Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Carnal Machines, Edited by D.L. King (July 12, 8-10 PM EST)

Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! Tonight's discussion should be a lot of fun with editor D.L. King dropping in to join us!

Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica

Edited by D.L. King

For a group from 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. In Carnal Machines, D.L. King has curated stories by outstanding contemporary erotica writers who use the enthralling possibilities of the 19th century steam age to tease and titillate in a decadent fusing of technology and romance.


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For those of you who read the book, was this your first experience with steampunk? If so, what did you think of the blend of history and futuristic technology? (Not to mention the steamy sex!) If you're a steampunk lover from way back, how did you feel about adding erotica into the mix of a typically non-erotic genre?

If you haven't read the book-- what's your experience with steampunk? Love it, hate it, never heard of it? No matter where you stand in the world of steampunk, this is certain to be a fun-filled, sexy discussion about one of the most talked about genres in the past few years!

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AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
I am very interested in joining this group. Where do I go on the site to get the book titles ahead of time for reading?
07/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
I am very interested in joining this group. Where do I go on the site to get the book titles ahead of time for reading?
You can get a complete list of book title over on the Naked Reader Blog, and you can email Laurel (Laurelb @edenfantasys.com) to tell her that you'd like to join and get the next month's book
07/12/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
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Originally posted by Jul!a
You can get a complete list of book title over on the Naked Reader Blog, and you can email Laurel (Laurelb @edenfantasys.com) to tell her that you'd like to join and get the next month's book
Awesome! Thanks!
07/12/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I really want to be here, but I'm afraid my sleep disorder is going to interfere. I haven't been to sleep yet, and I'm afraid that when I do get to sleep, I will sleep through the meeting. Maybe I'll participate in my dreams.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I haven't read it but I will be here to join in as I can. I love Victorian settings, but truly enjoyed Playing With Fire as well, lol.
07/12/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I haven't read it but I will be here to join in as I can. I love Victorian settings, but truly enjoyed Playing With Fire as well, lol.
I'm reading Playing with Fire right now! I dig it!
07/12/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm going to try and be here tonight. My sister is in town and I have the week off from my night job, so I'm trying to get in some quality family time while I can.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
I'm reading Playing with Fire right now! I dig it!
It's pretty good. Most of the stories are great. I enjoyed it as well.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
Hello everyone! How are you today?
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Hellooooo
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Hello everyone! How are you today?
Just got back from spending way too much at the grocery store...sheesh!
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Just got back from spending way too much at the grocery store...sheesh!
I know how that is. Fortunately I don't go until the weekend.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Hey everybody!

I just wanted to jump in and mention we've just published a new interview with D.L. King on Carnal Machines and steampunk erotica on the NRBC blog so check it out!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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I know how that is. Fortunately I don't go until the weekend.
I swear these kids are going to break us! I have two teen boys both over 6 ft and a hubby that is a biscuit shy of 300 lbs and 6'5. My 7 year old eats like a grown man, and the girl-15 is so picky you have to buy special for her or she won't eat lol.
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
Hey everyone! I'm so excited about tonight's discussion of Carnal Machines! And even better, D.L. King is planning to stop in.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Hey everyone! I'm so excited about tonight's discussion of Carnal Machines! And even better, D.L. King is planning to stop in.
That sounds great! So does this book!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Hey everyone! I'm so excited about tonight's discussion of Carnal Machines! And even better, D.L. King is planning to stop in.
She likes all my favorite authors Succubi sounds really intriguing.
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
Hi Everyone, I made it!
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I was not sure if I would be interested in the whole steampunk genre, since I was fairly unfamiliar with it before I started reading it, but I loved it! Now that I've read it, it reminds me very much of a romance series I like to read from Amanda Quick. I guess I was a fan of steampunk without even realizing it!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Hi Everyone, I made it!
Hi! How are you, glad you could make it.
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
I'm so excited to be here. I planned and planned to be here for the Yes, Ma'am meeting and I managed to completely miss it. And my story got mentioned! Booo. So I'm really glad to be here for Carnal Machines.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Hi Everyone, I made it!
Yay! Hi D. L. we'll so excited to have you back!
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Hi Everyone, I made it!
Yay! Welcome! So glad you could join us.
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I swear these kids are going to break us! I have two teen boys both over 6 ft and a hubby that is a biscuit shy of 300 lbs and 6'5. My 7 year old eats like a grown man, and the girl-15 is so picky you have to buy special for her or she won't eat lol.
omg, I only have the one whos only 5 and I swear he has hollow legs! where on earth do they put all the food!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
Hi Laurel, glad you liked it! Did you have a favorite story?
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by D. L. King
I'm so excited to be here. I planned and planned to be here for the Yes, Ma'am meeting and I managed to completely miss it. And my story got mentioned! Booo. So I'm really glad to be here for Carnal Machines.
Glad you could be here!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
I'm just going to step out really quickly to go make some guacamole. Be right back!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Wondermom
omg, I only have the one whos only 5 and I swear he has hollow legs! where on earth do they put all the food!
No clue!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by D. L. King
I'm just going to step out really quickly to go make some guacamole. Be right back!
Mmmmmm....guacamole... ..
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