Possessed (Raider Warlords of the Vandar, #1) Release/Review Blitz
A Sci-Fi Alien Warrior Romance
Series: Raider Warlords of Vandar #1
Author: Tana Stone
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2020
I sacrificed myself to save my sister’s ship. Now the raider warlord owns me.
It was my own fault. I was the navigator of our ship, and I’m the one who led us straight into Vandar territory.
We’d heard rumors about the Vandar raiders—everyone in the galaxy had. Terrifying and ruthless, they were a scourge on the Zagrath empire and destroyed everything in their path.
Few had actually laid eyes on the Vandar or the notorious warlords who led their fleets of warships—and survived to talk about it. So, when the ruthless aliens board our ship intent on destroying it and killing the crew, I did the only thing I could do.
I gave myself to the dark and menacing warlord. In exchange for allowing my sister’s ship passage out of the Vandar territory, I must share his bed and travel with his crew of deadly raiders. Even though the sight of the huge, battle-scarred alien terrifies me.
But as I adjust to my new life on a savage warship, I discover that the dominant alien warrior wants more than just my body. He wants to possess my soul. And he’ll make a new deal with me to get it.
Possessed is a full-length sci-fi romance novel with an HEA and no cheating. It features steamy scenes on a raider warship, alien horde space battles, and some serious enemies-to-lovers heat.
If you like dominant and dangerous alien warriors, alien abduction-to-seduction romance, and hot scenes with a happily ever after, you’ll love Possessed, the first book in Tana Stone’s sci-fi romance Raider Warlords of the Vandar series. Each book can be read as a standalone.
Tana Stone is a bestselling sci-fi romance author who loves sexy aliens and independent heroines. Her favorite superhero is Thor (with Aquaman a close second because, well, Jason Momoa), her favorite dessert is key lime pie (okay, fine, all pie), and she loves Star Wars and Star Trek equally. She still laments the loss of Firefly.
She has one husband, two teenagers, two neurotic cats and a brand new puppy. She sometimes wishes she could teleport to a holographic space station like the one in her tribute brides series (or maybe vacation at the oasis with the sand planet barbarians). 🙂
The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: ❤️💙💜🖤💚 Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙 World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌎 Character development: 👤👤👤👤
The setting: Space
The Hero: Raas Kratos – A Vandar Warlord and the head of a horde of warships that fight against the Zagrath empire. The Zagrath are humanoid invaders who are trying to take over the universe. The Zagrath pushed the Vandar off of their own world and now the Vandar strike back whenever possible. The Vandar have stealth technology that make their ships invisible which the Zagrath and other ships don’t have so it gives them an advantage.
The heroine: Astrid – She was the navigator on a ship that her sister won in a card game. They used it to bring Zagrath supplies from one world to another, but they are human not Zagrath. When the ship is caught in Vandar territory due to a navigational error of Astrid’s, her sister was about to be killed by the Vandar leader. Astrid steps up to take her sister’s place since she was at fault.
The Love Story: The ruthless Vandar leader decides to take Astrid instead of putting her to death. So she ends up a prisoner on his ship.
I thought this would be a good break from all the mafia romances I have been reading lately an I was right. It has been a long time since I read an alien captive romance and I really enjoyed this book. It had a terrific back story of the war between the Vandar and the Zagrath as well as a great love story between Kratos and Astrid. One thing I like about alien romance is that they can have different bodies than humans (the Vandar have very sensitive tails).
Another thing I like about these books is that they can have different technology than we have. They can have baths with four colors of water that are different heat levels and other fun things like that. They can have different food and medical technology. It is just fun to read in different ways than your standard romance novel. I really enjoyed this book and I will be reading more alien & sci-fi romance in the future.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.