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Steamed by Katie MacAlister


Cover art: Steamed Reviewer: Jillean Key
Title: Steamed: A Steampunk Romance
Author: Katie MacAlister
Publisher: Signet
ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22931-1
Release Date: February 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Steampunk Romance
Year/Setting: Present day Las Vegas, Greece
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Katie's Website/Blog: www.katiemacalister.com

Jack Fletcher is a computer technician who has had his share of adventure, even if they tend to be a bit exaggerated by his female admirers. His sister comes to visit him in his office and starts messing around with his things. They both find out what happens when you mess with very advanced nanotechnology. Jack and his sister find themselves in another dimension. They are in the same year as they left but in a different period of time altogether.

Jack wakes up and finds himself face to face with the most beautiful woman with the reddest hair he has ever seen. The only downside is she has what looks like a laser gun pointed at him. Octavia Pye is the captain of one of the king’s airships delivering cargo for his wedding in England. The style of dress would indicate that Jack and his sister have traveled back in time to Victorian England but the technology screams of the future. Jack must find a way to get his sister and himself back to their own time without getting into too much trouble. What Jack will soon realize is that Captain Pye is a whole lot of trouble.

When I first looked at this book I wondered what in the world did they mean by steampunk. I decided to do a little research and found that this world if you will fit me to a tee. I have always loved corsets and that style of dress and anyone who knows me knows that I am a bit obsessed with movies like Star Wars. To find out that steampunk was a clever mix of these two worlds, I was instantly captivated. This is the first of Katie MacAlister’s books that I have read and I was not disappointed. I think it was cleverly written and easy to follow being that she has incorporated a lot of nautical terminology. I look forward to adding this and more of her books to my ever expanding library.


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