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3.57  ·  Rating details ·  539 ratings  ·  87 reviews
She was offered as a sacrifice. He took her as his mate.

The moment her ship crash-landed, Selena Marks knew she was in way over her head, and that was before the natives of this planet took her captive, stripped her bare, and brought her deep into a sacred cave to be given as a sexual sacrifice to the godlike brute whose whims they serve.

Though Selena has an idea of what i
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 197 pages
Published May 16th 2019 by Stormy Night Publications
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

Mate is very much a story of Domination and submission it wasn't incredibly complicated and instead of this being plot-driven, It focused more on the physical.
That's not to say this wasn't an enjoyable experience because it was just don't go expecting some epic blockbuster because that is not what this essentially is about.
Pilot Selena Marks is on a space mission observing a primitive planet and its inhabitants when the ship loses power.
Flying an escape pod to the surface she finds herself takin
Cécile Smits
Dark and Deliciously Wicked. That sums up Trent Evans’ stories,and this one’s no different.
When he asks me if i like to review an ARC,i immediately stand at attention and give the only reply possible “Yes,please!!!” I am yet to be disappointed in what he so generously shares.

This story is situated on a planet called HW14-3,and it tells us what happens after Selena and her crew have to abandon ship and crash on this strange planet they were studying. She’s caught by the locals and taken to the v
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this steamy little alien sci-fi romance with dom/sub themes. I liked the setting because unlike the common futuristic sci-fi settings, this had a more primitive feel. The writing style was SO nice. I'll definitely be reading more by Trent Evans. The heroine was very likable. I read some of the critical reviews, and I find it funny some of them criticize the connection between the leads. I mean, this is a smutty dark sci fi romance. I wasn't expecting a super deep connec
Jean Beckett
May 24, 2019 rated it did not like it

What a load of cesspool this was not a romance at all and definitely no storyline just one man and his ego and one poor deluded woman. I am afraid I absolutely detested this book, a good job it was on kindle unlimited because it I had had to pay for it I would have asked for my money to be refunded.
Michelle Hillstrom
May 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF 9%
All of the descriptions reminded me of the “Describe Yourself Like A Male Author Would” Twitter Challenge.
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unusually for Trent Evans this is a standalone very hot, raunchy, sometimes disturbing, erotic romance with some very graphic unequal sexual encounters, eye watering disciplinary punishments and just a few tender moments. Selena Marks is a flight officer on the survey ship UBTS Gambier Bay orbiting planet HW14-3. Selena and the team have been in orbit watching the planet for 18 months studying the humanoid population they have affectionately named 'pixies'. Whilst watching the various rituals th ...more
Tiffany S
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it

At times this reminded of an R Lee Smith novel, just less story and more kink. So much kink. All the kink.
I don't know where to start. First of all, my laptop will never be the same after reading Mate; next time I read something written by Mr Evans, I'll have to use a stack of ice cubes for my laptop (or myself)LOL

The story starts innocently enough, with an exploration team from Earth in orbit of a planet doing a survey, and becomes a perfect fantasy. For starters, the H is described by the h as "the darkest, most twisted male fantasy her fevered mind had ever conjured up", and it was as i
Jun 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Sadism v.s Romance this was sadism

Yuck! This book tries so hard to reason and reassure the reader that the female love interest really wants to have her tits constantly slapped, pinched, twisted to the point of real pain. And any woman who’s ever breastfeed; For a man to have such control over a woman as to stop her from feeding or pumping for no other reason but to cause the woman pain? So much more crazy painful crap, for the woman of course. If the male love interest says I love you once it d
Brandy Jo
Feb 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really tried to give this book a chance but nothing changed my opinion of it. It was bad enough that I wouldn't consider another book from this author.

I almost exclusively read dark romance so triggers aren't a big deal for me at all but this story needs to come with a warning for readers who do have triggers. It is rapey. There's barely a storyline to follow and it was as if to compensate for the lack of story the author added in constant sex scenes. I don't want a book with nothing but sex u
Jul 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book had a really interesting beginning. And I loved the setup/intro to the godlike, alien being. However, this being suddenly devolved into a regular human male in terms of behavior, personality, and dialogue—pretty much everything that made him godlike or alien. As a result, the book quickly lost what captured my interest. The moss and cave were far more interesting he was. Also, this book, although it had a female main character, definitely seemed written from the male perspective. No pr ...more
Jun 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this book. Humiliation is not a turn on for me, actually, it has the opposite effect. I don't know why, but the h in the story craves humiliation and finds it sexy, and I just can't relate. Some parts of this story were really steamy and interesting, (for instance, the vines) but then came the humiliation and extreme pain,(things going past the cervix, OUCH!) and suddenly i'm grossed out, slightly disturbed and annoyed. So, yea, this wasn't for me.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
It was ok. Too much “sex” and too little story. With all the degrading of the heroine the story became simply repetitive, boring episodic sessions with nothing to carry the tale. The hero was an interesting interpretation of an alien being especially with his connection to the planet, the perception of his physical appearance, but he lacked depth due to the single minded theme in the entire storyline.

Book was ok, but didn’t hold my interest.
May 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF - IF I COULD LEAVE NO STARS I WOULD. The synopsis intrigued me and I started this very interested but very early on it was made clear this is another shining examples of the cringe inducing ways men write women. Selena was not a convincing or sympathetic lead what so ever. Malcom is a class A nice guy prick who I wanted to bite a sidewalk. Made it 47% before I couldn't stand any more.
Karla Vértiz
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
It’s really tiring the “slut” every other sentence. Spanking, bonding and power exchange was alluring but ir was really disappointing the many times Malcolm called Selena slut. The names and insults I hardly stands.
MrsJoseph *grouchy*
2.5 stars rounded up

IDK...I've read Trent Evans before but I wasn't really expecting anything. The biggest issue I had was...there wasn't any real emotional connection between the MCs.
Space Cowgirl
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dazed and Confused💃💋, An Offer🐺🍆⛲👋 She Can't Refuse!💞

Super Alpha Alien Male🐺🍆⛲👋 XXX BDSM👋 Romance💞 and Alien Adventure. Erotica.

Selena💃💋 and her small crew find a planet🌍 with sentient beings. The crew studies the planet🌍 from space with various technologies, finally realizing there must be another, higher life force on the planet🌍, too.

Their ship🚀 is breached somehow, and the crew has to evacuate in pods to The planet🌍. Now they are stranded, and Selena💃💋 is captured by the primitive natives a
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very sexy at first but not as much in the end.
Rose Ann
She had things going past her cervix and still was 'enjoying' herself? Really, now?! It wasn't so much that I liked it as much as I didn't hate it. 2.5 stars.

It could benefit from a bit of editing in some romantic scenes. You know for it to actually qualify as a 'romance' in any form.
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Get ready to hide yourself away!

This book I don't think HOT even describes it good enough! We follow Serena, a starship pilot with a kinky secret as she discovers a new planet and it's...well...God? Malcolm, as he calls himself, felt the call of what can only be his true mate, and he HAS to have her.

Serena is willful though, and Malcolm is a very dominant being that needs her to submit.

This yummy book is perfect for those who loves a dominant alpha male who uses all the tricks to ge
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
A dark romance without the rape

It’s nearly impossible to find a book labeled a “dark romance” without it all being rape. Rape is not romance.

This book managed to be rape free. It’s still dark but the sex is consensual and the female in the story has previous experience with BDSM and kink related verbal degradation. That’s what keeps the story more realistic.

The writing itself is good. World building was lighter than I normally like in Sci-Fi.
Jun 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not My Cup of Tea

Maybe I'm just not a fan of off-world/alien "romance" stories--although there was absolutely no romance to this story... It could also be that I've led a very sheltered life and have zero knowledge or understanding of BDSM....But this story was completely unbelievable to me. On what planet are "slut," "whore," and "brood mare" terms of endearment and evidence of "love"? The only good thing about this book was that it was a free read on Kindle Unlimited.
Cheri Pardue
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Storyline was good. Definitely a dark book. The only problem I had was it’s obvious the author is a man because his character lives & sleeps with her juices running down her legs nonstop. Makes me think the author has none to little experience with women. His other character only wants a plaything he controls. What love is there is minimal at best. ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not for me

I didn’t like this storyline, I’m sorry, I hate writing bad reviews because I’m sure there are people who enjoy stories like this one. I didnt like their relationship and truly found the meaning erotica. There was sex in almost every scene. I don’t like the heroine bing called bad names and didn’t like who the hero was.
Donna L Davis
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
The premise of a professional women wanting a mate who is abusive is difficult to understand. To allow him to treat her like garbage and both say it is love is nuts.
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Initially as I began to read this story, I was taking it at face value: a 4 person Terran scout ship on a mission to study the scarce but humanoid inhabitants of a tropical planet, a mystery surrounding interrupted planetary readings, native sacrifices & finally a crew in danger on the planet after their scout ship suffers from multiple system fails.
The main two characters: Selena (Terran heroine) & Malcolm (planetary anti-H) are brought together through random chance circumstances.
But the mor
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I appreciate the well done writing, concepts, and characters, yet my enjoyment was somewhat extinguish by a lack of weight to pull me further into the romance. Not to say a quick fling can't be fun too! ;-)

This book caught my attention even though I am not a huge sci-fi fan, and I was happy to find that it had a good balance. The sci-fi/fantasy elements worked well without getting to overblown or hokey. And as far as the dark erotic aspects, there is one detail that I would like to give Trent Ev
Kristen Lindtvedt
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Seductively Intriguing but Lacking...

An overall wonderfully suspenseful read and interesting take on the sadomasachistic master/slave relationship. While it did not, in my opinion, fully or effectively relay the required emotionally intimate, interpersonal power dynamics required of a true, loving, and safe submissive/dominate pairing. Mate does successfully illuminate and push the ordinary reader to a higher understanding of dominance, submission, pleasure, and suffering as inseparable links wi
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot and steamy alien BDSM

This is the first time I’ve read anything by this author and I loved this book. I definitely plan to read more work from this author. The story was super steamy, well developed, and the world was easy to imagine while reading. The characters of Selena and Malcolm were well developed also.

I think my favorite thing about this book was how complex Selena was as a character. She wasn’t the typical defiant submissive who quickly surrendered out of convenience, but submitted
Diane G
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You want suspense? You want mystery? You want a story that is fast paced and filled with the unexpected? You want a book that has BDSM elements, sexy, HOT scenes and romance? Then, “Mate”, is a must read for you! It is a dark Sci-Fi romantic adventure, the characters are well developed and we see their growth in understanding themselves and accepting who they are throughout the story.
Selena is the pilot of the ship in space studying a planet with her colleagues and the inhabitants below. The in
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A USA TODAY bestselling author, Trent Evans specializes in several flavors of BDSM erotic romance and erotica. Putting pen to paper since he was a wee lad, he decided to try to share some of the tales cooked up in his fevered imagination. Some readers might not be horrified at what he writes. He tries to write stories that appeal to both women and men (wow, threading the needle), but will follow w ...more

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