Prima

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A plague has devastated the world’s society and the government that’s left realizes the necessity of rebuilding the population. Contains harsh, non-consensual scenes of punishment.

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A plague has devastated the world’s society and the government that’s left realizes the necessity of rebuilding the population. The few women who survive are enslaved – sold and traded and bred. Owned by their male relatives, they are punished severely for any misdeed – real or perceived.
Prima is such a woman, bought and paid for by Joseph: a man who intends to get full use of her, in every conceivable way.

Prima is, technically, a post-nuclear (post-plague) genre story that contains extremely harsh, non-consensual scenes of BDSM, anal, and the occasional touch of ageplay. This is one of our "Dungeon" selections, which is given to a few of our most explicit and severe stories. It may not appeal to all readers.
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She was his. He stared
at the faded black and white picture that stared boldly back at him from the
computer screen. His woman.

Not by any word of his
own or hers, nor of any solemn declaration before a person of religious stature.
Legally, it was true, though. He had the email bill of sale, which stated
the obscene amount he had paid for her in fuel, batteries, and generators.
He owned her; short of death she was his to do with as he pleased . . . and
the State pleased that he should impregnate her.

Well, if that happened,
he thought, it happened, although he wasn’t sure he could sire a child,
and at her age he wasn’t sure she could conceive one, either.

It had been the ad that
had intrigued him while he was casually surfing what now passed for the World
Wide Web. In truth it had almost reverted to its origins as a method of communication
between small clusters of universities and governmental workers. Nowadays,
since the Cultural Retrofit – as he liked to call it with dark humor
– it was a connection between clusters of survivors around the world, spotty
at best and rife with talk of insurrection, revolution, and, of course, tons
of spam.

Like roaches, spam survived
anything.

What had caught his eye
was not that the solicitation was flashy; it almost consciously wasn’t.
He had been casually surfing in the eBay listings for a woman, not thinking
to find one he particularly wanted in this day and age. He thought they were
all too young, with chronoages of twelve and thirteen or even younger, staring
out at him with big, frightened eyes.

But this one was different.
The ad was wistfully sad and disillusioned. The author was obviously reluctant
to give up his treasure, only – unlike the rest of the world currently
– it was abundantly clear that he did not look on this female as merely
a commodity to be sold for great financial reward.

The man shook his head.
Women were at a premium now, and fairly scarce. As had happened so many times
in history after a devastating plague, society had returned to its patriarchal
roots and women were relegated to lives as virtual slaves. Although this time
it was worse than slavery. No “freed slave” status existed for
a female in this new world. They were valued for their ability to produce
children, and were expected to do so from an appallingly early age for whatever
man – or in some cases, men – their father/uncle/brother sold them to.
Females no longer had any rights – Joseph was old enough in chronoyears
to remember the Before Time, the time of the SuperMom and the SoccerMom, when
women were women and men ran scared.

Well, the Plague had put
an end to that. The ERA was long, long dead, he chuckled to himself. The pendulum
had swung back with a vengeance, and women were in a worse situation now than
they probably ever had been in the past – true and utter slaves with
only one law that protected them: anyone whose actions resulted in the death
of a woman of childbearing age – even by accident – would be killed.
Killing a pregnant woman meant a slow, public death by torture.

No, the seller in this
ad was obviously what had once been known as a doting father, who probably
found himself in dire need of money to fund a Patch habit, or who owed bad
debts incurred in the Circus Caesarea, betting dearly gotten meager wages
on when – if – a pregnant slave would miscarry, miscarriages being
so much more common in this day and age than live births.

Beyond the sheer magnitude
of the price, a lot of bidders were probably put off by several questions
they were required to answer in order to be considered, regardless of the
size of their bid. Questioning a man’s qualifications to own a woman
was unheard of; the only requirements were that he has the goods to back his
bid if he won. But Joseph answered the queries truthfully – they were,
as he’d expected, inquiries about his philosophies regarding the treatment
of women as well as about his financial stability, and whether or not he owned
a home or a vehicle.

Still, there was something
about her that tugged at his heart, which he ruthlessly suppressed. In some
ways, he had always subscribed to the current philosophy that a woman was
to be treated much as a child – kindly, and with care for her worth
– but strictly. The days of children being put in “time outs”
or being restricted to a room full of toys were officially over, and Joseph
heartily concurred with that. Nowadays, a wide range of spanking and punishment
implements were available in nearly any retail establishment, even the corner
store, and no man ever hesitated to physically correct either his child or
his woman, regardless of where they were. As women were never given any money,
no woman would ever technically own an implement and they were not even allowed
to discipline the children within their care. Joseph smiled wryly. It was
much more likely that the well-made and readily available straps, tawses,
canes, hairbrushes, and paddles owned the woman, making her dance to their
terrible, stinging tunes at the slightest inclination of her owner.

His woman, though, would
be well-cared for, even coddled to a certain extent, especially in comparison
to many of her sisters in slavery. Although his house was extremely isolated
up in the hills, he was a wealthy man for these times, and owned a field of
generators that had become a premium in the After Time, which he rented out
as one part of many lucrative pies he had his big, thick fingers in. His house
was considered humongous – three bedrooms and he was the only occupant.
That was practically unheard of nowadays, but he had electricity to burn,
and he did. He owned one of the few automobiles that were still functional,
due mainly to his incessant puttering. Gas was free for the taking to those
who were willing to siphon it from the underground storage tanks of old gas
stations – fewer people used it any longer – generally those who
did would be considered rich now. They were unwilling to get themselves dirty
retrieving it, so he had become all too willing to support their habit with
a little elbow grease, and charge them exorbitantly for the honor. Funny,
though, he still carried his old Texaco and Exxon credit cards in his wallet
as reminders of the old days.

He would see to his woman’s
every physical need – and would scrupulously attend to some needs she
likely didn’t know she had. The ad had made a bold claim – that
she was twenty-nine years old, uncut, and a State Certified virgin –
license number available upon request. The first two statements may well have
driven off a lot of potential bidders, but the last may have made some of
them reconsider. A twenty-nine year old virgin. Unheard of, even in the Before
Time! As to her uncut status, the State now practiced female circumcision
at birth as readily as it had male circumcision in the nineteen-fifties. It
was only the older women who could enjoy sex nowadays, and the woman’s
age had probably worked for her in that she had not been cut since. It would
be unwise for even the state to risk the possibility of killing a woman of
childbearing age.

Joseph’s chronoage
was thirty-eight, although he was well beyond that now. He didn’t need
or want a mindless, tittering twelve-year-old passing for a woman in his house
or his bed. The ad had raised the hairs on the back of his neck when he’d
read it, and he had frankly questioned its validity. It sounded a little too
damned good to be true. So he called in a couple of favors from people he
knew who were not as law abiding as he was, and found out the whole story:
the seller was an old man; it was his oldest daughter that he had to sell.
He’d been right that the man had not wanted to part with the girl; she’d
been his caretaker for many years. But he was reaching his End Time, and wanted
to see her safely placed. This was the only way he’d known how to do
it.

And Joseph’s bid
had won – it should have, considering how large it was. He shook his
head thoughtfully and hoped she proved worth it. If she was anything less
than what the ad said, however, he would be well within his rights to bring
charges against the old man that would likely result in his meeting his maker
even earlier than he’d planned.

He’d know in a few
hours. Female Express was bringing her to him. He’d paid extra to have
her sent that way, and handled as “Fragile” as opposed to merely
stuffed into a cattle-car with fifty or so other women, driven into what passed
for a town and left, where she could easily be stolen. FemExpress would deliver
her to his doorstep, and he would be able to see whether or not they had treated
her as he’d requested before he signed for her, before the delivery
man unlocked their special neon orange travel bracelets from her wrists.

A loud knock interrupted
his reverie. When he opened the front door, the first thing he noticed was
that the picture on the Internet had not done her justice. She was lovely.
Not one to miss anything, he also took in the angry blue bruises beneath the
tight cuffs, and the way the label “Fragile” had been plastered
all over her faded blue cotton shift, so that there was barely any material
showing through the warnings. Betraying her training, her eyes met his for
a fleeting second before she looked down as she was required to. But in that
tiny second he had read her thoughts and feelings with amazing accuracy: fear
and uncertainty, stubbornness and bravery all at the same time.

As a man, even during
the sickness and resolution and rebuilding, he had always been in control
of his fate, his life. No one, not even his best boss in the Before Time,
had really ever been able to tell him what to do. There were too many other
opportunities, and when none had readily presented themselves he had made
his own. How horrible it must be to have known such freedom as she had had,
only to have it cruelly yanked away from her. Whatever – whoever she
had been – nun, prostitute, CEO, or stay-at-home mom, she had become
the property of either her husband, her father, or her nearest male relative
within a matter of months after the devastation of the Plague. And he could
do with her as he saw fit – short of killing her. There was precious
little in her life that was actually within her control, and this situation
was entirely out of it.

The armed guard asked
him the required question: “Do you assume responsibility for this woman
and any children you might breed on her?”

When he stated clearly,
“I do,” the young man reclaimed the bracelets with absolutely
no care for her at all, winked at Joseph, and patted the woman familiarly
on her bottom before turning to leave. Anger burned through him so quickly
that he didn’t think but merely reacted, pulling the girl behind him
and into his house in almost the same movement as he flattened the cocky asshole
with one vicious punch.

Joseph was no lightweight.
He had been trained to fight in a short stint in the military, and had found
he had a knack for it despite his considerable size. When he’d boxed,
it was as a heavyweight; there was no mistaking the bulk of those muscles,
and a smart man would take it as a silent warning that they were visible even
under the rough cloth of his shirt.

But no one had ever accused
Female Express of hiring geniuses.

The embarrassed young
man decided against striking back at the big behemoth, instead scrambling
back to his truck and peeling out on the rough dirt driveway.

She forgot herself again
and met his eyes with her big round ones, remembering a second later that
she wasn’t allowed to do that, lowering them modestly to the ground.
Joseph did not bother correcting her for something he considered at this stage
to be a normal impulse, and moved into the living room, closing the door behind
them. He noticed that she had her hands clasped behind her, rubbing her wrists
absently.

Suddenly uncomfortable,
Joseph ordered gruffly, “Follow me.” It was probably an unnecessary
statement, as a woman was required by law to walk several paces behind the
man that owned her, but he didn’t want to get to the kitchen and find
she was still standing by the door with that sad, lost look. She complied
obediently, watching his every move as he dug around in the old chest freezer
and came up with a couple of big bags of frozen vegetables – one corn, one
peas. He could see her curiosity was piqued, but she held her tongue.

Joseph pulled a chair
out from the eat-in kitchen table, commanding, “Sit.”

Again, she did exactly
as she was told without a moment’s hesitation. Her hands lay in her
lap until he reached for them, the gentleness of his touch belying his size.
She’d seen him deck that man with one well-aimed punch, but he was handling
her like she was fine china, arranging her arms in front of her on the table
then draping cold bags of veggies over each wrist. She started at the cold
and would have pulled her hands away, but his sharp command to be still made
her reconsider.

She was biting her lip
and looking frightened again when there was no need, so he began to talk to
her as if he was talking to one of the animals he used to train when he was
in the K-9 Corp of the Air Force. “Give it a few minutes on each side.
It’ll help reduce the swelling.” That was why the cuffs were so
tight. Joseph grimaced at the raw red and blue scrapes on her delicate flesh.
She was so white he could see the tiny veins beneath her skin. If he’d
had that deliveryman in front of him after he’d had a chance to examine
the evidence of her mistreatment more closely, the asshole wouldn’t
have gotten away so easily.

No one touched or damaged
his property. Ever.

He almost couldn’t
believe she was here; his eyes trying to look everywhere on her at once, her
eyes trying to look anywhere but at him. Suddenly, he asked, “What’s
your name?”

“Prima, Sir,”
she answered quietly. Her voice was soft and strong. He had forgotten how
pleasant a woman’s voice was.

The usual name for a first
daughter. Joseph sat back and considered this, watching her closely. “What
is your real name?” his voice was low and soft as he asked the illegal
question, though he hardly had fear of legal reprisals within his own fortress.

When she bit her lip he
knew what thought was running through her head from the re-education training
she had undoubtedly received: you are nothing but what we men make you. Your
name is what we say it is. To answer with anything else is to be punished,
immediately and severely.

“Prima, you don’t
know me, but I am a man of my word, and I am telling you that you will not
be punished for answering me truthfully.”

That lip was going to
need ice shortly, too, if she didn’t stop gnawing on it. “Sir
– “

Joseph shifted lazily
in his chair, never taking his eyes off her. “I will not punish you
for answering me, Prima, but I will punish you for not answering me.”
A second passed, and then another. “I will not wait forever.”
It was not delivered as a threat, merely a statement of fact. If she did not
obey him, he would punish her. Action and consequence. Relentless consistency.
Even in the Before Time, Joseph had found women who appreciated his philosophy.

“M -my name was
Katherine. Katherine Marie Cassidy, Sir.” It had been so long since
she’d mouthed her own name it truly sounded like someone else’s.

A small smile played about
his lips. “Very good, my girl. Next time, though, I will not be as patient.”
Joseph rose and began walking down the hall towards his bedroom. “Come.”

Prima almost had to run
to catch up with his long strides, but remained a respectful distance behind
him until he walked into his bedroom and motioned her inside. He could tell
by the fearful expression on her face that she thought he was going to expect
her to service him now, only a few minutes after they’d met, as would
be his right as her owner. But he was not about to set the precedent of explaining
himself to her. He would demand her obedience to his commands, regardless
of whether she understood his intent.

She came forward and he
pushed the door closed but not latched behind her, then said casually as he
ducked into his bathroom, “Strip.”

Alert to her expressions
and sounds like he’d never been to any other woman, Joseph heard her
sharply indrawn breath as he grabbed what he needed and returned to her. He
wondered if she would comply or rebel.

He was pleased that she
had done as he’d asked, and his breath was literally taken away by her
pale golden beauty. Although the rest of current culture might lean towards
taking a girl to bed, Joseph much preferred a woman, a woman like Prima, who
was softly rounded in all the right places, almost overly full breasts with
largish, taut pink nipples and . . . a hair covered mound.

Joseph frowned. That was
highly illegal, and would have to go, although he would require that she keep
herself hairless because of his own preferences, not the State’s. “Turn
around.” When she blushed, her whole body suffused with a light pink
glow – probably close to that of what she would be like if she were
to be bred – but she did as she was told and would have turned all the
way back around but he commanded her to stop when she had her bottom to him,
making her blush all that more acutely.

A woman’s bottom
was truly a thing of beauty, Joseph thought, and Prima’s was as overly
generous as her beautiful breasts. It fairly begged for the kiss of the strap
or cane, or anything else he could – and would – use on it, including
his own two lips.

The rampaging spike in
his pants nearly exploded as he stood and stared at her wonderful perfection,
imagining all the ways he was going to punish that lovely bottom. Why, he
could almost hear her cries now of how she’d be better behaved, pleas
for him to stop that would go entirely unheeded, screams and sobs that would
be music to his ears.

“You’re very
lovely,” he complimented. Joseph put a box next to him as he sat on
the far side of the bed and patted his leg. “Lay over my lap.”

Prima had never felt more
vulnerable and exposed in her life. The man who owned her was fully clothed,
she was in his house totally naked and subject to anything he would do to
her with absolutely no recourse. There was nothing she could do but obey him,
so she did, draping herself over the trunks of his thighs, feeling the rough
denim and scratchy wool of his clothing prickling her sensitive skin. A broad
palm rested on her vulnerable cheeks, but he did not hit her as she expected,
although she tensed when the hand was removed. Instead she heard something
being unwrapped, and then he was positioning her far leg out and away from
its twin, deliberately exposing her most private, secret area.

Experimentally, Prima
tried to close her legs against his grip, but only received two viciously
hard smacks to each of her wobbling bottom cheeks for her troubles. “No,”
Joseph said sharply.

Her head was practically
touching the floor, and she had to grab his leg, upside down, after he spanked
her to keep her balance. Her small voice drifted up to him. “I’m
sorry, Sir.”

Soothingly, Joseph crooned
rubbing her bottom gently, “That’s okay, my girl. You’ll
learn quickly enough. I want you to relax now while I give you some pain medicine
to help your wrists feel better, then I’m going to put you down for
a nap. You must be exhausted after your trip.”

Medicine? Prima wondered.
The only kind of medicine she’d ever had applied in the area he was
now examining was an enema – which was a most unpleasant experience
despite the fact that it usually stirred uncomfortably embarrassing feelings
in her that she had absolutely no interest in exploring.

Before she knew it, he
was pressing a large something against the entrance to her bottom hole, while
issuing a firm command to be still, which she only partially succeeded in
obeying. The intruder was soft and slippery, expanding her rosette uncomfortably
as he administered it, watching it pop inside her while practically salivating
all over her. Prima jerked suddenly when his middle finger, coated with something
slippery, followed the suppository’s path, boldly pressing inside her
to adjust the position of the little bullet so that it was lodged deeply in
her bowels.

“Shh-shh-shh,”
he soothed, moving his finger around as he rubbed the small of her back, ke

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110 reviews for Prima

  1. Penny

    First of all the warning is not kidding, this is definitely a harsh story, so heed that notice. BUT it\\\’s also a compelling story with fantastic characters. Carolyn Faulkner has done a stellar job of allowing us to fall in love with both Prima and Joseph even amidst the harsh reality in which they live. Readers can cheer for both of these characters as they come together for a beautiful ending. The characters are what make this story shine. Excellent job bringing these two to life for the reader!

  2. Penny

    First of all the warning is not kidding, this is definitely a harsh story, so heed that notice. BUT it’s also a compelling story with fantastic characters. Carolyn Faulkner has done a stellar job of allowing us to fall in love with both Prima and Joseph even amidst the harsh reality in which they live. Readers can cheer for both of these characters as they come together for a beautiful ending. The characters are what make this story shine. Excellent job bringing these two to life for the reader!

  3. muse44 (verified owner)

    Honestly Carolyn Faulkner is my favorite author on this site. Her writing varies from book to book from sweet and tame to intense and harsh. This one is intense and harsh (the way I like it). No one can write discipline scenes like she can. It\\\’s not everyone\\\’s cup of tea but if you feel like some of the stories on here are a little too light and are missing the mark try Carolyn Faulkner. This one is the companion to Prima. I feel Prima was better, but this is still a great book and worth the buy.

  4. muse44 (verified owner)

    Honestly Carolyn Faulkner is my favorite author on this site. Her writing varies from book to book from sweet and tame to intense and harsh. This one is intense and harsh (the way I like it). No one can write discipline scenes like she can. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but if you feel like some of the stories on here are a little too light and are missing the mark try Carolyn Faulkner. This one is the companion to Prima. I feel Prima was better, but this is still a great book and worth the buy.

  5. Jamie T. (verified owner)

    Yes the story is a bit harsh but still sooo hot! If I was living in that world I wouldn\\\’t mind being Prima

  6. Jamie T. (verified owner)

    Yes the story is a bit harsh but still sooo hot! If I was living in that world I wouldn’t mind being Prima

  7. mlb (verified owner)

    Tough story line, with an interesting setting. Punishments a little harsh for me. Very interesting future concept, definately a page turner.

  8. mlb (verified owner)

    Tough story line, with an interesting setting. Punishments a little harsh for me. Very interesting future concept, definately a page turner.

  9. Rae Rae

    This is not my usual read. It has more BDSM themes than I usually prefer. It is harsh and unyielding. However, it does have that warming relationship that I long for, which made it a 3/5 for me.

  10. Rae Rae

    This is not my usual read. It has more BDSM themes than I usually prefer. It is harsh and unyielding. However, it does have that warming relationship that I long for, which made it a 3/5 for me.

  11. Merna (verified owner)

    I was intrigued by the sample chapter, and decided to try it after reading the positive reviews. I am glad I purchased the book, and I liked the story a lot, but everyone is right, it is very harsh. Winced a bit while reading.

  12. Merna (verified owner)

    I was intrigued by the sample chapter, and decided to try it after reading the positive reviews. I am glad I purchased the book, and I liked the story a lot, but everyone is right, it is very harsh. Winced a bit while reading.

  13. SH (verified owner)

    Wow, what a story!! I got pulled in right from the beginning and could not put it down. The plot is fantastic and it was nice to see a relationship form between Joseph and Prima.

  14. SH (verified owner)

    Wow, what a story!! I got pulled in right from the beginning and could not put it down. The plot is fantastic and it was nice to see a relationship form between Joseph and Prima.

  15. onyx lilly

    As the other reviewers have stated, this is one of her harsher stories. But it was really good. The hero was hard, but you could tell he was starting to fall for Prima. I liked how he took care of that slimy guy at the card party. But be warned, it\\\’s not for the faint at heart.

  16. onyx lilly

    As the other reviewers have stated, this is one of her harsher stories. But it was really good. The hero was hard, but you could tell he was starting to fall for Prima. I liked how he took care of that slimy guy at the card party. But be warned, it’s not for the faint at heart.

  17. TLC (verified owner)

    I\\\’ve read this many times!

  18. TLC (verified owner)

    I’ve read this many times!

  19. Marie-Anne (verified owner)

    One of the best Carolyn Faulkner books. Prima is a woman in a world where it\\\’s a synonym for slavery. Agains\\\’t her very own will, she craves the punishment that her devious owner is very happy to provide them with wathever implement seems to fit..

  20. Marie-Anne (verified owner)

    One of the best Carolyn Faulkner books. Prima is a woman in a world where it’s a synonym for slavery. Agains’t her very own will, she craves the punishment that her devious owner is very happy to provide them with wathever implement seems to fit..

  21. Alicia

    I am a huge fan of Carolyn Faulkner\\\’s novels and this one is one of her best. Definitly not your run of the mill romance since there is not much if any romance in this one. The spankings and punishments are quite severe and the world CF has created is not kind to woman at all. If you are not easily offended this a great book dealing with noncon and very harsh punishments.

  22. Alicia

    I am a huge fan of Carolyn Faulkner’s novels and this one is one of her best. Definitly not your run of the mill romance since there is not much if any romance in this one. The spankings and punishments are quite severe and the world CF has created is not kind to woman at all. If you are not easily offended this a great book dealing with noncon and very harsh punishments.

  23. Bobbi (verified owner)

    This book contained extremely harsh discipline, age play, and strong characters. I enjoyed some of the discipline, but would have liked it better if it wasn\\\’t so drastic. If you enjoy reading about age play and harsh disciplinary action, you will enjoy this book.

  24. Bobbi (verified owner)

    This book contained extremely harsh discipline, age play, and strong characters. I enjoyed some of the discipline, but would have liked it better if it wasn’t so drastic. If you enjoy reading about age play and harsh disciplinary action, you will enjoy this book.

  25. Cassie

    Yikes. Had a few guilty pleasure moments (especially in the beginnning), but overall, past the line for me. Just too harsh. And beyond my own personal preferences, the logical context of the story bothered me a bit – I’m all for post-apocolyptic, and it makes sense for women’s legal rights to have been eroded, but this took it a bit too far. I find it unbelievable that EVERY man would treat women as chattel and like to drag them around and beat them at the least provocation. Much more logical to have some variety – as in, some portion of the population would probably react more in the other medieval sense, like chivalry – protect women if not treat them as equals. And even if you assume that everybody’s behind the whole slavery thing, you still wouldn’t have a monolithic response (some people do treat slaves well, or at least don’t get off on whipping them). Final peeve – the ‘hero’ (and I use that term VERY loosely) keeps thinking he doesn’t approve of hurting women (?!?) – what does he think the word ‘hurt’ means? Anyway, I probably could have gotten past a lot of this if there had been any love, but that was pretty lacking.

  26. Cassie

    Yikes. Had a few guilty pleasure moments (especially in the beginnning), but overall, past the line for me. Just too harsh. And beyond my own personal preferences, the logical context of the story bothered me a bit – I??m all for post-apocolyptic, and it makes sense for women??s legal rights to have been eroded, but this took it a bit too far. I find it unbelievable that EVERY man would treat women as chattel and like to drag them around and beat them at the least provocation. Much more logical to have some variety – as in, some portion of the population would probably react more in the other medieval sense, like chivalry – protect women if not treat them as equals. And even if you assume that everybody??s behind the whole slavery thing, you still wouldn??t have a monolithic response (some people do treat slaves well, or at least don??t get off on whipping them). Final peeve – the ???hero?? (and I use that term VERY loosely) keeps thinking he doesn??t approve of hurting women (?!?) – what does he think the word ???hurt?? means? Anyway, I probably could have gotten past a lot of this if there had been any love, but that was pretty lacking.

  27. Anni

    Loved this!!! Very interesting storyline, I was hooked from the first paragraph. It IS a pretty harsh story with severe punishments but its their reality in this fantasy future

  28. Anni

    Loved this!!! Very interesting storyline, I was hooked from the first paragraph. It IS a pretty harsh story with severe punishments but its their reality in this fantasy future

  29. Sarah (verified owner)

    OMG….. this book was full of extreme and severe punishments. This is not a loving romance. Joseph loves to make Prima moan, cry, and scream in pain and sometimes pleasure. Joesph sometimes treats Prima as a small child putting her down for naps and with a pacifier in her mouth. It was a well written story just a bit too much to read at times.

  30. Sarah (verified owner)

    OMG….. this book was full of extreme and severe punishments. This is not a loving romance. Joseph loves to make Prima moan, cry, and scream in pain and sometimes pleasure. Joesph sometimes treats Prima as a small child putting her down for naps and with a pacifier in her mouth. It was a well written story just a bit too much to read at times.

  31. Marion (verified owner)

    This is a great book, although it is very hard-core. The story is riveting and the old-fashioned main character is perfect for the future. Enjoyed the description of why we are where we are in this story, not too long or overdone. Overall, I found the book a great read.

  32. Marion (verified owner)

    This is a great book, although it is very hard-core. The story is riveting and the old-fashioned main character is perfect for the future. Enjoyed the description of why we are where we are in this story, not too long or overdone. Overall, I found the book a great read.

  33. Evelyn

    This story is definitly not for the faint of heart as it is a very harsh story with lots of non consent in it. That having been said it is a great story with an interwsting plot about what could happen if a plaugue wiped out most of the female population and all the modern conveniences we enjoy today. This is definilty not a romance per say even though toward the end the characters do have softer feelings toward each other.

  34. Evelyn

    This story is definitly not for the faint of heart as it is a very harsh story with lots of non consent in it. That having been said it is a great story with an interwsting plot about what could happen if a plaugue wiped out most of the female population and all the modern conveniences we enjoy today. This is definilty not a romance per say even though toward the end the characters do have softer feelings toward each other.

  35. Margaret (verified owner)

    Well written story. Both sides aware. You find you feel for both. Thenk you for writing it.

  36. Margaret (verified owner)

    Well written story. Both sides aware. You find you feel for both. Thenk you for writing it.

  37. Sassy

    This was a VERY harsh story. There is little emotional connection between characters. It is unlike CF other novels of this nature which have that emotional connection and love if you will that help soften the story. It was too much for me which is why it is rated 1 out of 5 stars. However, the story is well written otherwise and may very well be something that someone who loves very very harsh novels would enjoy. I did love her other book of this nature…Tria.

  38. Sassy

    This was a VERY harsh story. There is little emotional connection between characters. It is unlike CF other novels of this nature which have that emotional connection and love if you will that help soften the story. It was too much for me which is why it is rated 1 out of 5 stars. However, the story is well written otherwise and may very well be something that someone who loves very very harsh novels would enjoy. I did love her other book of this nature…Tria.

  39. Ebony Clark

    Prima is one of my favorite CF books. I loved how she showed how a woman had to transition from our modern era to an era in which a woman have no control whatsoever. I give it five stars because I do believe it made more sense for a woman to act like the this type of situation. rather then acting as if she is in love with her abuser.

  40. Ebony Clark

    Prima is one of my favorite CF books. I loved how she showed how a woman had to transition from our modern era to an era in which a woman have no control whatsoever. I give it five stars because I do believe it made more sense for a woman to act like the this type of situation. rather then acting as if she is in love with her abuser.

  41. Alison (verified owner)

    You\\\’d think with a shortage of females that they would be cosseted and protected, not treated as less than nothing. Powerful story, well written.

  42. Alison (verified owner)

    You’d think with a shortage of females that they would be cosseted and protected, not treated as less than nothing. Powerful story, well written.

  43. Pamela (verified owner)

    Wow!!! This was a book that would not let go of me. I fell into it, and couldn\\\’t pull myself out. It was harsh, but enthralling all the same. Carolyn Faulkner is an amazing writer. I love her work.

  44. Pamela (verified owner)

    Wow!!! This was a book that would not let go of me. I fell into it, and couldn’t pull myself out. It was harsh, but enthralling all the same. Carolyn Faulkner is an amazing writer. I love her work.

  45. TG (verified owner)

    I agree with Cassie as far as a few guilty pleasure moments, yikes. It\\\’s mind boggling how something so horrific could be tantalizing in any way. Yet humanity is apparently quite capable of all of this, if not physically, albeit in the mind. I kept hoping that Joseph would soften at some point but he never really did. I can\\\’t imagine anyone ever inflicting that degree of pain on a person and any person liking it. Although it messed with my psyche to the enth degree, I daresay Ms. Faulkner deserves a 5 rating for making me hate it so much, yet read it to the end…

  46. TG (verified owner)

    I agree with Cassie as far as a few guilty pleasure moments, yikes. It’s mind boggling how something so horrific could be tantalizing in any way. Yet humanity is apparently quite capable of all of this, if not physically, albeit in the mind. I kept hoping that Joseph would soften at some point but he never really did. I can’t imagine anyone ever inflicting that degree of pain on a person and any person liking it. Although it messed with my psyche to the enth degree, I daresay Ms. Faulkner deserves a 5 rating for making me hate it so much, yet read it to the end…

  47. JC (verified owner)

    This is a very well written book. It has very harsh punishments. I think that Joseph lives Prima in his own way. But Prima has no choice about anything that happens to her, she is nothing more than a slave.

  48. JC (verified owner)

    This is a very well written book. It has very harsh punishments. I think that Joseph lives Prima in his own way. But Prima has no choice about anything that happens to her, she is nothing more than a slave.

  49. Schnoodlemom (verified owner)

    This book is one of those that has several scenes that you never forget, they just stick with you and cause you to shudder. I know I will reread but not for awhile.

  50. Schnoodlemom (verified owner)

    This book is one of those that has several scenes that you never forget, they just stick with you and cause you to shudder. I know I will reread but not for awhile.

  51. Lynne 2013 (verified owner)

    This story brings you to an entirely different world. It is believable and then not believable at the same time. The story is so extreme that is is hard to believe that the world could change so much. On the other hand, the author tells the story so well that the reader is sucked into the story and things that would never be normal, okay, or reasonable, suddenly become slightly more believable.Yes, I agree with other reviewers who said that this book has harsh discipline. Despite the fact there were some things that don\\\’t interest me, kink wise, I still give it five stars because the book had the ability to transport me to a new world and make me feel deeply for the characters.

  52. Lynne 2013 (verified owner)

    This story brings you to an entirely different world. It is believable and then not believable at the same time. The story is so extreme that is is hard to believe that the world could change so much. On the other hand, the author tells the story so well that the reader is sucked into the story and things that would never be normal, okay, or reasonable, suddenly become slightly more believable.Yes, I agree with other reviewers who said that this book has harsh discipline. Despite the fact there were some things that don’t interest me, kink wise, I still give it five stars because the book had the ability to transport me to a new world and make me feel deeply for the characters.

  53. TINA (verified owner)

    I will read this again & again!

  54. TINA (verified owner)

    I will read this again & again!

  55. Rebecca (verified owner)

    Not my cup of tea.
    CF´s books are usually so good, but this one was just to out of my league. To many harsh punishments and I kinda missed the love and fun that I usually find in CF`s books.

  56. Rebecca (verified owner)

    Not my cup of tea.
    CF??s books are usually so good, but this one was just to out of my league. To many harsh punishments and I kinda missed the love and fun that I usually find in CF`s books.

  57. Rhea (verified owner)

    I did not care for this story. It was WAY too much, with very little storyline.

  58. Rhea (verified owner)

    I did not care for this story. It was WAY too much, with very little storyline.

  59. Kim (verified owner)

    This story was dark and intense, but I couldn\\\’t put it down. The characters were well done and the situations believable. I have already read it twice and will probably go back to it again.

  60. Kim (verified owner)

    This story was dark and intense, but I couldn’t put it down. The characters were well done and the situations believable. I have already read it twice and will probably go back to it again.

  61. DNF (verified owner)

    A great harsh story. This novel isn\\\’t my genre, but it\\\’s really an excellent job, very well-written.

  62. DNF (verified owner)

    A great harsh story. This novel isn’t my genre, but it’s really an excellent job, very well-written.

  63. Peggy (verified owner)

    This was really harsh, but I really enjoyed it. However, if you\\\’re not into really nasty punishments this one\\\’s not for you.

  64. Peggy (verified owner)

    This was really harsh, but I really enjoyed it. However, if you’re not into really nasty punishments this one’s not for you.

  65. Vicki (verified owner)

    If you like slave type stories than this is for you. The world has reverted to where women are considered property to the point that you can\\\’t state their birth name. Men own them and can treat them as cruelly or kindly as they like. It will be difficult to read if you do not like reading about slavery. However, this book is about Prima and her life with Joseph. It has spanking, sex and even love.

  66. Vicki (verified owner)

    If you like slave type stories than this is for you. The world has reverted to where women are considered property to the point that you can’t state their birth name. Men own them and can treat them as cruelly or kindly as they like. It will be difficult to read if you do not like reading about slavery. However, this book is about Prima and her life with Joseph. It has spanking, sex and even love.

  67. drb (verified owner)

    This futuristic story was pretty ok. A bit harsher than I normally like. It was written well though which made it more easier to read.

  68. drb (verified owner)

    This futuristic story was pretty ok. A bit harsher than I normally like. It was written well though which made it more easier to read.

  69. Susan (verified owner)

    Much as I disliked stories about women who had no choice in their futures…I really liked this story. Joseph is VERY strict, but truly cares for Prima (Katherine). He could have be a total bastard, but he\\\’s a caring owner/Master. I loved the ending.

  70. Susan (verified owner)

    Much as I disliked stories about women who had no choice in their futures…I really liked this story. Joseph is VERY strict, but truly cares for Prima (Katherine). He could have be a total bastard, but he’s a caring owner/Master. I loved the ending.

  71. Kendra Trafton

    The warning in this story is right on, this story is very harsh with non consent and lots of even harsher punishments. But even with these parts this book makes you think and sucks you in and makes you want to keep. The characters are great and you really come to like them even when Joseph is at his harshest. Very good story for anyone who who likes these things in a story.

  72. Kendra Trafton

    The warning in this story is right on, this story is very harsh with non consent and lots of even harsher punishments. But even with these parts this book makes you think and sucks you in and makes you want to keep. The characters are great and you really come to like them even when Joseph is at his harshest. Very good story for anyone who who likes these things in a story.

  73. anon (verified owner)

    Listen to the disclaimer because it\\\’s for real. This is a hard to accept story but Faulkner had a way of making it palatable. When you see Joseph in the midst of his world, you understand the caring Joseph you find in his home. The outside world is so cold and unfeeling, even cruel, and Joseph fits in well here. Yet, at home, Joseph\\\’s strong sense of self allows him to disregard the laws and mores of the world to love Katherine as his other half. Joseph never wavers in his behaviors and beliefs and this helps Katherine grow. She might not like what she discovers she is, but it works for them. Again, it\\\’s a harsh read, but worth it if you can accept it.

  74. anon (verified owner)

    Listen to the disclaimer because it’s for real. This is a hard to accept story but Faulkner had a way of making it palatable. When you see Joseph in the midst of his world, you understand the caring Joseph you find in his home. The outside world is so cold and unfeeling, even cruel, and Joseph fits in well here. Yet, at home, Joseph’s strong sense of self allows him to disregard the laws and mores of the world to love Katherine as his other half. Joseph never wavers in his behaviors and beliefs and this helps Katherine grow. She might not like what she discovers she is, but it works for them. Again, it’s a harsh read, but worth it if you can accept it.

  75. Laurel (verified owner)

    I love Carolyn Faulkner books. This one is more severe. Great character development.

  76. Laurel (verified owner)

    I love Carolyn Faulkner books. This one is more severe. Great character development.

  77. Ella A (verified owner)

    I have mixed feelings about this one. I\\\’m not opposed to harsh stories; in fact, some of the stories I\\\’ve enjoyed the most on this site have been on the harsher side. There\\\’s a line, however, where I think it becomes hard to suspend your disbelief. Prima is subjected to punishments that are over-the-top even by the standards of fantasy erotica. I also find it hard to reconcile my thoughts on Joseph with what I feel I\\\’m supposed to think about him. The authorial voice tells us he\\\’s a good man who treats Prima well (relatively speaking), but what I see as a reader is a man who vacillates between tenderness and sadism almost at random. Despite these complaints, I did get some enjoyment out of this book. The style was engaging, and I thought the premise was intriguing. I just wish the plot and characterization were a little more consistent.

  78. Ella A (verified owner)

    I have mixed feelings about this one. I’m not opposed to harsh stories; in fact, some of the stories I’ve enjoyed the most on this site have been on the harsher side. There’s a line, however, where I think it becomes hard to suspend your disbelief. Prima is subjected to punishments that are over-the-top even by the standards of fantasy erotica. I also find it hard to reconcile my thoughts on Joseph with what I feel I’m supposed to think about him. The authorial voice tells us he’s a good man who treats Prima well (relatively speaking), but what I see as a reader is a man who vacillates between tenderness and sadism almost at random. Despite these complaints, I did get some enjoyment out of this book. The style was engaging, and I thought the premise was intriguing. I just wish the plot and characterization were a little more consistent.

  79. Ann (verified owner)

    I like the care that Prima\\\’s owner have for Prima, but find the senseless punishments confounding. Her gradual acceptance of him in spite of his treatment of her is perhaps understanding in view of the context, but this book is ill-advised for anyone who is a strong feminist. An interesting sci fi read 🙂

  80. Ann (verified owner)

    I like the care that Prima’s owner have for Prima, but find the senseless punishments confounding. Her gradual acceptance of him in spite of his treatment of her is perhaps understanding in view of the context, but this book is ill-advised for anyone who is a strong feminist. An interesting sci fi read 🙂

  81. JJ

    I really enjoyed this book- I found the descriptions of the way the world had changed to be detailed, realistic and fascinating. I was intrigued by Joseph\\\’s character, and how the various aspects of his personality at times felt disconnected, as if one man could not be all the things that he was. But in the end I felt as though I had a cohesive picture, and appreciated his character. The discipline is extremely harsh, and completely unwarranted at times, so if that\\\’s not your thing then this probably isn\\\’t for you. It worked for me, and I enjoyed seeing the kinder side of Joesph, and really felt as I understood Prima\\\’s struggle with her own feelings. Thank you Carolyn for this brilliant story.

  82. JJ

    I really enjoyed this book- I found the descriptions of the way the world had changed to be detailed, realistic and fascinating. I was intrigued by Joseph’s character, and how the various aspects of his personality at times felt disconnected, as if one man could not be all the things that he was. But in the end I felt as though I had a cohesive picture, and appreciated his character. The discipline is extremely harsh, and completely unwarranted at times, so if that’s not your thing then this probably isn’t for you. It worked for me, and I enjoyed seeing the kinder side of Joesph, and really felt as I understood Prima’s struggle with her own feelings. Thank you Carolyn for this brilliant story.

  83. Glenda (verified owner)

    Has it all. Spanking, breast punishnent, anal punishment, enema play, medical play, bdsm. Perfect.

  84. Glenda (verified owner)

    Has it all. Spanking, breast punishnent, anal punishment, enema play, medical play, bdsm. Perfect.

  85. Becca (verified owner)

    I\’ve had this book for quite some time now, but was a wee bit nervous about reading it – with reason. Prima wasn\’t easy reading, and I was rather uncomfortable with just how compelling I found the story – it was very hard to put down.

    The set up was fascinating, although it was also rather cliched. The world is the one we live in now, but takes place after a plague that decimated the population, women in particular. I thought the references to common things, such as Ebay, were clever and brought me into the story even more. It\’s interesting that in these \”women are rare\” type stories, women have either become precious and treated as such or they\’ve been reduced to slavery which was the case here. Women have been stripped of all legal rights including the right to a name. They are now property and the only thing men can\’t do is kill one.

    The fact that all the characters in this story had memories of the time before the plague (The Before Time) led me to conclude it had only been around 20 years since then. I had a hard time believing that all the men in the world today would so eagerly adopt such a draconian attitude towards women. It\’s causing me a bit of paranoia when looking at the men in my life. 😉

    Prima is a not so young woman of child bearing years who has been coddled by her father up until the time he sells her to Joseph. For much of the story it\’s very hard to imagine a loving father doing such a thing, but that\’s the basis for the story. What is the best you could expect in a world gone topsy-turvy, where all the rights you had are stripped with no hope of getting them back. It\’s a very uncomfortable thing to imagine, but it made for fascinating reading.

    Joseph is a terrifying character to me. I agree with Prima when she thinks it would be easier if he would stop treating her kindly in between the times he punishes her without mercy. His outward inconsistencies simply illustrate the complete lack of control Prima has over her own life, and it\’s chilling. The end is both satisfactory and frustrating – the sign of a well written book I think. Prima is a very well written book indeed.

  86. Becca (verified owner)

    “I’ve had this book for quite some time now, but was a wee bit nervous about reading it – with reason. Prima wasn’t easy reading, and I was rather uncomfortable with just how compelling I found the story – it was very hard to put down.

    The set up was fascinating, although it was also rather cliched. The world is the one we live in now, but takes place after a plague that decimated the population, women in particular. I thought the references to common things, such as Ebay, were clever and brought me into the story even more. It’s interesting that in these “”women are rare”” type stories, women have either become precious and treated as such or they’ve been reduced to slavery which was the case here. Women have been stripped of all legal rights including the right to a name. They are now property and the only thing men can’t do is kill one.

    The fact that all the characters in this story had memories of the time before the plague (The Before Time) led me to conclude it had only been around 20 years since then. I had a hard time believing that all the men in the world today would so eagerly adopt such a draconian attitude towards women. It’s causing me a bit of paranoia when looking at the men in my life. 😉

    Prima is a not so young woman of child bearing years who has been coddled by her father up until the time he sells her to Joseph. For much of the story it’s very hard to imagine a loving father doing such a thing, but that’s the basis for the story. What is the best you could expect in a world gone topsy-turvy, where all the rights you had are stripped with no hope of getting them back. It’s a very uncomfortable thing to imagine, but it made for fascinating reading.

    Joseph is a terrifying character to me. I agree with Prima when she thinks it would be easier if he would stop treating her kindly in between the times he punishes her without mercy. His outward inconsistencies simply illustrate the complete lack of control Prima has over her own life, and it’s chilling. The end is both satisfactory and frustrating – the sign of a well written book I think. Prima is a very well written book indeed. “

  87. Juli Rose (verified owner)

    I\’m giving this rating not because I loved this book, but because the writing was soooo well done. The premise of the book was super–I got sucked into Prima and Joseph\’s lives from the first couple of pages. The discipline, though, was just too much for me. I like a good spanking scene, but just out-and-out cruelly beating someone against their will is really difficult for me. It is a testament to Carolyn Faulkner\’s writing that I read the entire book, and I am actually glad that I did. If you haven\’t yet dove into the deep end of the Punishment Pond, know that this book is not for you. Yet.

  88. Juli Rose (verified owner)

    I’m giving this rating not because I loved this book, but because the writing was soooo well done. The premise of the book was super–I got sucked into Prima and Joseph’s lives from the first couple of pages. The discipline, though, was just too much for me. I like a good spanking scene, but just out-and-out cruelly beating someone against their will is really difficult for me. It is a testament to Carolyn Faulkner’s writing that I read the entire book, and I am actually glad that I did. If you haven’t yet dove into the deep end of the Punishment Pond, know that this book is not for you. Yet.

  89. laura (verified owner)

    Very good. Severe punishment and consent isnt a considered factor. Yet care and concern are blatant. I highly recommend

  90. laura (verified owner)

    Very good. Severe punishment and consent isnt a considered factor. Yet care and concern are blatant. I highly recommend

  91. Sondra (verified owner)

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  92. Sondra (verified owner)

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  93. Marybeth Renn

    This is a re-release of a favorite. There has been a great Plague and women are at a premium. Women have no rights and are slaves and treated as children. Prima (Katherine) has been sold to Joseph by her father. Even though Joseph cares for her, he has definite views of how to care for a woman. He also is a sadist.

    This is one of Carolyn Faulkner’s more severe books. Don\’t buy this book if you can\’t handle non-consensual. There are severe spankings, just because Joseph wants to and there is nowhere for her to object. I loved this book the first time and this new version is great. I give this 5 stars!

  94. Marybeth Renn

    This is a re-release of a favorite. There has been a great Plague and women are at a premium. Women have no rights and are slaves and treated as children. Prima (Katherine) has been sold to Joseph by her father. Even though Joseph cares for her, he has definite views of how to care for a woman. He also is a sadist.

    This is one of Carolyn Faulkner??s more severe books. Don’t buy this book if you can’t handle non-consensual. There are severe spankings, just because Joseph wants to and there is nowhere for her to object. I loved this book the first time and this new version is great. I give this 5 stars!

  95. Laurel Lasky (verified owner)

    I read this book four years ago and loved it then and now. It\’s a fantastically written book with severe non consensual harsh spanking, and other punishments. The two main characters, Joseph and Kathrine, who come to terms with each other and there is a somewhat happy ending.

  96. Laurel Lasky (verified owner)

    I read this book four years ago and loved it then and now. It’s a fantastically written book with severe non consensual harsh spanking, and other punishments. The two main characters, Joseph and Kathrine, who come to terms with each other and there is a somewhat happy ending.

  97. Redrabbitt

    I will admit that I am rating this story based on its creativity and the overall execution, which was deviously brilliant, but not on how the story made me feel. Sometimes, an author will take a reader out of their comfort zone, shock them, and leave them shaking their head in disgust and fear. Personally, as I read this, I kept thinking, I think I would just kill myself before I could live that way.

    This is one of those stories that you shiver, want to cover your eyes and ears, like watching a horror movie, you don’t want to see, but you can’t look away either. This is definitely not a sweet and sassy romance, this dark erotic horror in a dystopian world referred to as Cultural Revolution. Woman are objects, bought and sold, even by their own families, they are property owned and used, abused and hopeful bred. What is crazy is that woman are scarce, but they are treated so poorly, they have no rights, no protection beyond their owner, and they are at the mercy of their owner.

    Katherine has been renamed Prima; she is a 29-years-old and a virgin who had a nice carefree life before the world changed. She has been sold on Ebay by her ailing father to Joseph and shipped away. Joseph loves punishing her, for no reason at all, except it is his right and he can, and he does, forcing her to submit. For Prima, Joseph becomes her owner, her master, her lover, her Daddy and her husband all wrapped up in one tough, harsh, awkwardly caring man. He inflicts psychological as well as physical torture, and she knows she has no choice but to obey him, or make it much worse on herself. She is beaten, blistered, bridled, fingered, and raped, and it pleases him to hurt her.

  98. Redrabbitt

    I will admit that I am rating this story based on its creativity and the overall execution, which was deviously brilliant, but not on how the story made me feel. Sometimes, an author will take a reader out of their comfort zone, shock them, and leave them shaking their head in disgust and fear. Personally, as I read this, I kept thinking, I think I would just kill myself before I could live that way.

    This is one of those stories that you shiver, want to cover your eyes and ears, like watching a horror movie, you don??t want to see, but you can??t look away either. This is definitely not a sweet and sassy romance, this dark erotic horror in a dystopian world referred to as Cultural Revolution. Woman are objects, bought and sold, even by their own families, they are property owned and used, abused and hopeful bred. What is crazy is that woman are scarce, but they are treated so poorly, they have no rights, no protection beyond their owner, and they are at the mercy of their owner.

    Katherine has been renamed Prima; she is a 29-years-old and a virgin who had a nice carefree life before the world changed. She has been sold on Ebay by her ailing father to Joseph and shipped away. Joseph loves punishing her, for no reason at all, except it is his right and he can, and he does, forcing her to submit. For Prima, Joseph becomes her owner, her master, her lover, her Daddy and her husband all wrapped up in one tough, harsh, awkwardly caring man. He inflicts psychological as well as physical torture, and she knows she has no choice but to obey him, or make it much worse on herself. She is beaten, blistered, bridled, fingered, and raped, and it pleases him to hurt her.

  99. Firefly

    Harsh, but very very good. Prima was a virgin and although she was shielded by her father from the realities of the current regime, she was still aware (in theory) of the dismal and painful existence for women in her time. Despite her severe punishments from Joseph, she was aware of how fortunate she was to be with a man who was on the one hand very caring, but on the other was a sadist who would hurt her because it pleased him. Prima came to dread and crave the punishments. Joseph felt some guilt about the unwarranted punishments but he knew they would continue and he explained everything to Prima. While it is disturbing to read about the intense and severe punishments, it is a very compelling story.

  100. Firefly

    Harsh, but very very good. Prima was a virgin and although she was shielded by her father from the realities of the current regime, she was still aware (in theory) of the dismal and painful existence for women in her time. Despite her severe punishments from Joseph, she was aware of how fortunate she was to be with a man who was on the one hand very caring, but on the other was a sadist who would hurt her because it pleased him. Prima came to dread and crave the punishments. Joseph felt some guilt about the unwarranted punishments but he knew they would continue and he explained everything to Prima. While it is disturbing to read about the intense and severe punishments, it is a very compelling story.

  101. Joanie M (verified owner)

    Prima is a book that is hard to admit you like. The story is disturbing at the very least, with punishments so harsh, I wondered if human flesh could actually take that much abuse and still fully recover. Still, I find the book compelling and I’ve read it several times since the original release. Like any rape fantasy book, it’s not supposed to be real. I just read the new version and I couldn’t put it down. The book is masterfully written. Carolyn Faulkner created two very complex characters in the sadist Joseph and his masochistic slave, Katherine (Prima), as well as a world in which he can fulfill his every fantasy and she has no choice but to submit. Despite the harshness of his punishments, Joseph truly cares for Prima and wants to protect and take care of her. Prima hates that her body is aroused by the torture and is conflicted by her feelings toward Joseph, who she naturally wants to despise. The book is excellent; just make sure you’re in the right mood when you read it.

  102. Joanie M (verified owner)

    Prima is a book that is hard to admit you like. The story is disturbing at the very least, with punishments so harsh, I wondered if human flesh could actually take that much abuse and still fully recover. Still, I find the book compelling and I’ve read it several times since the original release. Like any rape fantasy book, it’s not supposed to be real. I just read the new version and I couldn’t put it down. The book is masterfully written. Carolyn Faulkner created two very complex characters in the sadist Joseph and his masochistic slave, Katherine (Prima), as well as a world in which he can fulfill his every fantasy and she has no choice but to submit. Despite the harshness of his punishments, Joseph truly cares for Prima and wants to protect and take care of her. Prima hates that her body is aroused by the torture and is conflicted by her feelings toward Joseph, who she naturally wants to despise. The book is excellent; just make sure you’re in the right mood when you read it.

  103. Timberlan127

    This story opened my imagination into what life could be like in a society where women were truly considered slaves. There are lots of punishments and hot sex scenes in this tale of a male dominated world in which women have no rights and men are totally in charge. The women are at the mercy of their owners. Prima\’s master tends toward BDSM. Prima soon learns what it means to be owned. Interesting story.

  104. Timberlan127

    This story opened my imagination into what life could be like in a society where women were truly considered slaves. There are lots of punishments and hot sex scenes in this tale of a male dominated world in which women have no rights and men are totally in charge. The women are at the mercy of their owners. Prima’s master tends toward BDSM. Prima soon learns what it means to be owned. Interesting story.

  105. WrennB

    Prima is an intense book about a dystopian society where women have become objectified and used only for sex and childbearing.
    The female protagonist and namesake of the book is Prima, who was sold by her elderly and doting father to a wealthy man name Joseph. Prima is considered old at 29 yrs. and still an innocent virgin, Joseph is typical of all the men in that particular state run society, and he follows the rules of behavior regulated by the state. And, within those rules, women are subservient and live only to dominated and please men. The story is about Prima and her rocky descent into total submission to Joseph.
    This is an emotional, dark, gritty book, and is sometimes difficult to read and process. But it’s so well written I was compelled to continue and have hope for Prima. The characters are well developed and I found the book to be both fascinating and simultaneously cringe worthy. I’ve read a lot of dark erotica and place this in my top three for shock value.
    There is a spattering of humor; Prima was bought on ebay and delivered by ’Fem Express’, there is also a ‘Wench World’ that supplies implements to men. So, there’s levity that lightens the book, but only slightly. It’s really not enough to counterbalance the depravity that this society has fallen into. This book is more a story of resilience of the human spirit and body, and it’s adaptation to harsh circumstances in order to survive. Also, there is hope considering the best for the characters that things can change.
    Because of the dark subject matter, be forewarned, this book is not for everyone, certainly not the fainthearted. This information is not adequately explained in the description so this is an additional caution. Writers write to elicit an emotional response from the reader whether it be joy, disgust, shock, or any myriad of emotions. This book fulfills that expectation. If you like dark, intense stories it’s masterfully written and worth the read. I liked it and I look forward to reading more of Carolyn Faulkner’s books.

  106. WrennB

    Prima is an intense book about a dystopian society where women have become objectified and used only for sex and childbearing.
    The female protagonist and namesake of the book is Prima, who was sold by her elderly and doting father to a wealthy man name Joseph. Prima is considered old at 29 yrs. and still an innocent virgin, Joseph is typical of all the men in that particular state run society, and he follows the rules of behavior regulated by the state. And, within those rules, women are subservient and live only to dominated and please men. The story is about Prima and her rocky descent into total submission to Joseph.
    This is an emotional, dark, gritty book, and is sometimes difficult to read and process. But it??s so well written I was compelled to continue and have hope for Prima. The characters are well developed and I found the book to be both fascinating and simultaneously cringe worthy. I??ve read a lot of dark erotica and place this in my top three for shock value.
    There is a spattering of humor; Prima was bought on ebay and delivered by ??Fem Express??, there is also a ???Wench World?? that supplies implements to men. So, there??s levity that lightens the book, but only slightly. It??s really not enough to counterbalance the depravity that this society has fallen into. This book is more a story of resilience of the human spirit and body, and it??s adaptation to harsh circumstances in order to survive. Also, there is hope considering the best for the characters that things can change.
    Because of the dark subject matter, be forewarned, this book is not for everyone, certainly not the fainthearted. This information is not adequately explained in the description so this is an additional caution. Writers write to elicit an emotional response from the reader whether it be joy, disgust, shock, or any myriad of emotions. This book fulfills that expectation. If you like dark, intense stories it??s masterfully written and worth the read. I liked it and I look forward to reading more of Carolyn Faulkner??s books.

  107. BlueDiamond

    Prima is a dark romance with harsh punishments that evoke deep thoughts on what one might do in a similar situation. Hopefully the world will never revert into the world this author created, but Faulkner did do a good job bringing about a satisfactory ending that fits the storyline well.

  108. BlueDiamond

    Prima is a dark romance with harsh punishments that evoke deep thoughts on what one might do in a similar situation. Hopefully the world will never revert into the world this author created, but Faulkner did do a good job bringing about a satisfactory ending that fits the storyline well.

  109. ML

    Quite bluntly, torture porn. There was no connection between ostensible hero and heroine, except that of abuse. And the level of abuse was horrific. The plot was not logical; if women were this rare, nature shows that they would be valued, not mistreated as rather are in this book. There were also bizarre statements such as the heroine receiving a college education when her only value was as chattel to both her father and the hero. Honestly, this is a book I would prefer to forget.

  110. ML

    Quite bluntly, torture porn. There was no connection between ostensible hero and heroine, except that of abuse. And the level of abuse was horrific. The plot was not logical; if women were this rare, nature shows that they would be valued, not mistreated as rather are in this book. There were also bizarre statements such as the heroine receiving a college education when her only value was as chattel to both her father and the hero. Honestly, this is a book I would prefer to forget.

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