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A Certain Pressure in the Pipes

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Conrad Lloyd's father, Governor of an old west town, wishes his son wasn't so interested in inventing, or men for that matter. It isn't until Conrad meets Ezhno, a Native American inventor, that Conrad thinks he can find sexual and intellectual fulfillment all in one man. Will they find their way together despite the societal and familial divide that threatens to keep them ...more
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Published April 17th 2011 by Noble Romance (first published June 28th 2010)
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Aug 19, 2010 Kassa rated it liked it
3.5 stars
This is a cute, funny, and entertaining short story that’s perfect as an easy read. It’s light fluff but humorous with some good steam punk detail thrown in. Conrad is the irrepressible son of the Governor and only interested in two things – inventing and buggery. When the two passions coincide within Ezhno, Conrad is immediately smitten. However he must convince his loving but politically concerned father to let him have his way.

The story is pretty short (only 40 pages double spaced) s
Elisa Rolle
This is probably the first example I read on a subgenre that is becoming quite popular, the “steampunk”. In an undefined Far West, probably end of the XIX century, beginning of the XX, Conrad is the spoiled son of a Governor; his father name and money always save him from the law: one day yes, and the other also, Conrad is in prison for buggery. Conrad’s great passion, other than men, is science, and in particular mechanics: he loves to inventing things that help him in finding pleasure, both ph ...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
I don't know how to rate this... I was expecting something else. I think it's probably because the steampunk books I've read so far were more complex and tortured, so I was sort of expecting something darker.

Conrad, the main character, was a brat and it was fun reading about him, because I liked that he wasn't trying to hide his attraction to men, even if same-sex intercourse is against the law in that world. Being the Governor's son, it seems he is excused from a more approriate behavior and t
Oct 04, 2014 Aron rated it it was ok
Questionable ideology in this amusing little steampunk. The Native American MC was embarrassingly underdeveloped. For a book that protests the past treatment of Native Americas as "Savages", it was ironic that his only purpose in the story was to be a caricature of the exotic.
May 06, 2015 Arlyn rated it really liked it
This was very different...and interesting. It did have a low start but the last half of the book made up for it. The whole political slant between "savages" (American Indians) and "gentleman" (the puritan settlers, or true savages) was unexpected. Throw in hot gay sex between an inter-racial pair of young men with a passion for inventing weapons and sex machines, and I can honestly say that I've never read anything like this!

Definitely worth the read for the strange sexy journey alone.
** 3.75 Stars **

Light, humorous and entertaining short story that made me laugh more than once. The Steampunk part is very well done!
Apr 01, 2012 Fehu rated it really liked it
3,5 stars!
Steampunk is usually not my thing but this one was mostly fun and light story, so I enjoed it a lot more than I expected.
Kenny Sullins
Jan 15, 2016 Kenny Sullins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed this! Hot, romantic, sweet... all very lovely!
May 23, 2011 Kiki rated it liked it
silly but entertaining
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