GEARED FOR PLEASURE by Rachel Grace
Geared For Pleasure by Rachel Grace
Elemental Steam, Book 1
Steampunk, Erotic, Mystery
Reviewed by Miranda
Demeter “Dare” Senedal is the Queen Idony of Theorrey’s Chalice. She has stood at the Queens’ side for many years. It has been Dare’s job to protect the Queen and along the way they became great friends. Suspicious things are happening in Theorrey. First, Dare’s counterpart the Queen’s Sword goes missing and now the Queen herself has been taken. The culprits thought they could replace the Queen with an automation but they cannot fool the Queen’s Chalice. Dare will do whatever it takes to find her missing Queen.
Bodhan, the Captain of the great underwater ship The Siren is caught off guard by the beautiful girl with the indigo hair that drops into his lap. Bodhan’s Siren delivers pleasure to those of all races. It is a place where many come to sell sin and secrets. While Dare seeks answers to all her burning questions, Bodhan plans to show Dare what untapped pleasures she has hidden within.
“Earthy Desires” starts what is bound to be one massive and magical story. As Dare struggles to find her Queen she is introduced to the cruel world beyond the safe walls of the Queen’s palace. I found Dare to be a strong and compelling character that I eagerly followed her journey. Bodhan, the man may be made for sin, but it is his heroic nature and protective qualities that will make you fall in love with him. This couple is electric and their desire rages as they begin a beautiful seduction in “Earthly Desires.”
Seraphina is a Felidae. Her race is degraded among the Theorrey hierarchy and they are regulated to the mines. Seraphina however is unique among her kind. She is known as Phina Fleet for her ability to seduce, steal and get out of the worst situations unscathed. Seraphina is also most loyal to Queen Idony. When Seraphina realizes she has done a grave injustice to one the Queen holds dear, she is conflicted. Although her confliction has as much to do with the harm she caused, as the unwanted feelings the victim stimulates.
Cyrus is the Queen’s Sword, his mission was clear until he was seduced by the tempting Phina Fleet. His weakness for the stunning Felidae cost him more than his mission. Yet the past must be set aside, for now he needs the beautiful Phina’s help if he is to retrieve his sacred dagger and find his Queen. Phina and Cyrus battle more than their enemies, they also battle their desire for each other. Will they be victorious at fighting off their feelings or submit to their every desire?
“Fiery Temptations” is one hot-blooded novella embedded in an out of this world story! Phina and Cyrus’ story is filled with heartache and danger. I could feel the sexual tension dripping off of these characters. The pain is clear as they fight off the feelings burning them alive. The drama is high as Phina and Cyrus battle each other in the midst of their enemies. “Fiery Temptations” lives up to its name! This is one temptation you don’t want to miss!
Rachel Grace’s Geared For Pleasure is a steampunk fantasy dream come true. I must admit Steampunk has not been my favorite genre, but evidently I was reading the wrong books because Ms. Grace has won me over! As I turned the pages of Geared For Pleasure I was immediately gripped by the intense and ingenious world of Theorrey. Ms. Grace has started her Elemental Steam series off with a sensuous feast of a story brimming with captivating characters. The mystery surrounding the Queen’s disappearance is only one of the many intriguing secrets waiting to be revealed in this enchanting novel. The startling and awe-inspiring machines that make up this steampunk world are mystifying and had me giddy with excitement. Ms. Grace does an excellent job of painting a brilliant picture of her world for the reader. I would love to see Geared For Pleasure come to life on the silver screen. I can see this vivid world so clearly and all of the characters in it. I am dying to figure out what will happen next in this alluring series. I can’t wait to find out which characters will succumb to their passionate desires. Geared For Pleasure is a sinfully delicious steampunk treat that is certain to become your next addiction.