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The Animal House (Nexus) Mass Market Paperback – 4 Mar 2004

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Nexus (4 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352338776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352338778
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,388,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cat Scarlett writes both full-length and short series fiction for lovers of quality BDSM and fetish fiction. Most of her novels are tales of female submission to one or multiple sexual partners, but LOVE SONG OF THE DOMINATRIX is an exception.

Her full-length fiction is published by Nexus, part of Random House, and contains numerous fetish themes including: leather, feathers, PVC, rubber wear, pony girls, CP (spankings, canings, paddlings) BDSM, machines and devices, orgies, female submission, wide-ranging fetish scenarios, watersports and bondage of all kinds.

Enjoy, and remember it is all fantasy!

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Nexus – for the best in original fetish fiction

About the Author

Cat Scarlett is the pseudonym of a successful Literary author and a very popular Nexus novelist.

She is the author of College Girls, Love Song of the Dominatrix, The Animal House, The Book Of Punishment, The Player and What Suki Wants, all available from Nexus.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "wetkipper" on 13 July 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the first erotic novel I ever read - I never used to be interested in that sort of thing - but this Animal House sounded intriguing. Having recently divorced and needing a 'pick-me-up', I read it very quickly a month or so ago and it certainly had the desired effect!
I have now started reading other books of the same type but none so far are as shocking and arousing as this first one. Though perhaps that is simply because I am new to erotica and the first one is always the best in your memory.
But there were several scenarios in The Animal House which made my jaw drop. For instance, the young heroine - staying in a French chateau run by a male dominant - is tied to a water wheel and dunked like a witch for being disobedient. That seemed too cruel a punishment, at first, but the book got worse. Or perhaps I should say better?
The plot was quite simple. The heroine's mother is a film star-cum-prostitute, as I understand it, and the 'hero' of The Animal House is obsessed with her. So he invites her daughter to his chateau and tortures the unfortunate girl until she admits to being as submissive as her mother. This torture is very real, believe me, involving whips, clamps, and even a medieval Scold's Bridle!
I am not sure that such things would be arousing in reality - too painful for the woman, surely? - but as an innocent male fantasy in a novel like this they work extremely well. Though on that note, I would be interested to know whether the writer 'Cat Scarlett' is truly a woman, since she seems to enjoy subjecting her heroine to so many torments!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "shelly3025" on 22 July 2004
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This is an entertaining take on 'dungeon' literature, and quite well-written. The heroine protests a little too much at times - I prefer books where the girls are more up for it than the men - but she improves as the punishments accumulate.
As mentioned before, the water wheel scene is very close to the bone. But the hunt at the end is my personal favourite. Almost poettic, the way it's written. Hounds baying in the darkness, the poor heroine unable to see where she's going because the eyeholes in her mask are too small, and the men chasing her through the forest like a pack of starving wolves. You just know she isn't going to escape!
Perfect reading for the train!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Mar. 2004
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THE ANIMAL HOUSE is a racy and impressive read. It constantly pushes the limits of consent, the heroine being forced into punishments and erotic situations she does not agree to.
There is a surreal and 'forbidden' edge to the book because of the use of animal masks by the main characters, moving into dangerous territory at times without actually involving genuine bestiality.
Worth buying if you like your action raw and your heroines on the feisty and reluctant to cooperate side. Made me have to pause for a breather occasionally!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
worth a place on the bedside table 24 Oct. 2004
By Willy Tramontana - Published on
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In this fast-paced story of contemporary SM, Violetta takes a holiday in the South of France after a mysterious invitation arrives. She spends two weeks at an isolated chateau run by masked men whose leader, Stag, is a dominant Master. She and the receptionist Mandy are tested in various ways, hurt, punished and eventually led to pleasure as they learn the ancient art of submission.

Some of the SM scenarios are unusual and run close to the edge of censorship - a semi-drowning scene, for instance, which is shockingly realistic. Other tortures and elements of CP seem familiar enough in this particular genre. But the writing itself, the writer's ability to create stylish and believable characters, is what sets this novel apart from its peers. There is a real lack of stereotyping in The Animal House. Refreshing to see and exciting to read.

Warning: not for those who prefer their erotica unrealistic or tongue-in-cheek.

This is a dark book by an English writer, almost grim at times, unlike many of those in its genre. Not an introduction to erotica. Recommended only for experienced readers who want something different and striking.

Five stars.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
rich sensual erotica that gives you a buzz 6 Oct. 2004
By Rapscallion - Published on
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Rich sensual erotica, dealing mainly with scenes of BDSM and female submission, this was Cat Scarlett's first novel though I actually read it after her second one, THE PLAYER.

THE ANIMAL HOUSE is set in the south of France, where Violetta is on vacation. She has been tricked into staying at a chateau owned by an obsessive fan of her mother's erotic movies. That is the basic set-up. The cruel masked men of the chateau - each wearing the mask of their chosen animal - teach Violetta how to expressive her submissive side in a variety of highly inventive and often beautifully written S&M scenarios.

Although this makes THE ANIMAL HOUSE sound like an 'out there' domination fantasy, there is something very believable about Cat Scarlett's writing, a hard edge of reality that many erotic novels lack and which gives the reader quite a strong buzz. Well, it certainly gave me a buzz. And I'm quite a hardened erotica junkie!

After this one, you could try her second novel, THE PLAYER, like I did. Two very different books, one very talented writer.
Yummy...very erotic. 4.5 stars! 8 Nov. 2010
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I really enjoyed "The Animal House". Violette, a woman who has always struggled against any inclination to be submissive to a man (for reasons that will be disclosed later in the book), ends up on vacation to a mysterious chalet in France, where she is forced to submit to all kinds of wicked acts that both appall her and arouse her. Violetta and Mandy, the chalet receptionist, are made to endure all sorts of humiliating, degrading, and painful acts at the hands of the men at the chalet. So if you don't like humiliation and degradation in your erotica, this is not the book for you, but if you will enjoy this! I've stumbled across plenty of books with that kind of subject matter that sound hot, but turn out to be flat and lacking in eroticism...just brutal without being the least bit enticing. But in "The Animal House", there is the right kind of energy in the scenes and they are very erotic. At the end of the day, everyone involved has gotten what they need, and the two women love being used the way they are forced to be. It's a completely filthy and fun sexual adventure...I would recommend it to anyone that this kind of story sounds appealing to!
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