Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: Carnal Devices by Helena Harker

Carnal Devices
by: Helena Harker
$4.45 ebook
Ellora's Cave
Historical Erotica / Steampunk
Released: February 2013

India hates her job working in a brothel, but has no other choice.  When one too many customers complain of her lack of enthusiasm, Madam Rowena sends India to Phineas, an expert in sexual psychology.  Together, India is taught to turn herself into a sexually empowered woman and mysterious courtesan, schooled in the ways of the Kama Sutra.  As payment for helping her enjoy her work and find herself, she offers Phineas his deepest fantasy-making love to another man.

India hates her job, and it shows.  To avoid being thrown out of the brothel and onto the streets where she came from, India must learn to change her point of view.  Instead of being forced to be with men, she must realize that she has all the power, and remaking herself into a bold, confident, sexy mysterious woman will allow her the freedom to control the situation and love what she does.  Phineas helps with that, using his knowledge of sexual pyschology and various sexual steam-powered devices.  I was a bit bummed there weren't more crazy sexual devices, but overall it was a great short story of one woman finding herself and becoming the woman she was meant to be.  Also, the sex was amazing. 

Carla gives this book a

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