Type: Erotic Steampunk
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
My Copy: Review
Newlywed Lady Rose’s curiosity is inflamed when a mysterious airship captain shows up extending an honorary invitation for she and her husband, Lord William, to join the Mile High Airship Club. A club she has never heard mention of in polite society. Rose is excited for the trip. It will be her first time aboard an airship. However, Rose is blissfully unaware of the trials she will endure to acquire a membership in this pleasure club!
As they were escorted across the landing where they would soon board the Seduisante—an enormous feat of New Victoria’s engineering—Rose clutched her adoring husband’s arm. Curvilinear grids and stacks gleamed in the crisp fall sunshine. Ground crews swarmed, hoisted, and shouted while working on last preparations for the lucky flight of twenty-four guests eager to board.
“Did you know it takes near ninety citizens to crew this size of an airship?” William asked.
“I can imagine. Flying in the sky they look quite tiny, like a child’s toy. It must have taken thousands of master metallurgists to create such a complex and stunning sculpture. I wonder if the world will also seem a toy shining through the clouds from so very far above it,” Rose mused.
William laughed. “Yes, my love, and we shall make it our playground.” He continued chuckling to himself. Rose contemplated his faraway look. Was he secretly pondering over her naiveté? And what lessons would she discover once aboard? Make no mistake, Rose knew William loved her with all his heart, and he often said a healthy, lasting relationship began with the basic tenants of pleasure. Damn the stifling ethics of society! Behind closed doors Rose wanted to be his goddess in training.
Eleven other couples dressed in elegance and dripping jewels waited at the foot of the gangway as they were greeted by the Chief Pilot, Lieutenant, and to Rose’s secret discomfit, Captain Harland. She was extra surprised to see her tea-time friend Katrina and her husband ahead of her in the receiving line. Rose watched as the couple approached Captain Harland and was a bit jealous as his appraising eyes twinkled at Katrina, then he bowed and winked. Katrina giggled and whispered something in her husband’s ear as they passed the captain. Rose chided her brewing anger; she was acting like a strumpet.
Mile High Airship Club was my first venture into steampunk, and I must say I was left a bit flabbergasted. I wasn’t sure what to make of it. This was an erotic novella and so what I got was extremely short lived and with the exception of the weird sexual apparatuses, there wasn’t much to distinguish from a historical. I found those sexual apparatuses to be well thought out though and ingenious for the setting of the book. They were also just weird lol. No other way to say it really. Just odd. Pneumatic peni. I would guess anything from this particular type of story would be considering the central theme of steam powered and non battery operated things.
I enjoyed the storyline of Rose and her sexual awakening with her husband, William. At times it seemed almost cruel what they put the girl through but she sure enjoyed it after the first initial moments. The use of an airship was a great idea given the twist of the culture in steampunk. The twining of a historical feel with the steam powered elements was pretty cool and Nishi made it feel virtually seamless. I would have liked more to the story then just the sex, but since it was a novella I expected as much. It’s hard to incorporate everything into such a short amount of time.
Rose and William had somewhat of a weird relationship. They were married but William obviously thought she needed help in the sexual prowess department. The Mile High Airship Club is a unique and completely private organization that can help Rose in that such department. With the help of the extremely handsome Captain Harland, William is about to teach his wife all the secrets to being sexually open in a steam powered airship in the sky.
I give Mile High Airship Club by Nishi Serrano 3 stars!