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Slave (Cat Star Chronicles #1)

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,129 Ratings  ·  198 Reviews
“I found him in the slave market on Orpheseus Prime, and even on such a god-forsaken planet as that one, their treatment of him seemed extreme.”

He may be the last of a species whose sexual talents were the envy of the galaxy.

Cat is an enslaved warrior from a race with a feline gene that gives him awesome beauty, fearsome strength, and sensuality and sexual prowess unmatch
Published 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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I have read some weird stuff in my time. But nothing...and i do mean NOTHING compares to Slave by Cheryl Brooks.

This first book in the Cat Star Chronicles, is a mixture of erotica and sci fi...two of my favorite genres. And while the mix SOUNDS good in theory, in this case it just did not work.

Basically the premise is this: Jacinth is an 'intergalactic trader' who buys a slave - who possesses more than a few feline qualities, and is nicknamed Cat - to help assist in her mission to free her kidn
Nov 05, 2014 Shay rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: worst-reads, tstf
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Dec 30, 2010 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for a good sci-fi read, this isn't the book for you. If you're looking for a good romance, this isn't the book for you. If you're looking for something a little smutty, a little cheesy, and very odd, then this may be the book for you!

This was a free ebook download. The reviews/synopsis state that our male hero is the last of a feline-type alien species with some very *erm* interesting attributes to his genitalia (including, but not limited to, a built in French tickler and copi
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jun 01, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
I actually enjoyed this book and found it very funny. I also found it pretty darn hot! I really need to get myself a Zetithian as their 'fluids' cause orgasms once they hit mucous membranes! Now that's a handy trick!! The sex didn't quite hit the erotica zone for me, nothing I can put my finger on (hah hah) though.

Jacinth is on a mission to find her kidnapped sister. She's spent six years traveling around space just missing her each time. Now she's got a really good lead, but there's just one pr
Jasmine Templet
Sep 15, 2009 Jasmine Templet rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rarely do I stop reading a book mid read. I figure it's a marriage. Sometimes it's bad but you keep going, hoping it will get better. That plot hole will shrink. That heroine will grow a brain stem. Maybe the author will stop using those exclamation marks like they were fertilizer. This one, just no. I got to the scene in the restaurant and gave up. You have defeated me, book. Enjoy your horrible, badly written, victory.
Nov 17, 2008 Denni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of satire
I give the author bonus points for creative and colorful. A futuristic romance and intergalactic sibling hunt; the world-weary heroine seeks to purchase a male slave to assist in what she hopes to be the final leg of a long search for her kidnapped sister. The exotic hero quickly becomes an ally, and the adventure is on.

This story does not finish as strong as it begins, and left me feeling disappointed. Some of the wording is awkward. The heroines character is inconsistant and shifts from seaso
Feb 07, 2009 Rhianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Slave is definitely not the book for every romance reader. And it is definitely not the book for most sci-fi readers. Slave is the kind of book you get when you have a rabid Star Wars fanatic with a runaway imagination and a taste for erotica. You've been warned.

Jacinth, better known as Captain Jack, is in the market for a slave. Not just any slave will do. She needs a man, one who can clean up nice enough to pass as her master and not stab her in the back. Six years ago, Jack's sister Ranata w
Jan 13, 2011 Tammy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Jacinth is on a one woman mission to find and rescue her kidnapped sister. She has been searching the far reaches of the galaxy for six years. Her sisters abductors always seem to be one step ahead of her. Her latest intel informs her of her current location. Jacinth wishes this was the end of the road. The problem is that the planet that her sister has been taken to doesn’t have any free women. All of the women on the planet are slaves to their males. Jacinth needs a male to help her now.

Cat ha
While completely ridiculous and parts of it I thought a little over the top, I was completely addicted to this book and thought it was a lot of fun.
Elizabeth Jules Mason
I have mentioned a few times that fantasy romance- stuff on other planets etc., was never my cup of tea and I avoided it as much as possible. I am so glad to share that I have completely changed my mind! I just finished Cheryl Brooks "Slave" and loved it. Again, I've got spoilers in my review so if you don't want to know, stop reading now. :o)
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"Cat is an enslaved warrior from a race with a feline gene that gives him awesome beauty, fearsome strength, and sensuality and sexual prowess u
Aug 30, 2010 Ally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2010
I stumbled onto this series by accident but really wanted to try something new and different and thought this would be an interesting series to try!

Cat is an enslaved warrior from a race with a feline gene that gives him awesome beauty, fearsome strength, and sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. Even filthy, chained, and beaten, he gives off an aura of power and virility. Jacinth (Jack) is an intergalactic trader on a rescue mission.
She has spent years purs
Georgia Lanham
Slave by Cheryl Brooks wasn't bad, but wasn't great. I agree with many of the other reviewers here. For one thing, much of the dialogue was made up of cliche`s masquarading as old Earth sayings, and while a few are fine, it got aggravating after awhile. For another thing, her depiction of Cat was a little too much, well, like a cat. I get that he had feline genes, but I have seen other authors use this concept much more effectively. Perhaps it is just me, but I expected him to be more dominating ...more
I'll be honest, I didn't read the whole book.

1. The main female character is Amazon-like and portrays herself as a guy in the first few chapters. She must be more manly than feminine because she fools everyone.
Not my idea of a leading lady...

2. Imagine you are a male slave with cuff restraints on your neck, wrists, ankles and groin area(head of penis and testicles). And you have been whipped, so you have sores along your back and who knows what kind of lice live on you. Covered with crusted
Oct 17, 2008 Gail rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a giveaway at the Romance Writers of America conference in San Francisco. I started reading it during the conference, and got sucked right into it. Couldn't put it down. It's a space opera story--the heroine is a ship's captain, a small-time merchant, who's been hunting her sister for six years, ever since she was kidnapped by a nasty race of aliens and sold as a slave. Now the heroine has finally tracked Sis down to a planet where all the women are slaves, and never go into public with ...more
Sep 09, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to go back and play with some of the earlier books in this series since I read them ages ago. I'm so happy about this because these books are light and fun. They're the books you pick up when you need something to take your mind off a bad day. Sure, there's slavery and viciously stupid bad guys and an entire planet that's been wiped out of existence, but the sexy cat men balance all that out. Well, that and Jack's potty mouth.

Jack is... a character. She's offbeat and prickly. She doesn
Jan 22, 2011 April rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Free Kindle download, and just a bit too weird and alien for me. It's meant to be a sexy book, but given all the anatomical differences between the human male and the heroine's cat-like alien lover, it was too kinky for my taste. The science fiction part of it is of course completely non-science-based, and there's no serious commentary on society as you might find in other science fiction that isn't really science-based. So I think the world-building in this book exists solely to provide some co ...more
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
I really like the world-building and have already requested the next book in the series.

Jacinth is an inter-galactic trader who has been searching for her sister the last six years after she was kidnapped. She finally has a lead on where her sister is now. The problem is that the planet is inhabited by men who keep their women enslaved in chains. In order to rescue her, Jacinth must pose as a slave herself. She decides to find a male slave to buy, then set free to pose as her "master" on her res
Jun 18, 2011 Charia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-fi and paranormal romance readers
Shelves: own-read
I struggled with the rating on this one. I really wish we could give half stars and would have given it a 3.5. I accidentally read the 4th book in this series first and absolutely loved it! With Slave I loved the characters Jack and Cat. Also the creativity of the world is amazing. I don't read very many sci-fi books mostly paranormal however I think Cheryl Brooks with her creativity has me thinking about more sci-fi reads. I think with this being the first book in the series and the world build ...more
Jan 09, 2012 Circa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the heroine for her spunk, wit, and independent nature but the beta hero was too dull for me and the descriptions of his wiggly dick creeped me out. Not titillating at all. Because of the lack of consistent character dialogue or romantic tension, the chemistry between the two wasn't really convincing. They just exchange a few fluffy, "I'll be with you forever" lines and suddenly they're in love and intimate. I hated that the planet they were visiting required the hero to have hi ...more
Crystal Sloan
Jan 01, 2011 Crystal Sloan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a free nookbook, and since these books were vaguely familiar to me since I'd seen them at work, I randomly started reading it. It is absolutely, hands-down, a total cheeseball story, horrible writing, outrageously sexual crap. I will only continue reading it until I just can't take it anymore. I'm only reading it now because it is mindless entertainment for my overworked brain. But this is why I don't read Romance. I hate that the plots are weak, and everything is completely unbelievabl ...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
A very hit and miss book. Overall a light fun bit of cheese to read on a winter day and laugh about the 'snard'. Good decent sections that sit right up against very bad sections. But inconsistent writing drug down the overall enjoyment of some interesting ideas. High two gets rounded for the holidays.

Captain Jacynth "Jack" has been tracking her abducted sister for six long years through space. Now she buys a slave to help her get onto the last known world. The slave turns out to have a cock so f
Aug 29, 2009 Kristine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Alright, I don't normally review books but I'm going to make an exception with this one...This is the WORST romance novel I have ever read, maybe even worst book in general. If you don't mind reading a story whose author has no understanding on the correct way to use punctuation marks, then this is the story for you! The idea that Ms. Brooks has I do like, but the way she goes about completing it is just horrible! I only read the whole thing cause I wasted my time reading half of it, hoping that ...more
Dec 04, 2008 Bitten_by_Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: virginia
Jacinth has spent the last 6 years searching the galaxy for her sister who was kidnapped by Nedwuts. In order to land on the planet that her sister is currently on, she has to have someone she can trust while she poses as his slave due to planetary customs where the woman is chained to her man...

For the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of Slave in it's entirety. You won't be sorry.
Sara Humphreys
Sep 13, 2013 Sara Humphreys rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Staying true to my recent trend I stepped way outside my reading comfort zone with "Slave" by Cheryl Brooks. It's the first outer-space/alien romance I've read and it's more erotica than traditional romance. That being said, I did enjoy it. The hero, appropriately named Cat, is a member of a nearly extinct humanoid race with distinctly feline characteristics. The one I liked the best? He purrs. Yes, ladies...purrs. There was love, sex (lots of it) and adventure. If you're interested in something ...more
Liz at Fictional Candy
This book is crazy and out there and wild. Not my normal cup of tea at all. And I liked it!! Some of the words were a bit out there (snard, for instance) but who doesn't want a big strong man devoted to you? A lot of it felt like star wars meets the spice channel, but its not meant to be some deep introspective story. It was a fun story with some erotic, action, and touching moments included. I will definitely read more in the series. I already have one on my kindle, so I hope its not imperative ...more
1.5 stars. This is John Norman's 1970's misogamist, "Slave Girl of Gor" meets Sheri Tepper's feminist, "The Gates to Women's Country", which is about as appealing as it sounds. I'm not a stranger to science fiction erotica that features weird alien sex, but this is the first one that managed to be both revolting and boring. The tone is clinical, with the first person female narrator, Jack coming across as a bored tourist. Most of the sexual content is Jack witnessing voyeuristic sex practices na ...more
This book is somehow really smutty without being very sexy. It could be all of the exposition! or at-times annoying 1st person narrative from the heroine's POV! which is frequently focused on the sexual traits of the aliens she encounters! which have descriptions that are more clinical than sensual! Or it could be the rampant exclamation points--if you had a drinking game where you took a drink every time you saw an exclamation point, you'd have alcohol poisoning before the end of the first chap ...more
This was definitely different and even though there were some strange things going on and I'm not even going to go there, it worked. You must buy into this alien world that Jacinth lives in. It's like the wild West. Anything goes and it goes on all over the place. Interesting worlds that they visit as they travel the galaxies in search of Jacinth's lost sister. When she first encounters Cat he is a slave and chained up and her first thought is to purchase him so she can give him his freedom. Thi ...more
Nose f* I know i have almost read everything.

No not full on nostril penetration but rather a hand job done with a penis and nose rub until blast off, if you will. The author loves to use plenty of earth euphemisms so I just had to join in on the fun.

Interesting story: Jacinth "Jack" is searching for her sister and buys a male slave to ac as her master on the planet Statzeel. Gotta say some interesting customs... plenty of exhibitionism and voyeurism in that planet.ll

Oh my..well the st
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Cheryl Brooks is a former critical care nurse turned romance writer. Her Cat Star Chronicles series includes Slave, Warrior, Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, Virgin, Stud, Wildcat, and Rebel. Her Cowboy Heaven series includes the Cowboy Delight novella and the Cowboy Heaven novel. Her self-published works include Sex Love and a Purple Bikini, Midnight in Reno, and the Unlikely Lovers series, which ...more
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Cat Star Chronicles (10 books)
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“Of course, you know how it is when a stray cat follows you home; once they adopt you, there's just no getting rid of them.” 3 likes
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