This is a collection of three of Kitty Thomas’s previously published novellasÂ The Auction, Awakening, and The King’s Pleasure. Anything by Kitty Thomas is guaranteed to make you squirm in both the good and bad ways.
The Auction: Women are put up for auction in an annual tradition, and when a troublesome young woman is won by an alien humanoid from outside the city border, no one steps in to her rescue. It takes a few weeks but she gradually comes to enjoy her captivity. Rating: A
Awakening: A mermaid is captured by a ship and held captive by its captain. When the captain explains he is going to force her to shape shift into a full human she’s terrified, but she gradually comes to find herself looking forward to it. Rating: B-
The King’s Pleasure: Gypsy woman is caught stealing in the king’s court and instead of punishing her the king takes her as his personal concubine. The woman is forced to learn the complex rules of court and face the disapproving scorn from her family. Rating: B+
I enjoyed this collection. I had wanted to read a few of these before, but I’m glad I held off since it’s a real steal bundled together.
Submissive Fairy Tales by Kitty Thomas
Romance: 3/5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Raunch: 5/5