The Damsel and the Daggerman

The Damsel and the Daggerman Bad boy knife thrower Marco Taresque is the hottest and most dangerous performer in the caravan He keeps to himself until a pesky female journalist arrives anxious to interview him about his checkere

  • Title: The Damsel and the Daggerman
  • Author: Delilah S. Dawson
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  • Page: 391
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  • Bad boy knife thrower Marco Taresque is the hottest and most dangerous performer in the caravan He keeps to himself until a pesky female journalist arrives, anxious to interview him about his checkered past his last assistant disappeared under mysterious and bloody circumstances, earning him the nickname The Deadly Daggerman Unsinkable journalist and adventurer JacindaBad boy knife thrower Marco Taresque is the hottest and most dangerous performer in the caravan He keeps to himself until a pesky female journalist arrives, anxious to interview him about his checkered past his last assistant disappeared under mysterious and bloody circumstances, earning him the nickname The Deadly Daggerman Unsinkable journalist and adventurer Jacinda Harville doesn t take no for an answer, and she s determined to wear down Marco no matter how threatening or incredibly desirable he might appear He agrees to an interview but only if she ll let him strap her to a spinning table and throw knives at her body How can she say no And how can she resist him when he leans close for a kiss that strikes her sharply than any blade It s the first time she s let a man get the better of her, and she s determined it will be the last Just when she thinks she can t take any of his games, Jacinda receives a note from Marco saying he s finally ready to tell her the truth about what happened to his missing assistant She sets out for an address miles away, but what she finds there turns the tables on everything she thought she knew about the tender lover who wears a smile as sharp as his knives.As secrets are unraveled and passions take hold, Jacinda realizes her hard heart has melted But will it be too late to save Marco and herself from the daggerman s dangerous past

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    About “Delilah S. Dawson”

    1. Delilah S. Dawson

      Delilah S Dawson writes whimsical and dark Fantasy for adults and teens Her Blud series for Pocket includes Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013 Her YA debut, Servants of the Storm, is a Southern Gothic Horror set in Savannah, GA, and HIT is about teen assassins in a bank owned America Her Geekrotica series under pseudonym Ava Lovelace includes The Lumberfox and The Superfox with The Dapperfox on the way Look for Wake of Vultures from Orbit Books in October 2015, written as Lila Bowen.Delilah teaches writing classes at LitReactor and wrote the Island of Mesmer world for Storium.Delilah lives with her husband, two small children, a horse, a dog, and two cats in Atlanta Find out at whimsydark.

    199 thoughts on “The Damsel and the Daggerman”

    1. Killer bunnies ahead. I know, I'm not much of a gif reviewer, but had to make an exception this time. You'll see why. O.oThis short story is part of an ongoing series. I would recommend against trying to read this without having read the full-length books first, or the world will not fully be appreciated.Now, with that out of the wayHOT DAMN. Normally, I might complain when the best, most unique part of a book series which makes it different from every other series (the crazy world itself) is pu [...]


    2. We have a new member to Criminy's caravan and it's Marco, the knife thrower. And of course, he has quite the history. That history in turn attracts a journalist that has shown up to write a book about the caravan, Jacinda. It's hard to describe this series if you haven't read it. It's steampunk with a wild spin on vampires who are called Bluds and they're not just people eitherere's a whole range of Blud animals as well. And the "pinkies" (aka humans) have to be extra careful of the animals or e [...]


    3. As always Dawson spins a tale that renews my love of Sang over and over again. Here we find ourselves back at Criminey's Caravan, and we even get a brief glimpse of the man and Tish themselves, enough that I wondered what was going on with them. Something is up. But alas, it is not their story.We follow Jacinda, a journalist, who wants to write a story about life as a carnivalleo. Little did she know that she would also find love. Of course, we the reader know this will happen, it's the reason w [...]


    4. This novella is for the Blud series the first book in that series is Wicked as they Come /review/show. I suggest that you read at least the first book before starting this novella, I highly recommend reading the first book period Criminy Stain is the fantastic antihero, imagine a Naughty Mr. Darcy, he is well worth a peruse.Infamous ringleader Criminy Stain loomed over me like a dark angel, she thought, fingers twitching for cold metal keys, like an incubus drawn in ink on stark white paper.That [...]


    5. The Damsel and the Daggerman is a delectably dark romance. With vivid world building, fabulously shadowy characters and a riveting plot, Delilah S. Dawson once again sucks us into the Blud series.Journalist Jacinda Harville has her sights on a story about “the Deadly Daggerman”, Marco Tareque. Entering the carnival with Criminy's blessing, Jacinda begins to unravel the carefully constructed secrets behind the show. Drawn in by the mystery, Jacinda is captivated by the characters and soon dis [...]


    6. The Damsel and the Daggerman takes Delilah’s fans back to Criminy’s caravan. I was so pleased by this. The past to books in the Blud series have had readers in the city and I truly do prefer the carnival setting. This sweet novella can easily be read as a stand-alone. As far as I can tell Jacinda and Marco have never had a role in any of the previous reads. I have skipped the anthology in the series though.Jacinda makes her way to Criminy’s caravan in the hopes of getting an insider look i [...]


    7. Back to Criminy's Clockwork Carnival after so long awayoh yes! It is good to be back. The last couple novellas and novel took place elsewhere and I loved those stories, but being back where it all started just felt like coming home. Jasinda is a very determined- very, very, very determined- female journalist who arrives at the carnival in search of her next book. She wants to write about the carnival including the stories of the individual carnies. Criminy gives her permission with a few provisi [...]


    8. Review originally posted at fictionvixen/review-damselEvery single time I pick up another book in Delilah S. Dawson’s Blud series I fall in love with this whimsical, magical world all over again. With this novella we are reacquainted with Criminy Stain and his caravan and introduced to Jacinda, a journalist who has just gained permission from the ringmaster to stay with them and work on a book about life as a carnivalleo. The newest member, and to Jacinda the person with the most interesting s [...]


    9. Since Tish arrived in Sang in Wicked as They Come, sexy ringmaster Criminy Stain has been “off the market” so to speak. With Criminy unavailable, the caravan has been lacking something: a lusciously hot man to drool over. However, in The Damsel and the Daggerman, Delilah S. Dawson gives the carnivalleros and readers a dark, new, mysterious, violet-eyed man to swoon about. Enter Marco Taresque. Handsome, deadly, and mysterious. He’s the perfect man for all the girls’ fantasies, especially [...]


    10. *Genre* Steampunk, Romance*Rating* 3.5-4*My Thoughts*Journalist and adventurer Jacinda Harville is on a mission. Her mission is to unveil the mysterious, aloof, disarming, and dangerous knife-thrower Marco Taresque while proving that he is not the bad man people are saying he is. She's also trying to do an expose on Criminy Stain's Clockwork Caravan which includes Lady Letitia, Demi Ward, Cherie, Emerlie, Madam Morpho, and Mr. Murdoch surprisingly with his and Tish's permission. I'm happy to say [...]


    11. Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI love this series! The ideas of the author are always extraordinary. So when I discovered the release of this new novella I was immediately excited to be able to immerse myself in it and discover a little bit more of this world so intriguing. Of course you can imagine that as each novella, the story is fast enough to read but I’m glad to say that it also has some nice twists.Jacinda is a young journalist, widow, who decides to write a novel about Criminy [...]


    12. The Damsel and the Daggerman is the perfect start for 2014. I've read all of the Blud books so far, and the series just seems to get better with each book. This novella is a peek back at the travelling circus life and revolves around a new character, The Deadly Daggerman, Marco Taresque. He's sexy, and his origin is mysterious. His character is one that likes to be in control and he never misses his mark. I wouldn't quite call him shy or antisocial, but he likes to keep to himself.Jacinda Harvil [...]


    13. I really like this series. I had gotten a copy of this book and started reading it back than but put it down. As I was cleaning up my books, I came across this one again and decided to give it a second chance. This time it was different and I read the whole book. I was once again transported into the carnie world. I could see all of the caravans lined up and envision all of the carnies. Marco has a dark aura about him and it does not have to do with the fact that he might be a murder. It has to [...]


    14. It was soooo nice to come back to Criminy Stein's Clockwork Carnival. As much as I loved the other two stories in their exotic settings, I missed the familiar carnivalHas anyone noticed, some heroes that were dangerously fascinating and exotic (Read: Mr. Murphy), seem frankly strange now (from Jacinda's 'outsider' perspective)The chemistry between Jacinda and Marco is sizzling! (view spoiler)[He has some scary skills, throwing knives just short of her lady bits like that /shudder/(hide spoiler)] [...]



    15. This was a hot!!! novella in the Blud Universe. Two brand new characters, although set in the caravan, so we see some old friends. Would highly recommend both this installment and the series.



    16. I love this series and voraciously (I thought) read all the books and novellas and somehow this one slipped through my fingers. It might be time for a re-read. I miss Criminey Stain and Sang. It was good to be back. The caravan is back with a mysterious daggerman and a journalist who is dying to know his story.



    17. This was a fun novella set in the Blud world. I enjoyed the characters and the story. I love revisiting Criminy Stain's circus (although he isn't in the story all that much). There isn't a ton of plot here; this is mostly a love story with a circus theme to it, some steampunk elements, and a mystery.Overall I would recommend to fans of the Blud series. I have a couple more of these novellas to read and really look forward to them. I actually like Dawson's novellas better than her full length boo [...]


    18. I'll write a much more detailed review closer to the release date in Jan'14, but let me just say these three things:1) Its so good to see more of Demi. Her book Wicked After Midnight, is due out in January as well and this set up the adventure she finds in that book quite well. 2) I wonder if at some point we shall find out the resolution to Tish's aging. Its been remarked upon in each subsequent book/novella, but knowing what we know of Tish's situation I can't see it being a cut and dry answer [...]


    19. Originally published at The Book PushersWelcome back to Criminy Stain’s traveling carnival! The bludbunny stew is absolutely delicious.And so is this lovely little story. The Damsel and the Daggerman is a decadent little tidbit to whet the appetite for Wicked After Midnight (due at the end of January) while still telling complete tale of its own.The thing about Delilah S. Dawson’s world of Sang is that the best and most interesting stories in it are spiced with an edge of danger. That’s wh [...]


    20. I think this was my least favorite of all of Delilah S. Dawson’s Blud series novellas. It wasn’t a bad story by any means, it just wasn’t my favorite. This author has an amazing way with words that helps the reader to see and feel everything that’s going on within the stories. That’s one of the reasons why I love reading her books. At times it feels as if you are a resident of Sang instead of an outsider looking in.The Damsel and The Daggerman has us back in the world of Sang at Crimin [...]


    21. LOVE!LOVE!LOVE!That was my first reaction upon finishing this. That and the warm giddy feeling that spread across my being, materialising itself in a silly happy grin and "oh no! wait! it's finished" a slightly panicked run to the laptop and check on amazon. To be disappointed with the knowledge that well, the next book in this series "Wicked after Midnight"will only be published at the end of January 2014. le sigh!Well the good news is- The Damsel and the Daggerman is going to be published begi [...]


    22. I received this e-ARC from the publishers via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.Delilah S. Dawson knows how to tell her stories! Whether they are full-length novels or novellas, each story is rich with the carnival life in Sang, mysterious characters and creatures, hot-blooded romance and of course bludbunnies!In The Damsel and the Daggerman we have Jacinda who is a reporter and wants to write a book about Criminy Stain's wonderful carnival a [...]


    23. Original Post: fangswandsandfairydustspoDelila's work just gets better and better. This story packed a lot into 100 pages. Marco is a hero with a similar level of appeal as Delilah's original hero, the Master of the Caravan, Criminy Stain. Except, it may be that Marco is actually hotter. Marco is completely different from all of Delilah's other heroes. For some reason, I had a hard time getting into the first few pages.The tension is amazing and palpable, between our Damsel, Jacinda and the Dagg [...]


    24. My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: witandsin/2014/06If you want a taste of Delilah S. Dawson’s marvelous Blud series, The Damsel and the Daggerman is a good place to start. With intrepid reporter Jacinda Harville as your guide, you can experience Sangland’s most intriguing band of carnivalleros. Front and center are Jacinda and Marco, two mature, intelligent protagonists who intrigued me from the beginning. Jacinda’s a widow who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it, [...]


    25. Despite his dangerous reputation, all the girls in Criminy's Clockwork Caravan lust after knife thrower Marco Taresque. He shows no interest in anyone until widowed adventurer/journalist Jacinda Harville arrives to do a story on the Caravan. She's determined to get to the truth behind the rumors about his past. He agrees to answer her questions if she'll let him tie her up for target practice, but her plan to seduce the information out of him is quickly derailed by his masterful teasing. Eventua [...]


    26. 4.5 Stars!What an amazing series this is, the world is so dark and different, the characters are intriguing and dangerous (even the good ones) and romances between hero and heroine are hot and sexy. The Damsel and the Daggerman bring us back to the caravan to be immersed in the carnival world with some of my favorites, Tish and Criminy,Marco Taresque is the mysterious knife thrower who appeared one day walking from the moors, the rumor he is a murderer but he does not speak of it and many are sc [...]


    27. Oh how I miss the caravan!!!!  The novellas in this series have been featuring people outside of the caravan world and away from Criminy.  This was just the taste I was craving for!  A tough heroine that goes full force ahead to get what she wants, and a tall, dark and mysterious hero.Let me just say for a man of few words and a lot of danger, Marco Taresque had my heart fluttering with just one look.  Maybe it's the air of danger that comes already from being a knife thrower.  Add to that [...]


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