Author: Cari Silverwood
Publisher: Loose ID
Purchase: Loose ID
Rating: 5 of 5 kinks!
Theo is a rich, powerful, dominant man. He is accustomed to being obeyed in all things. Unfortunately, while searching for survivors after a crashed airship, they locate an injured female and that starts to throw things a bit awry. He starts to encounter arguments with his trusted men that in the past obeyed his orders without question. Why can one unconscious, injured woman create all this chaos? Well, she is a woman.
Claire is a “frankenstruct”. (Yes, think Frankenstein and you have a good start,…only pretty and not green.) In the world they are in, frankenstructs are throwaways. According to the law, if they are not filling their expected positions, they are to be killed. Those found to be harboring a frankenstruct, will face problems. Regardless of the warnings from his security staff, Theo is determined to keep her safe, alive, and tied to his bed.
Steampunk? I have no idea exactly what it is. My teenager knows, but me? Yeah, not so much. When I heard about this new book by Cari Silverwood, I had to go look it up. What I found intrigued me. It’s a mix between sci-fi and fantasy. Most mechanical items that we just overlook are powered by steam. Someone told me to think of the inside of an old time clock…you know, behind the face, lots of cogs that work together to make things work? That’s the general idea behind a lot of things in Steampunk. Then, add some steam.
Well, I must say, in Iron Dominance, Ms Silverwood definitely added the steam. The background is very interesting with the airships and other vehicles, the fascinating inventions by Harry, and the descriptions in the book make it pretty easy to visualize the world that the characters are in. The characters themselves are well rounded and appealing. The story line is pretty easy to follow, even if you do not know about steampunk.
There is lots of heat with BDSM throughout. If you are squeamish about such things, I would not recommend reading this book. However, if you are like me, you will really want to know where to find this Hinchcliff and Co. to get some of the really awesome clothes described in this book! There were a few things that I know, for me, I would have told Theo to kiss off… ok, perhaps a bit more explicit, but in the story, it worked out. There was a bit of some um…colorful phrases that made me laugh…probably not in a good way, but they were few and far between.
Overall, I highly recommend this book whether you are familiar with steampunk or not. I know that I will be looking for another book from Ms Silverwood in the future. .. and even hope that perhaps it will be Dankyo’s story, please?