I have come to expect nothing less from Cari Silverwood except perfection, hot and steamy sex scenes and a wild story. She brings you to a future that is written with such clarity that you aren’t imagining it, but living it.
A brilliant researcher, Sofia must unravel the ancient puzzle of the Clockwork Warrior or her career will be in tatters. Yet the tomb of the warrior is in the dangerous city of Byzantium, inside the harem of the Emperor. She knew she’d have to pose as a slave—but not that her “owner” would be the incredibly bossy, gorgeous bodyguard she’s been assigned.
A life of military duty has left Dankyo unprepared for Sofia. He’s never met a woman quite like this. She’s smart and beautiful, and she’s something that he’s finding almost irresistible—despite the way she fights against masquerading as his slave, she’s submissive right down to the bottom of her soul. And that’s bringing out every dominant instinct in his body.
But even as he realizes she’s captured his heart, the city explodes into madness. Surviving seems impossible. Can love and a Dom who will never give up overcome sheer bloody-minded evil?
Well, Cari Silverwood has done it again. This time in the Steampunk, BDSM genre and again she brings us on wild and erotic ride. But, I have come to expect nothing less from her except perfection, hot and steamy sex scenes and a wild story. She brings you to a future that is written with such clarity that you aren’t imagining it, but living it.
Dankyo – even the name brings forth power and dominance. Aligned with House Kevonis and assigned to protect Sophia while she is figuring out the puzzle of the Clockwork Warrior in Byzantium, Dankyo cannot help but wonder what will happen when she finds out she is to be his slave while visiting the Emperor-Bey Constantin. And, why him? Why was he requested to complete this mission by Hellene Nation. No matter what, he will protect Sophia and will not allow any harm to come to her. He failed one woman and will not allow another to suffer.
Sophia White studied at University and wrote her thesis on the Clockwork Warrior. Now, her chance to see it in person and figure out the puzzle that has been plaguing her for years. She has no idea what mystery the Warrior holds but is determined to find out. Now, Dankyo – she must pose has his slave while in Byzantium. How will she handle this, how will he treat her, is she expected to be his slave even when not out in public? So many questions, so many puzzles. She has no choice but to go along with this plan or she risks her life. Donning her slave outfit and the black, leather collar, Sophia ventures into a world that will turn her life upside down, make her believe in love and fulfill her wildest and erotic dreams. See, she’s always dreamed of being held captive and raped She never thought that she would meet a man that could fulfill those desires without it being rape. Dankyo ….
What neither Dankyo or Sophia realize is that this is all a plan of the Emperor-Bey and Xiang, his head assassin. The Emperor-Bey thinks that solving the puzzle of the Clockwork Warrior will allow him to defeat all of his enemies. Xiang just wants revenge on Dankyo – the man that left her to die in a snowy wilderness. The woman he couldn’t save after promising not to leave her side. What they have planned is both intriguing and deadly and their plans all depend on Sophia solving the puzzle. What they don’t expect is that all the best-laid plan can go hay-wire.
Again, Cari Silverwood brings us to a time where machines rule – can be deadly or can be your best friend. I adored Zig-Zag and he plays a major role in bringing the Emperor-Bey down. And, what can you say about Ms. Silverwood’s BDSM scenes? She brings us wild and erotic scenes, with bondage by clockworks, bondage by rope and a F/F/M scene that will have you squirming in your seat. You fall in love with Dankyo from the minute he starts controlling Sophia and bringing her Submission to light. She craves it hard and rough and does whatever she can to make sure that he gives it to her that way. He craves the dominance and control and is more than happy to give Sophia what she needs. The first time Dankyo takes Sophia is a raw and rough scene, it is played out in front of an audience so that they believe that she is his slave. Her submission is sublime and his dominance is calculating and controlled. The uber Dom that will bring you to your knees.
If you have never read Steampunk before, please pick up the first two books of the Steamwork Chronicles – Iron Dominance and Lust Plague. These books set up the story of Dankyo and Sophia and you will not be disappointed. We visit with Theo and Claire and Sten and Kaysana in Steal Dominance – another factor that I love about Cari Silverwoods wonderful stories … she doesn’t let you forget about how it all started and what wonderful HEA’s they all have.