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Awakening by [Thomas, Kitty]
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  • File Size: 1542 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 LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JFRH02
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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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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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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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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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I decided to give Awakening by Kitty Thomas a try after seeing it reviewed positively by several helpful bloggers. This is a very short story, but it's nicely written and heavy on the erotic elements. It's about a mermaid, Nerina who's taken captive by a human man, Kyros. Legend has it that if a man can arouse a mermaid sufficiently, she will transform for him--growing legs in place of her tail. Kyros is convinced that the legend is true and determined to make Nerina transform for him so that he can keep her as his own.

Positive Comments:

I'm fond of mermaids and other fantasy sea creatures. The use of them in this story is simple, but compelling. Thomas manages to describe a little bit about mermaid culture and way of life, and we get a small glimpse into how important those things are to our heroine. They also serve as a sharp contrast to the new life and way of thinking she encounters after she's captured.

I liked the idea of using arousal as a method for transformation. As far as erotic plot devices go, I thought this one was quite successful--it's unique and makes for beautiful imagery.

The author at least starts to explore the master/slave relationship and skims the surface behind the psychology of that on both sides. It certainly isn't a complete exploration, but it's as much as I can expect in such a short story.

Negative Comments:

This is definitely erotica--pretty, interesting erotica--but it isn't romantic. By this I mean, the connection between Nerina and Kyros never strays outside of owner/possession territory. Kyros is possessive of Nerina and happy to have her--as one might be with a really nice car. Nerina is dependent on Kyros to survive, and she happens to not hate his erotic attentions.
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