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Make contact with the hottest alien anthology in the universe! Claimed Among the Stars will rocket you to reading bliss with more action, adventure, and pleasure than one planet can contain. Curl up with this collection of wild and wonderful heavenly bodies and venture to the unknown worlds that only your favorite sci-fi romance authors could create. Hearts in zero gravity a Make contact with the hottest alien anthology in the universe! Claimed Among the Stars will rocket you to reading bliss with more action, adventure, and pleasure than one planet can contain. Curl up with this collection of wild and wonderful heavenly bodies and venture to the unknown worlds that only your favorite sci-fi romance authors could create. Hearts in zero gravity are free to fall, and destiny awaits unsuspecting heroines far across the galaxy. Whether you love a trip that's nice and easy or dark and intense, this collaboration of more than fifty bestselling authors is guaranteed to please. Embrace the heat, the sweet, the dark, and the depraved, and grab your copy of Claimed Among the Stars today! A word of warning: this anthology is only available for a limited time, so grab your copies now before they blast off forever. The proceeds of Claimed Among the Stars will benefit The National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, which serves women and children in the United States and abroad. This anthology contains exclusive, never before published stories by: Kate Rudolph Zoey Draven Tasha Black Tana Stone Nancey Cummings Honey Phillips Octavia Kore Ella Maven Tamsin Ley Iona Strom V. K. Ludwig Hope Hart Alana Khan Victoria Aveline SJ Sanders Alison Aimes Jade Waltz Ava Ross V. T. Bonds Kyra Snow Annabelle Rex Amarra Skye Liz Paffel Elizabeth Stephens Olivia Riley Veronica Scott Elin Wyn Hattie Jacks Samantha Rose A. G. Wilde Alexis B. Osborne Ella Blake Stephanie West Jessica Grayson Ivy Knox Lynnea Lee Kate Stevens Julie K. Cohen Hannah Haze Sarah Johns C. Y. Croc Leslie Chase Tina Moss Ana B. Starr L. Starfyre Lilly Griffin V.C. Lancaster Loretta Johns R. L. Olvitt Julie L. Vance Kassie Keegan


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Make contact with the hottest alien anthology in the universe! Claimed Among the Stars will rocket you to reading bliss with more action, adventure, and pleasure than one planet can contain. Curl up with this collection of wild and wonderful heavenly bodies and venture to the unknown worlds that only your favorite sci-fi romance authors could create. Hearts in zero gravity a Make contact with the hottest alien anthology in the universe! Claimed Among the Stars will rocket you to reading bliss with more action, adventure, and pleasure than one planet can contain. Curl up with this collection of wild and wonderful heavenly bodies and venture to the unknown worlds that only your favorite sci-fi romance authors could create. Hearts in zero gravity are free to fall, and destiny awaits unsuspecting heroines far across the galaxy. Whether you love a trip that's nice and easy or dark and intense, this collaboration of more than fifty bestselling authors is guaranteed to please. Embrace the heat, the sweet, the dark, and the depraved, and grab your copy of Claimed Among the Stars today! A word of warning: this anthology is only available for a limited time, so grab your copies now before they blast off forever. The proceeds of Claimed Among the Stars will benefit The National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, which serves women and children in the United States and abroad. This anthology contains exclusive, never before published stories by: Kate Rudolph Zoey Draven Tasha Black Tana Stone Nancey Cummings Honey Phillips Octavia Kore Ella Maven Tamsin Ley Iona Strom V. K. Ludwig Hope Hart Alana Khan Victoria Aveline SJ Sanders Alison Aimes Jade Waltz Ava Ross V. T. Bonds Kyra Snow Annabelle Rex Amarra Skye Liz Paffel Elizabeth Stephens Olivia Riley Veronica Scott Elin Wyn Hattie Jacks Samantha Rose A. G. Wilde Alexis B. Osborne Ella Blake Stephanie West Jessica Grayson Ivy Knox Lynnea Lee Kate Stevens Julie K. Cohen Hannah Haze Sarah Johns C. Y. Croc Leslie Chase Tina Moss Ana B. Starr L. Starfyre Lilly Griffin V.C. Lancaster Loretta Johns R. L. Olvitt Julie L. Vance Kassie Keegan

30 review for Claimed Among the Stars

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amanda books_ergo_sum

    Releasing Maladek by Victoria Aveline ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m a simple girl. Just give me some fated mates, a human who was abducted by aliens and has been living most of her life in space, a really tall, muscular, and rough around the edges alien who’s so strong he can break rocks with his bare hands, and make them super horny for each other while they’re in danger and surviving on a hostile planet. You know, simple 😆 This was a hot and fast-paced novella in the Clecanian series universe. It had every sing Releasing Maladek by Victoria Aveline ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m a simple girl. Just give me some fated mates, a human who was abducted by aliens and has been living most of her life in space, a really tall, muscular, and rough around the edges alien who’s so strong he can break rocks with his bare hands, and make them super horny for each other while they’re in danger and surviving on a hostile planet. You know, simple 😆 This was a hot and fast-paced novella in the Clecanian series universe. It had every single thing that I wanted and nothing that I didn’t. I read it in one sitting and loved everything about it! I loved Katie as a heroine. She’s lived so long in space (as a regular worker, not a sex slave—which was nice) that she hasn’t seen another human in forever. She was the perfect mixture of confidence (because she’s proven to herself that she can carve out a living for herself literally anywhere) and insecurity (because she’s been so thoroughly othered by every alien she’s ever encountered). She definitely deserves a Clecanian boi 🥰 And Maladek!! If you like them super strong with just a hint of dumb, then let me present this enormous purple alien. I am absolute trash for the heroes in the Clecanian series. Despite the fact that they’ve been preparing their whole lives to be in a relationship, they are CONVINCED that they’re not worthy of their human mates. They try so hard and feel so many feelings. Ugh, my heart!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Book Snob Sue

    So, I won’t deny that this is one of the quickest pre-orders I have ever done. I am a huge sci-fi romance fan, and this box set has quite a few of my favorites. One of the best .99c I ever spent. And this first review is one of the reasons why. Taken to Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens (Xiveri Mates Series) I am huge Xiveri Mates series fan, and this story is set I that world. Of course we do get to see a few of the couples from previous books. Including my Xiveri mate Rhorky Bear. And apparently my m So, I won’t deny that this is one of the quickest pre-orders I have ever done. I am a huge sci-fi romance fan, and this box set has quite a few of my favorites. One of the best .99c I ever spent. And this first review is one of the reasons why. Taken to Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens (Xiveri Mates Series) I am huge Xiveri Mates series fan, and this story is set I that world. Of course we do get to see a few of the couples from previous books. Including my Xiveri mate Rhorky Bear. And apparently my man has quite the ruthless King of the Pirates reputation, except for when his tiny and sassy mate is leading him around. Ok, so onto this story. Latanya aka little monster and others crash land on Revatu. She luckily is found by Grizz, that happens to be her Xiveri mate, because he can protect her from her awful stalker. She incorporates Grizz’s help finding her parents. These two have so much hot af chemistry, with a soulmate bond for sure. Safe read, great storyline, and a hea. I adored these two, they were a great addition to this already addicting world. NOTE: I will keep adding to this review as I read the other books….thank you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    blueberry

    3,5⭐ I only read Shade's embrace by Olivia Riley for now; I will maybe read the others later but was mainly interested in this story. "This is my city. And you're mine now, little human" ✴ Madelyn, the heroine, has crashed her pod on the wrong planet/city: in "the shadow cleave," humans are not liked or considered; they are used for sex or food. Shade is an alien crime lord who hates humans and considers Madelyn indebted to him since she crashed on her territory; he decides to make her work for 3,5⭐ I only read Shade's embrace by Olivia Riley for now; I will maybe read the others later but was mainly interested in this story. "This is my city. And you're mine now, little human" ✴ Madelyn, the heroine, has crashed her pod on the wrong planet/city: in "the shadow cleave," humans are not liked or considered; they are used for sex or food. Shade is an alien crime lord who hates humans and considers Madelyn indebted to him since she crashed on her territory; he decides to make her work for him and quickly realizes he wants her for himself. I loved it; the only downside was that the novella was too short, and I think Olivia Riley is an author who works better with longer stories and slow-burn romance. However, I was pleasantly surprised that it was a little more "steamy" and darker than the author usually wrote. One of the things I like the most about this author's books is how inhuman-looking her heroes are; when I read a romance between a human and an alien, I want him to look and feel like an alien. Tropes : 🟪 "Dark" romance 🟪 Alien / human romance 🟪 "Ennemies to lovers" ( It doesn't last very long) 🟪 Possessive H Safety/ Spoilers / TW : 🟦 No sharing or cheating 🟦 History: H is experienced and had a lot of lovers in the past. h is not a virgin, but not many details on her experience. 🟦 OM: Not really. h is a dancer and makes H jealous when she is touching one of the customers. 🟦 OW: Not really either. Some of the other dancers are past lovers of H and try to make h jealous, but they only have eyes for each other. 🟦 HEA

  4. 4 out of 5

    N.N. Light

    Once a fierce warrior, now a gladiator with special abilities, Talinn finds his fated mate in the arena, of all places. Thanks to devious scientists, Talinn’s body is filled with reptilian DNA, making him super strong and the ideal gladiator. He takes no pleasure in fighting in the arena, only finding the strength to survive. He sees no escape but refuses to give up. When he first lays eyes on Bailey, he instinctively knows she’s his fated mate. But convincing her is a long, enduring ordeal. The Once a fierce warrior, now a gladiator with special abilities, Talinn finds his fated mate in the arena, of all places. Thanks to devious scientists, Talinn’s body is filled with reptilian DNA, making him super strong and the ideal gladiator. He takes no pleasure in fighting in the arena, only finding the strength to survive. He sees no escape but refuses to give up. When he first lays eyes on Bailey, he instinctively knows she’s his fated mate. But convincing her is a long, enduring ordeal. The locals are afraid of her so they make her a prize for one lucky gladiator. He must win her to protect her from the other gladiators. How can he protect her after he claims victory? Can she love him the way he loves her, even if he isn’t human? Together, they hatch a plan for escape but will they succeed or will they be trapped forever in their circumstances. Talinn is a story featured in the Claimed Among the Stars anthology and it’s an unforgettable sci-fi romance. This is book three in this series and must admit, it’s my favorite so far. Talinn is a rugged hero you’ll fall in love with, and Bailey is a spirited heroine. Veronica Scott is one of my favorite authors, especially when it comes to science fiction romance. Her expertise in world-building, characters who leap from the page and into your heart, and expressive narration are on display in Talinn. From the beginning, I connected with Talinn. He’s a paradox especially when it comes to love. The plot moves at a terrific pace with plenty of characters to interact with. I adored the pecking order amongst the gladiators. I found myself mesmerized by the romance. If you’re a romance reader, you’ll enjoy Talinn. If you love sci-fi romance, you’ll want to read Talinn. If you like your romance dark and filled with adventure, pick up Talinn. Highly recommend! Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in the hopes I'd review it. My thoughts are all my own. My Rating: 5+ stars Reviewed by: Mrs. N This review first appeared: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/po...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bourbon, Books and Brenda

    Review for Alison Aimes - Princess Claimed Ari and Pavel were an ahhhmaaazzzing couple! ***** Rating: 5 sassy Ari stars Steam: 3 “Good Girl” Flames Genre/Tropes: Sci-Fi Romance, Antihero, Steamy, Fated Mates, Broken Hero ***** I absolutely love Alison Aimes books so I was ecstatic when I found out she was writing a story for this anthology… I couldn’t wait to gobble it up… and gobble I did! I love the growly, bossy (oh so bossy in a good way) alpha, loner, and antihero, Pavel. He has some issues and Review for Alison Aimes - Princess Claimed Ari and Pavel were an ahhhmaaazzzing couple! ***** Rating: 5 sassy Ari stars Steam: 3 “Good Girl” Flames Genre/Tropes: Sci-Fi Romance, Antihero, Steamy, Fated Mates, Broken Hero ***** I absolutely love Alison Aimes books so I was ecstatic when I found out she was writing a story for this anthology… I couldn’t wait to gobble it up… and gobble I did! I love the growly, bossy (oh so bossy in a good way) alpha, loner, and antihero, Pavel. He has some issues and life has not been kind to him…He's been through more than anyone should, and he now makes a living transporting contraband throughout the galaxy. Ari was a sassy, spunky, and fierce heroine. When she falls into Pavel's arms, neither of them realizes how their lives are about to change. These two have to overcome enormous obstacles if they are to have a happy ending. Princess Claimed has a lot of punch for a short story. Ms. Aimes ensured this story had world-building, originality, great characters, STEAM (did I mention the whole praise kink) and page-turning plot! Often with short stories, I feel like something is missing... but not in this one. The only thing lacking is more Ari and Pavel... This collection not only features some fantastic authors, but it also benefits a worthy cause, all proceeds will benefit The National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation. As a survivor of domestic violence, I sincerely appreciate everything these authors have done for this cause. Do I recommend it? Heck yes! You get a ton (5784 pages) of short sci-fi romance stories from some of the genre’s favorite authors AND purchase makes a donation to help women! That is a WIN WIN in my opinion. What are you waiting for? Grab this limited release anthology today!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melody

    I bought this for VC Lancaster’s story called ‘Claiming Her Freedom’ and it was totally worth it! I have binged 95% of her catalogue and I was still pleasantly surprised by the ‘reveal’ of the story. No spoilers, but I had so much fun reading about Elle and Borial. I keep creeping on her social media to find out what she’s working on next but the last blog post we have is from 2021. 😭 Of course her mental health comes first. VC, if you’re out there, just know I just absolutely adore your stories I bought this for VC Lancaster’s story called ‘Claiming Her Freedom’ and it was totally worth it! I have binged 95% of her catalogue and I was still pleasantly surprised by the ‘reveal’ of the story. No spoilers, but I had so much fun reading about Elle and Borial. I keep creeping on her social media to find out what she’s working on next but the last blog post we have is from 2021. 😭 Of course her mental health comes first. VC, if you’re out there, just know I just absolutely adore your stories and would like more to binge. Silver and the Tirra sister series was so much fun!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Bing

    Oh my goodness! This is a treasure trove of awesome stories! (and yes, this means I wish I could do more than 5 stars) So many of my fav authors are tucked in here, along with some new-to-me ones, and while I haven't finished the entire anthology, I can't say enough about how much I've enjoyed diving into new stories by Alana Khan, Elin Wyn, Kate Rudolph, Ava Ross, Julie Cohen, Tasha Black, Honey Phillips, Lynnea Lee...do you see where I'm going with this?? So many fab authors, so many fab stori Oh my goodness! This is a treasure trove of awesome stories! (and yes, this means I wish I could do more than 5 stars) So many of my fav authors are tucked in here, along with some new-to-me ones, and while I haven't finished the entire anthology, I can't say enough about how much I've enjoyed diving into new stories by Alana Khan, Elin Wyn, Kate Rudolph, Ava Ross, Julie Cohen, Tasha Black, Honey Phillips, Lynnea Lee...do you see where I'm going with this?? So many fab authors, so many fab stories - and many hours of binge reading fun :D

  8. 4 out of 5

    Patty

    The Yearning by Alanah Khan: AI in the garden of Eden I really enjoyed this story exploring the interaction between humans and AI. Tying into the cartel storyline from Alanah’s other novels, this brought yet another dimension to relationships evolving between abducted human women and enslaved males. The creativity and imagery used to explorer what “being human” was all about was simply wonderful. Although the epilogue did leave me in tears, it was a beautiful ending for Adam and Eve. I received a The Yearning by Alanah Khan: AI in the garden of Eden I really enjoyed this story exploring the interaction between humans and AI. Tying into the cartel storyline from Alanah’s other novels, this brought yet another dimension to relationships evolving between abducted human women and enslaved males. The creativity and imagery used to explorer what “being human” was all about was simply wonderful. Although the epilogue did leave me in tears, it was a beautiful ending for Adam and Eve. I received an ARC and am voluntarily sharing my honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Vedece Barnes

    Claimed Among The Stars is FILLED with FANTASTIC stories! I promise it will feel like you have the deal of a lifetime for only .99 cents! You know how you always have one story in an anthology that just resonates in you? For me it was The Yearning, Galaxy Artificials by Alana Khan! First, Evelyn is kidnapped and when she wakes up, she's put into a shock collar then, shoved into a little cage. She finds she's been sold to reptilian humanoids as a sex slave. Could the day get any worse? Of course it Claimed Among The Stars is FILLED with FANTASTIC stories! I promise it will feel like you have the deal of a lifetime for only .99 cents! You know how you always have one story in an anthology that just resonates in you? For me it was The Yearning, Galaxy Artificials by Alana Khan! First, Evelyn is kidnapped and when she wakes up, she's put into a shock collar then, shoved into a little cage. She finds she's been sold to reptilian humanoids as a sex slave. Could the day get any worse? Of course it can. Now the ship they're on is crashing! 240 is the android caretaker of an asteroid for the Cartel. When he sees a pod crashing he investigates. He finds the little human and to his surprise she's alive. Is she a spy? Is the Cartel onto him? At first she fears him but he's nothing but accommodating, seeing that her every need and comfort are met. As time goes on they get more and more comfortable with each others presence and draw closer. She no longer sees him as an android but as someone with emotions and a beautiful heart. For 200 years he's evolved. He's yearned for companionship. He yearns for her to see him. He yearns for her. Only her. Grab your tissues, you'll need them! Great characters and world building. Another great one is Taken To Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens! After her escape pod crashes, Latanya is faced with two choices. First, dive off of a cliff. Second, be assaulted by an affluent perverted prince who even though he has never hid his lust for her but has also talked down to her from the moment they met. The cliffs looking pretty good right about now. Gormativ or Grizz and his hunting party see the crash and go to investigate and salvage what they can. That's where he finds, , ,her. He's sure of a few things. First, that she's a sentient being. Second, she's a lovely one at that. Third and most important, that she's his Xiveri mate. The one that could unlock his Hunger! Without her translator working correctly, she can understand him and his tribe but, they can't understand her. It's just not her day! He's paired with her to show her the ways of the tribe and that's suppose to be all. Yet they can't fight the Xiveri's call. I will say this, when they do come together it's as unusual as it is explosive! Unanswered questions get answered. Dangerous, deceitful and devious villians get their comeuppance and surprise character pop ins made the story for me. Was this a delightful story? Shenti (yes) very much so!

  10. 5 out of 5

    all the spice

    Out of the dozens of stories in this anthology, I managed to read seven of them back-to-back! I will of course probably go back and read the others over time but for now I wanted to share my thoughts! There are SO many stories in this anthology that I guarantee anyone can find at least one story that fits their trope and genre preferences! These are not really reviews and are more of quick rundowns of my overall impressions & listing any major tropes or themes. In order by author last name: Re Out of the dozens of stories in this anthology, I managed to read seven of them back-to-back! I will of course probably go back and read the others over time but for now I wanted to share my thoughts! There are SO many stories in this anthology that I guarantee anyone can find at least one story that fits their trope and genre preferences! These are not really reviews and are more of quick rundowns of my overall impressions & listing any major tropes or themes. In order by author last name: Releasing Maladek by Victoria Aveline • crash landing on an alien planet outside the galactic federation’s bounds, human Katie must rescue her friends from the local slavers. Along the way, she makes the choice to free Maladek (who’s also being held prisoner by the slavers) on the condition he helps her find her friends. Unbeknownst to Katie, Maladek has recognized her as his fated mate and will stop at nothing to protect her from the evil slavers… • I found this can totally be read as a stand-alone but is a part of the Clecanian series (to read in order, this follows the events of book #5, Using Fejo) highly recommend btw • fated mates, strong alpha male hero, HEA • great chemistry, the sex was super hot but well balanced with plot/fluff as well ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rescued by the Luxirian by Zoey Draven • Crash landing on an uninhabited planet was bad enough… but being found by the planet’s lone resident isn’t much better.. or is it? I mean, he’s pretty hot and has a super nice home.. there are worse scenarios to be stranded in. But Lyra has plans that can’t be delayed, and she needs to get back home. Her handsome rescuer, Droxan, couldn’t agree more. Of course, his mating instinct wants to claim her, but that’s not what he wants! Right?… • fated mates, reluctant mate, breeding, HEA & epilogue pregnancy • Stand-alone but is a part of the world of the Warriors of Luxiria series (I think..) • I really loved this. The sexual tension between these two could cut diamonds it was so hot ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Plummeting Hearts by Octavia Kore • Being one of the lucky few to have dna compatible with alien mating, human Sherrey embarks on a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in the Venium Mates Program. This is her chance to find her fated mate(s) among the stars while working as a nurse on a fancy space cruiser. What’s not to love? A triangle, that’s what. Stranded on a strange primitive planet after a terrible crash, Sherrey not only has to navigate survival but also how to traverse the chaos that has become her love life, too. Her heart longs for two alien men, but can she have them both? • fated mates, triad, mmf ⚔️, heat cycle, pierced 🍆, knotting, HEA • was nice but felt very rushed/clunky. I think it’s because I haven’t read the series this is attached to (Venora Mates) and I think you need to read it first. I was very lost most of the time. So I wouldn’t consider this a standalone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Into the Frying Pan by Tamsin Ley • I recommend going into this blind because it was a fun experience knowing 0% background. It made the twist better! • spice and story was great but there is a cliffhanger that made me want to throw my kindle into a fire. NOT COOL. So this clearly wasn’t meant as a stand-alone… thought it could have been a great one! I just personally hate when novellas aren’t stand-alone/clear ending😤 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mate for the Alien P*orn Star by Alexis B. Osborne • After a devastating breakup, Lacey knows that a one-night-stand is just the thing she needs to get her groove back. Of course, that’s easier said than done when your space cruiser is destroyed, forcing you to escape in a tiny pod with said one-night-stand. Yeah, definitely not how Lacey saw that night going. But the adventure (and absolutely indecent debauchery) that follows might have been well worth the risk. • LGBTQIA+ pairing (female human x non-binary alien partner), fated mates, reluctant mates, super unique 🍆, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sex work, piracy, kidnapping, mentions of breeding/epilogue pregnancy, HEA • I think this was my favorite of the anthology that I have read so far!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Wandering Star: Fallen by S.J. Sanders • Manning a lonely space station, Krith and Hlek never imagined they’d be the unlikely heroes of a human woman they found in an escape pod. Kelly certainly didn’t expect to find herself in the middle of nowhere with two strange aliens as her only companions. Not that she’s complaining. They’re sweet, and actually strangely attractive…? But trouble comes calling, and the trio find themselves in an uncomfortable situation when Kelly’s safety is put at risk by unsavory visitors to the station. Not that Krith and Hlek mind getting to be up close and personal with their little human companion… but does she return their affections? • fake dating/marriage of convenience (in an alien situation, does faking a mating count as a marriage? lmao), mfm, breeding/HEA epilogue pregnancy, insanely unique mating rituals… • stand-alone (to my knowledge) • super sweet pairing and I really enjoyed the slightly miscommunication/language barrier trope ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Exiled of Sha’reaux by Ana B. Starr • Omegaverse among the cosmos. This was a first for me so I’m really struggling to get my thoughts together. Noemi is an Omega siren who’s been separated from her space crew and crash landed on a far away planet with no other life forms. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Not far from her pod’s crash spot, there’s another ship. One full of hundreds of alien Alphas that have been exiled from their home world. Noemi should probably stay away from the ship, right? Right. Yeah. You’d think that. Guess what she does!! Go ahead, guess!! • omegaverse, heat cycle, possessive alpha male, unique 🍆, knotting, I was not into the pairing • I’m considering this dubious consent because the scents and presence of an alpha completely warps the omega fmc’s mind and influences her actions? And the alpha mmc is 100% a war criminal so like. Idk this was a doozy • this is what it feels like to try reading while drunk (I’m guessing). The logic and leaps in events were often so sudden I have whiplash. But at other points in the story it made my brain feel like the equivalent of trying to run through molasses. • this is definitely someone’s cup of tea, just not mine. So if you enjoy darker/dubious consent omegaverse books this is for you ⭐️⭐️ Overall, I really enjoyed this anthology and it was well worth my time and money!! Def recommend Releasing Maladek, Rescued by the Luxirian, and Mate for the Alien P*orn Star!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Hoffstaetter

    I was very impressed with the story “The Yearning written by Alana Khan” and it is a fantastic addition to this Sci-Fi Charity Anthology. I’m not going to give the plot away but I can tell you that it is definitely worth reading as there is excellent world building & outstanding character development. There is: a human female (Evelyn), an android (240 aka Adam), an alien mafia cartel (ZanMar), pirates, various kinds of aliens, drama, suspense, twists & turns, action, abduction, complications, a I was very impressed with the story “The Yearning written by Alana Khan” and it is a fantastic addition to this Sci-Fi Charity Anthology. I’m not going to give the plot away but I can tell you that it is definitely worth reading as there is excellent world building & outstanding character development. There is: a human female (Evelyn), an android (240 aka Adam), an alien mafia cartel (ZanMar), pirates, various kinds of aliens, drama, suspense, twists & turns, action, abduction, complications, a crash landing, discovery, fear, distrust, attractions, threats, danger, confrontation, compromises & some steam. The epilogue is quite sad but it is a fitting ending to a magnificent love story.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shana

    I'm a sucker for a good sci-fi romance, so when I came across this (while searching to see if Victoria Aveline had announced a new Clecanian book), I mashed the pre-order button so fast. There's a ton of different authors' stories in the book (my Kindle is showing a reading time of 80+ hours), many of whom I'm unfamiliar with, but I'm pathologically unable to skip around, so I'll be adding short-but-sweet reviews in the order they're published, editing the review as I read. ✌️ Taken to Revatu by I'm a sucker for a good sci-fi romance, so when I came across this (while searching to see if Victoria Aveline had announced a new Clecanian book), I mashed the pre-order button so fast. There's a ton of different authors' stories in the book (my Kindle is showing a reading time of 80+ hours), many of whom I'm unfamiliar with, but I'm pathologically unable to skip around, so I'll be adding short-but-sweet reviews in the order they're published, editing the review as I read. ✌️ Taken to Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens ⭐⭐⭐ While I enjoyed most of the story, a few quirks of it lost me. I adored Grizz and didn't mind Latanya, though I wanted to facepalm a few times at her actions. I had a hard time keeping the mishmash of language straight; I forgot between "sesiva'a" and "nebiya" which was "what" and which was "why", and was getting a little annoyed every time "sesiva'a" in particular showed up and I read it wrong. I'm also not a fan of female gushing, but that's more of a personal squick. I also didn't care for Negunn--he seemed a little mustache-twirling--and (view spoiler)[his death felt a little anticlimactic, seeming to take place largely as an afterthought (hide spoiler)] . I did enjoy the reveal of (view spoiler)[the other survivors (hide spoiler)] and the smut was admittedly hot (gushing aside). Although this story wasn't enough to put the rest of the Xiveri Mates series at the top of my to-read list, it was still enough to pique my interest for when I'm hunting for a different series to start. Rescued by the Luxirian by Zoey Draven ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is my favorite kind of romance--a sweet, character-driven piece. No big baddie, no evil to overcome, just two people learning how to fit together. Droxan and Lyra were both charming and well-adjusted, which was a lovely aberration, and I could believe in their romance, even beyond the "fated mates" aspect. I would've loved to see it a little longer, but such is the nature of an anthology. I've already added the first book of Warriors of Luxiria to my wishlist. Kallan by Kate Rudolph ⭐⭐⭐ This really needed to be a much longer story. The drama and action felt a bit lackluster--they needed a little more build-up and room to play out. Kallan and Jana could also have used some fleshing out to bring unique traits to the fore; they struck me as a little flat. Sweet together, but flat. The motivations of the (view spoiler)[clone (hide spoiler)] in particular eluded me, as did the fact that there was a (view spoiler)[clone (hide spoiler)] at all; it went from speculation to accepted fact way too quickly. It was well-written overall, but felt like it went off the rails, like it couldn't decide if it wanted to be a gentle romance or action story and settled as a soft combination of both. Press Pound for Refund by V.K. Ludwig ⭐⭐ Despite having just finished this one, I'm having a hard time remembering it. Jero was a little wishy-washy to me, and Dani a little abrasive. Jero's acceptance of Dani's offer was quite sudden to me, as well; I didn't feel like there was enough build-up for him to seemingly compromise his life goals for what she was offering. I don't know, the whole thing just didn't gel. There were also some typos that caught my eye (seizes v. ceases, plains v. planes) and threw me here and there. Overall, this wasn't one for me. Prize by Tana Stone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m always down for a good threesome but wasn't expecting it in the anthology, so this one was a pleasant surprise. (I'd tag it as a spoiler, but it's pretty obvious that's where it's heading within a couple of chapters.) Cat never really clicked for me, but I enjoyed Dev and Trek's relationship with each other and Cat (although the move from rescue to sex was a little abrupt). There was just enough conflict to keep things interesting without overwhelming the romance or requiring a longer story to be resolved. I could've done without the epilogue, though--it seemed weird to put a teaser for a new novel (at least I’m guessing it'll be a new novel) in an anthology, but that's me. There were a few typos here and there, but what really threw me was part of a chapter that inexplicably switched to first person; I had to read back to make sure I hadn't been hallucinating that it was third-person prior to that. Still, I really enjoyed the story in the end.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    1 book down so to go. This is my dream collection as I love sci fi and alien stories, and such a great chance to try new authors. Not sure how to review each 1 once I've read but this is a review for the 1st story, Taken to Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens. Was really looking forward to this story, but also wasn't too sure about this book. As although I've absolutely loved the other books in this Xiveri collection, I'm new to an Orc hero. I really didn't have to worry cause I loved Grizz and Latanya. 1 book down so to go. This is my dream collection as I love sci fi and alien stories, and such a great chance to try new authors. Not sure how to review each 1 once I've read but this is a review for the 1st story, Taken to Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens. Was really looking forward to this story, but also wasn't too sure about this book. As although I've absolutely loved the other books in this Xiveri collection, I'm new to an Orc hero. I really didn't have to worry cause I loved Grizz and Latanya. Although this book is a novella, it still feels like a proper full length book. Obviously it's shorter but it doesn't feel rushed, and you still get brilliant chemistry between Grizz and Latanya and all the drama, humour and sweet and sexiness that I've come to expect from Elizabeth Stephen's. Oh and there's some serious raunchy scenes lol. I definitely recommend this book, and if you've not read the other books in the Xiveri collection, go and get them now and you'll seriously not regret it. Although this is a standalone so you don't have to, too thoroughly enjoy this book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Linda Parrish

    The Yearning by Alana Khan- 420, a highly functioning robot who yearns to be more, rescues Evelyn, a captured earth female, after she crash lands on his asteroid. Can Evelyn's initial dependence on 420 as she learns how to exist in her new life turn into friendship and perhaps the illusive more? Captivating story enriched by great character development. The Yearning by Alana Khan- 420, a highly functioning robot who yearns to be more, rescues Evelyn, a captured earth female, after she crash lands on his asteroid. Can Evelyn's initial dependence on 420 as she learns how to exist in her new life turn into friendship and perhaps the illusive more? Captivating story enriched by great character development.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Darcy

    This review is based only on the story by Stolen by the Arcav by Hope Hart. This one was short, but covered so many feelings for when the Arcav arrived and how learning of mates went. While this one ended in a good way, you have to wonder how it would have gone had they just talked at first.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    1st read: I only read Saved by the Prisoner by Ella Maven. (7/26/22)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vicious but Romantic

    *Rating of Releasing Maladek

  18. 4 out of 5

    Esmeralda Silva Tenazinha

    Amazing stories! Trusting his mate by Yvy Knox is such a great story, Autumn is in a space Cruise with her best friend and then sirenes start and they must evacuate the shop but her friend is with her new friends and they think that is stupid and is just a drill. Well Autumn did wait to find out and went ti her evacuation pod. Imagine her frigth when She is almost cooked inside and something opens her pod just for her to see a Monster! Bexo is just living his lonely life on his farm when somethin Amazing stories! Trusting his mate by Yvy Knox is such a great story, Autumn is in a space Cruise with her best friend and then sirenes start and they must evacuate the shop but her friend is with her new friends and they think that is stupid and is just a drill. Well Autumn did wait to find out and went ti her evacuation pod. Imagine her frigth when She is almost cooked inside and something opens her pod just for her to see a Monster! Bexo is just living his lonely life on his farm when something destroys his precious orchads. He just wants to kill it but then he sees her and everything changes... He can't trust he was made like that and She needs trust... How Will they make it work? Amazing story.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Margareta

    Alright. I've finished the vast majority of the 49 stories, and have indicated below which ones I couldn't get through. General comments: I really appreciate that the authors who contributed to this massive anthology gave their time and shared their stories for a good cause. Great effort. That said, the final product would have been much better if there were less stories and more careful copy-editing. Quality was very inconsistent. Replete with typos throughout but particularly in the final third Alright. I've finished the vast majority of the 49 stories, and have indicated below which ones I couldn't get through. General comments: I really appreciate that the authors who contributed to this massive anthology gave their time and shared their stories for a good cause. Great effort. That said, the final product would have been much better if there were less stories and more careful copy-editing. Quality was very inconsistent. Replete with typos throughout but particularly in the final third of stories, awash in plot point repetition, and with occasional mid-paragraph shifts in verb tense or grammatical person, I felt like the desire to cram as many short stories and novellas in as possible really compromised the quality of the anthology, both stylistically and rhetorically. But hey, if it moved book sales for charity, that's good too.  A number of the stories were exceptional. A bunch were enjoyable. A couple were just not my jam, but maybe someone else would like them. Fortunately it is possible to skip ahead past anything that doesn't strike your fancy, and find a story that does satisfy. I would have liked to see more diverse settings and story (literally there are dozens of stories with the same interpretation of the prompt...), although a few took the concept and put a fresh twist on it. More attention could have been paid to pacing, order of stories, and consistent tone and style. Abrupt endings to some stories, as though the author ran out of time and had to submit at the eleventh hour, were rather jarring, breaking the immersion.  Many submissions were obviously just extensions of existing universes, referencing prior novels. I think if you like and have read the applicable series, it's nice fan service. Otherwise it's surprisingly excessive. How many series are there where human women for *some* reason are passionately desired by hot aliens, who will do anything to have them, including abduction and slavery? More than the number of stars in the night sky, you can be sure of that! Maybe if I attempted to draw a Venn diagram outlining the numerous tropes and storytelling devices typically employed in sci-fi romance, and then mapped this anthology onto it, I would come out with something that vaguely resembled a circle, with a few exceptions. A nice little summary (2-3 lines) per story could have helped navigate between them more easily. Generally speaking, fated mates, Alpha/Omegas, and overly 'alien' romantic alien protagonists make me groan - and not in an especially good way. God forbid they have a 'knot' (🙄). Alas, sometimes I had to read a fair bit before getting to that point, which felt like a waste of my time. Say what you will, but I think fated mates is usually just laziness and a way to hit 'fast forward' on the tough work of building rapport between vastly different people and actually having to *show* how the chemistry builds. Below I provide brief comments and a rating for each story. Mind you that I am assigning them grades purely based on my own preferences and interests, so it's hardly an objective system and you may disagree. ⭐⭐⭐ Taken to Revatu, by Elizabeth Stephens First-person, loads of made up alien words that break immersion. Non-human Heroine. Insta-love (or at least insta-lust). Good pace and strong descriptive language. Heroine kinda bland and occasionally helpless.  ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Rescued by the Luxurian, by Zoey Draven Fated mates, blegh. But I will admit it was enjoyable. Draven always delivers. The exaggerated gender tropes are artful, though nearly tiring. ⭐⭐⭐ Kallan, by Kate Rudolph Fated mates, blegh blegh. Virtually indistinguishable from the last two stories ~* but with a twist! *~ Strong technical skills. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Press Pound for Refund, by V.K. Ludwig This was charming, humorous, and heart-warming. Heck, even the title is a bit punny. Artful lover-boy (or old man, I suppose) is all too in over his head when he meets our BAMF heroine. I am always amazed when space porn makes me tear up. ⭐ Prize, by Tana Stone Reverse-harem (or whatever twins wanting to share is called) isn't my thing. Nevertheless, getting clobbered in the head with class analysis was a real hoot. Didn't love the undertones of misogyny in that critique either, even as someone who grew up below the poverty line.  ⭐⭐ Plummeting Hearts, by Octavia Kore Fated mates, more or less, but also MFM. Meh, not my thing. Writing was somehow clunky.  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stolen by the Arcav, by Hope Hart Y'know what, I did NOT expect the fated mates trope to be so utterly inverted. Mind you, it totally could have gone in a darker direction. But I liked it. Good sizzle factor throughout and strong dramatic tension. ⭐⭐ 1/2 Shade's Embrace, by Olivia Riley Groaaaaan. Hero is a Bad Boy with a Troubled Past™, which is really just code for "he's an irredeemable asshole and real trash, but it's okay because at least he's ~~seeeexy~~~~." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Promised Mate, by Tasha Black Okay, the name made me assume the very worst. And yet - and yet! - this was A++ super good, holy moly, did I ever love it. Our heroine is every naive, wide-eyed innocent royal trope ever. She has the hots for teach. And yet! And yet! 👩‍🚒🔥🚒 Tropey-ness is self-aware and takes NO shortcuts. Passion, drama, declarations of love, etc. are all also primo. ⭐⭐ The Wandering Star: Fallen, by SJ Sanders Author writes well. Alas, I couldn't get past the bird/dinosaur-like alien hero(s). MFM, maybe (I think?!?), although I couldn't read long enough to finish. I just kept imagining chicken man from Family Guy and let's just say that's one cock too far. 🐔 ⭐⭐⭐⭐3/5 Saved by the Fae Alien, by Jessica Grayson and Jade Waltz Lush, descriptive prose. Each sentence felt like it had purpose. The love story blossoms. Hero and heroine are rounded characters, decent to each other, and have more to them than just dropping their pants and going for it. But, of course, they do lots of that too 😏 ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 Talinn, by Veronica Scott Prison planet stories are SO overdone, but Scott's expert storytelling really shines here. However, I can only take so much, and I'm not sure it would be fair to my sensibilities to reward use of the words "Alpha" or "mate" with five stars.  ⭐ Mended and Marked, by V.T. Bonds Pregnancy kink with a hefty dose of Alpha/Omega. Not for me.  ⭐⭐⭐1/2 Caldar: Warlord Brides, by Nancy Cummings  It was cute and I enjoyed where the plot went (a bit unpredictably at times, which was certainly enjoyable). Kinda alienating (haha) when it often references the plot of another book, but like I said, fan service can be nice too. Protagonist a smidge too much of an asshole at the start, but his raw sex appeal seems to make up for it.  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 The Yearning, by Alana Khan Aw shucks. What *does* it even mean to be a person? I'll hand it to Khan: it's rare for smut to ask those questions intelligently. Particularly so when the tone is expertly balanced with humour so that it never feels like the author is on a soapbox. The hero is a great (if you liked The Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager...). I appreciated the heroine's compassion, sensuality, and openness.  ⭐ Trusting His Mate, by Ivy Knox My eyes rolled into my head so far, I couldn't quite dig them out far enough to read this. Heroine isn't like the dumb other girls, k? Latent misogyny abounds, and it's unclear that the main character ever grows beyond her acute case of special snooflake syndrome. ⭐⭐ Hunting Galaxies, by Samantha Rose Strong premise, but pacing is totally off relative to what the plot promises. It literally reads like an outline that was lightly beefed up before hitting send. The hero is different, in a good way, but it's a shame we don't really get to know him. ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Saved by the Prisoner, by Ella Maven  Heroine is not human, and that's pretty fun. More prison planet, but it hits the highs of the trope and largely avoids the lows.  ⭐⭐ Protected by the Alien Warlord, by Kyra Snow Not my jam. An alien abduction (what's new?) leads to our heroine having to 'pretend' to unwillingly obey a secretly virtuous slave-owner, while secretly being really into him. Or something. ⭐ Cyborg Assassin: XZ20T20, by L. Starfyre Reverse-harem, so it wasn't for me. Pacing felt all off - at least as far as I read.  ⭐⭐⭐3/4 Archlord of Exile, by Kate Stevens Kinda overwrought, and some of the chemistry didn't quite land (our couple is already married, you see), but I liked the plot and it was rather sweet. The villain was a Big Bad, to be clear. ⭐⭐ Princess Claimed, by Alison Aimes *Shrug* It didn't really pull me in. Narrative voice was a bit too simple for my taste. Didn't love the gratuitous profanity and then when I saw the word "Alpha," I sighed and moved on. ⭐⭐⭐ Escorting the Alien, by Ava Ross Didn't really do anything for me. Hot-bod alien king clearly wasn't hot enough to make up for his appalling personality. And I just didn't feel like the heroine was very relatable. ⭐⭐1/2 Fated, by Hattie Jacks Alien abduction AND the hero has two 🐔🐔. Oh yes, and as the title suggests, it IS fated mates.  ⭐ Alien Tempted, by Julie K. Cohen I've read enough "heroine is a former sex slave to aliens" stories to probably get what that trope is about. Honestly, I don't. Is it a complex metaphor for plain old sexual violence? Abusive relationships? Idk, man. Oh, and the story starts with a (gratuitous) attempted sexual assault/murder. Trigger warning needed, I guess. Of course it MUST be another case of fated mates 😤 ⭐⭐⭐ Silver Sidhe, by Iona Strom Forced mating, or at least it is attempted. Fated mates. Highland warriors but actually aliens. Need I say more? At least the chemistry and smut were well written.  ⭐1/2 Pippa's Quandary, by Lilly Griffin Complicated alien abduction experiments occurred in this heroine's past. I developed a bit of a headache and opted to skip the rest. Heroine has a child and gushes over her with gusto. ⭐⭐⭐1/2 The Bodyguard's Deception, by Annabelle Rex Short and satisfying. Some tropes definitely feature, but I didn't mind them as much given the author's skill in deftly keeping the plot going. Although the romance was a bit cliche at times, it still hit the right notes. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/3 Alien Castaway, by Honey Philips Heroine is a basket case with the most tragic of backgrounds. Hero is an accused criminal being transported on the same ship. Innocent waif is drawn to burly brawn incarnate and the results are explosive. It's a tale as old as time and the delivery is crisp and enjoyable. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mate for the Alien P*rn Star, by Alexis B. Osborne It really proved my initial assumptions wrong. Exceptional hilarity and misunderstandings are the heart of the rather unserious plot, and characters are delightfully imperfect. They 'mate' but it doesn't rely on magic or an unexplained bond. Hotter than a frying pan, Osborne's story is well-served by her clever worldbuilding and thoughts on gender, sexual compatibility, and social norms. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reaver's Kiss, by Elin Wyn I really enjoyed this. Intelligently written, good world-building, and believable (although accelerated) romance. It's the Platonic ideal of the "marooned on a desert island" survival romance. Unfortunately, the ending was far too abrupt. A backdoor to a sequel? Or just writing hurriedly to a deadline? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Out of the Frying Pan, by Tamsin Ley This was FANTASTIC. Our heroine has a real can-do attitude, even while suffering amnesia. Her and the hero are *chefs*, so yumminess ensues. 😏😏 There are laughs, gasps, and moans. I was intrigued by the emotional depth of supporting characters in such a tasty nibble of a story.  ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 Claiming Her Freedom, by V.C. Lancaster I was a *bit* torn about this story, because slavery doesn't usually lend itself well to true love (especially when the hero purchases the heroine...). But Lancaster pulls it off and it is an enjoyable ride with delectable tension for miiiiles.  ⭐⭐⭐ Scarlett and the Alien Savage, by Liz Paffle Okay, but it's basically just a sample of what feels like a story that is intended to continue. The emotional intensity of the plot goes like 📈 and then it just ends. That said, I was thrilled by the hero being an archaeologist, the promise of political intrigue, and the hero's unbridled nature (because he grew up in the jungle, geddit?).  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Releasing Maladek, by Victoria Aveline I felt like this provided the right mix between sci-fi and romance, though it decisively leans towards the latter. Although it's yet another prison planet romance, I didn't mind as much. The writing is immersive and compelling, and the desperate romance *feels* real.  ⭐⭐ Savage Galaxy Rescue, by Kassie Keegan Efforts to recap the world-building of what must be an entire series beyond this collection fell flat. It didn't really elicit much beyond criiiiinge at the "mate," "female," etc. vocabulary. Oh and the hero is basically a lion-like humanoid. Not my jam.  ⭐⭐ Her Warrior from the Stars, by A.G. Wilde The prose and pace didn't really do it for me, so I skipped past. ⭐⭐⭐ Captured by the Riloxian, by Ella Blake I somewhat struggled to relate to the heroine or her thought processes, despite the story being in first-person. However, it was a sweet short story with some interesting intrigue.  ⭐⭐ Space Fighter's Mate, by Lynnea Lee Not really my kind of thing. Hero was far too alien for my liking. But maybe it was just the description of his massive maw that put me off it.  ⭐⭐ Honeymoon on the Red Planet, by Hannah Haze Not all that into super naive, super immature heroines. The vast experience and skills gap between the hero and heroine was concerning more than anything else.  ⭐⭐⭐ Stranded Hearts, by Leslie Chase It was alright. Didn't really feel particularly emotionally invested in the romance or the non-romantic plot. Good pacing and descriptive language. ⭐⭐ Alien's Getaway, by Tina Moss Another "former captive of aliens" story, combined with (you guessed it!) fated mates. The tone failed to appeal to me, and so did the overly descriptive language. There's showing and there's telling, and I felt like there was too much of the latter to enable me to get into the story. ⭐ Claiming Kara, by Stephanie West  I skimmed through the whole of it. The heroine is a Mary Sue and the hero is some kind of werewolf creature. Definitely reads like an insertion into an existing universe. ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 Tumbling Through the Stardust, by R.L. Olvitt Dang. Now THIS is sci-fi romance. Not just romance in space 😏 A bit cliche in parts, but overall quite enjoyable. Our tortured hero has had a rough go of it, and meeting our heroine changes everything. If that appeals, go read it! I teared up a bit. ⭐ The Exiled of Sha'Reaux, by Ana B. Starr Alpha/Omega something. I lost interest practically immediately, though I did try to keep reading. ⭐ Crash Landed Alien Love, by C.Y. Croc Can't tell if the main character lost a few IQ points in her crash landing, or if her level of vapidity is just par for the course. Lost me entirely with the astrology references, and that's as a  typical Gemini. 😂 ⭐ Rescued by the Lantian Prince, by Amarra Skye Something something BDSM society. Not my jam. ⭐⭐ A'jax, by Julie L. Vance Heroine felt like a one-dimensional character, despite the interesting setting. Story was quite rushed and so was the romance.  ⭐⭐ Doggone Alien Love, by Loretta Johns and Sarah Johns Okay, full disclosure: I loved the plot, the characters, and all the work that clearly went into imagining the story and setting it up. However, it was riddled with typos and grammatical errors. I counted half a dozen on one page. It basically dropped off at a point where it felt like there was still half of the story left, wrapping up with a minimally satisfactory ending. I wouldn't mind reading it in finished form.  If you get to the end of this, and find yourself craving more, go read Planet X by Evangeline Anderson. As far as I'm concerned that basically defines the genre and whole plot. Is it literary? No. Does it offer the best characterization or cleanest plot? No. But it sure set a high-water mark, and I'm still thinking about it more than a decade later. 

  20. 4 out of 5

    Joy Westerfield

    I’m a lover of anthologies and when I heard about this one, I couldn’t wait to read it! One story that I really enjoyed was Princess Claimed by Alison Aimes. What a delightful, steamy read! Never thought I would read PNR, especially about aliens, but when it’s this author writing it, I’m definitely reading it! Pavel is perceived as a criminal, and ruthless, but as you read, there is so much more about his character that comes to light. Especially when it comes to Ari! They meet in a unique way an I’m a lover of anthologies and when I heard about this one, I couldn’t wait to read it! One story that I really enjoyed was Princess Claimed by Alison Aimes. What a delightful, steamy read! Never thought I would read PNR, especially about aliens, but when it’s this author writing it, I’m definitely reading it! Pavel is perceived as a criminal, and ruthless, but as you read, there is so much more about his character that comes to light. Especially when it comes to Ari! They meet in a unique way and sparks flew between them immediately! But is Ari who she says she is? Is there more to her past? Both Pavel and Ari are strong characters, who will fight for those they love. So when outside forces threaten their budding relationship these two will do what it takes to stop them. And let’s not forget to mention their smoking hot chemistry! I swear my fingers burned as I turned the pages! While this may be a short read, it sure does pack a punch! A definite must read for all!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nevena

    Review for Fated by Hattie Jacks. ~~~ 🔥 “You can run, pretty little morsel, but I will find you. I love to hunt!” ~~~ I absolutely adore the Gryn warriors and I’m so happy that we get to read Sara and Lyon’s story. Sara is a wildlife ranger who’s abducted by aliens and about to be sold in a slave auction. I loved her so much! She’s such a compassionate woman with strong survival instincts and skills. Even more, I loved her defiance, feistiness and determination to escape her captors. And she’s so bra Review for Fated by Hattie Jacks. ~~~ 🔥 “You can run, pretty little morsel, but I will find you. I love to hunt!” ~~~ I absolutely adore the Gryn warriors and I’m so happy that we get to read Sara and Lyon’s story. Sara is a wildlife ranger who’s abducted by aliens and about to be sold in a slave auction. I loved her so much! She’s such a compassionate woman with strong survival instincts and skills. Even more, I loved her defiance, feistiness and determination to escape her captors. And she’s so brave to face all the hardships thrown her way and take on beings so much larger than her. Lyon is one grumpy, angry, dangerous, ferocious and snarly Gryn assassin. But there is more to him than meets the eye. Lyon’s so caring, honorable and fiercely protective. And I adored everything about this fluffy predator! I absolutely loved the development of Sara and Lyon’s relationship. Lyon is sent on a mission by his Drahon masters and the last thing he expects is to meet his eregi. But Sara and Lyon’s road to happiness is not an easy one. Nevertheless, I loved every step of their journey. In the beginning, both were so distrustful of one another and both made some mistakes. But I really loved the moments they got to spend together and getting to know each other. And when they finally gave in to their undeniable attraction, the passion they shared was off-the-charts hot. Even more, I love how protective they were of one another and such a great team. Lyon and Sara were a perfect match and their chemistry was amazing. I absolutely loved them together! In addition, the storyline was great! I loved that we got to explore an uninhabited planet full of wild jungles and some flora with unexpected side effects. Even more, the Drahons, with their mind-altering substances, were such evil, cruel, dishonorable and dangerous creatures. Overall, the story is a fantastic read filled with fast-paced action, suspense, danger, twists, blazing hot romance and marvellous characters. I loved it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    DemetraP

    This is an anthology full of short stories by different authors with alien romances. Author Zoey Draven - Rescued by the Luxirian. Fated mates theme. She crash lands in a life pod on his planet after her cruiseline (known for cutting corners) has a problem. Hero sees her and immediately knows she is his fated mate. She is also attracted to him. He cooks for her and insists she sleep in his bed and he wants her to be happy and take care of her. Also she was planning to have a baby after her vacati This is an anthology full of short stories by different authors with alien romances. Author Zoey Draven - Rescued by the Luxirian. Fated mates theme. She crash lands in a life pod on his planet after her cruiseline (known for cutting corners) has a problem. Hero sees her and immediately knows she is his fated mate. She is also attracted to him. He cooks for her and insists she sleep in his bed and he wants her to be happy and take care of her. Also she was planning to have a baby after her vacation and be inseminated. So she tells him that and he is thrilled she wants a baby. He says she'll carry his baby and she agrees. They live happily ever after. Author Honey Phillips - Alien Castaway - Darla is a human woman who is forced to work as a waitress and live in her dad's home. He plans to marry her off to a disgusting friend. Heroine runs away to a breeding center and takes a breeding contract with an alien off planet. Along the trip she falls in love with a prisoner (who is innocent of course) and the ship is sabotaged. They flee in a life pod and crash on a planet. They make a new life together and hero clears his name and proves he is innocent. Author Victoria Aveline - Releasing Maladek. Fated mate theme. Heroine's ship is attacked by evil aliens who can hypnotize other aliens. The hypnosis doesn't work on humans. Heroine is trying to rescue her best friend and her employer but can't find them. The hero recognizes her as his fated mate and convinces her to let him out of his slave cell. They escape and hero and heroine send a message to the prince's people to rescue him. Hero and heroine and the other slaves are all rescued and they live happily ever after. This book was unique because the entire book is hero and heroine on the run and trying to rescue the other slaves. I need to read the other stories.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jean Stillman

    Anthologies can be a fantastic way to sample the work of quite a few authors with whom you may not be familiar. That is what I enjoy about them. But I won't lie, I have my favorites, especially in this genre. And at the top of my list, I place V.K.Ludwig, unapologetically. I jumped right over to her contribution to this collection, "Press Pound For Refund," which continues her Vandalar Concubine series. This story, like all of books in the series, has a super hot Vandalar Concubine (male), with Anthologies can be a fantastic way to sample the work of quite a few authors with whom you may not be familiar. That is what I enjoy about them. But I won't lie, I have my favorites, especially in this genre. And at the top of my list, I place V.K.Ludwig, unapologetically. I jumped right over to her contribution to this collection, "Press Pound For Refund," which continues her Vandalar Concubine series. This story, like all of books in the series, has a super hot Vandalar Concubine (male), with some unique traits, and a sassy, witty, strong willed female. Jero is a master saikh, trained to please a woman in a million ways, but he is confident that he knows two million ways. He is on a transport ship heading to earth to meet the woman who is suppose to be his ideal mate. Due to a ship malfunction, he becomes stranded on an alien planet with a sexy reporter with way too much sass to suit him. These two kept me laughing throughout the book! After reading this one, I recommend you read the others in the series. All can stand alone and each will have you laughing out loud. Caution: Be careful with drinking while reading. You could spray your book (Kindle). The second book I've read from the collection is Princess Claimed, by Alison Aimes, another favorite of mine.This book is part of her Ruthless Warlords series, and like all of the books in the series, this one is a panty scorcher! The chemistry between Pavel, an outlaw, and Ari, an omega princess, is off the charts. You'll need a cold drink and a fan while reading this one!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ridwaana Allen

    I’m working my way through this amazing anthology now and so far I’ve read three stories. Based on the length and number of stories, I anticipate it taking a few months. It’s hard to contain my excitement about that because I’m loving it so far and I’ve been waiting for almost a year for this anthology to be released. I follow several of the authors already, so seeing their names guaranteed my preorder. Each story is a full story, not a short story, which is deeply satisfying. There are many uni I’m working my way through this amazing anthology now and so far I’ve read three stories. Based on the length and number of stories, I anticipate it taking a few months. It’s hard to contain my excitement about that because I’m loving it so far and I’ve been waiting for almost a year for this anthology to be released. I follow several of the authors already, so seeing their names guaranteed my preorder. Each story is a full story, not a short story, which is deeply satisfying. There are many universes and alien species connected by an overarching event. There are aliens, adventures, and fated mates — all of which I adore. Specifically, on “Princess Claimed” by Alison Aimes — wow! Fantastic, fast-paced, and phenomenal! Ari falls from the sky after problems with her transport while in the midst of fleeing from her enemies. She is caught and saved by Pavel, a ruggedly handsome alpha outlaw. While she may have escaped with her life, her memory is another story. She’s a princess on a mission she can’t remember and he’s an outlaw with a job to do. When her past catches up to her before her memories return, she’s in more danger than she knows. But the princess and the outlaw have more than anything that can be explained. It’s fated. I enjoyed this sweet, sticky-fingered story and it’s brought me back to this universe I already love. For others, it may have been an introduction. Either way, I highly recommend it, along with the rest of that series, anything written by Alison Aimes, and the other stories from “Claimed Among the Stars.”

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    A wonderful compilation of stories and this is a wonderful read by Tasha Black Promised Mate – Tasha Black I always love Tasha Blacks book and this was as entertaining a read as I could possibly of hoped it was well written and the story line was engaging. I found that once I began reading the story, I simply had to finish reading so that I could discover what the outcome would be. This is based all around one very special young woman that has decided that she wants an arranged marriage that will h A wonderful compilation of stories and this is a wonderful read by Tasha Black Promised Mate – Tasha Black I always love Tasha Blacks book and this was as entertaining a read as I could possibly of hoped it was well written and the story line was engaging. I found that once I began reading the story, I simply had to finish reading so that I could discover what the outcome would be. This is based all around one very special young woman that has decided that she wants an arranged marriage that will hopefully allow her to help save her planet and also herself. This story does have plenty of twists and turns that keep your attention and I guarantee that you will enjoy every moment of this book. I do not want to spoil the plot so will say no more about the three of them, I assure you that you will enjoy every single moment of this book. I assure you that you will love every moment of this book it is simply a fantastic read. I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Reader Copy I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing

  26. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    I was fortunate to read the ARC: Hunted by the Alien Warlord by Kyla Snow. Cassius is a protective alien with a tail. Yum. Elody and her friend were abducted and are fortunate to be claimed as 'pets' by Cassius and his friend. Kyra's prequel to Hunted by the Alien Warlord is a wonderful story. Her world building and character development throws the reader right into her imagination. An interesting place to get lost in while you enjoy her story. Danger, intrigue, fear and coming to terms with fal I was fortunate to read the ARC: Hunted by the Alien Warlord by Kyla Snow. Cassius is a protective alien with a tail. Yum. Elody and her friend were abducted and are fortunate to be claimed as 'pets' by Cassius and his friend. Kyra's prequel to Hunted by the Alien Warlord is a wonderful story. Her world building and character development throws the reader right into her imagination. An interesting place to get lost in while you enjoy her story. Danger, intrigue, fear and coming to terms with falling for an alien are woven together in this tale. A great addition to this anthology which I look forward to reading it soon. I also read Trusting His Mate by Ivy Knox. Because of an emergency, Autumn has to evacuate the ship in a pod and crashes on Bexo's farm. She's terrified when the pod is torn open by a monster. Bexo has major trust issues. He thinks she is a spy. Yet his inner dragon claims Autumn is their mate. Distrust, lies, danger, sweet connections, discovery and flying with a dragon: so much is happening. And the crazy scary storm scene with spicy steam- that was hot. Ivy has done a wonderful job with world building and character development in this short story. The anthology is a great introduction to her writing style and imagination as well as so many other authors.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carole

    Claimed Among the Stars review for Taken to Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens With a Fabulous story set within the Xiveri world a remarkably imaginative and expertly written narrative takes shape and finds its way into this reader’s heart. I loved lead characters Grizz and Latanya and was totally invested in their story as it opened with a terrifying tragedy and evolved into an all-consuming passion as the storyline advances. From the feckless prince who must have Latanya at all costs to the Alien inha Claimed Among the Stars review for Taken to Revatu by Elizabeth Stephens With a Fabulous story set within the Xiveri world a remarkably imaginative and expertly written narrative takes shape and finds its way into this reader’s heart. I loved lead characters Grizz and Latanya and was totally invested in their story as it opened with a terrifying tragedy and evolved into an all-consuming passion as the storyline advances. From the feckless prince who must have Latanya at all costs to the Alien inhabitants of this new world the characterizations were detailed and compelling. The writing was energetic, and absorbing told from dual points of view and the stories pace was evenly rendered at times intense. I felt as though I’d read an entire novel when I reached the end and in no way felt bereft of needing more. This was such a well told and engaging read which ended so perfectly as to leave a reader very satisfied with its surprising and very pleasing epilogue. I received an ARC copy of this book for review and all opinions expressed are my own.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jannie Cv

    So much fine entertainment! I love anthologies for the opportunity to sample the writing of authors new to me, and to read gems from favorite authors, such as the ones featured below. This review is for: “Alien Castaway” by Honey Phillips (5-stars) Crash-landed and stranded! Darla is pretty brave! To escape from a less than stellar family situation, she joins the mating program taking her to a world new to her. I love the instant sense of attraction between Darla and T’pak, and the manner in which So much fine entertainment! I love anthologies for the opportunity to sample the writing of authors new to me, and to read gems from favorite authors, such as the ones featured below. This review is for: “Alien Castaway” by Honey Phillips (5-stars) Crash-landed and stranded! Darla is pretty brave! To escape from a less than stellar family situation, she joins the mating program taking her to a world new to her. I love the instant sense of attraction between Darla and T’pak, and the manner in which they get to know each other better. What an adventure! Unfortunately, rescue doesn’t mean safety and happiness. Wait until you see what happens. But, don’t worry - all will end well for our feisty heroine and her maligned hero! This review is for: “The Wandering Star: Fallen” by SJ Sanders (5-stars) So exciting! I love these two Zelekzans and their adoration of the human woman they rescued. Krith and Hlek have unique strengths, they’re determined to protect their mate. Kelly slowly warms to these unusual males. I love that she gives them a chance! So satisfying!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rita Callaway

    Claimed Among the Stars Promised Mate by Tasha Black. "A Heart Wants, What a Heart Wants" This is not a Fairy Tale Romance, where the Prince sweeps in and steals the beautiful maidens heart away. Nope even though it's still a fantasy, it is closer to how real life could happen. Duty calls and young Hyacinth is willing to marry a Prince to save the people of her world. Viktor, a Magister Scholar and her handsome Firmament teacher, is also an empath who feels her every loving thought of him. He is th Claimed Among the Stars Promised Mate by Tasha Black. "A Heart Wants, What a Heart Wants" This is not a Fairy Tale Romance, where the Prince sweeps in and steals the beautiful maidens heart away. Nope even though it's still a fantasy, it is closer to how real life could happen. Duty calls and young Hyacinth is willing to marry a Prince to save the people of her world. Viktor, a Magister Scholar and her handsome Firmament teacher, is also an empath who feels her every loving thought of him. He is there to instruct her in the duties of a princess not to wish lavish love on her luscious body forever. Danger awaits them in sabotage of their ship and a strange planet that could kill them with every step they take. A short fun read with surprises at the end.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis L.

    I'm not usually one for anthologies. I might buy them for a cause, read one story by the one favorite author who contributed, then put them away. This one, however, is different. Not only does it have stories by FIVE of my favorite authors (V.K. Ludwig, Honey Phillips, Hope Hart, Octavia Kore, Victoria Aveline), but with 46 authors total, I am adding more and more authors to my to-be-read list! I cannot put the book down. At over 5000 pages, I am nowhere near finishing -- which makes this anthol I'm not usually one for anthologies. I might buy them for a cause, read one story by the one favorite author who contributed, then put them away. This one, however, is different. Not only does it have stories by FIVE of my favorite authors (V.K. Ludwig, Honey Phillips, Hope Hart, Octavia Kore, Victoria Aveline), but with 46 authors total, I am adding more and more authors to my to-be-read list! I cannot put the book down. At over 5000 pages, I am nowhere near finishing -- which makes this anthology the best deal ever, for the money -- but so far I have only come across one story that did not fit my personal taste. There are so many to choose from! With 46 authors, there are bound to be stories here to thrill every reader. Not to mention that The National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation is a great charity. Seriously, if you are going to buy ONE anthology this year, buy this one. If you love SFR, you won't regret it.

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