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.)
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
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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:
The Last Girl (latest release)
Submissive Fairy Tales (anthology of The Auction, Awakening, and The King's Pleasure)
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.