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Iron Dominance

(Steamwork Chronicles #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  420 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Raised from childhood as an assassin, Claire finds her world knocked off kilter when Theo Kevonis, a rich, ex-Air Corp nobleman, rescues her from an airship crash. Being a soldier of a hostile nation she cannot reveal her identity, but Theo sinks his steely Dom fingers into her heart and soul, showing her the pleasures to be found in surrendering to his touch. Captivated, ...more
ebook, 179 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Loose Id
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Melanie A.
3.5 STARS!
"I don't ever want to leave you."
It was good! Quality smut with lots of kinky goodness. :D
She adored him when he threatened and blackmailed.
I can't round up though, because I couldn't get behind the premise. I didn't think Claire was in a position to give consent . . . and I don't like my dub con presented to me as consensual (if that makes sense, lol).

Happy reading my dirty friends!
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, kindle
4 'kinky steampunk' stars

This was my first book by Cari Silverwood and it definitely won't be my last. The story is set in a steampunk world which I liked very much. I only wish that certain things would be more explained. Specifically, frankenstructs. I get that the book is first erotica and second steampunk but since I love steampunkish elements, I wanted that side of the story in more detail.

Both MCs were very likable. Claire is a frankenstruck and failed assassin and Theo is ex-military/ bus
This is Cari Silverwood style of Steampunk kinky, erotic romance with promising unlimited supply of sexual tension. I'm still learning more about the steampunk genre, I felt this book didn't totally have mechanical objects but there were gadgets. Needless to say this book still can be labelled steampunk.

Claire is a Frankenstruct, trained as an assasin working on the bad side. A Frankenstruct is not considered human, after their uses they are destroyed. Whoever wants to keep a Frankenstruct must
Marta Cox
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews
About a year ago I discovered the steampunk genre and it's such a fun idea. Now in her own inimitable style Ms Silverwood takes the idea and just runs with it! Not just a world featuring almost Victorian ideals, mixed with unusual mechanical objects but a romance with BDSM elements and of course a really solid story.
Imagine if you will being created from cloned body parts and then treated as if you really do not matter. Not considered human but known as a Frankenstruct and little more than an ob
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I can't imagine how it would be to be treated as an object. Slavery is one thing, but to be treated as an object with no rights due to cloning, this is a horror I can't begin to want to experience.

Claire is a patchwork clone known as a Frankenstruct. She and her other Frankenstruct team look human and have feelings, yet are treated worse than animals. This is because they are designed as perfect weapons, created as super soldiers.

The premise of this story i
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
I first came across Iron Dominance on a Twitter channel I am following. I had not heard of Cari Silverwood before, so I proceeded to look her up on the ætherweb. What I found explained why I had not heard of her: Ms. Silverwood specializes in erotic fiction, a genre I tend not to read and I have mixed experiences with the books I have read and reviewed here.

Still, the story sounded intriguing enough and the BDSM theme promised a different flavour to what I had read thus far. It was also highly r
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
I'm not happy with Cari Silverwood, I had great plans for my Sunday but started reading this last night and had to get straight back to it this morning. All plans for the day went out the window until the book was finished! This book was just an amazing mix of kink, adventure, love, steampunk and angst that had me gripped from start to finish. It is a richly woven tapestry of exciting story, fantastic characters and super hot BDSM scenes.

Claire is a frankenstruct - a living being made from an a
Claire is a Frankenstruct, a being that’s made up of cloned parts. A law has been passed that declares that Frankenstruct’s aren’t humans therefore have no rights. They can be treated as slaves, abused or simply made to the jobs which humans would say no to. Claire is forced to be the evil lieutenant Inkline’s master assassin. Her latest assignment is to murder an influential powerful politician, but an aircraft disaster en route means that the plan is stopped. A sole survivor amongst the wrecka ...more
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, wet-panties
My goggles are officially fogged! The Steampunk construct, described by Ms. Silverwood in rich detail, turns out to be the perfect setting for a BDSM story - clever “voltaic” devices, sinisterly creative clothing and enough gears and pulleys to result in a wonderfully hot suspension scene. In addition to the well-realized physical setting, this story of submission is enhanced by the complexity of Claire, a cloned “Frankenstruct” who feels drawn to the D/s relationship offered by Theo, but has no ...more
Originally reviewed for Risqué Reviews

I was really excited to start this story. Steampunk, BDSM, romance and a frankenstruck – how awesome! Unfortunately it didn't quite work for me.

Both Claire and Theo seemed very shallow characters. I couldn’t really figure out why they fell in ‘love’ with each other as they never really seemed to talk. Claire spent a lot of time in her head thinking about her deception and worrying over her reaction to Theo. Theo’s actions didn’t help endear him to me. He ha
R *is for Relentless*
Oct 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the first steampunk novels I have read. I wasn't sure what to expect out of this new genre. It will definitely not be the last. Thankfully, there are two more already out in this series:) I loved the world building, great characters, and hot and steamy sex scenes. This is a steampunk/bdsm erotic romance. So if you like "fade to black" you probably want to pass. The author does an admirable job combining a great story with wonderful (eyes rolling in the back of the head, shudder in ...more
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Theo is a rich, powerful, dominant man. He is accustomed to being obeyed in all things. Unfortunately, while searching for survivors after a crashed airship, they locate an injured female and that starts to throw things a bit awry. He starts to encounter arguments with his trusted men that in the past obeyed his orders without question. Why can one unconscious, injured woman create all this chaos? Well, she is a woman.

Claire is a “frankenstruct”. (Yes, think Frankenstein and you have a good star
Dark Haven
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! This book is a page turner that will sweep you into its story from the very first pages. My emotional roller coaster began when Clare - injured and afraid- had a chance to come clean about herself. I wanted her to tell Theo, but I was afraid too. Her assassin’s training would make her more dangerous to Theo and those around him. Would Theo have given her any chance if she told the truth about her past? What a conundrum ? I found myself holding my breath waiting ...more
Pat Orendorff
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book! My first steampunk novel and I adored it. The author created a very believable world and described it so well that I felt immersed in it.
Enthralled by the BDSM and the heat that erupted between them makes Theo and Claire's relationship realistic as he slowly brought her into his world.
Then there is the plot to assasinate someone and Claire thinks that it is her beloved Theo so she will be able to keep him safe simply by not carrying out her mission. So she continues to lie to hi
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Cari Silverwood!

Who knew Steampunk could be so sexy. Iron Dominance is the first Steampunk book I have read and I was very impressed. My inner tomboy enjoyed all the different machinery and I thought Cari did a great job of drawing us into Claire and Theo’s world. But, enough about the machinery!

Claire and Theo’s growing attraction was what really drew me in to this story. Claire is definitely wary of Theo and all his security people at first but that wariness slowly give
Becky Condit
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4 1/2 stars!

This is a delightful book, with its alternative history and a plot that flows through it like a maze. The story is hot and the sex is scorching. Cari Silverwood is on my very short favorite author auto-buy list.

Other than the story, characters, and the writing, I can't see why anyone would not buy this book based on the cover alone. That is one of the BEST covers I've seen on a steampunk novel. Even if you've never read steampunk or don't know what it is you would want to re
I'm not really into steam punk, didn't even know it was a category really, but since Cari Silverwood wrote it, I agreed to read it. And you know what? It was really good, I enjoyed it!
Claire is what is known as a frankenstruct, a person made from cloned human parts. She was created and trained to be an assassin. On her way to her job though, she's in a crash, and found by Theo. A man who just happens to have the same name as her target...unfortunately the first name was the only info she got bef
Janine Peta
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review for Iron Dominance, I was just blown away by this story and its characters, it was so beautifully written and I fell madly in love with Theo and Claire. Written so much in the spirit of Bladerunner, Theo is every woman's dream man - so thoughtful, loving and delightfully dirty in bed. Claire easily falls for him but she has a past that she would rather keep hidden but of course the truth must come out eventually. Not an ounce of disappointment in this book, my new favourite of Cari's.
nan ziegler
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A different world

A different world, a different kind of girl, a handsome, rich man. Formulaic?? Heck no! Cari Silverwood does it again.

A girl, with one gigantic secret, her man, Theo, who does all he can to ensure she can remain at his side, in his bed and, for the first time, in public away from what she knew as home.

Twists, turns, and sex. What more could a reader ask for?
Nicole P
First time reading something tagged as steampunk. Not bad but I won't be in a hurry to read something else. Seems to be an acquired taste.
Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews
May have slight spoilers.

Iron Dominance by Cari Silverwood starts off with our main Lady character, Claire a frankenstruct. More so she is an assassin about to be assigned on a mission when the air ship she is on crashes before she gets any of the details by her commander except a name, Theo, and she is rescued at the crash site by Theo Kevonis.

Though Theo’s head of security Dankyo is against it Theo takes Claire into his home and tells no one about her, as Frankenstructs are illegal and deemed
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
The first book in the SteamWork Chronicles. it is an erotic Steampunk book. I enjoyed the Steampunk elements, specially the clothes and how they were used. And that scene in the airship, very hot.
I would have liked a bit more details of the world and the characters. Claire is a frankenstruct, but not much is told about them and their history. And I had trouble seeing a real connection between Claire and Theo
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
"If you'll let me, I'll take you on a journey, one you won't easily forget."

A fast paced romance that I can't really put in one category. Part steampunk, erotic, bdsm and paranormal the meeting and relationship that explodes between Theo and Claire takes you on a wild journey. Not as dark as many of Cari's stories, it is still extremely addictive and creative.
Mar 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
No one plans on having a surprise attack be the saving grace that changes life forever. Claire is one of the few survivors of the crash. A connection forms between Claire and Theo as soon as they meet. A mixture of curiosity, desire and an infinite need to hold another in submission.

At first, the story reads like a dashing, seductive romance with a strong leading man and an inexperienced young woman. Here is every man's fantasy. An exotically, beautiful young woman with golden eyes and a natura
Wicked Nyx
Four 1/2 Stars

Hmmm, what to say about this book, how to describe it? This series was my first foray into the Steampunk world of crazy contraptions, and I have to say it will *not* be my last.

Claire is a Frankenstruct – a being assembled from cloned parts – with no rights as a human being, trained as an assassin from a young age. Her sadistic handler, Inkline, is providing a briefing on her first mission, when the airship they are traveling on is shot down.

Theo is a highly ranked Lord, determined
4 stars

This was a pretty good read. It's my first steampunk book and I found it an interesting addition to the story line.

Claire is a frankenstruct. A person put together from cloned parts of a person. She was made and raised as an assassin. The ship she's on crashes and she's saved by Theo. Normally Frankenstructs are killed but Theo doesn't believe it's right and protects her. He tries to discover who she is and more info about her but since she's scared (for various reasons) she doesn't tell
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Iron Dominance is a sultry, wickedly enthralling story. Ms. Silverwood has done an excellent job combining steampunk and erotic romance, creating a world that is vivid and lush. The protagonists, Theo and Claire, come to life on the page. From start to finish, their journey from strangers to lovers captivates and entertains. Likewise careful attention is devoted to secondary characters, who add depth and richness to the story.

Claire is
Oct 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, sci-fi
I have not enjoyed this book that much. I felt that BDSM theme was forced rather than embraced. In some instances the amount of sexual activity in one day ended up being simple torture especially as the main female character was a novice, with no logic behind it. No proper after-care was introduced in this book even though it was so heavily based BDSM practices. Describing the main female character being in restraints for prolonged period of time without being given a massage to relax muscles af ...more
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I have to say about this book is that I absolutely love the length, the completeness of the story, the fact that there is tons going on besides the hot sex scenes. Not to say that the sex isn't way hot, but there's tons of story, action, characterization in addition to the sex. Then there's steampunk too? I was so grateful to find Cari's writing; combining erotic romance and steampunk gave me a chance to interact with my partner, who loves steampunk far more than I had. Meeting C ...more
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cari Silverwood hasn't disappointed! She's used her brilliant imagination and words and created this beautiful story of Claire, an assassin finds herself in an unexpected situation with a powerful man, but not like the other powerful men she is used to after being found in wreckage of an accident. Theo takes Claire under his wing, and flogger despite warnings from his security. Claire begins to think that she's gotten away from her past, but without warning, it comes sneaking up on her.

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Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of kinky darkness or sometimes of dark kinkiness, depending on her moods and the amount of time she's spent staring into the night.

When others are writing bad men doing bad things you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.

email: carisilverwoo

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