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Geared for Pleasure (An Elemental Steam Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Grace
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The world of Theorrey runs like a well-oiled machine. The elements are in balance, passion is tamed and the young queen is the heartbeat of it all. But in these two all-new stories of elemental steam, nothing is ever as it seems...

Earthly Desires

Demeter "Dare" Senedal is the Queen's Chalice-her protector and closest companion. So when the queen goes missing, Dare rushes to locate her, even though the search leads her straight into trouble.

A gentleman who trades in secrets and sin, Bodhan revels in carnal delights, but when a naked and bound woman appears on his shore, he finds his hunger to possess at odds with his need to protect. As Bodhan shares his knowledge of pleasure, Dare must decide if she can trust him, both with her mission and her heart.

Fiery Temptations

Seraphina always lands on her feet. After all, she is a Felidae-at times more feline than human-and an excellent thief. There has never been a job Phina wouldn't take or a man who could tame her...until she meets Cyrus Arendal.

As the Queen's Sword, Cyrus should have known better than to fall victim to a beautiful bandit. Now, to find and retrieve the moonfire dagger, he'll need to convince Phina not to judge a man by his station, but rather by how completely he can satisfy her desires.




Editorial Reviews

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"Like a great television series or movie franchise where the characters capture your imagination and the mystery is intricate and ever evolving and the action is strategically placed but dynamic, this book takes you on an episodic journey that leaves you satisfied at each juncture yet wanting to know more and waiting for the next book...I'm waiting Ms. Grace." BARNES & NOBLE Romance Blog

"Rachel Grace has a good thing going with the Elemental Steam series...I would definitely give this series a try, especially if you adore pleasure, passion, and Steampunk mechanical creatures" USA TODAY HEA Blog

"Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for an action packed and erotic adventure that will leave you wanting more from the world of Theorrey" -Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Product Details

  • File Size: 431 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00CF5K87S
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1 edition (March 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GSYZ0W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,182 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Steampunk Novel I have read! March 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As I began the first story: Earthly Desires, I was drawn in by the description of Dare's first experience with the masses. I felt like I was standing right next to her, experiencing for the first time the wonder and chaos of Centre City. Sent on a mission by her beloved queen, and disguised as a boy, she is quickly tricked by a nefarious woman and her goons. When she awakens in captivity, she manages to free herself and is once again on the move lead only by a mysterious mechanical bug. The journey that follows is full of rich descriptions and exciting adventure. As Dare attempts to fullfill her quest she is torn between wonder and confusion as she tries to reconcile the technology that she encounters with the fact that no one, save the palace, should possess it. And she struggles with feelings for the mysterious Captain Bodhan, whom she is sure is working towards a nefarious purpose.

Not just an adventure, this story is the ultimate love story. Two people destined to be together, before they even meet. Their love is passionate and true.

In the second story: Fiery Temptations, we finally get to learn more about Seraphina. We meet Phina in the first story and I was intrigued by her character. I was happy that we would learn more about her and Cyrus, who was also introduced in the first story. Unlike Dare and Bodhan, Cyrus and Phina have a history. One that makes their relationship fraught with misunderstandings and outright lies. There are huge hurdles to over come. Phina was complicit in the abduction of Cyrus, never realizing he would be drugged and tortured. They have strong feelings for each other but there is much to get past. Again this is all set against a rich backdrop of creatures both mechanical and alive, and the drama of the disappearance of the Queen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
4.5 Stars

WOW! was my first thought after reading this impressive book by new to me author Rachel Grace (R.G. Alexander). The book is actually divided into two connecting stories, where the first story ends, the second picks up. I'm placing Geared for Pleasure in the fantasy/science fiction category. Some call it Steampunk, but others are not familiar with that term yet. I always love a good fantasy action book and that's exactly what I got with this one and the added erotic romance was an added bonus. The author paints a gloriously vivid picture of the world of Theorrey and I quickly became enthralled with this world and intrigued with the fascinating cast of characters.

In the first story, Earthly Desires, we meet Dare, the missing Queen's chalice and close friend, and Bodhan the captain of the underwater vessel, the Siren. The captain has many colorful people aboard his ship which we learn enough about to keep us guessing. The story begins with Dare leaving her post because someone has kidnapped the Queen and it is her job to find her and bring her back safe. She ends up on the Siren with the most handsome captain who is just as leery of her as she is of him. I felt sorry for Dare throughout the story because everything she believed true in her life ends up being something different and she seems somewhat lost. And although the captain presents himself rather illusive, once he begins to have feelings for her, he stops at nothing to assist with her mission. Their love affair is seductive, sexy, and filled with passion. Bodhan is one of those characters with commanding presence. The man makes my toes curl.

So, now that we know all about Theorrey- the secrets, lies, deceitful, and traitorous behavior, we pick up right where we left off.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steamy steampunk--what a great read! June 13, 2012
By Elf2060
Format:Paperback
4 1/2 stars!

"Geared For Pleasure" by Rachel Grace (R.G. Alexander) is a delightful set of linked novellas. "Earthly Desires" introduces Dare (Demeter) who is the Queen's Chalice known as the Senedal. She is a key member of the elite shield guard of the queen despite her shorter than normal stature and lack of personal ties to anyone other than her queen and her counterpart, Cyrus, the Queen's Sword known as the Arendal. An assignment from her monarch causes her to embark on a fantastical adventure that will utilize her hidden ability to sense the true emotions of those around her while introducing her to an amazing array of individuals.

Bodhan is not quite sure what to make of the feisty female whose indigo eyes and hair proclaims her as one of the elite and despised Wode but whose stature reflects her half-breed status. His ship, the Siren, is a unique brothel that is able to travel under the water and is populated with intriguing females who provide pleasure for the right price but Dare doesn't want to join their ranks. A remarkable Felid named Seraphina becomes a questionable ally as Dare tries to cope with her intense and unexpected attraction to the charismatic Bodhan even as she strives to complete her mission to find the ship Defiant and complete the mission for her queen.

The fascinating saga continues with the novella "Fiery Temptations" and highlights Seraphina, plus Dare's missing counterpart, Cyrus, as well as the mysterious Captain Nerida Amaranthe and a remarkable airship. There are more magical mechanical marvels revealed as a mysterious individual named Khepri continues to guide the disparate individuals who have a common goal of aiding Queen Idony.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Geared for pleasure
The worldbuilding that has gone into this book is significant. There’s some confusion with so many new things to learn and understand, but Ms. Read more
Published 3 months ago by H. Grove (errantdreams)
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading!
I am a lover of all things RG Alexander and was excited to discover this book under the name Rachel Grace. It's not my favorite book by her but is definitely worth the read. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Reader0423
5.0 out of 5 stars A new fan
This author is talented! I am very happy with my purchase and don't regret the price. I got it in Kindle form so it was very affordable, thank you!
Published 19 months ago by The_Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to tell you all about a super extraordinary book I just...
wasn't any good and left it for the coyote who has no taste at all, at least my teeth and hair don't hurt anymore. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Z. Seawitch
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE PLEASE!
I love a good steampunk story and enjoy R.G. Alexander's novels so I had to give this one a try and I was not disappointed. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A steampunk fantasy world fraught with lots of danger and "steamy"...
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A steampunk fantasy world fraught with lots of danger and "steamy" love scenes. Read more
Published on June 9, 2012 by Dark Faerie Tales
5.0 out of 5 stars Geared for Pleasure
Rachel Grace (also known as R.G. Alexander) intertwines hot, sizzling romance with Steampunk, a popular sub-genre of science fiction that centers around machinery, gears, clockwork... Read more
Published on May 27, 2012 by Jessie Potts
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance steampunk Eros
Two books intertwined
steampunk with a sexy twist
I'm geared for pleasure

Book one contains steam
A kidnap and adventure
Two will become one... Read more
Published on April 29, 2012 by Haiku Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars "Rachel Grace's Geared For Pleasure is a steampunk fantasy dream come...
"Earthly Desires"

Demeter "Dare" Senedal is the Queen Idony of Theorrey's Chalice. She has stood at the Queens' side for many years. Read more
Published on April 8, 2012 by MNix
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars. Sexy, steampunk adventure
Earthly Desires

The world of Theorrey is ruled by the much beloved Queen Idony the Every Young. Read more
Published on April 2, 2012 by Stephanie G (Reviewer for Paranormal Haven)
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More About the Author

Rachel Grace loves airship battles and sexy heroes with a dark side. She writes erotic steampunk romance for Berkley Heat and her alter ego R.G. Alexander, also writes contemporary and paranormal erotic romance for Berkley Heat as well as multiple e-publishers. When not lost in daydreams of sword fights and sexy bedroom scenes, she can be found working on her steampunk costume for the annual photoshoot with her group blog The Smutketeers. To find out more about her, go to www.rachelgraceromance.com www.rgalexander.com or www.smutketeers.com

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