Laura Antoniou (born ) is an American novelist. She is the author of The Marketplace series of BDSM-themed novels, which were originally published. Laura Antoniou – The Marketplace Series, New York, NY. K likes. Author. Speaker. Pundit. Kvetch. Writing excellent smut since Visit. The Marketplace. Identifier TheMarketplaceLauraAntoniou. Identifier-ark ark:/ /t53gq. Ocr ABBYY FineReader (Extended OCR).

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The Best American Erotica She surprised me the most with how she changed and became independent and confident. Lists with This Book. However, if you’re interested, I definitely found it to be a very interesting read, with fairly well-developed characters. Aug 23, Michele rated it it was ok. The characters themselves are a lively, diverse bunch with engaging voices, who change and grow as the story antonipu.

Howeve This was recommended to me by someone in one of my IRC chatrooms after a discussion regarding 50 Shades of Grey being touted as exposing the average person to the BDSM lifestyle. The sex scenes are wonderfully written erotica, but what makes these novels and short stories so absorbing and worth revisiting is the depth of the characters and the events that move their lives and growth along.

From the introduction of how and why this secretive world operates in The Marketplace Vol. Aug 26, Danny Tyran rated it antonioh liked it Shelves: That said, I highly doubt I will continue this, the cons outweighed the pros for me.

If you’re really interested in something uniquely different and well written, check out Antoniou. And that just makes the main part of the book pale in comparison.

He was a lost soul who willingly gave his body to doms to prove his worth. Other books in this series.

The stories of the trainees brought me to tears laughing so many times, what sad, silly caricatures of BDSM they were each in their own ways. It’ll be a complex process but we think it’ll be highly worth it to give fans lots of fun things to celebrate this new book. In the sequels, the reader marketplacce more about slave contracts, specialized slave roles including “grudge slaves,” or official scapegoats for bitter or frustrated ownerstraining for the trainers, the administration of the Marketplace, individual relationships and the background of the mysterious Chris Parker.

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You will form strong opinions about each. There were a few exceptions, notably Brian’s treatment as the family dog for a few days. The book is a story about particular characters, but it’s also a man It’s unusual for me to be drawn along so strongly by a pornographic story that is so thoroughly Not My Lxura. Erotically charged with what every kinky person dreams about and hopes to be part of some day.

I broke that tendency with this book.

Apparently, the author would like us to believe that “real” slaves can only be trained using brutal methods, and want to serve so much that they have absolutely no regard for their personal health or safety. He serves the owners, Alexandra and Grendel, by training novices who wish to be made ready for sale to private bidders.

Although Circlet Press specializes in erotic fantasy and science fiction, the realistic setting and plots of The Marketplace and its sequels seem like a good fit for Circlet and vice versa.

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It’s a way to bring creative projects to life. Oct 30, – Nov 29, 30 days. At this level you get an ebook edition of The Marketplace book one of the series and an ebook edition of Laura Antoniou’s short story collection Scenes from the Marketplace, which collects 13 stories set in the Marketplace by Laura Antoniou herself.

I can’t wait for the 7th b I know I said I would not re-read this first book of The Marketplace series because it’s not my favorite. In-person reading for you and any friends you’d care to invite, anywhere in the New York City tri-state area by Laura Antoniou herself. Yes, it is fiction but Sharon’s character in particular was simply not believable as written. Then there’s Chris, a true enigma of a man who is still very much a mystery when you finish.

Chris has a few dark secrets, one of which Brian is antonioh aware of, and because of that he may not succeed. And I will be continuing the series, afterall it sounds like Chris is a major character in the next one: For one thing, despite its fantasy premise, it has a realistic, down-to-earth feel.

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All those rules and regs are nothing I find attractive, they repulse me instead with their yawn-inducing sameyness. There was markrtplace work being done. Ea The premise of this book was very interesting. They seriously consider rejecting them all as inferior “merchandise,” yet the four characters have complementary flaws, and therefore they have potential as a group.

I’m not entirely sure what to make of this, so I won’t rate it. Glad I’m off Ahhh I’ve been hijacked by a series!

Learn more about accountability. Under the firm hand of Grendel, the sharp eye of Alexandra, and the painful leather strap in the hands of Chris, these men and women will find some of their hardest challenges come from within themselves. Loved the short story about the dinner party that went wrong; the humor was a relief after the seriousness. It’s however in no way an erotic or enjoyable read for me. I loved this book. She recommended anoniou series as a harder, more accurate, more in-depth view.

PDF, epub, or mobi. If I must restrict mysel I have read all the books in the Marketplace series about once a year, every year since the first time I discovered them over ten years ago, and I am eagerly anticipating the next one.

She fantasized about sexual slavery for many years and read many novels and romanticized slavery.

It’s not like getting trapped in a behemoth like the Outlander series which is my absolute favorite, but a solid 3 month commitment. It’s just the wrong time for me or this sucks, but not I’m dying reading this either way.