Friday, October 21, 2011

Iron Dominance

Title:  Iron Dominance
Author:  Cari Silverwood
Publisher:  Loose Id
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ISBN:  978-1-61118-514-0
Genre:  {M/F}, BDSM, Steampunk
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Claire has been created from several cloned parts and then trained as an assassin.  On the way to her assignment, the ship she is on crashes after being fired upon.  Theo takes her back to his house when he discovers she is one of the survivors and proceeds to seduce her.

One thing I liked a lot about Iron Dominance was that both Claire and Theo are very strong personalities.  Claire is a submissive though and as she learns to trust Theo, she seems to blossom even more.  The various personalities of the secondary characters are some that you either love or hate; there wasn’t any in-between for me. Another thing was that the author kept the angst going with Claire as she tried to navigate the questions she was asked to answer without letting on she was more than she presented herself as. 

I actually enjoyed reading this book, especially since this is the first time I have ever read steampunk.  I enjoyed the complexities of the world the author created.  The laws regarding the ‘frankenstructs’ of the various nations are tricky, to say the least.  They are slaves in some and are put to death immediately in others.  The fact that Theo kept her around while he tried to change the laws in his country was very telling about him as a person. 

I liked the fact that the author seems to be very knowledgeable about BDSM and showed both Theo’s Dom side as well as Claire’s submissive side very realistically.  Theo was extremely patient with Claire, especially when he realized she was terrified.   This book should be added to any BDSM lover’s bookshelf and is one I will be reading again.

1 comment:

Cari Silverwood said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful review :)
I only just found it today. Made my morning here in Australia!