Claimed [NOOK Book]

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Brides of the Kindred Book One?Claimed

Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her?until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn?t being forced into the Army, she?s been chosen as a Kindred bride.

The Kindred are huge alien warriors?a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward?the right to find brides ...

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Brides of the Kindred Book One—Claimed

Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride.

The Kindred are huge alien warriors—a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward—the right to find brides among the population. The chances of being chosen are about the same as those of winning the lottery—guess it’s just Liv’s lucky day.

Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.

Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mothership with Baird—their claiming period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.

But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She’s determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. And just as she thinks she knows what she wants, a twist of fate and an attack by the faceless Scourge AllFather changes everything…

Brides of the Kindred
The Series

A race of Genetic Traders from beyond the stars
Three very different types of men
All looking for one thing…their brides

In all their years of travel the Kindred have come across only three worlds with
species close enough to their own to initiate a trade.
Earth is the fourth.

Beast Kindred—Savage in battle these dark, brooding warriors from Rageron bring their passion and intensity to the bedroom. They possess a very special endowment that ensures every sexual experience is a tantric one.

Blood Kindred—Cold as ice to their enemies, these tall, blond warriors from Tranq Prime warm up when they find the right woman. But be careful…they bite.

Twin Kindred—Muscular and rugged, these warriors from Twin Moons always come in pairs and cannot be separated. They experience physical pain when parted from each other…or the one woman they both choose to love.

And then there is the enemy…

The Scourge—A genetic trade gone wrong, these menacing outsiders have twisted desires and sexual needs fierce enough to frighten away even the most adventurous. Their need to dominate and possess their women completely has led to a strange prophesy that they must fulfill…or die trying.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011189258
  • Publisher: Evangeline Anderson
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Series: Brides of the Kindred , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 18,925
  • File size: 433 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2011

    Excellent Start to an Exciting Series

    WARNING! SPOILERISH!

    I've faithfully purchased and read many Anderson novellas and novels with mixed reactions. "Claimed" showcases the author's imaginative world-building and exceptional storytelling skills. It is destined to fare well with lovers of the sci-fi/fantasy erotic romance genre.

    This is a good long read but it is worth every minute of your time. I enjoyed this story so much, I literally read until my eyes were too tired to perceive words anymore, put it away, and woke early the following day to finish it. It is a full-size novel (over 100K word count) and its length adds to its appeal. Anderson introduces a sympathetic hero and heroine, fascinating secondary characters, nifty alien technology, interplanetary politics and warcraft, and some truly funny culture shocks. I laughed, I frowned, I cheered for the ending, and bristled at the menacing baddies still lurking in the epilogue.

    My enjoyment took a bit of a nosedive about three quarters into the read. Much as I really enjoyed Baird and Olivia, I felt their characterization suffered in places, especially towards the third quarter or so of the novel. They were both well-drawn characters, quite interesting and likeable, but some mistakes they make seem a bit too childish and simplistic. Example: Olivia gets lost in a "bad neighborhood" during her stay aboard Baird's ship. When accosted by several unmated males determined to bond with her, she makes no effort whatsoever to defend herself, just morphs into "damsel in distress." Supposedly all Kindred men love and revere women, but their attitude toward Olivia is no different than third-world human thugs encountering a potential rape victim. I would have felt deeper respect for the Kindred code of honor if the unbonded males rose above their "need to bond" and respected Olivia's prior claim to Baird. There was a definite imbalance of power and advantage between Baird and Olivia. I would have enjoyed seeing greater "team effort" between the two of them to function as a couple and a family. NOTE: the teamwork DOES come, eventually, but it would've been nice to see more of it earlier.

    This novel contains explicit, graphic sex scenes, but the sex isn't overwhelming an interesting plot. There are some unique aspects to the sex due to some non-human traits in the Kindred males. I felt this was depicted tastefully and sensually.

    The ending felt a little compressed, not annoyingly so. For the most part, editorial quality is pretty good, but there are some typos and word usage mistakes that might bug more particular readers. Example: "prophesy" isn't a noun, it's a verb, but it's routinely used instead of "prophecy." Given the size and content of this book, I did not regard the typos as excessive, but a bit more "polish" would have left this a five star rating. As it is, I can hardly wait for the next installment of this series.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Recommend

    797 pages. Enjoyed reading. Strong female character. Great interaction between the characters.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Wow!

    Yowza that's HOT! Love this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Good read

    I love scify romance and this series is excellant. I do admit that I read book 3 first and then had to backtrack, but they can be read as standalones.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I have fell in love with these books can't put them down. I have

    I have fell in love with these books can't put them down. I have to keep reading to see what happens next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Excellant series!!

    I'm reading the 3rd book in this series, and I love them so far!! The close relationship the characters have with their friends/family
    was a great. I would recommend reading the books in order though. Its nice because this author does not repeat everything again in the following books, she introduces the "begining" of the next book from the previous one. You almost get two stories going, the main one; an a start of the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    LOVELOVELOVE!!!

    I love all good romance books but its very very rare to find a good, heartfelt si-fi romance. I could really feel a deep connection to Liv because if it was me i would be fighting to stay with the ones i love too. But personally i probably would not have lasted the first 300 pages with the way this kindered warrior did his seduction... can i say those scenes are Hot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Enjoyed this book very much.

    I did not think i would like this one in the series, because of the relationship between the three leading peoole, but i read it anyway, and i am glad i did. I would have miss out on an excellent book. I am not closed minded now. WHAT A STORY! This author is a new fav.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Hot

    Sorry my mess up, love it both books but wheres the 3rd book. B&N your slowing down, the 3rd book has been out now for close to two mo. B&N do you no longer care for your customer whom hold your nook in there hands, if so my hands can get really comfortable with a kindle.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Boring. ....

    Started ok but it just doesn't hold my interest...boring. same thing over and over...

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  • Posted May 22, 2014

    The first two-thirds of the book is boring.  The same thing over

    The first two-thirds of the book is boring.  The same thing over and over--he wants to claim her and she resists him.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Romance, sex and an evil guy Satan would kick out of hell. What more can you ask for

    This was a great love story with some majorly hot sex a cool plot that helps the adventures continue into the next books. I've now read them all and they are worth the time and money. If romantic adult books with a bit of a twist (in this case sic fi) are your thing this series is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Very good

    Enjoyed this first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Ms Jo

    Love this story...can't wait to read book 2.

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I liked the hero of this book a great deal and loved that it had

    I liked the hero of this book a great deal and loved that it had pets. Of course, aliens would have pets. And I like the bio/animal tech very
    much. 
    I will read the rest of the series most likely but not on auto buy.

    Spoilers!!!!!

    I didn't like how thin the plot is or that we got to explore the world and the people less. I also know exactly who will be paired up in the
     next books. I think that have designed to appeal (A were like alien, a vamp like alien, twin men) rather than what the world demands.
    But the idea of genetic traders is compelling. And the villains being a trade gone wrong intersting. I just don't think the heros need to
    be brothers with differnt mothers. I do like that we have a size 18 herione coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Should have dumped her.

    Book started well but it went on and on and on about how he tried to do everything to give him a chance and she continued to reject him. Of course, after he sell his soul, then she realizes she love him. Should have just dumped her ...... it's one thing to fight for love, but not for 800 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Amazing!

    I love the kindred books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    AWESOME!

    Definitely different. must try.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Must have!

    This is the first book in the series and it was a really great read. Had a hard time putting this one down. Can't wait until I read the second one!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    great

    800 pages of hot love scenes and a pretty good story. Entertaining, but not a "deep story with character development" that some reviewers want to see. This was a good book to entertain me, just what I was looking for.

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