Wednesday, February 22, 2023

One of Queen Victoria’s most notorious agents … #EroticRomance #Steampunk #Giveaway #MFRWHooks

Rajasthani Moon cover

Welcome to this week’s MFRW Book Hooks blog hop!

I’ve been busy promoting my steam punk series The Toymakers Guild, but today I’m going back to my first novel-length venture into steam punk, Rajasthani Moon. If you enjoy romance featuring a sassy, smart and sensual heroine, in love with a dark and tortured hero, this book might be right up your alley. Be warned, though, that Rajasthani Moon has elements of many genres: steam punk, paranormal, ménage, BDSM, romcom, BBW, and Bollywood, just to name a few. You’ll have to put up with a few tortured tropes! But I guarantee it’s worth it.

Just to make things interesting – I’ll give away a copy of this full-length erotic romance novel to one person who leaves a comment.


A bandit prince cursed into beast form under the full moon.

A brilliant but sadistic Rajah whose robotic sex toys mingle torture and delight.

A voluptuous spy on a mission from Her Majesty, tasked with discovering Rajasthan’s secrets.

She has never faced such a challenge.

When Rajasthan refuses to remit its taxes, the Queen calls on her most lethal and seductive secret agent, Cecily Harrowsmith. Cecily expects to have little difficulty persuading the rebellious Rajah to submit once more to the Empire. Instead, she is the one forced to submit – to endure unprecedented extremes of pleasure and pain.

Kidnapped by the ruler's half-brother Pratan and delivered into the hands of the handsome but depraved Rajah Amir, she soon finds herself fighting against her own lascivious nature as much as the schemes of her captors. Her sympathy for the moon-cursed wolf-man Pratan only complicates her situation. Cecily has never failed to complete an assignment, but now she risks betrayal by both her body and her heart.

The Hook

Tossing the switch onto the mattress, he turned his back to her and strode over to the communications console. The apparatus glowed as he flipped it into active mode. Cecily wondered where he’d got the viridium to power the device. Unless of course the rebels had managed to smuggle the precious mineral into the country from elsewhere… But where? All the neighbouring kingdoms had been brought under Her Majesty’s sway.

Amir—are you there?” Pratan lowered the volume of his voice as he spoke into the mouthpiece, and switched to Hindi, but Cecily had excellent hearing and a natural linguistic facility.

Brother! How are you? I’d hoped to see you here at the palace tomorrow for the new moon festival.”

I’ll be there. With a guest.”

A guest. And who would that be?”

I’m still trying to figure that out. It’s a woman—a damned seductive woman—whose carriage I ambushed this evening. She looks Indian—dark skin, black hair, plenty of flesh on her bones—but I think she’s English. She’s got these amazing blue eyes… Her given name is Cecily. That’s all I’ve managed to get out of her.”

With your skills of persuasion? I’m most surprised, brother.” The Rajah’s amusement came through clearly. “And you’ve given up?”

I figured I’d let you take a crack at her.”

Amir chuckled. “I could enjoy that, though Sarita might object.” There was a pause. Pratan scratched his head. Cecily found herself distracted by the way the muscles in his back shifted. “Bring her along then. Should I send the aerocopter to pick you up?”

Cecily shuddered. Faced with the threat of a trip by air, could she maintain her silence?

No, no—I think I’ll commandeer her vehicle—quite a fine self-propelled amphibious coach, a good deal more sophisticated than any of ours. I imagine it should have more than enough fuel to make it to Jaipur, since I suspect that’s where our mystery woman was heading.”

Sounds as though it will be an excellent addition to our fleet. I’ll alert the engineers. So I’ll expect you tomorrow, then. Travel safe, brother.”

As long as I keep my—ah—guest securely bound, I doubt that I need to worry.”

Accha! I look forward to meeting her. Ram ram.”

Ram ram, Amir. Till tomorrow, then…”

Wait a minute. ‘Cecily’, you said? Something’s tickling the back of my brain… Let me examine the Universal Electropaedia…” In the ensuing pause, Pratan glanced over his shoulder towards the bed. She assumed a demeanour of indifference. “Ah, yes…Dark complexion, you say, and blue eyes?”


Between twenty-five and thirty years of age? About eleven stone?”

Ten stone four pounds!” Cecily interjected before she could help herself.

Yes, and tall too, for a woman. And from the way she’s straining against the ropes, I’d say she understands every word we’re saying!”

Her spirits sank. Did the Electropaedia actually include an entry for her? Why hadn’t the Empire’s censors excised it? This unforgivable breach of security might well have sealed her fate, though she wasn’t about to give up yet.

Brother, I believe that you’ve succeeded in capturing one of Queen Victoria’s most notorious agents—Miss Cecily Harrowsmith. According to reports, she is brave, brilliant, beautiful, and as dangerous as a king cobra.”

Pratan rubbed his bruised shin where she’d kicked him and grinned at her with genuine menace. “That sounds like her.”


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Daryl Devoré said...

This sounds like an amazing story. Tweeted.

Janet Lane Walters said...

What a beautiful cover. Story sounds very captivating

Cyntha Gioia-Puel said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Awesome!

bn100 said...

looks nice
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kaisquared said...

This sounds like an exciting read, thanks

Fiona McGier said...

This book was the first steam-punk book I read--and it made me crave more steam-punk romance! Or maybe just more of YOUR books. LOL. Seriously, a great read, truly an original romance. I loved it!

Lisabet Sarai said...

Thanks to everyone who commented, and congratulations to kaisquared, who has won the free book!

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