Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Slave is a futuristic story about a girl who falls in love with a human-like guy with cat-like features who she actually encounters as, you guessed it, a slave! She buys him for a really cheap price and has a run-in with the previous owner that leads to her pretty much sealing the deal and sealing her fate.
The main character (Jack) is witty at times, and mostly likable, but she gets to be annoying in her efforts to NOT sleep with the hottie cat-guy (who she affectionately nicknames "Cat"). They end up going to a planet where some pretty interesting things happen publicly, sex-wise, in order to rescue the main character's sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery six years prior to when the story takes place. In fact, the only reason the main character purchases her slave in the first place is to use him as a decoy. The planet to which they're going is one where the men keep their women on cutesy little chains and have their child-like temper tantrums calmed by their slave girls' performances of various libidinous acts.
Some of the descriptions and the imagery created in the story were quite good! The author did a really fantastic job with describing the settings of the various places where the book takes place, and you really get a feel of what the two protagonists are seeing. The slave and his "captor" have a common enemy, who turns out to be the main antagonizing force at the climax of the story. This is, of course, as traumatic and sad as any erotic romance with humanoid kitties can be expected to be, but of course ends with its own HEA (Happily Ever After), so all is well.
Some unexpected fun things that I loved about the story were the taste and effect of slave boy's cum, the fun thing done with the main character's nose in the first restaurant, and that the book incorporated being sexually open, even though once they were a "couple" they decided they wanted each other for themselves (which is all too typical). I also liked the unexpected themes of nature and balance, peace and tranquility, and help coming from the most unexpected places. It's hard to find some of these things in a story such as this, so this was refreshing to me.
All in all, Slave was a good read that wasn't too over-the-top on the sex scenes, if that sort of thing turns you off. I recommend it to those who like spicy erotica, and are fairly open-minded, due to the public sex scenes and the idea of sharing lovers. If neither of those things are mood-kills for you, and you enjoy guys who can do interesting things with their cocks (like rotate them in all sorts of directions, at will!), then check this one out when you get the chance! :)