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Publisher's Summary

When TV commercial production coordinator Meg Curtis gets stood up by her longtime boyfriend, she vents her frustration by feverishly writing in a diary.

At a time when she is unsure about all things romantic, she encounters fifth grade teacher Regina Baker at yoga class, a free-spirited single mom who is beautiful, playful, and impossibly intriguing. What starts as friendship, turns sharply toward something more as they learn they each share a love for very dark and unconventional sensual expression. Shocked, yet thrilled by the intense level of Regina's erotic desire, Meg explores her own deep-seated desires that have been locked away in the shadows her whole life.

Erotic, amusing, and profoundly romantic, Owning Regina is a tale that will awaken you, possess you, and transport you to a reality that steams with passion and vulnerability. This book is intended for mature audiences.

©2014 Lorelei Elstrom (P)2015 The Arthouse Company, LLC

Critic Reviews

"I would recommend this book to anyone who wants more than a cheap thrill out of their reading, to anyone who enjoys seeing positive, realistic, and consensual depictions of kink in writing, and to anyone who wants to understand what kink is - what kink really is." (Lily Zheng, The Stanford Daily)
"All in all, Owning Regina is a strikingly sexy book that I recommend to anyone curious about BDSM. Owning Regina can easily be devoured in one sitting - as the days in Meg's life go on, there is an urgency for more and Elstrom does not hold back with her delivery. Having taken my first bite into a BDSM fiction featuring two female lovers has opened my mind to endless possibilities outside the lines of a vanilla romance. Aside from the swift declaration of love in a short passage of time (I often find these storylines unrealistic and stereotypical), I found Owning Regina to be a very fun read!" (Danielle - The Lesbrary)

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BDSM and Clothes

This is a well written book that goes into far too much detail on the details of bondage, clothing, and the experiencing of pain. I would have welcomed more words concerning their feelings and the arc of their overall relationship than 3-5 minutes spent on the pain experienced during one whipping than was given to the "bottom's son." If you can take or even enjoy highly nuanced descriptions of bondage and pain then you may like this audio; if not, then it's not for you.

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Not my kind of love story... But Great narrator!

i dont really make comments. .. but so much work put in to it, i had to say something... too much punishments to achieve sexual pleasure, maybe for some people this is great but for me this was very sad, painful and desapointed, there was a moment i even think about stop listening but my hope that the story will change and they would realise that to love each other they dont need to be bad was bigger lol... so i kept listening but there was no turn or twist in the story until it reach the end! however i love the narrator and the effect works done the book, it made me feel as im really in the book.. great job!

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awesom

Great book I enjoyed it. narrated well. And music was a nice touch. this was over all entertaining.

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WOW!!!

This is an awesome book!!! Beautifully written!!! I love how the author wrote using first person when speaking to her diary!

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Great story

Loved the music and sound effects in the book and the story was not what I expected.

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WOW - LOVED IT!

Would you consider the audio edition of Owning Regina to be better than the print version?

50 Shades look out, a different version is out. Well done Lorelei. Loved it, loved it, loved it!
I was unable to stop listening, caught me and kept me.

What other book might you compare Owning Regina to and why?

50, but more personal, more realistic, a deep and sincere romantic connection, kink is the new black, ha, but wanted it to go on and on, it sucked me in....

What about Hunter Keanon’s performance did you like?

great choice =) for Meg and so was the performance of 'Regina' made me fall into being a fly on the wall as though I was there, loved it, well done

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I almost finished it in a day, I couldn't stop listening, traveling, through happy hour, through dinner, until bed...kept my attention. Again, loved it, loved it, loved it!

Any additional comments?

can't wait to see what Lorelei comes up with next...dying here waiting!
great listen, thank YOU for sharing.....well done! XO, Scotty

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not your average lesbian romance

i absolutely loved this story so authentic and it felt like i was right there the way she defines everything from the feeling between to the pleasure and pain they endured. if you are squeamish or cant hand some hardcore bdsm i do not recommend this book it is not for the faint. all in all great book, enjoy u wont be dissapointed

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  • KLB
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  • 01-09-17

Sexy and fun!

Great fun sexy story...something new. I'm not sure I liked the narration voices as I didn't think they fit some of the characters. I would recommend this book to others who are open to a bit of kink!

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Awkward

Listening to this was just plain awkward. The writing style is lack luster and the inclusion of music and sound effects made it seem like a low budget movie. Can't even finish it

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the narrator was not the best

The narrator made the story less passionate than it could've been.
didn't like it. Any scene like that need a voice of passion as well. it had no life.

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  • Geoff
  • 01-01-17

Refreshingly Honest

How original to describe a loving, same sex and D/s relationship with such candour. Orgasms that are not multiple, mundane insecurities and having to negotiate the vanilla world. I will seek out other works by Lorelei Elstrom as a result of finding this one so compelling, sexy and down to earth.

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  • M. Paddon
  • 11-19-15

Fairly good read, but not a guide at all.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The main thing I'd change is the unsafe nature of the play. Though I got the impression this is a true story maybe with just the names changed. If so they are playing horribly unsafely. In particular the bondage play. They practice fairly severe bondage, including gags and then she leaves Regina alone. Might be a subs fantasy, but is incredibly dangerous. And for that reason I hate seeing it in books that people might read and thing this is an okay for of bondage play.

Would you recommend Owning Regina to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, because the romance is quite a novel one, and some of the scenes are fairly hot. No, because of the bad aspects of play in the book, and the fact that there is a very large dull part from about half way till the three quarters mark.

Have you listened to any of Hunter Keanon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Possibly, but don't recall if I have. But a good narrator I thought regardless.

Was Owning Regina worth the listening time?

I listened to it all and enjoyed it too in general. Not the best, but far from the worst. Average read for me, but others may like it a lot.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed some of the switch play, and you may find that Regina is actually the tougher top - I did.

I didn't like one of the scenes at all, which was the first time Regina whipped Meg. You should never whip for revenge or in anger. The scene was abuse, clear and simple, and BDSM gets enough of that thrown at it without writing scenes that show it happening.

The book does read like two novices learning together, which is fine, but because of that it is always a worry to me that readers might try these things thinking it's normal. No real talk about likes for a long period. No way to safe-word when gagged, and other issue too. So treat it as fiction please if you read it - not a how to guide.