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The Auction

3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,681 Ratings  ·  151 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 arra
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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 pla
Sammy Loves Books
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
Nov 29, 2012 Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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3.5 stars!!

This is the most high rating I've given to Kitty Thomas. Why?
The Auction meet my high standard and expectation. Yay!
I was surprised that i liked this one than others so far. Even it was quite mysterious vibe, unique, and somehow unbelievable story.
The warning >> alien sex *cough* Yeah, sue me!


The Auction takes place on somewhere in fantasy world where the girls auctioned to the highest bidder. Annabelle has made an exchange with blow job and someone with money to freed her in th
Jun 30, 2011 Monique rated it really liked it
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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
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'm sorry but I was a bit disturbed by this.

This was how I reacted to the weirdness.


I'm not saying the book was bad, it was just not for me.
2 Stars

I didn't hate this book, but I didn't quite like it as well. Just okay.
Nov 28, 2012 Tai rated it really liked it
Shelves: monster-lovin, aliens
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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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
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Nikki ღ Navareus
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.
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!
Jun 27, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing
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
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Mar 03, 2013 Mistress of the Dark Path rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, bdsm
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
Becky Sharpie
Jul 15, 2011 Becky Sharpie rated it it was ok
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.
Mar 01, 2012 Jill rated it liked it
Shelves: alien, dark-erotica
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.
Jane Doe
Choppy or no transitions. The idea for the story was interesting, however, it didn't seem like there was a connection with the characters. It was written in, but the feeling wasn't there.
Ended like falling off a cliff (insert giggle here) I didn't find the sex scenes appealing, for me they seemed cold.
May 29, 2012 Stevi rated it really liked it
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 :)
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I have had this book on my TBR shelf for awhile and decided to read it today. I was not prepared mentally for an alien BDSM type of read. Glad it was over quickly. I have to be mentally prepared for those types of books--LOL!!
Aug 05, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
All I could think was: I suffered through all those blow jobs for nothing.

LOL Poor Belle! :D
May 17, 2015 Sarah rated it did not like it
I really expected much more. Too impersonal, sex scenes not hot at all. Not involving.
Maxine McCann
May 11, 2015 Maxine McCann rated it did not like it
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
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