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The Empress' New Clothes (Trek Mi Q'an #1)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  3,439 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Modern day Earth woman Kyra Summers is kidnapped and wed by a seven-foot tall, thickly muscled warrior claiming to be her Sacred Mate. Life on his home planet Tryston takes some getting used to, as the laws of the world cater to erotic hedonism and leave females at the sexual subjugation of the barbarians who claim them. No one said love with an alien would come easily. En ...more
Trade Paperback, 329 pages
Published November 17th 2006 by Ellora's Cave (first published November 2000)
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Quinn
******** WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS
******** AND SOME EXPLICIT CONTENT ********

(But let’s face it, you’re not reading this one for the plot!)

Wow. This was one crazy-ass book.

This story is driven by the concept of finding your Sacred Mate, the one predestined for you, for whom you will forsake all others. It just so happens that Zor Q'an Tal, High King of Tryston, Emperor of Trek Mi Q'an galaxy’s Sacred Mate Kyra Summers is from the primitive planet of Earth.

Has potential, right? Alas.
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La-Lionne
I don't mean to laugh at this book, but how can I not to.
I really needed a good laugh. I got that and then some.
I saw this book on a list of "guilty pleasures" on a blog and decided to give it a try, because I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. I did gave it one star, because the story had no plot and characters were ridiculous, but I don't regret reading it, because it made me laugh.

If you would ask me to give you a summery of this book I wouldn't be able to do it if my life depe
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Jane Stewart
Wild, erotic, and crazy fun ride.

The males are ultra-alpha and obsessively in love with their one true mate. The females are smart, independent and likeable. Unbelievably crazy sex almost nonstop throughout the book. Very well done erotica.

STORY BRIEF:
Zor is king of the planet Tryston. He comes to earth to find his one Sacred Mate who is Kyra, a tax accountant. He takes her to his planet to become his wife. She must wear see through clothes in public and must always be naked when alone with Zor
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Holly
What would you do if a seven foot four inch, three hundred and seventy pound hunk of alien man came charging at your naked body? Well, if Kyra Summers wasn't rooted to the ground by some mystikal force, she would be running like hell.

Zor Q'an Tal, High King of Tryston, Emperor of Trek Mi Q'an has finally found his Sacred Mate. The fact that she hails from a primitive first dimension known as Ear-th is unfortunate, but he's sure she'll soon become comfortable with Trystonni ways. He has been wai
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Sammy Loves Books
Erotic Alien Abduction ...Sold!!!

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Full review coming soon ;ox
Erin Kyle
I....
I'm not even quite sure what to say about this.
I'm not really sure how to say what I think about this book.

There's nothing innately wrong with it. I didn't come away with any disgust or disappointment even. I just kinda didn't finish reading it because, really? What's the point?

75% of the plot was sex of some kind.
24.8% of the plot was TALKING about sex of some kind.
.2% of the plot was....plot.

And after a while, even lovers of steamy writing (ahem) need to read *something* of substance!! Th
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Cherie
It's taken me sometime to write this review because I could not reconcile in my mind the book I read with the reviews about it. I've read other Jaid Black books, and loved them. So, my previous reading experience along with the 4 and 5 star reviews added to a great sense of anticipation. My advice: Skip this one and move to the next book on your list. TRUST ME.

Where to begin, the book starts out interesting enough, but the moment the two main characters meet it's all downhill from there. The cha
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MelissaB
This was a strange but interesting book. The hatching an egg thing was kind of freaky deaky. If you don't like contact or love making between people other than the main hero and heroine, don't read this one.
Hollie
absolutely no depth. beyond lame. lots of sex and voyeurism but NOTHING else. lame plot and characters. you couldn't pay me to continue this series and I love alien sci-fi smut but with this one the storyline and characters were just lacking in so many areas. It was bad. sorry.
Yasmin
I could not get through this book. The heroine (if you can even call her that) is the biggest push over... ever. One minute her goal is to get back home and the next she can't imagine life without this guy who has kidnapped her, forced her to do things she doesn't want to do and fondles her nonstop (the fondling alone was driving me insane) despite the fact that it embarrasses her.

The language that the author has given the "7th dimension" characters is just annoying. There was absolutely no reas
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gert
i'm sorry. but i just love these weird futuristic worlds where sex is the mainstay in the culture. total sci-fi-lite. earthling woman (1st dimension world) gets kidnapped by huge, gorgeous human-like alien (7th dimension world) who believes - rightly - that she's his mate.

story line is basically just a vehicle for SEX. lots and lots of SEX. but enough world building to keep the sex moving along nicely.

if you're one of those people who insist h/h give up any sex with others because they're in l
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Sarah
Eeeeeek... Sweet baby Jesus. This book should come with a warning. I think I might need therapy after reading half of it, and it will defo not be a book I ever will be able to finish.

Now I am pretty conservative, so I am sure there are lots of people out there who would love this book. It just wasn't my kind of romance...
But if you like a book with mainly just sex, women walking around naked and openly being ogled by men, sex orgies, f/f action, your husband/bound shagging several women on your
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T00zday
I discovered "Ellora's Cave" online publishing at a time in my life when I was single, had no outside life to speak of, and was reaching the 'hormonal blooming' of my 30's.
Ladies over 35, you know of what I speak.

So thanks to Jaid Black, now I understand the life of 18 year old males. Privacy, lubricant and stimulus.

The down side to my discovering Jaid Black was that it happened just before Thanksgiving. So I had to fake being sick to my family that year so I could stay at home in my apartment.
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Jacqueline
Well it didn't suck. Too much sex. Sex with men, women, slaves, golems, indoors, outdoors, at the opera, at wedding feasts, you name they have exhibitionist sex there. The sci fi story was interesting but thin and swamped in superfluous sex. I personally don't care to read any f/f sex scenes so I skimmed those as quick as I could. Trying to think of more to say in this review but all I can come up with is hmm...
Hayat
This book brings to mind a favourite British expression. Rumpy Pumpy!



Yup, that was pretty much the plot line with a lot of weird, a hand full of unintentional hilarity and a bucket full of 'what the hell' thrown in for a good measure!

The people from Tryston in the Trek Mi Q'an galaxy belong to this alien patriarchal society where sexuality is as essential as air, food or shelter and everyone is preoccupied with reaching their peak, the big 'O'. In this world, orgies are the norm, there is always
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Tawny Taylor
I am embarrassed to admit I've been writing for Ellora’s Cave since 2004 but had never read this book. After all, this book basically launched my publisher. When I received a copy as a gift at RomantiCon, I decided to sit down and read it. Was I ever glad I did! I can see now how “out there” this book would have been back in 2000, when it was first published. Purple prose? Hell no. Sex only after a proclamation of love? Nope. Sex only between the hero and heroine? No way. Even now, ten years lat ...more
MK (Food actvist)
Jul 24, 2009 MK (Food actvist) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: check shelf labels
This is an erotic romance in every sense of the genre. Sex saturates every 3rd page. 3.5 of 5 really. I liked it but couldn't say I was amazed by the overall all appeal. I definately look forward to reading the rest of the series. I enjoy Jaid Black's writing style, characters, and setting.

Kyra is whisked to Tryston by Zor, High King and claimed Sacred Mate. While Trystonni customs take getting used to (like wearing transparent garments that pass as clothing) Kyra is shocked she finds herself e
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Andromeda Bliss
The high ratings/reviews for this book were a bit misleading for me. I suppose if you were reading this story just for the sex (volume and variety) it definitely delivers. The writing structure was good and the character voices consistent (different speech patterns and phrases for the alien culture from the human heroine's Earth dialogue) but I just didn't like the characters much. I've never seen a heroine do so many about-faces in my life: she hates everything about this alien culture...then s ...more
Marielle
This book was not very good. First of all, the protagonist was perfectly ordinary. I know that was probably the point; the author wanted a generic woman so that any woman could imagine herself being kidnapped and forced to be the wife of a muscular 7 foot tall alien. But the woman was so incredibly uninteresting I couldn't identify with her at all. So there's that.

Also, this was definitely a "romance novel" in that the secondary plot was weak and underdeveloped. I've seen this done well; in this
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Lady Mockingbird
Mar 28, 2008 Lady Mockingbird rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Lady by: Someone from whom I no longer accept recommendations
And people say Laurel K Hamilton's books have too much sex. Jaid Black's books with Ellora's cave are poorly disguised bits of softcore porn. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Jaid Black is actually a male writer.

It's poorly written pulp, good only for the sort of reading one does with a book in one hand and a vibrator in the other. Yeah the sex scenes are steamy, as well as fairly explicit. But in the end there's no substance to these books.

The sci-fi angle is used only to make kidnapping and v
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Toni (U.A.C.)
I've heard so many people mention that these books were sort of their introduction to romance and erotica, so I decided to check them out. It was so bad. Plot was okay. Characters felt a bit fake, especially the token black girl Geris (head bob, finger snap, umm-hmm, girl). Converstations stilted and boring. What I don't get is that there is a whole series here.
Bookfanatic
Words fail me. This book is bizarre and incredibly hilarious though I'm sure that's not what the author intended. This is what I would classify as sci-fi erotica.
What do I think of this book? The writing is poor. There is no plot. The sex scenes are repetitive. I've read better books than this.

The hero in the story is Zor who comes from Tryston, a planet far from Earth. He like the other males of his planet are over 7 feet tall and extremely muscular (think of professional wrestlers on TV). The
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TheFountainPenDiva
This is a quick and fun read if you're willing to allow yourself several hours of a willingness to suspend disbelief. If you are not a fan of explicit sexual encounters set in a world where women are pleasure slaves, you might want to skip this one completely. Some parts of The Emperess' New Clothes are worth a few chuckles here and there.

Having said all that, my biggest problem with this book is the main characters are for the most part, cardboard cut-outs. Romance/romantica isn't just about p
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Kym
I loved Zor and Kyra together!!!!!
Their relationship ( no matter how rocky) was just beautiful! And both were quite moody so you could just imagine the trouble they had coming together. Since i am backwards, i ended up reading the second book before this one so i already knew a little about them.

OAN: I love how the author added more to the story. We not only get to travel through time with Zor and Kyra we also get to see into the minds of the others that are closely involved. And throwind Dak
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D.G.
Once I add a book to my TBR, I have a hard time removing it unless I attempt to read it, no matter how my tastes have changed over the years. This book was a remnant of my days hanging in an Erotica forum - don't get me wrong, I still enjoy Erotica now and then, just not this silly type.

There was an attempt at humor here - that's why the 2 stars instead of 1 - and I confess I laughed a few times. However, everything else about the book was too much. The sexual situations were so over the top - o
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Julie
Wow, this was some hot, hot erotica! An alien world with dominant, alpha warriors who live to pleasure and be pleasured. Although the drama wasn't the most complicated story of emotional angst, it packed quite a punch at times with some hilarious wit. The warriors, while overly male opinionated and "medieval" at times, were also adorably possessive and protective of the ones they loved. Just a warning though, their world and culture is very far from the medieval concepts of sexual conduct. This ...more
Naz
Great writing, but there was no big plot or anything significant
going on other then non-stop sex with almost every person in this
Story! For anyone wanting a light read with lots of sex...this is a good pick.
Heather  *enjoying summer reading*
Hmm I just loved this book. It is a previous read but none the less enjoyable again.
I don't think I can do a review that will do this justice. Just read it and enjoy.

Kyra gets taken from earth by her Sacred Mate. What the heck is that? Well Tryston King Zor claimed her with a neckless after testing her for his Sacred Mate. Now Kyra a former tax accountant is on a new planet with a new husband, a new title, new clothes and so much to learn.

Seven foot lusty warriors, bound slaves, kefas (basically
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Aniytlia
The first half really wasn't that great, it wasn't, the sex was good, if a little over done at times - and by a little I mean seven or eight climax scenes in the period of a page - but that was okay. The second half was much better though when we started to see a bit of development among the characters and thier relationships, but it's definately a sex book with no detailed sense of plot, though the setting and characters were really fun and interesting enough that it could have been. That's why ...more
Tonia
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Trek Mi Q'an (10 books)
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