper work on the invention but Max can’t admit the truth of the past for fear of deportation, but as Jasper and Max become close an attraction flares between them and as much as they’d like to act on it Max’s fear keeps them at arm’s length.

This is a brilliant steampunk story that is fascinating from the first page. It begins with Max’s backstory, showing us what happens to him before he flees Germany it then switches to 2 years later to Jasper being approached an then on to the convention where Max and Jasper finally meet. And then we enjoy a rousing story as we are pulled into a world where the occult meets science.

Not only do we delve into the fascinating world of inventions but we also have a dash of the occult from Jasper’s sister Octavia, it’s wonderful the way that Jasper and Max’s invention was interwoven with Octavia’s occult invention and the stunning effects that resulted.

Max and Jasper’s relationship was wonderfully written for the time of 1910; it has the old world feel to it and is an absolute delight. The connect on both an intellectual and physical level and are a perfect foil for each other, I must admit to hoping that there will be further stories with Max and Jasper because the world they come from is just fascinating.

I recommend this to those who adore steampunk, gentle love stories, brilliant characters, interesting storylines and happy endings.

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