Tender Mercies

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"Grace. That word that finally meant something again. Mercy. Favor. Good will."

Fed up with play kink, Grace Warner moves to an island that embraces erotic slavery to be with a man she met online. Within hours of her arrival, everything is ripped from her, and she quickly learns play is preferable to the realities of actual enslavement.

Asher Collins has spent the past year mourning and blaming himself for the death of his slave, Darcy. When Grace catches his eye at a showing, ...

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Overview

"Grace. That word that finally meant something again. Mercy. Favor. Good will."

Fed up with play kink, Grace Warner moves to an island that embraces erotic slavery to be with a man she met online. Within hours of her arrival, everything is ripped from her, and she quickly learns play is preferable to the realities of actual enslavement.

Asher Collins has spent the past year mourning and blaming himself for the death of his slave, Darcy. When Grace catches his eye at a showing, obviously abused, he becomes obsessed with buying her and finding a way to atone for his own past sins.

DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent. This work contains subject matter which is not appropriate for minors including depictions of abuse, slavery, dubious consent, and anal play.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983260714
  • Publisher: Wizbonics Media
  • Publication date: 5/7/2011
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,225,315
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Kitty Thomas writes dark literary fiction that explores power dynamics and sexuality (back in the olden days they used to call it erotica). This work is fiction and meant for an adult audience.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Wow. Just, wow! I found this book after reading Comfort Food, an

    Wow. Just, wow! I found this book after reading Comfort Food, and I continue to be impressed by Kitty's writing. Thought-provoking, well-written and FASCINATING! 
    It's a hard one to put down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Breathtaking

    This is such a beautiful story. Very touching.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    THIS IS THE BEST

    I have read all her books and this is by far the best one. It has sooooooo much to offer--suspense, sex, tenderness, as well as being very strict, stern, rigid, authoritarian, loving, evil and good winning over evil. What else could one want in a story?!! Love it and have read it at least four times--the best sign of an everlasting book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Not for the faint at heart

    I really liked this book. The first part is hard to get through- hard to know that these things do happen everyday in real life. But I found both of the main characters struggles to accept and understand themselves and the situations they were in compelling. This is a different kind of "love" story, with different characters than usual...one born out surviving severe trauma and abuse the best way you know how and finding happiness in the unlikeliest(sp?) of places. If you can keep an open mind this is def worth reading. Whatever your reaction or feelings, this book will affect you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    A Tortured Woman Finds Herself

    Not too long ago Kitty Thomas offered me a copy of Tender Mercies in exchange for a review. I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive after reading Guilty Pleasures. Not a bad piece for those into no-games true BDSM, but it wasn’t quite the thing for this vanilla gal. On the other hand, I absolutely LOVED Comfort Food. So my thoughts of Tender Mercies. Prologues seem to be going out of style these days. I mentioned a while back, quite a few folks skip prologues, like my daughter (to my surprise). Tender Mercies started off with a prologue, but unlike my daughter, I’m too afraid I’ll miss something to skip one. So into the prologue I delved. When I reached the end, my thoughts were, wow! that was good! It added wonderful insight into Asher’s personality and gave me an immediate connection. For those who skip prologues, I encourage you to give this one a shot. It left me quite satisfied. So we get to the meat to the story. Riding along with Grace through the first few chapters was quite scary. Her desires to enter the BSDM world superseded rational thought. Yet in a way, I could relate to her desire to give up control but being too strong-willed and defiant do so in the normal world. Still, I couldn’t imagine taking the leap of faith she did. Don’t do it! I screamed at her. Of course she didn’t listen and paid the consequences for her choices. Such horrible consequences. I felt awful about the ordeals Grace faced… almost to the point I wanted to cry for her at times. Then we have Asher. The introduction of Asher’s point of view is quite different from the prior works of Ms. Thomas. Whereas before, the males were secondary (though still important) characters in the story, this time around, we really get into the male mind. It was nice having an understanding of where he was coming from with the BDSM thing… a side I didn’t really get with the first two Kitty Thomas stories. All in all, I truly enjoyed this work. I could totally see an island like the one in the story existing. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if one did. It had the Anne Rice Exit to Eden kind of thing going. I didn’t fall in love with Tender Mercies like I did Comfort Food (keep in mind, only 3 works hit my all time favorites last year, Comfort Food being one of them), but Tender Mercies was well up there on the likeability scale. If you liked Comfort Food–the idea of a tortured woman finding herself–Tender Mercies might be right up your alley.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

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    Loved it. Great quick erotic read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Nothing to write home about

    The author keeps you reading but all in all it's not a story that makes you feel any extreme way. Very "beginning, middle, end." Good to read if you're bored or have nothing else to read.

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  • Posted September 28, 2013

    Very deep, emotional story. Different but very enjoyable.

    Very deep, emotional story. Different but very enjoyable.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

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    I just love Kitty Thomas.  This book is not for the faint of hea

    I just love Kitty Thomas.  This book is not for the faint of heart.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

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    OMG- its all that can be said

    This book captivated me from the very beginning. I found myself saying, don't do, don't it to Grace... and then so happy when Asher comes into the picutre.... i found their relationship enduring and so OMG moments that can't even be talked about. I like getting to see what both characters are thinking. THIS IS A GREAT READ!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Terrible

    Terrible. The heroine has know personality to start with but after the abuse it's worse. After her "rescue" she still has no personalty, she just seems like a toy. She'll be whatever the hero wants her to be, a robot.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Just sad

    Poor Grace goes through hell giving all rights and becoming a slave to an evil man. Asher buys her and helps her get over the abuse from another but as most of these stories they fall in love and live in there version of heaven

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    the best and worst

    What extremes. This books shows the best and worst a man can be. Exploring her eexuality in a world forieng to most of us, Grace ends up trusting the wrong person but finds herslf rescuded and redeemed by someone she bever expected.

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