Sunday, August 5, 2012

50 Shades of Grey in Clockpunk!

Presenting the Watchmaker's Lady by Heather Massey

Writing 4 out of 5 ☆ 
Level of Clockpunk- 

As some of you know I’ve been writing my own Clockpunk series so of course I wanted to check out other Clockpunk books on the market. In my searching I stumbled upon this little beauty.

First let’s get the best part[my opinion ;)] out of the way—Do I recommend this book? Sure!

Was it all I expected it to be? No, unfortunately not. The reason is [in my opinion] it did not focus enough on clockpunk to be a Clockpunk book. It is a historical romance with pieces of clockpunk and steampunk mixed in.
The Watchmakers Lady is comparable to 50 shades as it has some kinky, not normal sex in it. So if you don’t like that type of thing this is probably the book to avoid. If I had known about it before I started would I still have read it? Yeah probably, but for the clocks you sicko’s not the …well you know. The book had a great pace for the first two thirds then it all of a sudden jumped into high speed. My guess is because smaller word count is what publishers are looking for so the author had to shorten her work. To me it seemed to do an injustice to the book overall but please support the author and be the judge for yourself. I give the book 4 out of 5 and for how much of it is Clockpunk, well other than the guy being a watchmaker and his girlfriend a high functioning clockwork automaton not much. The clothing and environment are Victorian inspired, which some of you know I find better fits with Steampunk books than Clockpunk(see intro to Clockpunk page). So because of the above reasons I rank this book a 7 o’clock out of 12 potential o'clocks! If you like historical fiction and you like 50 shade's of Grey you will like this book!
-Rebecca Sky, The Clockpunkette

Authors synopsis;

Matthew Goddard is a lonely watchmaker in 1840, New England. One fateful day, he discovers the lover of his dreams in a dusty corner of the local general store--Isabel, a bisque porcelain mannequin head with mesmerizing, smoky blue eyes. When Matthew invites her to come live with him, she eagerly "accepts."

The couple embarks on a lust-filled affair, one fueled by Matthew's wild imagination. In order to provide Isabel with a brass body and pretty clothes, he begins a secret side business selling clockwork sex toys to his wealthy female customers.

Danger, however, threatens their idyllic romance when a disgruntled customer exposes Matthew's forbidden business to the townspeople. Despite the growing menace, Matthew will stop at nothing in order to save his soul mate--and protect their love.


  1. I am reading this story right now sounds interesting. Weird I know But this is the kind of story I like to read.

  2. OK Not what I expected from the book in the least. The main character the Watchmaker finding the doll head thinking it to me a talking real head and the things he does to it. That was just beyond strange bordering on weird and perverted. The ending was the best part of the whole book that was truly heart warming and almost romantic. I would give it 3 out of 5 cogs in my humbly opinion. Oh well I was shooting much higher with my expectations on this story.