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Genre: Chinese Steampunk
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Hero: Jian Denzen
Heroine: Lady Jane
Published On: June 3rd, 2011
Started On: 18th June 2011
Finished On: 18th June 2011
Visitor: What made you pick up Iron Seduction?
MBR: Ever since I read Morning After and flat-out loved the short & hot story, J. K. Coi has been an author of interest to me. But somehow this one slipped through the cracks until I found this on a list of recommendations on a blog post of author Maya Banks which had me running on an immediate shopping spree to acquire my first romance of the steampunk category.
Visitor: Tell us a little bit about the hero Jian Denzen.
MBR: *Huge sigh* Jian Denzen, otherwise known as Dance is the strong, silent and uber-sexy type of hero that just takes your breath away. Well-versed in the art of Lin Kuei, China’s more circumspect version of Japanese ninja, Jian is a hero I can sit and read about all day long because he is so very well worth it.
Visitor: Now tell us a little bit about the heroine Lady Jane.
MBR: Lady Jane is a heroine who belongs in the kick-ass-heroine category. She commands a contingent of British soldiers who stay in China and is someone who guards her heart fiercely fearing that she might be betrayed yet again.
Visitor: How does Jian and Lady Jane meet for the first time?
MBR: Lady Jane and Jian’s paths cross during the battle for freedom waged against Empress Cixi. Lady Jane saves Jian’s life for which she earns Jian’s undying loyalty and exasperation as well.
Visitor: What was it that drew you into the story with Iron Seduction?
MBR: I delved into Iron Seduction expecting Ms. Coi’s way with the words to reel me in and it did just that. For a Quickie, Iron Seduction has got everything going for it, a well balanced story line, a hotter than sin hero and explosive scenes of passion that just took my breath away. And I loved every single delicious minute of it.
Visitor: What was it that you liked about Iron Seduction?
MBR: I loved everything about Iron Seduction from its sleek man-titty cover to the red-hot attraction between Lady Jane and Jian. For me, Jian and his unwavering loyalty and strength made this novella, and the way he thoroughly commands Lady Jane’s senses (which she tries utmost to keep sensible and do the “right” thing) made this an awesome read for me.
Visitor: What if anything would you want to change in Iron Seduction?
MBR: As a Quickie, the story is well done and delivers on all counts. But for someone who always loves longer stories, I would love to see what Ms. Coi can do with a full length novel. With Iron Seduction, I would have loved to learn more about both Lady Jane and Jian and their interactions together which happens prior to the start of this novella.
Visitor: Any memorable scenes/quotes from Iron Seduction that you would like to share?
MBR: I loved the scenes where Jian’s intensity comes into play. And the scene that I am sharing here is filled with just that inducing shivers of the right kind to run up and down my spine.
She blinked and jerked back, but he stayed with her, following until she felt the rough length of a tree bark at her back.
And then he was kissing her. His mouth boldly slanted across hers. It was a kiss that could only come from Dance. Firm and stubborn. Challenging but reverent. He nipped her bottom lip, making her gasp, and then took the kiss deeper, torturing her with the erotic sweep of his tongue.
Visitor: Who would you recommend Iron Seduction to?
MBR: Those who love stories by J. K. Coi. And for those who love their erotica with something a little bit different.