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Carnal Machines - A Review!

Carnal Machines - Steampunk Erotica

Edited by D.L. King

"For such a tightly laced age, Victorians spent a lot of time thinking about things carnal – proving, of course, that what is repressed will be even more exciting once the corset is unlaced…" So reads the first paragraph of the back page of Carnal Machines, a collection of steamy stories written by some of erotica’s finest, edited by D.L King and published by Cleis Press.

The Steampunk-style cover is amazing – I didn’t know goggles were sexy until I saw them worn by the black-haired beauty on the cover, but I digress…

Never having read Steampunk erotica before, Carnal Machines proved to be quite an eye-opener for me; I ended up feeling that my own (limited) imagination and fantasies were rather tame in comparison, but I enjoyed the stories nonetheless. The authors have all ventured right into fantasy-land for our pleasure – and their own, no doubt!

I took particular delight in ‘The Servant Question’ by Janine Ashbless - I need me one of those maids at home! - and ‘Dr Mullaley’s Cure’ by Delilah Devlon.  The stories are hot, short and wildly varied, and if you’re looking for something a bit different this could be just the book for you!

Courtesy of Cleis Press, we have a copy of Carnal Machines to give away! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

Follow the Sh! Girlz on Twitter, and send a tweet with #CarnalMachines to @ShWomenstore before 21st November 2012, 6pm!

And – for fans of author and BDSM expert DL King we have two (yes, two!) amazing events coming up!

50 Shades of Seduction or How To Get What You Want!

D. L. King has been playing kinky games in and out of the bedroom and writing kinky stories for more than ten years. The contents of her toy cabinet has made many a submissive go weak in the knees and the contents of her stories has caused many a reader to become inexplicably damp or hard…well, maybe not inexplicably.

24th November, 6.30pm


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Join Award winning Erotica author and editor, D. L. King for what we believe to be the biggest evening of erotica this year!!+Store+Hoxton/Store+Events/D.L.+King+%252526+Friends%3A+Erotica+Reading.html

Though she has included many well-known British erotica writers in her anthologies, this is Ms King’s first book tour in the UK. For this special reading she’ll be joined by many of her favorite authors: Janine Ashbless, Jacqueline Applebee, Jacqueline Brocker, Essemoh Teepee, K. D. Grace, Remittance Girl , NJ Streitberger and Ciara Finn.
This promises to be quite a full night with reading excerpts from Where the Girls Are, The Sweetest Kiss, Carnal Machines, Voyeur Eyes Only, her newest book, Seductress, and even a few from Under Her Thumb, due to be released this spring.

28th November, 6.30pm for 7pm start


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