Friday, June 8, 2012

Review: Zylan Captive by Ravyn Wilde

Zylan Captive (Zylar's Moons #1) by Ravyn Wilde
Synopsis (Goodreads):
She is an Earthling who has mysteriously been transported to another galaxy, to another planet. Zylar is nothing like she has ever imagined. And yet, here she is—and apparently life-mated to Tar. If he knows what's good for him, he'll start doing some explaining: What are these gold chains that are attached to certain…um…delicate parts of her body and, just what in the hell is happening to her? She's starting to change…

He is Tar, ruler of Zylar. He has found his life-companion and he's not about to let her go. He is going to enjoy instructing her in her new duties—duties she'll perform as a traditional Zylan woman. She isn't stupid so it shouldn't take long at all for her to learn to be submissive and to do whatever he says, when he says it. After all, Earth women aren't that hard to tame. Ah, life is good!
My Thoughts: As a general rule I love sexy sci-fi. I get ridiculously excited over the idea of people doing it in space. Or on other planets. Or with other species. I won't apologize for my sci-fi kink because it makes me way too happy when I find a book that fits my sexy sci-fi requirements. I'm going to say that I liked this book. I appreciated the naughtiness of it (chain-sex, anyone?) and I think the author did a good job at making what could be a potentially icky situation (Kidnapped and forced to submit sexually to her captor! - said in my best movie announcer voice) into something that worked.

Probably the only thing that drove me bonkers was that Tar kept sidestepping Nyssa's legitimate questions about the bonding ceremony and using sex as a distraction. It worked for him as a character based on the patriarchal society he lives in but as a reader I was practically screaming at the screen telling him to put on his big girl panties and GIVE THE POOR GIRL SOME ANSWERS! Okay, I might be exaggerating about the screaming part. But I was definitely mildly annoyed.

All in all, this was a solid entry in the sexy sci-fi genre. I approve of aliens who can shapeshift and who have the ability to give their partners mind-blowing orgasms by concentrating hard enough. Well played, alien species. Well played.

Books in this series
1. Zylan Captive - Kindle
2. Selven Refuge
3. Zylan Rebellion

Author Links
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Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge, Why Buy the Cow? Challenge
Zylan Captive was a free Kindle download I picked up on 05/09/12.


  1. I would have narrowed my eyes at that sidestepping business. NOT OKAY! I demand ANSWERS!

    1. Honestly, while it was annoying as hell, it fit with the society laid out so I ... handled it.

    2. *whispers* I would probably want to bitch slap the society. Because you can totally bitch slap abstract concepts like society.

    3. Oh, I know. I did that last week. No. Wait. I didn't. I ate Nutella last week. I get those two confused ALL THE TIME.

    4. Oh. Nutella. I think I shall have some RIGHT NOW.

    5. *sad face* I'm out of Nutella. I feel so lost.

    6. Thank you? Or possibly I should be angry that you're eating even more Nutella while I still have none.