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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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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...more
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...more
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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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If you like this type of book, you might enjoy one of thes...more
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...more
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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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...more
QiJia (Hiding out in Bookalicious) 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...more
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...more
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...more
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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 &...more
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 INK
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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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.
Jena Crawford Schuckers
I oddly loved this book! It was short but so full of a story!! Kitty is still my idol!! How did she even have me loving the blue one and the red one hahaha, cause she's that good!!!
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
One of the most interesting books I've read in a while. Love the SciFi/Dystopian flavor. Great story - and great exploration of needs, wants, and desires.
Really stupid story.

I have this whole imaginary tale in my head where this didn't suck, but was really hot and awesom:
There is this crazy town who enslaves girls at 16, but it's mostly fake, except if you are bought by someone who doesn't care for you... Like the "outside" creature, who bought our female lead (just like in the book) and then I'm I'll like, Let The Games Begin, except in my version it rocks, where the heroine is likable and the hero has a personality! Also it wouldn't be like eve...more
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Kitty rocks! I just had to get that out the way. She just has a way with words and making such topics and genres not only amazingly compelling but unputdownable.

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 mu...more
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Kitty Thomas writes dark literary erotica that explores power dynamics and sexuality. This work is fiction and meant for an adult audience. The author does not endorse or condone any of the behavior carried out by characters in her stories.

Her work is not “erotic romance”. Often on some level it is about love and/or obsession. Often the couple in some way ends up “together”, but the work should no...more
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