~~~Michelle’s ★★★★★ Review~~~
Dirigibles Are Forever was a HOT read…. Holly has mourned the death of her husband and now wants a wild night of passion with none other than Jack Smith. He is hot, tempting and makes her tingle in all the right places. I love a book with a headstrong lead female character who can handle her own.
After they are snowed in, Holly and Jack take the chance and go head on into acting on their heated passion…. Holy HOT lovin…..Good lord I needed a fan after reading some of the best sex scenes I have read (You’ll also need a cold shower after them).
I really enjoyed this book and Tina Christopher does an excellent job in keeping the book flowing. The characters were well developed which kept your interest. This book has it all….lies, deceit, panty melting hot sex and 2 very interesting characters.
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”
A number of years ago I stumbled across a books called Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh. I was pulled into the world and the characters. Now I have just finished Rule Breaker.
Rule Breaker is book 29 in the Breeds series. I have read pretty much each and every one of them with a couple of exception that were novellas in anthologies. You could say I am invested in finding out how the series continues.
I can’t imagine it being easy to maintain a series for this length of time. As I mentioned when I talked about Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series, I love how she is bringing the current arch to an end. J.D. Robb is a master at it. I have no idea how many In Death books there are, but every time you read one she grounds you in her world and gives you context who everyone is. I still enjoy Lora Leigh’s writing and I love seeing characters I’ve either followed on their journey or characters I want to see find their HEA, but I struggled with the first third of Rule Breaker.
The author expected you to remember everything and I didn’t. There was very little to ground me in the world or help to orientate myself on who was who. Some characters are more memorable, Jonas, for example, but he has appeared in every single book, but a lot of the names were without context to me. This meant I read one or two other books while Rule Breaker sat on my shelf. By the way, totally random side note, after 28 books that were ALL PAPERBACK, why the heck did they think it was a good decision to put book 29 into hardcover?! It is a bit of brick and a nightmare to lug around. And it totally doesn’t fit with all the other books on the shelf and nerd that I am I like my books to fit.
Anyway, the beginning was a little rough, but once the story got going and Gypsy Rum (yes, the names in this book were…interesting; not sure if that was on purpose or by accident) and Rule got together I was back in the story. If you like scorching hot sex and emotional roller-coaster rides Rule Breaker is the book for you.
What have you been reading recently that you loved?
Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.
This will be the final snippet from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. This comes shortly after last week’s snippet. Everything has been set in motion. Sarah will pose, nude, for Archer’s “housemate” in exchange for the money to pay off the evil tax collector. She should be frightened and worried for her reputation. Instead she is this…
““Would you like me to call you a hansom, Miss Rigdon?”
“No thank you, Jennings, I feel in need of fresh air.” She was only capable of a short smile before she stepped outside. Her heart raced and her knees nearly buckled.
She had only one problem. Sarah had no idea if this weakness was due to worry or excitement. The thought of spending more time with Warren Dorvee, the idea that Archer Latimer would be close by should make her shiver with dread.
Instead it made her tingle.”
And this is the end of Chapter One. I hope you enjoyed our little excursion to Victorian London. One of the highlights of my week was when I stumbled across a 5 Cups Review (the best they give:) from Regina at Coffee Time Romance for Danger by Dalliance. She called it “HOT! HOT! HOT! (ice water was involved” and “one of the best steampunk romance novels she had ever read”. Let’s just say that was pretty epic for me;).
Next week I’ll either share from my WIP Tangled Redemption or from one of the other sci-fi books.
Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!
Danger by Dalliance
Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.
Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.
But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.
Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.
I was very excited when the lovely Portia de Moncur contacted me and told me how much she enjoyed reviewing Tangled Shadows.
How Tina Christopher got this far in her career without setting off my radar is amazing. Nick that…she is amazing. She managed to combine an excellently plotted sci-fi adventure with realistic MMF ménage loving, to create a world I hope she will visit again in the future. Read the full review here.
I can’t tell you how exciting it was to find out the world I created had been enjoyed and somebody even looked forward to me returning to this world.
Thank you, Portia. Be assured, I am working away at the next book in my Vampire, Naema, Feral world, working title Tangled Souls. And yes, I am hoping to write Edana’s story as well, but first she needs to grow up a little more:).
Have a fabulous week everybody.