The Marketplace and the other books in the series by Laura Antoniou have become some of the best-known and best-loved BDSM-themed books since Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty. With their subtle wit, complex moral codes, and hot sex and submission, the books have created a full world in readers’ heads, populated with a vast cast of characters. Over the years, Antoniou has filled in the background details on many of these characters and her world through short stories. Sometimes appearing in anthologies here and there, other times as “DVD” extras in ebooks, these stories give insights into the history of The Marketplace, the motivations behind the characters, and sometimes their fates after they were last seen in the novels.
Laura Antoniou (born 1963) is an American novelist. She is the author of The Marketplace series of BDSM-themed novels.
Antoniou is also known for her work as an editor and pioneer on the field of contemporary erotic fiction and in particular as editor of lesbian erotica anthologies including the three volume Leather Women series, Some Women, By Her Subdued, No Other Tribute, and a collection of her own short stories and essays titled The Catalyst and Other Works.
-The John Preston Short Fiction award from the National Leather Association for her short story "That's Harsh," published in the e-book edition of The Slave.
-2011 NLA Lifetime Achievement Award