Surrender

Burlesque Press
6

 Julie wants Gabe Griffin like fish want water, but what she wants is sweet domestic bliss and a white picket fence. What Gabe wants is to put a collar around Julie’s throat and train her in the finer points of being his slave.


At first too innocent, then too broken, can Julie ever surrender to the man intent on claiming her?

Read more

About the author

 Kitty Thomas writes dark literary erotica 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 "erotic romance" such as Mafia Captive or Tender Mercies. Some call her work "dark erotic romance"

Read more

Reviews

4.8
6 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Burlesque Press
Read more
Published on
Mar 27, 2017
Read more
Pages
260
Read more
ISBN
9781938639371
Read more
Features
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Fiction / Erotica / BDSM
Fiction / Erotica / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Kitty Thomas
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.

Kitty Thomas
*If you enjoy Tender Mercies you will LOVE Broken Dolls.

Tender Mercies is a work of dark literary erotica.

“Grace. That word that finally meant something again. Mercy. Favor. Good will.”

Fed up with play kink, Grace Warner moves to an island that embraces erotic slavery to be with a man she met online. Within hours of her arrival, everything is ripped from her, and she quickly learns play is preferable to the realities of actual enslavement.

Asher Collins has spent the past year mourning and blaming himself for the death of his slave, Darcy. When Grace catches his eye at a showing, obviously abused, he becomes obsessed with buying her and finding a way to atone for his own past sins.

What Readers are Saying about Tender Mercies:

"I discovered Kitty Thomas last year with her novel `Comfort Food'. I likened that erotica novel (about extreme Stockholm syndrome) to literary wasabi - sinus clearing and somewhat unsettling, but also incredibly, breathtakingly powerful. So I went into `Tender Mercies' excitedly knowing that Kitty Thomas writes at the extreme-end of the erotica scale. She intrudes upon reader's comfort zones and pulls you (kicking and screaming) into an abrasive and compelling world of fetishism and erotica . . ." -Dee18

"I've first read "Comfort food" by Kitty Thomas and was so exquisitely shocked that I went forward into the BDSM romance genre. So far, I've read around 26 genre books by different authors and can honestly say that Kitty Thomas is one of the best.
Her stories feel real in a psychological kind of way, the events recounted could be really traumatizing but they are set in environments that keep the reader "safe". The heroines suffer and endure beyond reason but somehow they make it through stronger and empowered in their own realizations." -Lenanena


"I recommend it to adults, particularly those interested in aspects of BDSM." -Carocaro

"Tender Mercies is the type of psychological dark erotica, BDSM book that will leave readers who enjoy this type of literary fiction in awe at the brilliance of Kitty Thomas' writing and concepts. I said it after her last book and I'll say it again -- I don't know how she'll top this! :)" -Among the Muses


"I can't believe I have put off reading a Kitty Thomas book for so long! I thought "oh I've read dark erotica this won't be too shocking for me" but I was definitely surprised just how dark this book was. Some scenes definitely caused my stomach to churn and the writing reaches a deeper psychological level than other dark books I've read."  -R Nicole

"Kitty Thomas is such a wonderful writer; her take on dark erotica is wonderful and refreshing. It's harsh, and raw - please use caution if you are not used to dark erotica." -Mel

"So my favorite BDSM theme is where the submissive is abused / mistreated by a former Dom / Master and is healing and learning to trust a new Dom. This one fits the theme perfectly. From the first few pages I was hooked and flew right through the rest of it! I love everything I've read by Thomas and this is no exception." -Mrs thj

"The story is beautiful, and I love the characters. While the book is essentially dark erotica and non-consensual bdsm, Kitty Thomas still manages to create a beautiful romance between master and slave." -lunaselene


"Wow! This book was well written, intelligent dialogue, graphic without being raunchy. I enjoyed the story and it was my second BDSM book. Kitty Thomas has "mad" skills as a writer and I look forward to reading her other books." - Maxine Holmes


"As I mentioned earlier, I am in awe of Kitty Thomas' storytelling abilities. I was deeply caught up in the psychological conditioning in her novel Comfort Food and was titillated by the kinky sexual training in Guilty Pleasures. But the plot twists and multi-layered characters in Tender Mercies have made this book another one of my favorites." -AsianCocoa

"I first became aware of Kitty Thomas's work with Comfort Food, a book I can honestly say I will never forget. While Kitty writes about subject matter that not everyone is comfortable with, she does so in a way that I find to be deft and almost lyrical. Though her current published stories are contemporary, she creates new worlds while drawing from very real elements of BDSM and total power exchange relationships." - Cari Quinn

"I didn't think anything could top Kitty Thomas's Comfort Food, but boy was I wrong. The minute I had Tender Mercies downloaded to my Kindle, I itched to read it. Had it not been for the fact I was deep in addiction with my last read, I could have easily ditched it like I have so many others in favour of what is fast becoming an obsession with Thomas's writing style and her darkly psychological / emotional take on the world of BDSM." -J. Valentino


"I'm always skeptical about erotic novels. I don't want to read it and be disappointed at how quickly the author can push through the build-up of characters, backstory, plot, and emotions just to get to the (seemingly) "good stuff".

With that said, I want to read more of Ms. Thomas's work because it did everything but that. I was hooked within the first few sentences, and continued to read it straight through in one sitting (after a break or two for snacks, that is)."  - Renee


"this book was great in that it didn't hide the fact that BDSM relationships sometimes are dangerous and abusive. I liked the realism" -doo3477


"Kitty Thomas is the queen of darker reads and I love her for it. Tender Mercies didnt disappoint at all. If you like the darker reads you will enjoy Kitty Thomas and her books." -Lisa C


"One very good reason not to trust strange men you meet on the Internet. A dark story about the darker side of BDSM." - Joy Pelloquin

"Kitty Thomas writes darkly erotic novels that are not easily forgotten; Tender Mercies is no exception. Her psychologically disturbing yet erotic stories take the reader on a journey of submission and trust as a way to fulfillment. Comfort Food, Guilty Pleasures, and Tender Mercies all explore the slave/master dynamic, but she manages to make the story different and intriguing each time. Her stories are well-crafted and even though the scenarios are fantastical in a kinky, masochistic sense, I don't have any trouble falling right into her stories and becoming fully vested in the characters and their experiences. I am slightly disturbed by how much I enjoy her books; as if something this dark should not be enjoyed, but I do. Very much." -Loves FAB Romance

 

"...about building trust and showcase that dominance and submission is a game between lovers and not about abuse." - Booklover101


What Authors are Saying about Tender Mercies:

“Kitty Thomas’s hottest book yet . . . emotionally gripping and painfully real . . . impossible to read and remain untouched.” – Annabel Joseph, author of Owning Wednesday

“Tender Mercies is a heart-rending tale that proves Prince Charming doesn’t always come charging in with a white steed . . . Sometimes it’s just a piece of paper and a platinum collar.” – Claudia D. Christian, author of Devil’s Descent II: Impure

“I have never been more invested in a piece of fiction in my life. Kitty Thomas writes with a passion and purpose so pure she makes her readers live and breathe every word.” – Emma Petersen, author of Reign of Pleasure

“An eerie and disturbing story tempered with compassion and love. I couldn’t put it down.” – Fallon Blake, author of Wrapped Around Your Finger

“Intense and dark. Tender and sweet.” -Nattie Jones, author of The Street Urchin

More dark literary erotica by Kitty Thomas:


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

Blood Mate

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 kinkymaster/slave theme and a hint of bdsm and captive erotica elements.

Book 1
The Capture Fantasy Collection by Kitty Thomas is 3 full-length books in one bundle. (Digital retail value: $15.)

This bundle contains: Comfort Food, Mafia Captive, and Big Sky

Comfort Food:

Emily Vargas has been taken captive. As part of his conditioning methods, her captor refuses to speak to her, knowing how much she craves human contact. He's far too beautiful to be a monster. Combined with his lack of violence toward her, this has her walking a fine line at the edge of sanity. Told in the first person from Emily's perspective, Comfort Food is a tale of erotic surrender that explores what happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment. 


Mafia Captive:

Faith Jacobson was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After witnessing a mob hit, she’s only moments from death when Angelo Raspallo decides to give his brother an unlikely gift. 

Leo has avoided involvement with the family business, but it doesn’t make him a saint. He’s troubled and ashamed by his darker sexual desires, one of which is to own a slave. But when his brother throws Faith at his feet, repainting the scenario to make Leo the hero rescuing her from certain death, his moral fortitude will be tested. If Faith were kinky, it would be easy to live out his fantasy, but she’s not. Not even a little bit. Even the mildest spanking sparks terror in her that Leo can’t bear. 

The gift soon becomes a burden as he fights with himself over how to handle the addition to his home. He could release her, but his brother doesn’t do loose ends. The only thing keeping her out of the bottom of the harbor is Leo’s mercy. She’s like a beautiful piece of art he keeps in a glass case but can never touch. Is possessing her enough? 


Big Sky:

Veronica Cason lives in a small apartment with no clear view of the sky. It’s uncertain which might crush her first: her debt or the buildings squeezed in so tight that they surround her like ominous sentinels. She can’t breathe in the city. Her success is a lie, and her debt is coming to collect her—unless someone else gets there first. 

When a stranger offers her a job at a ranch, it feels like salvation, but it could also mean her death if his motives aren’t pure. Which door has the tiger behind it? The claustrophobia of the city or ranch life under an open sky? 

 

Disclaimer: This work is meant for an emotionally mature adult audience and contains content of a sexual nature. Neither the author nor the publisher endorses or condones any behavior carried out by any character in this work.

Kitty can be found at kittythomas.com


Titles by Kitty Thomas: 

Comfort Food 
Tender Mercies 
Guilty Pleasures 
The Last Girl 
Big Sky 

Mafia Captive
Submissive Fairy Tales 
The Auction 
Awakening 
The King's Pleasure 
Blood Mate 
Broken Dolls

 

 

What Readers are Saying About Comfort Food:

"If you enjoy reading romance lightly drizzled with some vanilla sex and a dusting of fairy tale fantasies wrapped up in a happy ending, then this is probably NOT the book for you. If you want to expand your mind while reading a steamy hot BDSM psychological thriller with an mind blowing ending, then go ahead and give this a try. I dare you." - Wendy G


"This is a very unusual and good story that explores themes of power, control, dominance and enforced submission and the psychology of captivity, isolation and reliance, but as it turns out the story is told from the perspective of both the Dominant Master as well as Emily and her journey into submission." -Carocaro

"Kitty Thomas took me on a psychologically revealing roller coaster of a ride in Comfort Food. It's a story that explores dominance & control, forced captivity, sensory deprivation, non-con BDSM, & eventual forced submission..."  - Angela Wallace

"Comfort Food is crazy. Emily Vargas is crazy. Her captor is definitely crazy. And, after reading this book, I think I might be a little crazy. Can a book give you Stockholm syndrome by proxy? Because it definitely feels that way." -Letitia

"The exploration of Stockholm syndrome was insightful. To see conditioning techniques successfully applied was fascinating. This is a memorable tale; I certainly have never read a story like it. I read it in a few hours. The erotica was dark BDSM / master-slave."  - Sinfunni

" I wonder if perhaps I've read so much dark erotica that it's lost some of it's shock value for me. I know that the only acceptable feeling to have towards Mr. Tall dark and nameless is disgust yet I never quite made it there. I'm choosing not to look to far into what that says about me as a woman, but hey, its fiction. That makes it ok. Right?"  - Amazon Customer

"First let me start out by saying, this is DARK erotica. If you do not like this kind of book, don't read it...i get tired of reading reviews dissing the dark erotica/ dubious consent, stating it was "sooo uncomfortable" well don't read these titles, duh! Now for me, I love it. Dark Erotica is unpredictable, unconventional and most of all a whirl wind of emotions.
Furthermore, saying that you could not form an attachment to Emily and Master is like saying you didn't read the book, it was about nothing but Emily and Master. I guess if one is unable to get past the kind of twisted relationship they had, then it would be hard to form attachment." - Amanda Rae

"`Comfort Food' is dark erotica. Kitty Thomas is writing extreme BDSM erotic fiction - master/slave masochism without the simulated `tie me up, tie me down' sex games... The Wasabi of Erotica"  - Dee18

"I had read novels about bdsm and Stockholm syndrome but not like this. This one ruined many other books for me in that genre, lol, because it was that good (this is the one to beat). Comfort food crossed this little fine line between reality and fantasy . the majority of the books on the capture/kipnap/slavery theme you can view them like fantasy but Ms Kitty Thomas push the envelope taking it to a more realistic and plausible scenario. The severe case of Stockholm syndrome that Emily had towards Master is shocking, and let you wonder when does Stockholm syndrome grows into obsession or love."  - Jay Benitez

"My first dive into Dark Erotica and Kitty Thomas leaves me begging for more. As disturbing as Comfort Food is, it was also riveting. Emily Vargas has been taken captive, and in order for her captor to break her to his will, he removes the one thing she craves most--human contact. He tortures her with silence and offers comfort with chicken soup. And all too soon, Emily learns what it will take to get her abductor to give her what she craves."  - Love, Lust, Books

What Readers are Saying about Mafia Captive:

"If you've never read a Kitty Thomas novel, I think that Mafia Captive would be a great first book to try. Dip your toes into the dark erotica world that is Kitty Thomas" - Letitia

"If your a Kitty Thomas fan or a dark erotica fan at all you will love this book!" -Kellybear

"This would be an excellent read for anyone who is interested in exploring a captive-themed story with a smidge of darkness, but hasn't quite worked up the nerve to "go there." MAFIA CAPTIVE is definitively a "must read" for anyone who enjoys unique stories laced with BDSM elements, powerful characters and the slightly darker side of erotica."  - Bookie Nookie

"Mafia Captive held me captive from page one through to the end. I could not put this book down. Kitty Thomas understands how to engage her audience and keep their attention." - Lina Sacher

"Kitty Thomas is well known for her dark, literary erotica but I think this novel shows a slight departure for her. She's definitely showing her softer, more romantic side and if you've feared reading her books before because the content scares you a little, then I think you should give this one a try."  - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews


"Kitty just keeps delivering dark erotica. Pain, pleasure, fear, control, mesh together to capture the reader's attention. True suspense of the erotic kind." - JMM

"As for Mafia Captive, I wasn't sure how I was going to like it. I had heard several people rumbling about how it was so different for Kitty. The main character, Faith, wasn't even kinky. Then I just found it amusing that so many people had just boxed Kitty into this kinky corner and rebelled when she wrote something different."... "And THAT is why this book is so great. It's not because Leo is into BDSM, because he is in a big way. It's not because he forces the lifestyle on this young girl, because he doesn't. As I'm sure you know, Kitty Thomas is Zoe Winters. And when Kitty is Zoe, she has a terrific voice and her stories grab you. But when she is Kitty, she grabs you and doesn't let go. She crosses the lines and flips the critics off from the other side. This story was complex. It was very emotional at times, sometimes even a bit funny. There are things that happen that will make you gasp and get angry at this person or that person. Sometimes you might feel like justice happened. And at others, you will fear for what's to come. And that is why I loved Mafia Captive."  - Liz @ Fictional Candy

" Kitty weaves an incredible story and I love the rich cast of characters she creates in Mafia Captive. She is a very gifted storyteller and whether you love or hate Leo, you will love this very dark and very sexy BDSM-themed book. Another great and twisty story from the mind of Kitty Thomas."  - Book Bellas

What Readers are Saying about Big Sky:

"Kitty Thomas writes amazing dark erotica, so what, you ask, did I learn about myself from reading her latest book?
I learned that I must be getting jaded and I am a sucker for a grieving man." -JillyP


"Preface to say that this is dark edgy erotica, not for those looking for pure romance. But if this is your genre, then Big SKy is a must read. Well-crafted story with complex characters. I am hooked on Kitty Thomas!" -K. Victoria Smith


"Big Sky was a good dark erotic story by Kitty Thomas and I think one of the darkest ones that she has written. I highly recommend Big Sky to all fans of dark erotica." -AsianCocoa


"Kitty writes fictional stories that are dark erotica, so going into this novel I knew what to expect. While this book definitely has some dark and twisted things happening in it that I don't personally agree with, I couldn't help but justify everything that happened. In a lot of ways, I felt that Luke really was saving Veronica and giving her a do-over. Only Kitty Thomas can take something so morally wrong and make it seem right." -KC Book Girl


"If you are a Kitty Thomas fan, this is a must-read. If you've never read Kitty Thomas before, and you think you can handle reading dark erotica, don't start here. Go read Comfort Food, and if you love it, come back and read Big Sky. It's perfect." Amazon Customer


"This is one of the strangest erotic novels I have ever read, and trust me, that is really saying something. I don't even know how to describe the book. I guess it's best described as a dark erotic novel, but that just doesn't seem quite enough."  - Charles M Smith II

 

 

©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.