The Commander's Mate

Narrated by: Jack Calihan
Series: Ramelian Saga, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Romance, Erotica
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While she struggles to change a tire on a lonely road late at night, Izzy’s quiet, uneventful life changes suddenly and drastically when Grayson - a huge, handsome male from the planet Ramel - comes to her rescue. Earth has recently entered into a treaty which gives each Ramelian male the right to select a human woman as his mate, and to Izzy’s shock, Grayson chooses her.

Grayson tries to reason with his chosen mate, pointing out that she’ll be the wife of the high commander of the Ramelian fleet, but when discussion proves useless, he pulls her over his knee, bares her bottom, and gives her the first spanking of her life. He will be a kind, fair, and loving husband, but he will be obeyed.

Despite her protests, once aboard Grayson’s ship, Izzy receives a thorough, intimate, and deeply embarrassing medical examination as her new husband watches. It is only when Grayson takes her to his bed that Izzy begins to look forward to her future. He proves himself an attentive and skilled lover, and she is almost instantly overcome with desire for him.

But even as Izzy finds herself falling in love with Grayson, she wonders if she can ever adjust to life as the commander’s mate. She craves his touch, but can a man who dominates her body so utterly also lay claim to her heart?

Publisher’s Note: The Commander’s Mate is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of medical play and BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

©2014 Morganna Williams and Stormy Night Publications (P)2018 Morganna Williams

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Doesn't Ring True

This story is definitely steamy and Morganna Williams knows how to write an amazingly great sex scene. While yes this 3 hour book is probably about 2.25 hours of sex... The other 45 minutes isn't quite believable. The character of Izzy just isn't written well. Her personality changes and isn't true to her character. She is this fiery, fierce woman who fights her mate, but she also gets mad and then suddenly isn't mad. Her character just doesn't ring true, and it spoiled some of the sexy scenes for me.

On the flip side, Jack Calihan is an amazing narrator. I loved his voice and I loved the way he narrates. Even though throughout this story, I would get pulled out of the story due to the poor story... His voice was still amazing and I hope to listen to more stories narrated by him.

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Completely worth your hard earned credit or cash!!

This story checked all the boxes for me. There is nothing I would change about it. I felt Jack Calihan's narrative performance was spot on, for both the male and female roles. Otherwise, I felt the plot, pacing, and character development was written naturally into the story. It seemed to flow naturally. I am so excited to listen to the next two stories in the Ramelian Saga and branch out to other story lines written by Ms. Williams.
I was voluntarily provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. All opinions are solely mine.

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Good book

This was a good book. As these men are, Grayson was extremely dominant and would punish his mate for the least little thing. It was hard to believe that Izzy was 40 years old because she acted so young. Grayson treated Izzy like a child and he could be very annoying with his antiquated ways. He even had her stand facing a corner with a plug as one of her punishments. Very nice epilogue.

Jack Calihan did a great job with the narration. I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Awesome! What a great storyline.

Fantastic read with the usual alpha male theme. I adored Izzie's spit fire ways but also her tender affection for her mate. Not your usual erotic novel with a luke warm story but rather a fully intriguing listen that will have you begging for the next chapter. Perfectly delicious read.

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unnecessary humiliation but amazing narration

Once again Jack Calihan does a spectacular job narrating a questionable story. I struggled to understand why such humiliation over using a ladder? I really dont like dominating male leads who dont have a valid reason for humiliating their mates. At least the punishments were not unbearably brutal, but I still walked away feeling like she was emotionally abused. The narration was perfection! Jack does the sexiest Alpha male voice, and pulls off a cute female voice. Thank you Jack!!!

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Ramelian Saga, book 1!

This is a new genre to me and I got happily suprised - I really enjoyed the story. LIght, funny and HOT

The narrator Jack Calihan - just great, perfect

Morganna Williams is a new author for me and I looking forward to the other books in this serie

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The Commander's Mate

In this world aliens have come to save Earth and in return they will get human females to mate with. Grayson is a commanding officer and Izzy is the woman he finds. We watch as he trains her to do as he says and in the way of his world. Izzy must learn to do as Grayson demands or she is disciplined. As Izzy learns her place emotions come into the mix and she must find a way to fit into this new world.
As much as I was interested in the plotline of this book, I found the actual story a letdown. Izzy is supposed to be a strong independent woman, but she acts more like a toddler and Grayson is a bully who does not compromise, nor does he listen. He comes to Earth but knows nothing about the way people interact and when he does offend, he just brushes it aside yet when Izzy asks questions about his culture, he becomes rude and wants to discipline her for even wondering. He claims that he loves her and will always let her question him but never to do anything out of anger yet that is exactly what he does. Grayson disciplines Izzy harshly and in anger. I am a fan of domestic discipline stories, but this story reads more as abuse it seems that the men want Stepford wives not woman with minds of their own.
Narrator Jack Calihan does a good job of keeping this story flowing even when I was rolling my eyes at what was happening.

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A Good beginning!

this is a great start to a really good trilogy. not an instant love but very close to 1

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HOT!!!

Izzy, a self proclaimed middle age human librarian, is working on her car late one night, after it breaks down on a dark road. Her alien mate sees her and that she is in danger, pushes a button and is transported to save her. Fun read, few laughs, lots of spankings given to Izzy as the result of defiance and disrespect. Romance clearly came out in Izzy’s alien mate’s words when he talks about cherishing her. I recommend this steamy listen...🎧AudiobookObsession

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Jack is amazing

This steamy book will have you on the edge throughout. Morgan’s shows her skill as a writer to keep you enthralled. I need a hot alien!!! Lol
Jack has a beautiful voice that I can and have fallen asleep to!
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  • Rogernie Roberts
  • 12-20-19

loved it didn't want it to end

loved it and Jack Callahan's voice is just so mmmm. A great storyline as always from Morgana

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 12-09-19

a short, yet steamy read

I really enjoy how Morgana Williams writes about aliens. Each of her alien, alpha males are different and intriguing. In The Commander's Mate, Grayson chooses Izzy to be his mate. Izzy is too independent to be chosen and fights Grayson every step of the way. This leads to many punishments and trainings that keep this short book interesting. I love how Izzy slowly begins to love Grayson. It added depth to the steamy, hot relationship these two have. Once again, Morgana Williams delivers a lot of steam and romance packed into a shorter story.

Jack Calihan is a great narrator for the alpha males. He has the perfect voice to make them so dominant and fierce. Mr. Calihan's narration of Izzy is amazing. He has a smooth female voice and brings out Izzy's sass. I loved this listen and could not put it down.

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  • Samuel
  • 12-01-19

A great learning audible

Its a good audio book for analyzing people. A great informative book. Learning approach. Providing some proven tips and steps. Appreciating content. Thanks author for the book.

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  • Sara B
  • 11-09-19

Hot Alien Romance

A steamy fast-paced, sci-fi romance, that will have you on the edge of your seat. I enjoyed Morganna Williams's writing style. Both plot and character development were great. Jack Calihan is an excellent narrator. I loved his voice and can't wait to hear the rest of the series.
This was an entertaining audiobook and I highly recommend The Commander's Mate to anyone who is a fan of sci-fi romance.

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  • DMA
  • 11-01-19

sexy read

this was a quick read with strong characters and lots of sexy time though it was a bit light on the plot side.
great narration

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 10-03-19

Little story, all steam

This was a dom/sub story, with Grayson, an alien being, mating with Izzy, a human. There was very little in terms of the Ramelian story itself- it was all about the fact that the aliens are doms and the women are subs. I’m not a fan of making the female SO weak- she tries to go against Grayson but gives up pretty quickly and the scenes were a bit headache inspiring due to her weakness (and her exhausting acceptance of this weakness). I'm a bit surprised this was written by a woman. I have seen other authors take a patriarchial society and the women show that power to overcome this type of behavior- I wish there was some of this strength here. As long as you realize that this is the dynamic between the male and female characters, it was a short, steamy read. Suspend disbelief!

Jack Calihan was actually pretty good as a narrator- good range of voices and good cadence.
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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 08-01-19

What a great story!

A fantastic must read/listen story. The author has a wonderful imagination when it comes to telling a story. I highly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator does a great job with the characters and voices of each character. I definitely recommend this book.

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  • RC18
  • 06-22-19

Wonderfully entertaining

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Commander’s Mate the first book in Morganna William’s Ramelian Saga. Jack Calihan did a great job of bringing the characters alive and I loved his strong firm voice when Grayson had to chastise his mate Izzy. The fact that the author made Izzy 40 and plump went against typical heroine stereotypes and was a welcomed surprise. As was Grayson absolute delight in her. The blurb does a great job of laying out the basic plot so I don’t need to go into the specifics of the story. The epilogue was lovely and was a great segue into the next book The Commander’s Daughter.
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  • Ginger
  • 06-19-19

Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession

The Commanders Mate is a Sc-fi fantasy romance. Some steamy naughty scenes, good with that, I’m all in Kinky, dark, etc, but treating a woman like a child in punishment not so much. It’s my opinion alone, sorry Greyson you got knocked down on my list of hot alpha males.
Jack Calihan thumbs up on narration.

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  • Amber N
  • 05-15-19

Dominant Alpha

This story has lots of yummy steamy scenes. The guy is very dominant, he says it's protective. I like an alpha man but I don't like a woman being treated like a child (ex. makes her put her nose in the corner). The naughty spankings are one thing, but some "punishments" were just not my thing. I did like the plot and their meet cute. The narrator did a great job performing the story.
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