Pearl wants constant sexual pleasure, so she's mated with Pak Lin, master maker of sexbots that are almost indistinguishable from humans. But she soon learns she wants more--some emotion, some human caring--from her mate, who seems about as cold as the sexbots who served as his groomsmen. Lin seems incapable of any emotion.
Pearl knows she has little hope of ever meaning more to Lin than a convenient receptacle for his lust. She must lure him, seduce him--make him burn with desire for her alone. She must teach him how to love.
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Ellora's Cave Publishing, Incorporated
November 13, 2009
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Excerpt from Training the Master by Ann Jacobs
"Tell me you made no mistake in choosing this Pak Lin for Pearl. He seems so detached, almost bored. Not at all eager as I'd expect a bridegroom to be. As you know, my youngest daughter has a healthy libido that she will insist on having satisfied."
"A typical understatement from a loving father, considering you told me from the outset that this daughter kills off one of her sexbots every few months. Relax, Eli. I chose Pak Lin precisely because he is ideally qualified to feed Pearl's voracious appetite for sex."
Eli wasn't entirely reassured, but the ceremony was about to begin. The time was long past when he could call a halt to the proceedings on the basis of nothing more than an uneasy feeling about the match. As the assembled guests watched, Garnet and Emerald stripped away their sister's pearl-encrusted robe, leaving her naked but for the choker of pearls and moonstones Lin had selected last week from Eli's stock.
When her sisters helped her lie down on the ceremonial altar, Pearl's sable curls stood out against the gleaming marble. Against age-old tradition, Lin had insisted her hair not be cut, but instead be bound atop her head as one of the priestesses was doing now.
"All will be well, my friend," Meredith said, giving Eli's hand a reassuring squeeze. "Here come the attendants. Pak Lin will soon join them. Let's move a little closer to the altar where we can witness the mating ceremony."
Pak Lin's cock swelled. His pulse raced. His gaze locked on the woman on the altar as he observed the beginning of the mating ritual as it unfolded before him--an ancient tradition of groomsmen preparing a bride, to which he had added his own modern twist.
His mouth curved upward with amusement at the joke he was making of the traditional mating insisted upon by Eli the Jeweler. Pride bloomed as he realized no one but he realized that the attendants now completing their preparation of his mate were not men but sexbots. Multipurpose bots of his creation, indistinguishable from living beings to all but the most discerning.
Lin watched, unable to remain as calm as he had planned. Blood pounded in his cock as his bots set the gorgeous Pearl to writhing on the altar. He couldn't help noticing her arousal, the fine sheen of perspiration on her enticing, naked body. Breathing hard, he anticipated with pleasure the mating that was about to take place.
Fucking the beautiful, ebony-haired Pearl would prove no hardship. Keeping his feelings under control didn't promise to be as easy as Lin had imagined before he'd seen her and felt the sensual promise in the way she assessed him with frank appreciation in those deep-blue eyes. He was practically salivating now as he watched the bots bring her to the edge of orgasm.
No! Lin had sworn he'd be strong. No matter how difficult it might be, he would defeat the carnal urges that were trying to snare him in their grip.
I am master over my emotions, and no mere woman is going to entangle them. I will not become a mindless slave to my cock's demands.
As he waited for his cue, he kept reminding himself he'd long ago sworn off emotional attachments. By avoiding them he'd managed to quell the pain and anguish he'd felt as a child when he'd lost loved ones, one after the other. Where grief had practically paralyzed him back then, now it had dissipated, though it still visited him in dreams after nearly twenty years had passed.
The priest gave the prearranged cue for Lin to come forward.
He took a deep, cleansing breath and schooled his features into a mask of passivity. Baring one shoulder from the black velvet cloak that masked his nakedness, he began the long walk to the altar. With every step he told himself the woman he would soon take as his mate was no different than a high-tech sexbot, except that she could provide him with the means of perpetuating his line.
Every time his gaze strayed to her, laid out on the altar for his pleasure, he was struck by her beauty, her vitality. It was going to take his best efforts to think of her as a fuck mate and consort, but never allow himself to feel anything more for her.