Claimed (Brides of the Kindred Series #1)

Claimed (Brides of the Kindred Series #1)

by Evangeline Anderson

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011189258
Publisher: Evangeline Anderson
Publication date: 02/09/2011
Series: Brides of the Kindred Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,486
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Evangeline Anderson is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Brides of the Kindred and Born to Darkness series. She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since. You can find her online at her website Come visit for some free reads. Or, to be the first to find out about new books, join her newsletter.

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Claimed 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 271 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
irishblond66 More than 1 year ago
I have fell in love with these books can't put them down. I have to keep reading to see what happens next.
2k More than 1 year ago
797 pages. Enjoyed reading. Strong female character. Great interaction between the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected romance, not x-rated. This book has potential to be a great book. I loved the characters and story line. I read a lot of books. There are not many books that I have not finished, but this is one of them. I finally decided to stop reading it. All they talked about was dirty graphic sex. That's all this book was about. If that is what you like then this book is for you. Me, I like a good story and toned down romance. Some things need to be left to the imagination!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yowza that's HOT! Love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so annoying. Olivia was so annoying. But the creation of the universe was very cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The amount of planet lore the author made for this series is tremendous. I cannot wait to see more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to dive into the next book . Suspense is riding me very hard . The cliffhanger for each books are intriguing just enough for me to look toward the next book. New fave
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a shame-Anderson is a decent writer and storyteller, and there are some clever and creative ideas. Unfortunately, anything interesting is left by the wayside in favor of page after page after page of relentless, stomach-churning sexual assault. The two unlikeable main characters have ZERO chemistry. Couple that with the fact that their *attraction* is artificially caused by aphrodisiacs instead of any genuine feelings, and the sex scenes that take up a good half of the book become less erotic than just about anything I've ever read. There was the pontetial for a good book here. It's a shame the author chose to give is 300 pages of rape instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like sex but i've read 119 out of 316 pages and though it started good i'm getting really sick of all the descriptive talk of sex. It is incessant. And frustratingly normally i'd just skim over it but have to read thru it because alot of information is in there. This is the first book and the world building and cultural info about the kindred is important. The author is good. There have been some good scenes and good laughs but i was getting bored and annoyed enough right in the middle of a sex dream to stop reading and write this review. I read alot of sex filled books, but not this long. A 150 pages ok but over 300 i want more plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really really liked this book. Once I started reading it I did not want to stop. This book will have you laughing a lot. This is a must read. This book was free, but you can bet I have already bought book 2. This writer is good. Book one (CLAIMED) was my first time reading a book by Evangeline Anderson. Djc
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I'm not gonna lie I cried in some parts, I got very attached to these characters fast lol. I loved it!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I think one of my biggest pet peeves is that lately, romance authors think that a strong, independent woman has to be a complete brat when paired an alpha male type. Why is that? Liv acted like a whiny child for most of this book, and Baird was constantly putting himself out there and treating her with respect that she honestly did not deserve. I get it, you are being put in a difficult situation, but put your big girl panties on and stop whining! Ugh. I liked the premise, but I’m sensing a pattern here between the three main girls, and I just do not think I can handle another bratty romance novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Caught up in the story detailed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book away ! FUN AND SEXY AND COMPLETELY ABSORBING ! Cant wait to read the 2nd one !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did like the book. I do think the bad language was distracting , it is alllllll about sex, but it was sexy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. And I'm a fan of tall broad shouldered men!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is about aliens taking humans as brides. They have real life situations between a husband and a wife or boyfriend girlfriend. Really enjoyed the book. Can't wait to get the second book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drawnout but good