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Steampunk erotic romance is shiny brass and crushed velvet, mechanical inventions and romantic conventions, sexual fantasy and kinky fetish. This unique collection includes tales of adventure and intrigue, enhanced by imaginative gadgets and clever automatons, populated by the passionate, free-spirited rebels and dreamers steampunk is known for. In Nikki Magennis’s “Make Your Own Miracles,” a lust-filled lady orders a machine to relieve the agony of her longing; while a brilliant inventor and a wanton engineer collaborate with ecstatic results in Saskia Walker’s “Hearts of the Daedalus.” In Lynn Townsend’s “Golden Moment,” an invention leads the heroine to exactly the right lover at precisely the right time. And the time bandits of Vida Bailey’s “Undergrounded” indulge their desires, just one step ahead of the law. Tantalizing steam engine dreams and clockwork visions await!
The Steampunk era is really fantastic setting for sex. I loved the mix of machinery and flesh. Holla!
- Iron Hard by Sylvia Day: Vibrating Copper Fingers FTW! Seriously. You need know nothing else about this one but vibrating copper fingers.
- Heart of the Deadalus by Saskia Walker in Steamlust: Nothing like a good sword fight to get those juices flowin! And the Deadalus creation was wicked cool. I want one! The author’s use of puss had me giggle like an immature idiot. That word cracks me up.
- Fog, Flight & Moonlight by Sacchi Green in Steamlust: Sex in a hot air balloon FTW! But not very good sex. Lost potential. I did love Maddy though. What a spunky gem of a whore she was.
When the Demon bargains for one night of her pleasure…no one loses.
Vetis, the Demon of Corruption, is bored. It’s too easy to tempt humans into committing horrible acts and the appeal has worn thin. He’s restless and seeking distraction…until a gambler offers to settle a debt by submitting his wife for Vetis’s use. One tiny glimpse of the rage in Amara and the absolutely sexless way she endures his sensual touch, and Vetis has his challenge. He’ll make this woman enjoy the carnal pleasures of sex. The bargain is struck. One night. Of HER pleasure. And the debt will be paid.
Ill-used by her husband, Amara believes she is doomed, for she has no pleasure within her, her innocence forfeit long ago. But as Amara’s body awakens with sinful desires and carnal longings, hope begins to blossom that pleasure is within her reach. Demons never fail and the challenge is on. Vetis knows with the right sensual persuasion the debt will be paid in pleasure, however he doesn’t bargain on falling in love.
This novella was straight out 90% sex. The story line was as you see above, and aside from the beginning and ending of the story, there was not one second of non-sexing. Vetis is the Demon of Corruption. I giggled every time I said his name. In my head, I pronounce it Vee-tus, which is way too much like Fee-tus. Not very sexy. However, it’s probably pronounced Veh-tis.
Amara’s sexual awakening with Vetis was hot. He took his sweet time (like 3 days?) and showed her the ropes, and then some. He made it his personal mission to replace Amara’s pain and suffering with pleasure. They both got a little more than they bargained for.
And there was chocolate and felatio. Chocolate coverd peens, anyone? His tongue was also creepy yet wildly ah-mazing. And he called one of her boobs “old friend”, which had me keel over in giggles.
Of all the Fallen, Raze’s hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it… until one night and one woman change everything.
Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he’s the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze’s past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her—the precious gift of love.
Mmmmmmm. Raze. What a decadent creature. Raze is a Fallen Angel who is apparently the only to fall without knowing love first. And since he’s lost his soul, love doesn’t seem to be a possibility. Raze isn’t a one lady kinda guy, but that’s only because Kim hasn’t sauntered into his life yet. I really liked Kim. I liked her inner strength and determined will to keep Raze, regardless of the obstacles they may face. The world-building was squeezed into a novella, so I’m still confused on some aspects of the Fallen, Vampires, Minions, Lycan relationships and duties, but I am damn interested to continue. This was my first Sylvia Day read and I must say, she has me quite interested in the Renegade Angels series now. I love me some Angel mythology, and it’s actually been a long times since I’ve read any. I appreciated her story-telling ability and writing style. It kept me interested, as did the romance.
What happens when a werewolf and a dryad meet in the forest at night? For Cooper and Kyla, the result is smoldering-hot passion beyond anything they’ve ever known.
Even though there’s no real future for a botany professor and a nymph who lives in a tree, Coop keeps returning, night after night, for the steamiest sex of his life. When their fiery passion turns to love, it seems hopeless, unless a determined Kyla can find a way to keep her man.
Oh man, this was a cheesy one. It definitely reminds me of why I don’t read typical romance/erotica most of the time. I did enjoy the characters, and it being a novella, things had to move quickly. I get that. The setting was cool, too, but the ending just killed it for me. It was just too easy. I did enjoy the cheesy phrasing though, like “hump a knothole,” “keep your twigs off mine” and “nice piece of timber he’s sporting.” Heh.
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