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A King's Ransom

(Masters of Pleasure #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  215 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Sci-Fi Fantasy Paranormal Erotic Romance

From King to Captive...

On a quest to find his brother, King Kritan of Katarian on the planet of Panucia finds himself ambushed, beaten, tortured and then sold to fight in the arena games. The people of Tamonius--his rival kingdom--condone slavery, take public sex to new lows and try to turn a profit off anything they can. Nothing can
Paperback, Trade Paperback, 170 pages
Published April 22nd 2013 by The Raven Books
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King Kritan has been estranged from his brother for some time due to a misunderstanding. Finding out his brother may be hiding out in Tamonius, a neighboring kingdom where public sexuality, self indulgence, violence, and the illegal practice of magic is openly practiced, he decides to disguise himself and find his brother by himself. On the way he is captured and sold as a slave with the intent of having him fight in the gladiator arena.

Surina has been loved and protected for her entire life by
Kiru Taye
Overall a good audiobook. But I think there was a total overuse of c*nt, p*ssy and c*ck, I didn't find them erotic. I think it was partially the narrator's voice as well that didn't help. But I enjoyed the sci-fi and fantasy elements of the story.
3.5 stars
Laura Greenwood
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Title: A King's Ransom
Series: Masters of Pleasure (#1)
Author: Reagan Hawk
From: Review Copy
Genre: Erotic Romance, Sci-fi, Paranormal
Release Date: 22nd April 2013
Challenges: N/A
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

When King Kritan travels to Tamonius to find his long lost brother, he is captured and sold to be a slave in the gladiator rings. The last thing that he expects in the kingdom full of debauchery is to find himself attracted to the virgina
Vanessa theJeepDiva
A King’s Ransom is one of those sci fi romances that is set in a world that has an almost historical times long feel to it. The planet Panucia had advanced technologies at some point in its past, but now the leaders of the various territories has banned them along with space travel. Many of the rulers prefer the use of slaves and get their entertainment from gladiator games. People of the lower rungs of society get their monies where they can often selling their bodies for next to nothing. Some ...more
Jackie Lynn
Definitely read the warning before this book. Threesomes and almost rapes are a common theme haha. But I loved it. Surina was really sassy and I loved the big handsome too.
Oct 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, audiobook
Never have I read such a sanctimonious book in my life. DNF at 20%.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved It

I totally enjoyed this book. I enjoyed all the action along with the hot sex. It had a good story plot. I love Mandy Roth!
Dec 03, 2017 marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
Well, this story went beyond erotica. I found the crude language unappealing. The plot was full of holes. The story was saved from being intolerable due to having likeable characters.
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read of Reagan's and I loved it.

After banishing his brother more than a couple of centuries ago. Kritan, King of Katarius, part man part beast gets a message of where Jaelyn might be and that his life in danger. So on a fools errand Kritan sets off in search of the informant wearing the gold wolf brooch.

After falling in a trap set by the informant, he's taken captive, beaten and tortured, but Kritan keeps his identity secret and then finds himself being bought as a sl
Sue Riley
Jun 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys an explicit paranormal romance
Recommended to Sue by: I got a review copy from the author
Shelves: reviewed
A King's RansomReagan Hawk

Reviewed by SFF Dragon

This book has a couple of scenes that aren't for the faint of heart, but the rest was really good.

I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. I have read a few Reagan Hawk books from the Strength in Numbers series in the past and enjoyed them, and this book is along similar lines. But be warned that it contains some brutal scenes of a sexual nature which you may find disturbing, especially around half-way through
Sue Me
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-loanable
This book takes place on the planet Panucia. The Planet is divided into at least four realms: Katarius(shifters), Tamonius, Vamone, and the Valley of the Dead.

Our hero is Kritan, King of Katarius. He is now wandering through a cess pit of a street and neighborhood where anything can be bought or sold, or killed for pittance. Kritan is more than disgusted by what he see and smells. Yes, there is crime in his own lands of Katarius, but they are mild infractions compared to what he is seeing in th
April Symes
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
***A gifted copy was provided by the author for my honest review******

A King’s Ransom is a sci fi/erotica romance that has such a lush feel to the storytelling which will envelop you immediately as you start reading. The world the characters are in are in the future but it has almost a historical quality to the times. When you read this story, you will understand my meaning.
King Kritan has not been close to his brother for a long time due to some huge misunderstanding. Kritan decides to go looki
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fate and your heart decided for you.

It was as if deep magik was at play. Destiny. WHEW! *fans self* What a magikally delicious story! I wasn't quite sure what to expect, other than a great read simply because of who the author is. I most certainly not expecting it to be THIS FANGTASTIC!! I absolutely adored Surina! She is someone that I would love to be friends with not only because of her sense of right & wrong, her compassion, her loyalty & love for her 'servants' & trusted guards,
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another creative spellbinding world created by Reagan Hawk (Mandy Roth) A King's Ransom is a great beginning to this series. A futuristic scify erotic romance adventure, the story takes place in the future that has turned its back on technology (other than magic, paranormal shifters and Space travel) and feels more like Ancient Rome.
King Kritan is in search of his long lost brother Jaelin, wandering thru a barbaric primitive dangerous city. He is double crossed and finds himself a slave to a ric
Nikki Brooks
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
King Kritan is on a mission to reconnect with his brother, who he has been estranged from for some time due to a misunderstanding over a woman. He travels to Tamonius, a neighbouring kingdom where public sexuality, self indulgence and magic is practices openly. He enters a local tavern to meet his contact and is overpowered, captured and sold as a slave with the intent of having him fight in the gladiator arena.

Surina has been protected her entire life by her father without knowing about the se
Dawn Dohey
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, paranormal
This is a most delicious book full of adventure ,passionate sex and heartbreak.King Kritan of Katarius on the planet Panucia has to travel to a far land in search of his brother Jaelyn who had been banish many years ago over a woman who Kritan had thought meant the world to him but later he finds he is mistaken.Will in Vesta a city of the Kingdom of Tamoni .He is to meet a man who could tell were his brother is but is ambushed and beaten then sold as a slave.When he is delivered to his new maste ...more
May 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Reagan Hawk is one of the alter egos of Mandy M. Roth. And while I am a huge fan of Ms. Roth, I struggled with this story. I will admit the main reason for my struggle ultimately was a small portion of the story but it is what it is. I generally enjoy menage stories but the menage has to be in a committed relationship. The menage in this story was a one off which I detest and unfortunately it colored my view of this story. Having
Tracie R
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Kings Ransom by Reagan Hawk is innovative and hot it blends well written characters and storylines with sexual content that will make your toes curl. If you like your books with the steam factor set on high and a storyline to match this book is a must for your TBR list.

King Kritan of Katarian has left his homeland for the cesspool Tamonius in search of his brother Jaelyn. Kritan needs to right the wrong he imposed two decades ago when he banished Jaelyn from their land.

Surina is the daughter
Beth Fuller
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A King's Ransom takes place in a land called Tamonius where debauchery and sin seem to be the norm. The heroine, Surina, is naïve to the world around her though having lived a heavily sheltered life. The hero, King Kritan, has arrived in Tamonius in disguise in hopes of finding his estranged brother. Unfortunately for Kritan he ends up being betrayed along the way and finds himself beaten up and turned over to become a slave. It is as a slave that he arrives at Surina's father's estate and she s ...more
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
King’s Ransom started out with a King looking for his brother. His brother who had been long gone. It is his journey that I found hard to read at the start. The background squalor of the city as well as the people that were at odds were explained and at times it was a lot to take in quickly.

Kritan is looking for his brother when he is attacked and enslaved. Surina is a noble lady that has been shielded from all of the dirtiness and ugliness of her homeland. She is pure of the city’s ugliness and
In a world out there, on planet that is known for things to be different with shifting animals, aliens and more. The planet being so primitive that even technology has been banished and illegal to use or even have in one’s possession.
King Kritan is in search of his brother to forgive him for something that happened twenty years prior. But when he meets up with the one that is supposedly to help seek out his brother he finds himself waylaid, beaten, tortured and sold…
Three weeks after his impris
Cilicia White
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
First book in the Masters of Pleasure series and is a shifter/ Magick story. Kritan, King to his country goes on an undercover mission to find his brother, but things don't go as planned when he is ambushed and then sold into slavery. Surina, the daughter of a powerful Senator, finds him being tortured she steps in and has it stopped. Kritan finds out that she is his mate and mates her without her knowledge. Rawlin is Surina's Head Guard that is in love with her, but knows nothing could come of ...more
Misty Rios
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A King's Ransom is a short, highly sexual paranormal fantasy story that is sure to keep your attention till the very end.
This was my first book on the genre and I now I think I'm hooked!
I really loved the idea of cities where public sex without inhibitions is acceptable and the norm...hell, I wish I could live in one! I also really liked the idea that sexual energy is required to perform higher magik and I especially loved the way the double penetration was there was no other op
iliana G
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC by the author for an honest review.

King Kritan leaves his kingdome in search of his brother with whom they have been enstranged.
His adventures begin when in a tavern he is being ambushed ,taken and sold as slave.
While tortured things turn around ....

Surina rescues him and their immediate connection belies her innocence and their circumstances. Their future depends on magik, even dark magik and the help of another who loves Surina.

The three of them have to face friends and enem
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted this book for an honest review. I have read many stories by Mandy M Roth, and under some of her nom de plumes of which Reagan Hawk is one.

I found this book a little hard to get into, the sex was a lot more gritty than I like, and most of the characters left a lot to be desired. Having said that, Ms. Hawk's description of the area and its people was well done, and helps you to visualize what was happening in the book.

King Kritan banished his brother Jaelyn many years ago, and he has
 Reading In Pajamas
A KING'S RANSOM (MASTERS OF PLEASURE SERIES) by Mandy Roth, written as Reagan Hawk
REVIEW BY: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
RATED: 3.5 Stars


If you are looking for a hot sex filled story, than this is it. Surina was kept sheltered from the hedonistic activities of the city around her but that didn’t mean her lust could not be awakened by the handsome slave of her father. As they fight for freedom their passion and love grows. I don’t usually read Sci-Fi based books
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
A futuristic world, not unlike the hedonistic times of the Roman Empire. When King Kritan journeys to find his long-lost brother he renews the reasons he hates this enemy land. More than seeing the fall of these people, he is captured, beaten and made a slave destined for the arena.

Surina, the sheltered daughter of a political leader rescues him from the hands of a cruel soldier of her father's. Their immediate connection belies her innocence an
Selina Durio
Apr 03, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book I have read from this author. When first reading this book I was not sure I would finish it because it started off very choppy. But I am glad I finished reading the book since I do not like starting and not finishing anything. The story line progressed from just all out debauchery, to actual story. Kritan, King of Katarius, is on a search for his brother that he exiled from home a number of years
Sharon Hatt
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
On another world with separate, independent kingdoms King Kritan of Katarius finds himself captured and enslaved while trying to locate his long estranged brother in the enemy kingdom of Tamonius. He is sold to the House of Argyros and meets Surina, senator’s daughter, virgin, and his true mate. Her personal guard Rawlin is not happy as he has an agreement with her father to marry her if anything should happen to her father and he means to affirm it. Of course the worst happens and the entire ho ...more
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