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Silver Bound (Silver Bound #1)

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
A dangerous journey across the galaxy

Sheriff Guy Trident doesn’t have much to do with off-worlders; he has his hands full keeping his own planet safe. But he’ll do anything, go anywhere to save Jewel Quinn. She broke his heart years ago when she left to marry a Terraloft aristocrat. Now she’s run away from her husband, only to fall into the clutches of slavers.

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Ronda  Tutt
Fascinating! Love knows no boundaries!

In this Sci-fi story

“You’re being silver-tipped. Your memories will be wiped. Your body will be repaired of any impurities and implanted with a programming to tie you to your master. The nanobots are applied to your erogenous zones and will foster your enjoyment and compliance. You will have no thoughts or needs other than your master. When he wants your services, he’ll wear a bracelet to control you, but not to worry, you’ll want to do his every bidding.
Cascata Nerina
May 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silver Bound by Ella Drake has been sitting in my “To Be Read” (TBR) pile since I first started reading (and then doing) Six Sentence Sunday. A while ago she had a give it away free day, and I managed to snatch it up, but then it sat there in my TBR pile again.

Part of it was my own misperceptions. Based on the cover and the blurb ...

Sheriff Guy Trident doesn't have much to do with off-worlders; he has his hands full keeping his own planet safe. But he'll do anything, go anywhere to save Jewel Q
In some ways this was a hard review to write. I love Drake's writing--The Forbidden Chamber is one of my favorite novellas and when I saw the cover (and initial synopsis) for this I was like 'Now please thank you'. And in a lot of ways I enjoyed this book and enjoyed the characters and world. But then there's this one looming problem that initially made me want to hurl a stone at the screen.

I'm talking about Jewel being turned into a sex slave. By her husband no less. He's an a-hole jerk and Je
Oct 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this story — it was nicely done. I'm not quite sure what the genre is. Space opera? Futuristic romance? The science fiction part of it wasn't bad. It has some decent world building that includes not only different cultures but different politics. Naturally, in any erotic futuristic romance, you have to have a master-slave culture — even if it is frowned upon by the more evolved cultures — where the slave is made to satisfy all her master's sexual wants and needs, and so of course ...more
This was a free Wednesday-in-February download from Carina Press. There were aspects I enjoyed about it very much (the idea of silver tipping and the sexual submission that came with it was intriguing) but there were a few things that I never quite connected with. The main one being that I didn't understand why all law enforcement was loathe to try to help her. Regardless of her status as a sex slave, the fact that she was kidnapped and forced into sexual servitude BY HER HUSBAND as a way of con ...more
Missy Ann
Nov 13, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rightly or wrongly you set a romance in space I'm going to compare you to Han & Leia. If you tell me Firefly served as one of your inspirations, you have set the bar very high. And for about the first third of the book Drake lived up to it. Yes, there was a misstep in the second chapter where Silver Tipping was unnecessarily and unbelievably explained to the victim, Jewel. I was willing to let it slide with a snide aside to myself of "exposition much?"

In the beginning the characters were all
Katie Michaels
About 50 pages into this book, I was pretty sure I didn't like it. The story centered on a woman named Jewel who was turned into a sex slave. She had been trying to escape her crime lord husband with their son, but he caught her. He had her memory erased --and had nanobots inserted into her, er, erogenous zones. Then the scientists were supposed to synch his DNA with the technology on her body to force her to respond to his urges. But Jewel's real true love, Guy, gets to her first. She's halfway ...more
Penny Watson
Dec 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The premise for this sci-fi/romance Silver Bound is fascinating. A woman has her mind wiped and becomes a sexual slave. The details about this process are incredibly cool and the difficulty in creating a character who has lost her identity is staggering. The heroine can't just become a mindless sex addict, or the reader won't give a crap about her. Somehow she has to retain some of her will and recognize her lost humanity. Drake does a wonderful job with this challenge, and also creates a sexy s ...more
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review published at: Library of Lights

Date reviewed: 11th Feb 2011

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Looking for an amazing out of body experience kinda book? Well then, Silver Bound by Ella Drake is just the right book for you if you’re looking for extremely sexy book. I daresay that this is nothing like you’ve ever read before, and in my humble opinion, this book is sensational. The plot is original and the characters’ development are rather fast.

Silver Bound by Ella Drake is definitely
Silver Bound is a hodge-podge of genres - romance, science fiction, cowboy western - that works surprisingly well. I'm reminded of Yul Brynner in Westworld, except there really weren't any androids running around amusement parks. Lots of cowboys in outer space, though!

The story is very well written, although there was probably a little too much internalizing and angsty-indecision-making on the part of Guy for me to truly appreciate his Good Guy nature. He needed to just take off his white sherif
Nov 11, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silver Bound isn't necessarily a paranormal romance, or even paranormal anything, but it landed on my radar for its science fiction setting and storyline. I would classify this story as a space western romance, a little bit Jayne Castle-ish only hotter, and I would love to read more from this world. Rangetown and Trident Ranch would both make excellent tie-ins for continuing stories- maybe with Brice or some of the other space marshals, and maybe we could even re-visit Guy and Jewel.

And let's no
Jenny Delandro
Out of duty she leaves the love of her life and marries the man her parents had arranged for her...
but he is a criminal...
The only thing of value he gives her is her son...
but things get too hot at home and she runs...

Now this is scifi and we are in space...
so we have a situation where a woman can be 'erased' and then 'silver tipped' (use your imagination) to make her a sex slave... complete with a collar that controls her...
I find this concept abhorrent...

Riding in on a 'shuttle' is the cowboy
Cynthia Witherspoon
When I picked this book up from Carina Press, my first thought was 'Slavery? Oh, she's gonna end up falling in love with her master, and if I already know how it ends, what's the point of reading it?' But Drake surprised me.

When I read that she was a fellow Firefly enthusiast, I got excited. Then, when I started reading, I found that this story was about so much more than the classic slave/master story. Drake made me care about the characters and their emotions, which is the whole point of bein
Stacey Kennedy
Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful writing paired with a unique plot...yup, I loved it!! The first half of this book was brilliant. I hung on every single word and had a hard time putting my ereader down. The middle slowed a little, but it didn't matter to me, just made the ending that much more fantastic!! Oh, and just so you all know, I am in love with Guy. I want one of!!
Mar 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The hero makes this story. Sheriff Guy has honor and stands head and shoulders above every other character in the story. I loved his "nice guy" image and love to see a straight forward man who is just a damn sexy GOOD guy.
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a rancher sheriff finds himself in possession of the woman who broke his heart, he does everything he can to help her. From a world reminiscent of the old west to the wealthy space barges of the elite, the two hunt for a cure to Jewel's enslavement. This is a hot read.
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Shana Gray
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.
Feb 26, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, romance-novels
Note: Picked up as a promotional freebie from Carina Press (Feb. 2011 giveaways)
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