My apologies for my lack of blogging lately, but I'm here and excited to talk about Commander's Slave by Sue Lyndon.
Blurb: Only the fiercest alien warrior can tame her human heart…
After the destruction of the peace treaty between Earth and the invading Kall, First Daughter of the United States Betsy Carson is convicted for crimes she did not commit in an act of political revenge. Sentenced to a lifetime of slavery on the Kall homeworld, she expects the rest of her days to be a constant struggle for survival, and when she finds herself naked on the auction block, staring into the eyes of a disgusting Kall who’s made the opening bid, she prays for anything but the misery and despair of being his. Fortunately, he’s outbid by a gentle, older man, who brings her to his mountain home as a gift for his brother, a fierce Kall warrior who loathes humans and blames them for the deaths of his wife and sons in the war with Earth. Her hopes to be left alone by her new master are dashed when he orders her to sleep in his bed, and she soon discovers disobedience will earn her a firm, bare-bottom spanking from the strong warrior.
Commander Edek enjoys disciplining the spirited Betsy, who grows more eager to submit to his dominance and obey his demands. And he finds owning a petite human slave has other benefits as well. Her silken red hair, sparkling blue eyes, and soft curves entice him to forget the past, and her sweet presence calms the storm of grief raging in his heart. But his new world is shattered when he arrives home one day to find her missing, and Edek’s skills as a Kall warrior are put to the ultimate test…
I keep saying that I'm not a Sci-Fi fan but then I read Cara Bristol's Breeder (and loved it) and now Commander's Slave has got me all hot and bothered too. Look at me, expanding my horizons!
Thoughts for Discussion:
1. Though I don't have vast experience reading Sci-Fi (is this distopian? What does that mean?) it seems like in the future Earth is pretty weak and people are rather cruel. Do you really think this is what the future holds or is it just hard to get into a story about peace, love and harmony?
2. Betsy, the daughter of the president of the US, is sentenced to a life of slavery. What is it about the slavery fantasy/trope that is so appealing?
3. At the slave auction, Besty is bought by Lanzo as a gift for his younger brother. Lanzo is older, gentle, kind and wise. Commander Edek shares some of his older brother's characteristics, but he's also a fierce warrior (and a rather ardent lover). Seems like Betsy has the best of both worlds (though there is no romance with Lanzo). If you had to choose only one of the brothers, who would you choose?
4. Cara Bristol, in her review on Amazon, said that she thought this book had a bit of an age-play tone. What do you think?
5. Betsy is 26 and a virgin. Did that surprise you?
6. If Commander Edek had actually seen battle against the humand and taken human lives, would you have liked him less? Do you think this would have made his relationship with Betsy more difficult?
Any other thoughts on this book?
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