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The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance (A Blud Novel Series Book 3) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Delilah S. Dawson is the author of Hit, Servants of the Storm, the Blud series, Star Wars: “The Perfect Weapon,” a variety of short stories and comics, and Wake of Vultures, written as Lila Bowen. She lives in north Georgia with her family and a fat mutt named Merle. Find her online at

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  • File Size: 2937 KB
  • Print Length: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (April 1, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2013
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QY8YGY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,630 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

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The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance was everything that Blud fans have come to expect from this series. It's a story that immediately sucks you in with its interesting characters, original world building, and sweet romance that leads to smokin' hot sex. And this time, instead of a gypsy bludman in a top hat or a mysterious mechanist, we're treated to an animal-loving fireman in a kilt.

The story features a delightful woman named Frannie Pleasance who lives a sheltered life tending to animals in her Needful Creatures pet shop.

Frannie meets Casper Sterling, a character we are first introduced to in "Wicked As They Come". He's found face down in an alley stinking of red wine and eventually vomit. Frannie, having a weak spot for lost things and seeing a resemblance to her late brother Bertram, allows Casper to rent a room in her home.

Shortly after Casper's arrival, a fire ignites in Frannie's bedroom and this is when she meets Thom Maccallan, the smokin' hot fireman with a big heart and a lovely Scottish accent.

Despite Frannie's reservations about allowing anyone to get too close, she finds herself caring for Thom and for the first time in a long time, she's no longer satisfied with being alone.

Thom becomes protective of Frannie and when he discovers that her life is in danger, he offers to stay with her in an attempt to keep her safe. Frannie finds herself sharing her secrets, stories about her past, and eventually sharing her heart.

Blud fans won't be disappointed in this series' second novella and will be pleased to learn that Dawson is treating us to another short story, The Three Lives of Lydia, in the Carniepunk anthology that releases this July.
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In this next installment to the Blud world, we as readers get another introduction to Casper Sterling. Casper made a brief, but vital introduction in the first book, Wicked As They Come, and as we gear up with excitement, over his soon to be released book, Wicked As She Wants, we get a brief look at his life in Paris as a famous musician, and the unlikely heroin who saves him and takes him into her home. Although Casper is part of this story, this story is less about him and more about the quiet, but cunning female lead, Frannie.

Frannie is a lovely pet shop owner, catering to the mostly rich people of Paris. She leads a quiet life and mostly keeps to herself and her animals, but all that changes within days, as she meets not one, but two men who vie for her attention. Casper is one of those men, as she stumbles across him one day, laying in the street, nearly dead. She rescues him, and offers him a place to stay. Next, to enter her life is the hulking, uber sexy Scottish, kilt wearing fireman (can you picture him, now?) Sweet and gentle, he is the complete opposite of the crass Casper, but let me clear one thing up for you, this really isn't a love triangle. Frannie has her favorite, as the sparks are inevitable, but that doesn't stop either one of them from trying to persuade her, and win her over, but life for Frannie becomes more, and more dangerous and her life is in danger since these two have walked into her life. One must wonder if it's because of her letting these men into her life, or if there is a sinister man from her past who has come back to enact revenge.
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Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Aloha - Michelle L. Olson:

The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance was another great story by Delilah Dawson.

While slightly different from the 'usual' Sang world, it was still chock full of wonderful characters, mystery, and romance.

I'm assuming that even though 'technically' this was Frannie and Thom's story, it will serve as a necessary segue for Wicked As She Wants, Casper's full-length story (Blud book #2), given the focus on Casper's character in this novella.

I'm hoping for, and expecting, a great next book, because there are definitely some secrets to be unveiled where he is concerned, as well as some redeeming to be done!

LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Peculiar Peta of Miss Pleasance 4 Skulls. I'm really looking forward to the upcoming full length novel!
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Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: This story has steampunk, unusual animals, and handsome men fighting for the love of one woman. On top of that, someone wants to end said woman's life before she can find her happily-ever-after.

Opening Sentence: There was nothing unusual about finding a dead man face down in the London gutter.

The Review:

I really liked this book. I'm actually reading this series backwards by accident, but I am just in love with Delilah S. Dawson's Blud series. Frannie is an independent woman who has not had to depend on anyone or worry about anyone since she lost her whole family in different tragic ways. All that changes when she finds an almost dead man in the gutters of London. She allows the man, Casper Sterling, known to all as "The Maestro" to stay with her for a fee and help in the pet shop she owns and runs. Not long after she takes in this stranger, weird and dangerous things start happening to her. First someone tries to set her home on fire and when that doesn't work, the culprit tries new and more interesting ways to try and get rid of Frannie, but why? During the first attempt on Frannie's life she meets a fireman named Thom who offers to help her save the animals that she let loose during the fire and to help fix the damage. As they work together to put Frannie's life back to rights, sparks of a different kind start flying between Frannie and Thom. The question is, can they keep Frannie alive long enough to find the culprit and to find happiness together?

Frannie is my favorite type of heroine. She can take care of herself and doesn't faint or any of those other weak hearted things some heroines do when things go wrong. Instead she refuses to be bullied or to give up what is hers.
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