Pistons and Pistols
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by Regina Riley
Category: Erotica/Erotic Fantasy/Romance
Description: The west isn't only wild. Sometimes it's just plain strange. When the airship The Merry Widow arrives in Professor Von Maxwell's city of gruff coal miners for fuel, the lonely men of Ironstation scramble to impress the all female crew. But the crew isn't in the mood for romance. On the run from a vicious bordello Madam, the ladies of The Merry Widow are recovering from a run-in with a pack of wild natives. Not to mention that their ship houses the world's greatest scientific breakthrough since the invention of the airbag?a genuine clockwork man that goes by the name of Atom Loquacious. The west just got a bit weirder in this tale of clockwork romance and sky-bound adventure.
eBook Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc., 2011 2011
eBookwise Release Date: February 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [194 KB]
Reading time: 123-172 min.
Atom seized her Gabriella the shoulders, holding her gaze with his, staring deep into her soul for some answer to his ridiculous question. From the look on his face, he didn't like what he found. "You feel differently about me now."
"Differently?" she asked as she jerked herself free from his hold. "How could I not? You ... you ... you come at me with something like this, then just expect me to pretend as though you haven't?"
"Well..." He paused and gave a weak smile. "Yes?"
The ricochet of her slap echoed across the wooden deck, even louder than the thin whistle of the wind or the groan of the propellers. Her hand stung almost as much as her pride, but she refused to show it. Atom, however, raised his mechanical hand to the spot she had slapped, rubbing his cheek in disbelief as he stared in silence at her.
Gabriella squared her shoulders and bit back her urge to cry. Later she would weep and wail, pour into a pillow her lament over a man who didn't love her.