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About the Author

Delilah S. Dawson is a native of Roswell, Georgia, and the author of the paranormal romance Blud series for Pocket, including Wicked as They Come, Wicked as She Wants, and the upcoming Wicked After Midnight, as well as two previous Blud novellas, The Mysterious Madam Morpho and The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance. She is also the author of the YA novel Servants of the Storm.

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  • File Size: 2174 KB
  • Print Length: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (October 2, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EE56AY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Delilah S. Dawson writes dark, edgy books for teens and fantasy with a wicked edge for adults.

The Blud series is available now and includes WICKED AS SHE WANTS, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. SERVANTS OF THE STORM debuts August 2014, and Kirkus called the Southern Gothic Horror YA "an engaging page-turner" and "a standout, atmospheric horror tale." April 2015 will see the launch of HIT, a YA pre-dystopia about teen assassins in a bank-owned America.

Delilah is a geek, a synesthete, an adventure junkie, a cake fiend, and a Twitterholic (@DelilahSDawson). You can keep up with her news at www.whimsydark.com.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Under The Covers Book Blog on October 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
4.5 Feathers
Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

She's done it again! I started reading this thinking "Is it possible that she wrote such an amazing and engaging world or did I just imagine that while reading the first book?" Well, I can honestly say now that if I wasn't so scared of Sang, I would want to visit and stay there for a while. At the very least, I would want to read about it for as long as I could.

This short story was just enough of a teaser into the world of Blud and Sang, enough to keep us craving more and to make the wait for book two more bearable. I find it amazing that the author was able to tell the story of a character that was not a main concern before, Mr. Murdoch, and sucking me into the story from the very beginning.

Not only is Mr. Murdoch so very smart because he makes all the awesome clockworks, but the recluse that doesn't want anyone to see him or know who he really is is actually a passionate man. When Madam Morpho joins the carnival with her butterfly circus, Mr. Murdoch is assigned with making a stage for the butterflies. Because, see, butterflies are now extint in Sang so these are rare sightings.

While working together, the two fugitives happen to fall in love. Or in lust at the very least. The connection between Madam Morpho and Mr. Murdoch was instant and believable. The slow build up of their relationship, as slow as a short story allows, was also perfect. And we even got some smexy in for good measure. Perfect!

All the magic of the Blud series continues to flow through the pages of THE MYSTERIOUS MADAM MORPHO. Yes I'm addicted, I want to know more, I want to see more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joy-read on December 16, 2012
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A light paranormal / steam-punk / romantic suspense, offset by tension, danger, death.
Content: One sex scene, two bloody attack scenes. No typos, no ugly language :-)
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4.5 stars! A fun read, and well written! The characters are likable and the plot held my interest, keeping me guessing as to the suspense (what ARE these butterflies? What is inside the brooch? Who is Henry?).

(For those who read book 1, Tish and Criminy get some nice coverage)

The story felt fully developed despite its length (a novella). I have not read book 1, but before reading this sequel I did read the synopsis of book 1 and several reviews of book 1, so I had no trouble following The Mysterious Madam Morpho.

The sex did not drive the plot -- kudos for that -- but there is a long, yummy love scene. It's strictly vanilla pudding, but oh so tasty! Even before the love scene, there was rising sexual tension as Henry and Imogen crowded together to hide, and as Henry and Imogen danced, etc.

Henry is very clever, sweet, and protective, but not in a suffocating way. His solutions to several problems caught me by surprise. Nice! I am so rarely surprised in romantic suspense.

The dialogue is also fairly brilliant. I chuckled several times. This author has a witty way with words. For example, Mr. Murdoch (Henry) describes himself as a "hermetic hermit" (which he certainly is!). Also:

*****
Imogen: "Please, call me Imogen."
Henry: "Very well, Imogen. And you may continue to call me Mr. Murdoch."
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Imogen: "And you won't go locking me out, or getting all stiff?"
Henry: "Can't make any promises regarding that last bit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heather Jackson on February 21, 2013
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I bought this a while back, but it's taken me a while to actually sit down and read it. Today, I actually set aside the schoolwork that has been eating me alive and made a point to read this, and then kicked myself for letting it go unread for as long as I had.
Sang is just as fascinating as it had been in Wicked As They Come, and I fell into the story as easily as I had Dawson's novel. The characters are engaging, the world familiar and yet so foreign, and I found myself unable to put it down until I finished. Fortunately, the story is brief enough to allow me to set aside time in my crazy schedule and do that without feeling like I've cheated my responsibilities too much.
If this is your first venture into Dawson's Sang, please, go pick up Wicked As They Come, and everything else she's ever written or ever will write. If it isn't, you'll find it's the perfect welcome back while you wait for the next chapter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LITERAL ADDICTION on May 4, 2013
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Our review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pak Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

The Mysterious Madam Morpho takes place after book #1 of the Blud series, but can be read as a stand-alone story. Delilah does a fantastic job of explaining this unique world so that first time readers are able to get a mental picture & then just enjoy the tale...

The story revolves around our leading lady, the very mysterious & guarded Imogen, who has come to ask Criminy if she can join his Clockwork Carnival. Once his wife Tish Sees a glimpse into Imogen's future, she's welcomed into the caravan and sent to work with the hermitic Mr. Murdoch - the brilliant creator of the Carnival's Clockwork creations - to get her act ready. Each with their own datk secrets, they are ultimately forced to deal with some incredibly intense situations and end up developing an amazing bond.

Even as a novella, the story was very well rounded and had a fabulous pace. Sangland is an amazing world, and Delilah delivered a tale so fantastically vivid you feel like you're part of the magic; the characters will ensnare you instantly, and the dialogue will keepsyou wanting more even after the last page is turned.

This was an excellent read and I would definitely recommend it!

LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Mysterious Madam Morpho 5 Skulls. I can't wait for more... :)
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