Friday, February 21, 2014

Review ~ Becoming Charity (The Society #1) by Lillian Nightshade

Annie was a small town prodigy who moved to the city at a young age for college, and by the time she graduated she was already well on her way to making a name for herself within The Society lecture circuit. She'd never had a slave of her own, until now.

Jen had spent years climbing the social ladder, and finally had the life that she wanted. Money to burn, adoring fans and national recognition. She had done whatever it took to reach her goals, with little concern for who she had to step on in the process. What she didn't know was that one of the people she had wronged, a seemingly insignificant girl, was a member of an elite underground world of kink and perversion known as The Society. Here begins her journey in to mental and sexual slavery, to her a nightmare of humiliation, mental punishment, hard sexual use and heavy sadism. To her captor, the beginning of a dream.

In this book Jen learns her slave name and the things required of her in the process of becoming Chairty.

WARNING: This book contains potentially disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and mild violence.

Hot, but extremely controversial. My feelings are conflicted on this novel – it is well written, scenes and characters that could actually become a visual in your mind. You do have to keep in mind that even though it is set in what appears to be modern day with events, lectures, mentors, teaching opportunities, etc the reader has to let go of reality once more. BDSM clubs have the constant rhetoric of SSC – Safe, Sane and Consensual or at very least, and more realistic, RACK – Risk Aware Consensual Kink. The Society that is the setting of this series throws that idea out of the window. Other than making sure partners are disease free –safety and consensual activities is non-existent.

As a hot novel – read this book, this series, this author! Thank heavens the modern day BDSM community – while admittedly many would find this hot – is much more safety and consensual aware. If you are a fan of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series pick this up – another author to consider if you haven’t discovered her as well. I will definitely be reading more from this author and look forward to many more years of entertainment.

Buy stock in Duracell and then pick up the first in this series. Settle down for a long night of reading and curl up in your favorite reading place and your beverage of choice. I picked up some peppermint tea and loved every moment. This will be the first of many nights curled up with this author.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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