The Clockpunk Trilogy, Book One
The Watchmaker’s Lady – Red Sage
by Heather Massey
Publication Date: April, 2012
Warning: This erotic steampunk romance is intended for an 18+ audience.
Matthew Goddard is a lonely watchmaker in 1840 New England. One fateful day, he discovers the lover of his dreams in a dusty corner of the local general store—Isabel, a bisque porcelain mannequin head with mesmerizing, smoky blue eyes.
When Matthew invites her to come live with him, she eagerly “accepts.” The couple embarks on a lust-filled affair, one fueled by Matthew’s wild imagination. In order to provide Isabel with a brass body and pretty clothes, he begins a secret side business selling clockwork sex toys to his wealthy female customers.
Danger, however, threatens their idyllic romance when a disgruntled customer exposes Matthew’s forbidden business to the townspeople. Despite the growing menace, Matthew will stop at nothing in order to save his soul mate—and protect their love.
“A novelette that contains some of the most fascinating themes I have ever read in a romance, let alone an erotic specfic, and leaves behind a strong and inspiring sentiment.”
“The Watchmaker’s Lady was my (almost) introduction to steampunk/clockpunk and I have to say the small details Heather Massey infused her romance with regarding the worldbuilding, the machinery and Matthew’s love for watches and their mechanics was fascinating. With wonderfully smooth and evocative writing Heather Massey took me to an amazing and foreign world which I found enthralling.”
I really liked the later parts of the story; once the various plot threads started to come together, this tale was like watching a Quentin Tarantino movie. ^_^ Again, the author’s flair for visuals benefitted her well here.
For sooo many reasons, I would HIGHLY recommend reading the WHOLE book (no DNFing!)