For explosive chemistry, all you need is the right catalyst…
A war orphan, Astrid Bailey is content living her adult life alone, working as a contract machinist. Her real passion, though, is inventing felicitation devices that promote women’s sexual empowerment and help them find pleasure independent of a man.
The upcoming World’s Fair, with its substantial cash prize, is...more
I did not expect what I got fromthus novel at all. I think I grabbed this one becahsee it was either tagged fantasy & the cover gave off a steampunk vibe.
it wasn't either of those things, Combustion was more of an historical erotic fantasy with the heroine making vibrators and the whole plot is about Astrid penetrating the rigid and upright market of Britannia. This was a short and entertaining novel. I enjoyed it a lot.
Sadly, it wasn't perfect. Combustion ...more
For this one, first and foremost read the synopsis and warning from the author as it is extremely accurate.
Combustion is an erotic romance with a LOT of scorching hot and detailed sex scenes, F/F and M/F and a LOT of toys - the main character, Astrid, manufactures "felicitation" devices, i.e. vibrators.
This is not a historical romance. No time period is given, and the story appears to be set in an alternative-reality London, in Britannia. You have skyscrapers, trains as well as ...more
It started off with ladies at an all women meeting who has or wants to expand or start their own businesses and then it got juicy once the “felicitation devices” were introduced. Talk about getting to the point of combustion. *wink wink*
But yes, those devices, gadgets… ahhummm… vibrators was definitely my attention grabber. It did get me thinking about when vibrators really came into use and it was ...more
The trouble is, I didn’t like Astrid very much. She’s an independent woman who is defensive and prickly and prefers to think the worst of people wherever possible. ...more
Why did I almost didn't finish the book? I hated the heroine. Thoroughly, thoroughly disliked her. I didn't find one redeeming quality in her at all. Astrid was supposedly a modern day, independent business woman who was strong and sassy, instead she came across as rude, obnoxious, bitchy and ...more
Author: Elia Winters
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Source: ARC Given by Tour Organizer
First I'd like to say that this is not meant for sensitive, conservative, and close-minded readers. There are a a few subjects broached in this book that might make you uncomfortable if you're not used to reading sexed-up stories. But if you're like me, then you would easily enjoy this.
I will give Combustion 4 stars. It's a fast-paced, sexy book with ...more