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Zylan Captive (Zylar's Moons #1)

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  459 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Book 1 in the Zylar's Moons seriesShe is an Earthling who has mysteriously been transported to another galaxy, to another planet. Zylar is nothing like she has ever imagined. And yet, here she is—and apparently life-mated to Tar. If he knows what's good for him, he'll start doing some explaining: What are these gold chains that are attached to certain…um…delicate parts of ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Ellora's Cave (first published 2003)
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As a general rule I love sexy sci-fi. I get ridiculously excited over the idea of people doing it in space. Or on other planets. Or with other species. I won't apologize for my sci-fi kink because it makes me way too happy when I find a book that fits my sexy sci-fi requirements. I'm going to say that I liked this book. I appreciated the naughtiness of it (chain-sex, anyone?) and I think the author did a good job at making what could be a potentially icky situation (Kidnapped and forced to submi ...more
**Warning, ranting and spoilers can be found in this review**

Tar is ruler of Zylar, a planet where men dominate over their life-mate and the women have to submit to them. After much searching he has found his mate, his companion. Who just happens to be a human female from Earth. Nyssa, on awakening discovers she is no longer in her own bed, and not even on her own planet. Not only that there are gold chains connecting to parts of her body.

So we have bonding,links,and physic chain sex oh my!! Ca
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The first 3/4 of the book I hated it. So this ends with a 1.5 star. Maybe if I read this when I was 18, it would have been fine. The heavy handed manner at which Tar came across was just unpalatable. There are times where men are very pushy and domineering yet I still like them. This one, I didn't. Tar rubbed me in all the wrong ways. I get that he's supposed to do this because that's the way he's design. Somehow, the way it's written it just didn't do it for me. I kept thinking of ways to kill ...more
I got this book free and enjoyed reading it enough to get the next two books in the trilogy. I love the clueless, alien hunk who claims his life mate thinking that from then on everything will be smooth sailing. Because we all know how trainable and submissive Earth women are - right?

I liked Nyssa and I even enjoyed Tar, with his stubborn determination to keep things the way they've always been in his world. So yes, I enjoyed the story. The reason it only has three stars is the writing style wa
June Stevens
Aug 30, 2012 June Stevens rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't make it past chapter 2. I dislike giving 1 star reviews and I am the first to admit that I may be more picky that most, and I don't want to take away from the author's hard work by tearing her book apart, but I do feel I should explain why I stopped reading after chapter 2.

Through most of the first chapter it was hard to tell if the writer was writing in first person or third person. I love fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction...a lot! But, chains that pop out of your body to tell
Sep 23, 2016 Vivian rated it liked it
One bewildered heroine, one idiotic, but sweet alpha alien and a short adjustment period. Humorous, feel good read with some smexy bedplay and power struggles. Interested in Mica and Tala's story after the setup here.

Favorite quote:
Pausing, he moaned, “Want me with more than your body, Nyssa. Want me with your heart, as I want you.”(Kindle Location 2041).
May 20, 2012 Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, romance
I have to say I am completely blown away that some people say this book's premise is too out-there, too unrealistic. All I can guess is that these people have never or very rarely read science fiction or fantasy novels. And this is a sci-fi romance novel, not just a romance novel.

Here are some of its strengths. The main character is likeable enough; she is no pushover, no doormat, but neither is she some unbelievably tough, annoyingly strong woman. And one thing that I in particular liked was th
Brenda (b)
Update: Just finished chapter 10 of 28. So far I'm not really impressed with the story. Just when I think things are going to start moving ahead, they have sex again. The sex seems to be more of the focus than the storyline.

As I said in my progress update, I wasn't too impressed with this story. I guess it boils down to the fact that this really wasn't the type of story for me. I can't really say that I liked the characters because I didn't really feel as if I got to know them. There wasn't any
Jo Notary
Feb 15, 2016 Jo Notary marked it as to-read
Shelves: ellora-s-cave
282p Book 1 in the Zylar's Moons seriesShe is an Earthling who has mysteriously been transported to another galaxy, to another planet. Zylar is nothing like she has ever imagined. And yet, here she is 14and apparently life-mated to Tar. If he knows what's good for him, he'll start doing some explaining: What are these gold chains that are attached to certain 26um 26delicate parts of her body and, just what in the hell is happening to her? She's starting to change 26He is Tar, ruler of Zylar. He ...more
Matt Kelland
Jun 02, 2012 Matt Kelland rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, sci-fi
Imagine John Norman's Gor written from a female point of view, but without so much plot. I never thought I'd be able to say this with a straight face, but it's not as good as Gor. It needed more sex and less story, or more story and less sex, but the balance just didn't work. The use of "alien" words for time was irritating - i got my nons and bi-nons and nilts mixed up, and wished she'd stick to conventional terms. If you're looking for hot sci-fi sex, then read this and skip the story. If you ...more
Sep 29, 2016 Christine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, sci-fi
2.5 stars.
I liked parts and hated parts. It had been on my to-read shelf for a long time.

I really don't like the "linking" thing. It's just weird and creepy. Chains between your hoo-hoo and your nipples and then all over your body -- for the rest of your life. ICK.

One the other hand, I really enjoyed the bottle of the sexes where the heroine gives Mr hero something to think about. I didn't much care for the hero.

In truth, the women were the most interesting parts of this book. I won't be cont
Dec 06, 2012 toofondofbooks rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Ugh. Let's just get down to it, shall we? I love a good porno as much as the next girl, but the key word is GOOD. I couldn't get through this one. The premise was interesting enough, but the execution sucked. I don't mind a bad plot if the sex is scorching, then it just goes in the spank bank, but this one had a bad plot, and the sex was just ok... Maybe I was in the wrong mood, but this didn't do anything for me...
Ian Prest
Apr 16, 2015 Ian Prest rated it did not like it
Mercifully short and laugh-out-loud funny!

Sex-to-plot ratio starts off really high... perhaps 8:1 through the first third of the book. It rapidly diminishes, though, and there were several chapters---in a row!---with no sex at all.

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Jan 08, 2013 Donnajo rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook-books
spicy read. fantasy. New to me author.
He's the ruler of zylar and needs a mate. She's a earthing and when she woke she didn't know what or where she was or what happened to her.
Nothing in her life was what she experienced.
I liked Nyssa and Tar even his determination to keep things the way they were in his galaxy and her determination to do things her way.

May 19, 2012 Pete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Captivating this book is. Dealing with a male dominated alien society the heroine generated numerous difficulties for her future mate in a most intriguing way. I was cheering for Nyssa all through this steamy read. I thought the story was very good, characters were well defined, and the erotic elements complemented the plot line.
I am very eager to read the story of Tala and Mica.

Dahlia (yadkny)
This story definitely had an interesting concept going for it by taking the whole fated-mates trope in a new direction with actual physical links, but I absolutely could not get over Tar's pig-headedness. His forcefulness and aggressiveness didn't come off entirely the way I believe the author intended. I was much more interested in Tar's sister's story than his.
Jan 30, 2013 Tabatha rated it really liked it
This was weird, but surprisingly not bad. Once I got into the book, the story line wasn't so "out there" and I started to enjoy it. This has some pretty steamy scenes, and being a sci-fi it has some very weird things as well. If you like to read books that are a little out there sometimes, then you might enjoy this.
Tammy Campbell
Jul 06, 2015 Tammy Campbell rated it it was amazing
Loved reading this story.

This was such a fun story to read. I loved how she wouldn't back down from his dictates. She is stolen from earth and linked and mated to him without being asked. She begins pushing back immediately. Can't wait till I can afford to buy the story involving his sister. This one is in my keepers collection.
Jun 07, 2012 Kristy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a terrible book. Basically the main character is very flat. There is absolutely not depth to any of the characters. I feel like I lost brain cells reading this book. It was a fast read but definitely not worth my time. I should have stopped reading it.
The sex was great. The story-line was alright though I don't think it needed a story-line. The writing outside the erotic scenes was eh. So, I gave it three stars because she definitely can write erotica. :)
May 18, 2012 Jennie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, I only got 30% in...this book was just too much HAHA, A girl who gets kidnapped by an Alien that puts chains in her private parts and tells her to obey, and she is more mad about not having cigaretts and Diet Coke....I just could not go on!!!!!
Feb 19, 2013 T. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Barf! What a stupid book... as a free book, I will just say it wasn't worth the value of the time I took to download it. If this is the springboard for a series, I can only recommend that the author get more beta readers that give her a more honest opinion of what drivel she is producing.
I liked this book enough that I bought the next two. I liked the idea of the chains, more the emotional link they provided. It was good.
Samie Kauchis
Meh. Not the best thing I've read, but not the worst either. The writing was decent, but Tar's tude got a little tiresome from time to time. Otherwise, not bad. :)
Nov 19, 2012 Dena rated it liked it
Definitely need to read it in order to get the story. It is intriguing and jewelry that does WHAT...
Nov 14, 2012 Gizzie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-erotica
The book held my intrest till the last couple of chapters. it had several laugh out loud moments and a lot of hot sex.
May 14, 2012 Cindy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stopped-reading
Ahahahahaha! For real?? I'm sorry, I could only read about 5% of this, and I couldn't stop laughing!!! I am definitely NOT a fan of sci-fi-rotica!
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
Jul 14, 2012 Nichole ~Bookaholic~ rated it did not like it
made it to about 14% and could not finish....not bad but very similar to many others and not quite as well done
May 10, 2012 Mara rated it did not like it
Shelves: trash-bin, dnf, freebies
I do wonder how this kind of trash get published, even by EC. Even so called erotica has (or should have) standards.
I do like my steam, but this is porn.
Laura Borges
Laura Borges rated it liked it
Sep 04, 2015
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