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Steamed: A Steampunk Romance (Paranormal Romance (Signet)) Mass Market Paperback – February 2, 2010
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Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and placed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.
Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online. You are welcome to visit her at http://www.katiemacalister.com
Top Customer Reviews
I ordered this book because I like pulp adventure and the whole steampunk concept so the idea of a spunky airship captain falling for a traveller from our world in a light-hearted adventure sounded promising. In the actual execution... not so much.
SURELY SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW
First, all of the characters aside from the two leads are one trait exemplified. This one is salty. That one is a comic-opera latin. The other is mysterious. The hero's sister is a plot-mover only.
Second, the two leads are not much better. Jack is a horny, two fisted, Quaker scientist. Octavia is a horny airship captain and revolutionary. Is Jack morose about being stranded in a strange world, does he think about parents left behind, pets going unfed, *anything* about his old life? No, he's in wuv. Does Octavia worry at all about winning the loyalty of her new crew, of taking her responsibilities seriously? Is she anything more than mildly annoyed at losing the ship she worked her whole life to win? Nope, she's in wuv too. With Jack's sister's life on the line will the couple resist the temptation to have a wildly inapprropriate and mistimed sex session in the secret passage of the castle?Read more ›
Finding Jack and Hallie aboard her Aerocorps vessel, the HIMA Tesla, Captain Octavia Pye is in no mood to deal with stow-aways. As it happens Europe is in the middle of a war and between Moghul enemies and Revolutionaries dead set against bringing down the emperor Octavia has her hands full. But one look at the red locked Captain and Jack is smitten with lust. He'll have Octavia Pye and she him, if the two can survive the adventure ahead. If Hallie and Jack can't return to their own reality they may have to learn the ways of a steampunk lifestyle really fast.
Yet another book where the concept seems really great but just doesn't quite work. I'm no purist when it comes to romances. Sometimes I do like one where the narration is done in first person. Unfortunately, Steamed is told from both Jack and Octavia's eyes. It might work for some readers but I found it hard to tell the difference between their "voices" in this format. I didn't like it and by the end of the book I found it insanely irritating how shallow and lusty it made each sound.Read more ›
You can create a world and spend all your time giving details of that world, such as putting a table/chart in the back of the book that tells you how to interpret the time given in this world, but if the story isn't that good, then the ideas behind the story fails.
This is what happens in Steamed. Ms. MacAlister falls very short in this genre, and I for one hopes she 1) never goes back to this world, or 2) in the future, she actually researches better.
Where to start? There are so many disappointments for me as a reader. I was thrown out so many times of the story, that I found it very difficult to get through this story. It has taken a little over two weeks and I finally came to the conclusion that this book will never be a finished read.
Here is what the story is about. Jack Fletcher and his sister, though she is a minor character, are sucked into an alternate steampunk universe where he meets the captain, Octavia Pye, of an airship. They are transported to the ship by "mysterious" means. Octavia believes Jack and his sister are spies, but realizes they are not. He, Jack, repeatedly references things as "steampunk" much to the chagrin of the captain who does not know what he is talking about. So begins the beginning of my annoyance with this book.
I could go on but I got to about page 214 of a 352 page book. It was such a brutal read for me. There were just too many characters to keep up with, and so many little annoying characteristics about the characters that I was continuously thrown out of the story.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointed in rambling story with unsatisfying end. Felt robbed yet not interested enough to invest time in a sequel if there were one.Published 12 months ago by Siscoziger
I quite enjoyed this had there not been so many repetitive sexual terms I dislike, it may have rated higher. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love the author but not this story--sent it to a friend who's into SteampunkPublished 18 months ago by Jessica L. Edwards
Loved this book. Made me want to read more Katie MacAlister. I just started another one of her books and I'm having a hard time putting it down. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
Imagine a modern programmer and sister drawn into an alternate era where steam is the forced used to make things move. Read morePublished 20 months ago by R. Asher
I wouldn't say this is one of Katie's best books. Although I do love almost all of her books. But, it was fun and interesting. Read morePublished 20 months ago by C. A Scovel
I would have liked it better as a straight steampunk adventure without the romance. Parts were funny so it gets an extra star for that.Published 22 months ago by MissBert
I was excited for this book because I love Katie's novels. I also thought a steam punk romance would be fun. The story it's self was just so so. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Michael C. Browne
Katie did it again! Always funny and interesting. Very steamy! Highly recommend. Also check out her Dragon series. Very awesome!Published on January 16, 2014 by slosson02