When journalism professor Lauren's student Damien turned in a nonfiction article about a woman who'd been sold by her own choice as a sex slave -- for real -- Lauren refused to accept it, and dismissed it as a fantasy. But she couldn't stop thinking about the story, and how the woman he described resembled a disappeared student. When an accidental phone call revealed to Damien Lauren's secret fantasies of submission months later, he brought her to The Mansion, where naked bodies are bought and sold by the fabulously rich. Before Lauren knew what was happening, she was for sale on the auction block herself. But Lauren's path to slavery was not smooth. After balking at the last minute, she found herself bouncing from one submissive situation to the next. Now instead of being the property of a wealthy owner, she's the sex toy of a bunch of stoner college students in a sleazy drug house. As she thinks back on her path from respected professor to sexual plaything she wonders if she can ever balance her self-respect with her need to be someone's property. Only Andy, a dominatrix who lives in the same house, sees her potential to be more. But first Lauren must go even deeper into submission, giving up her body and mind in ways she never imagined.Will Lauren ever be an object of value?