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Ral's Woman (Zorn Warriors #1)

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Ariel never knew aliens existed until she finds herself kidnapped and taken from Earth. When the Anzon declare humans useless, she learns her fate-prize for the winner of a brutal fight between large, muscled alien men.

Ral is a Zorn warrior. He has also been kidnapped by the Anzon, along with his crew. Forced into slavery, he's got one thing on his mind-freeing his people.
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ebook, 112 pages
Published September 4th 2009 by Ellora's Cave Publishing
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Shanna Trim
OK, where do I start with this book? I downloaded this because Goodreads INSISTED I would love it. I should have learned my lesson on "recommendations" from Netflix, who once insisted I would love this French movie that had a girl who stuck earthworms in her vagina while on the side of the road (I'm not even kidding, it was called "A Real Young Girl" and you can Wiki the plot- it even mentions the earthworms). But, no. Goodreads says it's good reads and I blindly (or perhaps blondely) follow lik ...more
ValerieC
Kindle Edition

This was a cute little read if you are into sweet 'cave men'.

Ariel was kidnapped from Earth by the Anzons, a dying race in search of breeding-compatible females.

Because she wasn't compatible with their race, they decided 'give' her to the man who could win her in a fighting contest.

Ral was also a captive of the Anzons along with others of his race who were taken from their hunting planet and put to work as miners. Ral was the Crown Prince of his world and was larger and stronger th
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Nandar
"She is mine. Never roar at her again, Father." - Ral



I swear this book gave me a good laugh here and there.

Our male protagonist Ral kind of reminds me the guy from Conan the barbarian



His possessive, protective and insatiable. First time we see him, his fighting others of his kind to win her and then carries her off to his chamber caveman style! Ral, is a cutie (I don't know if I'm using this word out of context). He's really curious about Ariel and is eager to learn the ways of pleasing a woman
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Harriet
I have to say that this is the worst written book I have ever read... and I have read some real trash. The sentences take the word "simple" to a whole new level. I couldn't help laughing when about a quatre of the way through the book Ariel says she hasn't been fed in days and Ral's only reply is "I hate them" in regards to their captures (excuse me if I didn't pay enough attention to remember their names). How much like a petulant child is that? "I hate them", no expansion, no indication to why ...more
Sophia
I love Sci-Fi Romances and I thought the blurb sounded interesting.

The story is about a gal who has been kidnapped by a reptilian like alien race who are looking for females compatible with their males. Ariel takes a breath of relief to discover that humans are not compatible, but only long enough to discover that they will not be returning her home to earth. They have decided to give her as a prize to one of their mining slaves a race much like humans, but bigger and more brutish looking.

Ariel
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Sammy, Recovering Monster Sex Addict
Another fun erotic read by Laurann Dohner. This was a free ebook that spiked my curiosity because I had been enjoying the New Species series. I am now a fan of the Zorn Warriors series also. I was pleasantly surprised because this was not at all what I'd expected.

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Ariel has been kidnapped by the Anzons, aliens that are looking to breed with human females. When they discover that humans are not compatible for breeding, they decide to pass Ariel along as a prize to another set of aliens they have
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Future Slayer Girl (aka: kitten)
Ok, these books are like a Planet full of Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) Um.... I'm not sure why people would whine about that... Then again I'm totally partial to the whole barbarian grunting man thing. (shrug) And I'm totally comfortable with that lmao!

Yeah, the writing is a little choppy, but hey, she got into Ellora's Cave and the story is STILL good :-)
Carina
Why oh WHY did I read this?!

If I could sum up the entire book in one sentence it would be: "Me Tarzan, you Jane. Uga uga!"

SPOILERS AHEAD:

The hero is basically a Neanderthal, manhandling the heroine and pretty much raping her the first time they meet. He immediately decides she is his forever and won't let her go back to Earth.

The heroine is an empty vessel... we don't really know anything about her. She submits to the man immediately, accepts his violent ways and considers herself in love in no
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Kelly
I have to admit that my weakness for sexy sci-fi is something that I'll probably never outgrow. This book hit my sexy sci-fi spot (so to speak) and made me very happy. While there were a few things that made me cringe a little (Ral's syntax, upon occasion, is painfully atrocious), overall the book was fun and sexy and I'm already plotting ways to get my hands on the next installments.

Probably my biggest scrunchy face moment (next to the syntax issue which is really not an issue since there's the
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Chantal
predictable. boring. poor description of sex scenes. character development is next to none. buildup of tension, love, relationship, etc is zilch.

the world creation was ok. might give additional books a chance since this book sets up the possibility of another few - there's potential, but this book felt like it needed to be fleshed out a bit more.

Also, last criticism - all this talk of love, and that is happens so quickly and for no apparent reason other than hot sex, was just too hard to swall
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Bianca
Really enjoyable short story! I was surprised by how much I liked this book! I love growling hero's so this book was right up my alley! I'll definitely continue with this series!
Melissa
This book was a lot shorter than I thought, and only took me like 2 hours to breeze through.
It was a simple, sexy read, but oh so frustrating.
I love me some paranormal insta-love, but labelling insta-lust as love drives me nuts. It felt like the same night Ariel was basically forced to accept her life as sex slave (even though Ral wasn't a douche) she was in love with him… puh-lease.
And at the point where Ariel realizes they could find a way to Earth- instead of yelling 'NO STAY WITH HUNKY AL
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Tawny Taylor
There were good and bad points about this book. The most obvious good is Ral, who is uber alpha, snaps an enemy's neck with his hands, but is gentle and patient with "his woman", his "bound." I really liked how he committed to her immediately and stayed true to his commitment later, when they return to his home planet. The worldbuilding was also interesting. In this book, we visit not one but two foreign planets, and they each have unique characteristics.

The bad: I'm going to be honest here. So
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✿kawehi.reviews
I absolutely LOVED this series. I started reading it two days ago and went on a marathon of reading all books available. I checked the author's site and there looks to be more books to be added! I hope the next book is on Vhon, the youngest brother, and the following is on Coto, Rever's bestie and almost-adopted like son to Berr.

My favorite of the series, would still have to be Book One, "Ral's Woman", though. It was the most interesting and kept me wanting more. I think what sold me was the beg
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Cherie
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Mara
Oct 08, 2011 Mara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Chantal said it all:
Predictable. boring. poor description of sex scenes. character development is next to none. buildup of tension, love, relationship, etc is zilch. [...] all this talk of love, and that is happens so quickly and for now apparent reason other than hot sex, was just too hard to swallow.


Flat is the only adj. I can think of. Flat plot, flat romance, even flat(ter) sex.
Moreover, contrary to popular belief, I found no world building at all and many inconsistencies. (view spoiler)
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Red
I have not read a lot of what I would call sci-fi before so I was reserved when I started. The author did a really good job creating this world outside of earth. Ral was over the top manly when needed. After reminding myself I am reading sci-fi and he is not human I was impressed. In thinking about the concept, and the Zorn women and how they differ from human women I can see how the appeal would be almost instant....keeping those differences of the physical in mind him being so much larger than ...more
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I just loved this book! The writing is simple and the story itself is quite simple, but there's something engaging about it and the world this author has built. I do love an alien male/human heroine story! I really liked this storyline. I loved the alpha male/alien, Ral, and the fact that he's a one woman man and he treats his heroine like gold. Have loved all these Zorn books and can't always wait to get my hands on the next one. Luckily this author is quite prolific and gets her books out very ...more
Julie C
Really hot short read. I love the alien premise but I found that the physical description of the Zorn was too similar to the "New Species"...growling included. As with all Laurann Dohner's books, I wish they were longer with more backstory and detail. Still really excited to start a new series though...
Scooper Speaks
2.5 Didn't get how quickly the heroine talked herself into believing she was in love or how easily she got over her fear from being kidnapped. I kind of feel bad for the alien women though. All their men are gonna want to ditch them for humans. lol
Noni Fro (Janon)
This book starts out with Ariel an earthling who gets taken by Aliens from the planet Anzon. These Anzon Aliens are trying to find other species of women for them to be compatible to breed with. The Anzon Race finds her incompatible for breeding so she becomes the price for the Zorn Aliens. Zorns are another alien race that were captured by the Anzon's and taken back to their planet as slaves.

During a fight for the girl - Ral from Zorn wins Ariel. He claims his prize and now he wants to see if
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Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
Who knew aliens could be hot? One long haired, tanned skinned alien named Ral certainly is. Yummy. I am suppose to be doing a review not drooling.So moving on.
In Ral's Woman we first start off with Ariel being trapped in a cave. She has been kidnapped from Earth by the alien race Anzon for the sole purpose of breeding with the alien race. Apparently when it comes to Anzon's their are more men than women and they need to breed with outsiders otherwise their race will die out. Turns out humans are
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Yasmin
I'd previously read something by this author and thought then that she was a terrible writer. However, after having this book recommended to me and seeing all of the positive reviews I thought I'd give Dohner another try. Bad idea... This author clearly has no idea how to form a complex or compound sentence, and I was absolutely right in thinking she was a horrendous writer.

The character Ral has some problems (mostly author related). One moment he can carry on a decent conversation, and the nex
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
I was not too happy with this one...
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I will not be continuing this series. So I can't in good faith say that I would recommend this read.

The plot as well as the dialogue was simple. So simple that it's laughable. There was nothing enthralling to me about this story. The only good thing is that its really short. And thank God for that cos other wise I would not have finished it.

It tries to come off as erotic but it doesn't even scratch the surface of sexy. And the course it takes to be able to op
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Carolyn F.
Good story. This is my first time reading this author and I enjoyed this story enough that I'm going to read the rest of her series.

SPOILER

Ariel has been kidnapped from Earth to see if she is breeding material for another alien kind. She's not and is given to their miner slaves in a fighting competition - winner take her. Ral is the winner. At first she's freaked out because he looks human but has very sharp teeth and his body is slightly different. But he's kind and gentle to her and when he e
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Katrina
First book in the zorn Warriors series. Easily read in just one sitting.

We meet Ral who fights for a woman - his woman - whom has mesmirized him. Its love at first site .

An easy erotic read, filled with a sci fi , romance, action, and certain adventures of all kinds.

I really love Laurann Dohners Breed series and thought Id try some of her other work as well. I must say I did enjoy this. ;)

I liked Ral's character - he was sweet and attentive - affectionate ** waggles eyebrows ** and well I jus
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Katie aka Ms. Phoenix
I hate to admit this but I really enjoy these books they are a bit cheesy in places. Ariel is abducted from earth by an alien race called Anzons as they are looking breeding partners as their race is dying. Ariel is not compatiable and so she is handed over to the mine workers (in this case another species was abducted as well) they are Zorn Warriors big and very alpha male. Ral is their leader and he fights everyone but usually distributes the women between the most deserving workers but this t ...more
Daria
The cover had sold me before I read the "back" of the book. Now Ive stayed up way too late finishing this book. I was anxious to see how it ended. I liked the flow of the story, it kept moving along with the characters personalities. I did giggle about the discription of the body parts. Id have never thought of anything quiet like that, hats off to you Ms. Dohner (smiles). I can honestly say I adored Ariel she was cute, sassy and strong all mixed up in one small bundle. Ral sexy caveman me Tarza ...more
Kele Moon
Ral’s Woman was such a vibrant, enjoyable read. The author is very creative with her world building, making it incredibly real to me early on in the book. It was not, however, the realism in this sci-fi fantasy that hooked me so completely, it was the raw sex appeal of Ral. There is just something so sexy about a primal alpha male who has a soft spot for the heroine. Through the whole story he was determined to make Ariel happy, constantly striving to be the man she wanted and boldly facing off ...more
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