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Initial post: Apr 11, 2012 12:43:03 PM PDT
Jessyka says:
I'm tired of the same old same old, I think I'll try steampunk. Any recomendations for a good steampunk romance?

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 1:08:15 PM PDT
I liked Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate). I normally read historicals but for a change of pace, I read this and thought it was fun.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 1:28:34 PM PDT
Kathleen says:
Although I've not read The Steamwork Chronicles (erotic romance) myself, I know of the author and she's a cool gal. Her name is Cari Silverwood and the two I'd recommend are:

- Iron Dominance
- Lust Plague

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:29:13 PM PDT
I'm enjoying Meljean Brook's Iron Seas series. There are two books currently available: The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel. The third book in the series, Riveted, is due in Sept of this year.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 9:00:52 AM PDT
Viridis - A Steampunk Romance & Mystery (The Viridis Series) is free, start here. I personally am not a fan but good luck

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 4:12:02 PM PDT
cathyr says:
Steam Powered Passion by Corinne Davies - I stumbled across this one a while back and was pleasantly surprised. It's menage (m/m/f with a pre-exisiting m/m relationship leading to a committed threesome), and an explicit one at that, including grey-area "force" in initial encounter (within Regency era "fearful virgin" expectations). But a good erotic introduction to steampunk.

Davies has a second steampunk book Steamed Up Memories sitting in my vast tbr pile.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 4:15:37 PM PDT
I second Soulless and the series is done, as well as the Meljean Brook books - haven't read any of the others mentioned here

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 4:15:38 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 4:37:00 PM PDT
reported...this doesn't even sound like steampunk...oh, what's that, I smell spam

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 4:41:52 PM PDT
Paul Rancier says:
Don't know what steampunk is, but try More Than A Notion by Patricia Hopkins to get away from the same ol' same ol'. A friend pushed it to me and I read it. Very good for a first time novelist. It's a romance on the undercurrent, but stretches lucid dreaming far enough to be entertaining. just sayin'.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 5:53:02 PM PDT
or you could just google the definition of steampunk to know what it is...and then see if your recommendation fits...

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 8:38:45 AM PDT
tealadytoo says:
"Steampunk is a genre which came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used-whether in an alternate history such as Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time -that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville.

Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical Engine."

Personally, I think of the old James Conrad TV show "Wild, Wild West" as a sort of proto-typical steampunk. That's the feel, anyway.

There ya go. Now nobody has to admit they never heard of it, and we can go back to the book recs. I don't have any serious ones, since I tend not to read that genre, but I would consider Amanda Quick's recent offerings (in her "Arcane" line) as sort of a "steampunk lite". I enjoy them, but they aren't dark and brooding enough to be true steampunk.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 8:41:30 AM PDT
lol tealadytoo ;)

people will still claim they don't know what it is

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 12:32:19 PM PDT
Gogol says:
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Posted on Apr 14, 2012 1:05:30 PM PDT
Wicked as They Come (Blud). I loved Criminy Stain!

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 1:46:37 PM PDT
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Alidai says:
The Iron Sea's Series is pretty good, also, the Parasol Protectorate Series is great!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 2:31:52 PM PDT
is it steampunk, which is what the OP asked for....

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2012 4:04:57 AM PDT
Gogol says:
Ooops, sorry, not steampunk at all. Classic romance in fact...

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 5:23:06 PM PDT
Jessyka says:
Thanks for all the recomendations, starting on the Iron Duke and have Souless in my waiting room folder on my Kindle.
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