A Clockwork Butterfly

A Clockwork Butterfly

by Tabitha Rayne

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A Clockwork Butterfly by Tabitha Rayne

Lovers torn apart by duty...will Angelo and Lena be reunited?

Mankind is close to extinction. Toxins have all but wiped out the male population. The remaining fertile men are housed in manors where their seed is collected.

Lena Lee is a new collector with a rare pheromone believed to reignite human fertility. She's assigned a male who's predicted to be her perfect match.

Angelo, a clockwork butterfly maker, is held captive, his essence harvested daily by Lena. Over time, the couple begins to fall in love, something which is strictly prohibited. When their forbidden love is discovered, Lena is banished from the manor.

Torn apart by the duty that brought them together, Lena and Angelo must find a way back to each other. But even if Angelo manages to escape, he doesn't know where to find Lena. Will following the path of the clockwork butterfly lead him to his true love?

Content Warning: strong language, BDSM, and graphic sexual content, including m/f, f/f, and f/f/m sexual interaction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937325381
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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A Clockwork Butterfly 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sassyele More than 1 year ago
I received this review copy free of charge in return for an honest review. With mankind virtually extinct due to a deadly toxin, those who remain are kept under lock and key in manors, where their precious seed is collected daily. All young women born into this strange world, are watched from birth to see if they have what it takes to help reproduce more males into the population. Lena seems to stand out from the crowd, and although naive and innocent, they see great prospect in her. Mae is one of the first girls Lena meets, she introduces herself to Lena in the most unexpected way and wastes no time in showing her the ropes (so to speak). Before long, they become alot more than just friends. It's during her time spent with Mae, that it's discovered that Lena carries a rare pheromone which they believe could reignite human fertility. Once it's confirmed, no time at all is wasted in pairing her with the 'perfect match'. Angelo, whom Lena is assigned to, is just as innocent as her and he soon reveals that she is his first collector which means that he's never been in contact with a woman before ....nor her a man! Before long, the inevitable happens and they fall in love which is strictly forbidden in this world. Once their love is discovered, Lena is carted off elsewhere for punishment and Angelo is assigned a new collector ....Mae. Can Angelo and Mae hatch a plan to find his one true love, or is she gone forever? A Clockwork Butterfly is so beautifully written that I became totally engrossed in reading and lost all contact with the outside world. The sensuality and intimacy of the sex scenes is extremely well written and have great depth. Admittedly I did suffer slight dampness on more than one occasion ......boy they're hot!! Every emotion felt by the characters, is shared by the reader and I found myself shouting at the book quite often, pleading for them to listen to me. I didn't see many of the twists and turns coming so there were a few surprises along the way which just added to the excitement. Every sexual taste is catered for here with a good mix of f/f, m/f, m/f/f, f/f/f and BDSM. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger which left me wanting, no, needing, to know what happened next! I hope to see a prequel to this! If you're looking for an erotic read that you can immerse yourself in and be totally hooked, then this is it. Fantastic!!
Maudmama More than 1 year ago
How to describe A Clockwork Butterfly ..... well... This is the first Steampunk/Dystopian book I have knowingly read, so I wont try too!! In a not to distant furture Men are a rare breed after some kinda toxin starts to wipe them out. They are kept hidden in 'Manors' where women are trained to excite them and collect their essence. Now, how would you feel if you were told you were the saviour of mankind ... this happens to Lena Lee, who feels lied too and cheated, but commits high treason by becoming romantically involved with her male, Angelo. This is a story for the 18+ brigade - our 3 main protagonists Mae, Lena and Angelo have a serious of encounters that lead to the ending - which I didnt realise is not the end of their story. I shall be seeking out book 2 - which must mean I enjoyed this one! 3.5 stars on GR as I am new to this genre (Steampunk/Dystopian) and it took me a while to get my head round it!!
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars for this genre-bending erotic read. I really loved the concept of this world. It's almost completely female. Even of different species it's rare to find a male. The women are sorted into Donors (for eggs) Birthers (who gestate the embryos) and Mothers. Young women are tested to determine if they are capable of arousing ejaculation from what few men remain. If so, they are sent to be trained in the arts of Collection at manors where men are essentially pampered prisoners. Lena has been chosen to become a Collector. If she graduates from training she may actually interact with a man. Along the way of her training, a fellow trainee, Mae, seduces Lena. Mae is perhaps not the friend Lena believes her to be--and this is verified when Lena is told that her training has been accelerated. Mae's discoveries of Lena's genetic compatibility with one of the manor's males causes Lena to get bumped to the front of the queue for his Collections. Angelo is a tentative lover. He isn't interested in a constant barrage of women--he only wants one with whom he can connect. In his opulent room, he is virtually isolated; his only contact with humanity is through his visits with Lena. Lena cherishes their time together, which inflames Mae's jealousy--and further sparks Angelo's possessiveness. He commits a crime of passion--one which gets Lena banished from the manor. Angelo's despondence at losing Lena is great. He refuses all attempts at Collection until Mae arrives in his room. They strike a bargain: he submits for her Collection and she helps him to escape the Manor. Meanwhile Lena pines for her lost lovers in a prison. Her punishment is to accept sex with new lovers without growing attached--this is easy, she only cares for Mae and Angelo. Any pleasure she gains from her punishments is enhanced by imagining it is they who are with her, not her captors. There's a lot of sex, and I wasn't put off by the F/F, mostly because the writing had such a fantastical quality about it--I liken it to Ann Rice's BEAUTY series in that regard. While it's a future society, the modern trappings have mostly disintegrated and people have gone back to the land to survive. Science does exist, because all the technology of IVF is present by necessity, however the people live much like pre-Industrial times, in small close-knit communities with horse transport and limited rail. Angelo spends his free time inventing clockwork animals, among them a clockwork butterfly which can home in on the person whose DNA it last sampled. By releasing Lena's butterfly, Mae and Angelo endeavor to follow it to Lena's prison and rescue her. It's an interesting read, and gave me a lot to think about with regard to our overchemicalized Earth and the loss of species we are already experiencing (thanks Monsanto!). Plus, I mentioned the lots of sex, part, right? It wasn't gruesome or sloppy. I enjoyed Lena's seduction by Mae, and Angelo's seduction by Lena. It becomes clear about two-thirds in that this will become a menage, and that doesn't disappoint, either.
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raustin238 More than 1 year ago
The book had a great storyline and kept the reader in suspense but as far as the intimate relationships between the characters, I wouldn't call it love. Angelo seems to fall in love with who ever he has sex with and his love interest Lena seems to crawl into bed with whoever will take her. There is no loyalty to anyone but then again, this book takes place in the future when monogamous relationships are a thing of the past. Overall it was a great read and I will be reading the next two books to the series very soon.
debi3303 More than 1 year ago
“I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review” Well if you like to read some f/f scenes, this book is full of them. I am not really into that but Tabitha some how made me like it. Oh don’t get me wrong there is a male thrown in there every once in a while. It is a steamy book! A young innocent girl is taken from her home to be a collector. She is to pleasure men in order to get their semen for insemination. They are trying to manipulate the DNA in order to give birth to a specific gender. They barely have contact with the men so no one falls in love but they have never come across a woman like Lena before. A Clockwork Butterfly has a good story line and the characters make you believe in the story. There is a lot more to the story but I don’t want to give it all away. Take a chance and read it. It’s worth it.