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BN ID: 2940014612296
Publisher: Circlet Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/22/2012
Series: The Marketplace , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 644,975
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Laura Antoniou has become well known in the erotically alternative community as the creator of the Marketplace series (The Marketplace, The Slave, The Trainer, The Academy, and The Reunion), the first three volumes of which were originally published under the name Sara Adamson. One Marketplace character also appears in her first book, The Catalyst, but she leaves the reader to figure that out. The only independently written Marketplace short story, “Brian on the Farm,” appears in Lawrence Schimel and Carol Queen’s ground-breaking anthology, Switch Hitters: Lesbians Write Gay Male Erotica, and Gay Men Write Lesbian Erotica (Cleis), which has been published in English and in German. “That’s Harsh,” a new Marketplace story that appears as a bonus story in The Slave (Book Two of the Marketplace) won the 2011 John Preston Short Fiction award, presented by the National Leather Association.

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The Academy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Numaari More than 1 year ago
The characters in this series of books are well-realized and interesting. Even though it's erotica, and won't appeal to everyone, the plot-lines and created world elevate it way beyond simple smut. (Which, I admit, is really fun to read, but not that engrossing.)
ChrissyLA More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the last book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this, the fourth book of the Marketplace series, the creator and editor has generously opened her universe for other author’s stories and characters. In well written and steamy vignettes, each comprising a single chapter, guest author’s such as Cecilia Tan, M. Christian, Karen Taylor and Michael Hernandez, add to both new and back ground information to the story of a young trainer in training trying to find his way. Antoniou’s courage in allowing others to write in her world is well placed and exquisitely edited into her main storyline. The long awaited history of Chris Parker is told with exacting care and respect for a character that has become both loved and feared by fans. If you were thinking grabbing a copy of 50 Shades of Grey, put it back and pick up the Marketplace books, they’re better written and hotter too!
mharvey816 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful part of an exceptional series of books. Be sure to read them all in order - this is number 4.