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Daughters of Terra (The Ta'e'sha Chronicles #1)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  956 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews
Theadora Conner lived a quiet, solitary life until she met two strange men one night at a club. Several days later, after a surgically neat kidnapping, she awoke to find that her world has been turned upside down. Told that she was mated to both men and altered to carry their children she finds herself thrown into a world and culture she knows nothing about, one where scie ...more
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Loose Id LLC
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Nov 26, 2010 Asher rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Admittedly i only skimmed over the first couple of pages but that already led me to one very interesting conclusion.
Immediately prior to this book i read "Comfort Food" by Kitty Thomas, a book containing slavery and heavy-bdsm with no or at best dubious consent throughout the entire story.

Still, i find this book a whole lot creepier and scarier.

In "Comfort Food" at there is this whole theme and progression of intial resistance, stockholm-syndrom. And the kidnapper remains, despite discovery of h
May 07, 2013 Art rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have a tendency to rant, and I know if I start with this one it'll be a long one. So I'm going to try really really hard to make this short, because anyone who looks doesn't deserve to have to go through it, and this thing does not deserve me wasting more time than I already have.

In terms of writing: Not too bad. Like a few others have pointed out, it does indeed get confusing with the switching of points of view. Sometimes in the same damned paragraph, which doesn't help at all. I also someti
Apr 12, 2012 Emmy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnfs-wdib, sci-fi
Wow I found that utterly confusing and I have to say I really did not like Thea's character or the story at all... There were lots of things that turned me off of liking the story, Thea's character, the confusing religious aspect, brain implants to 'calm' the kidnapped women... Rape... And thats just some of it.

I think the story was so confusing and lacked basic cohesion that the plot didn't match from one chapter to the next... I'm getting annoyed at how I wasted my time!!! Shall I read the nex
I enjoyed the concept of this book. I just didn't understand how the heroine was so calm about being abducted and becoming a mate to two alien/merman/shapeshifters. This is a MMF story and I must admit, the sex scenes were steamy! I might check out Book 2.
May 16, 2010 D.G. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, reviewed

Kidnapping and rape ARE NOT sexy.
Jaid Black did it better in the Trek Mi Q'an series.
3.5 stars
I'm a bit torn about this book and my review might be a tad spoilerish.

I loved the sci-fi aspect but not so much the mythological god stuff. The sex was pretty hot between Daeshen, Kyrin and Theadora but it sometimes felt a little non-consensual.

Thea gets kidnapped from Earth and brought up to a huge spaceship. She wakes up to find that she's mated to 2 aliens, has had her DNA modified, her pussy is pierced 8 times and she's got tattoo brands on her neck. They keep her lightly sedated
Diane T.
Jul 10, 2010 Diane T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book starts off like every other erotic sci-fi romance. Before too long Theolyn Boese drags you in with her great characters and strong storyline. I read this when it first came out in ebook format and have read it umpteen times since. This whole series is wonderful but I don't know where the author has went. I (and other fans) have been waiting for a couple of years for the next installment. The author still has her web site up but hasn't updated it in years and doesn't answer emails. It i ...more
Jun 19, 2012 Juls rated it did not like it
Shelves: cant-finish
okay, it was like a train wreck and at first i couldnt look away but now i just cant do it anymore.

its like the author said, okay let me write and whatever idea comes to mind i'll jot down. and everything felt choppy.

i cant finish this! i have so many other books to read!
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
Love these books they're so interesting and different! I love all of the little details that the author put into the world building.

This is MMF. All three people- two guys and one girl, sleep together. I think that's hot!

Elisa Rolle
Kyrin and Daeshen are two men of the Ta'e'sha people, very similar to humans but with the capacity to shapeshift like a merman. In their planet a virus has caused that all the women are sterile, so the Ta'e'sha men have decided to take humans women as brides. Only a little problem, they don't ask to the chosen before the mating. And kidnap them.

Kyrin and Daeshen are also lovers. But in the Ta'e'sha tradition, a family could be of six people, no matters what sex. So they decide to take a humans
May 10, 2012 Astrid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those books that I always look again and read it again and again, its that good. But if you are not into some very harsh aspects of life then its not for you. What type of harsh, (view spoiler)

But if you want to read it... then go ahead but you are forewarned.

Plot is that another planets' people have to go to Earth to looks for mate or wife because that way they can reproduce. (view spo
Apr 26, 2015 Thay rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While reading Daughters of Terra, I was kept in suspended dismay at some of the shenanigans that kept popping up. I found the blurb wasn't a very honest representation of this novel. I was thinking 'ah yeh... another men from Mars novel..." but was confronted with themes I'm comfortable reading but made me squirm with the execution of the writing: kidnapping, forced medical procedures, body piercing without consent... actually a lot of things without consent... as well as rape and murder. I've r ...more
Really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to reading book 2 in this series. You really feel connected to the characters and their story. It's a good shapeshifter/futuristic novel that will draw you in. There's a mix of erotica, suspense, and a little violence, but it was all handled rather well. You can't help but to fall in love with Kyrin and Daeshen, they're two men any woman would be happy to have. I'm always wary of ménage novels because I end up feeling like someone is the odd man out, ...more
Oct 27, 2013 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: menage, paranormal
Okay, I do understand that many people would not like to read this because we are given a glimpse of some pretty dark stuff. However, it is a book that you should read. It tells a great story and has started a series that looks to be promising. The characters are so lovable and the story is great. I could not put it down. This book will definitely bring you on a wild roller-coaster ride of emotions but it is worth the read. I cried and I laughed and got angry but all in all enjoyable.
Tatiana Swain
May 23, 2012 Tatiana Swain rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-sexy-time
poorly written and characters lacking - POV was confusing
ok, lets see, the reviews range most neg. some are 5 star so I guess I have to read it to make my own conclusion... it does start strange,, looks like mer-people seem to think they are superior but will need human women to further the race or die out... so lets see where this well used plot out.. it is always no women or sterile women and the aliens or in this case mermen need women... humans... I thought it was shifter/werewolves... but I was wrong. I bought the series 'more than one book' so l ...more
What a wonderfully, unique romance that introduces a magical world of water people and their mysteriously fabulous culture. At first, the story took off like many other sci-fi romances involving beautiful, alien men searching for mates to propagate their species and find human women the answer to all their prayers. Then, as these aliens and their culture/world slowly unfold, a magically splendid world of "mer-people" emerges with characteristics very familiar and similar to our legends of mermai ...more
Helen Jessica Mays
My general problem with dub-con novels is that you dont get kidnapped, bondage raped and fell in love in the first day. Hated the heros... They did not just kidnap women, alter their DNA, remove body hair, pierce them, they also acted like "Ok we did that but our race is in trouble so get over it". Well your race is not going to be saved by her mighty body piercings and shaved vulva buddy, so fck your race. And in the book we learned that not every Ta'e'sha acted like them, some convinced their ...more
Interesting story of an alien world whose women have been infected with a virus that renders them infertile. As the population begins to decline, the Ta'e'sha realize that they can mate with human women with some genetic revisions. They begin a program or voluntary and involuntary captures. The book uses some common sense. The woman's personal belongings are also taken, to help them maintain some semblance of normalcy in a very frightening event. They are careful to take only those without husba ...more
Oct 06, 2011 Cheri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was completely surprised by this story. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The story started off in the typical alien abduction way. Woman stolen for mating purposes. I found myself rolling my eyes and thinking that this story was just an excuse for porn. But then the plot developed and I really got to know and care about the characters. When Theo goes through something very traumatic and terrifying, I found myself crying and grieving with her. The author definitely didn't pull any ...more
Nov 10, 2013 Timeforme rated it really liked it
Revised Review
I've read this book now at least three times and continue to be fascinated by it so I'm raising my rating to a four. Thea is a wonderful, strong character who has been placed in a difficult position by being kidnapped from her life on Earth to be the wife of two alien men and chooses to find positives in her new life.

Kyran and Daeshen are well done as men whose consciences are troubled because their people have been placed in a position where they must either take breeding compati
Skye Blue
I read the review to this before reading, to see if it qualified for a challenge.

Why does everyone compare this book, to books that aren't even remotely similar? IDK.

From the reviews, I was expecting a darker read. It's not dark.
was it HORRIBLE? not in the slightest. It was pretty good.

It left me with questions, but hey, it's a series, it's supposed to leave you with questions so you read the next one. It is well set up to leave you longing for more info.

I liked the extra special bodily parts,
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
Feb 26, 2011 Nichole ~Bookaholic~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: sfr, menage, z-2013
This was an interesting read....while the story as a whole was good I really enjoyed the short chapters on the interactions of the Gods/Goddesses from the two worlds.... and their plotting.... definitely going to read the second one cause I just have to know what exactly Skye and Gaia have sent to their daughters....

I loved this from the Epilogue
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it...." Skye intoned in a solemn tone, belied by the twinkle in his eye. "Is to confound, harass, and general
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
This was an interesting read....while the story as a whole was good I really enjoyed the short chapters on the interactions of the Gods/Goddesses from the two worlds.... and their plotting.... definitely going to read the second one cause I just have to know what exactly Skye and Gaia have sent to their daughters....I loved this from the Epilogue"Your mission, should you choose to accept it...." Skye intoned in a solemn tone, belied by the twinkle in his eye. "Is to confound, harass, and genera ...more
Oct 22, 2014 1anujazz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt like I was reading a manga that was forced into a novel. It was unrealistic and the story felt forced and rushed [girl goes from raped to total compliance in what,.. 2 minutes..?]. The characters lacked depth and I could not get myself to connect with any of the characters.
If the story was a manga and done in manga style I think it would be ok. In it's current state,..... it's not my cup of tea....
Erin Kyle
The best I can really say is 'meh.' The world was interesting, but perhaps a bit too involved for how little explanation was given.

I wasn't a huge fan of the gods/goddesses parts because I constantly felt like I was only seeing a tiny corner in the puzzle. Sometimes that feeling is okay, but it was rather irritating in this instance.

So, the most I can muster is 'meh.' I'll be returning it.
Dianne Donovan
Jan 01, 2016 Dianne Donovan rated it it was amazing
This is a great read.

I loved this book and have re-read it several times. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves to read an action and love story mixed together. It is a menage story.

Theodore Connor is a strong woman and needed 2 strong men to help her and make sure she is happy and healthy. She has gone thru a very traumatic experience and dealt with it very well. She is loved by both her husband's.
First 2/3 of books I hated. It wasn't until the end that I really got into it. I even thought about not finishing it but I borrowed it for a challenge so I didn't want to waste a borrow on a book I didn't finish but near the end.....the book really redeemed itself.

I would have given it 4 stars if I didn't have such an issue with the beginning of the book.

Not a bad read --- but not my favorite.
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
The first 2/3 or so reminded me of a mix between Kaden's Breeder & the Cat Star Chronicles, but after that it was more it's own book.

I liked it. I'd be willing to read more in this series.
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The name Theolyn Boese is a pen name with a bit of history behind it. Theolyn, pronounced Thay-o-lyn, is my great grandmothers middle name on my mothers side of the family. The closest we've come to finding a definition is "divine lightning" or "power/ruler of the lake/pool/waterfall." It is Old English, but mom's family is from Norway. Boese, pronounced Bay-zee, is my grandmothers maiden name on ...more
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