Sunday, July 8, 2012

Review: Winter of the Passion Flower By: Annie Seaton

Hello and welcome to this stop on Annie's tour of newest book Winter of the Passion Flower.  I love the cover to the book.  Not only does it have an extremely yummy guy, but it is also tastefully done and creative.  So before I dive in and tell you my thoughts, lets take a look at the book details:

Title: Winter of the Passion Flower (Steampunk Rebels, Book 1)

Author: Annie Seaton

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Length: 25,000 words

Genre(s): Historical Sci-Fi/Fantasy Steampunk Romance

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Sexy heroine seeks captain for time-traveling submarine.

Indigo de Vargas is determined to exhibit her products at the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace. The evil Duke Lorca and his shape-shifting servants, however, have thwarted her preparation at every turn. Indigo's only hope is the brooding captain who appears on her doorstep in the midst of a fierce snowstorm offering to navigate her submarine to the Amazon so she can collect passionflowers for her potions and hallucinogenics.

Steam powers more than the submarine on this voyage. Sparks flying between Indigo and her captain may ignite a passion neither can avoid. Ably assisted by quirky servants, brass goggles and inappropriate accoutrements, they must fight those out to foil her mission.


Indigo turned to leave, but a warm hand descended on her bare shoulder. “Not so fast, my beauty,” said the captain. He pushed her gently back against the velvet-lined wall and strands of her hair caught on the soft nap. Eyes narrowing, she stiffened as firm thighs pressed her legs back against the wall. Strong calloused fingers slid down her bare arms and the captain trapped her hands, raising them above her head. His moist lips trailed up her neck until his soft breath warmed her lips. “I sense there is much that has been left unsaid tonight. We will explore that in due course. But first tell me the significance of our tattoo.” He spoke against her mouth. The vibration of his words on her lips sent delicious shivers shooting downward. She leaned away from him, tossing her head, and black curls surrounded him. Indigo freed her arms, fingers linked behind his head, and snared him in the velvet folds of her skirt. His grip loosened as she moved her mouth back toward his. Their eyes locked, and she moistened her lips in a slow and sensuous movement. Indigo moved in closer and the captain’s eyes darkened.

About the Author:

Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing stories. She has always been fascinated by all things historical and has found her niche writing contemporary romance and steampunk, where strong heroines and brooding heroes fight together to make their alternative world a better place.

 My Review:

I have just recently dived into the genre, and was on an enjoyable streak until I hit one that freaked me out and I took a step back.  This delightful short was just what I needed to get kick backed into wanting to read it again!!  Indigo is my kind of heroine!  Eccentric, sassy, hot-tempered, rebellious, and over-confident, with a mission and procession.  The book begins with Indigo's crew missing and her coveted spot at the exhibition threatened.  She suspects her neighbors involvement, as he has made several attempts to join their estates.  She needs a captain to go on the last mission to collect some more samples for the exhibition.  The last thing she expects is a sexy replacement that seems to good to be true to strut through her estate.  How was a girl to keep her mind on the mission with all of that yumminess so close by?  This was a delightful introduction into Annie's world.  I enjoyed it immensely and look forward to the second part!!

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1 comment:

Vinci said...

Thanks for your interesting sounding
review. Looks like the writer wrote a
unique character in her book

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