Lorn Adar has searched more than a lifetime to find his bondmate--the one woman he was born to love and the only woman who can save him from the approaching madness that threatens all unbonded males of his race. When a wormhole opens from his galaxy to Earth and the women who could hold their future, Lorn will do all in his power not only to find his mate but to show her a universe she never knew existed.
Casey Westfall's normal life changes forever when she finds the sexy, leather-clad man on her doorstep. One innocent kiss leads to an adventure that will span worlds, and Casey will have to choose between the man who is the other half of her soul and never seeing her family or her world again.
To complicate matters Kadothians live in polyamorous family units, and Lorn will have to convince his Earth bride to accept not only his love but the love of his best friend and brothers-in-arms or risk the chance of losing them to either the madness or the Hive--the race of sociopathic women bent on destroying and enslaving everything in their path. But Casey can't see loving more than one man as being anything other than a sin. Lorn will have to teach his bride that she was created for both of them just as they were created only for her.
In a universe where all is possible, the battle to protect not only his people but his heart rests on the soul of a human woman who must face the unknown and take a leap of faith that could save or destroy them all.
Warning: This book features a galaxy where love in any and all forms is embraced, including M/M, M/M/F, M/F, M/F+M/M/M, etc., in scenes hot enough to melt your vibrator.
©2014 Fated Desires Publishing (P)2015 Honey Mountain Publishing
What a really good book! A book with perfectly Hot sex, and a really ( I can't put it down story). Yes! I love a story that has a plot that is held up all the way to the end even when the sex is added. It's never all about the sex, Perfect.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Casey is totally unaware how her life and beliefs are about to be changed when the strange, leather clad, gorgeous and sexy man looks lovingly down into her eyes as she is trying, clumsily, to scan his goods at the Store she's working at while in College. From then on their relationship moves very quickly after just one kiss as she becomes obsessed with sexual thoughts of him and little does she know that the kiss was the drugged trigger. But Lorn, an Alien Warrior, is on Earth is to claim his true mate and convince her to come home.... to Kadothian with him. And Lorn's hopes don't end there because the Kadothian Planet doesn't have many females which forces them to look to other Planets for females and also be accepting and share, not only, in the sexual and loving bond he has with Nast his male best friend and lover but also other eager men too.
There's no doubt about it that this is Erotica wrapped around a PNR story of buff Aliens in danger of facing extinction and going mad unless they have a mate and there is also a threat from an evil race called the Hive. The Warning at the end of the Summary of this hot listen says it all.... M/F, M/M, M/F/M and M/MF/M/M so it's not for the faint of heart and I didn't see the Warning otherwise I would have got my fan ready!!
It's a story of undiluted lust and love..... Alien style, with a little drama, a traitor who gets too close and nearly destroys everything and a beautiful, tender and touching romance as Lorn slowly introduces Casey to his world, his dreams, his desires, his lover.... and their sexual needs. Casey has a feisty Sister and a few best friends and I'm sure they will be the 'main meal' in the forthcoming books in this series. Triple POV's, good world-building and a great narrator added to the enjoyment of this listen.
Worth a credit? When you're in the mood for a h-h-hot PNR listen then this is your book, the story wasn't deep or challenging just an erotic love story and, if you're like me, sometimes you're in the mood for a spicy eye watering hot chilli and sometimes it's just a plain old hot dog that takes your fancy. Creditworthy and I'll be following this new and enjoyable series.
Good potential but too silly! More plot and less sex. I enjoy a good erotic scene like the next person but protagonist is silly and had a hard time realating or caring. Will likely past on rest of series. Probably better to read so you can skip some of the extended sex scenes... After a while I just rolled my eyes and started skipping forward a few seconds. Wouldn't bother to read again. Could barely finish this book. Disappointing!
Casey. The narrator was basically competent, but I have listended much better ones, both female and male. Some of the female voices could have used more distinctive dialects or accents, to liven things up a bit, but on the whole she was okay with the females voices. But she really needed to up her game on the males' voices. I had a hard time distinguishing some of them in dialogue. If she does more of Ann Mayburn's Bondmates series (when they are written) I would highly advise her to utilize things like upper vs. lower-class accents for Lorn and Nast (since that is what they are in their own society), gruffen up (yes, I just made up that descriptive) Commander Trenzent's "normal" speaking voice, so we can tell the difference when he speaks gently to his future bondmate, pull out a few different American regional accents for the different Earth women who bond with the males and finally to give Lorn's mother, the most powerful political figure in Kadothian society, a truly haughty and imperious public voice and attitude. She came off very bland to me in the book, when she should have been commanding.
4.5 Stars for the Story
This story contains elements of Bondage and Male Dominance/female submission.
I really struggled to rate “Casey’s Warriors.” I am total fan of Ann Mayburn’s writing, but I strive to review each work based on the story, not how much I enjoy the author’s total library. Thus I was really excited to read her take on the “Horny male-heavy society needs fertile Earth girls to screw, impregnate and have menage love with” trope.
First off, I was caught up with Casey as she and her family and friends dealt with the cosmic “event” and it’s aftermath on Earth society. That struck true, especially that her sister Roxy being in the Army got called up to calm the post Event rioting.
I was a little bit dismayed at Casey’s loss of dignity upon meeting Lorn for the first time. As it was written, Casey came off that way because she is a young (college-age), full-figured woman and it reinforced the unusual nature of the meeting with Lorn and it being completely outside her usual situation, but I would have thought she would try to keep it professional, since the meeting happened in public at her work. Her later interactions with him went from her being an unseasoned naif to becoming a sure and confident woman, thanks to her unshakeable knowledge of Lorn’s and Nast’s devotion to her and her love for them. She began to grow up and it showed. So my dislike of Casey to begin with is fairly minor overall.
Lorn and Nast were a dreamy pair. Both were gorgeous, with male model looks and the bodies of fitness models. They were both well-respected and powerful warriors in their society. They were an “opposites attract” pairing, Lorn being from the highest level in their society and Nast was by birth a farmer and still enjoyed agricultural pursuits. I would have enjoyed seeing more conflict based on this high-low status pairing, but because of the way Kadothian pairings form, they are assured of the “rightness” of them being together; apparently once the bond is formed, no one in Kadothian society would be uncouth enough to question it or insult them over it. And the way the bondings are formed is another area that I struggled with.
A type of empathic race, Kadothians can sense the emotions of others. When pair bonds are formed, each is made certain of the other(s)’ feelings, allowing no lying or deceit to flourish between the bonded. Casey can sense Lorn’s emotions for her almost as soon their first sex is over with. Being non-empathic, she has a hard time accepting this, despite being told about it. I was both intrigued by the empathic bond as a plot device and a bit irritated by it. Intrigued because it makes me wonder how that feels, to be 100% certain of another person’s feelings for you. To be able to sense just how hurt or happy they are in any given situation. How much easier maintaining a relationship would be with that ability! And that brings me to the irritation part. Using the empathic bonding ability meant that the relationship building between Lorn, Casey and Nast wasn’t as fulfilling for me. Its use lessened the need for them to work hard at building their relationship with each other, it was kind of a “shortcut” for them. Casey’s lack of experience with the bond did allow her to make a dangerous, spur-of-the-moment, immature decision, but it was necessary so she could learn to trust the bond and Lorn’s and Nast’s love at her deepest levels. Again, young people can make dumb decisions and Casey definitely showed her youth and lack of life experience. The way Lorn and Nast chose to “teach” Casey the error of her way, a domestic discipline spanking, was written well with emotion and sensuality, but I have a personal dislike of spanking scenes and can never fully appreciated the “sexy” side of them, no matter how well written. I know others find them incredibly arousing; I will just say that I do not find them so. Part of the half-star missing from the rating is because of that scene.
I am looking forward to the next books in the series. Ann has stated that Paige’s story is next. I am hoping after that is Roxy’s story. I do hope that there is further conflict shown between the antagonist race, The Hive, and the Kadothians, along with further exploration of the Kadothian culture. We got intriguing glimpses of both in this book but there should be much more in store for the reader. And there was the slight possibility that the Hive might discover Earth and its teeming billions, which could be a disaster of galactic proportions for Earth at least.
I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.
Bravo to this writer! Finally a character who is abducted who actually has to deal with leaving a family behind. A caring family too.
I'm a little irritated at the people who picked the cover tho - Casey is a big girl. Super curves. Everyday girl next door variety. The girl in the picture is clearly something more of a porn star. It's a little misleading.
The alien race of men in this are of course, hunky and huge, and make no mistake, this book is pure erotica. Erotica with a story, but there's quite a bit of everyone with everyone going on.
Fun, sexy read.
Loved it. I look forward to this series and I hope a long line of long sequels will soon follow.
I love this story line I can't wait until book 2 come to audio. even the narrator was good. just add a men voice for the alien. but overall the story was excellent. please hurry up with book 2 in audio
I loved this book when I read it and I love it even more listening on audibles. At the heart of this story is love. Even though it is not in the same trappings of what society sees as normal, but it is love. An event happens in space, that causes Earth to about 24 hours of chaos. electronics go down, airplanes and birds fall from the sky, and the sky changed. Unbeknownst to us barbaric humans, a wormhole opening up in our galaxy causing the event. This wormhole brought another world of aliens to our lives. The romance is very fast paced, but with the author was developing an alien world and politics. the next couple of books are just as interesting.
"Bondmates book 1"
I spent 2days listening to this story.
I could not put it. down.
am looking forward to the book
"Lucky, Lucky Casey"
I have just discovered this genre and I'm so glad I did.
Again we are on a planet where females are at a premium and warriors from
another planet who search the universes for their 'Soulmate' without whom they will descend into madness. Our hero Lorn comes to Earth and finds his soulmate Casey a slightly overweight female and she goes with him to his planet and finds out that not only will she be married to Lorn but his blood brother's, best friend and bondmates.
I would love it if Ann Mayburn would write more about these warriors especially about what happened to Casey's friend Page.
The narration was excellent
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