Persephone

Burlesque Press
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When Persephone was born, Zeus received a troubling prophecy. Some day his beautiful innocent daughter would be taken captive by Hades, the dark god of the underworld. Determined to protect her, her father hid her away in the human world where she would be shielded from her fate.


Hades learned of this betrayal nine centuries ago. He’s been searching for his destined queen ever since. And when he finds her, no power on earth or below it will stop him. He will take her. He will corrupt her. And Zeus will suffer for daring to keep her from him. 

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About the author

 KITTY THOMAS writes dark literary fiction that explores dominance and submission. Not really classed as romance, though some readers see it that way. It's a case of your mileage may vary. Romance genre conventions and rules not usually followed but some books could easily be classed as romantic suspense such as Mafia Captive or Tender Mercies.

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Burlesque Press
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Published on
Jun 26, 2017
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781938639395
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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Note: The books in the Pleasure House world are all stand alones featuring a different couple in each book. They can be read in any order without any trouble. The listed order is the order of publication.

Mina Calloway always finds herself in the hands of the wrong master: Gentle at first, then brutally sadistic and abusive. She no longer believes it’s possible to find a man who will be gentle with her. After seeing a kink-friendly therapist for months, the doctor makes her an illicit offer she isn’t yet smart enough to refuse: “Let me find you a good master.”

Brian Sloan is a borderline sociopath with a dark and brutal past. Only taking his sadistic urges out on the women at a submissive training house allows him to sleep through the night. When Brian sees Mina, she should be ripe for the picking, but her damage is too similar to his own. Can he fight past his demons to protect the one person he considers worth saving?

Publisher's Note: This book happens in the same world as Guilty Pleasures with reoccurring settings and characters. However, it is not a direct sequel and it isn’t necessary to have read Guilty Pleasures first. If you enjoy this book, however, you may also enjoy Guilty Pleasures by Kitty Thomas.


Other Dark Literary Erotica by Kitty Thomas:

Dark Erotic Novels:

Comfort Food
Guilty Pleasures
Tender Mercies
The Last Girl
Submissive Fairy Tales
Big Sky
Mafia Captive
Blood Mate


Dark Erotic Novellas:

The Auction
Awakening
The King’s Pleasure

Note: This work is not 50 Shades of Grey, however, if you enjoy work like 50 Shades of Grey, you may also enjoy Kitty Thomas.
If you like Kitty Thomas, consider trying some of these other great authors:

CJ Roberts, Tiffany Reisz, Annabel Joseph, Pepper Winters, Anna Zaires, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Cherise Sinclair.

Kitty writes dark literary erotica, usually with a kinky master/slave theme and a hint of bdsm and captive erotica elements.

Dark Fairy Tales by Kitty Thomas...

This work is meant for a mature, adult audience and contains content which may or may not match the personal tastes of every reader.

Enter a world of mythological places, mermaids, king's harems, dragon-like beings, and gypsies—a world of erotic domination and submission in times and places far different from our own. Submissive Fairy Tales is a collection of previously published erotic novellas by Kitty Thomas: The Auction, Awakening, and The King's Pleasure.

The Auction

Belle Walker lives in a strict society where women are treated as property, sold to the highest bidder soon after their eighteenth birthday. The monsters outside the city have promised to leave them in peace, but one of them is intent on having Belle as his own.


Awakening

Nerina has lived all her life as a mermaid, fascinated by humans and land but also repulsed by sex and unable to understand love. Her curiosity gets her captured by a human male intent on awakening her lust and turning her human. 


The King's Pleasure

In the kingdom of Himeros, Abigail is despised for her gypsy heritage. Pushed to the fringes of society, she’s forced to break the law in order to help feed her family. When a castle guard catches her stealing bread, he intends to cut off her hand for the offense, but the King has other plans. 

 

What Readers are Saying About Submissive Fairy Tales:

"I'm a huge Kitty Thomas fan, she is a definite one click author for me--since I became acquainted with the novel comfort food. You should know going into this read that it is done on the premise of fantasy; therefore in order to enjoy this book you are going to have to be a reader who can allow your imagination to go with the flow of the author's intent. The book covers the lifestyle and behaviors of those who practice BDSM. It covers things like dominance, submission, degradation, and even the occasional mind !@#$%."  -Suzanne Steele


"I don't know what words to use to express how I feel about this book, but I'll try. I am a big fan of erotica. This book takes erotica to a whole new level. This is a very dark read and is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of BDSM and non-consensual seduction (Fifty Shades is tame in comparison). This is a book of three short stories. Some of the scenarios are mind boggling, but that is why we read these fantasies. You will have to relax your mind and go with it. " -Cherryreads

"Sexy-sinister writing from the darkly talented erotica author, Kitty Thomas."  -Dee18

"I'm a pretty big fan of Kitty Thomas and I love fairy tale retellings, so I was really excited when she bundled these little stories into a nice dark package. Is it dark? Yes. Is it erotic? Very much so!"  -Amanda Bookluvr

"Well written and edited. There are a few low reviews here, and I don't get it. So much of the BDSM available out there is schlocky smut -- Kitty Thomas's stories aren't schlocky or smutty. These are fantasy, or "fairy tales," typical of the best capture/slave stories. They are exactly what the author discloses when she say: don't read if you're offended by." No surprises, just short, well-written imaginings.

A couple reviewers rated this low because they wanted the stories to be longer. I think that's also unfair, as they are labeled fairy tales, therefore, clearly will be short. That said, any one of them could be expanded into a full-length, highly erotic story -- on the order of Comfort Food. As it is, I enjoyed the collection and would recommend to anyone who likes Capture/Master/Slave fiction."  - LA Kristy

"All three were beautifully written tales (the first, about a "dragon" master; the second, a mermaid brought to human form by the Lord of the Castle; the third, the King of a mythical kingdom and his Gypsy slave) engaged readers who were willing to suspend logic. The BDSM aspects of all the stories were light (although the last tale was a bit darker than the others). As with most of the BDSM erotica recently written, none of this is to be taken too seriously and is meant for entertainment only--not guidelines for a "D/s relationship." - Teacher Lady

"Kitty Thomas takes Kinky to a higher level!" -Larissa

“Kitty’s writing is a beautifully obscene comfort.” -Claudia D. Christian, author of Suicide Doll

“Thomas writes with a passion and purpose so pure she makes her readers live and breathe every word.” - Emma Petersen, author ofReign of Pleasure

 

More dark literary erotica by Kitty Thomas:

Erotic novels:


Comfort Food
Guilty Pleasures
Tender Mercies
The Last Girl
Big Sky
Mafia Captive

Blood Mate

 

 

Note: This work is not 50 Shades of Grey, however, if you enjoy work like 50 Shades of Grey, you may also enjoy Kitty Thomas.

If you like Kitty Thomas, consider trying some of these other great authors:

CJ Roberts, Tiffany Reisz, Annabel Joseph, Pepper Winters, Anna Zaires, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Cherise Sinclair

 

The King's Pleasure is the third novella in the dark erotica anthology: Submissive Fairy Tales by Kitty Thomas.

DESCRIPTION:

In the kingdom of Himeros, Abigail is despised for her gypsy heritage. Pushed to the fringes of society, she’s forced to break the law in order to help feed her family. When a castle guard catches her stealing bread, he intends to cut off her hand for the offense.

Niall has just taken the throne and is determined to prove he isn’t a monster like his father. Awakened by the cries of a gypsy, he spares her from the guard’s blade and takes her as his slave instead. When he learns she doesn’t understand the kingdom’s carnal ways, he becomes determined to strip her of all inhibitions until her every desire is in service to the king’s pleasure.

*This work is a novella of 21,000 words. Depending on reading speed, 1-2 hours of reading time.

This book is intended for an adult audience.

 

What Readers are Saying About The King's Pleasure:

"The King's Pleasure is the third novella in Kitty Thomas' erotic fairy tale collection. This novella was my favorite one out of all of them. It pushed every one of my dark, erotic, kinky buttons." - AsianCocoa

"If you are a fan of Kitty Thomas, you will not be disappointed with this story. Leave it to Ms. Thomas to blur the lines of fantasy and reality in a sensational combination of BDSM elements and a solid story resulting in a great read!" - Bookie Nookie

"As with all of Kitty Thomas's erotica novellas, `The King's Pleasure' is a world unto itself and a succulent little slice of story. There's so much packed into this little novella; politics, love, romance and a beautifully erotic tale between a king and his `slave' (whose love turns a kingdom on its head). Beautiful, as always, I can't wait for Thomas's next novel, `The Last Girl'" -Dee18

"This is some of Kitty's best writing yet: hot sex, awesome characters, great world, and the deep psychological exploration of the kink lifestyle that marks all of Kitty's work." -Nattie Jones

"The night after I had read The King's Pleasure, I picked up another of her books called Guilty Pleasures which was just so intense and sizzling hot!

I can honestly say I'm hooked on Kitty!" -Amazon Customer

"If you are interested in reading dark erotica, I would recommend the novels. Comfort Food is the most disturbing, and good literature is often disturbing. Tender Mercies is the best love story, and likely to be a favorite." -E. Wakeman

What Other Authors are Saying About The King's Pleasure:


“King’s Pleasure pushed all my buttons. The vulnerable heroine, and the perverse and powerful king who you suspect still has a golden heart… A hot, well-imagined fantasy world and sexy, touching emotional interaction. This is Happily Ever After for the kinky set!” – Annabel Joseph, author of Odalisque.

“Another amazing read from Kitty Thomas. One thing I can count on from this author is to create a read unlike anything else on the market. From fantasy to sci-fi to contemporary, her books always defy categorization. Whatever the setting, when I want the real deal when it comes to exploring master/slave relationships, I turn to Kitty’s stories. With work that’s powerful, sexy and intense, she never fails to deliver.” ~ Cari Quinn, author of Provoke Me

More dark literary erotica by Kitty Thomas:

Dark Erotic Novels:

Comfort Food
Guilty Pleasures
Tender Mercies
The Last Girl
Submissive Fairy Tales (latest release--anthology of The Auction, Awakening, and The King's Pleasure.)
Big Sky
Mafia Captive

Blood Mate



Dark Erotic Novellas:

The Auction
Awakening

 

Note: This work is not 50 Shades of Grey, however, if you enjoy work like 50 Shades of Grey, you may also enjoy Kitty Thomas' dark erotica.

 

If you like Kitty Thomas, consider trying some of these other great authors:

CJ Roberts, Tiffany Reisz, Annabel Joseph, Pepper Winters, Anna Zaires, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Cherise Sinclair

 Kitty writes dark literary erotica, usually with a kinky master/slave theme and a hint of bdsm and captive erotica elements.

Note: The books in the Pleasure House world are all stand alones featuring a different couple in each book. They can be read in any order without any trouble. The listed order is the order of publication.

Vivian Delaney leads a life of privilege, but behind closed doors she feels isolated and trapped in a gilded cage. Unable to achieve sexual pleasure with her husband, she finds herself in the capable hands of Anton, a massage therapist intent on awakening her to her full sexual potential. By any means necessary.

Publisher's Note: This title is dark literary erotica. If you enjoy this title, you will also enjoy Broken Dolls by Kitty Thomas, set in the same world as Guilty Pleasures. Broken Dolls is now available on pre-order for $2.99 through release day only. (Regular retail: $4.95)

What Readers are Saying About Guilty Pleasures:

"5 stars all the way. I love how kitty writes. no shame. it's everything I didn't know I wanted." - Drew P.


"Such a sexy submissive story. I love Vivian and all the many characters that are thrown into her life. Sequel please, would definitely love more about these characters!"  - Kenzie


"I read "Comfort Food" and wanted to read more from the author ... "Dark eroticia" is so much more exciting than the "50 Shades" type story lines!

With this book and Comfort Food, I questioned if I could handle reading about the things the character's were subjected to but that wasn't an issue, I was captivated.

When about one quarter through the book, I thought it's not going to be as good as "Comfort Food" but that definitely wasn't the case ... It's a hot book and I loved it!"  - Megan

"This book is definitely not for the faint of heart. Very intense BDSM but if you have a depraved mind like me, you'll love it!" -AsianCocoa

"Kitty Thomas is an incredibly talented erotica writer and storyteller, and she really turned up the heat and the kink in her latest release. Guilty Pleasures is a very erotic and twisted tale that sucks the reader in from the first paragraph. Ultimately, it is a look at one woman's sexual awakening and the drastic steps she must take to arrive there. She must question what is the worse existence, a lifetime of dull, passionless sex in her husband's bed or being "forced" to experience orgasmic kinky sex with strangers. I am so very pleased with the book's ending. Perfect! Highly recommended to those who like darker, BDSM erotica" - Book of Secrets

"Guilty Pleasures is a lovely and sweet BDSM story about how a bored, rich and sexually shut-down wife gets her game back. " - Sheri Johnson


"In Guilty Pleasures, Kitty Thomas' second novel, she has once again produced a wickedly arousing tale of nonconsensual submission that turned me on, satisfied me and left me wanting for more." -Zelda Gillian

 

More dark literary erotica by Kitty Thomas:


Dark Erotic Novels:
Comfort Food
Tender Mercies
The Last Girl
Submissive Fairy Tales (anthology of The Auction, Awakening, and The King's Pleasure)
Big Sky
Mafia Captive

Blood Mate


Dark Erotic Novellas:
The Auction
Awakening
The King's Pleasure

 

 

Note: This work is not 50 Shades of Grey, however, if you enjoy work like 50 Shades of Grey, you may also enjoy Kitty Thomas' dark erotica.

If you like Kitty Thomas, consider trying some of these other great authors:

CJ Roberts, Tiffany Reisz, Annabel Joseph, Pepper Winters, Anna Zaires, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Cherise Sinclair

Kitty writes dark literary erotica, usually with a kinky master/slave theme and a hint of bdsm and captive erotica elements.

The Auction is the first novella in the dark literary erotica anthology: Submissive Fairy Tales by Kitty Thomas.

The Auction is a 20,000 word novella. (1-2 hours of reading time, or approximately 80 pages.)


DESCRIPTION:

Belle Walker lives in a strict society where women are treated as property, sold to the highest bidder soon after their eighteenth birthday. But the auction isn’t the only danger. Though she’s never seen them, she knows monsters live outside the city. These creatures have allowed the humans a small area to inhabit with the promise to leave them in peace as long as they never cross the boundary. On the day Belle is sold, one of the monsters breaks that promise and enters the city, intent on having her as his own.

**This book is intended for an adult audience.**

 

What Readers are Saying about The Auction:

"If you enjoy erotica, are not averse to reading about dominance and submission, and like a sci-fi twist, this may just be the book for you." -Mistress of the Dark Path

"I loved the world Kitty Thomas created. It's a little bit sci-fi, with a touch of historic slavery and plenty of dark erotica. I thought the inclusion of `monster masters' was quite ingenious - so often in Kitty's works the dominant (human) male is bordering on demonic (`Comfort Food', being a prime example). But in `The Auction' the heroine's sexual partners are, literally, monsters - and one of them even has a devilish resemblance. It's a nice bit of fantasy to play with. And, this being a Kitty Thomas novel(la); the sex scenes are divinely delicious. This is a short story, 20000 words, but she takes the time to write languorous and decadently-detailed sex scenes that will leave readers sizzling." - Dee18


"With Belle, I identified with the fiery submission and with her need to be mastered and controlled by someone dominating and strong. Belle is the possession and her Master is her owner. Master is everything Belle did not know she wanted or needed. He is everything she most feared but also secretly coveted - to be owned and at the mercy of a stranger. With Master, she is able to let go and just be, finally reveling in her deepest and darkest desires." -S. Richards


"Even when Kitty Thomas steps out of the box and does something different, she still manages fabulous success!! Like all of her previous work that I've had the pleasure of reading, after reading the final sentence, I'm left pondering and completely awed at her story telling and her ability to to craft some of the best Master/slave and D/s relationships that I've ever read!" - Among the Muses


"The Auction is a superb Dark Erotica Novella that I read in less than 1h and a half. Sexy, hot, creepy and arousing, all at the same time. I could have never told from the cover, but The Auction has some sci-fi elements, all of which just made the story that much richer."  -Larissa


"I love Thomas' work! She exactly hit the disquieting nail on the head with just the right amount of intrigue, hot action, Alpha males disguised as an alien race and closure at the story's end. I can't wait to read other works by her."  -Dark Erotica Fan


"I didn't read the description of this book before reading it, so I had no idea what it was all about. I liked the cover and had heard good things about Kitty Thomas' erotica. I basically went in blind because I loved the idea of a female being auctioned. I had fantasized that the female on the cover would be auctioned off and find true love. This book kinda blew me away because it was erotic in so many ways.

If you love sci-fi, dominant alien alphas, erotic sex, and enjoy calling your partner Master or Sir...then I strongly recommend you read this book!"  -Sammy Loves Books


"Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
No question about it: this is smut. Erotica, porn, whatever. It's a plot structured to support some good sex.

To be more specific, it's power-exchange sex. It's not so much BDSM as it is about sex between an owner and his slave and how the slave learns to like it that way. If the idea of that offends you, then this is not the book for you.

However, if the idea of it turns you on, then this did a pretty good job of presenting that scenario in pretty fantastical terms."  -D. Thompson

 

"All in all though, a great novella and a truly enjoyable piece of BDSM erotica that I devoured in less than two hours. If you've read Kitty Thomas before, or even if you're new to this outstanding author and love your romantic reads with darker edge, then I highly recommend 'The Auction'." -J. Valentino

What Other Authors are Saying about The Auction:

"If you want lyrical, compelling and thought-provoking erotic fiction, you have to read Kitty Thomas. Just make sure you clear your calendar because you won't be moving until you're finished." - Cari Quinn, author of PROVOKE ME

"The Auction is an exotic story that beautifully demonstrates how dominance and submission is a universal condition." - Claudia D. Christian, author of VICIOUS BLISS: FALLEN

"Sexy, weird, and super fun--Kitty Thomas Strikes Again." - Tiffany Reisz, author of THE SIREN and SEVEN DAY LOAN, HQN/Spice



More dark literary erotica by Kitty Thomas:


Erotic novels:


Comfort Food
Guilty Pleasures
Tender Mercies
The Last Girl (latest release)
Submissive Fairy Tales (anthology of The Auction, Awakening, and The King's Pleasure)
Big Sky
Mafia Captive

Blood Mate



Erotic Novellas:

Awakening
The King's Pleasure

 

Note: This work is not 50 Shades of Grey, however, if you enjoy work like 50 Shades of Grey, you may also enjoy Kitty Thomas' dark erotica.

If you like Kitty Thomas, consider trying some of these other great authors:

CJ Roberts, Tiffany Reisz, Annabel Joseph, Pepper Winters, Anna Zaires, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Cherise Sinclair

Kitty writes dark literary erotica, usually with a kinky master/slave theme and a hint of bdsm and captive erotica elements.


 

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