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The Alien's Mail-Order Bride

(Risdaverse #0.25)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  3,509 ratings  ·  332 reviews
Though still carrying the scars of his past as an intergalactic soldier, Emvor doesn’t mind the quiet of his chosen life as a farmer. He doesn’t even mind that most nights are lonely on remote Cassa, but he does need help around his farm. A mail-order bride from his homeworld seems like the perfect solution. She’ll be a tall, sturdy female to help with the chores and bear ...more
Kindle Edition, 84 pages
Published October 30th 2017
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I was pleasantly surprised with this short, cute, sexy read! I honestly only picked up this book because it is #1 in the Mail-Order Bride series that is being shared between four different authors. One of those authors is Alexa Riley whom I already really like...but being that her book is the third in the series; and I'm bit OCD when it comes to reading books in order...well, I just had to pick this one up! I'm not a huge fan of alien romances; but I will say that Ruby Dixon created a very sweet ...more
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf
This short novella is really sweet!
The universe is still the same: BBBs, Icehome and this novella are all connected - the males are all from the same species! Big, blue, horned and with a tail! LOL

Emvor is a marshmallow - under a tough exterior there's a softy!

Nicole was also very sweet: she's accepted her lot and is not bitter about anything. She accepts Emvor as he is - she sees the good in him without prejudice about his scars.

Emvor is the one who's biased. Humans are soft and weak. What's h
First Read - November 1, 2017
Reread - July 29, 2020

5 stars!

I drop everything when Ruby Dixon releases a new book. As soon as I seen that a friend reviewed it - Hi, TriciaLen - I had to stop what I was doing and read it. Of course I wasn't disappointed. I was a little surprised, though.

You see, I am not a novella lover. I actually avoid novellas unless I love the series and/or the author. Novellas, for me, usually mean rushed storylines and plot holes. Those are two of my biggest pet peeves in an
I know everyone is crazy about these blue aliens so I thought I would give this book a go. I might have enjoyed it more if I read some of the previous books. I think I would have been more up on the lingo. I felt lost. That's on me.

My lower rating is based on the extreme amount of pushing away. The couple didn't get together until the 74% mark and for ME, that is just too long. The hero was going to pawn her off on someone else up to that point, even though he was attracted to her. I felt bad f
3.5 stars.
Great series, I suggest reading all of them. Love what these authors did with the stories.
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Lorraine Lesar
Feb 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Though these Mail Order Brides Collection only rate a strong 3* from me, I’m liking them - a lot.
This one from Ruby Dixon is the first book of her Risdaverse Series and I will be reading the rest of them.....I’m intrigued to get a full length storyline rather than these 80+ teasers.
Tricia Len
Sweet and funny short story..... I loved it!

Ruby Dixon's Blue Aliens are hot and sexy! Her heroine's are smart and wonderful! Win for everyone!
Chitra *CJ*
"The Alien's Mail-Order Bride" is the story of Nicola and Emvor.
Now Ive read other RD novels before, and while they were'nt exactly my favorite- this one was pretty good!
Emvor is a scarred dear alien man, who is lonely and hence applies to get a sturdy, alien female as his bride- someone who can help him with manual labor and bear his kids.
What he gets instead is a pale refugee human who's running away after her madame died, conning her way into becoming his bridal candidate.
Initially reluctant,
Good short story by Ruby Dixon!

This is the story of an alien ex-soldier who has decided to make a life as a farmer after he was wounded in the war and has requested a bride to help him on the farm and to warm his bed. He expects a blue alien female like himself and instead get a virginal human.

One thing I am curious about is if this is the same planet that the alien and human who escaped from the planet prison are on. That would be great!
♛ Garima ♛
There is nothing worth mentioning except I was looking for something light weight romance read and this one looked like good idea at the time...It was fun while it lasted but I cannot recall a single detail right now. It is all given in title itself and it is by Ruby Dixon...that's it. ...more
Jacqueline J
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this and don’t generally downgrade novellas because they’re short but here I just really felt like so much more could have been done with this story.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Would benefit from an epilogue in a year or two's time. ...more
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Maybe it was just because I read this book in December that it made me feel festive. Maybe it was because it was so darn cute and had a theme of new beginnings that it got me thinking about Christmas. It was probably the former as I read this whilst eating the carcass of a Lindt chocolate reindeer, they complimented each other perfectly.

As you can guess from the title, this novella follows the mail-order bride type story line. But instead of a lonely rancher in a small town in the Old West,
Lit Reader
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alien-sci-fi
Adorable short piece about a Human girl and a Messaka farmer set in the outter-most part of the Galaxy (?): this fits the IPB Universe, in the sense that the main reason why the heroine goes to this planet is because of the shady trafficking going on explained in previous books.
Good character chemistry and interaction, lots of tension and steam, more than good enough!
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
I just really love anything Mesakkah. Them blue aliens are lovely, wouldn't mind one of my own really. ...more
Ivy Deluca
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aliens-sci-fi

This is an offshoot of Planet Blue Balls (aka the Ice Planet Barbarians) series by Ruby Dixon. It is set in the same 'verse, and it's a great little intro to the world and the alien race called the Messaka. However, it is not necessary to read that entire series to enjoy this book.

The setup is straightforward, the love isn't exactly insta, but it does develop quickly because of the length. It's a cute novella that satisfied my alien sci-fi crack fix need and I devoured it in one sitting. Also o
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh I loved this

A short quick read, but it has all of Ruby’s trademarks. Gotta love those blue Aliens, no matter what planet they’re on.
Laura Elizabeth
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perfect little mail order bride story featuring my fav alien blue guys. Sweet and short. Perfect.
Ari Reavis
2.5 stars.

Ehh. One sex scene.
Nancy VanSpunky Reads
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
What a sweet, hot little read! I always love Dixon’s blue guys. Swoon!
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This a short, sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Ruby Dixon is such a great writer!
Mari (Smut Duchess)
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 *****

This was a short sweet romance. I liked both Emvor and Nicola. If you like Ruby Dixon's blue aliens you'll enjoy this cute story.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars. I love Ruby Dixon, her books are always amazing and I can always count on her. I loved this novella, it was great the hero and heroine were amazing.
m ✦ foesandlovers

Short and sweet, EXACTLY what I needed. Gosh, I freaking LOVE these blue aliens. 😭💙👽
Lynsey A
Cute, fast story but really needed to be a bit longer. We didn't even get an I love you. Way too short. I'm all for novellas but I wanted more. Still cute, though. ...more
Nov 05, 2017 added it
DNF.. because aliens. I keep trying, but aliens rarely work for me. Not the books fault.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars!

The first chapter of this book put me off due to the hero's cold attitude and repulsive comments about the kind of woman he expected would apply for a mail-order bride. I almost quite after that but I decided to keep on reading and I'm so glad I did! The author was trying to make a point and I did enjoy the character development of the hero from a grumpy, selfish, antisocial ex military alien guy who just wanted to be left along to take care of his farm and then slowly transforming in
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 Stars!

A very sweet and short novella. Make me want to go back to read more from the Ice Planet Barbarians series. Happy reading!
3.5 stars. This is a fun and sweet quick read short story.
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun little novella, and if you’ve read Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians series then it’s in the same universe, though you don’t have to in order to enjoy this story. Having read her other books, it was interesting to see what happens to humans out there. It’s illegal to trade in them, even though people frequently do, but even when they’re “saved” by the authorities their fate is no better. It’s one of the things that makes you immediately sympathetic to Nicola’s plight, and something th ...more
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Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. As Ruby, she writes sexy barbarian aliens, grumpy shifters, and domineering bikers.

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