Monday, March 5, 2012
Geared For Pleasure Blog Bash/Scavenger Hunt
IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE! TODAY IS FINALLY THE DAY! WELCOME TO THE PARTY!
Let's start with the wonderful awesomeness that is Geared For Pleasure by Rachel Grace
Geared For Pleasure
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…
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.
Seraphina always lands on her feet. After all, she is a Felidae-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.
Buy links for Geared For Pleasure on Amazon
and Geared For Pleasure on B&N
This book entranced me from page one and never let go! It is set in an exotic steampunk world populated by interesting creatures and machines alike.
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.
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.
Now that you all want to read the book, you will have to wait until tomorrow, March 6. (See the BUY links above) But in the meantime, if you comment on my blog today, ONE LUCKY WINNER will win 2 books. Winners will be chosen March 6. Don't forget to leave your email in the comment. Also don't forget to find the picture (somewhere on my blog) for the scavenger hunt.
Here are some of the books you can win:
Cassandra Curtis: Naughty Little Secrets
KB Alan: Sweetest Seduction and Perfect Formation
Mari Carr: Western Ties (WOOO! I wonder if I can win this one?)
Shelli Stevens: Foreign Affair
Lexxie Couper: Dare Me
and How To Love Your Dragon
Jax Cassidy: Brush Strokes
Vivienne Westlake: Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender
Eden Bradley: Night Moves and Spring Equinox and Bloodsong
Kate Pearce: Captive Mail
Kristen Painter: Bramble and the Leviathan
Gemma Halliday: Spying in High Heels