Harry Campbell is a prolific and successful young writer of pornographic novels, most of which feature bondage and sex-slavery, with many of his leading characters being submissive males. For subject-matter he is largely dependent on his own imagination, for his relationships have so far been short and unsatisfactory. He lives a quite solitary life, spending much of his spare time hiking in the Lancashire countryside and the Lake District, and taking landscape photographs, some of which he sells profitably through a stock website.
Walking on the moors close to his home, Harry has a chance encounter which changes his life. Ursula is the kind of woman he dreams about, buxom, fleshy, dominant and sexually adventurous. Seeing a chance to live the life that he’s previously only been able to write about, he gives himself to her willingly and unreservedly, and within days of their first meeting, he is chained in her bed, hoping to spend the rest of his life as her pleasure slave. Alas, life is never that straightforward. Ursula, who works part-time in a garden centre, has few contacts and is unaware that her only very close friend is linked to a large, complex and secretive body of slave-owners and users. Although Harry soon finds that his servitude is to be deeper, more comprehensive, and more painful than he’d expected, he remains committed, and ever more excited by the tightness of his chains and the sting of his mistress’ whip. Even so, he has no understanding of his value; a young, handsome, biddable and virile slave, still fresh and capable of being trained to serve the most exacting of owners. He finds himself subject to the whims and perversions of people more decadent, more self-indulgent, more ruthless and more casually cruel than any of the characters in his novels.