REVIEW: The Machine by E.C.Jarvis

Five Stars



Larissa Markus is a humble clerk in a clothing shop with a hidden past when she is swept off her feet by the charismatic Professor. Their whirlwind romance explodes in her face and leads her down a tumultuous path of adventure, intrigue, love and violence. Airships, pirates, corsets, torture, murder, and more await in the first novel of the Blood and Destiny Series from E.C. Jarvis. The Machine is an adult steampunk fantasy book. Possible triggers are present within the book including but not limited to sex, murder, torture, and violence.

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If you’re a fan of Lindsay Buroker, then you will LOVE this book!

The Machine is a fantastic story, it will sweep you up and take you on an enthralling adventure.

The characters in the story were dynamic, yet fit together to result in an interesting divide of good versus evil. I particularly enjoyed Holt and Larissa when she is around him, they make a good team and though neither will admit it a hot and steamy team too! I found Larissa, in regards to the professor, quite naive and at times a little idiotic, but I think she needed that naivety in order to progress into a much more exciting and intriguing character.

I can’t allow this review to go by without mentioning Imago the super cat. He is a fantastic pet to Larissa and the book just wouldn’t be the same without him.

The Machine is a great addition to the steampunk genre and I can’t wait to read more of this series!

About the Author


E.C. Jarvis is a British author working mainly in speculative and fantasy fiction genres.

Since 2015, she has independently published five books spanning two different genres and series. The Machine, The Pirate, and The War in The Blood and Destiny series – a steampunk adventure. Desire and Duty, and Lust and Lies in The Consort’s Chronicles series – an erotic fantasy.

If you like action packed, fast-paced page turners, then try one of her books. There’s never a dull moment in those pages.

She was born in Surrey, England in 1982. She now resides in Hampshire, England with her daughter and husband.

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