Carrie leaves behind her life with her lover Jonathan, intent on proving herself to the demanding gentleman who has chosen her as his own. Whisked away to Greece, Carrie learns new, more rigorous methods of sexual satisfaction. When her year of training is complete, she faces a decision - life on her own or in the embrace of a beloved Master.
Imagine The Story of O starring a Berkeley PhD in comparative literature (who moonlights as a bike messenger) with a penchant for irony, self-analysis, and anal sex. Safe Word takes the reader on a sexually explicit journey into a netherworld of slave auctions, training regimes, and human 'ponies' preening for dressage competitions.
'My favorite neo-Victorian erotic romance writer ... bring on the ponies!' -Susie Bright