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Continuum (Black Lace) [Mass Market Paperback]

Portia Da Costa
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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5 Dec 1996 Black Lace

When Joanna Darrell agrees to take a break from an office job that has begun to bore her, she takes her first step into a new continuum of strange experiences. She is introduced to people whose way of life revolves around the giving and receiving of enjoyable punishment, and she becomes intrigued enough to experiment.

Drawn in by a chain of coincidences, like Alice in a decadent wonderland, she enters a parallel world of perversity and unusual pleasure.

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Black Lace; 2nd Reprint 2006 edition (5 Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352331208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352331205
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 11.4 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good example of Ms. Da Costa's work 22 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
While I don't think this is the best thing written by Portia Da Costa, it was a great story. The little bit of mystery was interesting -- although I think most people know who the master behind the scenes is before it is revealed. I especially enjoy the point where she "discovers" b/d. Unfortunately, I find the characters in Ms. Da Costa's work so interesting that I am always disappointed when the book ends. I always want to know what happens next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 27 Sep 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What a great piece of work. Joanna, our heroine, has emotional depth, drive and curiosity. There are some well crafted BDSM scenes, here along with some well written characterisation. I thought this was wonderful fun!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Black lace 10 Jan 2014
By Poly
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Read book I enjoyed it but have to say have read better by this author ok for steamy quick read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre! 16 Nov 2013
By D M
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book went from the sublime to the ridiculous, parts of it were believable. Portia Da Costa is able to write good quality books, but this wasn't the best one she has ever written.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Black Lace delivers 13 Aug 2002
By Jenn - Published on
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After an outburst at work, Joanna is ordered to go on vacation to a resort, only to arrive and find no reservation in her name. Fortunately, kindly Louise is there to offer her a place to stay. Joanna quickly learns that she has been set up, and the Walkers are only too glad to teach her the joys of a good spanking. As she leaves, she is handed a business card with an address that will help her take the next step. Is every one of Joanna's moves after that are orchestrated? Is every one she meets a member of the Continuum? Is every encounter that takes her deeper into submission and punishment a part of an elaborate set-up? And who is behind it all? Who is her mysterious "Master"? Major Walker? Her boss, Halloran? Denis Davidson, the odd American? Kevin Steele, her co-worker and adventurous lover? Cynthia, who teaches her the joys of loving a woman? You'll have to read to find out.
The characters are not deep, and the author has an annoying habit of fading to black during the sex scenes, but overall this is a great book. The plot stays on base, and takes the reader through a fascinating voyage of discovery, and, with some introspection and feeling, into "the lifestyle" of BDSM. It gives the reader a deeper understanding of the emotions and sexual feelings involved in pain and pleasure.
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally HOT!!!!! 11 April 2004
By The Big L - Published on
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Man oh man, this is the second book i read from Portia Da Costa and she's awesome! Loved Continuum, sizzler from beginning to end. Can't wait to read her other stuff!
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another sizzler from Portia Da Costa 2 Jan 2002
By Rudolf Spoerer - Published on
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Young, agressive, hard working, up and comimg executive Joanna Darrell is told to take some time off by her boss and one of the other males in the corporation after she blew her cool and basically told an impostant client to 'det stuffed' and 'pound sand' ......
Although the company had supposedly reserved her a room at an out of the way health spa, there was no record of the reservation or any room at the hotel. Fortunately for Joanne, one of the local residents, Louise Walker, offers her a room at her house while she attends 'out patient' type session at the spa. It certainly doen't tale long for Joanne to figure out that Laouise and her husband, a retired Major, certainly are not your run of the mill 'normal' couple and she quickly begins to spy on their rauccus lovemaking and just plain hot and heavy sexcapdes.
Joanna, not being a shrinking sexual Violet herself soon joins her hosts and discovers that not only are there new sexual tricks to be learned but also that the lost reservation, the opportune appearance of Louise at the club were not really coincidences but rather a set up ......
From this point on our heroine is subjected to a series of coincidental meetings and experiences that convince her that her life and sexual experiences are just a contiunuum of life with each new experience being just slightly different ...
The author takes us on a magical mystery tour as we enjoy the new sexual awakening of Joanna while she tries to discover the beginning, the end and the person responsible to have submerged her in this sexual continuum .....
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading 7 May 2007
By Groovin' guy - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is great. It is very detailed and one must read it carefully to get the bottom line of it.

I recommend this book highly.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another hot novel from Portia Da Costa! 27 April 2004
By CoffeeGurl - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Joanna hadn't anticipated the strange occurrences that arise after she accepts a work sabbatical. No sooner does she take the work break than she is introduced to the dark and lurid world of domination and submission that centers on pleasurable spankings. Joanna finds herself in a continuum of surreal experiences as she, like an erotic Alice in Wonderland, tries to uncover the mastermind of the disarming, albeit smoldering pleasures...
I like the way the author illustrates this unique brand of BDSM. The novel is a dark and erotic delight. I loved the scenes centered on Kevin and Joanna, but the whole exploit with the transvestite Denis Davidson left me cold. The aforementioned scene was the least favorite parts of the novel. This is another great offering from Portia Da Costa. It isn't in the same realm as The Tutor, but it's a great erotic novel nevertheless. Black Lace has satisfied me (so to speak) once again with this great book. Highly recommended...
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