The story description really captured my interest and it didn't disappoint. It's the age old problem where people want to enforce their beliefs and values onto everyone else thinking their way is the right way, the only way, and oppression and fighting ensues. It was full of mystery and suspense as Piper had no idea who she could trust. She had to wing it. Piper holds on to the hope she'll find her sister and Ruby doesn't give up on her either. It's Ruby that holds knowledge that may give them a better future.
The Victorian Shift is a steamy read that kept me so entertained with its unique setting that I read well into the night. An excellent read.
Did you ever wonder how society moved from what we know today to what is most often described as "Steam Punk?" Well, wonder no more! This is a fabulous attempt to detail just what would be involved in making such a shift. I don't normally like Steam Punk, but I loved this one! Great story, wonderful characters!
I was given a copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Victorian Shift is a well written post-apocalyptic adventure romance. The plot had depth and was very interesting and enjoyable. Scenery and actions were well described and I was able to visualize easily. The characters were real and pulled me into the story. Piper is a fighter, just trying to survive and never knowing who to trust. Charlie is a new prison guard and I wanted to trust him from the beginning; but Levi helped Piper and seemed genuine too. As the story unfolds we learn their true characters. I don't know Ruby as well as Piper, but she's definitely softer, less hardened. We were just getting to know Ruby better, along with some new characters, Roy and Beck, when the book ended. It was a logical place to end, but the age play had just begun, so I hope there will be a sequel. It was an excellent book.
I enjoyed this futuristic, post-apocalyptic, dystopian world. The calendar year may read 2125, but after the government had crumbled, the new regime decided that they would revert to the Victorian era of nearly 300 years prior. Women have no rights, are expected to be docile and obedient, they will wear long gowns and speak and act like a proper lady. Men are in charge and expected to keep their women in line. Women are placed in programs and prisons to be “trained” in an appropriate behavior, and they are given to a master to obey, and if they get out of line, they will be harshly punished.
The plot of this amazing story that I really hope is the beginning of a series, has Piper in a cage like an animal in prison, Charlie is on his first day at the facility, and they are bombed where she escapes. Rebels need women, and she is one of their chosen targets. It is a battle between a rebel group and Charlie to protect and keep her alive, finding her sister Ruby and a new way of life. Not all believe in the Victorian shift in government, a select group in Montana live in a Western lifestyle compound, work together as a co-op, and that is where this trio will head. The story has some intense moments, dominant men, even in the compound, plenty of spankings, angst, and life and death moments.
The Victorian Shift is a futuristic story set in the year 2125. Our heroine, Piper, after having spent more than 10 years in prison for simply managing to stay alive, miraculously escapes with the aid of a new young guard (Charlie). Their escapades, to maintain their freedom and develop their relationship, are the basis of this fast paced, erotically charged, spanking romance. The addition of Piper’s 18 year old sister, Ruby, and the discovery of a futuristic (historical) western town play a major role in the ultimate conclusion of this book. Additional story lines may easily be expanded upon, so I expect (hope) that more is coming. This well developed and well written book has a little something for everyone, so it easily earns its 5 Star rating.
This is an exciting story with a strong, creative plot and characters. discipline and sex just seal the deal.
I loved this story. It is well written with great strong human characters. The story is well told and moves at a good pace so is easy to read. I enjoyed the relationships between Piper and Charlie who steps up when he and she need him to. I highly recommend this well written book.