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Clockwork Pirate is everything I love about steampunk and LG great gadgets, wildly creative and fantastic characterization I m almost starstruck with her range she s conquered sci fi, contemporary and now steampunk If that s not enough to sell you, try this on for size GFY and a virgin AND interracial AND AND PIRATES That concoction right there is full of win The gift that keeps on giving, I tell ya.The fact that LG chose an interracial relationship in post Civil War America and that she didn t shy away from the race relations topic made it compelling somehow Contemporary issues were deftly woven into a steampunk setting with an injection of swashbuckling adventure all working together to make the experience absorbing Beche is a product of oppression, yet he wasn t depicted as bitter or vengeful, but judged people individually and has an enormous capacity to forgive which spoke volumes about his character to me His first mate also happens to be the man who wielded a whip against him at the behest of his monstrous father, and Beche considers him family I m not sure most could conjure up the ability to forgive to that extent Make no mistake though, Beche is a pirate captain and capable of ruthlessness, which is how he meets and captures Alex He is so gentle I fear the world will treat him badly Alex is tenderhearted and loyal He sacrifices himself to save his sisters and his crew then finds himself disturbingly attracted to his captor You see, Alex s father subjected him to aversion therapy for his urning nature, so the hurt runs deep What I enjoyed most about Alex s character was the dichotomy He could easily be mistaken as delicate, but he s got a core of steel He s not worldly by any means despite his margrave title, and he s somehow managed to retain an almost childlike naivete His sisters, however, do not share these qualities and they both make for entertaining secondary characters Why would you lie with a man They re rough and unpleasant She sat up a little straighter Of course, I do not include you in that judgment, but really A man Aster appeared bewildered than accusatory, and the fear in Alex s chest eased some The writing is classic LG The story is nicely paced, low angst with great characters, enough sexy times to quicken a pulse and outstanding world building What I found in equal parts puzzling and amusing was the gender labeling thing I didn t know what to make of it, but, frankly, I found I didn t care because I was enjoying the ride so much Cool gadgets are cool If LG decided to expand on this book, I would read from this world.If steampunk isn t your thing, it s not overpowering If steampunk is your thing, get on this already A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
(((FREE E-PUB))) ⇨ Clockwork Pirate ↰ Alex Hid His Unnatural Attraction To Men For Many Years That Changes When The Pirate Beche Takes Alex After Capturing His Ship At First Alex Believes His Fate Is Death And The Only Question A Matter Of How He Might Die However, The Longer He Is On The Ship, The He Realizes That Beche Hates The World Because It Is Unfair In Ways Alex Never Understood As Alex Begins To Respect This Strong, Independent Man, Alex S Dormant Desires Begin To Reassert ThemselvesBeche Hates The Titled Classes And Their Government Enforcers They Might Have Outlawed Slavery On Paper, But They Never Came To The Islands To Free Him Or His Family Since His Skin Is Black, Society Has Little Respect For Him Beche Expects No Of This Latest Captive, But Soon Beche Begins To Realize That Alex Is A Na Ve And Beautiful Man Who Values Family And Struggles With His Own Place In Society That Poses An Even Larger Problem Because Beche Does Not Want To Send Alex Back To A World That Will Mistreat Him, But He Has No Place For A Lord On A Ship Full Of Pirates Lyn Gala has written some of my very favorite stories, including Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts and Turbulence This book is a steampunk historical fantasy, with no BDSM and a slow burn romance, with pirates.Alex, a young nobleman who is trying to keep his family s finances afloat, is supervising the transport of a cargo overseas to market, when his ship is boarded by pirates Thinking fast, Alex is able to throw a partial wrench in the pirates plans, but ends up taken hostage by Beche, the pirate captain Once onboard the pirate ship, they both face a dilemma The captain hasn t quite figured out what he wants to do with his prize, since Alex s family has no money for a ransom His crew would be happy to take their past hurts out on Alex, but Beche does know that he s not willing to see the young, soft nobleman handed over for vengeance I liked Beche a lot he had an interesting past, a unique if sometimes questionable philosophy, and almost enough hardness to plausibly hold his position Alex was a bit difficult to connect with, seeming remarkably naive for a man of his age and one who had become head of his family His passive personality made him less interesting The emotional romantic connection between the two men felt fast and a bit inexplicable, especially given Beche s past heterosexuality, and the explanation he gives to convince himself grated on me a bit I liked the secondary characters almost than the MCs Manuel, Beche s second in command, had the edge Beche needed, and a fascinating conflicted viewpoint Alex s sisters were great, and their difficulties with, and solutions for, their social positions were interesting I loved the strong, unique and colorful women in the story The steampunk setting was imaginative, although it got slightly short shrift, due to much of the story being confined to the romance isolated onboard Beche s ship I d love to have seen development of the world building and the chance to watch the characters operating within the larger society This felt a little superficial, perhaps because the romance didn t absorb my attention as much as usual Lyn Gala s writing style always makes for smooth, pleasurable reading I just didn t get absorbed into this one as deeply as some of her other work, but she remains an auto buy author for me. 3.5, rounded up because I love how Lyn Gala writes, even if I have issues with the story.The positives I loved Alex and Beche Alex was so confounding and Beche was intrigued Their interactions were wonderfully entertaining The secondary characters also added a lot of color to the story Philla, Aster, Manuel, Fabrice, even Albertthey all made this story even better.The steam punk element was well done and I was impressed by all the inventions, the creative details that were shared I also appreciated how the pirates weren t sanitized Complex men violent, but also funny and even loving.All these positives were tempered by the not so postives I was put off by the way issues of racism and misogyny were handled It felt too simplistic and like I was being hammered with how evil white men were I m not explaining this very well, but that part of the story felt heavy handed to me I wish those themes had been handled as subtly as the humor, which was delightful My other complaintthere wasn t much in the way of sexy times in this story Beche and Alex were hot together and I wanted Also, even though it was understandable considering his past, Alex s sexual innocence was a little over the top view spoiler 69 as perverse, depraved, deviant hide spoiler Steampunk is not one of my usual genres but that may change Clockwork Pirate was my second maybe third foray into this genre as well as the writings of this author and I have enjoyed both a great deal I loved the world building that this author did as well as the character development.The google definition for the term steampunk is a genre of science fiction that typically features steam powered machinery rather than advanced technology But what makes this genre so different for me is what the author does with that basic definition and in this case the author chose to take us into the world of pirates Clockwork Pirate is set in the 1890s and while there are a number of things in this story that didn t exist in the 1890s of our world there are also a number of issues that did Things such as racial discrimination, gender discrimination, class distinctions that allowed for abuse of power and privilege by the upper class of society and needless to say discrimination based on an individual s sexual orientation These were not pretty times especially if you were not a male of the upper class with both money and title and even that had it s own challenges and demands creating another type of hell for the individual.I loved all the gizmos and gadgets created by Beche s friend, Fabrice, and Alex s sister, Aster I was filled with glee as Philla, Alex s other sister plotted to control her life and be the master of her own destiny and in the end to give that to Alex as well Most of all I enjoyed watching Beche and Alex go from adversaries to lovers willing to risk it all for the safety of each other and those they care about.Ms Gala has given us a collection of uniquely interesting characters who have come together largely through circumstances beyond their control and have found that they have common bonds than they realized Throughout this story relationships grow and change shifting from enemies to friends, sometimes even lovers At the end of it all we have an unusual collection of allies working together to give themselves a world where they have control of their lives than society would otherwise allow Clockwork Pirate is a swashbuckler, a romance, an adventure and a unique look at what can happen when people are able to see beyond preconceived notions and societal ideals to the heart of a person.4.5 stars rounded down to 4 here on GR because they still haven t found their 1 2 stars. 3.5 starsQuite a satisfying tale of a margrave being captured by a swashbuckling African pirate I admit, I felt it was rather dragging at places, though Plus Beche s discussion about the man woman s soul and body was a little too much strange for my taste However, the characters were alive within these pages from Alex, Beche, to the secondary characters of the ship crews as well as Alex s sisters The relationship built up, from the time when Alex was first captured to the very end, was fulfilling.In addition, I had to give props to Lyn Gala for creating COMPETENT and RESOURCEFUL women here I have enough of women being portrayed as bitchy or villain y in M M romance or the big obstacle for the men to get their true love. I was reading this as I ve been in bed all day with the flu caught it from my visiting sister, errrgh Miserable and will go to sleep right now But first, I read this because of course, gay pirates And so I enjoyed it pleasantly enough I think most people will enjoy this rather well I just couldn t help comparing to one of my favorite stories ever with gay pirates,Brethren, which is the absolutely BEST and I totally recommend But I understand people will be daunted by the length though I finished in 2 days because I didn t want to put it down I really, really enjoyed the first half which focused on Alex s capture by Beche and his pirate crew I loved the whole captor prisoner dynamic the tension between Alex and Beche, between him and the pirate crew I wanted the rest of the story to be on their developing captor prisoner relationship and exciting pirating stuff With Alex the aristocrat being thrown into the pirate life and slowly becoming part of them, ect Basically, I was expecting this to be like Brethren.x So, totally my own fault in having the wrong expectations Instead, the second half started involving of the steampunk aspect by revolving around a rescue attempt with view spoiler Alex s genius sister conveniently showing up and quickly assembling all these nifty inventions to bust Beche out of jail hide spoiler WellI don t know what to sayI was literary blown away by this book It s hard to point out what I liked the most and why you should read itBelieve me,this book has so many layers that I m truly confused where to start.But lets start from secondary characters who are extremely well developed,but not to the point that you feel like MCs page time suffers because of it and you will love them all Alex s sisters,of whom one is genius inventor and lesbian and the other one is cunning and fierce as any man Then there are Beche s fellow pirates,Fabrice and Manuel,and Beche himselfyou will feel brotherly love between these men and you will sympathize with them and what they ve been through and you will understand why they chose to be pirates and you will love them for it Storyline of this book followed the pattern that I love the most build anticipation for half of the book when it reaches its peak and after that point everything cools off so when you reach the end everything is nicely wrapped and there are no loose ends So in the first half,expect to see how Alex struggles with his life on the pirate ship and how relationship between him and Beach slowly develops And then hard choices must be made,but our MCs manage to overcome all obstacles thrown in their way with help of the amazing people aforementioned.Sadly,I must say,this book was weaker when it comes to romance considering its length,and unfortunately,even weaker on some man on man action,but if you read the book WHICH I STRONGLY RECOMMEND you will see that s justifiedAlex experienced pretty ugly things because of his affection toward men,so it s understandable he s afraid,confused and awkward when it comes to physical interaction.The only thing I didn t like was the fact that Lilian Beach s dead wife was mentioned too much He compared Alex to her too much and on too many levels you ll understand ,and it was really irritating at one point And that is the very reason why I almost always avoid those kind of stories,no matter how intrigued I am by the story Call me hopeless romantic,but I love when MCs are each other s first great love But not even that managed to deter me from reading THIS BOOK WAS JUST THAT GOOD.so..READ IT Completely missed that there s a new Lyn out, woop Lyn Gala is a totally underrated author This book was fantastic A really different kind of pirate book set in a steampunk world I expected to get the usually captive falls for his captor plot the MCs are Beche, a pirate, and Alex, the lordling he captures when Alex s ship is taken and while they certainly fall for each other, it was not a Stockholm type situation at all The MCs are multifaceted and complex and there s adventure and a really sloooow burn romance and some fantastic secondary characters I d read a book about Alex s sisters in a heartbeat And I loved how everything worked out in the end Just wonderful