“Jasmine was not the kind of submissive that anyone expected to see on the auction block. But tonight was not just any night at the private estate known only as Deux Lions. No, tonight the clientele would be very different. They would be more discerning, more elitist in their tastes and more demanding in every regard to say the least. Tonight’s guest list was not only “By Special Invitation Only,” but the list had been honed down by The Director to the highest qualified 100 clients that Duex Lions and it’s flawless reputation had garnered over the years. Indeed, the submissives on the block tonight were the most highly trained, the most disciplined and the most beautiful that the grand manor could possibly present. Simply put, these ladies were the most sought after and the loveliest of the most lovely.
And for the all the excitement in the air, for the moment Jasmine felt safe. This was really the calm before the storm. She had always felt safe with Jean Claude. Even with her hands clasped high above her head, Jasmine knew that Jean Claude’s strength was her true salvation over the next few minutes. Perhaps the bidding would go faster than usual, Jasmine thought to herself, knowing full well that she was only trying to make the best of what would be a very challenging situation. No, tonight the bidding would be intense, highly competitive and would surely go on deep into the evening. But Jasmine was familiar with the ordeal. After all, she had trained many of tonight’s girls in the fine art of the auction. More than anyone she knew how to present herself to the bidders, and tonight would be her night to shine."
Excerpted from “The Fine Art of Dreaming.” By Julian Wilde.