I’ve been quite lucky to read each one of Kitty Thomas‘ work. When she offered me a copy of The Auction, I was quite excited. I took the offer with a smile. A futuristic work with women sold to the highest bidder? Yeah… I’m intrigued. Before the review, how about the blurb from Ms Thomas’ website:
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 and contains master/slave, multiple partners, girl on girl, alien sex, and oral play.**
This title is ebook-only at this time, due to length. It will later be combined with “Awakening” and one or two other short titles for a print collection.
The Auction was more mainstream than the rest of Kitty Thomas’ works. Notice I didn’t say COMPLETELY mainstream. After all, we’re talking about a Kitty Thomas work, and her stories are anything but mainstream. I’m just saying more mainstream than not at all.
Belle was unique amongst the characters Ms. Thomas has presented in the past. Belle has a bit of rebellion in her which couldn’t be squashed. I loved that. Sure she had a master, but in no way was she under his thumb. Quite a change of pace from the typical Kitty Thomas fair. If you’ve shied away from some of her other works because of a less than strong female, you might give this one a try.
The only issue I had with The Auction was based on person preference. I couldn’t get into banging a dragon like humanoid monster with sharp pointy teeth any more than I could picture doing it with a vampire. That’s my hang up. After all, there are plenty of vampire whores… I mean lovers out there. 😉
Ms. Thomas touched briefly on the setting–the colonization of the planet, the difficulties the humans had with the natives, etc. I would have liked to learn more about the world Belle lived in. Like how the colony arrived on the planet, why the humans chose the planet, the origination of the auctions, why the natives confine the humans to the colony, and so on. There’s so much about the world I’d like to explore. I did read Ms. Thomas might someday consider a sequel. So that’d be awesome.
An interesting side note. I hear Ms. Thomas is working on a fantasy piece which involves mermaids — The Awakening. Something to look forward to if you’re a Kitty Thomas stalker.
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