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  • Writer's pictureKryssie Fortune

Five Facts: Lisabet Sarai and The Toymakers Guild @lisabetsarai #Steampunk #Menage #Lesbian

Fact 1:

Like my heroine Gillian Smith, I was introduced to science and

engineering by my father, at a very young age. When I was only seven, he

taught me how to use a microscope to look at micro-organisms in pond water.

Later, he helped me use his jigsaw to create a 3-D model of DNA for a science


Fact 2:

My first experience with computer programming was a Saturday

program for high schoolers at MIT. The programming language was FORTRAN,

and we had to punch our own cards to feed to the mainframe. I’m still writing

software today.

Fact 3:

I’ve been to Dover, the setting for The Toymakers Guild, exactly once,

but it made a big impression on me. Our room at the back of the inn had a

fantastic view, looking out upon grazing sheep, a lichen-encrusted stone wall,

and beyond that to the moors.

Fact 4:

I had the pleasure of meeting Kryssie in person a number of years ago

at an erotica authors conference in Scarborough, Yorkshire. That day was one

of the peak experiences in my life. I can’t share my alter-ego with many

people; it was intoxicating to be among my fellow writers and to be recognized

as Lisabet Sarai. (Given my affinity for all things Victorian, I also loved the

nineteenth century echoes in Scarborough.)

Fact 5:

The hardest part of writing The Toymakers Guild was making sure I

used British spellings! I decided I wanted to use British English for authenticity.

However, since the trilogy is self-published, I didn’t have a dedicated editor. I

kept slipping up, using “ize” instead of “ise” or “or” instead of “our”.


At Randerley Hall, lust is a lubricant to creativity. Nothing is impossible.

Nothing is forbidden.

Defying the repressive morality of the Victorian era, the Toymakers Guild uses

advanced technology to fabricate bespoke sexual devices for the discrete

pleasure of select clients. Its members are not only brilliant engineers but also

sexual renegades seeking freedom from the prudish society that surrounds


Nineteen-year-old prodigy Gillian Smith arrives at Randerley to apply for an

apprenticeship in the Guild. With her technical abilities and her lascivious

temperament, she is eminently suited to join the Master Toymaker’s close-knit

band of uninhibited erotic artisans. Gillian flourishes among the Toymakers,

designing and implementing ever-more-outrageous carnal contraptions. Each

voluptuous commission she completes, each sensual adventure she enjoys,

binds her more tightly to the Guild and to the perverse, tortured genius who is

its founder.

If you like brilliant, wanton women and kinky steam punk sex toys, dive into the

alternate universe of the The Toymakers Guild.

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About Lisabet Sarai

I became addicted to words at an early age. I began reading when I was four. I wrote my first story at five years old and my first poem at seven. Since then, I have written plays, tutorials, scholarly articles, marketing brochures, software specifications, self-help books, press releases, a five-hundred page dissertation, and lots of erotica and erotic romance – more than fifty single author titles, plus dozens of short stories in various erotic anthologies, including the Lambda winner Where the Girls Are and the IPPIE Best Erotic Book of 2011, Carnal Machines. My gay scifi erotic romance Quarantine won a Rainbow Awards 2012 Honorable Mention.

I have more degrees than anyone would ever need, from prestigious educational institutions who would no doubt be deeply embarrassed by my chosen genre. Travel is one of my passions. I've visited every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Currently I live in Southeast Asia with my indulgent husband of more than thirty years and two exceptional felines, where I pursue an alternative career that is completely unrelated to my creative writing. For more information about me and my writing, visit my website ( or my blog Beyond Romance ( Follow me on Twitter (@lisabetsarai)

Rave Reviews for The Toymakers Guild

The Pornographer’s Apprentice,The Toymakers Guild Book 1

There are many more plot points, but I don't want to spoil your enjoyment of

this book. It has varied and steamy sex scenes that will take your breath away,

a plucky heroine who doesn't always come out on top (ahem), but who always

prevails in her quest to be accepted as a Toymaker. ~ Fiona McGier,


With thoughtfully written characters, hot sex scenes, and a well-paced and

interesting plot, the Toymaker's Apprentice leaves you asking only one

question....when is the next book in the series coming out? ~ The Phantom

Tollbooth, Amazon

[A] fast paced, hilarious, and thoroughly entertaining story as Gillian gets

intimate with the staff and technology, only to find that there is a plot against

the Guild that she takes on to save the day. I can’t wait to read what happens

in the next book! ~ Arthur Royo, Amazon

The Journeyman’s Trial, The Toymakers Guild Book 2

Although set in the Victorian era, the denizens of Randerley Hall are thoroughly

modern in the enthusiastic and open way they embrace their sexuality,

pushing boundaries with the same vigor and gusto they push the boundaries of

science. The members of The Guild embrace all manner of delightfully kinky

perversions, while making scientific breakthroughs that are far ahead of their

time. “The Journeyman’s Trial” has everything—adventure, romance, intrigue,

and sizzling sensuality. I highly recommend you take the plunge and dive in. ~

Lawrence Westerman, Amazon

Lisabet Sarai has taken on the challenge of following up The Pornographer's

Apprentice. I'm happy to say she's exceeded her own lofty standards of writing.

The dialogue in the story is unique, accurate to the era, and oftentimes

features beautiful lines. You can look forward to a shocking mass of creativity

from the ingenious mind of Miss Sarai. The erotic scenes are written beautifully

and explosively. I found the pleasure of the characters hit me just as hard as it

hit them. I'm looking forward to more from this world and the characters! ~

Amazon Customer, Verified Purchaser

The Master’s Mark, The Toymakers Guild Book 3

Miss Sarai has one incredible and naughty imagination. That imagination shines

through in the kinky chemistry of the guildmates and their various lewd

liaisons! Each character stands out as exciting and fun without a single one

feeling redundant. ~ Amazon Customer, Verified Purchaser

.. an excellent example of lusty yet tasteful erotica with an engaging plot and

characters the reader actually cares about. The richly crafted steampunk

setting, the chemistry between the characters, and the lusty passion heating

up every page all come together in this breathtaking finale of the Toymakers

series. ~ Michael Swanson, Amazon


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