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This is the only book of mine where the cover art kind of came first. I'd just gotten new art for another book when my cover artist shared a mermaid image that she loved. She said: "Kitty, you have to write a mermaid book so we can use this cover!"

Typically I don't consider myself the equivalent of a DJ or short order cook (i.e. I don't take requests), but I got a mermaid idea that afternoon and was really excited about it. The funny thing is, we ended up using a different image for the cover than we started out with but I was still committed to this story.

Awakening is a metaphor and fairy tale of sexual awakening. It's been called "kitty-lite" by many of my readers, and I would definitely agree with that assessment. The form of the story and what it's about doesn't really work for a ton of sex or a lot of overt kink. So I wrote the story the way it wanted to be told. Understandably some love that about it and some don't.

Thank you for reading and supporting my work!

Kitty ^.^

Product Details

  • File Size: 1543 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Burlesque Press (August 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JFRH02
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,205 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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KITTY THOMAS writes dark literary erotica that explores dominance and submission. Not really classed as romance, though some readers see it that way. It's a case of your mileage may vary. Romance genre conventions and rules not usually followed but some books could easily be classed as "erotic romance" such as Mafia Captive or Tender Mercies.

Her latest work, BROKEN DOLLS, is now available. Her newest release is THE EROTIC PARANORMAL COLLECTION: a bundle of The Last Girl, Blood Mate, and Submissive Fairy Tales.

This work is fiction and meant for an adult audience. The author does not endorse or condone any of the behavior carried out by characters in her stories.

To find out FIRST when a new book comes out, subscribe to Kitty's New Release List: KITTYTHOMAS.COM

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alpha Reader on August 30, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Nerina, a beautiful mermaid, has been caught. Tangled in a net and exposed to the lascivious gazes of fishermen - she is at their mercy, and could end up as a delicacy on their banquet table, or subjected to their monstrous human rutting.

But then the captain arrives - a dark and beautiful man called Kyros. He has been fascinated by sea nymphs, sirens and mermaids for a long time ... and has often wondered what he would do if he ever caught one.

Now that Nerina is in his clutches, he intends to replace her fin with feet and introduce her to mankind's baser pleasures.

`Awakening' is the new novella from dark literary erotica author, Kitty Thomas.
I love Kitty Thomas. Everything she writes is a delightfully dark delicacy and `Awakening' is more of the same.

In the past, Thomas has written to the extremes of BDSM and fetishism. From captive/torturer plots to an island community dedicated to the master/slave dynamic. By comparison, `Awakening' is tame-Kitty. The 21,500-word novella is sort of Kitty-lite, and would be a great `beginners' novel for those who want to dip their toes in the pool of darker erotica.

`Awakening' definitely leans toward the more `literary' end of Thomas's usual literary-erotica genre. The novella is based around the idea of transformation and contradiction - mermaid to human, sea to land, innocence to guiltiness. Thomas explores these concepts through the ancient mythology of mermaids, who are in themselves a contradiction. On the one hand they are sexless - fins instead of genitalia. Yet, sea nymphs and sirens have been written as lurers of men to their watery graves.

With the character of Nerina, Thomas takes the traditional mermaid legend and twists it to romance and lust.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tCj on September 18, 2011
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How many of us watched Disney's The Little Mermaid and twisted it to our own tale? Or read the original stories and thought they could be done just a little bit differently? Kitty Thomas' Awakening is just that: a new twist on an old favorite.

Nerina is a headstrong and willful mermaid, two traits frowned upon in her society. She, like all merfolk, enjoys gazing upon pretty things, but she also enjoys exploring to find those pretty things. Her wayward wanderings get her caught in a fisherman's net and then the trouble begins. Mermaid fin is a delicacy on the dinner table, but Kyros has a plan more sinister than death: he wants to keep her and test a legend; he wants to seduce her and turn her fin into a pair of legs.

Ms. Thomas brings Nerina to life just as she does all her leading ladies; deep insight into her mind allows the reader to become her, feel her pain, confusion, disgust, and to understand her behavior in such a dire situation. Her transformation is more than physical and Ms. Thomas offers us a window seat to watch and experience the shift in Nerina's mentality as Kyros works his male magic on his captive.

Ms. Kitty has a talent for character depth and portraying the master/slave relationship in its many levels. Awakening is another accomplishment to this fact, even at just over 21,000 words. It was a quick read, but it was by no means a gloss-over tale. It does, however, falter from her normal dark tales; yes, it is a story of captivity, but it is more of a romantic adult fairy tale than it is of dark erotic fiction. I would recommend this to any fans and readers of the romance genre, and promote this as a Kitty Thomas Beginner-Book for those wanting a taste of Ms. Thomas' writing style without the heavy, more in-depth studies on the master/slave relationship.
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By JessicaB on June 18, 2015
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ive read all of Kitty Thomas's books, and this one by far is the most light-hearted of them all but still just a sexy. i totally loved it. its about a mermaid, she is captured by a human, can he "awaken" her? if he can, will she lose her tail and have legs instead and be his forever?? its pretty short, easy to finish in a day or less, totally fun and sexy.
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By SSH on January 20, 2014
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I Loved it. a Quick read, One of my favorites! One of those that you can read again and again.
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This felt like a short story version of a longer book, but still detailed enough to enjoy. I like the author's writing style. It is nicely descriptive and informative while invoking emotion. This was my first mermaid book so I felt it was a good place to jump into the genre. Simple and uncomplicated yet warm and satisfying. I would definitely read other books by this author, although currently I'm on a quest to read mermaids books and I don't think her other books include mermaids. So I will put her on my future reads list.
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By Lady Storm on October 17, 2013
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Left a lot to be desired. This is the first of Kitty Thomas' books that I was less than thrilled. Not a stranger to mermaids as that I. Go to mermaids conventions her descriptions of mermaid-life was lacking. Story was too predictable.
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By Larissa on March 27, 2013
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Kitty Thomas is such a fantastic author! I have yet to be even a little disappointed in anything she has written. She just keeps dazzling me with every story she puts out.

Therefore, it is NO surprise to me that Awakening in the same footsteps of her previous novelas.

Awakening is definitely a tamer story by Kitty, in a away more romantic than her other works, but never compromising her style or genre while being compelling and hypnotic just the same.

I feel that if you ever wanted to read a Kitty Thomas story, this is the perfect place to start!

Danielle from ALPHA Reader says:

"(Kitty) takes what would otherwise be an uncomfortable and squirm-inducing idea and crafts it into a beautiful tale of human dynamics and lust, exploring the many facets of want and craving. Divine." - ALPHA Reader

I could have never said it better than that and I wholeheartedly agree! What are you waiting for? Go pick up Awakening right now =)

Originally Posted at Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life {[...]}
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