Adventure, mystery, romance, sex!, action... Nefertiti's Heart by @AWExley

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Nefertiti's Heart

by A.W. Exley

Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and impetuousness, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently.

London, 1861. Impoverished noble Cara has a simple mission after the strange death of her father - sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when aristocratic beauties start dying of broken hearts, an eight inch long brass key hammered through their chests. A killer hunts amongst the nobility, searching for a regal beauty and an ancient Egyptian relic rumored to hold the key to immortality.

Her Majesty's Enforcers are in pursuit of the murderer and they see a connection between the gruesome deaths and Cara. So does she, somewhere in London her father hid Nefertiti's Heart, a fist sized diamond with strange mechanical workings. Adding further complication to her life, notorious crime lord, Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on Cara and the priceless artifact. If only she could figure out his motive.

Self-preservation fuels Cara's search for the gem. In a society where everyone wears a mask to hide their true intent, she needs to figure out who to trust, before she makes a fatal mistake.

Praise for Nefertiti's Heart

This book just cost me a weekend. Instead of a million things I *should* be doing, I couldn't put down Nefertiti's Heart. The plot kept twisting in so many unexpected ways, but the element that made it such a page-turner was the unusual (okay -- HOT and unusual) relationship developing between the two main characters. In addition, the supporting characters were so well-rounded and entertaining I found myself hoping they would get their own starring roles in sequels. Anita Wexley has a gift for plot, but she has an absolute genius for character. I unreservedly recommend this completely satisfying read!

This is a fun romp through a Victorian-era London, with the steampunk technological twist. Likeable characters, an intriguing mystery, and a vividly described (and brought to life) world made this a 5 star for me.

Adventure, mystery, romance, sex!, action... you'll find it all if you take up the enigma of Nefertiti's Heart!

Pick up this book. Make this author famous, if only so we can have more of her fantastic and fun work.

In this modern age of all-knowingness, it's hard to find an author that can so effortlessly & intriguingly draw you into an unknown world & keep you there! I really enjoyed the interesting mix of crime, intrigue, history & sex, with some innovative scenes for them all. Well done to the author & I can strongly recommend this for anyone that is looking for a different type of subject matter, which will undoubtedly keep you up reading throughout the night!