Thursday, October 11, 2012

.REVIEW: The Mysterious Madam Morpho by Delilah Dawson


The Mysterious Madam Morpho (Blud, #1.5)

The Mysterious Madam Morpho (Blud #1.5)

ebook, 100 pages

Published: October 2nd 2012 by Pocket Books

ISBN: 1451687680

*Review copy provided by publisher.

*Adult Paranormal Romance
18 over*

Taking place after Wicked as They Come, this original eBook features a mysterious lady and a reclusive mechanical genius who find love and danger in a traveling circus. An elusive woman arrives at Criminy’s doorstep with a steamer trunk, begging for a position in the caravan to perform her unique new act. She opens her trunk to reveal a menagerie of brilliantly colored butterflies. The woman, who calls herself Madam Morpho, is on the run from a dark past in London, where she was forced to leave her equipment behind and abscond with only her tiny performers. Playing a hunch, Criminy hires Madam Morpho on the spot. Taking her down to meet Mr. Murdoch, the reclusive talented engineer who keeps the carnival’s clockworks running, Criminy instructs them to work together to design and build a groundbreaking new circus for the butterflies. Amid the magical ambiance of the circus and the hint of danger from Madam Morpho’s pursuers, she and Mr. Murdoch soon find that their scientific collaboration has produced chemistry of a more romantic kind.

Other books in the Blud Series:

Wicked As They Come Blud#1
Wicked As She Wants Blud #2 {Expected release April 30th 2013 by Pocket Books}

Wicked as They Come (Blud, #1)   Wicked as She Wants (Blud, #2)

We are back, back in the magical land of Sang, with bludbunnies, bludbadgers, circus freaks, and more.... See my 5 Star review of Wicked As They Come #1 in the Blud Series, HERE.

For a little novella Delilah Dawson packs a punch with this inbetweener #1.5 to leave us hungry for adventure, bludbunnies, and more from this group of misfits in this strange traveling circus!

Once again I was whisked away into a land where instead of cute bunnies hopping around they have vampire like bunnies, whom have a thirst for blood. Watch out for these little bugger's as well as the other blud animals and men.

Madam Morpho is smart, sassy, and is caring extra baggage, who isn't, right? We are introduced to this newest edition to Criminy's traveling circus, as she makes a plea to Criminy and Tish to include her in their circus.
Criminy accepts her into the circus and tells her she needs to meet with the reclusive Mr. Murdoch, whom few have ever seen in the flesh. She is in awe of him, and his willingness to assist her in building a set for her circus act of butterflies. Working together draws an atraction for one another that slowly heats up, and as their dark past comes to light, one wonders if this newly forged relationship can survive? 

I enjoyed reading this novella, it brought back all the memories of the first book. It was filled with heated passion, slight adventure and a great insight to the other "characters" in the circus. 
Reading novella's, for me are either hit or miss. I find some authors have a difficult time with reaching the mark of 100 pages or less and holding my interest, but Miss Dawson did just that with this story. It had me enjoying Madam Morpho and reading about the secrets from her past, as well as unveiling the secretive Mr Murdoch, whom we are first introduced in Wicked As They Come. Mr Murdoch is a clockwork maker/engeineer to the circus and I find him to be a viable character to the group in the circus, who's own dark secrets come to light as we learn more about him in this book.

I'm also looking forward to the next book in this series, Wicked As She Wants.

4/5 stars


  1. Thanks so much for checking out! Glad you liked! <3

  2. I feel so awful that I haven't gotten to the first book yet since I think I had gotten it through the RAK program and it was one that I wanted so badly! It sounds wonderful and I love your review of this novella. I'm completely with you, novellas are always hit or miss with me, especially when they're about completely new characters. I'm so glad you liked this one, I'll add it to my to-buy list (good grief, if I ever get to read the first book). I need a month off. ;)

  3. This sounds so good. I am going to see if my library carries book one. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  4. O.o these are all on my wishlist and your reviews have me drooling..simply drooling!!!!!

  5. I've never heard of this series before, it sounds so interesting. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I love a good novella. Thanks for sharing!