Audiobook Review: Possessed (Raider Warlords of the Vandar, #1) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Possessed by Tana Stone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 boarded 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.


Hot Aliens in battle kilts with tails!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜🖤💚
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌎
Character development: 👤👤👤👤

Re-read via Audiobook

The book was told in dual POV with narration by Addison Barnes and Marcia Cata and I loved it. It was done in what I recently learned is called “duet narration” where one voice actor narrates all the male-sounding characters in all chapters, and another voice actor reads all the female-sounding characters. This is my favorite type of narration so props for that.

I found myself wondering how the battle Kilts work with the tails. Do they have a bare backside? Is there a tail hole? Or is there a slit down the backside which gives peeks of their butts as they walk? Just something I was thinking about.

Original review

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.


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