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.
The Watchmaker's Lady is the first of three erotic clockpunk romances in my new Clockpunk Trilogy. Each hero will be an artisan of some kind (story #2 will feature a blacksmith!).
Greetings! I am thrilled to introduce my guests today. Join me in welcoming the talented Matthew Goddard and his amazing companion, Isabel. Let’s get started, shall we? Please tell us about yourselves.
Many thanks for hosting us. My name is Matthew Goddard. I run a watchmaker’s shop in
. I build and repair pocket watches and clocks, mostly. Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
He gestures to the clockwork automaton sitting beside him* This is Isabel, my companion. What’s that, darling? *strikes a listening pose* Yes, of course. *turns back* Isabel said she’s delighted to be here. She said she enjoys reading the newspaper and assisting me with repairs.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
*Matthew turns to Isabel and they share a knowing look* Isabel has a brass clockwork body beneath this beautiful dress, you know. She enjoys it when I stimulate her mainspring. *blushes* I do that quite a bit, actually.
Who should play you in a film?
*puzzled look* Begging your pardon, but what is a “film”? *turns aside to Isabel* Do you know what a “film” is? *Matthew shakes his head* I’m sorry, but she doesn’t know either.
What would we find under your bed?
*Matthew blushes again* Er, discarded clothes.
What makes you happy?
*With a shy smile, Matthew threads his fingers into Isabel’s brass hand* This lovely lady right here. There’s no doubt in my mind that Isabel is my soul mate. We’re meant to be together. For eternity. *leans toward Isabel* Did you want to add something? *clears his throat* Isabel said nothing makes her happier than being with me. *Matthew squeezes her hand* You’re too, too kind, my lady!
She’s also an author: Her latest sci-fi romance is The Watchmaker’s Lady (Clockpunk Trilogy #1) from Red Sage Publishing. To learn more about her published work, visit www.heathermassey.com.
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