This is one literary baby that should have been family planned a little better and prevented prior to conception. PAINFUL debilitating aneurysm doesn’t begin to describe th...more
If Steamed is any inclination, I would have to say no. Steamed is an alternative universe with a post World War II feel rather then a Victorian Steampunk type setting. There’s a grating amount of times the term “steampunk” is mentioned...more
I don't know what to do with this starwise. I mean don't get me wrong this book is TERRIBLE, god damn fucking TERRIBLE. but it's one of those books that is so bad it's freaking hilarious, I laughed out loud multiple times.
This book wasn't groundbreaking or amazing enough to move mountains but it did the job. It was fresh, light and sexy.
If you like romance with your steampunk and a bit of physics you should like this book. It's a good beach read.
The leads were constantly horny. Which would've been fine if there hadn't been two major instances in which having sex was clearly not the answer. Also, when your sister gets kidnapped in a strange land - is your first action to have sex?
I liked the idea, I enjoyed very much a few of the author´s books ( OTOH there were also a few on which I could not make it past the first couple chapters), and steampunk, light and fun, sounded irresistible.
The book even started out well, in a vaguely Jasper Fforde-ish tone. After the first chapter, it all does downhill. The worlbuilding is ridiculous and a bit tedious, the character interaction ludicrous, and the sexual...more
When I first started reading Katie MacAlister, I didn't know if I would like her. It took her a couple books to get her feet under herself and I really started to like most of her books. But this one was awful.
It starts with a very Twainish male lead, Jack, in a world that doesn't seem to be our world and yet is not a steampunk world.
Then an accident happens in his lab that throws him into another world. An accident...more
And while I'm usually pretty okay with the idea of i...more
Jack Fletcher spends the first chapter telling us why he is really not so-cool. Then dropping as many ‘steampunk’ references as possible along the way to his lab (he’s an engineer) he meets with his sister Hallie, who manages to spill a vial of something, which transports them into Steampunk land.
It’s not timetravel, we find.
"Steamed" is a bit of a silly romp, eve...more
Jack Fletcher and his sister Hallie are zapped...more
The main character, Jack, is the most insufferable asshole in romance history. He's a nerdy Quaker nanoelectrical engineer who loves cons and Steampunk and hasn't met a woman he can't seduce. Oh and everyone thinks he's Indiana Jones. From the second he's introduced to Octavia, the love interest, he treats her like dirt. Even if you wake up on a dirigible and believe yourself to be at a convention, you should no openly oggle a woman's breasts. You certainly cannot touch...more
The premise was interesting and I kind of enjoyed the travel between parallel worlds but it dragged! There was plenty of bosom's description and a lot of backside and bustles and how the female character's scent was tormenting the hero but plot? It was nowhere to be seen! And it was ridiculous how a captain would be defied in front of her crew. Meljean Brook does a better work with her Yasmeen.
I've had this book for a while, but wasn't sure how I'd like it, until I read her Dragon books. I admit, this one isn't as well th...more
I think the main reason for the bad reviews...more
I think this one was fascinating in the way the author laid...more
I don't like writing bad reviews because let's face it...They're published and I'm not!
I think she tried too hard. It moved so fast in spots that I lost track of the action.
It kinda reminds me of that mermaid series by MaryJanice Davidson...it had such potential, but they took themselves a little too seriously and tried to be just a little too clever.
I don't exactly know what "Ste...more
This story will delight fans and newcomers alike as it includes Katie's signature wit, well-developed characters, flair for comedy, raunchy and irreverent romance scenes,...more