Captive Surrender [NOOK Book]

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An elite member of the Psi Police Corps, Maurra instinctively goes to the alien's defense when she sees him attacked by a group of vicious Kronners. Her attempt fails and Maurra wakes, naked, in a cell on a Kronner ship—her psionic abilities rendered useless.

She discovers that the alien, Safan, was also kidnapped and is held in the cell next to hers. They are both horrified when a disembodied voice tells them their lives will be spared on one...

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An elite member of the Psi Police Corps, Maurra instinctively goes to the alien's defense when she sees him attacked by a group of vicious Kronners. Her attempt fails and Maurra wakes, naked, in a cell on a Kronner ship—her psionic abilities rendered useless.

She discovers that the alien, Safan, was also kidnapped and is held in the cell next to hers. They are both horrified when a disembodied voice tells them their lives will be spared on one condition: that they have sex for the amusement of their "audience".

In a situation with no escape, Maurra and Safan reluctantly obey and are surprised to find that their intimate performance opens them to new levels of pleasure. But when their captors reveal the next level of their sick plan, Maurra and Safan grow desperate to escape—together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426897108
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 80,405
  • File size: 857 KB

Meet the Author

Linda loves to write romance with a fantasy or science-fiction flair. Her technique is often described as being as visual as a motion picture or graphic novel. By day she is a kindergarten teacher, wife and mother of two who lives in a small south Texas town near the Gulf Coast. But at night she delves into alternate worlds filled with daring exploits and sensuous, erotic romance.

Linda is the author of numerous bestsellers, and in March 2010 Whiskey Creek Press Torrid named her Author of the Year.

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The music was almost eardrum-shattering loud, but the crowd didn't seem to mind. Neither did Maurra. And as long as she stayed here she could drink herself into mindless oblivion.

Maurra kept an eye on the clientele coming and going from the bar. A ragtag lot, mostly miscreants and petty criminals. The higher-class customers kept their distance from places like this. This late at night there were more people coming in than heading out, which meant there was a greater chance of someone getting pissed and slitting someone else's throat. When that happened, she'd have to step in whether she wanted to or not.

It was much easier to handle drunks when she'd downed a few herself.

The high-pitched squeals that passed for music died briefly, long enough for the performer to quench its six throats. Creatures around her continued their chitter-chatter. Some used electronic translators. Most conversed as best they could with sign language and the occasional grunt, along with a smattering of Varonese, the universal language on this end of the Carbucharon galaxy.

In the near darkness at the rear of the room, away from the door and stage, her deep scarlet uniform looked black. It was the best camouflage she could manage. Several patrons had already spotted the crest identifying her as one of the exclusive Joramansu, the psionic police who patrolled this vector of space. A few moved closer, as if having a JoJo nearby ensured their safety. More sidled to the other side of the bar or left altogether.

It didn't matter. Her job on this planet was complete. She'd caught the bad guys and they were awaiting extradition. The bosses had sent her their congratulations. And she deserved a little rest and relaxation before boarding her own flight back to headquarters.

Sighing, she took another sip of her drink. Potent stuff. She wouldn't need more than one to get ass-over-elbows drunk.

There was a sudden loud squalling at the opposite side of the bar. Maurra squinted to clear her vision the same moment a loud and irritated roar cracked the nearby mugs. It was an Ellinod and what looked like two Par Mattas. She grunted. This should be good. The Ellinod was at least two meters taller and a goodly number of kilos heavier than both Par Mattas bolted together. She'd watch and step in if she was needed.

The slimy Par Mattas were squeaking up a storm and waving their tentacles in the air. Maurra wondered how the Ellinod fit in. The beastly looking creatures were loners. They didn't do business with other species outside of their mining operations and rarely ventured away from their home world. When they did, it had to be for a damn good reason.

She frowned. The Ellin system was a good two dozen or more light years from here. What in the world would one be doing on Cura-Cura in the first place?

Now her internal alarm was going off, warning her that too many variables weren't adding up properly. What had the Ellinod done to piss the Par Mattas off? And why were people giving them a wide berth? Slowly, almost nonchalantly, she unhooked her ankles and lowered her booted feet to the floor. She sat up straighter, never taking her eyes away from the scene.

The Ellinod's gnarled face was gray. From the little she knew about the creatures, that gray was a sign the alien was angry.

Correction. He was furious.

If he reaches out and grabs one of those—

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

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    A steamy Sci-Fi story

    When Maurra steps in to stop a fight between an Ellinod and Kronners outside a bar, she is taken out from behind by another Kronner. She wakes up naked in a cell on a ship with the Ellinod prisoner in another cell as well. Their captor demands that they have intercourse while being recorded so that he can broadcast to paying "customers", if they don't he will kill the Ellinod and bring in a less humanoid creature to fornicate with Maurra. The story follows Maurra and Safan while in captivity and even after wards while the face the repercussions of inter-species sex that they were forced to have. (you see that is a HUGE no no)

    I really liked Safan. I thought he was a fascinating character and it wasn't because of his species. He was a strong minded and took control of the situation and even though he didn't know Maurra, he still had the drive to protect her. However, he was willing to pass the reins to Maurra and let her take charge and trust in that she knew what she was doing.

    I thought the author did a good job with world building without overwhelming the reader with information. The characters were nicely developed to where you got a sense of who they were without taking pages to explain their back history, after all the story is only 186 pages long. The only thing I was a little bummed about was how predictable the story is. I was sort of hoping for a curve ball but even so the story was still good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Fabulous Sci Fi Adventure....

    This was an interesting Science Fiction Erotica novel. I liked the fact that Safan was a true alien. He was humanoid sexually, but not otherwise, which I have found to be unusual in Sci Fi romances. Usually the love interest may be an alien, but most times their features are very humanoid. That was not the case with Safan. The Ellinod race, which is what Safan belongs to, are large creatures. They have skin that is leather-like with shades of greys, blacks, and browns. Within his race, he is an enforcer so that means he has been allowed to keep his curved horns on his head (I pictured them like ram horns.) I really liked the horns especially since they were an erotic zone for him.

    Maurra is human, but she has psionic powers which enable her to focus energy with her mind. As such, she is also an interstellar enforcer...one of the JoJo's. A trap is set for these two as revenge and as a money-making scheme by a convict whom Maurra had caught. While unconscious, they are stripped and imprisoned within a facility wired with video feeds. Their captors have sold the video feeds to millions of people throughout the universe for their viewing pleasure of the "show." Inter-species sex is a high crime, but when faced with death vs. the crime, Safan & Maurra choose sex. Surprisingly, and despite their differences in size, they enjoy the experience and start to bond, which makes these scenes really incredibly hot.

    That is just the first bit of the novel. The rest of the novel is the story of how Maurra and Safan survive after they have been convicted of their crimes on their individual worlds and deal with the fall-out of the universe knowing what they did.

    It's an interesting novel. I really enjoyed both of these characters. Safan is this huge, tough-looking guy, but from the very beginning, he is trying to protect Maurra. Because of his size, this truly could have been a horrible experience for her, but he made sure to keep her sexually aroused so that she wouldn't be torn apart by him. They are in a no-win situation. All of their choices are bad ones so they go with the only ones that they see as viable.

    Like Safan, Maurra is a protector at heart. She risks herself time and again to save him and others throughout the book. She's tough and has no fear, even when she knows that she's likely to die from her actions. I liked how she relied on her instincts and would just jump on into a situation without any second thoughts. This is a girl of action. She's proactive and I loved that about her.

    This is an interesting world and I enjoyed watching Safan & Maurra learn to trust each other and their feelings, regardless of the outside influences. There was a good bit of action-adventure to this novel too, with the accompanying space travel and high-tech ships and gadgets which made it a fun read for the Sci Fi geek inside of me

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    wow

    nice

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

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    Fabulous Sci Fi Adventure...

    My Review:
    This was an interesting Science Fiction Erotica novel. I liked the fact that Safan was a true alien. He was humanoid sexually, but not otherwise, which I have found to be unusual in Sci Fi romances. Usually the love interest may be an alien, but most times their features are very humanoid. That was not the case with Safan. The Ellinod race, which is what Safan belongs to, are large creatures. They have skin that is leather-like with shades of greys, blacks, and browns. Within his race, he is an enforcer so that means he has been allowed to keep his curved horns on his head (I pictured them like ram horns.) I really liked the horns especially since they were an erotic zone for him.


    Maurra is human, but she has psionic powers which enable her to focus energy with her mind. As such, she is also an interstellar enforcer...one of the JoJo's. A trap is set for these two as revenge and as a money-making scheme by a convict whom Maurra had caught. While unconscious, they are stripped and imprisoned within a facility wired with video feeds. Their captors have sold the video feeds to millions of people throughout the universe for their viewing pleasure of the "show." Inter-species sex is a high crime, but when faced with death vs. the crime, Safan & Maurra choose sex. Surprisingly, and despite their differences in size, they enjoy the experience and start to bond, which makes these scenes really incredibly hot.


    That is just the first bit of the novel. The rest of the novel is the story of how Maurra and Safan survive after they have been convicted of their crimes on their individual worlds and deal with the fall-out of the universe knowing what they did.


    It's an interesting novel. I really enjoyed both of these characters. Safan is this huge, tough-looking guy, but from the very beginning, he is trying to protect Maurra. Because of his size, this truly could have been a horrible experience for her, but he made sure to keep her sexually aroused so that she wouldn't be torn apart by him. They are in a no-win situation. All of their choices are bad ones so they go with the only ones that they see as viable.


    Like Safan, Maurra is a protector at heart. She risks herself time and again to save him and others throughout the book. She's tough and has no fear, even when she knows that she's likely to die from her actions. I liked how she relied on her instincts and would just jump on into a situation without any second thoughts. This is a girl of action. She's proactive and I loved that about her.


    This is an interesting world and I enjoyed watching Safan & Maurra learn to trust each other and their feelings, regardless of the outside influences. There was a good bit of action-adventure to this novel too, with the accompanying space travel and high-tech ships and gadgets which made it a fun read for the Sci Fi geek inside of me.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

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    Steamhot Coital Scenes but Average Plot

    This one left me with very conflicting emotions. There were the ups and there were the downs, but ultimately, I'll say there were more ups.

    Let me start off by saying that sci-fi novels have very similar storylines and since I've already read more than a few sci-fi novels, this one seemed pretty predictable to me. Which ultimately debilitated the excitement and suspense for me. But well, Mooney is a great writer and her words carried me to the end.

    The world building is amazing. Detailed but not overtly fanciful or redundant. It was stunning, really. All the peripheral stuff came together with the nitty-gritty, and voila, you get yourself a crazy backdrop. Lol. Aside from that, the characters were well-formed and their interactions were..well, fun. Those that made an impression were actually those that were witty and funny. Lol, got a kick out of those.

    Maurra started off as a very serious, no-nonsense type of officer. Stern and always in control. But you could see as the story progressed, she embraced more of her feminine side and even developed a sense of humor in the end.

    The male protagonist, Safan the Ellinod, is a giant hulk of a man. Not man, more of a humanoid alien. He has horns which are as sensitive as his manhood. Lol. Anyway, not the point. To me, Safan wasn't the ideal male protagonist. Not that I don't like him, just not the best that I've seen. He's dominant in bed, yeah, but out of bed? It's more of Maurra steering the reins, so nope, he didn't make the cut for me.

    Captive Surrender is like the rated version of Jess Granger's Beyond the Shadows. I have to say, Mooney sure has some sick and sadistic thoughts up there! But patrons enjoy it, so why not right?

    Two things that bugged me was the speed at which their feelings for each other developed and that sometimes there were just too many coincidences that it made the problem solving a little too convenient. Firstly, how can you actually develop feelings for someone just because he was gentle to you in the course of being sexually violated?

    And about the convenience issue, somehow during her rather ambitious endeavors, EVERYTHING was to her favor, and EVERYTHING that happened seemed to fit into her plans. Which got quite fallacious at some point.

    Furthermore, the hype and suspense dwindled down midway though the book. But it got back up again right after! I swear, it shot up real quick. Lol, a little wacky there.

    The ending..Sigh, the ending. The ending was suh-weeeet. Really romantic!

    As a sci-fi novel, it's considered not bad; As a erotica, woah, it's burning up here! World building and character development, not bad either. However, the predictability and all tempted me to stop reading the book quite a number of times, is what ultimately made me give it a meager 3 stars.

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