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

LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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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
Speaking of the fem dom stories, I loved the pirate story "Mutiny on the Danika Blue." I was thinking perhaps it might be a pirate ravishment story and it was, but more in reverse! She did the ravishing and he was helpless to resist her... all the while the rest of the ship believed she belonged to him!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
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.
My usual science advisor is my husband of 14 years, who is is a chemist by training and a computer programmer by inclination.

I have a definite thing for brainy men.
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Hi Laurel and Liz! I meant to be here sooner, but got distracted by the All Star Game.

Not to be left out of the raising-boys discussion, my two are all grown up, and now I'm super-thrilled to have a five-year-old granddaughter (who can really pack away the mac-and-cheese.)
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Hi Laurel and Liz! I meant to be here sooner, but got distracted by the All Star Game.

Not to be left out of the raising-boys discussion, my two are all grown up, and now I'm super-thrilled to have a five-year-old granddaughter (who can really pack away the mac-and-cheese.)
07/12/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by 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 ... More
Clockwork?

Does that mean something different than the insides (gears) of a machine?
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Hi Laurel and Liz! I meant to be here sooner, but got distracted by the All Star Game.

Not to be left out of the raising-boys discussion, my two are all grown up, and now I'm super-thrilled to have a five-year-old granddaughter (who can ... More
Lol, I buy it by the case
07/12/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Speaking of the fem dom stories, I loved the pirate story "Mutiny on the Danika Blue." I was thinking perhaps it might be a pirate ravishment story and it was, but more in reverse! She did the ravishing and he was helpless to resist her... ... More
I haven't got to that one yet, but I can't wait!
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by EASchechter
Yes, I'm here. Hi, all! I'll be in and out. (Oh, and I totally relate to those of you who were talking about being the mom of boys. I have a soon-to-be five-year-old.)
So glad you could join us! Loved "The Succubus!"
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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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?
Yay!

Hi Brenda!
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
She likes all my favorite authors Succubi sounds really intriguing.
Succubi are a lotta fun!
07/12/2011
EASchechter EASchechter
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
So glad you could join us! Loved "The Succubus!"
Thank you! It really does make my day when someone tells me that they like my work!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by 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 ... More
Hi Antipova. "Deviant Devices" was definitely a cool story. It's by Kannan Feng. Another very cool clockwork story was "Infernal Machine," which you may not have gotten to yet. And, of course, "Lucifer Einstein" is another great clockwork story!
07/12/2011
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Speaking of the fem dom stories, I loved the pirate story "Mutiny on the Danika Blue." I was thinking perhaps it might be a pirate ravishment story and it was, but more in reverse! She did the ravishing and he was helpless to resist her... ... More
I like that!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Brendada
Succubi are a lotta fun!
<----would love one to find me...just sayin
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D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Alright I just put the book in my cart, then maybe I can do an Amazon review lol.
I'll love you forever!
07/12/2011
Teresa Noelle Roberts Teresa Noelle Roberts
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Originally posted by Antipova
Absolutely agreed.
Thanks to you both (speaking as a middle-aged nerd with a collection of history books).
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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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
Which reminds me of YOUR story, "Fog, Flight and Moonlight" in Steamlust, coming out in October. Wonderful, wonderful story of flying ships and a fabulous heroine who knows how to get her man.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Hi Laurel and Liz! I meant to be here sooner, but got distracted by the All Star Game.

Not to be left out of the raising-boys discussion, my two are all grown up, and now I'm super-thrilled to have a five-year-old granddaughter (who can ... More
Ha! I was just thinking that girls are just as capable of eating you out of house and home. My 13 year old will happily eat an entire pizza herself.
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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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?
Hi Brenda! So happy you stopped by! Ravingest--very cool!
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by D. L. King
I'll love you forever!
Deal!!!
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Kristina Wright
I agree! I'm absolutely determined to carve out some time to write a story for D.L.'s Succubi!
uh- yeah, lady -I want that story in there, too. PLEASE write one for me and Editrix DL King!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Speaking of the fem dom stories, I loved the pirate story "Mutiny on the Danika Blue." I was thinking perhaps it might be a pirate ravishment story and it was, but more in reverse! She did the ravishing and he was helpless to resist her... ... More
Oh, my god, didn't you just? That's by Poe von Page. That story definitely got me wet.
07/12/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Clockwork?

Does that mean something different than the insides (gears) of a machine?
Nope that's exactly what it means. In many stories for this genre you have complex machines (like automatons or basically Victorian-era robots) that are operated with extensive clockworks....rather than the silicon chips and innards of today's computers and robots.
07/12/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Clockwork does mean the gears inside machines like clocks and other wind-up affairs, but it's come to have more significance than that. The visual effect of mighty cogwheels has a sexual resonance, which makes sense when you think of those cogs pushing into the spaces on other cogwheels as they turn, and the power they exert.
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
My book list just keeps growing and growing....lol!
And that's the way, uh huh, we like it...
07/12/2011
Kristina Wright Kristina Wright
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Originally posted by EASchechter
Thank you! It really does make my day when someone tells me that they like my work!
Well, I'm already a huge fan of steampunk and your story was such a perfect closer for this collection.
07/12/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Oh, my god, didn't you just? That's by Poe von Page. That story definitely got me wet.
Okay now I'm going to be pacing waiting for the mailman. He already looks at me strange because I get packages all the time.
07/12/2011
Blue Koi Blue Koi
Forgive my late arrival and I'm sorry not to have read the thread up to this point. Have you talked at all about my favorite story, Dr. Watson Makes a House Call? I always knew he had more going on than Holmes.
07/12/2011
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by D. L. King
Here's a very little-known fact: I may be a New Yorker now, but I grew up in South Texas. I make one mean Guac!
I had noooooo idea -you seem so New Yawk!
07/12/2011
D. L. King D. L. King
Hey, oh Naked Reader Powers That Be, Kathleen Bradean wants to join us but can't figure out how to get on. Can you let me know so I can forward the information to her?
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