Written by Christina Abernathy
This is a rather quick read focusing on consensual slave and master relationships. This is not a Story of O, this is more of a how to have a m/s relationship in real life. There are details on service, punishment and reward, preparation, ownership, address, contracts, and the like. She also includes a further readings list at the end, and other resources that are a shade dated now. Abernathy emphasizes how much the slave reflects on the owner, and how much work a slave still is for the dominant. Abernathy tends to switch genders around for different roles, unless the role specifies one. The writing is on the warm and witty side, and the attitude leans towards Victorian.
Nibble: “Courtly love, although it is the source of many of our modern notions of romantic love, diverges sharply from its contemporary counterpart in that love is explicitly defined in terms of the lover’s service to his lady.”
I would recommend this as a practical book to anyone interested in m/s relationships.
My Rating: 7 out of 10 red apple scenes
I borrowed a paper copy from the CSPH library.