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The Ninth Orb (Interstellar #2)

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,557 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
Scientifically speaking, it made sense to send two hundred women and 'frozen pops' to establish the colony on New Georgia and insure a good gene pool. But when the colonists arrive after fifteen years of space travel, and discover that the alien compound directly across from their new city is filled with young, virile Xtanian men eager for 'queens' Eden Chisholm has her ha ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 16th 2006 by New Concepts Publishing (first published August 1st 2006)
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Carolyn F.
May 27, 2012 Carolyn F. rated it it was amazing
Reread I was afraid I would get bored because I thoroughly enjoyed this book the first reading and thought because I remembered most of it still that I would start skimming. Well I didn't. It was a great re-read and I liked the book even more second time around and upped my rating. I think this is because this author was my first foray into sci-fi romance/erotica and I didn't realize how Kaitlyn O'Connor's books are so much better than the majority of this genre out there. This is definitely an ...more
I absolutely loved the idea of this book. It was different, unique and totally unexpected. Loved the background of the guys and was kind of saddened by the reality of their culture and how the females of their homeland treated them.

Love the gradual development between the characters and really appreciated the non-sexual basis it offered. It was one of the first books by the author that didn't use sex as a way of bonding and I think that it made the relationship seem all the more real.

Honestly, I
Apr 20, 2011 Weirdpoem rated it it was amazing
Finally a book where the heroine isn't abducted, seduced against her will by pheromones and ends up falling for the hero even though he's been ass throughout the entire book. Though Eden does feel a strong attraction to Baen, she still has her doubts. Sexual attraction isn't everything though no one can say the scene in this book are anything less than steamy.
R.E. Butler
Feb 15, 2012 R.E. Butler rated it liked it
I liked the book, but I didn't love it. What I disliked about the Cyberevolution series was still evident in this book, and that is that she spent nearly the entire book "telling" everything through the inner monologue of the main character instead of "showing" through action. I don't mind the main character's point of view, but I do feel cheated when a huge chunk of the book is Eden analyzing everything. And only a few times did she switch to the main male character Baen's POV, and then for onl ...more
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Sep 28, 2012 Suburbancowgirl rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr, moresome
Wow, I really didn't like this book. First of all, I have a lot of tollerance for characters. This is one of the rare instances where I really could not stand the heroine. She just pissed me off. She is supposed to be this big, tough, fearless leader, but can't seem to open her mouth and talk to the men. I understand the need to build up the drama between the different races, but come on. If they would have TALKED and SHARED, like one would have expected, the story would have been much more beli ...more
Nov 17, 2011 Spynonu rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, fictionwise
I had fun with this book. Misunderstandings seem to make up the bulk of plots in Sci-Fi erotica/romance books and this one is no different. It is well done though with each side feeling blindly through the differences in social structures and poor communication to build a new combined society.

I loved the characters and the rich world that was built to house them. There were so many ways this story could go!!

When I flipped to the final page I was smiling. I got my HEA but I wasn't ready for the s
Dec 06, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Kaitlyn's writing style...always look for new books by her. If you like super hot, alpha, sexy men with great interaction between heroine & hero(es) try Kaitlyn's books. Well written & draws you into the story from the first page definitely a must read & on top of my TBR (for all of 2 seconds before I start reading LOL). Have re-read this book as I just love it. A great futuristic, menage sci-fi book.
Mar 22, 2014 Whispring rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quick-for-fun, smut
I've read pornos that were more fleshed out and believable than this POS.
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Aug 28, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: menage, alien
These are my absolute favorite aliens ever! Sexy and hung with horns and wings that cater to your every need and treat you like a queen; this book rocked!
May 18, 2012 Ladymcbeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, erotica, romance, alien
Good story but the end is to quick ... as if the author wanted to finish it as quick as possible !

First line: “Houston, we have a problem.”

I got an itch to read some good ol' Kaitlyn O'Connor the other day - one of my favorite authors in this genre - and this book, "The Ninth Orb," is so far one of her better ones. An all female crew of colonists land, after 15 long years, on the 9th orb of a solar system, preparing to colonize it. Surprisingly, they find that it's already been occupied by a group of humanoid creatures who appear non-threatening but exhibit odd social behaviors.

O'Connor is k
Jul 30, 2014 Spuffed rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi Romance Smut Readers
Recommended to Spuffed by: Toozday from her shelves
I enjoyed this book more than a lot of the sci-fi erotica books that i have read in the past. I won't give you my typical "quick rundown" as other reviewers have already done so.

Characters: I was very surprised about the different cast of characters in this novel. They were fresh for me as we got a close view of the politics of this group of women building a new colony. We saw first hand through the leader along with the major-general, the "governors", the doctors and the support staff. We also
Oct 10, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I only write reviews when the book is either really good or a total fail. This, was a definite WIN for me. All around I loved it all the way through to the end of the epilogue, re read it right after I finished and still wanted more it was that good. The story develops somewhat slowly for what I usually prefer (I usually like the steamy sex to start soon but that's just me) but even though it took awhile to develop, I enjoyed every bit of the development and the waiting was well worth it for me. ...more
Feb 22, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super disappointing read - there was so much potential. :(

This book was surprisingly really great... for the beginning! I really liked it a lot until we started to see more and more of the heroine. She was just a snarky rude bitch a lot of times. I don't know what it is about Kaitlyn O'Connor books but for me - like half of the time I can barely stand the heroine. Which sucks because she build really cool worlds with original ideas. Also - I don't think they synopsis really warns you this is a
Nov 13, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I have read by this author, I enjoyed it was an easy read.

I liked the premise of the story and how it draws on how cultural differences and views of actions can have far reaching effects.
something that one 'culture' sees as minor , not of any significance maybe even routine can have a very different meaning to the other.

Something as innocent as selecting random people for a tour/introduction to the new colony being seen as much more meaningful action and causing far reach
Apr 23, 2014 Kitt rated it it was amazing
Eden is the 'president' of an all female Earth community that have arrived to colonize a planet thought to be without an intelligent native population. When they arrive they discover an all male colony whose people have been made outcasts from their home (the moon of the planet) because they were the youngest in their society and hence on the receiving end of the older males ires. The aliens society seems to operate on a behavioral set on par with ants, and the cultural differences cause complic ...more
Laz the Sailor
May 08, 2012 Laz the Sailor rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi, smut
The sci-fi premise and the development of the alien species was very well done. Yes I know that there is a terrestrial basis for it, but still, it was creative and well implemented. The first sex scene between our heroine and the alien males was scary and hot at the same time.
If this had been a bit longer, and the glaring s/f errors had been corrected, and there had been more sex at the beginning and the end, I would have given it 5 stars. The concept and execution of the characters was that goo
The premise is that a ship full of all-female colonists lands on their new world, only to discover that a bunch of hunky all-male aliens have built a town right across the river from them. Then it turns out that the males hail from a culture that uses semi-insectoid matriarchal "hives"/dude harems as its central organizing unit. Females in their culture are extremely rare, so each "queen" takes a bunch of males and has litters of babies with them. These males are the spares, banished form their ...more
Jan 11, 2014 Tridian rated it did not like it
While the writing style was good, I think the reason I didn't take to think book was for the simple fact that it was more political drama/bitch fest than a 'mars meet venus' sci-fi romance.

Alot of focus is put on the culture differences and the interactions between the women in the story...
but VERY LITTLE is about Eden and Baen. I got annoyed and then bored.
Oct 20, 2012 Mikaela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved loved loved this book :)
there was just something wonderfull about the world and the xtanians and the situation that came about by the women going the thier world.
it made me smile, laugh and cry a book hasent made me do all 3 in awhile and i loved that it stirred them emotions for me.
with each book that i read of Kaitlyn o'connors they just get better and better, really looking forward to reading alot more from her :)
Feb 04, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A spaceship crewed by Earth women lands on a distant planet ready to colonize only to find a colony of alien men already there.

This is a story of integration, tolerance, sexiness, and finding out different customs. It is also about coming to terms of living a menage lifestyle. The Brood cannot be separated, so if you want a guy you get at least 4 or maybe more.

Once again I enjoyed this Kaitlyn O'Connor book.
Since I somehow forgot to mark this book as read it will be marked so today. However, I've read it about 5 times by now. It's a little slow in places but I love the story anyways!

If you like aliens and multiple partners then I would definitely recommend this story! And if you need something after this I would try Love at First Bight by Tymber Dalton.

Happy Reading!
Sarah G
Oct 01, 2015 Sarah G rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with this book.

Some parts did seem to drag on a bit but over all it was an interesting read. I loved that not everything came easy and fell into place straight away. I loved the fact that by the end both sides had adapted to each others customs instead of one side completely losing itself as happens in so many romance with opposing customs. I loved that there wasn't some forced enemy put in just to add drama. The book was pretty consistent from start to finish.

It left me
Brutally Honest
This story cracked me up. I read a few of the reviews and actually didn't pick it up until now because of the bad reviews, but wow was I missing out on a funny story.


- POV is really only from the heroine, which made me sad because we didn't really get to know the Hs well
- I was a bit confused at the heroine's behavior, mainly her snapping, at her friends and colleagues in the beginning of the story


- totally believable story line... just goes to show if we do contact aliens, we better f
May 25, 2011 Gab rated it it was amazing
This book was great. Sci-fi, humour, good world building and concepts, and romance with cool twist.

Highly recommend. Be aware does involve sex involving multiple partners.
Jul 05, 2014 Anna rated it it was ok
The fact that a crew that won't see men for 35 years is comprised entirely of straight 'would never think about having sex with another woman in a lifetime' women is less believable that any of the aliens or magic anti-aging pills going on. Just too much unnecessary and irrational heterosexuality. Unironically stating that humans are animals that can't control their instincts loses 20 points for sheer terrible grossness. The characters aren't nuanced enough for me to not get them mixed up. The p ...more
Apr 07, 2015 Sofs rated it really liked it
I'm pretty sure that by now you must've realized how much I love Kaitlyn O'Connor's books. If not, let me tell you then: I love Kaitlyn O'Connor's books.
And why? Well, besides them being awesome, they are also mostly about my current favorite genre, Aliens. Oh and sexy men, I can't enough of sexy alien males.


I've been told several times that it's not healthy for someone so young to read this kind of books, but what the hell, fuck it, I love books like this, as such, I will keep indulging!

The 9th
Dec 12, 2014 Cheri rated it really liked it
I just love the way this author builds the relationship between the characters and examines the culture of the alien species. It was interesting reading about a female dominated society where where males outnumber their queens. The males are so loveable and eager to please that you just can't help but love them. Eden was a likeable heroine and a strong leader. I wanted more info on the female lead society they guys' were tossed out of though. A few typos here and there but ultimately nothing to ...more
Apr 29, 2015 Shelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy, alien
The 9th orb, a science fiction, romance novel where the women are not kidnapped. A ship was sent from Earth in order to setup a colony on New Georgia with two hundred women and a whole lot of frozen sperm. Women instead of men were chosen for the mission because they have lower weight, thus lower fuel used, less food needed, and less prone to violence for the fifteen year trek to New Georgia. Bots were used to survey the planet beforehand, as well as to complete the construction of the colony. H ...more
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Kaitlyn has written and completed nearly 140 intellectual properties under several pen names in different genres.
She has written over 8,000,000 (yes, more than 8 million!) words in published works.
She has nearly 50 partials in various genres in various stages of completion. :0
In 2004 she wrote 27 different stories which, together, amounted to nearly a million ‘printed’ words.
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