Olivia Waterhouse just got drafted. Problem is, she isn't being forced into the Army, she's been chosen as a Kindred bride. The Kindred are huge alien warriors;a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward--the right to find brides among the population. Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane; the thought of finding and claiming his bride,Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both. Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to resist. But Baird isn't going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She's determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. What's a girl to do? Olivia Waterhouse has been Claimed.
©2011 Evangeline Anderson (P)2014 Evangeline Anderson
I'm a Romance Junkie! Love Whispersycn Deals! Tips I use: Sort reviews Most Recent; play with narration speed, some narrators sound better.
I love looking for new series to read and came across this book on Amazon for $0.00 and was able to purchase the audio version for $1.99. Needless to say, I was not disappointed in my $1.99 purchase.
The fist book in the series has a decent plot, good character development, and I though the author did a good job of creating the "Kindred" warriors and world.
The story kept my attention from the very beginning and held it all the way until the end. The romance was more of an erotica feel and some parts did come across as cheesy. It's a good thing I do not get offended easily from hearing the P**** word a lot :-)!
I've already listened to the second book in this series, and think it was much better story, plot, and characters. (Waiting to see if book three will be available for whispersync.)
* Evangeline has another series called "Born of Darkness" and the first book in that series called "Crimson Debt", was really good.
The narrator's voice literally has the range of emotions that Baird and Olivia are feeling. It was as though she was giving a moment by moment account. The passion is what had me . I normally never buy audible book but this was just outstanding!
When Baird sees Olivia, the beautiful beast kindred warrior was just mesmerized by the beautiful woman, that he could be worthy of her.
When they finally got together, the sex was both breathing and sensitive and the care he took with her. The fact that he could be gentle and when they were both into the sex was mindblowingly decadent.
When Baird chose to give himself up to the scourge. I cried and cried, the love that he had was heartbreakingly beautiful.
I have to really wonder why I waited so long to read this book/ series that the idea of alien life beyond our round is absolutely enthralling and enticing to be captivated with the unknown. The first book surpasses my expectations of paranormal erotica. The book is so well-written and the character development and the plot is absolutely astounding. The many varieties of kindred has me fascinated. Evangeline Anderson is both innovative and enchanting. At times I found myself crying with the depth of emotion it was palpable. Give the book 5 stars….Absolutely fascinating! Olivia Waterhouse has a huge problem she has been drafted, assuming the role of reluctant bride to that of the kindred . Having just finished college, she has her life to live the experiences..but no more. Can she resist the aching need to be devoured . Period. Where did that come from. Period. She has been secretly communicating with her alien lover not knowing their link is that of bondage mates. She knows him or is it just a forbidden fantasy. Can she realize, her on reality or is she just destined to commit the unimaginable... The denying her lover, the one person meant for her? Can she realized it before the relationship is irrevocably destroyed? Baird is a beast kindred , beast in all sense of the word … Pure muscle… Hundred percent pure! Having been incarcerated by the scourge, the only thing that kept him sane was Olivia. Only thing in his mind is too find, claim and mate with her ! He literally wants to devour her… To consume her mind, body and soul. He can't fathom why she is so angry(her life has been stolen). Can he change her mind? Can they find what is staring them right in the face ? Their love… Unbeknownst to them and unspeakable evil is surrounding them!? Is it too late for Barid and Olivia? Barid is concupiscent , but can he show Olivia she is too? This is a full novel and it's so action-packed… Drama, romance and the sex is voracious and titillating. It's a must read for anyone looking for a exciting sci fi paranormal erotica. Evangeline, this first book is fantastic!
* Please note the review extends to the audible version as well as the written. The narration was sensational gave the book a whole new dynamic. The voice was clear ...mesmerizing and enthralling the book itself was a fantastic read, but the audio just made the book A thousand times better . Would recommend this and the entire series if you enjoy audiobooks this science fiction erotica masterpiece is for you .
I have read the e-book Claimed by Evangeline Anderson a couple of times and have absolutely loved it each time. Her books are filled with captivating characters while revolving around an intricate new world which evolves with each book. This was my first time listening to an Audible, so it made for an interesting experience and took a book I already love to a new level. It helped bring the characters out of the book and make the whole experience feel real.
One of the most memorable moments of Claimed for me has always been when Olivia finally realizes that she loves Baird, but will her love come too late? Listen to the book to find out.
This was my first audible book that I listened to all the way through. The last book I listened to I did not enjoy it due to the narrator, so I wasn't sure if this one would end the same way. It took me a little bit to get used to all the voices for the characters and get over the voices I had given them in my own imagination. Once I did this, I found that I really enjoyed listening to her. For being only one woman, she did such a good job.
Will I be claimed by my Kindred?
Whether you love reading the Kindred books, or whether you are new to the Kindred world, this book is worth a listen and will bring the world that only Evangeline Anderson can create to life.
Look, I am not opposed to sex scenes but this was painful. A thesaurus would benefit this author. I felt like this book was written by scribing a session of an adult with limited vocabulary playing with Barbies .
I am horrible with names, so in a year I may be duped into another one. It will not be intentional.
Sure she was fine given the material.
I am not sure I could not even get to the end. The plot has potential. But whoever edited this book should have definately told the author to repeat any word, much less shock value words, 8-10 times in a paragragh is not going to win an audience.
I know I am a bit harsh but these books are expensive. This was so disappointing. I get an author trying to do erotica. But there are much better works out there. Save your credit. If you like this kind of plot try Grim by M.K. Eidem or Abducting Abby or Hunter's Claim by S.E. Smith (Although those are a good bit cheesy as well at least they have more of a variety of how to describe female genitalia.)
I would definetely recommend this book! 12 hrs, not just a peek at a sexy Alien erotic adventure but a full on complete story love story! This can be a stand alone book or just the beginning to a world of Kindred love, in E. Anderson's 13 books of the Kindred,you'll crave more!!
Baird the lead male was my favorite. Baird has Olivia on a pedestal and she is a normal Earth women, but he craves everything about her and would see to every need. Be it food, sensually or rescuing her. Isn't it about time someone rescues a woman?...I'm ready and Baird fills the bill! Another character I truly love and look forward to many adventures with is Kat, a full figured confidente and sexy full figured friend of Olivia the leading lady's friend!
Anne did a fantastic job! I have no experience with Audio books but if her performance is what I have to look forward to then it won't be my last Audiobook. Anne did a great job with her male characters voice inflection you could tell who was male and female, but I do wish a few male voices where used-the sexy talk would really ramp up and believe me this is a lusty Alien adventure in every form of the story, audio or reading. It was so nice not to have the Kindle burning my eyes from not having to hold the Kindle close for so long, because with this book you can't put it down, its a wonderful love and adventure!
The Luckiest Girl Off the Planet!!
Who says Earth girls are easy has never read or listened to Claimed! Baird goes above and beyond any girl's dreams, flavors and charms to win his Olivia's heart and trust. Any woman would be lucky to have a Kindred Claim her!!!!
I am going to first start by saying that I enjoyed the story in this book. The author creates a good amount of angst, a loyal alpha man who dotes on the love of his life, despite her pushing him away. Loved it.
However, the narrator threw me for a loop. While the intimate scenes are going on she does a great job however the rest of her narration borders on clinical. She enunciates so hard that it sounds choppy and throws the listener off. Overall book is good and I am rushing to number two.
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
Wow, what a great new well-written and described Sci-Fi world.... one where (if you're picked to be their Bride) you're idolized, pampered and petted by huge, hunky, handsome Kindred Warriors who only want to make you happy and have lots and lots and lots of sex with you. There are three types - Beast Kindred who have an extra 'endowment' guaranteed to blow your mind - Blood Kindred who have fangs and Twin Kindred who come in pairs (literally). Baird, who's a Beast Warrior, chose Olivia but she didn't go willingly and isn't happy about leaving everything behind so Baird has one month to change her mind.... through sexual foreplay broken down into week by week degrees of intimacy until (hopefully) the 'bonding'.
You get sucked into this fascinating fantasy world and can see the dilemma they each face and feel bad for them both because sacrifices must eventually be made. It's touching, romantic and also funny at times, has a few interesting secondary characters and there's an evil alien species called the Scrouge who happily cause pain and suffering and it seems like they will continue to play a part in the ongoing storyline. However, the main focus is on the 'claiming' as Baird tries everything in his sexual arsenal to win over Olivia..... and what an arsenal he's got - visual, verbal, sensory, mental and very very physical.
Dual POV's and the narrator nicely brought each character to life, emphasized feelings and delivered a very enjoyable Audiobook.
Worth a credit? Right from chapter one I was hooked and couldn't wait to hear just how these two loveable characters would finally work things out. I'm looking forward to all the other books in this very hot and very creditworthy series.
First, let me say that I went into this expecting a paranormal romance. What I got was an erotica in great need of a thesaurus. With that being said, my stars will greatly decrease. If I'd known this was erotica, I would have rated it higher, because those books are given allowances for cheesiness, poor writing, etc. as long as there's lots of sex. I can tell the author has read The Black Dagger Brotherhood and has taken aspects of those books and put them into her own. (She should have also taken note on how to add great sex scenes into a romance without ruining the story.)
It's just not my thing when a male lead abducts a female against her will, forces her to marry him, forces her to partake in sexual acts, drugs her so that she enjoys these acts, etc. For erotica, that's perfectly ok. But like I stated, if this wants to be classified as romance, I will rate it as such.
The language. Ugh!!!...the language. Please, I'm sure there's more ways to say the P word without actually saying the P word a blue million times. Oh yeah, they did call it something else occasionally, but they used the dreaded C word, which has no place in a romance! YUCK! At one point, I actually told myself, "ok Angie, if we hear the P word 5 more times, we're quitting this book. period!" Then about 90 seconds later, I realized that I was just gonna have to get over the P word because it's going to be said many, many more times. I mean.....this guy doesn't know the words "kitchen" or "supper" but he knows the P word, and even the Cl word, not to mention the dreaded C word?
It's unfortunate that this is erotica, given that the story line is actually really entertaining. When there was no sex, talk of sex, imagining sex, dreaming of sex, etc. I was very interested in the stories of the other characters. With all of the repetitiveness of juices flowing, he's SO big and P word, I really wanted to put the book down, but the background characters and storylines kept me listening.
I've read the reviews for book 2. I'm very interested in knowing how that story goes and how the characters' romance unfolds, but I just can't deal with the cheesy sex scenes and lack of imaginative words. So I will quit with this book.
Almost forgot the narrator: The first few lines, she honestly sounded like an automated computer voice. No joke, she really did! I don't know if she got better or my mind adjusted to her voice. She made the male lead sound like a grouchy demon. Yeah, so, she's not the best, but not the worse either.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.
"An Intriguing Read!"
This is the first book in intriguing paranormal/alien romance. I was recommended this book by Audible due to my browsing history. I decided to give it a try.
This audiobook is narrated by Anne Johnstonbrown. Although she read this book clearly and succinctly, I found her interpretation of Olivia a little grating. I am not overly fond of whiny female protagonists. Unfortunately, this is how Anne Johnstonbrown's interpretation of Olivia's character comes across as.
Olivia Waterhouse is ordinary human who finds herself conscripted into a contract with one of the Kindred, an alien species that has made a deal with the governments of Earth in return for protection from a rival alien race, the Scourge. I liked her feisty and determined resistance as she struggles with her attraction for Baird.
Baird is a Beast Kindred and is determined to claim Olivia as his bride. I really like this man, he is a warrior with a warm heart. His patience with Olivia's resistance is stretched a little thin at times, but he is gentle with her as he tries to break down her walls.
This story is told through the eyes of Liv and Baird, although Liv's twin sister, Sofia, and Baird's half brother, Sylvan also have their say. Right from the start, the story intrigued me. Aliens who require human females to help keep their population up sounds like fun, right? I liked the premise. However, the execution left a little to be desired at times. I kept thinking that Olivia could have done things a little differently. Nevertheless, I found the story entertaining. This book is full of funny incidents and misunderstandings that had me either grinning or giggling. The massage mat called a "Touch Me" was in one scene that had me giggling. However, the sexual tension between these two is steaming! The contract that Liv inadvertently entered into with Baird has several rules that have to be followed in weekly increments until the month is up, culminating in a mating. I found myself feeling sorry for Baird, as he truly cares for Liv, though she fights for her freedom at every step. I suppose I would fight too, if I was forced into a marriage/mating contract with an almost stranger (they have been dream sharing). As they become closer, things start heating up and the seduction gets hotter and hotter. The language the author used makes this book more erotica than erotic, as Baird is always mentioning or thinking what he would like to do with Liv in the bedroom, and Liv is no better with her thoughts. In a way, this turned me off rather than on. I like erotic romance but, this became a little too much even for me. I reached the end of the story with mixed feelings. I am not sure if I will continue this series in audiobook, even though the ending had me intrigued about Sofia's and Sylvan's story, Hunted. I may read it instead of listening to it.
Evangeline Anderson has written an intriguing alien romance. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow was wonderful. Her characters are lifelike and likable. I would consider reading more of her books in the future.
Due to the explicit sexual language and scenes, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. I do, however, recommend this book if you love New Adult, Erotic Paranormal or Contemporary Romance and Erotica genres. - Lynn Worton
I read this series some time ago and enjoyed it so was happy to buy the audiobook. However I just couldn't get to grips with this version and think it is because the heroine has such a whiney voice. In the book she is quite feisty and so this high pitched whine took away my interpretation of the story and left me disappointed. I won't buy more if the same narrator is used.
I WAS NOT SURE ABOUT THE STORY AT THE BEGINNING BUT THE STORY GOT BETTER
"The first in this fabulous series"
Unique, sexy, fun!
I loved the moving bed! So funny but the bathing scenes? O my!
That's hard but I think when they first met and Baird knew this woman was his!
Often copied but never equalled
The first of a fabulous series and such a treat to be able it to listen it
Hot romantic aliens
The whole story! There wasn't a bad part
Such a good book! I couldn't put it down I ended up finishing the book in less than 2 days! Can't wait to listen to the next one.
"got totally engrossed"
again and again and again so much to get into I started and ended up not sleeping was so engrossed
Baird was cant believe how patient he was was nice to see a brut of a man be brought to his knees my love xx
it lets you sit back and enjoy the book you don't have to try and interoperate the atmosphere so much yourself she does it for you
Yes I admit to crying when Baird traded his life for Olivia was very touching it was a torrent of emotion to be honest was great
fantastic book need the the next one as listened to hunted straight after
"So much fun."
This book was so much fun to listen to. It was mad and weird and great. It was also hot and sexy. I can wait to listen to the next one. The only little niggle I had was the narrator has a voice that kept conjuring images of Liza Minnelli. That made it a little crazier for me. The book left me in great form and giggling to myself long after it had finished.
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