The Victorian Shift by Allison West
Genre: Steampunk, Dystopian, BDSM
Publisher: Blushing Books
In a world of five men to one woman, chaos is just the beginning.
At a young age, Piper and her sister Ruby are placed into the prison system designed to keep the female population safe. With the knowledge Piper obtains about the program that women are forced into at age eighteen, Piper retaliates against the guards and finds herself locked in maximum security.
It’s been seven years since she’s seen her younger sister. For every disobedient act, she’s forced from a prison cell into a cage barely big enough for a dog.
Her determination to rescue Ruby from the program is what keeps her going. In the decade Piper’s been locked up, the world has changed significantly. Women are forced to have a master, obey their every command, or expect severe discipline, in this futuristic yet reminiscent society of the Victorian era.
Can Piper trust the handsome guard, Charlie, or will he betray her at the first opportunity possible? Will the rebels that help free her from the prison expect something in return? Forced to face the world head-on, Piper must learn to submit in order to survive.
This dystopian novel features elements of age-play, spanking, anal play, with an emphasis on both the Victorian and Western eras.
That simple thought of losing absolute freedom and choice had been what got Piper into maximum security. There was no way in hell she was being sent to rehabilitation to be a good girl and marry a man who demanded her hand. Ever since the Victorians had taken over, husbands owned not only all property but also the woman’s body, choosing to do whatever he pleased, whenever he desired. That had been the price of being a woman in 2125.
The thought sickened her.
Yes, the world had gone to hell, it was the only thought that made sense. Freedom was a fleeting memory for a woman.
She’d escaped the hell of the program for another atrocity, being locked in a prison cell twenty-four hours a day. The cells weren’t pleasant, but she had room to stand and a metal cot to sleep on. If she was lucky, she’d be back in her bunk in two weeks, maybe three for good behavior. Not that she could do much cramped in a box.
The young man, his alluring blue eyes latched onto Piper’s.
“How is that humane?” he asked Ivan, the guard.
“Humane?” Ivan laughed, his yellowing teeth glistened under florescent light. “You should have seen what Steck, the old warden, used to do for punishment. Graham’s at least a little more kind. Steck used to line the girls up, paddle their bottoms raw until they blistered. That was for small offenses. Big ones resulted in being whipped or occasionally fucked if they were worth half a cent.”
The new guard looked uncomfortable at the mere mention of physical brutality and rape. Piper wasn’t too keen on it either. For the most part no one ever touched her, except for the occasional guard who wanted a blow job or fuck in the office. On a few occasions, she’d resorted to the disgusting acts as she attempted to grab the guard’s keys, but it never worked. Most of her encounters involved fighting back and attacking the guards when given the opportunity.
It hadn’t won her any good will toward the guards or a chance at seeing sunlight again.
“Sounds a tad harsh, don’t you think?” the new guard asked. He stepped further down the hall, coming toward Piper. “What’d she do to get stuffed into a cage for an animal?”
“She bit me,” Ivan said, unfastening the button on his sleeve as he rolled his work shirt up his arm, revealing fresh teeth marks. Piper had broken skin and left a nasty gash. Ivan hadn’t worn a bandage but his injury did look poorly stitched.
“He deserved it,” Piper said, her eyes casting a quick glance before darting to the ground, afraid of her punishment for speaking out so freely.
About the Author
Allison West is a #1 International Best-Selling Author in Erotica, BDSM, Romantic Erotica, Sci-Fi, Victorian, and Historical Erotica. She also writes young adult novels under the name Ruth Silver.
Allison West has been inventing worlds and writing stories for years. Her favorite novels are those that leave a lasting impression, long after the final page is read. You can find more about Allison on Facebook and Twitter.
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