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The Captive Flesh

3.09 of 5 stars 3.09  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Decadent historical tale of a colonial convent by one of the original mistresses of erotica

A tale of decadent orgies amidst the sumptuous splendour of a North African mansion.

19th-century French convent girls, Marietta and Claudine, learn their invitation to stay in the exotic palace of their handsome host requires something in return - the ecstasy of pleasure in pain.
ebook, 270 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Virgin Digital (first published March 1993)
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Isabeau Delaunay
Despite being in a fantastical setting from start to finish with very little effort made for realism (or maybe because of it?) this one is pretty hot. Lots for every taste here, with special emphasis on dominance and submission games, mostly mental rather than physical. I appreciated that there's some action between two men that isn't based on attraction necessaily, but competition. Similarly, there's a nice development (with sexual side of course) of friendship between the main character and th ...more
I am torn between two and three stars, if I could figure out how to make it 2.5 stars I would use that rating.

The book starts out with two friends and quickly turns into just one. The other character is quite left out of the story, we get one or two snippits of her during the reading but that's it. It gives me a sense of the book being unfinished.
Nov 28, 2011 Sasha is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
so far a very good book that explains how life was like to be a slave for someones pleasure
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Cleo Cordell is an artist and author who was a pioneer of the new women's erotica when the Black Lace series was launched in 1993. Her books eroticise history and are now seen as classics of the genre.
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