I love Emily Tilton. She writes such lovely, lovely words. They are lovely and dirty and just fun to read. Part of what makes them so dirty is the way that Emily uses language. Literally, there is no one I’ve read that uses language the way that she does when she’s talking about shame, humiliation, and objectification. She truly has no equal. So, let’s talk about A Shameful Experiment and the way that Emily uses language.
So, in this book, we’re in Emily’s Selecta universe. Selecta is a huge corporation with its fingers in all the pies of the world. They own politicians, police (literally), and basically the world, through various shell companies. The people in charge at Selecta are very into traditional gender roles, spanking, submissive sex, and all that fun stuff. You’d be amazed at how much they manipulate the world to make it ideal for their various enterprises, which generally involve training young women to be concubines and selling off their services for a period of time.
With this one, Selecta, along with 2 other big businesses, and some governmental stuff, have sponsored a space mission to Saturn. They are sending off a number of ridiculously hot people who aren’t allowed to have sex for two years into space. When they are there, they are going to do an experiment with some seriously delicate sciencey stuff. However, that’s not exactly what happens.
Tillie is a rebel, she’s worked hard her entire life to stay out from under the eyes of the government and corporations, but when she sees the authorities coming her way, she ducks under a fence and ends up in the spaceship, hiding in a box full of delicate sciencey stuff, which she ends up breaking.
When they find out that they have a stowaway, the astronauts are rightly pissed because everything got broken, and then Mission Control tells them that she’s going to have a job. Tillie is their new Sexual Relief Device. In other words, she’s their fucktoy for the next 2 years. Pretty much anything any of the men or women on the crew wants to do to her, sexually, is all good.
OK, so here’s where Emily’s genius with language comes in. She uses clinical language to describe having sex in a way that would be wrong when it came from anyone else, but is incredibly erotic coming from her. If I read a sentence with an older guy telling a 19 year old virgin that he was going to strap her bottom and then put his penis in her anus because that’s how naughty girls get fucked in any book other than one of Emily’s I would possibly cringe a little bit. But, the way that Emily does it and the way that she establishes her world from the very beginning, makes the language fit in.
In this book, when what’s going to happen to Tillie is being discussed, with her sitting right there but without her input, instead of talking about her vulva, her bottom, her mouth, it’s all about the vulva, the bottom, the mouth. I loved that, because it really emphasized what was happening to Tillie and what her new role was.
I know that I’m not doing Emily’s book or her talent justice at all. I don’t know that it’s anything that I can actually explain well. But, I tried. And I know that every time I read one of her books, I’m going to be in awe as to how talented Emily is and how the way that she uses language and the concepts of shame, humiliation, degradation, and objectification so well. And I will always agree with Rayanna Jamison, who says that Emily is the Queen of Filth.
Emily has a large catalog, much of it in KU, so it’s easy to get ahold of her books. If you like her and join her newsletter, you can also request 2 of her backlog books, as long as they are over 6 months old. She writes all kinds of books, from historical to age play, so you should have no problems finding the one that you really want to read.
OK, that’s all for me for today. Really, go check out Emily’s books. You won’t be sorry! Happy reading!
Here’s some pretty stars to look at, since today’s book takes place in space.