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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  352 ratings  ·  41 reviews
BDSM erotica. Author of As She's Told, winner of the National Leather Association, 2008 Pauline Reage Novel Award.

Far in the future exists a world of men, a planet where the only women are rare and exotic pets. These few women, convicted of crimes, have chosen their punishment: slavery on Henth. The few men who buy them know what they are getting: eager submissives, willin
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Published (first published July 2003)
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La-Lionne
***Holy-shit-I-don't-know-how-to-rate-this-book stars***

Review completed on December 10th.


Okay, I finaly made up my mind on the rating. 4 stars.

I haven't thought about this book until Christine asked me to find her a very 'special' book :-D. This one is 'special' alright.

I think the reason why I was struggling to rate this book, was because I was having a hard time wrapping my head around the universe that the author created. Also because the feminist in me kept punching me in the face. It's had
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Well I feel bad again. I tried really hard to like this book and I didn't. I'm sorry Ms. Jacob, it just didn't do it for me. The BDSM portion of this was really good. The slavery was out of this world. The training and conditioning was impressive. The concept of a slave culture due to a penal code was ingenious. For all of these, I give Ms. Jacobs a 4 star.

The chastity belt was once again a particular kink I found delightful. It was well done. The deviance from Ms. Jacob is rather creative and a
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Addicted to Books
5 toe curling-twisted-screwed up-gave me shudders- Stars.
I LOVED IT. I lost my BDSM romance erotica V-card to this book

To the prudish person who flagged my review to be inappropriate, I hope you are feeling better now and you have regained some control of your senses and emotions.

Anneke Jacob is so talented! This book pushd me way out of my comfort zone and I was squirming !




I have meaning to write a review for the past 2 months. Reviw coming up in a while.
Alex Lowe
- How kinky?
Extremely. This is a book heavy in many different kinds of kink - You've got your BDSM, your pet/animal play, dubious consent, edge play, sexual torture, slavery, orgies, furniture play, and a heavy emphasis on mind control through animal training and voice control. And when I use the word play ... that's only because that's what we call it. In this book's "fiction universe", it's definitely not play. It's real, it's serious, and it's intense.

- How sexy?
Very. As I've said before, the
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Daemon Grendl
There was a lot about this book I liked but even more that I didn't. The premise was too far fetched and the main character, Garid, I thought was too cruel for too long. There were supporting characters, specifically Therin, that I liked more and wished the book was told from his point of view.

The idea that an entire planet of people deciding that they wanted to be gay and all the women leaving to live on their own planet is pretty ridiculous. Add to that the idea that their language and culture
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E.rai
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Poison
Owned and Owner is a book about a young lady, from a world which is essentially some sort of Dystopian Feminist Ideal. Men and Women have seperated to live on their own seperate planets, and rarely come into contact, unless a woman ends up in court, is sentenced, and chooses to be exiled into slavery on the planet of Men.

Our hero, Etrin, has been having dreams and fantasies of slavery since she was little, and begins acting out, determined to get her chance to be exiled.

She succeeds, and is purc
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Catherine
Ok. 1st off this is NOT a book to be read by the light hearted. If you are looking for romance, this is not it! This is not a lunch time, get you wet read either. This book may quite possibly offend you.
For me, honestly this is one of the few books that has ever given me a spiritual experience!
I DID walk around in a complete state of awe while reading it.
Stunned awe. I WAS wet the whole time I read it. Stunned, awed and wet.
Reeling. Gob smacked, stunned awed and wet. This book turned me inside
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Toni (U.A.C.)
Well...it was alright I guess. I couldn't bond with the characters. I wasn't exactly horrified, just not my cuppa. What ever floats your boat, but hmmm. I also like the saying if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck...you know it's a fracking duck but I gave the book the suspension of belief that it called for as a Sci-Fi book, but still caught myself rolling my eyes at certain scenes like the males not knowing that the females were the same species as them...quack, quack stupid. I als ...more
Ridley
While I liked the idea of this book a lot, I couldn't get into it the way it was written.

I'll write a longer review later, but for right now I'd just to say: don't read this if you're not into puppy and pony play at least a little bit. There's a strong sex with "animals" theme to this book's flavor of D/s and if you're not into that kind of dehumanization you'll probably find parts of the book as boring and unnecessary as I did. The scenes aren't tied into the hero and heroine's character arc ve
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Anita Jeffery
I enjoy a good D/s romance, the sort of story Cherise Sinclair does so well. This however I knew would be a different beast altogether and out of my comfort zone.
Etrin a young woman from an all female planet Raniz, chooses slavery on an all male planet Henth; as punishment for her crimes of irresponsibility.
Purchased by Garid she quickly realizes that her fantasies of slavery, are not at all what Garid has in mind. With less rights than an animal she does her utmost to come to terms with meeti
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Fallon Blake
3.5 Stars

I loved the premise, but I just did not connect to the characters. It was interesting and disturbing. I much preferred Anneke's other book As She's Told.
Joy
Book was too long and too boring--tried reading it several different times but lost interest
LaRhonda
As good as "As She's Told" (same author).
Jesper
3-4 stars. I'll go with 4, since I'm nice.

Te sci-fi setting didn't really do it for me, even though I recognise it helps make the premise of the story possible. It would be difficult to imagine slavery as it is in the book in today's world, so alas, make an alternative world and it becomes possible! Still, it never really felt like the universe in the book existed as anything more than a neccesity, rather than a place that was interesting and exciting to learn about.

There's a lot of BDSM going o
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Kym
Very interesting beginning!

This seemed to be something different than what i am used to. It was slavery without technically being slavery. The women who were sent to Henth made the choice to reside there. No woman was ever "forced" to live there. However, in choosing to to go to Henth they are choosing to forfeit every human right the have. They become nothing more than animals.

While the story was different and interesting, after a while i got very bored with it. Garid was a walking contradictio
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Tanager Leigh
Owned and Owner is a fun, competent tale delving well into the fantasy of total power exchange. This is an excellent read for those who know what they are getting on to.

Etrin has been an irredeemable nuisance on her home planet populated solely by women and is faced with three options: rehabilitation, banishment, or to be sent as a slave to a nearby planet populated only by men. Of course, Etrin longs for submission, so she soon finds herself being sold as an animal on an alien world. Indeed, sh
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Lina Sacher
This is a very well written depiction of Total Power Exchange in a futuristic, parallel world setting. The BDSM, the complete subjugation of the female protagonist was beautifully done. However, I could not connect to the characters because I felt that the dehumanization of Etrin, the heroine, was just too extreme (for me). I didn’t see the connection between Garid and Etrin. Mostly because Garid saw her as just a live sex doll, a pet, as less than human. Someone…something he owned and had the r ...more
Dar
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did, and I did really like it, but for all of the talk by Garid, we never got to truly see his motivations regarding Etrin, only at the very end. If any of those feelings or self-awareness had been evident sooner in the story, then this book would have been truly amazing
We get great insight into Etrin's thoughts but, for all of his viewpoint, very little into Garid, which then makes his actions seem unbelievably cruel and unwarranted. If we knew why, they
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CoCo
Eh. Not impressed

Whole lot of bondage, not a lot of erotica. Sure there's the master slave thing and the TPE that you find in a lot of "dark erotica" but I wouldn't call this dark and, honestly, outside of a few scenes, it's not erotica either. He humiliated her and controlled her but not much sexiness going on... I'd skip it...
Barbara
I really liked this book's premise, but I'm sad to say it didn't deliver. I was warned that it wasn't a romance, so I read it as erotica. Unfortunately, I found the author's sex scenes lacking and just a notch higher than saying that the characters "had sex."

Though both the main characters were relatable, I couldn't muster up the energy to actually finish the book and ended my misery when I was up 68% on my Kindle. It was interesting to see the other pets' relationships with their masters and th
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Jai | Not A Book Snob
I'm about as open-minded as anybody when it comes to erotica, maybe not hardcore smut but you get my drift. On paper, this book seemed as if it had potential but then I actually read it. I felt the summary was misleading.

It completely steered away from what I initially expected. I don't mind reading something completely unexpected, but this was something else. I really wish there was a warning somewhere about the pet play aspect in this book; I did NOT think it was gonna focus on that aspect as
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Sassafrass
This was As She's Told in space. I felt like I was reading much of the same story, but in a different locale. I didn't feel as invested in the submissive character this time. I don't really think she understood what she was getting herself into. I wasn't horrified, but I just wasn't really that into it. The Dom said that he wouldn't want to coerce a woman into a TPE (total power exchange), but that's what he did by not being able to allow her to communicate her unwillingness to be with him at an ...more
Normal
I've got no issue with a lot of it, but it was just a bit too inhumane. If there had been some kind of romance too it, I might have been better but I couldn't even finish it he treated her so badly.
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Very interesting - enjoyed it more than As She's Told. The SciFi theme along with noncon/dubcon make this one standout. I was surprised that there was as much "romance" as there was - it was evident that there was caring (Don't get me wrong - this is not a romance!). I enjoyed the exploration - Ms. Jacob is a true expert at getting into the characters heads - without making you feel like she is telling you what they think. She is also excellent with dialogue -- that builds scenes, characters, an ...more
Nikki
Honestly the first third of the book was about a 3/5 and the rest was a 1/5 so my rating of 2/5 is my compromise.
Heidi Hart
This book had an interesting and exciting premise, in that the main characters are from planets where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is an embarrassing kink, so as a lesbian, I was interested in the shifting of that dynamic. The premise turned out to be the only thing I liked about the book. I'm okay with hardcore BDSM and a consensual master/slave relationship, but this just went too far. Pony/pet/furniture play bores me. Ditto orgasm denial (at least long term). The sex was ubiq ...more
Natalie
Someone else said it, "As She's Told....IN SPACE!" I don't know. I had trouble connecting with the characters there, and removing them from our society entirely just removed anything I felt for the main couple. I can see the appeal and everyone seems to get what they wanted, so awesome, but I would have loved some kind of variation. The training and conditioning seemed pretty much the same, just deeper. I like my authors to show some variety, so I suppose that was what disappointed me the most?
Maryjon
Very enjoyable if you want to read 24/7 total power exchange. I don't recommend reading the author's 2 books back to back, they're too similar, though this one provides a speculative fiction setting that legitimizes the master/slave relationship.
However, a twist that I really enjoyed made being heterosexual in this culture very unusual and even shameful. More shameful than owning a pet human. (Homosexuality being the norm, though the characters focused on here and all the sex is het.)
Mrs. P
Anneke Jacob is a great writer - and in a genre where well-written books are fairly rare that's something I appreciate and respect - but I cannot relate to the TPE relationships she writes about. I understand that she's pushing that need for a strong owner, someone who won't change his expectations based on the whims or fantasies of the girl, to its logical conclusion - but the stories ultimately leave me sad and off put.
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