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Ruby Dixon

Autor/a de Ice Planet Barbarians

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Ice Planet Barbarians (2015) 1,181 exemplars
Barbarian Alien (2015) 666 exemplars
Barbarian Lover (2015) 493 exemplars
Barbarian Mine (2015) 435 exemplars
Barbarian's Prize (2016) 292 exemplars
Barbarian's Mate (2016) 251 exemplars
Barbarian's Touch (2016) 166 exemplars
Fire in His Blood (2017) 129 exemplars
Barbarian's Taming (2016) 120 exemplars
Ice Planet Holiday (2015) 105 exemplars
Barbarian's Heart (2016) 104 exemplars
Bound to the Battle God (2019) 92 exemplars
Lauren's Barbarian (2017) 90 exemplars
Barbarian's Hope (2016) 89 exemplars
Barbarian's Redemption (2017) 80 exemplars
Barbarian's Lady (2017) 77 exemplars
Barbarian's Choice (2016) 77 exemplars
Fire in His Kiss (2017) 76 exemplars
The King's Spinster Bride (2018) 71 exemplars
Barbarian's Rescue (2017) 70 exemplars
Barbarian's Tease (2017) 67 exemplars
The Corsair's Captive (2017) 66 exemplars
Fire in His Embrace (2017) 60 exemplars
Prison Planet Barbarian (2017) 60 exemplars
Veronica's Dragon (2018) 59 exemplars
The Half-Orc's Maiden Bride (2022) 58 exemplars
Barbarian's Beloved (2018) 57 exemplars
Fire in His Fury (2018) 53 exemplars
Willa's Beast (2018) 52 exemplars
The Barbarian Before Christmas (2017) 51 exemplars
In the Corsair's Bed (2018) 48 exemplars
Angie's Gladiator (2018) 48 exemplars
Barbarian's Seduction (2019) 47 exemplars
The Alien's Mail-Order Bride (2017) 47 exemplars
Devi's Distraction (2019) 45 exemplars
When She's Ready (2019) 45 exemplars
Ice Ice Babies (2016) 44 exemplars
Hannah's Hero (2019) 43 exemplars
Enticed by the Corsair (2018) 42 exemplars
Aftershocks (2016) 42 exemplars
Fire in His Spirit (2018) 42 exemplars
Having the Barbarian's Baby (2016) 41 exemplars
Calm (2016) 40 exemplars
Barbarian's Treasure (2020) 40 exemplars
Gail's Family (2018) 40 exemplars
Sworn to the Shadow God (2020) 38 exemplars
Deceiving the Corsair (2018) 37 exemplars
When She Purrs (2020) 37 exemplars
Barbarian's Bride (2021) 35 exemplars
Barbarian's Valentine (2019) 35 exemplars
Fire in His Veins (2019) 34 exemplars
When She Dances (2020) 34 exemplars
Callie's Catastrophe (2019) 33 exemplars
Fire in Her Eyes (2019) 32 exemplars
When She Belongs (2020) 32 exemplars
Nadine's Champion (2019) 31 exemplars
Penny's Protector (2019) 29 exemplars
When She's Married (2020) 29 exemplars
Pretty Human (2019) 28 exemplars
Mari's Mistake (2020) 26 exemplars
Raven's Return (2020) 26 exemplars
Fire in His Chaos (2020) 26 exemplars
Wed to the Wild God (2021) 23 exemplars
Bridget's Bane (2020) 23 exemplars
Corsairs: Adiron (2020) 23 exemplars
Fire in Her Dreams (2021) 22 exemplars
Worse Guy (2021) 21 exemplars
When She's Bold (2021) 20 exemplars
Beauty in Autumn (2017) 20 exemplars
Sam's Secret (2021) 19 exemplars
When She's Lonely (2022) 19 exemplars
Off Limits (2014) 17 exemplars
Shift (2016) 17 exemplars
Daisy's Decision (2022) 16 exemplars
When She's Pregnant (2023) 16 exemplars
Steph's Outcast (2021) 15 exemplars
Dark Fire (2021) 14 exemplars
Corsairs: Straik (2021) 14 exemplars
Shift Out of Luck (2015) 13 exemplars
When She's Merry 13 exemplars
Double Trouble (2014) 13 exemplars
Flor's Fiasco 12 exemplars
Corsairs: Kaspar (2021) 12 exemplars
When She's Wary 11 exemplars
Get Your Shift Together (2015) 11 exemplars
Double Dare You (2016) 10 exemplars
When She's Fearless 10 exemplars
Packing Double (2014) 10 exemplars
Does a Bear Shift in the Woods (2015) 10 exemplars
Shift Just Got Real (2015) 10 exemplars
Servant to the Spidae (2023) 9 exemplars
Double or Nothing (2015) 8 exemplars
Corsairs: Bethiah 7 exemplars
Slow Ride (2015) 7 exemplars
Double Down (2015) 7 exemplars
Corsairs: Mathiras (2022) 7 exemplars
A Gift for Drenol 7 exemplars
Bound to the Shadow Prince (2024) 5 exemplars
When She's Shy (2023) 4 exemplars
Bedlam Butchers: Volumes 1-3 (2014) 4 exemplars
When She's Common 3 exemplars
Bedlam Butchers: Volumes 4-6 (2015) 3 exemplars

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*This is a #TBRChallenge review, there will be spoilers, I don't spoil everything but enough, because I treat these reviews as a bookclub discussion.

This months #TBRChallenge theme was Not in Kansas Anymore, Ice Planet Barbarians immediately came to my mind. The female main character in this is abducted by aliens and then crash lands on another alien planet and since this is erotic and she ends up going to town with an alien, it's a subgenre of romance that I don't frequently dabble in. The heroine and I, Not in Kansas Anymore!

First off, just let me say this:
Y'all. Wut.

That off my chest...

It wasn’t a monster come to eat me. It was this monster. Who’s come to eat me out.

Georgie wakes up groggy and confused, only to find out that she has been abducted by aliens. She's on a space ship in a holding cell with other young women and talking with one named Liz, she learns they are all young, healthy, and women who don't have any close familial ties from earth. The women in the holding cell seem to be “extras” as there are other women unconscious in pods.

Ok, I'm with you.

Then when another woman wakes up, she starts screaming, causing the other women to try and quiet her down, they're scared. The abducting aliens come into the room and grab the screaming woman and proceed to rape her repeatedly in the room in front of the other women. It's a very early scene and incredibly cringe worthy as the tone of this scene of rape did not fit in with what turns out to be a romance – erotic story; the way the whole thing was treated created a wonky vibe for me.

Georgie is an intrepid heroine, she sets a plan to get the aliens to come into the holding cell and then the women will attack and, I guess, try to take over the ship (??). The plan involves throwing the women's poop and pee bucket on the alien coming into the cell to stun it and then attack. The pee and poop gets thrown, covering Georige too, but as she's trying to battle the alien, the women abandon her in fear and don't help. Fortunately, the ship gets some problem with it at that moment and the aliens decide to ditch the prisoner pod and Georgie and the other women are now crash landed on an alien planet.

A lot of the women survive the crash but they're weak, cold, and starting to starve. One of the women was tagged with an interpreter sort of device to her ear (convenient!) and she heard the aliens say they were dumping them but going to come back for them with another ship. So pee and poop (I'm going to keep bringing this up) covered Georgie is sort of volunteered and picked to leave the ship to search for help. The world is close enough to Earth that Georgie can breath the air but it's temp is extremely cold. Just when she thinks she's going to freeze to death, she gets caught in a snare and a ribbed for her pleasure alien comes to the rescue.

We do get Vektal's pov, which I liked and helped to add to the humorous, winking at the reader that this is kind of ridiculous, tone of the story. On Vektal's planet, you need to accept a worm like thing into your body, or you'll die from the atmosphere and this worm like thing makes your eyes glow and picks out your soulmate for you (convenient!). It starts rattling/purring at the first sight of Georgie. So, naturally, Vektal begins eating out Georgie (who is covered in pee and poop) as she's still passed out from being in the snare. Georgie wakes up to what Vektal is doing to her and we get this line: “It’s ticklish and it makes me squirm and I should be screaming no, help, rape and instead, I have the giggles.”

Ok, I'm not really with you anymore.
Do you all see what I mean about cringing and wonky vibes in a winking humor, romance – erotic tone story delivering this line?

Georige's intrepid and smart (and still covered in pee and poop) and decides that Vektal is her best bet. They have a language barrier but kind of communicate enough to get some things across. Vektal's driving need is to feed and take care of Georgie, who he sees as his soulmate, while Georgie is trying to just not anger him and get him to go back up the mountain to help rescue the other women.

Georgie bathes off the pee and poop!
(I'm sorry, but I could not forget this and it ruined any chance I had of getting into the story up to this point until it was dealt with)

Vektal's dick is basically a Rabbit 7000 and after some sex, Georgie's starting to get attached to the big blue horned, tailed guy. A snow storm has them going to “The Cave of the Elders” which turns out to be a space ship that wrecked centuries ago and stranded Vektal's people on the plant. Georgie learns this because she some how activates the ship's computer who tells her all this and uploads Vektal's language to her brain so she can communicate with him (convenient!).

When Georgie is now able to tell Vektal about the other women, he is ecstatic, his people are dying because lack of available females. However, Georgie makes him promise that the women will have a choice in accepting their “soulmates” or not and since Vektal is the chief of their group (convenient!), he agrees. They go to Vektal's home to pick up more guys and then go to rescue the women.

At the crashed spaceship they deal with the abductor aliens coming back and then decide if they're going to stay on this planet, accept the worm like thing, or fly?? Vektal's cave of elders space ship back to Earth???? Staying, is obviously, the more convenient choice. The story leaves with someone else being a soulmate and ample women and big blue guys to eventually soulmate up for future books in the series. Vektal and Georgie's relationship is sort of there if you want sex and a little bit of friendship connection and the worldbuilding is sort of there if you want a couple paragraphs of alien lore. I would have rated this higher as a romance erotic story, it's quick and gets the job done but that rape scene and Georgie's thoughts, really jarred that feeling for me (not to mention the continued existence of Georgie covered in pee and poop).
… (més)
 
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WhiskeyintheJar | Hi ha 50 ressenyes més | Mar 22, 2024 |
Blue Space Hunks. Blue Space Hunks that also happen to be Gentlemen. Blue Space Hunk Gentleman with pleasure-focused accoutrements.
 
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Belbo713 | Hi ha 50 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
I liked this first book in Ruby Dixon's bear shifter series. I think there are some cringey things around virginity, women-not-listening-to-men-and-then-getting-sexually-harassed-because-they-should-have-listened-to-the-big-hero that I hate. BUT, it was a quick read and I'm going to finish the series. Also, having read more recent things by Ruby, I can see how far she has come while also noticing how talented she always was.
 
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s_carr | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |
3.5 Stars

It's a quick and sweet read. I have skipped around the IPB universe/expanded universe and dropping in here randomly was a pretty soft landing. However, if fertility plots are not your thing or not for you right now I suggest skipping.
 
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s_carr | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |

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