Ral's Woman (Zorn Warriors Series #1)

Ral's Woman (Zorn Warriors Series #1)

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by Laurann Dohner
     
 

Ariel never knew aliens existed until she finds herself kidnapped and taken from Earth. When the Anzon declare humans useless, she learns her fate-prize for the winner of a brutal fight between large, muscled alien men.

Ral is a Zorn warrior. He has also been kidnapped by the Anzon, along with his crew. Forced into slavery, he's got one thing on his…  See more details below

Overview

Ariel never knew aliens existed until she finds herself kidnapped and taken from Earth. When the Anzon declare humans useless, she learns her fate-prize for the winner of a brutal fight between large, muscled alien men.

Ral is a Zorn warrior. He has also been kidnapped by the Anzon, along with his crew. Forced into slavery, he's got one thing on his mind-freeing his people. That is, until he sees the small human woman he's willing to fight to win. He doesn't just want her body, he wants her heart forever.

In the hands of a hot alien, Ariel is about to discover how pleasurable captivity can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419924064
Publisher:
Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
09/04/2009
Series:
Zorn Warriors Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
23,928
File size:
324 KB

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Ral's Woman (Zorn Warriors Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 259 reviews.
CeCeSG More than 1 year ago
I don't think I was as enamored with this book as other readers. This is a sci-fi romance, whith plenty of action and adventure. I was very excited to read this book when I initally bought it, but after reading I think I enjoyed the concept more than the execution. For me there was a disconnect that probably could have been remedy with a bit more detail. When I think about the book only being 89 pages (on my e-reader) and how much happened (several fight scenes, several love scenes, a change in location, and a couple of misunderstandings between the main characters) there was a lot that happened with minimal descriptive detail. There were a couple of times that I found myself rolling my eyes at Ariel, the heroine. For instance when she asks him why Ral (the alpha male) won't return her to his own world. At first she's "furious" but after a brief explanation from him that boiled to "ehh, I'm not sure if I could find it" and "you're mine", emotionally she capitulates since afterall she's known him a month and can't imagine life without him. If that's the case then what was there to be furious over in the first place? That was one place that a little more description of the true reasons behind the emotion would have helped. Maybe she was worried about being discarded by him on his planet; maybe she was upset because she'd received no reassurances from him in the time they traveled; maybe she thought about it and her life on Earth wasn't hard to leave behind for a variety of reasons? Editing wise, it could use a re-read. There were several spots where words were missing or an improper word was used. It didn't detract from the story, but it did get annoying after a while. Overall, nothing about this book made me want to read the next in the series or anything else by this author. The writing was just okay and the plot was not as fleshed out as it could have been. That's not to say I won't read something else if it catches my interest, but I certainly won't seek anything out by this author and I'll count my pennies before I buy another book by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was good but only about 85 pages and so I think it was very overpriced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Series Intro. Although I think $4.99 is a lot for a book less than 100 pages long, what was there was good. Very entertaining. Ariel's consent, when she first meets Ral, is dubious to say the least. But looking at it from his point of view, she belongs to him according to his laws and culture. He could do whatever he wanted to her, short of causing physical harm. The relationship does develop quickly, they go from near rape to love within a day or two. But I give Ariel credit for accepting what can't be changed, that her being there wasn't Ral's fault, so being miserable and nasty to him doesn't accomplish anything. She decides to make the best of things, and this in turn endears her to Ral. Ral is possessive, controlling and protective. But Ariel stands up to him and does get him to change some of his ways. The communication problems that develop when the translator devices are removed are interesting. Usually in erotica romance communication places a far second to sex. It was refreshing to find an author who doesn't fear to put importance on clear communication between romantic leads. The dialog sometimes is simplistic, but overall, I enjoyed the story and the characters. Laurann gives a lot of drama, love scenes and culture shock/clash in 90 pages. It was a great intro to the rest of the series, all of which I purchased and read after finishing this book. I read on Laurann's web site that she is planning on at least three more books for this series. I will be buying them as soon as they are available. Love those Zorn warriors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite of the Zorn warriors Series but I love all your books your imagination is incredible and fascinating. you creat a whole other world please don't stop I'll be looking forward to more. Your characters are wonderfully developed and the reader get the feeling that they are on that planet .. Just breath-taking Oreana M
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book free and loved it, Would have paid for it. I even bought the second book in the series and plan on buying them all!
R_Rearden More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up for free. The cover is OMG yummy, and the story is even better. If I was kidnapped by an alien, I'd pray for two things: he wants to keep and bond with me bad enough to fight to the death for me, AND he's gorgeous enough to salivate over! I'm definitely reading more of Ms Dohner's work!
KPOM More than 1 year ago
The plot line for the whole story I thought was very captivating and unique. However, the story lacked details and only really described sex scenes in depth. It moved way too fast as well. It takes only a day or two for "I love you's" to come out, which really is a damper. The story could have been so much more, so epic, only if it had been approached by a style that was slower and not always focused on the sex. It only took me three hours to read as well. I would rather read a story well done, and long, than a short one that is poorly written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end immensely! So much so, that I read it in one day. Loved the characters! Can't wait to see how the author expands on the series. I purchased them all and am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Kudos to the writer!
honu_chick More than 1 year ago
A friend just lent me this book and I couldn't put it down. It had some very hot & sizzling scenes, but it had a wonderful love story. Gotta get this book for myself & purchase her other books in this series. love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sci fi done right. Great fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I have read by Laurann Dohner and I loved it. I will definitely read more books by this author. These books have an interesting spin on earth women getting taken to a different planet. In this book Ariel is abducted by the Anzons, Ral (who is a Zorn Warrior) fights for her and claims her. This book is hot!!!!
Super-Soosy More than 1 year ago
I love this whole series and would recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal romance but is looking for a change from the vampire scene. The world of Zorn is made up of large hunky ALIENS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE this author & this series! Can't wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got it free and I couln't ask for more. Want to read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite well written, though there are some editorial mistakes. There was an impressive amount of world-building for a rather short story, and the action moves the plot along quickly. Some of the dialogue sounds stilted, but given that the characters are communicating via translation devices, the awkwardness actually makes sense.
hrschic More than 1 year ago
I like this series and author, but this book is terribly hard to read at times due to poor editing. Some sentences make no sense. Other times the story contradicts itself. Two paragraphs have sentences that do not follow each other. It is quite distracting. Otherwise, the plot is intriguing and the characters are likeable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like a lot of her other stories, but after reading this, I won't invest in the rest of the Zorn series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sex with great love. It is set in an interesting storyline. You cant help but love this couple and their story.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book is a keeper! Loved it! Great writing!
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good
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