This series is seriously steamy historical steampunk (try saying that 10 times fast), with werewolves, magic, impressive machinery (of all sorts), and sexual tension you could cut with a knife (and thankfully, sexual fulfillment as well). Each book builds on the characters in the series, but they do give enough background that you could pick up one on its own and still enjoy the story.
Here’s Evernight‘s synopsis:
Once the night comes . . .
Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can’t control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.
Love must cast aside the shadows . . .
Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and she’s the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.