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Steamed: A Steampunk Romance

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Steamed is an entertaining wacky steampunk romantic fantasy

Computer research technician Jack Fletcher is experimenting with a nanoelectromechanical system in his lab. His sister Hallie, who sold him at a charity auction, accidentally moves the switches while spilling liquid helium on the connections, causing an explosion that ...
Computer research technician Jack Fletcher is experimenting with a nanoelectromechanical system in his lab. His sister Hallie, who sold him at a charity auction, accidentally moves the switches while spilling liquid helium on the connections, causing an explosion that burns the circuits and more. The boom also sends the siblings to another world; that of his favorite story Airship Pirates; a Victorian realm using steam power as the primary source of energy. .

Aerocorps Captain Octavia Pye is on her maiden voyage on HIMA (His Imperial Majesty's Airship) Tesla. However, she is shock to find two stowaways on her ship. Jack and Hallie tell her their story, but she thinks they are either insane or spies for the Black Hand Rebels or one of the European enemies as the Empire is on the brink of revolt. She also thinks the hunk is cute while he knows she is the woman he always wanted.

Steamed is an entertaining wacky steampunk romantic fantasy filled with humor as the computer guru with fantasies of being Indiana Jones lands in the adventure of a lifetime with the woman of his dreams. The story line is fast-paced from the moment Hallie sends them into this other realm and never slows down as Jack thrives to become a one-eyed patched first mate to the captain who has a few secrets of her own.

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posted by harstan on January 7, 2010

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not as good as her other books.

Katie MacAlister is one of my favorites. I have read and loved most of her books but I have to say I liked this one the least. Premise is good, got to love some steampunk. She does a wonderful job creating the world and the writing is well done. But I have to say I ki...
Katie MacAlister is one of my favorites. I have read and loved most of her books but I have to say I liked this one the least. Premise is good, got to love some steampunk. She does a wonderful job creating the world and the writing is well done. But I have to say I kind of thought the hero was an ass. The heroine was better, but I still couldn't seem to care. The side characters were pretty amusing, loved them though. A decent read to pass the time, but I would recommend her Dragon or Dark One series over this one by far.

posted by 1491037 on February 3, 2011

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    A delightfully fun romp through a world of steam-powered airships, corsets and goggles.

    Jack Fletcher is a quantum-electrical engineer with a habit of getting caught up in unlikely adventures. Octavia Pye is the Captian of HIMA Tesla, a steam-powered airship in the Southampton Aerocorps with rather colorful history of her own. Naturally, these two just have to get together.

    A freak lab experiment blows up in Jack's face he and his sister are blasted into the alternate world of airships, corsets, aether guns and goggles, right into the hold of Captain Pye's ship.

    From there things get really interesting, with assassination plots against the Emperor by leaders of the rebellious Black Hand, attacks by Moghul warlords, daring rescues and of course, a burgeoning romance between Jack and Octavia.

    Ms. Macalister has woven a delightful, fun romp with colorful characters and her tounge firmly in her cheek. Even the intimate scenes between Jack and Olivia are done with as much humor as sexy detail.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys either steampunk or romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2010

    great book

    great book

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