London Steam

London Steam❰Reading❯ ➸ London Steam Author Lynn Townsend – Oaklandjobs.co.uk In a reimagined 1890's London where steam driven airships rule the skies and monsters roam the streets the Galileo Observatory's Club for Gentlemen welcomes all gwr shape changers vampires and lords A In a reimagined 's London where steam driven airships rule the skies and monsters roam the streets the Galileo Observatory's Club for Gentlemen welcomes all gwr shape changers vampires and lords A high stakes game leads than a few men astrayPoindexter Fitzhughes renowned hero and scientist learns just how much trouble a full blooded gwr can be when he attempts to cure his lover Lord Seth Maitland of the disease But when their backs are against the wall the two must learn to trust in each other and importantly in their true natures to prevailMeanwhile Duncan Farnsworth discovers being a vampire has not improved his social life his chances of finding love continuing the family line or getting a bite to eat Maneuvering his way around a sarcastic butler his spinster sister a run in with an amorous werewolf and a confrontation with a dead soldier and a French airship captain Duncan finally finds exactly what he is thirsting for. Wow this book was a gas Or perhaps I should aether? On the whole I`m not a huge steampunk reader There are a few series that I enjoyed Gail Carriger`s Parasol Protectorate books leap to mind but on the whole there is too much tech talk about cogs and gears and not enough romance Ms Townsend bridges that gap perfectly in London Steam There is just the right amount of science action plot humor and sex one of the hottest menage scenes I have read in ages to keep a reader turning the pages with speed A wonderfully entertaining read that any fan of the genre as well as lovers of LGBT romance should pick up This was like a balloon ride in the night under the stars It was exhilarating but ended to soon I hope there will be a series 3 star review by Pamela MaeThis book surprisingly was two interlocked stories The first story is about Dex and Seth and we learn of their histories Dex was attacked by a Gwr he was trying to save blinding him in one eye and scarring him However he’s made himself a half mask with an artificial eye in order to remain part of society Seth on the other hand is a Gwr changed in a moment that skirts too close to non consensual for my tastesWhen they meet they find a connection together and love grows between them as they seek to bring changes in society where non humans are concerned The story is fast paced which makes things feel a little crowded together Dex and Seth are kidnapped with a goal for Seth to become nothing than a creature used for breeding This leads to the climax in a bloody battleWhen this story concludes there is a very loose link to the second This is where the problems started for me There is no warning in the blurb of ménage and the MF aspects were very much in the fore I still loved the premise of the world but I couldn’t enjoy the story as I don’t do MF even as part of ménageThe airship captain Agnes is a friend of Dex who is aboard with Seth There is a brief scene where all the characters meet and then we see no of Dex and Seth but instead continue with Duncan Agnes and her lover an interesting version of a clockwork zombie Nigel Regrettably the MMF combination of Duncan Nigel and Agnes especially with the MF heavily detailed kicked me out of the storyWhen Duncan is kidnapped Agnes who hides a secret of her own and Nigel must find himI thought long and hard about rating this book as I felt there should be clear warning about the second story I decided on the score because the first story was very good although the second considerably less so If you enjoy steampunk and paranormal and don’t object to ménage and girly bits you may enjoy thisA copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review Please visit wwwlovebytesreviewscom to see this and many reviews author interviews guestposts and giveaways Off the boil rather than steaming This book has pretty much got me covered Light BDSM check I wasn't expecting any so I was pleasantly surprisedParanormal checkUrban fantasy checkHistorical romance checkVampires and werewolves have gotten a little passé lately but Lynn Townsend's monstrous characters while clearly recognizable by their respective lore are fresh and vibrant All characters human or no are well fleshed out and the romance is intense but believable Definitely worth reading 25 stars I enjoyed the first short story than the second one because the latter was much too rushed Both had intriguing potential but needed development for my liking