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Owning Regina

Diary of My Unexpected Passion for Another Woman
Narrated by: Hunter Keanon
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
3.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When TV commercial production coordinator Meg Curtis gets stood up by her longtime boyfriend, she vents her frustration by feverishly writing in a diary.

At a time when she is unsure about all things romantic, she encounters fifth grade teacher Regina Baker at yoga class, a free-spirited single mom who is beautiful, playful, and impossibly intriguing. What starts as friendship, turns sharply toward something more as they learn they each share a love for very dark and unconventional sensual expression. Shocked, yet thrilled by the intense level of Regina's erotic desire, Meg explores her own deep-seated desires that have been locked away in the shadows her whole life.

Erotic, amusing, and profoundly romantic, Owning Regina is a tale that will awaken you, possess you, and transport you to a reality that steams with passion and vulnerability. This book is intended for mature audiences.

©2014 Lorelei Elstrom (P)2015 The Arthouse Company, LLC

Critic Reviews

"I would recommend this book to anyone who wants more than a cheap thrill out of their reading, to anyone who enjoys seeing positive, realistic, and consensual depictions of kink in writing, and to anyone who wants to understand what kink is - what kink really is." (Lily Zheng, The Stanford Daily)
"All in all, Owning Regina is a strikingly sexy book that I recommend to anyone curious about BDSM. Owning Regina can easily be devoured in one sitting - as the days in Meg's life go on, there is an urgency for more and Elstrom does not hold back with her delivery. Having taken my first bite into a BDSM fiction featuring two female lovers has opened my mind to endless possibilities outside the lines of a vanilla romance. Aside from the swift declaration of love in a short passage of time (I often find these storylines unrealistic and stereotypical), I found Owning Regina to be a very fun read!" (Danielle - The Lesbrary)

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  • anmaree
  • bendigo, Australia
  • 23-07-2018

seriously get this book!

I loved this book, and heres why.

forget about the great narration, their take on story telling and how supurbly the story was delivered, the thing i absolutely adored about this story was that she went past the intitial falling inlove and went into the nitty gritty of what relationships are like post falling inlove. I would love a second book to go into where they left off to what they are doing 10 years down the track. its the kind of thing i always wanted instead of all the drama of them getting together. thats the easy bit, its fitting two lives together thats hard.
i havent reviewed a book in so long but i needed to say my congrats on such a great book! thanks. i sincerely enjoyed every bit of it, and the fact that the writer went into detail about consentual bdsm. I cant fault it.

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  • DK Hawk
  • 22-07-2015

WOW!!!

This is an awesome book!!! Beautifully written!!! I love how the author wrote using first person when speaking to her diary!

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  • Ethan
  • 13-08-2018

I really wanted to like this too

God this book was such a damn let down, it started strong with the first part but by part two the main character really started to aggravate me and it got really hard to continue listening.

On the narration front I like the narrator, she was good but the formatting was miserable to listen too. Is 15 seconds of angry music necessary in between paragraphs? The way it try’s to make it a performance instead of just a book didn’t sit well with me either, like birds chirping during a conversation and characters actually talking over each other. The story is also broken into parts with minor credits after each part, I get that this story was made in those parts but just cut all that fluff out now that it’s been collected into one book.

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  • Anniek
  • 20-05-2015

Loved it!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would totally recommend this book to my friends, I already did to be honest. I love how this book talks about BDSM and the way BDSM and Kink is explained during the story, also thumbs up for talking about "safe, sane and consensual" even tough it is never mentioned you can find the principles back in the story! If my friends have questions about BDSM or Kink I would let them read/listen to this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

First time I've listen to this book I've finished it in a day.

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  • Elisha
  • 06-05-2015

Great story

Loved the music and sound effects in the book and the story was not what I expected.

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  • Scott
  • 10-04-2015

WOW - LOVED IT!

Would you consider the audio edition of Owning Regina to be better than the print version?

50 Shades look out, a different version is out. Well done Lorelei. Loved it, loved it, loved it!
I was unable to stop listening, caught me and kept me.

What other book might you compare Owning Regina to and why?

50, but more personal, more realistic, a deep and sincere romantic connection, kink is the new black, ha, but wanted it to go on and on, it sucked me in....

What about Hunter Keanon’s performance did you like?

great choice =) for Meg and so was the performance of 'Regina' made me fall into being a fly on the wall as though I was there, loved it, well done

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I almost finished it in a day, I couldn't stop listening, traveling, through happy hour, through dinner, until bed...kept my attention. Again, loved it, loved it, loved it!

Any additional comments?

can't wait to see what Lorelei comes up with next...dying here waiting!
great listen, thank YOU for sharing.....well done! XO, Scotty

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  • Me & My Girls
  • 19-04-2015

BDSM and Clothes

This is a well written book that goes into far too much detail on the details of bondage, clothing, and the experiencing of pain. I would have welcomed more words concerning their feelings and the arc of their overall relationship than 3-5 minutes spent on the pain experienced during one whipping than was given to the "bottom's son." If you can take or even enjoy highly nuanced descriptions of bondage and pain then you may like this audio; if not, then it's not for you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-2019

was really looking forward to listening

couldn't make it through the first few chapters. the story might get better, I just couldn't hang on to find out. maybe a better read then listen

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-07-2019

Some kind of crazy day

In this world wind story of not being owned but neing relived. In sad but heartwarming story. I was in this with the characters and was sad to leave them where they were.

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  • Tiffany
  • 01-07-2019

tlaturbo

I typically don’t write reviews but I wanted to say that I LOVED the progression of the story AND the narration. The whole thing was so organic and real.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-05-2019

This needs to be a movie!

I’m usually all about kidnapping fantasy. But I’m really growing to love stories like this. Most kink books are about dirty clubs with latex covered patrons. But the normal everyday women who get really dark in private is a huge turn on. It’s the hottest book I’ve listened to. The format and the music really add to the experience.

The only nit picks I have is there are some audio quality issues that are pretty obvious. And more that once, the narrator thinks that there is a “T” at the end of the word “across”.

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  • Justin How
  • 19-10-2018

Interesting and rare eroitic fetish story

This book is unusual because it combines 3 characteritics rarely seen together:
1. A sexy/erotic fetish storyline.
2. Romance and love.
3. Realism.
This makes it very rare in my experience and also elevates it above the usual erotic stories out there. Well worth a listen of this genre is of interest to you. Its telling/presentation is not as polished as a big mainstream book but that can be forgiven in my opinion.

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  • Geoff
  • 01-01-2017

Refreshingly Honest

How original to describe a loving, same sex and D/s relationship with such candour. Orgasms that are not multiple, mundane insecurities and having to negotiate the vanilla world. I will seek out other works by Lorelei Elstrom as a result of finding this one so compelling, sexy and down to earth.

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  • M. Paddon
  • 19-11-2015

Fairly good read, but not a guide at all.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The main thing I'd change is the unsafe nature of the play. Though I got the impression this is a true story maybe with just the names changed. If so they are playing horribly unsafely. In particular the bondage play. They practice fairly severe bondage, including gags and then she leaves Regina alone. Might be a subs fantasy, but is incredibly dangerous. And for that reason I hate seeing it in books that people might read and thing this is an okay for of bondage play.

Would you recommend Owning Regina to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, because the romance is quite a novel one, and some of the scenes are fairly hot. No, because of the bad aspects of play in the book, and the fact that there is a very large dull part from about half way till the three quarters mark.

Have you listened to any of Hunter Keanon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Possibly, but don't recall if I have. But a good narrator I thought regardless.

Was Owning Regina worth the listening time?

I listened to it all and enjoyed it too in general. Not the best, but far from the worst. Average read for me, but others may like it a lot.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed some of the switch play, and you may find that Regina is actually the tougher top - I did.

I didn't like one of the scenes at all, which was the first time Regina whipped Meg. You should never whip for revenge or in anger. The scene was abuse, clear and simple, and BDSM gets enough of that thrown at it without writing scenes that show it happening.

The book does read like two novices learning together, which is fine, but because of that it is always a worry to me that readers might try these things thinking it's normal. No real talk about likes for a long period. No way to safe-word when gagged, and other issue too. So treat it as fiction please if you read it - not a how to guide.