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Supernatural Smack Down: Bec McMaster’s Will Carver

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE…

Will Carver

Name: Will Carver

Book Series: London Steampunk

Job: The Devil of Whitechapel’s bodyguard and all-round enforcer. Keepin’ the streets of Whitechapel safe and making sure the blue bloods of the Echelon don’t dare enter.

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 270lbs of pure muscle

Hair Color: Shoulder-length, tawny brown

Eye Color: Amber – shines gold when his ‘beast’ is in ascendancy

From (Location): Whitechapel, London

Significant Other: He doesn’t have a significant other. However, the flirtatious Lena Todd drives him halfway to Bedlam.

Signature Move: To rend. He’s verwulfen, which means he’s physically stronger and faster than any other mortal being, and impossible to control when he goes into the state known as berserkergang. Sound a little familiar? Vikings anyone? When they’re in such a state, verwulfen are impervious to pain or injury and have been known to walk through fire. If you know what’s good for you, get the hell out of the way.

Kill Highlights: Doesn’t bother to remember. A dead enemy’s no longer an enemy and he doesn’t give a shit about trophies.

Enemies: Any blue blood apart from Blade, the Devil of Whitechapel.

Favorite Pastime: Making sure a certain brunette keeps her fingers out of trouble, avoiding said brunette and patrolling the rookeries for threats.

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Caught the loupe at the age of five when me mother sold me to a travellin’ showman. Spent most of me life in a cage, being stabbed with cold iron to prove how well I could heal for the audience, so you better be sure your first strike’s good and true ‘cos you won’t get another. And now I’m out of the cage… Let’s just say, I don’t believe in holdin’ anythin’ back.

Do I think it will be tough? When you come from streets where you’re as likely to get a shiv in the back or get roasted by one o’ the Echelon’s automaton spitfires, then this is child’s play. I don’t kill for sport, but that ain’t goin’ to slow me down none and Blade’s been teachin’ me all about buildin’ a reputation, makin’ others wary of you. That’s why I’m enterin’ this so-called contest.

Some might say I’ve already earned that reputation. They don’t call me the Beast of Whitechapel for nothin’. But I says you can never be too careful.

Extract from Heart of Iron:

Will crawled out of the water with a snarl, his hands coated with grease and blood and a steel tentacle in his fist. His ears still rang and the pain in his cheek told him he might have broken something. Fury boiled in his blood, along with the creeping lassitude of the aftermath of a rousing fight. He ignored it.

Forcing himself to his feet, he stared down at the limp steel tentacle. Whatever the hell that had been, it was vicious. He’d barely found himself in the water before it was on him, steel limbs thrashing and reaching for him.

He couldn’t remember much of the fight – he never could, really, beyond flashing images of sight and sound – but he could vaguely recall the gaping maw that sucked in water to fuel its steam-driven core, and the razor-sharp threshing blades of its teeth. Smashing his fist straight through the thin steel sheeting of its body. The burning exhale of steam in his face as he tore a tentacle off it, using the weakness of the rivets to his own advantage.

That was where inventors made their fatal flaw with the metal monsters and automatons they created. For a metaljacket, it was the hinge of their knees and arms; for the steel-squid, it was the segmented join of the tentacles to its body. Tear that apart and all you had was a wounded shell that flopped around like a turtle on its back.

Destroying it hadn’t been without cost however.

Will staggered against a stalactite and pressed a hand to his side. His fingers came away sticky, a result of those iron teeth. Every muscle in his body throbbed with the ache of the fall and the way the smooth surface of the water had felt like he plunged onto heavy cobbles.

He wanted to stumble to the ground and sleep away the hurt. A fatal weakness for his species. Almost unstoppable once they were in a full fury, barely cognizant of injury or pain, verwulfen dropped like stones after the excitement wore off.

Will wiped the blood out of his eyes and staggered forward. Couldn’t sleep. Not yet. Lena was out there. He’d heard her scream as he plunged toward the water, heard the soul-shattering loss in her voice as she cried out.

Whoever had her – and he was starting to get an idea of their identity – they were going to wish they’d never dared touch his woman…

For a sneak peek at the London Steampunk world, I’m offering an e-novella called Tarnished Knight (set after Kiss of Steel and before Heart of Iron) for free download for the month of May. See here for details.

VOTE HERE!!!

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About Bec:

Award-winning author Bec McMaster lives in a small town in Australia and grew up with her nose in a book. A member of RWA, she writes sexy, dark paranormals and steampunk romance. When not writing, reading, or poring over travel brochures, she loves spending time with her very own hero or daydreaming about new worlds. The third book in the London Steampunk series, My Lady Quicksilver will be in stores in October 2013.

 

You can visit Bec around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Bec McMaster?

Kiss of SteelTarnished KnightHeart of IronMy Lady Quicksilver

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This contest is provided by Bec McMaster

One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Kiss of Steel and Heart of Iron,
plus a packet of Tim Tams (delicious Australian chocolate biscuit)

Available May 7, 2013 from Sourcebooks Casablanca

About this Book:

In Victorian London, if you’re not a blue blood of the Echelon then you’re nothing at all. The Great Houses rule the city with an iron fist, imposing their strict ‘blood taxes’ on the nation, and the Queen is merely a puppet on a string…

Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London’s vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can’t forget…

Stricken with the loupe and considered little more than a slave-without-a-collar to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelon or the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds a coded letter on Lena—a code that matches one he saw on a fire-bombing suspect—he realizes she’s in trouble. To protect her, he must seduce the truth from her.

With the humanists looking to start a war with the Echelon, Lena and Will must race against time—and an automaton army—to stop the humanist plot before it’s too late. But as they fight to save a city on the brink of revolution, the greatest danger might just be to their hearts…

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21 Responses to “Supernatural Smack Down: Bec McMaster’s Will Carver

  1. RebeNo Gravatar
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    I loved the first two books (well, book and novella) in this series! I’m interested in seeing how Lena’s character turns out. She’s a bit immature in the earlier books.

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    I have not started this series yet. Love steampunk stories. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    I did not read this serie, but It sound interesting and I can’t wait to pick it up!!!!

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    Sounds amazing. I am really wanting to read it.

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    It looks and sounds really good!

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    It sounds great!

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    Haven’t read this series yet… I fail :) But it sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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    This series sounds really good. I will have to get it.

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    I haven’t yet had the chance to read this series yet, but it looks like something I’d enjoy. I love steampunk.

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    Had read the first of this series and really love it! More paranormal than steampunk, which is find for me and looking forward to read Heart of Iron

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    I still have to try steampunk, gotta get my courage up!

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    I loved Kiss of Steel and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. :D

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    I just added book one to my tbr pile. Can’t wit to read it.

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    I am so in love with the way this series sounds! SWOON!

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    I haven’t started it yet, but it sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I read the first book in the series, can’t wait to read the second one and find out what happens with her sister :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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    It sounds amazing! Can’t wait to get started!

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    Fantastic series with unique storylines, sexy leading men and strong women. Not to mention beautiful covers.

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    Sounds like a good series.

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    I have not read it yet, but I am looking forward to it.

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    I haven’t read any of them, yet, but they look great, and I’ve been wanting to try steampunk!

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