Blog Tour and Guest Post: The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by Nikki McCormack @author_nikkimc @entangledteen
I love steampunk and anything clockwork–you should see some of the clocks in my apartment–So I knew I had to sign up for this tour!
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Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she holds dear.
Her only allies are Chaff, the cat, and Ash, the son of the only murder suspect, who offers her enough money to finally get off the streets if she’ll help him find the real killer.
What starts as a simple search ultimately reveals a conspiracy stretching across the entire city. And as Maeko and Chaff discover feelings for each other neither was prepared to admit, she’s forced to choose whether she’ll stay with him or finally escape the life of a street rat. But with danger closing in around them, the only way any of them will get out of this alive is if all of them work together.
And Nikki was kind enough to write up a character profile for us!
Name: Maeko (Sometimes answers to Pigeon, but only if your name happens to be Chaff.)
Age: 16 as best she can figure
Birthplace: A brothel in London