Kitty Thomas


KITTY THOMAS writes dark sexy stories that play with power. She began publishing in early 2010 and is considered one of the original authors of the dark romance subgenre.

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Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is Broken Dolls. There were two things I wanted to challenge myself with in this title. 1. I wanted to write an erotica title without intercourse. (I know that sounds utterly bizarre but it sprang from a conversation wondering why intercourse is the only thing we typically define as "real sex" and the finish line that is the "goal" and what if it was only one of many options? Then I decided I wanted to write a story where it wasn't on the menu at all.) 2. I wanted to redeem a character from another book.

Brian, a villain-type character in a previous book, Guilty Pleasures, was nagging me for his own book. I hated him in Guilty Pleasures and didn't expect to give him his own book. In fact, I thought the less time I spent with him the better, and thought I'd write his little part and then be done with him forever. But it didn't work out that way. Once his back story began to reveal itself to me and a new character showed up that might be his match I began to like him quite a lot and started telling my readers "I'll make you want to have Brian's babies!" (Having read about Brian in Guilty Pleasures and most hating him, too, they didn't believe me.)

Brian is now probably my favorite character I've ever written and the dual challenge of redeeming him while taking "the most common and expected sexual activity" off the table in an erotica novel was definitely a fun challenge I'm glad I took.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Legos, listening to classical music, symphony, ballet
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Where to find Kitty Thomas online

Where to buy in print


Pleasure House
This is a series of "interlocking standalones" all revolving around the pleasure house. They can be read in any order without confusion. Each book focuses on a different couple and has a complete ending. Listed series order is the order of publication.
Guilty Pleasures
Price: $0.99 USD.
Broken Dolls
Price: $4.99 USD.
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Pretty Lies
Price: $4.99 USD.
Kitty Thomas: The Collections
Three thematically-related bundles of Kitty Thomas's books. Can be read in any order.


Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,230. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Everyone thought I was married to the perfect man. But if Conall Walsh were perfect, I wouldn’t have killed him.
The Escape Artist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,980. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Claire was held captive for 43 days by a man who did unspeakable things to her. Three years after her escape, she gets her revenge. The only problem is, she's got the wrong man. God help her if he escapes.
Twisted Fates
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,390. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Lindsay Smith brought her to the house, it was to train and sell her. They both knew it. She'd agreed to this arrangement. She wanted to belong to someone. But Lindsay wanted her to be his. Three days into her stay at the pleasure house, Shannon Foster's life is forever destroyed by a sociopathic monster. Lindsay saved her life that day, but the scars bind her to the house without a future.
Trust Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Astrid believes she'll never be free of her abusive husband--until she walks in on his murder. His killer is unable to take her life but refuses to set her free. Will she come to enjoy her new cage and the man with the keys to it? NOTE: This is a novella of approx. 21,000 words. It will take 1-2 hours for the average reader depending upon reading speed.
Pretty Lies
Series: Pleasure House, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,760. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
She told pretty lies to the wrong man and now she must give herself to him to save her sister’s life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,910. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Hades has been searching for his destined queen for nine centuries. When he finds her no power on earth or below it will stop him. He will take her. He will corrupt her. And Zeus will suffer for daring to keep her from him.
Series: Pleasure House, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,150. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Julie wants Gabe Griffin like fish want water, but what she wants is sweet domestic bliss and a white picket fence. What Gabe wants is to put a collar around Julie’s throat and train her in the finer points of being his slave. At first too innocent, then too broken, can Julie ever surrender to the man intent on claiming her?
Tabula Rasa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,000. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When you can't remember your life, how can you know which man to trust?
The Con Artist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,180. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Art. Obsession. Twisted Possession. When starving artist Saskia Roth meets Lachlan Niche, a local art collector and tech tycoon, she has no idea how her life is about to change. One act of desperation, one con gone wrong, and she finds herself at the mercy of a powerful man she fears and despises--or so she thinks at first.
Dark Night of the Soul
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,370. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Night lasts 1,000 hours. Nobody cares what happens to you. Good luck.
The Capture Fantasy Collection
Series: Kitty Thomas: The Collections. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 179,990. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This bundle contains: Comfort Food, Mafia Captive, and Big Sky.
Broken Dolls
Series: Pleasure House, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,410. Language: American English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mina Calloway always finds herself in the hands of the wrong master: Gentle at first, then brutally sadistic and abusive. She no longer believes it’s possible to find a man who will be gentle with her. After seeing a kink-friendly therapist for months, the doctor makes her an illicit offer she isn’t yet smart enough to refuse: “Let me find you a good master.”
Blood Mate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
August Corinth is a six-hundred-year-old vampire, cursed to kill and suffer the pain of his victims each night until he can find the one woman who can resist his thrall, his blood mate. Once he’s found her, there are no lines he won’t cross to claim the promised salvation even if it means taking away everything and everyone she loves.
Mafia Captive
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,350. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Without any family, Faith Jacobson faces the grim reality of Christmas alone. Walking home one night after drinks with friends, she stumbles upon a mob hit. Faith expects to be killed for what she’s seen; instead she is given to a dangerous man tied to the Raspallo crime family. As a gift.
Big Sky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,100. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Veronica Cason lives in a small apartment with no clear view of the sky. It’s uncertain which might crush her first: her debt or the buildings squeezed in so tight that they surround her like ominous sentinels. She can’t breathe in the city. Her success is a lie, and her debt is coming to collect her—unless someone else gets there first.
Submissive Fairy Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,470. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Enter a world of mythological places, mermaids, king's harems, dragon-like beings, and gypsies—a world of erotic domination and submission in times and places far different from our own. Submissive Fairy Tales is a collection of previously published novellas by Kitty Thomas: The Auction, Awakening, and The King's Pleasure.
The Last Girl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,190. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Six years ago strangers broke into Juliette’s house; she was home alone and only thirteen. She kept her eyes closed, praying that if she didn’t see anything, she wouldn’t be killed. No one harmed her. In fact, one of the thieves protected her. Now Juliette’s dreams are haunted by him.
The King's Pleasure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,800. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
In the kingdom of Himeros, Abigail is despised for her gypsy heritage. Pushed to the fringes of society, she’s forced to break the law in order to help feed her family. When a castle guard catches her stealing bread, he intends to cut off her hand for the offense. The king spares her from the guard's blade and takes her as his slave instead.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.38 from 8 reviews)
Nerina has lived all her life as a mermaid, fascinated by humans and land but also repulsed by sex and unable to understand love. Her curiosity gets her captured by a human male intent on awakening her lust and turning her human. But Nerina doesn’t believe the legend is real and fears Kyros will kill her when he learns she can’t transform.
The Auction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Belle Walker lives in a place where women are auctioned off when they come of age. Outside the city are monsters who have allowed the humans a small area to inhabit. They promise to leave citizens in peace as long as they never cross the boundary. On the day Belle is sold, one of the monsters breaks that promise and enters the city, intent on having her as his own.
Tender Mercies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,800. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.62 from 13 reviews)
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.
Guilty Pleasures
Series: Pleasure House, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,930. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Vivian Delaney leads a life of privilege, but behind closed doors she feels isolated and trapped in a gilded cage. Unable to achieve sexual pleasure with her husband, she finds herself in the capable hands of Anton, a massage therapist intent on awakening her to her full sexual potential. By any means necessary.
Comfort Food
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.79 from 19 reviews)
Emily Vargas has been taken captive. As part of his conditioning methods, her captor refuses to speak to her, knowing how much she craves human contact. Told in the first person from Emily's perspective, Comfort Food explores what happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment.