The Pleasure Device (Harwell Heirs Book 1)

A Victorian erotic romance, The Pleasure Device is Book One in the Harwell Heirs series.

The Pleasure Device coverPublished by Viridium Press, 2016
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A forbidden encounter leaves her yearning for more…

In Victorian London of 1879, a new device for the treatment of hysteria has just arrived from France. Dr. Julius Christopher plans to use the invention for his own salacious scheme. Can Dr. Nicholas Ramsay prevent his beloved, the virginal debutante Helena Phillips, from being the next patient?

The Doctor and The Debutante
Nicholas Ramsay, renouncing his aristocratic heritage and dark past, has chosen a career as a doctor. He arrives in London ready to embark upon his practice and find a suitable wife. Helena Phillips, born into scandal and disgrace, is making her London debut. To atone for the circumstances of her birth, she must find a titled husband—no less than an earl will do.

A Dangerous Passion
Nicholas and Helena’s chance encounter during the Season leads to a dangerous attraction—and forbidden explorations. A taste of passion leaves Helena longing for more, and her lovesick wretchedness is confused for hysteria, a mysterious ailment afflicting many Victorian women.

A Devious Scheme
Dr. Julius Christopher’s new electro-mechanical vibrating machine for the treatment of hysteria is the perfect device to test his radical theory of female sexuality. To fully explore his hypothesis, he requires a virgin and seeks to ensnare Helena for his experiment.

Can He Save Her?
Nicholas is determined to rescue Helena from the clutches of Dr. Christopher. But to prove he is worthy of Helena’s hand, Nicholas must reconcile with his past, embrace his future, and show her pleasure is more profound when coupled with love.

Sexy fun includes: virgin heroine, masturbation, polyamory, multiple partners (gang bang), anal sex, light bondage, spanking, voyeurism, dubious consent.

Series description: The Harwell Heirs

Victorian aristocracy has very strict rules concerning marital connections and familial obligations. But the Harwell heirs—Helena, Sophia, and Arthur—discover love doesn’t always follow the rules. Scandalous affairs force these scions of society to choose between duty and desire, deference and destiny.
Book 1: The Pleasure Device, Helena and Nicholas’s story
Book 2: Disobedience By Design, Sophia and Joseph’s story
Book 3: Where Destiny Plays, Arthur and Lavinia’s story

See my blog post about how The Pleasure Device and “The Demonstration” (originally published in Dirty Little Numbers) are related.

Recognition for The Pleasure Device

Thank you Canada for making The Pleasure Device an Amazon number one bestseller in Historical Fiction and Family Saga Fiction on June 10, 2020!

Following Disobedience By Design, The Pleasure Device hit the Amazon bestseller list in Victorian Erotica on August 9, 2014!

The Pleasure Device first media mention! “Burn off the shopping overdose with a hot new erotic romance” from USA Today.

Reviews for The Pleasure Device

“I loved this story- it’s original and engaging.” — Mia London, five stars on Goodreads!

“Loved this book. Beautiful, erotic writing; solid love story.” — Karysa Faire, five stars on Goodreads!

“Wow. … This one should only be read in bed!!!” — Arlene S., five stars on Kobo!

“The writing style was incredible and was well adapted to suit the time period…It throws you in right from the very start of the book and is action packed!…If you enjoy historical novels with a dirty twist then be sure to give this book a try!” — Jodie Scott, five stars on Goodreads!

The Romance Review Top Pick graphic“Regina Kammer’s THE PLEASURE DEVICE provides an insightful look into human sexuality in the 19th century.” — Rachel’s Willful Thoughts, 5 stars on The Romance Reviews (TRR)!

“It was fantastic…The electricity between Helena and Nicholas…was palpable…I truly enjoyed it from beginning to end, finding it almost impossible to put down. Ms Kammer definitely has a flair for the erotic… It was exciting and fluid, and all of the characters’ exploits had me feel a bit voyeuristic.” — Dawn Yacovetta, five stars on Amazon!

“Come for the charming wordplay…” — Cosmas Cornelius, five stars on Amazon!

“Erotica Doesn’t Get Better Than This… A must read.” — Anonymous, five stars on Barnes & Noble!

“Great steamy read!!!!…. Loved this author” — Lissa Williams, five stars on Google Play!

The Pleasure Device Excerpt

Check out Helena and Nicholas’s first kiss on Sherry Ewing’s First Kiss Friday blog post!

2013 Edition


The cover for the 2013 edition of The Pleasure Device as published by Ellora’s Cave. And, yes, the male cover model is Julian Christian.

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