A King's Ransom: Masters of Pleasure

A King's Ransom: Masters of Pleasure

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by Reagan Hawk
     
 

Book One in the Masters of Pleasure Series

On a quest to find his brother, King Kritan of Katarius on the planet of Panucia finds himself ambushed, beaten, tortured and then sold to fight in the arena games. The people of Tamonius-his rival kingdom-condone slavery, take public sex to new lows and try to turn a profit off anything they can. Nothing can change his

Overview

Book One in the Masters of Pleasure Series

On a quest to find his brother, King Kritan of Katarius on the planet of Panucia finds himself ambushed, beaten, tortured and then sold to fight in the arena games. The people of Tamonius-his rival kingdom-condone slavery, take public sex to new lows and try to turn a profit off anything they can. Nothing can change his hatred for everything Tamonius... That is, until he meets the most breathtakingly beautiful woman he's ever laid eyes upon. Surina of the House of Argyros, daughter to a powerful senator, stirs the beast within him, making it want to lay claim to her as badly as the man does.

Free or not, Kritan is a master of seduction, and has selected Surina as his newest prey. But this virginal beauty has secrets of her own-ones that change everything. And destiny just might have the last laugh.

Warning: Novel contains graphic violence, explicit sex, MF and MFM, forced seduction, raw and gritty scenes of a society without order, an alpha male shifter king who sees what he wants and goes for it, all else be damned, a head guard who has many secrets but shares a passion for the heroine, and a virginal heroine who has longed to be taken roughly and claimed fully by a man. This novel is not for everyone or the faint of heart. Intended for adults only. Must be 18 years or older to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625010469
Publisher:
Raven Books The
Publication date:
04/22/2013
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

A pinch of fantasy, a dash of paranormal and a lot of erotic romance.

Reagan Hawk writes sexy alpha males and the women who make them bend with ease. To read more about Reagan's books, visit her website www.reaganhawk.com

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A King's Ransom: Masters of Pleasure 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 8 reviews.
tralee More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and look forward to more of the Masters of Pleasure A Kings Ransom by Reagan Hawk is innovative and hot it blends well written characters and storylines with sexual content that will make your toes curl. If you like your books with the steam factor set on high and a storyline to match this book is a must for your TBR list. King Kritan of Katarian has left his homeland for the cesspool Tamonius in search of his brother Jaelyn. Kritan needs to right the wrong he imposed two decades ago when he banished Jaelyn from their land. Surina is the daughter of a prominent senator, having an overprotective father means she is well guarded and finds little privacy. Surina knows when her father is around she has little room to breathe but she has learnt over the years how to slip the guards if only temporarily while he is away. Tamonius is known for its brutality, slavery and sexual deviancies but learning his brother could be in danger Kritan seeks the services of an informant to lead him to Jaelyn. Betrayed, captured and tortured Kritan is held as a slave until the most captivating woman he had ever seen comes to his aide, his inner beast stirred both man and beast have a demanding desire to lay claim to the beauty before him. A King's Ransom is recommended for readers 18+
samanthajayne13 More than 1 year ago
Really great sci-fi action book. The romance in the book is hot from the beginning to the end. The chemistry between Surina and Kritan is instance the first moment they see each other. They will do anything to be together. Can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the first book in the Masters of Pleasure series by Reagan Hawk. King Kritan of Katarian is on a quest to find his brother. He is ambushed, beaten, and then sold to fight in the arena games. When he sees Surina who is the daughter of the powerful senator, he wants to claim her. This book is graphic with explicit sex scenes, but has a great story. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.   A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Sci FI for your pleasure. Blazing and Romantic. Really Great Story. ***A gifted copy was provided by the author for my honest review****** A King’s Ransom is a sci fi/erotica romance that has such a lush feel to the storytelling which will envelop you immediately as you start reading. The world the characters are in are in the future but it has almost a historical quality to the times. When you read this story, you will understand my meaning. King Kritan has not been close to his brother for a long time due to some huge misunderstanding. Kritan decides to go looking for him and hears that he may be in a neighboring kingdom called Tamonius which is known for acts of public sexuality, violence, and illegal practices of magic. So he decides to go undercover to try and find his brother by disguising himself. During his journey there, he ends up getting captured, beaten, and sold as a slave. He is deposited to his new master and is yet again attacked and beaten by his new master’s guards for refusing to wear a collar. He is rescued by the masters virginal daughter Surina from his beating which she stopped immediately. Kritan has somehow stumbled into some political mess and if he doesn’t get out of here, things are going to get really bad.  Surina is a very sweet but naïve young woman. She has been given a good living by her father. He has made sure to protect her and show her only good things and never the horrible, evil things found out in the streets.   Her father has taken every step to promote her education and to make her independent. Surina is very kind and warm to everyone. When she sees a slave being beat, she immediately goes to stop the beating and her thoughts toward righting that wrong, that kindness for that “slave” has ramifications for her life is going to change in ways she never expected.  For when Surina helps Kritan escape, he takes her captive and back to his home kingdom. And this is when Surina is about to find out what men will do for greed , lust and money; and she finds herself in the bed of a man who is so very much more than he admits to being.  This is a story of a man on a mission to finding his brother in an effort to right a wrong. He ends up meeting a woman who , for a lack of a better term, “ rocks his boat”. There is so many twists and turns in this story along with the sci fi angle and also some scorching erotica angle. You have M/F and there is a tease of an M/F/M angle as well. I do not want to give away that at all. There are so many things to love about this story.  I cant wait for more in Ms. Hawk’s follow up from this new storyline. I loved the sci-fi fantasy erotica for it definitely was my cup of tea. I loved Kritan and Surina. I do hope we get to see more of them in book two to know how they are doing. MY RATING: 4..5 stars **** 
LO512 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. It was deep and complex, there were a lot of issues and emotional zones touched upon. I found Kritan and Surina to be well developed characters, who knew their minds and what they wanted for their lives. Despite their troubled circumstances they were able to stand strong and fight for their relationship and their love. Both of them held such heavy burdens but they didn't let it stop them from igniting their passion filled connection. Though the odds were against them, with the help of Surina's bodyguard and friend Rawlin they were able to blossom a love that would help them all.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4  Narration 4 Story 4  A touch of the otherworldly with initially bizarre influences of ancient Roman attitudes, this sci-fi erotic romance is fast-paced, dramatic and well-developed keeping readers wanting more.  The historical influence is felt in some of the constraints on the citizens of the worlds: Panucia had advanced technology, but the leaders of the variant territories banned their use, as well as intergalactic travel.  Slavery, gladiator games and other bloodsports are common and popular, prostitution is rife in the lower classes, and much like today some territories and people are more cruel and harsh in their punishments than others.  Surinia is well-heeled and raised to be independent and thoughtful. When she takes up for the cruel punishment of a slave, her life changes and she sees the cruelty and despicable acts that heretofore had been beyond her notice.  Kritan, a Kartarian half man-half beast is on a mission to find his estranged brother. Caught in a trap, he is enslaved and rescued by the lovely Surinia.  As she questions and learns more about this intriguing man, she agrees to help him escape: yet he uses her as a captive.  The story winds through backstory, intrigue, political machinations and some seriously hot and steamy moments, with scenes of ménage and some dance about the lines of dubious consent. A bit more ‘take charge and push the boundaries than many may be comfortable with, this sci-fi romp does bring plot and purpose to the story and gives solid reasoning to the choices.  Narration is provided by David Benjamin Bliss and he manages to navigate all of the changes in characters, emotion, personality and threat with aplomb: creating distinct voices for each character with changes in pitch, tone and delivery.  Small inflection changes add tension or emotion as required by the text, and the narration never overwhelms or directs the story that is being told.  A wonderfully fun sci-fi romp that dances on the edge of propriety, but keeps readers and listeners wanting more of the world and the beings that live there.  I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Readinginpajamas-Donna More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a hot sex filled story, than this is it. Surina was kept sheltered from the hedonistic activities of the city around her but that didn’t mean her lust could not be awakened by the handsome slave of her father. As they fight for freedom their passion and love grows. I don’t usually read Sci-Fi based books so this was a stretch for me but it was fast paced, full of explicit action and kept me reading. *Review copy was provided by Mandy Roth in exchange for an honest review.