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Marketplace, the: Book One (Marketplace (Mystic Rose)) [Paperback]

Laura Antoniou
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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1 Oct 2001 Marketplace (Mystic Rose)
The first volume in the landmark Marketplace Series, which set the standard for contemporary SM erotica. These books chronicle the adventures of those who live in an enticing world built on a slave-based hierarchy, where realistic characters are confronted with questions of trust and duty amidst an ambience of pain and eroticism. In this volume, four new trainees join the exquisite Marketplace slaves, struggling to prove their worthiness to the rigorous and unrelenting slave-master Chris Parker. This new edition also contains an original short story, a must for fans!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mystic Rose Books,US; 2nd edition (1 Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964596040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964596047
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,025,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tantalizing, teasing, taunting and assuring. 12 Mar 2001
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A seductive introduction to what B&D really is and brings up the most common misconceptions in the story. Fears, pre-concieved ideas and panting dreams are put straight with a firm hand. Yet also delving in to the more psycological aspect of playing. A slave is not a willingless thing - it is the perfect servant in every way - this book eloquently tourments you into a very good understanding of this.
A very well written story of that will do more for you than warm your pelvic region. A perfect mind teaser!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book 7 Nov 2003
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Laura Antoniou has made a wonderful name for herself in the world of erotic fiction. So much "erotic" fiction these days isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Antoniou's books are different because they are inherently believeable, fantastical and very intelligent. For anyone who has read the first book and is debating reading the rest, I would strongly encourage you to read them all. The first book is my least favourite, as the characters, particularly Chris Parker, have no room to develop as they do in later books. That said, The Marketplace is a wonderful first effort from one of the most intelligent commentators on BDSM around. It's more than just kinky porn; the books appeal to us through the psychology of S/M, the motives of both slaves and Trainers, and the inherent realism of the world T/they inhabit. Rich in detail, laughter and really hot sex, they provide a stimulating read in more ways than one! As a close adherent to this particular lifestyle, it is wondeful to read something which I can not only closely relate to, but which speaks for all those who aren't just "players" or weekend BDSMers. Thank you, Ms. Antoniou, for such a wonderful series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A totally believable fantasy world. 16 Sep 2003
I couldn't put this book down! Laura Antoniou draws you completely into this world of secret consensual slave rings. The characters and siuations are rich, fascinating, lovable and totally believable. She captures the BDSM psychology in a wonderful way, which ensures that the BDSM interactions are believable, whilst being placed in a completely fantastical context. This is consensual slavery taken to the extremes of fantasy, which makes it fascinating. I usually have no interest in pansexual erotica, but the characters in this book seem so real that I put aside my usual preferences and enjoyed reading about their lives. As an aside, the rest of the series continued to enthral me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good read 12 Oct 2013
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A really enjoyable book. Not what I was expecting. It had me after I read the introduction, and I got the other 3 in the series. It certainly didn't disappoint me. Well worth a read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oo'er Missus! 10 Aug 2013
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Surprisingly well written for kink/erotic fiction. Loved this first installment of the series. Just started no.2, The Slave and loving that too.
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