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Publisher's Summary

A devastating plague has changed the world's society. In rebuilding the population, the government has deemed that all women are to be nothing more than slaves, bought and paid for, with one purpose - to breed.

Prima is such a woman, sold by her father to Joseph, a man who intends to get full use of her in every conceivable way.

Truly, the world as we know it has changed. But as Prima learns to adjust to her life and the harshness of Joseph's punishments, as well as the tenderness he occasionally exhibits, will she discover that she feels more for this demanding man than she is willing to admit?

©2016 Blushing Books Publishing (P)2016 Blushing Books Publishing

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A voice for domination

This is a great book written by Carolyn Faulkner. Once again her style of domestic discipline was sexy and delicious. Adding the narration by La Petite Mort tipped this audio into a must listen. The story was written from a prospective in a different time and culture. The character development through the emotions that are exhibited, made it easy to understand and bond with both. It takes a certain type of woman to be completely subservient and be OK with her self and the place she has chosen in life. Even though in the story she might not have chosen the place she ends up, in her heart she's exactly where she needs to be and the narrator brought those emotions to the forefront perfectly. I loved it.

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Wonderfully narrated yet too hardcore for me.

What drew me to this story in the first place was the dystopian setting and the BDSM romance aspects indicated in the blurb as well as the narrator. I enjoyed the narration. The narrator has great voice inflection that kept me coming back to finish this story even when I may not have if I had been reading it myself.

I have taken some time to think about why the story itself irked me on occasion considering I do enjoy BDSM romance. I can't say that it is the non-consensuality because this is the basis of slavery, to begin with, and a given in the context of this storyline. So, I didn't have that as an expectation. I don't believe it was the actual punishments either even when I thought they were at times unrealistic. I believe what rubbed me in various parts of the story were the humiliation aspects. I know though from experience that humiliation actually does trip some submissives triggers. Needless to say, it's not my cup of tea whether from the giving or receiving end.

All that being said, the story is well written and the narration was excellent. Had the story not tripped a few of my own personal triggers I would have enjoyed it much more.

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Fascinating dystopian story - not for everyone.

I loved this storyline, the dystopian premise based upon a plague is very well detailed. I felt as though I were living in the 'new world' along side Prima. This was at times both disturbing and satisfying. The writing is very good as I have come to expect from CF. Character development is superb; I already said I felt a closeness with Prima but the H is also just as approachable and as a bonus tertiary characters are vivid as well. There are elements of the story that require suspension of disbelief but this fiction after all.
I love LPM as a narrator and this time is no exception. His voice is absolutely perfect for the H; he also makes Primas' voice very believable and comfortable to listen to.
Editing: this is where I took off a star from performance. There are two problems that distract from my enjoyment of the book from time to time. The first is that some words are painfully mis-pronounced (e.g. wryly is pronounced wire-ly). To me this is an editing issue because a narrator should be coached and the track re-recorded. The second issue is several instances where phrases are repeated; the intonation and stresses are different most of the time. It sounds as if a second cut was taken to correct something but both cuts were left in the recording. These two issues are my only criticism of this listen - otherwise I personally loved it.
Fair warning: this book is not for everyone. There are elements of D/s, bondage, medical play, domestic discipline (spanking, some of it very brutal), and a certain sense of non-consensual sex (explained by the circumstances of the dystopian world).
If these themes are of interest to you and you'd like to get away from it all for a few hours lost in an alternate world then this book is for you. Enjoy!


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  • J. R. Vine
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EXTREME!!!

I like BDSM but this was waaay to extreme for me, and a bit sick really, I managed to listen to about 30 minutes and that was enough. Will return this book.