Review: Possessed and Plundered by Tana Stone

Possessed by Tana Stone

Release Date: October 8, 2020 

Series: Raider Warlords of the Vandar #1

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Synopsis

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.

Possessed is a full-length sci-fi romance novel with a 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.

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Review

Vandar Raiders are amazing and I’m officially obsessed with this series. Hot Viking Space Aliens… Couldn’t read this fast enough!

Kratos was a Vandar Warlord and leader of a raider horde, Vandar raiders mission is to fight the Zagrath Empire. Vandars are very advanced technologically, they are ruthless warriors and they take no prisoners. Kratos was on his ship when he was informed that there was a ship that had entered Vandars’ space. He didn’t hesitate to pursue the ship and board it. Astrid made a navigation error that put her and everyone in her sister’s ship in danger. When they’re boarded by huge, ruthless, bare chested Vandars, she sacrifices her freedom to their leader and becomes his captive. Vandars aren’t exactly known for taking prisoners, but Kratos feels a strong pull to this short, curvy female human…

Kratos and Astrid were great characters, it was funny to see their relationship evolving in the Vandars’ warship. At first, Kratos didn’t knew how to handle a female human, he only wanted her in his bed. Astrid didn’t make it easy on Kratos but their attraction was insane and she just couldn’t resist him. I absolutely loved Astrid’s relationship with the young apprentice warrior that Kratos ordered to stay with her, their bond was sweet and I enjoyed how Astrid shared some human culture details with the kid.

I enjoyed the world building, it wasn’t fully developed but it definitely made me picture how the Zagrath empire, the Vandars, the humans functioned. I love SciFi so I wouldn’t exactly mind if the world was more explored but I get that the focus is the romance between the main characters and I enjoyed that. There were a few events mainly related to Kratos actions or words that I would like that happened in a different way, but I also understand that his actions made sense considering he was a Vandar.

Overall, Possessed was a engaging, fast paced, steamy, fated mates story and I’ll definitely continue with this series.

Rating

                                     cup  cup cup cup 

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Plundered by Tana Stone

Release Date: November 12, 2020 

Series: Raider Warlords of the Vandar #2

Synopsis

My sister gave herself to the raider warlord to save me. Now I’m hunting him down and getting her back.

I’ve never forgiven myself for letting that brute drag her off my ship, and I’ve done nothing but search for his horde of warships since he let my ship go free.

Everyone knows the Vandar raiders are cruel and merciless, so when my ship is attacked by another of the alien race’s warlords, I expect to be blown out of the sky. Instead, he takes me as his captive.

I may be the warlord’s property, but no way will I submit to his demands. Even if his hard body and fiery eyes ignite a desire in me like nothing have before.

Despite my captivity, I’m still determined to find my sister. This Vandar warrior might not have her, but he knows who does. If I can give him what he wants, maybe he’ll help me find her. But can I risk letting him control more than my body? Can I risk him plundering my heart?

Plundered is a full-length sci fi romance novel with an HEA and no cheating. It features steamy scenes on a raider warship, heart-pounding 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 Plundered, the second book in Tana Stone’s sci-fi romance Raider Warlords of the Vandar series. Each book can be read as a standalone. 

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Review

I loved Plundered! These two, Kaalek and Tara were amazing characters and they were even better together.

Plundered starts right after Possessed, Tara was trying to rescue her sister, because she thought Astrid was Kratos’ captive. The last time she had seen her sister was when Astrid volunteered herself to go with the Vandars to save everyone on Tara’s ship. Tara was trying desperately  to track Kratos’ ship which puts her on Kaalek’s radar. Krato’s brother, Kaalek, wasn’t interested in a human female but he also didn’t want anyone tracking a Vandar’s ship so he boarded her ship and ended up taking Astrid as his captive. Astrid was so feisty, she fought Kaalek every chance she got, their banter was incredible and their chemistry… off the charts!

Plundered was a well-written, fun, fast paced, steamy story with great characters navigating an intriguing world. Definitely my favorite book in this series so far.

Rating

                                   cup  cup cup cup cup

 

Author

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). 

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