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Sydney Radnall is no man’s toy, despite fate’s attempt to make her just that. A kidnapping puts her at the mercy of a sadistic Feral commander. Being held prisoner is bad enough, but her Naema blood is powerful. In her current Vampiric company her presence is like ringing a dinner bell.
In an attempt to break the commander makes her the pet of two of his lieutenants. Miguel is one of the most dangerous men she has ever met, but she can’t stop the attraction blazing between them. Then there is Jayden, a Vampire who is as surprising as he is sexy. Two Vampires she should not be attracted to, should not want to surrender to, should not trust.
But things aren’t always what they seem. Secrets and lies shadow their connections, making it impossible to see clearly. What are the chances of her finding lifemates while surrounded by enemies? And making the wrong decision could not just shatter her heart. It could cost her life.
A Romantica® futuristic/sci fi erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Stormy Vixen’s Review:
In an attempt to break her, a sadistic feral commander makes Sydney the pet of two of his lieutenants, Miguel and Jayden. Making the wrong decision could cost her everything including her life in this mesmerizing erotic sci-fi vampire romance.
A steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot mesmerizes readers with lots of suspense, excitement and red hot passion. Sydney captures the reader’s attention with her courage and determination from the very beginning and Miguel and Jayden both grab the reader’s attention with their sexy and mysterious air that hints at secrets. The chemistry between the three of them explode from the pages in a fiery inferno of passion with frequent scorching sex scenes including light bdsm, anal sex, m/f, m/f/m, m/m/f scenes.
Well written scenes and details capture the imagination and make it easy for the reader to picture every scene as it happens. Spine tingling suspense and anticipation builds throughout the story as the reader waits to discover just what the bad guys are up to and just what secrets Miguel and Jayden have and Sydney’s fate. The reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Miguel and Jayden’s hidden agendas complicate their romance and Sydney’s secret could bring about the end for them all.
I was caught up in this story from the very beginning there was lots of intriguing elements, captivating characters and a fascinating world. The complexity of the menage these characters are involved in adds lots of depth and spice to the story especially all the secrets and lies that shadow their every move. I haven’t read the previous books in the series yet and it is not necessary in order to enjoy this steamy romance but since I enjoyed this one so much, I will be remedying that very soon and I can’t wait to read the next one.
I am very excited to share this with you. Jessie Potts (@booktaster), a reviewer for the USA Today HEA Blog, is calling Dirigibles Are Forever a MUST-READ Romance!
Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.
Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.
When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.
But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?
Why you should read it:
Steampunk is one of my favorite genres, especially when done well. I love the mechanics, the cogs and the alternate history. I haven’t read Tina before, but I love the way she combines steam and mechanics and really hope there’s a sequel (look below for proof!). The cover is also what immediately drew my eye. Holly is a spitfire and so independent, it was fun watching her and Jack banter, and though he isn’t honest, I loved that he’s a special agent. I also loved the taste of Christmas, and let me tell you, Tina can write some very, vey steamy bedroom scenes. My only complaint is that I want more. I love this world and want to know more about Jack’s agency, the backstory and, of course, I want to see many more dirigibles.
What Tina Christopher has to say …
Why do you like writing steampunk?
Tina: I’ve always enjoyed history and I love sci-fi, so for me it was a natural evolution to combine the two and imagine what happens when past and future meet. The idea of putting characters with certain values and experiences into unexpected situations has always fascinated me. And it’s fun coming up with gadgets and machines that could exist in the world I’ve created.
What are you currently working on?
Tina: Writing Dirigibles Are Forever was a blast, and after creating that world, I wasn’t ready to leave it. So I’m currently working on a three-book series set in the same world. Each book will feature an agent from Special Branch working to protect the Empire, but things never work out according to plan. The two things my heroes and heroines will be able to count on is getting into trouble and meeting someone special at the worst possible moment.
Epic one-liner from Dirigibles Are Forever?
“You miss the adventure, the relying on your wits to get you through situations, and engaging with people less conservative than your circle here in London.”
I may have squealed when I read this;). And don’t forget you can still win steampunk jewellery if you comment here.
I was delighted the other day when I discovered that the wonderful Regina from Coffee Times Romance had awarded Danger by Dalliance 5 Cups, the highest rating they give. Her review is wonderful and describes Danger by Dalliance as “Hot! Hot! Hot!” and “one of the best steampunk romance novels I have ever read”.
Below is the full review and here is the link.
“Sarah Rigdon is desperate to keep her father safe and happy. Unfortunately, when it comes to money and anything sensible, her father has lost his way since her mother died. With no money and the tax man at the door, she knows she has to do something desperate.
Archer Latimer is an inventor with a secret; he is in love with his house mate Warren Dorvee an artist. The two men are lovers, but…he is also very attracted to Sarah and believes she could be their third. Too bad she seems to want nothing to do with him.
Warren Dorvee loves Archer very much and even though he has some misgivings about bringing another into their relationship, he is willing to do so.
When the tax collector offers Sarah a deal she knows would ruin her and her father, not to mention just plain creeps her out, she knows she has to find a way to get the money to pay their taxes right away. Sarah is attracted to Archer Latimer but she feels she cannot act on her attraction. Archer is a known playboy and she cannot do anything to besmirch her reputation. Desperate to get the money, Sarah takes her father’s latest invention to Latimer hoping he can make it work since Sarah’s father was not able to. With fake pound notes appearing everywhere and no way to tell whether a pound note is a fake or not, Sarah’s father’s machine could be just the thing to stop the counterfeiters. But Sarah is not the only one who is desperate, Archer wants Sarah for himself and Warren, and not just as a plaything but as their wife. So, Archer hatches a scheme to have Sarah pose nude for Warren in return for him giving her the money on her father’s royalties early. To his surprise Sarah agrees. However, they all get far more than they bargained for when one of the counterfeiters targets Sarah and her lovers. Will they be able to keep their relationship secret? Or will the counterfeiter have the last word?
Whew! Hot, hot, hot! Is about all I can say for this lovely novel. I made more than one trip to the kitchen for ice water, let me tell you! This has to be one of the best steampunk romance novels I have ever read. I just enjoyed it more than I can say. It has a wonderful plot and the descriptions of this alternate universe/time line are just spectacular. This is the first book I have read by Tina Christopher but I assure you it will not be the last. I plan to go and purchase ALL her books at the first opportunity. If you love steampunk with your romance, or in this case steaming erotic romance, then you do not want to miss this book, I highly recommend it!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More”
Pauline over at Night Owl Review wrote a wonderful review for Tangled Hunger.
“From the very first moment the reader is plunged into the mystery and action and the explosive sexual tension. I could not read this fast enough and was sorry to see it come to a conclusion.”
“The conflict and the connections jump off the pages, wrap around you and bring you right in to the exploits.”
Thank you, Pauline. I’m glad you enjoyed Tanasha and Duncan’s adventure.
I am chatting about Tangled Shadows over on Mary’s Naughty Whispers. Comment by April 28th with a chance to win a copy of Tangled Shadows.
And have a great weekend!
The lovely Mary at Mary’s Naughty Whispers has chosen Tangled Shadows as a
I am absolutely stoked and super-excited! Here are a few of her comments! And a few more !!!! because I can’t control myself:)!
“Totally chocked. Honest! I am! This story is just i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e. I was not prepared it to be so good. And this is why it is so exciting to read a brand new author. I never know if it will be “another one” or a “wow one”. Tina Christopher is definitely in the wow category!”
“This is not a long novel as you can notice but it was perfectly balanced that I did not feel something was missing in the development of the story.”
“I am not sure what I enjoyed the most. I loved the characters. I loved how the heroine wanted to protect herself from being hurt. I could relate to her fears. I enjoy the Vampire who was not the stereotype vampire we generally find in vampires stories and I enjoy the Naema, half angel half demon but nothing like them.”
“It is a MMF story so I am always on my toes to see if the story will be too MM and the woman the sex toy in between. The delicate balance to include a woman in an existing MM relationship is touchy. Most of the time the author does not balance the emotions or the sex well.
I was very happily surprised that Tina Christopher centered the woman but nobody was left out. It was a true perfect triangle.”
“The sex scenes were really hot. I so enjoyed the fact that the heroine expressed her fears and desires. …it was very well described with all the emotions attached to the act. I love that her surrender did not come right away and that the men had to work on it.”
“If you like Sci-fi and ménage. The book is a must read. plain and simple. And even if you do not like sci-fi and menage, it is still a must read. double plain and double simple.”
“A new young author this talented? You do not want to miss to read her.”
Thank you so much, Mary. I am glad Brooke, Galen and Nikolai entertained you! It is always wonderful to hear when a reader enjoyed my story.