[Siren Classic: Erotic Sci-Fi Romance] Mari never expects to find herself in a cage in a cargo hold on a spaceship. She quickly learns from her captors she's headed to the meat market. When they try to return her to hypersleep, she resists. After allowing her to stay awake, Mari realizes her survival depends on connecting with the male in charge, Ekkatt. She must make him...more
This book is a good example of why, in spite of how many romance novels I read, I am not very good at reading romance novels: my compulsive, unstoppable nitpicking. I know, I know, when you're reading a...more
Unlike other sci fi/romance stories I have read, Captured was not about the action, it was about the characters. It still had tons of cool details about this alien society, but the real story was about the relationship between the alien hunter and his human cargo. Barrett puts forth an incredible thought-provoking premise for this novel...what if an alien species sees humans as a source of....food? Kidnaps us and treats us like cattle, then auctions us off to hun...more
There is definite substance here and I hope to read about Ekkatt and Mari again and how they join the colony.
It’s a strong story with a lot of world building and very easy to get lost into. Mari has been taken from her home on Earth and awakens in a spaceship where she is a prisoner. She meets Ekkatt, a humanoid alien that works for an organization in his planet th...more
If you love Alien/Human romances, then you will be enthralled by Captured!
The heroine, Mari, awakens in a cage, naked and terrified. She has no idea where she is or how she got there...enter the hero, Ekkart...her captor. To him, she and the other women...more
Mari has just about had it with life. While she’s out collecting eggs, something happens that will change her future forever. She wakes up inside a cage, naked, and never so confused. Little does she know, she is being taken to a far away planet to be sold on the meat market.
The concept of the book intrigued me from page one. I had to know Mari’s fate. She was a great character! Strong, foul mouthed, and very easy to relate to. Mari isn’t a reluctant heroine or wilting flower,...more
And I have to say: It's an enjoyable erotic romance as long as you don't mind that the story has plot holes big enough to swallow up small countries.
Ekkatt thinks humans are little more than animals at the beginning of the story, still he speaks almost every human language and he has visited Earth many times, has seen human cities and has even been in them to abduct humans....more
She is a new author for me, but now I have two other books of hers I can't wait to get into.
Genre & Keywords:
SciFi Romance, violence, kidnapping of humans, survival
Why I read it:
The author sent me the book as a present to cheer me up
A woman bonds with one of her male kidnappers who’s from another planet and never knew much about her race before. Mari shows Ekkatt that humans are sentient beings like him. She surprises him in more than one way and she on the other hand learns to see his softer, kind side. Together they run from t...more
Thanks to the lovely author J. R. Barrett, I have had the opportunity to review some of her books. First down is Captured, an erotic science fiction romance. I must say, I didn’t know what I was getting into, but I was definitely enthralled by page 1.
I love the story Barrett has given us, it is quite an amazing concept. Mari, along with various other human women, is abducted from Earth and...more
Mari's character is very courageous, stro...more
I'm not sure what category to put this in - this story is
- NOT erotica (As some reviewers have pointed out. Not enough sexual tension etc);
- NOT SciFi; far too unimaginative and unsophisticated;
- NOT well written enough or engrossing to be a good story
- hence may be it's geared towards the tender romance variety? But I didn't feel any chemistry for that either...more
Mari, a human, finds herself naked in a cage, she has been captured by and alien specise and is being transported back to their planet along with other human females not all from her planet. She awakes, which she should not have been able to do, on the transport back to the alien planet. When confronted by one of her guards she does not cower and cry, she demands her c...more
The erotic parts include a number of detailed scenes, but they weren't the main focus of the story line, and were probably rather mild for erotica. The sci-fi parts involve a world where hunters tr...more
Ok, I can't honestly rate this book because I didn't finish it. Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't because the book wasn't good, it's just that I didn't realize it was erotic romance, not my cup of tea.
The part of the book that I DID read, I did enjoy it, although it was a little far fetched. Not far fetched because of the aliens harvesting humans, but because Mari had ZERO hard feelings towards her captors. I mean, I could see her feeling that was if she...more
TBR reviewer: Nat
The setting of Attun-Ra is a fantasy world with wild beasts and very primitive culture. They're advanced when it comes to science and biology, but culturally speaking, we're way ahead of them. It was past time for them to comprehend and accept new races and stop with the prejudice. That's one of the things I really loved about this book, it approaches subjects we've been through and spent decades trying to overcome. To them it's a matter of life and death,...more
Erotica, but not. Very few sex scenes, a whole lot of implied grossness with the women being sold as meat. Then the history of the aliens eating children because their meat was so soft. (Hork)
Almost a downer with them on the run & the hero racked with guilt.
HEA, kinda with them finding the hidden colony.
Not really recommended.
This book is a combination of three of the genres of books I dislike the most: Erotica, Sci-Fi and Romance. Yet this book actually had a story which so many books in those three genres do not. It was a quick and somewhat enjoyable read. I sound like a fuddy-duddy but the book had some pretty coarse language that the story could have done without.
Mari is a human who is captured by Ekkatt who is of the Attun race. She will be either sold for mea...more
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