Today we're thrilled to welcome author Bec McMaster to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Bec puts the “steam” and steampunk in her London Steampunk series. The latest book in the series, Of Silk and Steam, came out earlier this week, and today Bec is here to talk about her favorite steampunk hotties in a very special Friday Beefcake. Thanks, Bec!
Steampunk: bringing some sci-fi into your historical settings, whether it is a mish-mash of the Weird West, the Orient, or the sexy Victorian era. Expect to find dirigibles, thrilling adventures, goggles, fascinating inventions, dangerous creatures/automatons, kick-ass heroines and sexy men with a touch of the adventurer or rogue about them.
So why do I love steampunk heroes so much? There's just something about an impeccably dressed - or undressed - man that demands to be explored. All of those buttons, cravats, and sleek waistcoats that they're hiding beneath just beg to be removed. All of that suppressed sexuality of the Victorian period, can't hide the devilish glint in our steampunk heroes eye. And if you think that the Victorian period was a prudish one, then you need to go Google some of the things that those naughty Victorians got up to in the privacy of their homes!
Here to present a compelling case for what makes steampunk sexy is:
Exhibit A: Some Downey Jr action in the superb Sherlock Holmes.