I love steampunk so I thought, steampunk and erotica how can you go wrong? Well the first story in this volume of 5 stories is NOT steampunk. It has no steampunk elements at all, it is some kind of alternate Victorian thing, but that doesn't make it steampunk. With all the great steampunk short stories out there I can't understand why they would chose this story, it wasn't even very good.
But having said that, some of the other stories in the book are quite good, the Hysteria one and the one by Jason Rubis. I would have liked more of that.
So my advice is don't waist your money ..
It started off good but then the story went no where, but had potential. But my main dislike is the language, which was awkward, whilst I can see the intent, was to come off like the style of Verne or Wells, it ended up reading like a public service legal document from days gone by. It suffered a lot from the style and was hard to read, a book should be a joy to read not a chore.
I wanted to like this book the concept was good and story could have been good. But the writing let it down. Whilst this is supposed to be an erotic novel, it is more like porn it just goes from sex scene to sex scene - not that there is anything wrong with that. But the wording really makes the scenes quite boring and factual, definitely not exciting to read.
Pretty good story, although not all that erotic. I don't like incest in stories, however this wasn't too weird - so it's ok.
It is well written and the plot kept my interest. I will add the squeal to my to-read list just to see how it turns out.
This is a great read and very hot. She writes male characters very well, the only thing I found un-believable is the main character said "I hadn't gotten hard in public since the tenth grade." Really, cause I'm 36 and I haven't gotten hard in public since - yesterday, when I was reading this book on an interstate flight.
But a seriously great read, I'll be buying the rest of this series.
This is not an erotic Regency story, as such l give it 2.5 stars l bought it expecting an erotic novella. This is a Regency Romance if it was marketed and sold as such I'd probably give it 4 or 5 stars. The story is engaging and the writing style flows nicely. Unfortunatly this is as spicy as a limp cellery stalk.
There are a lot of good indi authors out there, but very rarely do you come across an exceptionally well written story. This is such a story. This is the first work of Ms Wu's that I have read but, if this is any indication of the rest of her work, I'll be buying all her books.
The writing style is excellent and the story flows very well. But she makes you care about the protagonists, which is difficult to do in a short story. Unlike a lot of short story's (particularly erotic shorts) which tend to be a little one dimensional, this story is defiantly much deeper.
Totally recommended, 5 stars for writing and 5 chillies for heat ;-)
I've been enjoying miss Wu's writing style. This book is another winner, she has have very good style and writes interesting characters.
I would recommend any of her stories, so far all of her books I have read I really enjoyed (most memorable was the swimming pool).
Another master piece
Very hot, very well written, as I have come to expect from this author. The story flows well and she makes you feel for the characters.
I just wish she would publish a full length novel, these short stories are exceptionally well written but they leave me wanting more.
Great read. My wife is Malaysian Chinese, so I guess this book had to live up to my expectations. I was not disappointed.
The story flowed well and the writing was well done. It left me wanting more, and I hope this will turn into a series.
Failing that I think I'm going to have to read the other works by this author.
Good story line. The autor really has done a good job of setting the story and developing the charactors. The only critism I have is the technology terminology is wanting. Sometime I think the autor has never written steampunk before, but I guess I'm just nit picking.
Don't let it stop you reading this story. It is otherwise a good read, and unlike some erotica it's not just smut with no story line - Not that there is anything wrong with smut with no story line. But sometimes it's nice to read an erotic story with a plot.
I think now I will have to read the autor's other works.