For an ordinary 22-year-old college student like Lana, the idea of being kidnapped from Earth by aliens would have sounded absurd...until the day it happened. As Lana quickly discovers, however, her abduction is not even the most alarming part of her situation. To her shock, she soon learns that she is to be stripped naked and sold as a slave to the highest bidder.
When she resists the intimate, deeply humiliating procedures necessary to prepare her for the auction, Lana merely earns herself a long, hard, bare-bottom spanking, but her passionate defiance catches the attention of her captor and results in a change in his plans. Instead of being sold, Lana will be given as a gift to Dante, the region's powerful king.
Dante makes it abundantly clear that he will expect absolute obedience and that any misbehavior will be dealt with sternly, yet in spite of everything Lana cannot help feeling safe and cared for in the handsome ruler's arms. Even when Dante's punishments leave her with flaming cheeks and a bottom sore from more than just a spanking, it only sets her desire for him burning hotter.
But though Dante's dominant lovemaking brings her pleasure beyond anything she ever imagined, Lana fears she may never be more than a plaything to him, and her fears soon lead to rebellion. When an escape attempt goes awry and she is captured by Dante's most dangerous enemy, she is left to wonder if her master cares for her enough to come to her rescue. Will the king risk everything to reclaim what is his, and if he does bring his human girl home safe and sound, can he find a way to teach Lana once and for all that she belongs to him completely?
Publisher's note: A Gift for the King is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of medical play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
©2016 Stormy Night Publications (P)2016 Stormy Night Publications & Sara Fields
Yes! Excellent immersion into a unique and interesting world.
I liked the two main characters; I could feel the tension and chemistry between them building throughout.
Dante by far.
Definitely worthy of multiple listens!
Lana is a college student on vacation in Mexico when she gets kidnapped by an alien slave trader. Lana looks just like the long lost love of king Dante and is given to the king as a sex slave. The king turns out to not be an alien but an ex Roman gladiator, who was changed and has been ruling the alien world where humans have no status. But the female slaves are the mothers of some or most of the aliens? Oh, and there is a secret sect of human magic users? These parts were not well developed.
The punishment in this story is not really sexy. King Dante brands her, spanks her and employs humiliation. Basically the BDSM in this book seems trite and artificial. For example, it is apparently just part of the alien culture not a personal need or persuasion. Furthermore, Lana doesn't like pain or humiliation but yet gets turned on by spanking. Later when Dante grabs her roughly by the back of the neck she freaks out and runs in to the woods of the alien woods. This aspect of the book did not further the story nor did it aid with the character development.
I could have looked past all of the above issues if the characters had been compelling. If like me you like strong, not to mention intelligent, female characters this book is not for you. Lana is basically a victim through the whole book. King Dante is inconsistent and we don't get his POV. He "falls" in love with Lana because she looks like Julia. There just wasn't much to connect to with ither.
The narrator wasn't bad. His pace and inflection were good but the voice he gave to King Dante would have been better assigned to an elderly English gentleman.
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