GEARED FOR PLEASURE
This novel is the first in Grace’s Elemental Steam series, so do not expect a definitive ending. The author blurs the line between reality and fantasy and is extremely vague on where and when the story takes place. The storyline itself is complex but Grace does an excellent job of making the tale one readers can relate to, and the passion in the love scenes practically drips from the pages.
When beloved Queen Idony is kidnapped, those closest to her risk life and limb to save her. Her right-hand man and woman, Dare and Cyrus, are joined by the owner of an underwater brothel, a seductress with a tail and a ship captain with a magical sword that can cut both objects and humans in half. Their journey is marked with betraying palace guards, glowing insects and mystical illusions. (HEAT, Mar., 368 pp., $15.00)