The Aviator

The Aviator

by Morgan Karpiel

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Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Mood: Dramatic
Intimacy Rating: Erotic
Wordcount: 20,000

Gilda Sinclair is known to be quite mad, a woman who drinks like a man, swears like one and takes lovers whenever she chooses, discarding her elevated standing as an aristocrat to seek her fortune as an airship pilot. After her father’s death, she insists on flying for his legendary dirigible company, only to learn that he has willed the controlling interest in the business to the one man she despises.

Nathan Lanchard was Gilda’s lover for one night and has endured her manipulative games ever since. In his mind, she is spoiled and reckless, intent on driving him beyond the limits of his control. As new opportunities cast doubt on his future with Sinclair Airship, and the dangers of war loom on the horizon, he will discover how ruthless her cat-and-mouse seductions can be, and what emotion truly lies at the heart of the dark lust that burns between them.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012762405
Publisher: Nevada Navy LLC
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Series: Fantasies of New Europa , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 530 KB

About the Author

Morgan Karpiel is a RWA Golden Heart Finalist (2005, 2009 & 2010) and the recipient of the prestigious Maggie Award of Excellence in Fiction. She is currently working on the next novella in her erotically-charged Fantasies of New Europa series. The first two books, The Admiral and The Inventor are currently available. She also welcomes you to visit her website at

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The Aviator 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the earlier reviews this looked like a great book. All in all, it reads like a junior high love story with too much thesaurus help. Genuine character development is lacking. As a true aviatrix, this story is too cheeseball to continue reading. Youd be better off mixing more popular reads like 50 shades with some Fate is the Hunter (Gann).
Tamela More than 1 year ago
Steampunk is a completely new genre for me, and one that I had quite a bit of trepidation beginning. With Morgan Karpiel¿s The Aviator, I must say that I didn¿t grind my teeth, wince, and regret picking up the novel. In fact, I found that The Aviator combined all my favorite subjects in one exciting novel¿adventure, other worlds, and a touch of the past. Having nearly grown up in each other¿s constant company, Nathan and Gilda have always had a tough relationship. Their friendship is truly tested when Gilda¿s father decides Nathan is more capable of running Sinclair Airship than his own daughter. Any woman out there would understand Gilda¿s pain, and anger! Bitter, furious, wanting to strike out at the world, Gilda becomes known as Mad Lady Sinclair¿and she can outdo any man at anything. Their paths having gone separate ways since the blasted turning over of the company, Nathan and the Mad Lady meet again, and war (as well as lust) looms on the horizon. I have to say first and foremost that the characters are so precisely defined in The Aviator that I was blown away. Nathan and Gilda are as real as any human, and their ¿paper images¿ blast from the pages of this novel with a vitality that rivals many a great novel. As a reader, I could feel their pain, their anger, and the bitterness that welled up so deeply from the core of Gilda¿s soul. Nathan¿s love and his attempt to soothe the wrong done to her is believable and touching. Dare I tell you that the love scenes are delicious and steaming hot?!?! Until this novel, I hadn¿t read any of the New Europa series that Ms. Karpiel has written. I have to say, I was delighted with the entire plot of the story and found the entire tale and New Europa¿s fantasy world thrilling! 4 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago