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The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance [Kindle Edition]

Delilah S. Dawson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A lady with a penchant for pets meets a sexy fireman in this magical and saucy steampunk eNovella from the author of Wicked as They Come.

In a world ruled by blood, live pets are rare and kindness rarer still. London pet shop owner Frannie Pleasance has a mysterious way with animals and keeps her charges (and heart) locked in a veritable Eden. She thinks Casper Sterling is just another stray...until she takes in the troublesome lodger (and unwelcome suitor) and becomes the victim of a series of strange and dangerous occurrences.

When an unexplained fire threatens to destroy Frannie's carefully guarded world, firefighter Thom Maccallan is there to extinguish the blaze and help gather the lost creatures. The heat between Frannie and Thom begins to burn,but someone's still after the lady. Could it be Casper himself, or is Frannie’s new lodger just another victim of fate? Will they be able to figure out who's pursuing Frannie—and stop them—before she loses everything?


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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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2894 KB
  • Print Length: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (April 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QY8YGY
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This author never disappoints! April 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars talk supe review February 5, 2014
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*copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

This novella is possibly the sweetest and most wholesome of the three. Frannie Pleasance is a pet shop owner and a compassionate one at that. One day she chanced upon a stranger who resembles a lot like her dead brother. This instantly endeared said stranger to her which happened to be a infamous pianist, Casper Sterling. Soon after, a few accidents befell Frannie, one of which is an attempted arson, and this is how she met the dashing and ruggedly handsome Scottish fireman Thom Maccallan.

These two had an instant connection and Frannie's slew of accidents made Thom very protective of her. Turns out that the assassination attempt was intended for someone else! The mystery was exciting and the attempts inventive what with harmless kittens turned blud suckers or Frannie turning into an archery target. Nevertheless, this fortified her bond with Thom and their love story is quite sweet actually. Both have a tragic past in love which makes THE PECULIAR PETS OF MISS PLEASANCE some sort of a second-chance-in-love kind of story.

My only regret is Casper Sterling. I first met him in Wicked As They Come and I never realized how messed up this boy is. I'm hoping he'll get his HEA soon because this dude is in serious need of redemption!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible World!
Another quickie read, The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance takes back to Delilah S. Dawson's Sangland! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jessica S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Like her books, just not this one.
I really like the author, and I like most of her books, but this one was a little confusing & wordy.
Published 12 months ago by Mary Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love love
I read book one and wanted more! These novellas are brilliant and I loved getting back into the world of Criminy Stain the the BludMan and animals.
Published 13 months ago by Jennifer Wedmore
4.0 out of 5 stars This story has steampunk, unusual animals, and handsome men fighting...
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: This story has steampunk, unusual animals, and handsome men fighting for the love of one woman. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dark Faerie Tales
4.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing and fascinating!
Delilah Dawson pens a mesmerizing, mysterious tale in a fascinating world.

Frannie Pleasance seems to be the target of several deadly attempts, about the time when she... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Carole "The Romance Reviews"
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Novella Set in the Blud Universe With New Characters to Love
In this latest installment of the Blud series, the scene shifts away from Criminy's Carnival to follow a new character in London. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sophia Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars There is nothing Peculiar about the Pleasant Miss Pleasance
I read this story when it first came out and I very much enjoyed the little romance between pet shop owner Fannie and the kilt wearing fireman (brogue, kilt, fireman, sigh... Read more
Published 16 months ago by melindeeloo
5.0 out of 5 stars cute & imaginative
I thoroughly enjoy all of Mrs. Dawson books. I really enjoyed this one as well. Miss pleasance takibg in Casper & then carrying around her cat in her pocket. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Maranda
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
I was not aware of the Blud series when I decided to check this book out. I don't think it takes away from the story much except I was a bit curious about what a Blud was, but it... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Stormi Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars This Novella Keeps Us Engaged in the Unique and Engaging Blud World
The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance is an eNovella in the Blud series by Delilah S. Dawson. A steampunk, paranormal romance - the world created by Ms. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Evanlea's Bookshelf
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More About the Author

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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