As soon as The Marketplace, the first in the now famed erotica series that took its name from that book, was published by Masquerade in 1993, author Laura Antoniou became an underground legend. She published The Marketplace, The Slave, and The Trainer all in the early ’90s under the pen name Sara Adamson. Set in a secretive slave training house where all sorts of kinks and sexualities were on display, the series was the first to combine BDSM topics with complex characterizations and modern literary techniques.
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