Title: Beau and the Clockwork Girl
Author: Kami Bryant
Genre: Steampunk Fantasy Romance
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Blurb: In this steampunk, fantasy, romance, Beauâs lost love has been enchanted to forget her memories and to suppress her emotions. Beau meets a dragonfly fairy, Juniper to assist him in the quest to save his love and break her enchantment. Beau has to teach his princess to feel, for she replaced her heart with clockwork and now she has become evil and cruel. Beau has loved his princess Em, since they were children but Em has forgotten what it is to feel because, if you decide to give up your emotions so that you are not in pain, you will also lose your ability to love.
Kami lives in the Pacific Northwest with her son and her two cats. She has been writing stories since she was six, when she wrote a story about a white cat who wanted to be a black cat for Halloween.
Beau and the Clockwork Girl is her first published novel and she intends to write more gender bending, genre mixing, fairy tale re-imaginings.
She thanks everyone for their support as she continues her journey as a self-published author.
Author Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkamibryant/
Emberlynâs thighs gripped her sturdy mount as the black horse galloped through the forest. Her painfully tight plaited dark brown hair pinned in an intricate knot held back at the nape of her neck with a brass comb. She laughed as she and the large horse flew down the path, the wind hitting her in the face. It was the smell of freedom. Out here no one could tell her how a proper princess should act. There were no rules out here and she loved it.
âFaster Onyx,â she urged. Princess Emberlyn wore black leather pants much like the ones her mother wore. She also wore a black leather corset that was a twin to her motherâs and a bright, blood-red blouse. Her heavy black leather boots, adorned with buckles, gripped the sides of her horse as she urged him to a faster pace. She risked a quick glance behind her shoulder and saw the pale horse named Buttermint and the mareâs rider quickly gaining on them. Onyx tossed his black mane and seemed to chuckle a horsey nicker as he continued racing down the forest path.
The mare Buttermint and her rider quickly overtook the racing Onyx and pulled abreast of Emberlyn. The princess squealed as the rider reached over with his long arm and pulled her out of her saddle with his left, while holding Buttermintâs reins tightly in his right hand. He plopped the princess in the saddle in front of him, pushing her firmly against the pommel. Emberlyn squirmed in Buttermintâs saddle and slid her bottom farther down and settled against the boyâs strong, broad chest. The youth reached over and grabbed Onyxâs reins. The black stallion shook his mane and whinnied his chuckle. Buttermint answered with a softer neigh.
âWhoa,â said Beau as he slowed down the two horses. Emberlyn was trapped in his muscled arms and his broad chest which was her favorite place to be. She felt safe and loved. She loved the feel of the vibrations of his deep voice rumbling against her back and her nipples hardened with her excitement. Emberlyn squirmed away from Beauâs right arm that trapped her against his body as he struggled with Onyx with his left. Emberlyn gripped the pommel of Buttermintâs saddle and lifted her body up, sliding her right leg underneath her bottom and then slid her right leg across the back of the horse until both of her legs were leaning against Buttermintâs left flank. Gripping the pommel tightly with her right hand, Emberlyn shouted âWatch out!â Beau dropped Onyxâs reins and leaned back into a laying position, his head resting on Buttermintâs rump. Emberlyn lifted her body up with her right hand, balancing on her tail bone and kicked her left leg up and over Beauâs reclining form, and then sat up in the saddle facing Beau. The boy with the dirty blond hair sat up and tightly grasped Emberlynâs waist keeping his balance on the horse with his strong thighs.
âWhat are you doing?â he chuckled in his deep voice.
Emberlynâs brown eyes gazed into the boyâs bright blue ones and she leaned into his strong torso, wrapping her arms around his neck and pulling herself closer against his chest, her warm lips meeting his in a deep passionate kiss as her breasts pushed up against her corset. She pulled back and smiled shyly as Beau smiled back at her.
âThat was extremely dangerous,â Beau admonished. âWhat would I tell the queen if you fell?â
âYou would never let me fall,â replied Emberlyn.
Beau shook his messy, long, loose dirty blond hair. âOf course, I wouldnât, but what ifâ¦â
âI was taught that move by the best horse rider in all of Mirovia. Maybe the best rider in all the land,â interjected Princess Emberlyn. âWant to see what else I can do while on top of this horse?
âNo. Enough of your trick riding,â scolded Beau. âHow can you even do all that while wearing a corset?â he asked running his hands down the tight binding and boning of the princessâs garment.
âYou would be amazed about the amount of things I can do while wearing a corset,â she replied with a grin.
âWhat can you do out of your corset?â purred Beau.
Em arched her brow and slapped Beauâs arm playfully.