Portia and Tina followed a pretty staff member named Kaylee to the orientation for the auction slaves. She counted twenty-seven women in all, but probably quite a few more had arrived the day before. She’d been told they could come up to thirty-six hours in advance in order to enjoy the Castle experience prior to the auction. Tina had not been able to afford an extra day off work, and Portia didn’t want to come without her only friend, so they would only have the remainder of the day. She didn’t mind. She knew it would be easier to experience all the Castle had to offer under the direction of a dominant.
It was the beauty of submission–all she had to do was follow directions and she couldn’t mess up. She found it far easier than trying to navigate situations on her own, where she got bogged down with trying to figure out just how she was supposed to act or what she should do or say.
Master Marshall, who she recognized from the brochure as the head honcho and one of the owners of the Castle, greeted them himself. She tried not to stare at the handsome man, who cut an elegant figure in an 1800’s gray suit, his piercing blue eyes sweeping across them. “Thank you all for volunteering to serve as slaves for our New Year’s charity auction. While you will not have a choice of who you will serve, nor will you have a choice of how you serve, your hard limits will be respected, and the Castle safeword, “onions,” will always be in effect.”
Tina looked at her and grinned, her nervous excitement palpable. She returned the smile, but with slightly less enthusiasm. After sweating through the first orientation with David Marone breathing down her neck, her nerves had frayed. While fairly confident he hadn’t recognized her, the less she had to see of him, the better. Honestly, she couldn’t wait until the auction when her master took control of her and she no longer had to worry about interacting with the masses.
She’d given the name “Kitty” as her alias while at the Castle. Not the most original name, but it seemed like a decent porn star name. Tina had opted for “China,” which suited her in the china-doll sort of way. She didn’t know if Kitty really suited. The cutesy vibe wasn’t her, but she did have the aloofness of a cat and she had a feeling she could wear the hell out of a catsuit. Not that she’d checked “pet play” on her interest list.
After the welcome, she and Tina walked to their adjacent rooms to drop off their luggage before the optional tour.
“Oh my God,” she said in awe, when she’d opened her door. The four-poster bed sported rings and more rigging hardware had been installed in the ceiling. Her nipples tightened at the thought of being strung up from one or more of them, the pulse beginning in her sex making her squeeze her thighs together.
“Nice,” Tina said, entering behind her to look around.
“I hope I get strung up to one of those tonight,” she said, imagining herself blindfolded and secured spread-eagle while her new master fucked her with a vibrator. Or his hot cock. A tremor ran from her pussy, down her inner thighs to the arches of her feet. Now she knew where the term “curled her toes” came from. She suddenly wished Tina would leave so she could get busy with her fingers. But no, they had to meet back downstairs for a Castle tour in fifteen minutes. Tina had befriended a submissive who offered to take them around with some other new arrivals.
“I’ll just drop my stuff off and freshen up,” Tina said, rolling her suitcase behind her. “Meet you back here in ten.”
“Sounds good,” she said absently, still imagining the feel of restraints on her wrists and ankles. Shaking herself, she removed her winter coat and threw her suitcase up on the bed. Pulling out her cosmetic case, she went to the bathroom and freshened up, brushing her teeth and reapplying lipstick. She gave the mirror a fake smile, examining herself critically. She rubbed the line between her brows. Worry marks. Her face looked pinched and anxious. She stretched her lips wider, as if the smile could hide the almost forty years of high stress living. Well, the lighting would probably be dim at the auction. And besides, a dominant looked for more than a pretty face in choosing his play mate.
She met Tina in the hall and the two walked back downstairs, joining a group of men and women for a tour. “First of all, everyone will need to visit Wardrobe, because street clothes are not allowed. Otherwise, you risk being spanked,“ their guide said cheerfully.
A man with dark hair, ocean-blue eyes and a goatee gave Portia a seductive look, just bordering on a leer. “Your first time, too?”
She gave a nervous bark of laughter. “Does it show?”
“Well, no. But you’re on the tour.”
“Oh, right,” she said. Duh. “Sorry, I’m a little nervous.”
He moved in closer, his predatory look warming into friendly. “Nothing to be afraid of. Everyone here just wants to have a good time.”
She should appreciate being chatted up by a good-looking dominant. So why had her belly tightened into a knot? “Right,” she said, drawing a breath and looking around for an escape.
Tina caught her eye and gave her an encouraging smile.
The dom picked up her hand and touched the bands at her wrist. “Yellow is for…what? The school room?”
“The naughty maids, actually,” she said.
He gave her a leering up and down look. “Mmm, I hope I get to see you in one of those outfits,” he said, lifting his chin toward a girl who tottered by in high heels and the most revealing maid costume she’d ever seen.
She managed a tight smile, but turned away, toward Tina, who had not yet picked up the “save me” vibe. She couldn’t explain why she’d taken a disliking to the guy, who had done nothing worse than show an interest in her, but she had.
When the Castle loses one of its own to cancer, what better way to honor his memory than by hosting a charity event? Thirty submissives answer the call, offering themselves up on the auction block for four days, three nights, and anything goes. Meet five of them in five great, full-length brand new novels from five of erotic writing’s best authors:
Sharing Silver by Tabitha Black: Six months since her marriage ended in divorce, and Sylvia is craving some excitement – not to mention kink. So when Rosa tells her about a slave auction being held at the Castle, Sylvia throws caution to the wind and flies to America to be sold off to the highest bidder under the nickname Silver. Gorgeous twin Castle Masters, Travis and Trevor, can have any girl they choose – and frequently do. The only downside professionally, however, is there’s never enough time to build trust. So when Trevor hears about the auction, he and his brother set about looking for a plaything they can do whatever they want with – a girl with as few limits as possible. But the brothers are smitten by the mysterious girl from Australia, but whenever they try to get close, she clams up. Can the twins make her see what she means to them before it’s too late?
Punishing Portia by Darling Adams: When chef David Marone recognizes the food critic who just lambasted him in a review on the auction block, he bids to keep her as his slave for three nights. He remembers her from culinary school seventeen years earlier, and relishes the idea of getting even with her. Portia Sands hopes the gorgeous Chicago chef who won her at the auction doesn’t know her real identity. Then, she discovers he knows who she is and means to exact revenge. She considers calling a safeword to end their time together, but some part of her won’t allow it. Somehow she must survive three nights as his slave and keep her heart in the process.
Owning O by Maren Smith: She’s the most highly-coveted submissive the Castle has ever known. She never says no, cries her safeword, or plays with the same Dom twice. For years Alan has watched her, looking but never touching until the night of the auction. Seizing his chance, Alan bids, but defeating the other Doms in the audience is only the first and easiest step in his bid to own the infamous O. Freeing her from herself quickly proves to be much, much harder….
Rosie’s Resolutions by Maggie Ryan: “Don’t Chicken Out” – those three words are at the top of Rosa’s list of resolutions. Sure, she’d never before kept any of her past resolutions for week, but this year it will be different. The moment Master Marshall announced the Auction, Rosa knew it was fate. As an employee, this is her chance to remove her Nanny uniform. She can stand on the stage and pray that someone would want to be her “daddy.”
The moment the hammer falls, Rosa becomes Rosie – the Little that will learn what it is like to be taken care of, to be cuddled and loved. Will she discover that being Little isn’t all fun and games?
Buying Brianny by Abbie Adams: Kian’s ex hadn’t thought of it as loving when he’d busted her butt for drinking and driving. No, she’d ended the relationship in a hurry. Of course he’d never repeat the mistake with another women. Not even Brianny, who as it turns out, has craved discipline among other things.
Some people go to strange lengths to prove their love. All Brianny wants as proof is for Kian to buy her at The Castle’s New Year’s Eve charity auction, then tie her up and take away her control. Will Kian pay the asking price? ___ Five great new novels (with bonus novella “Fulfilling Her Fantasy” by Tabitha Black), this collection has it all at an amazing value price. Publisher’s note: This erotic romance fantasy collection explores multiple kinks in the setting of a BDSM resort, including age-play, ménage, reluctant submission, and the spanking of adult women. If these themes offend you, please do not buy this collection.