- Title: Combustion
- Author: Elia Winters
- ISBN: 9781619224322
- Page: 453
- Format: ebook
For explosive chemistry, all you need is the right catalyst A war orphan, Astrid Bailey is content living her adult life alone, working as a contract machinist Her real passion, though, is inventing felicitation devices that promote women s sexual empowerment and help them find pleasure independent of a man.The upcoming World s Fair, with its substantial cash prize, is anFor explosive chemistry, all you need is the right catalyst A war orphan, Astrid Bailey is content living her adult life alone, working as a contract machinist Her real passion, though, is inventing felicitation devices that promote women s sexual empowerment and help them find pleasure independent of a man.The upcoming World s Fair, with its substantial cash prize, is an opportunity to open the shop she s always imagined and hopefully solve her financial woes Except the committee has denied her entry unless she obtains a sponsor Astrid suspects they mean male.Eli Rutledge, noted watchmaker, knows entering the fair will solidify his reputation as an innovator but he s fresh out of ideas Until Astrid approaches him with her outrageous product line With no other options, though, he agrees to lend her his good name.As construction heats up, so does their chemistry and the complications Astrid is unaccustomed to asking for help, much less sharing credit And Eli fights an attraction that could spell professional disaster As the Fair date approaches, Astrid and Eli must decide how far they ll go For the business and for each other.Warning Contains period appropriate graphic language, highly inappropriate amounts of M F and F F sex, and copious amounts of ahem product testing May ahem again spark an online shopping binge for cough toys Of the adult variety.
Recent Comments "Combustion"
3.5 starsI did not expect what I got fromthus novel at all. I think I grabbed this one becahsee it was either tagged fantasy & the cover gave off a steampunk vibe wasn't either of those things, Combustion was more of an historical erotic fantasy with the heroine making vibrators and the whole plot is about Astrid penetrating the rigid and upright market of Britannia. This was a short and entertaining novel. I enjoyed it a lot.
Maybe it's because I've been venturing into the hoary territory of free erotic and romantic books on bookbub lately, but this book was a really great palate cleanser from all of the super terrible and laughably bad self-published erotica that I've been reading (or trying to read) lately. There is actually a plot that makes sense! The characters are three dimensional and sympathetic! The sex is actually sexy! The author can string nouns and verbs together in a coherent manner! There is editing! I [...]
A coworker and I were discussing the wide iteration of erotic romance, and how for every subgenre of writing, there seems to be an erotic version. I jokingly mentioned steampunk, and she googled it, and confirmed--there was steampunk erotic romance. I was curious, although in no hurry to find any. So when I read Purely Professional by Elia Winters, and really enjoyed it, and then I saw that she had a steampunk erotic romance as well, well, it seemed perfect.Sadly, it wasn't perfect. Combustion d [...]
3.5 StarsFor this one, first and foremost read the synopsis and warning from the author as it is extremely accurate.Combustion is an erotic romance with a LOT of scorching hot and detailed sex scenes, F/F and M/F and a LOT of toys - the main character, Astrid, manufactures "felicitation" devices, i.e. vibrators.This is not a historical romance. No time period is given, and the story appears to be set in an alternative-reality London, in Britannia. You have skyscrapers, trains as well as Victoria [...]
This was my first read of any works from Elia Winters and I got to say I enjoyed this short read. It started off with ladies at an all women meeting who has or wants to expand or start their own businesses and then it got juicy once the “felicitation devices” were introduced. Talk about getting to the point of combustion. *wink wink*But yes, those devices, gadgets… ahhummm… vibrators was definitely my attention grabber. It did get me thinking about when vibrators really came into use and [...]
2.5 stars. Taking place in an alternative version Victorian England, this is a Steampunk with very minor Steampunk elements about an independent woman with a wild inventive streak and the staid and stuffy businessman who ends up being her partner. Mostly, though, this a book about sex, sex toys and finding plenty of ways to enjoy sex.The trouble is, I didn’t like Astrid very much. She’s an independent woman who is defensive and prickly and prefers to think the worst of people wherever possib [...]
I almost didn't finish this book. In fact, I picked it up and put it down so many times, it took me over a week to finish it. That's a crazy long time for such a short book. Morbid curiosity kept me going.Why did I almost didn't finish the book? I hated the heroine. Thoroughly, thoroughly disliked her. I didn't find one redeeming quality in her at all. Astrid was supposedly a modern day, independent business woman who was strong and sassy, instead she came across as rude, obnoxious, bitchy and w [...]
Astrid Bailey was a war orphan. Living her life making felicitation devices. Dreaming of opening her own shop on e day. When Astrid meets Eli Rutledge at the Tea an Talk meeting. She is of two minds, one she is attracted to him and another he sparks her interest in showing her devices at the worlds fair which is coming to Brittania. When she finds out she has to already have a store to get a booth at the fair. She tries to find a way to enter a new invention. She gets Eli to sponsor her and sinc [...]
Title: CombustionAuthor: Elia WintersPublication Date: May 5, 2015Published by: Samhain PublishingSource: ARC Given by Tour OrganizerARA'S NOTE:First I'd like to say that this is not meant for sensitive, conservative, and close-minded readers. There are a a few subjects broached in this book that might make you uncomfortable if you're not used to reading sexed-up stories. But if you're like me, then you would easily enjoy this.I will give Combustion 4 stars. It's a fast-paced, sexy book with lot [...]
A steampunk heroine who builds clockwork sex toys? A hero who's a bit to stuffy and probably just looking for excuse to let down his guard behind closed doors? What's not to love. This book is ridiculously sexy and fun and I highly recommend it if you're looking for something that's very hot and super sex positive.
The cover makes one think of steampunk, but the story is really more an erotic historical romance. There is a lot of sex, but also a fairly decent plot.
Charmingly dirty and surprisingly engaging.
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