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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review – Clockworks and Corsets by Regina Riley

Title: Clockworks and Corsets

Author: Regina Riley

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Buy Link: Buy Clockworks and Corsets Here!

Rating: You Need To Read

Reviewed By: Lupa


Clockwork, steam and secrets power a passionate adventure in the skies.

Everybody's looking for something.

Captain Rose Madigan of the airship The Merry Widow is looking for a paying job for her all-female crew. Gabriella Upstairs, her newest recruit, is looking for a reason to be glad she's on board. And Madam Ruby of the Red House Bordello is looking for the secret laboratory of a missing mad scientist--and is willing to hire the airship. When they find the lab and its single occupant, Atom Loquacious, danger and passion start steaming up.

Everybody's got a secret.

Captain Rose is secretly too ethical to complete this job. Gabriella's secretly attracted to Atom. Madam Ruby's secretly hungry for power. And the secret Atom is hiding might just threaten the lives of everyone on board.


Set in the Steampunk genre, Clockworks and Corsets takes the traditions of the male dominated airship crew and tosses it out the window.

Rose is a widow, she is also the captain of an airship, The Merry Widow. She and her mostly female crew are hired to transport items around the world. This time they are hired to find a missing scientist and what they find is much more than they expected.

My favorite character in this story is the amorous and impish Click. He is the "Cabin boy" of the crew. Lucky for this island native he is asked to serve as a companion to many of the members of the crew. His strength and knowledge are a great asset to the crew and his devotion to Rose is sweet and endearing.

Regina Riley has created a fantastic group of characters set in a vividly described and enchanting world. The addition of political intrigue and mystery makes the story that much more awesome.

I will be eagerly awaiting the next volume in this wonderful series.

Clockworks and Corsets is a definite addition to the library of any Steampunk fan.

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