Series: BLADES OF THE ROSE
Plot Type: SMR, HIS
Ratings: V-4, S-4, H-2
Publisher and Titles: Zebra
"The Undying Heart" in Half Past Dead anthology (Kensington, 2010)
OVERVIEW OF THE WORLD-BUILDING
Each book focuses on one Blades couple as they meet, fight (but not too hard) their attraction to one another, and go off into their soul-mate future.
Each book is set in a different part of the world: Warrior—Mongolia; Scoundrel—Greece; Rebel—Alaska; Stranger and "The Undying Heart"—England.
Although these books all take place during the mid-1800s, they do not have the usual historical feel—either in language or manners. The heroines are much more modern in their behavior and outlook than most Victorian ladies found in romantic novels, and the men come across as very early feminists—they want their women fighting right next to them on the front lines.