Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lust Plague

Title:  Lust Plague
Author:  Cari Silverwood
Publisher:  Loose Id
Publisher URL:  www.loose-id.com
ISBN/BIN:   978-1-61118-802-8
Genre:  {M/F}, BDSM, Steampunk, Series
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon  

Sten saves Kaysana from zombies infected with the lust plague.  Unfortunately, she loses her ship in the process, though one of her favorite crew members survives.   

The second book in the Steamwork Chronicles, Lust Plague, is filled with zombies, though I was startled by the different types of them because the author surprised me with that one.  A very big difference from the normal zombie stories was the fact that some of the zombies, or resurrected men, could actually think and pass as normal for awhile was very interesting.  There was also the normal flesh-eating ones that we have come to expect. I normally avoid zombie stories, but I enjoyed this one.  I will caution readers though that there are some parts of the book that may disturb. 

The main characters Sten, a frankenstruct and an airship captain, Kaysana, had such wonderful chemistry.  Kaysana has to rethink her ideas about being dominated, as well as her attitude regarding frankenstructs. I thought the give and take of their relationship was very believable, as they both struggled to come to terms with their growing feelings once they were no longer affected by the plague.  Emily was an interesting secondary character and added a lot to the story. 

The world that Ms. Silverwood has created is very interesting, since I had not been exposed to steampunk stories until this series.  The various countries and the types of people she showcases have made this series one that I want to read again.

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