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

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I am now kicking myself that I didn't get this book as well. That will teach me. Can we buy the one that we don't get so that we can have them both for discussions. I am really wanting it now and I wish that I had read ya'lls stories.
I don't see any reason why not. If you have an e-reader you can have it before the meeting is over.
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
For those who read the book, the obvious glue for all the stories is 'steampunk', but how do the stories differ?
Hi Petite Valentine! The stories are all steampunk and all written around the concept of imaginative sex toys and devices that might have--should have been invented and perhaps would have been invented in a parallel universe.

Each story has it's own take on the theme. There are a couple of lesbian tales, a gay tale, some fem dom (of course, it is my book...) and a couple of stories of a more romantic nature. You'll have to read the book to see which ones do it for you!
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
Their *stuff* needs a lot of room, no doubt! But we didn't want to put the new baby in with the toddler, so it involves combining the office and guest room so the toddler can go into what is now the guest room and the new baby can go into the ... More
my house has been taken over by kid things, there is lego in my closet next to my shoes.
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
I've read the whole book, and loved it, and reviewed it on Amazon--and right now I can't find my copy to jog my memory of the story titles. My favorite is probably the one with the dirigible, because I'm a pushover for both flying machines and gender ambiguity.
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Hi Elizabeth, you came out of lurk! Glad you're here. You should tell everyone about the book you're writing based on the story. (fans self) Damn, that is one hot read!
Ah, yes. The House of Sable Locks picks up where The Succubus left off. Mostly because that Silver Lady got into my brain and refused to get out! There was a lot more to her story, and that manuscript is currently with my beta readers.

It was interesting to write because I am in no way, shape, or form a scientist, so when the time came to write in the actual science.... I kinda faked it. And got caught. Luckily, I had the benefit of a lovely gentleman with degrees in physics who volunteered to take all my handwavium pseudo-science and actually make it do what I wanted it to do, and explained it in words of one syllable so that I could understand to write it!

I will hopefully be shopping it around to publishers this fall or winter, depending on the feedback from my betas.
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
D'oh! Wrong 8 pm
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Wondermom
I know they are listed here, not sure if they are still in stock, amazon has them as well, I picked up carnal machines from them, I need to get playing with fire.
I just finished Playing With Fire, its good. I am going to start getting both.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Sacchi
I've read the whole book, and loved it, and reviewed it on Amazon--and right now I can't find my copy to jog my memory of the story titles. My favorite is probably the one with the dirigible, because I'm a pushover for both flying ... More
Hi Sacchi!

And Welcome to Elizabeth and Teresa too! How exciting to have you all here!
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by EASchechter
Ah, yes. The House of Sable Locks picks up where The Succubus left off. Mostly because that Silver Lady got into my brain and refused to get out! There was a lot more to her story, and that manuscript is currently with my beta readers.

It was ... More
This makes me happy. Give that gentleman a kiss.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Antipova
D'oh! Wrong 8 pm
It's ok Antipova, you made it
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I just finished Playing With Fire, its good. I am going to start getting both.
I need to ask Laurel about that one.
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by Sacchi
I've read the whole book, and loved it, and reviewed it on Amazon--and right now I can't find my copy to jog my memory of the story titles. My favorite is probably the one with the dirigible, because I'm a pushover for both flying ... More
Hi Sacchi! That is "Lucifer Einstein and the Curious Case of the Carnal Contraption." I love that story. It's by Tracey Shellito, a writer in the UK.

And thanks so much for the review on Amazon! For those of you who read or are reading the book, I LOVE Amazon reviews, just sayin'...
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I just finished Playing With Fire, its good. I am going to start getting both.
I am about halfway through Playing WIth Fire as well. I started reading that one first and then stopped to read Carnal Machines when we switched the order. I am really enjoying both!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Hi Petite Valentine! The stories are all steampunk and all written around the concept of imaginative sex toys and devices that might have--should have been invented and perhaps would have been invented in a parallel universe.

Each story has ... More
I can think of some that should have been invented...
07/12/2011
Teresa Noelle Roberts Teresa Noelle Roberts
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Originally posted by EASchechter
Ah, yes. The House of Sable Locks picks up where The Succubus left off. Mostly because that Silver Lady got into my brain and refused to get out! There was a lot more to her story, and that manuscript is currently with my beta readers.

It was ... More
I'll look forward to seeing this in print (or ebook) soon--sounds great. And having a science adviser could be ... quite delightful in its own right.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Sacchi
I've read the whole book, and loved it, and reviewed it on Amazon--and right now I can't find my copy to jog my memory of the story titles. My favorite is probably the one with the dirigible, because I'm a pushover for both flying ... More
Hello Sacchi! How are you?
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Antipova
D'oh! Wrong 8 pm
You're fashionably late, no worries. Did you read the book?
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Teresa's story was a magnificent opening for the book--I'm also a pushover for sex between mature intellectuals.
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Thank you. That story is mine, "Human Powered." So glad you enjoyed it.
Hi Teresa! So glad you could join us!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by EASchechter
Ah, yes. The House of Sable Locks picks up where The Succubus left off. Mostly because that Silver Lady got into my brain and refused to get out! There was a lot more to her story, and that manuscript is currently with my beta readers.

It was ... More
"Handwavium!" I love that! Yeah, that silver lady got into my head and refused to leave too
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This place is starting to sound like Eden Cooks.
We like to talk about food around here. Sex and food. Sex and wine. Sex and chocolate...
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
I've only read about the first half of Carnal Machines because I had to quickly start and finish Playing With Fire to review it, but I've loved many of the stories I've read so far. Deviant Devices (I think? was the title) and others that involved clockwork have been some of my favorites.
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I can think of some that should have been invented...
Congratulations Sexyintexas! You're our first winner of a $25 gift card tonight. Please email me at liz @ edenfantasys.com
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by D. L. King
"Handwavium!" I love that! Yeah, that silver lady got into my head and refused to leave too
Alright I just put the book in my cart, then maybe I can do an Amazon review lol.
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
Did anyone yet mention (hi and sorry to be late!) that Carnal Machines has received the ravingest reviews ever?
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
This makes me happy. Give that gentleman a kiss.
He'll be getting a big shout out in the dedication, too.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by NuMe
Congratulations Sexyintexas! You're our first winner of a $25 gift card tonight. Please email me at liz @ edenfantasys.com
Yay! I have something in my cart now that needs paid for heehee...
07/12/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Teresa's story was a magnificent opening for the book--I'm also a pushover for sex between mature intellectuals.
Absolutely agreed.
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by NuMe
Congratulations Sexyintexas! You're our first winner of a $25 gift card tonight. Please email me at liz @ edenfantasys.com
congrats!!
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by Brendada
Did anyone yet mention (hi and sorry to be late!) that Carnal Machines has received the ravingest reviews ever?
Ok that does it. Now I'm going to have to buy this book.

Hi Brendada! How are you?
07/12/2011
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