The Bid

The Bid

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Discipline Of Love

Strapped and chained on the block, a masterpiece of naked flesh and muscle turns slowly. . .the eyes of the crowd devour the sight of Vejhon, whose platinum-white hair and cat-green eyes mark him as newly captured from a wild planet on the outer edges of space. The noble men and women erupt in a bidding frenzy--that finally stops…  See more details below

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Discipline Of Love

Strapped and chained on the block, a masterpiece of naked flesh and muscle turns slowly. . .the eyes of the crowd devour the sight of Vejhon, whose platinum-white hair and cat-green eyes mark him as newly captured from a wild planet on the outer edges of space. The noble men and women erupt in a bidding frenzy--that finally stops on a man named Najir. This strikingly handsome man who strangely resembles Vejhon cries out the winning bid on behalf of the lady he serves. Hanna Drakoulous now has a matched pair of the finest males in the galaxy. . .

Shackled, Vejhon can only marvel at the mysterious beauty with blue skin and shining eyes whom Najir clearly worships. But Vejhon refuses to humble himself--until Hanna's kiss strikes him like lightning. First dominant, then sensually tender, she arouses him to explosive sexual passion that goes beyond the limits of physical pleasure. What manner of mistress has bought him and what does she want? Freedom is what he wants, but will she be worth the price?

Let's talk about JAX. I have an aka. You may know me as Jacquelyn Frank. Now, I'm not getting tricky on you or trying to confuse you, it's just that sometimes I write something that goes a little out of the norm; walks a fine line with erotica, or perhaps crosses right into it. So we created JAX. JAX will be where you can find a steamier side of Jacquelyn Frank. In the end, though, it's all still me. I still live in Asheville, NC, with my nine cats. (I swear. . .nine is my absolute limit! No, I mean it this time!) I still love my little girl to pieces and I'm still trying to save the world one book at a time.

WARNING! This is a REALLY HOT book. (Sexually Explicit)

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ISBN-13:
9780758262462
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,082,494
File size:
630 KB

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The Bid 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Joanna_Terrero More than 1 year ago
Vejhon, a colonel fighting invaders on his home planet is ensnared by the enemy and sold to slave traders who take him to the other side of the galaxy. He ends up in a distant land where a feudal system rules, and slavery is a way of life. Vejhon's bid is won by Najir, who pays the highest amount ever paid for a slave in behalf of his mistress, Hanna Drakoulous. Najir buys Vejhon right before he gets sold to the Baron Majum, whose sadistic treatment nobody survives. This enkindles the feud going on between the Drakoulous and Majum houses for generations. Both Hanna Drakoulous and Baron Majum hold a seat at the legislature running the country. Baron Majum's atrocities are suspected by his peers although they ignore his vicious nature. Hanna and Najir have special plans for Vejhon. Who refuses to submit to his new way of life while Hanna proves the benefits of being bought by her. Most erotic romances I'd read include early sexual encounters between the main couple. In The Bid, there is not sexual intercourse between them until the half of the book. There is nudity on the first pages, and on the third chapter the sexual explicitness begins, but the author takes her time developing the characters, and the exotic world they dwell. Which I appreciate. In the situation Vejhon and Hanna are, it would have awkward for them to have wild sex from the first chapters. When they finally do it, it's more like making love. I wish I could tell you more without ruining JAX's efforts in keeping the suspenseful plot going on. It was really exciting for me to keep turning pages trying to figure out the secrets Hanna and Najir hide. JAX brilliantly handles the suspense. I read The Bid past midnight, looking at the clock and thinking I should stop, because I must wake up early, but I had to read another page. The mystery is revealed by the second half of the book, and from there is an action roller coaster until the last page. The Bid is an entertaining page turner, JAX strives to depict the fantastic and distance world and its habitants. The story is a sci fi action thriller with elements of urban fantasy. The paranormal is present in the form of shapeshifters. And I have the hunch is the first of a series. I will be looking forward to more books from JAX. The words, in a galaxy far, far away - just got a new meaning.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
An entertaining story about Hannah, the Master of the Drakoulous House, who is on the hunt for her mate, a mate she has to find from an alien from another world, and the only way to do that is through buying a slave. She finds what she needs in Vejhon, but he is a powerful warrior who was kidnapped from his planet and he chafes at being reduced to the status of slave. The story focuses on their growing relationship, the building of trust, and the fighting for the right to be free in a slave driven economy. I found the futuristic sci-fi setting was a refreshing change from my usual paranormal and historical setting. Vejhon was a strong male character and I liked him as the male lead. The way the story ends was perfect and entertaining. If you like Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalker series, then I recommend this one to try out. It is a stand-alone which makes it easy to pick up and read, though by the end of the book, I found myself wishing that it was part of a series.
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gello More than 1 year ago
Quick read, some what predictable, but mildly entertaining. If you have the choice of something you REALLY want to read and this book, read this one second. Not for kids!
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Ruby_78 More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of the dark and twisted kind of romance with a little dominance and submission then you will like this book. I believe it is a fantastic start to a series( if she does one) that could be great. I fell in love with the chracters. you get plenty of backround on the chracters and it leves you wanting more.
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