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Geared for Pleasure (An Elemental Steam Romance) Paperback – March 6, 2012
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"Rachel Grace's Geared For Pleasure is a steampunk fantasy dream come true" ~Joyfully Reviewed
"The interrelated Elemental Steam Romance novellas are two engaging heated fantasies. The protagonists in both tales are fully developed yet a bit of mystery lingers with each. Readers will enjoy the visit to Theorrey as the Grace mythos proves compelling." ~Genre Go Round Reviews
"Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for an action packed and erotic adventure that will leave you wanting more of the world of Theorrey" ~Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
"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
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Earthly Desires is about Dare, the Queen's Chalice (her protector) and closest friend. When Queen Idony goes missing, Dare takes it upon herself to find her beloved Queen and companion. Unfortunately, because Dare isn't used to the outside world, she finds out just how difficult life can be for someone who is so sheltered.
She is tricked, tied up and mysteriously led by a mechanical bug to freedom. Bodhan (our dashing and very hot hero) is the captain of a mechanical underwater vessel called the Siren. When he meets Dare, he feels compelled to protect her ... and perhaps take her to bed.
These two scorched up the pages. I don't think it was "love" between them, but their chemistry and heat were undeniable. Bodhan is the perfect dashing, "tall, dark and handsome" hero who knows his way in and out of a woman's bed. Dare is spirited and, as I followed her adventures, I found myself rooting for her to find not only her Queen, but also a partner.
Fiery Temptations is about Phina and Cyrus (both of whom we meet in Earthly Desires). Unlike Bodhan and Dare, these two have a history, which gives the story (and their romance) a certain depth. What I found interesting was that their past was not all good -- turns out Phina is partly responsible for Cyrus (the Queen's Sword) getting captured and tortured. Now, with Cyrus' sacred dagger lost and Phina moved by his suffering, Phina and Cyrus need each other, but can they really set aside the past and everything between them?
The bedroom scenes between these two are reflected in the novella's title. They were fiery and they were scorching ... sometimes at the most inopportune times! Like when they're hiding in a closet, and suddenly the heat rises and ... well, you get the picture.
The two novellas are sexy romances at heart, so the plot is mainly used to push the main characters together. Rachel Grace has a good thing going with the Elemental Steam series. I can envision a full-length Theorrey novel with real world building and even more Steampunk aspects. If Grace plans on releasing more, I would definitely give this series a try, especially if you adore pleasure, passion, and Steampunk mechanical creatures!
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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.
Both stories are filled with passion and adventures that are a feast for the senses. When I finished the book I felt as though I had been on a grand journey! I am excited to read more about the wonderful and exotic world of Theorrey. Rachel Grace has captivated me with the best Steampunk novel I have ever read!
I give this book my most enthusiastic 5 stars. (If I could give it more stars I would) And it goes on my Keeper Shelf! It will definitely be one of my favorite books to pull out again and again each time I need to escape from reality and enter another world.
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"Geared For Pleasure" by Rachel Grace (R.G. Alexander) is a delightful set of linked novellas.Read more
Quick & Dirty: A steampunk fantasy world fraught with lots of danger and "steamy" love scenes.Read more
steampunk with a sexy twist
I'm geared for pleasure
Book one contains steam
A kidnap and adventure
Two will become one...Read more
Demeter "Dare" Senedal is the Queen Idony of Theorrey's Chalice. She has stood at the Queens' side for many years.Read more
The world of Theorrey is ruled by the much beloved Queen Idony the Every Young.Read more