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.**Summary taken from Goodreads*
**This book is intended for an adult audience and contains master/slave, multiple partners, girl on girl, alien sex, and oral play.**
Disclaimer: Provided by author for honest review
I don't know what kind of hocus pocus magic Kitty Thomas performs, but she has me falling over in love with everything she writes! The Auction is no exception. Belle lives in a world where it is the norm for females to be sold into slavery.
With no many options awarded to her or any of the women in the small community since leaving town is a no no, it's well known monsters live there and the threat is enough to keep Belle in lock down, giving out oral pleasures to the rich boy of the city in hopes he will buy her and give her her freedom. Wrong. She's bought by a monster, an enigmatic red creature who buys her for his mate while freely sharing her with his blue brother. (Yeah!!)
So here is where a regular run of the mill erotic story turns into a fabulous Kitty Thomas dark erotica tale. The author gives a great take on Master Slave dynamics with an alien orgy twist. (heh)
Master (red monster) and Sir (blue monster) are very different in character, Sir is warm and kind, and Belle is attracted to him but it is Master who revs her engine more, despite her being scared and having little to no control of what happens to her, she yields to Master's rough exterior quite quickly.
For a novella, The Auction is well rounded and packs a lot of heat into it, the author as always handles the non consensual aspects with great care and detail and delivers a wonderful view on the D/s world with enough kink and spice to satisfy all those dark erotic needs you want from a book.
I loved this story, Belle was a very likeable character and i'm kind of crushing on Master. (sorry Sir, you weren't rough and growly enough for me. heh)
“Why did you stop? I want to see more of these tears. I like them.”
I may be de-sensitised to the dark erotic world Ms Thomas evokes in her books because nothing shocked me this time (hah!) I just wanted to keep reading more from Belle and her aliens. Great read!
I give The Auction by Kitty Thomas 4.5 sparkles out of 5!
PS. I want a red alien please n thank you.