The Smutketeers Do Cari Silverwood!
by edenbradley on Mar 5th, 2013 leave a response

Steel Dominance is the third book in my Steamworks Chronicles. The first one, Iron Dominance, won Best Erotic Steampunk 2011 at The Romance Reviews. Iron Dominance is also where Dankyo, my hero in Steel Dominance, first appears and where he discovers his desire to dominate his women.

To quote a Goodreads reviewer, A.R. Von – Dankyo is “amazingly hot, sophisticated, intimidating, desirable and mysterious.” Which sounds good to me, but I’d throw in military and strict too. He also reminded her of a more intense and sexy Bruce Lee. I’m not telling Dankyo that one as the man has an ego the size of an airship.

This book is set in the vast and imaginary steampunk Byzantine Empire. There are mysteries, murders, political intrigue, and a mish mash of other things such as BDSM relationship dynamics, some clockwork spiders with graffiti on their little minds, and the puzzle of the Clockwork Warrior.

Here’s a little excerpt to hint at the naughtiness Dankyo and Sofia get up to…

The bow viewing lounge with its three long reinforced windows was crowded with eager passengers. Dankyo had found them a spot at the front and stood behind her, his body up close, his chest pushing at her when he inhaled, and his palms heavy on her shoulders. She’d have protested and stepped away, but there was nowhere to go and no way to do it without seeming strange.

So instead Sofia breathed in and out with little tight movements, watched the scenery go by, and dug her nails into her skin.

Scenery, watch the scenery.

Ahead was the city of Byzantium with the crosses and domes of churches and mosques lacerating the sky, and farther to the right was a slithery silver hint of the Bosporus. Beyond that, just visible on the opposite bank, were some of the taller buildings of the rival Ottoman city. Centuries of off-and-on sieges had left Byzantium with stout metal walls shaping its outskirts, and they shone with gold and silver in the afternoon sun as if they intended to flare into molten incandescence at sundown.

A loudspeaker came on. “Time for disembarkation in twenty minutes. Passengers are advised to have their baggage in order.”

People either side of them moved away, and when only a few were left and Dankyo hadn’t said a word, she made to follow them. He stopped her. His hands tightened on her neck, and he shifted behind her until his lower body pressed into her buttocks.


She stiffened.

Then he nipped her ear and spoke in a warm, rumbling tenor. His breath carried his words in deep to curl inside her mind and paralyze her with their power.

“This is Byzantium, where slaves do as their Masters bid them. Where no one will know if you surrender yourself to me. Not your friends; not your family.” As he spoke, he slid one hand down her front, following the curve of her breast, then lower, until the flat of his hand rested on her belly. He pulled her back against him, gentle but sure.

“Sofia, will you let me take you to the edge and beyond?”

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Dankyo and Sofia have many hot scenes, but there’s a hefty dose of violence mixed in with the BDSM and the sex, and the scheming of the bad guys. The emperor of Byzantium loves getting his own way, and has a habit of eliminating those who get underfoot. He rewards his assassin, Xiang, by giving her people she’d like to kill. And Xiang has a decades old need for revenge against Dankyo.


A brilliant researcher, Sofia must unravel the ancient puzzle of the Clockwork Warrior or her career will be in tatters. Yet the tomb of the warrior is in the dangerous city of Byzantium, inside the harem of the Emperor. She knew she’d have to pose as a slave – but not that her “owner” would be the incredibly bossy, gorgeous bodyguard she’s been assigned.

A life of military duty has left Dankyo unprepared for Sofia. He’s never met a woman quite like this. She’s smart and beautiful, and she’s something that he’s finding almost irresistible – despite the way she fights against masquerading as his slave, she’s submissive right down to the bottom of her soul. And that’s bringing out every dominant instinct in his body.

But even as he realizes she’s captured his heart, the city explodes into madness. Surviving seems impossible. Can love and a Dom who will never give up overcome sheer bloody-minded evil?

My favorite review quotes have got to be from Nix, at Scorching Book Reviews:

“This trilogy has been one of the most fascinating BDSM series that I have come across.  Shying away from the BDSM-club trope, Cari Silverwood blends BDSM with Steam-Punk in an erotic suspense novel that blew me away. None of these books are easy reads; they are complicated, innovative tales that are unlike anything that I have read in the erotic genre.”

“There is A LOT of sex in this book. From the scene where Danyko has to take her to the orgy at the beginning of the tale (which is sinfully hot) right through to some MFM and FF action, there really is something for every taste … This is a BDSM book at heart; there is spanking with hands and belts, anal play, FF action, ménage action, restraints, sex-toy play, some lovely water scenes and some fantasy play. I loved it.”

Link to full review HERE!

Here’s a second excerpt that shows how much they love each other at the start of this story. Yes, that was sarcasm.

The door clicked shut behind her, and Dankyo strode past. He sat on the bed, making it dip and creak, and crossed his legs, showing black socks above his black shoes. As if she wasn’t ready to strangle, emasculate, and claw him to pieces, he unlatched his suitcase, pulled out a revolver, and proceeded to check its mechanisms.

The pistol made her pause only a second. He wasn’t going to shoot her. “If that’s for me to kill you, I don’t need it. My fingernails will do.”

He grunted and unloaded, then reloaded the gun.

Two sleeping places.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Alarms rang in her head. “Um…” She almost didn’t want the answer. “Where are you sleeping?”

“Here.” He raised one eyebrow. “I’m here. You are there.” He pointed at the bedroll.

When she only frowned and pulled a face, he added. “Again, you are pretending to be a slave. I can’t do otherwise. There’s no other room in any case. And there are servants and passengers here. I trust no one.”

So she had to sleep in the same room as him? As this gargantuan man with muscles like rocks and a body as wide as a river barge? Surreptitiously, she flicked an assessing look over Dankyo. He was nicely built. Her mother would no doubt approve. God. Snap out of it. Stop drooling. My boyfriends, when I have them, are far less…dangerous than this.

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Here’s a link to my books page on my website where there are buylinks such as one to Amazon, and you can also find a longer excerpt:



If you’re curious about my next book release, it’s a contemporary erotic romance that skirts dubious consent and explores the idea of capture fantasy from a new angle.

Blurb for “Take Me, Break Me”:

Jodie is scraping the barrel trying to stay afloat. An idea arrives that could rescue her finances and bring her together in a kinky way with a man she never gave up on. She’s terrified and fascinated, and tempted as hell.

Capture fantasies rule her eBook. Re-enacting one in a documentary would surely be irresistible viewing to millions of women?

But Jodie and Klaus discover that underneath an ordinary man dark desires may lurk. What will win in the end? The man and lover, or the monster?

Out March 7th from Amazon, Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks.

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CONTEST!  I’ll do a giveaway of an eBook of Steel Dominance for all you lovely people on this absolutely gorgeous Smutketeers blog. (I admire the theme and decorations in here so much, I’m drooling). Open until midnight on March 6th EST time. Please comment below to enter.

19 comments to “The Smutketeers Do Cari Silverwood!”

  1. 1

    I’m looking forward to both of these books! I just read an early reveiw of Take Me, Break Me on another blog and the emotional responses the reviewer has me looking forward to this book even more!

  2. 2

    I’ve had Steel Dominance on my wish list since it came out. I’ve read a few of Cari Silverwood’s books and loved them. I can not wait for Take Me, Break Me.


  3. 3

    Looking forward to reading this book looks great.

  4. 4

    Yay!!! You connected with the Smutketeers. I’m so glad! Love the excerpts and am looking forward to Take Me, Break Me!!

    Smurfettev AT Gmail DOT com

  5. 5

    Steampunk RULEZZZ!!! The next best romance genre;) i sooooo want to read this!!!

  6. 6

    Beautiful cover and I loved the excerpts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. 7

    Love the excerpts =) can´t wait for my chance to read more!
    Happy Tuesday!

  8. 8

    Cari Silverwood is a must buy. Her characters are so believable you feel as though you know them. Her storylines capture you and the heroes and heroines win you over, and the pages are combustible when the two get together. I’ve enjoyed each and every single story. Thank you Cari for all of your stories.

  9. 9

    thank for the excerpts

  10. 10

    SQUEEEEEE… I love this series Cari!!! I have screamed and drooled, and fan girled all over about you. So happy to see you here on the Smutleteers and congrats and thank you on the new release.

  11. 11

    Yes! :)
    I found the Smutketeers!

    Actually I’ve admired this site from afar for a long time but could never see how to contact them. I finally found Eden and she was really really nice!
    @ Dawn So happy to hear you like the series.

  12. 12

    Yay! Cari on the Smutketeers! Love it! Excellent excerpts! Love all your work Cari! ;)

  13. 13

    Wonderful excerpts! What a skillful weave of genres and storylines. And go ahead and drool on the art here, we all do,,,,

  14. 14

    Wow, thanks for the wonderful excerpt and the what a gorgeous cover! The feminine body is such a beautiful piece of art! Will definitely be adding this to my ro-read list!!! Thanks for the giveaway =)

    Crystal Guidroz

  15. 15

    Definitely a book couple of books that I need to check out. Thanks Cari for visiting and for a great prize!

  16. 16

    Loved your sarcasm about how they loved each other at the beginning of the story.
    So far I have only read RG’s Steampunk but I did really like her story.

  17. 17

    Great excerpts.These are some books I will have to check out .Love the cover

  18. 18

    Thanks for the excerpts and good luck with the new releases!

  19. 19

    The winner of Steel Dominance is
    Kelsey Summer!
    I’ll contact you, Kelsey.