Maid for It (An Erotic Novella)

Maid for It (An Erotic Novella)

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by Lucy Rodgers
     
 

This is a novella of 24,500 words (approximately 70 pages). An excerpt from MAID FOR PLEASURE, the next Maids for It novella, is included at the end of this title.

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In fear for her life after witnessing a powerful drug lord gun down two rivals, Gabriela Marquez flees Sinaloa for the safety of the United States. No sooner does she arrive,…  See more details below

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This is a novella of 24,500 words (approximately 70 pages). An excerpt from MAID FOR PLEASURE, the next Maids for It novella, is included at the end of this title.

DESCRIPTION:

In fear for her life after witnessing a powerful drug lord gun down two rivals, Gabriela Marquez flees Sinaloa for the safety of the United States. No sooner does she arrive, however, than she’s arrested and threatened with immediate deportation unless she agrees to work for Maid for It, a company providing specialty housekeeping services to high-end clients. Gabi soon realizes the “specialty” services she must provide will be of a sexual nature. She should refuse, but she can’t risk deportation. Prostitution is preferable to death.

Her first assignment is in the home of Benjamin Hardcastle, a wealthy and reclusive computer security expert. He’s also Maid for It‘s most exacting client. Determined to please the heretofore unpleasable Mr. Hardcastle, Gabi keeps her past a secret. If he discovers the truth—that she’s been coerced into the role of sexual slave—he’ll send her away. But what begins as a unwelcome obligation becomes an awakening to the incredible pleasures of domination, bondage, and submission. As Gabi discovers she truly is “made for it,” her secret looms larger, threatening her survival in an entirely unexpected way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013139169
Publisher:
Lucy Rodgers
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Series:
Maids for It , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,073,474
File size:
404 KB

Meet the Author

Lucy Rodgers writes dark erotic tales that explore the three C's: consent, coercion, and captivity. Her stories always include some combination of forced seduction, questionable consent, lack of safe words, indoctrination, and slavery/ownership. Lucy's books are intended for mature readers who understand the difference between fantasy and reality and who are looking for erotic literature that explores not just the physical but also the psychological and emotional effects of sexual bondage and domination.

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Maid for It (An Erotic Novella) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ETA_soon More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this smart read! MAID FOR IT is one of the smartest read that I've had in a while and one of the few which manages to portray the start of a BDSM relationship (specifically, master/slave) in a realistic manner. I highly recommend this novella to anyone who is curious about this genre but prefer to dip their toes in, rather than plunge straight into the deep end. WHY IT'S A SMART READ: Incredibly well-written, MAID FOR IT follows the budding relationship over the course of several months. It's definitely erotica but die-hard erotica readers (especially of BDSM) may deem the sexual encounters as on the light side. However, I found MAID FOR IT more interesting for its basic psychological insights into a sexually inexperienced female who is also completely ignorant of BDSM. (Thankfully, the female protag is mostly a determined realist, not a weak-kneed damsel in distress.) Now, I'm not saying that it's worthy of Psychology Today, just that it's approachable for the everyday reader. And BDSM is as much about the psychological and emotional needs of the individuals involved as it can be about physical pleasure (or pain). Written in the first person, the reader is able to follow Gabi's slow progression from "Madre de Dios, what kind of monster have I given myself to?" to "Perhaps he's not really changing me at all but simply showing who I always was" to "Rather than feeling trapped by his demands, I'm freed by the certainty and security they provide". The conclusion feels right and is believable because the ultimate decision is left to Gabi and she can finally make a decision based on free will. Upon first meeting Gabi, Ben lays out his basic ground rules and then tests her acceptance of them. But when he realizes just how inexperienced she is, he immediately questions how she could even know that she was a submissive. The fact that weeks then pass before a substantive BDSM encounter occurs is more like real life. No self-respecting Dom would throw such a person straight into hard-core BDSM scenes, no matter how much he "senses" the submissive in her. (Yes, it's a fictional story but it's bad fiction when its credibility extends beyond a reasonable suspension of disbelief.) WHY THE PLOT WORKS: Taken as a whole, the storyline seems far-fetched. But each separate plot point is based in reality. Innocent people sometimes do witness criminal acts which place their lives in jeopardy. Every day, women are coerced or abducted into the sex trade. Men do pay to have their sexual desires met. BDSM is a much larger community than most people realize, simply because those in the lifestyle usually don't flaunt it. My biggest complaint? The ending felt incomplete/premature. Perhaps Ms. Rodgers would consider re-visiting Gabi and Ben in a future book. Also, I would've liked to have had some of Ben's POV, instead of inferring from his actions. But then again, POV switches may have detracted from Gabi's progress as she comes to understand Ben and her perceptions change, even if her original circumstances don't. Lastly, there were some editing errors but not beyond the "we're all human" range, and I did question certain plot points but none were major enough to tank the book for me. (The author is more than welcomed to PM me if curious about these items.) Well-written, thoughtful and sexy, with sympathetic characters and a tangible romance. All from a new author who deserves to be read and followed. Well done, Ms. Rodgers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LadyRavenRAVE1 More than 1 year ago
Gabriela was found guilty for illegal crossing the border into the Unites States. She is in fear of returning home to Mexico, after witnessing a gruesome crime between drug lords. Her guilty verdict was voided because the company Maid for It, own by Mr. Daniels will hire her and apply for a proper visa for Gabriela. Gabriela slowly comes to realize is that Maid for It is not only about cleaning but also pleasing the owner and its members. Gabriela is sent to her new employer Ben, a very wealth security expert who as a dark sexual side to him. He is known as a hard client to please. In the past the women sent to Ben as either flea or sent back to Maid for It within a couple of weeks. Gabriela will have to keep Ben happy or risk going back home to Mexico. This is a very dark BDSM book; if you were familiar with the book Tender Mercies by Kitty Thomas then you would have an idea what the book is about. I don't think most people would know how to receive this book. I was split in the middle with the book. I wanted to know more of what Ben was thinking, all views were seen from Gabriela's prospective. Gabriela was surely naive when it came to certain things but she wanted so bad to please Ben, in fear of what could happen to her. So out of her desperation she did some things that were out there. I did think the author had a good storyline in regards to Gabriela and Ben as well, in what he does for a living. I only wanted Ben to say I love you back to Gabi. In the end, you sense that he cares but saying the words would have been an added bonus. The book is very graphic and sexually explicit. It also contains scenes that might be very much disturbing and dark to many. storyline: GOOD Intimacy: GOOD ( HARDCORE BDSM) Enjoyment: FAIR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the word count, delivering a perfect expectation.
bookofsecrets More than 1 year ago
Maid For It begins at the deportation hearing of Gabriela Marquez (Gabi). After witnessing a powerful drug lord gun down his rivals in Mexico, a terrified Gabi flees to the United States, but she's arrested in a raid for entering the country illegally. The judge gives her two options: return to Mexico and face certain death at the hands of the drug lord, or be forced into the employment of Maid For It, a service providing women as sexual playthings to high-end clients. Gabi is sent to work for Benjamin Hardcastle, an antisocial computer expert, who also happens to be rich, drop dead gorgeous, all muscles and well endowed. (Yes, this is an erotic fantasy!) Ben is extremely picky about the women he's with. He demands total obedience without hesitation. He wants a total power exchange, Master/slave relationship and nothing less. He is a client of Maid For It because he wants an experienced submissive, but he insists that they are willing. He doesn't realize that Gabi has been coerced into sexual slavery, and she's too terrified to tell him in fear that she'll be deported to Mexico if Ben discovers the truth. What Gabi doesn't expect is that her forced submission to Ben awakens strong kinky desires she didn't know existed. Would she leave Ben if she ever got the chance? I was thrilled at the opportunity to review Lucy Rodger's debut novella MAID FOR IT. Lucy describes her writing as "edgy erotica exploring themes from kidnapping and imprisonment to forced seduction and submission." While I am a fan of these taboo subjects in fiction, I'm also a snob. I insist that the book be smart and sophisticated. MAID FOR IT did not disappoint. It was a polished, intelligently written story that satisfied my dark kinks. Maid For It had a clever premise that was the perfect set up for a dubious consent storyline - the threat of deportation and death versus life as a sex slave. I suppose Gabi could have run to someone else (a church, a women's group), but instead she chose being under Ben's protection. The story is told in first person, so the reader gets to experience Gabi's journey into submission through her eyes. The main thing I question is how quickly she accepts her new role as slave. She had a good life before she fled to the US as an English teacher, but immediately after meeting Ben she wanted to be with him forever as his slave. I expected a bit more internal conflict over the matter, even if she was kink-wired. We only get to know Ben from Gabi's point of view, and to her, he is her savior and protector. He's a very strict master, though his demands are not extreme. He may have a tough exterior, but underneath there is a hint of vulnerability that makes him merciful. It took me some time to like Ben. Why would a rich and handsome man need a service to find him a woman? Is his personality that bad? Is he that socially inept? Even though we don't get inside his head, we do learn some about what makes him tick, and eventually I felt like Ben and Gabi were meant for each other. Maid For It is an impressive debut by Lucy Rodgers. It is BDSM erotica, and there were plenty of hot scenes between Gabi and Ben (my favorite was their time in the "play room" - I wanted more!). I would recommend this book to fans of darker erotica not bothered by coercion/dubious consent, but at the same time it is an unconventional romance with a pleasing ending. I'm excited to find a new author who is brave enough to tackle the ta
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Cathy Freyer More than 1 year ago
The star is for telling me how short it is!