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The Auction

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  1,351 ratings  ·  131 reviews
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 nev ...more
Kindle Edition, 54 pages
Published June 24th 2011 by Burlesque Press
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4 so wrong but oh so right stars
“I knew I picked the right one.”

You think you know what The Auction is about, but you don't. Come into a world where there are monsters that live just outside the walls, in a time years ahead forced to live by the most basic needs. A place where when women turn eighteen they are auctioned off to the highest bidder, but the auction to them is what we would consider a marriage; only the women doesn't get a choice unless their family has deep pockets and can arran
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You know what, I didn't even read the blurb for this book before starting it. I looked at the cover and said to myself: "Cool! Kitty Thomas has written about slavery and women being sold at auctions! This should be interesting."

And I was right. It was interesting. But WAY MORE interesting then I could have ever imagined...

So apparently humans moved from Earth in groups to different planets in the future and Annabelle Walker lives in one of these distant plan
Sammy, Recovering Monster Sex Addict
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.

girls kissing

If you love sci-fi, dominant alien alphas, erotic sex, and enjoy calling your partner Ma
I just finished reading this book. For those of us who like to read about complete unadulterated submission, this will absolutely tickle your southward fancy. Personally, I need a story to show a tiny bit of submission or maybe compromise on the part of the Dominant male showing a love or gratefulness for the submission on the part of the sub female. Golly I never knew I thought that much about it. Somebody get me a therapist while I on a roll. Anyway I would like a bit more affection in a story ...more
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The Auction takes place on a distant unnamed planet. Annabelle Walker has been on her own ever since her parents were killed by the monsters “out there” years prior. As a part of their society the humans auction off every young woman when she turns eighteen. This is a way for the city to make money to buy supplies from transport ships. Belle’s turn has come up and she is up on the block. She has been working on and pleasuring Stephen Thurman for over 2 years
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I didn't think it was possible to find a Kitty Thomas book that I didn't like, but we have a winner...err a loser... Oh! I don't want to say it, but I did not like THE AUCTION at all. I thought Kitty could make me like aliens, but not even she could do it!

I am sorry my dear Kitty, as much as it pains me to say it, this was not one of my favorites.

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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
2 1/2 Disappointed Stars

I really don't have much to say about this book except that Kitty shouldn't write about alien submission.

Hell we all have our bad days and probably this was one of Kitty's bad days, because I normally enjoy her books.

I think for now I'm gonna stay away from this type of Erotica!!


I really did not expect to like this one.

I saw this on many lists on Goodreads and had to know what it was all about. BDSM is one of those topics I tend to turn away from. In many ways I'm like the main female Belle in this book, in that I am stubborn to a fault, unable at times to back down even when I know I'm fighting a losing battle. Add control issues with that stubbornness and I can't reconcile the idea of coming under heel of any person, much less expect I could get through more than fiv
Miss Asima
Another great read by Kitty Thomas. Surprisingly, I wasn't dissapointed by the length. Did I want more? Yes! Of course. I can never get enough of Kitty Thomas. However, It's great the way it is as well.
The Auction is quick, to the point, and unique. Plus, it has interspecies sex, which is growing on me. It's fun to see the different ways authors go about making it happen.
I think my favorite part of the story is the thought process behind all the actions. For being a short work 'The Auction' ha
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This dark novella is oh so erotic and full of surprises.

The story has a lot of depth for its genre. Definitely give this one a read!
Set in an ambiguous future, humanity has left behind the ‘source planet’ and settled in a new and backwards world. Science and technology have regressed, books are artefacts and women are commodities once again. On her eighteenth birthday Annabelle ‘Belle’ Walker, along with other ripe young women, are being auctioned to the highest bidder. Under the pretence of redistributing city funds, nubile young women are put on the block and sold for a price – the lucky ones have family members and lovers ...more
Mistress of the Dark Path
Belle Walker is a young human woman that lives on a planet with many non-humans her society considers monsters. A long time before she was born, a ship bearing her people reached the planet where they are now settled. They worked out a deal to have a small area of land for themselves separate from the native beings. Up until now, the two groups have lived entirely apart.

Among human society on the planet, girls are auctioned off to the highest bidder at age eighteen. There is no marriage. Now it
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I usually a Kitty Thomas fan. This book, I still enjoyed and I loved the dragon men. My biggest complaint was that it was way too short. I wanted more. The sex was hot. I loved the menage of M/f/f. It would have been hot to read in detail the M/f/M. But, I'll take what I can get.

The premise of this book was interesting. I wish there was more back history. I'm hoping there are more stories that follow this one. Overall, it was a concise and fast read. There were no wasted words and every scene h
short read from miss Thomas. This book wasn't as appealing to me as her others. Maybe it was because the girls seemed so young. I did love sir and masters. I would of like to have s had a bit more world building. The world idea intrigued me and will there be inter species breeding??? Anyway I still enjoyed this book, love me some dark erotica.
Solid 4 stars

A fast read ( only took me 2 hours) but a good story and good insight from the main female character. Kinda crazy with the monsters thrown in there, but that just made it all the more interesting.... Wish it was longer :)
I enjoyed this book a great deal. Very different from other Kitty Thomas stories I have read, but that doesn't take anything away from this one. The story resonated with me for days after finishing it. Very, very hot.
All I could think was: I suffered through all those blow jobs for nothing.

LOL Poor Belle! :D
Among The Muses
{Rated 4.5/5 on the blog.}

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!

For those readers who are familiar with Kitty's work, The Auction has a couple 'firsts' in compariso
QiJia 치쟈
I can't believe I'm going to write a review for a dark erotica .
OK here goes a clean version;)

The Auction is surprisingly an intriguing short erotica fiction.

The setting is in another world/planet ,which made me picturing the world in Avatar(movie). The community there held auctions to sell females who reached the age of 18. There is a hierarchy within this community where the rich(male and female) will get what they desire as long as you have the gold. For two years Annabelle had to give blow
Diana Leigh
Rating: 4½ Stars

In her novella The Auction, Kitty Thomas offers a new sci-fi twist to her dark erotica exploring Master/slave relationships. This is the story of Belle, a young woman living on an alien planet at some point in the future. In her society, women are treated as property and auctioned as slaves soon after their 18th birthday. Women with wealthy families or friends are often bought and immediately given their freedom. Belle was not so lucky. Her parents were killed by the "monsters" t
rated 4.5 out of 5

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 b
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well ok lets start this off with a little warning ......................... The theme to this book took me to my edge of where im comfortable ! Now thats not to take anything away from KITTY"s Writting coz believe me THE GIRL CAN FREAKIN WRITE !! WOOWWW can sheeeee write !!!!!
but this is a darker theme with Sci Fi/ PRN elements .
I adore the way Kitty's mind works & where she goes with her story & the fact she does take me to my limits . I FREAKIN luv a book that can push my bounderies &
I enjoyed this paranormal BDSM linked and almost romance! This is my first Kitty Thomas story read but I enjoyed the psychology of it. From Annabelle realising that she is with intelligent creatures alien to her species, bought at auction for sexual purpose and use to her preconceived notions gradually changing; despite a panic bout of rebellion and escape. Then acceptance of her life and sexuality with Master and Sir and that it's okay to just to be, accept her sexuality with them to experience ...more
Becky Sharpie
I'm a huge fan of Kitty Thomas, but found this book disappointing. What Thomas does best is the psychological/emotional side of D/s and this was completely lacking for me in this book. I think the problem was that it was just too short. I don't necessarily mind a short book - I feel an author should use as many or as few words as necessary to tell the story right. And in this case, I needed more time to learn who the characters were, especially Master and Sir. (view spoiler) ...more
Mistik | I ♥ Monster Fkery |
Dubious consent. BDSM theme (D/s mainly). Other creature/human slave girl intercourse. F/F and M/f/M but not very descriptive.

Fantastic short read! Monster/human slave girl sex and it was awesome! Loved the heroine's dark desires and how she found him hot and irresistible. She dealt with her situation perfectly; resistance then submission, never losing herself but rather embracing her situation and the primal instincts. It was great!

Short read short review. :-)

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Maxine McCann
What the fuck did I just read?

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So, the story is this: The main female character, who I cannot think about without an internal eye roll,

 photo tumblr_mlopaqdbeK1s75usvo1_250_zpssbo3f3sb.gif a human who lives on a planet distant from Earth with other humans. They all live in a society where the people sell their women in order to make money for their community. The main character is sold to an alien and taken away by him, fucked by him, and fucked over by him. I say this last part because I honestly can't believe she, at the end, didn't acknow
Laura (Kyahgirl)
2/5; 2 stars; C

This story was disjointed and didn't make much sense to me. I think the author was trying to write a short sci-fi erotica story with BDSM elements but there were pretty big leaps from the auction scene, to the lair of the new owner, the 'dragon' characteristics of the creatures on the outside. It just felt like there were a whole bunch of unfinished ideas all thrown together.
Fist off I'd like to say that Kitty Thomas is my favorite author for dark reads!
This novel wasn't at all what I expected as I didn't read the synopsis before reading (sometimes i lik being shocked by whatever it is abou). When it started i was extatic by the concept of the novel.
And then suddenly from the mist the true plot line began unfolding and i realised it was an "extra terrestrial" sort of novel.. The book is written well and charectors seem to be almost on-par with other novels written b
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