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Claimed (Brides of the Kindred Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Evangeline Anderson , Barb Rice , Reese Dante
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Brides of the Kindred Book One—Claimed

Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride.

The Kindred are huge alien warriors—a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward—the right to find brides among the population. The chances of being chosen are about the same as those of winning the lottery—guess it’s just Liv’s lucky day.

Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.

Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mothership with Baird—their claiming period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.

But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She’s determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. And just as she thinks she knows what she wants, a twist of fate and an attack by the faceless Scourge AllFather changes everything…

More about the Brides of the Kindred series
A race of Genetic Traders from beyond the stars
Three very different types of men
All looking for one thing…their brides

Beast Kindred—Savage in battle these dark, brooding warriors from Rageron bring their passion and intensity to the bedroom. They possess a very special endowment that ensures every sexual experience is a tantric one.

Blood Kindred—Cold as ice to their enemies, these tall, blond warriors from Tranq Prime warm up when they find the right woman. But be careful…they bite.

Twin Kindred—Muscular and rugged, these warriors from Twin Moons always come in pairs and cannot be separated. They experience physical pain when parted from each other…or the one woman they both choose to love.

And then there is the enemy…

The Scourge—A genetic trade gone wrong, these menacing outsiders have twisted desires and sexual needs fierce enough to frighten away even the most adventurous. Their need to dominate and possess their women completely has led to a strange prophesy that they must fulfill…or die trying.

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From the Author

Brides of the Kindred  
Races and their characteristics,
Rules and
Cast of characters
        In the Brides of the Kindred series, I am introducing a race of genetic traders who have traveled the universe for centuries looking for viable matches to expand their gene pool. The three genetic trades the Kindred have already made have resulted in three very specific types of men. But though they take on some of the physical characteristics of the race they are trading with, the Kindred gene always ensures three things: physical prowess, extremely large and muscular body structure, and undying loyalty to the female of their choice.
            Beast Kindred come from Rageron--a jungle planet full of beautiful but deadly flora and fauna. They have dark hair, golden eyes, and hot tempers but their most defining characteristic is the mating fist. The mating fist is an area at the base of the Beast Kindred's shaft which engages fully only during bonding sex with his chosen mate. This ensures sex that is both tantric and multiorgasmic for both partners.
            Blood Kindred are blond with pale blue eyes and come from Tranq Prime where ice, snow, and arctic-like temperatures are the norm. They have a set of double fangs located where a human's canine teeth would be. These fangs do not develop fully or become sharp enough to pierce flesh until a Blood Kindred is with a woman he wishes to mate and bond with.
            Twin Kindred come from Twin Moons--a world of vast, stormy oceans dotted with craggy but beautiful islands. True to their namesake, Twin Kindred always come in pairs. The brothers are not identical, however. There is always a light twin and a dark twin. These labels refer not just to skin, hair, and eye coloring but to the twin's moods and perceptions of the world. The dark twin in the pair is usually more moody and withdrawn while the light twin takes a substantially brighter view of life. 
In all their years of travel the Kindred have come across only three worlds with species close enough to their own to initiate a trade.
            Earth is the fourth.
            After saving the Earth from the ravaging attack of the Scourge (actually a genetic trade gone wrong, a fact which most of the Kindred are unaware of) the Kindred warriors demand compensation from the governments of Earth--the right to call brides from among our world's population. Having no choice (the Scourge are still out there) Earth agrees. A type of draft is set up and every unmarried woman between the ages of nineteen and thirty-five is required to register. The chances of winning this "bed-an-alien" contest are about the same as winning the lottery--very rare--but it does happen on a regular basis. Before calling his bride, a Kindred warrior will become aligned with her and they will dream-share--or see each other's memories and daily activities in dreams regularly.
Women who are drafted are required to go up to the Kindred Mothership and spend a thirty day "claiming period" with the warrior who has chosen them. If, at the end of that time, they have managed to resist the charms of their Kindred mate, they are allowed to go back down to Earth and resume their normal life. However, if they succumb to their Kindred male's seduction, they are mated for life and must move to the Kindred ship to live, leaving everything else behind and seeing their family and friends on Earth only infrequently. And the Kindred have a secret weapon--devotion to their female's pleasure and attention to detail during incredibly hot sex.
The Rules of the Claiming Period
The Claiming Period lasts for four weeks:
The Holding Week: the Kindred warrior may hold his bride only
The Bathing Week: the warrior and his bride bathe together and he is allowed to       massage her with scented oils.
The Tasting Week: the warrior is allowed to perform oral sex on his bride.
The Bonding Week: sex is allowed but it is completely up to the bride whether she will take things a step further and allow bonding sex which is a special and specific process to the three different types of Kindred males.  
            The only way out before the claiming period is up is a breach of contract. This can happen if the Kindred warrior does not strictly follow the rules and tries to skip forward in the order of allowed events or by breaking one of the rules laid down by the Kindred High Council. These rules--mostly to do with restrictions on communication with Earth--are for the safety of everyone aboard the Mothership and are nonnegotiable.  
Hero of Book 1 Claimed
Baird is a Beast Kindred, a native of Rageron. His father is one of the rare purebred Kindred whose bloodline has never mingled in a trade before so he has all the characteristics of his home planet. At six foot seven with black hair and golden eyes Baird is nobody to mess with and he has just been through a horrific ordeal. Captured and held by the Scourge he has been tortured by the evil AllFather who had a special affinity for the taste of his psychic pain. Throughout this ordeal, only one thing has kept Baird sane--the alignment of his mind with that of his bride's. When he escapes the Scourge Fathership his goal is to claim her without delay.  
Olivia Waterhouse (Liv)
Heroine of Book 1 Claimed
            Olivia is in her mid twenties and has just graduated from nursing school. She lives in Tampa, Florida with her best friend and twin sister, Sophia and their good friend Kat. 
Liv is stubborn, intelligent, and not afraid to stand up for herself.  With her nursing degree in hand and the rest of her life ahead of her she would be feeling great about life if she hadn't started having such dark, disturbing dreams which all center on a man with black hair and golden eyes. She has no idea what the dreams mean but when two hulking envoys from the Human/Kindred Relations bureau show up on her front step to collect her, she begins to get the picture.
Not being the type to go quietly, Liv fights the process of her claiming every step of the way. Though she is required by law to go aboard the Kindred Mothership and spend the thirty day claiming period with Baird, she makes no secret of the fact that she fully intends to wind up back on Earth living her normal life at the end of that time. Of course, Baird is just as determined to keep her as his wife.
Hero of Book 2 Hunted
            Sylvan is a Blood Kindred, a native of Tranq Prime and Baird's half brother. He is built along the same massive lines as all Kindred warriors and has the blond hair and ice blue eyes of his people. He also has the cold, logical demeanor all Tranqs possess. But despite his icy exterior, Sylvan has been hurt in the past. After suffering a devastating rejection on Tranq Prime, he has vowed never to take a bride and no woman can move him. Until he meets Olivia's twin sister, Sophia, that is. Then, much to his chagrin, his mating instincts roar to life and he has to remind himself constantly that she is off limits.
Sophia (Sophie)
Heroine of Book 2 Hunted
            Despite their shared looks, Sophie is Liv's polar opposite. She's shy and gentle but not weak though it takes her a little time to learn to stand up for herself. She's a first grade teacher and an artist who loves to paint. She's also fiercely loyal to her twin and horrified when Liv is taken away to the Kindred Mothership. Her antipathy toward Baird, who she sees as her sister's kidnapper, extends to Sylvan as well so their relationship is stormy right from the start. 
            Though she dislikes Sylvan, Sophie can't help the way her body responds to him. She tries to avoid him but in Hunted  their ship is forced down in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains while trying to return from the Kindred Mothership to Earth. Wounded and frightened, she has no one else to turn to when it becomes clear the Scourge are hunting her for their own nefarious purposes.

About the Author

Evangeline Anderson is a registered MRI tech who would rather be writing. And yes, she is nerdy enough to have a bumper sticker that says “I’d rather be writing.” Honk if you see her! She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since.

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  • Publisher: E.A. Publishing; 1 edition (February 9, 2011)
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  • Language: English
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling read! February 18, 2011
By Beccal
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished reading Claimed , the first in a new series written by Evangeline Anderson.
Now honestly, I"m very particular about my reads, and I want the books I like to get my attention by the first 5 pages, if not then
I will probably not finish it . This story not only grabs your attention . It keeps it. The main characters of Baird the kindred warrior, and Olivia will have you laughing grumbling and cheering for them as they move in the complicated and timeless dance of mating. Evangeline Anderson has made this book sizzle. And I will enjoy reading this one over and over agin. And I can"t wait for the next book !
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90 of 104 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm Telling You, Don't Expect Too Much. April 23, 2011
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Just a quick note to warn fellow readers that, notwithstanding the positive reviews, it would be better not to expect too much from this book. You should know going in that the heroine is 'out-of-this-world' annoying for most of the story. And the tension/conflict for eighty percent of the book centers around the heroine's not wanting to have to infrequently visit her sister or give up her soon to be starting job...two ridiculously simple issues which are later resolved with some common sense and one sentence each. Very frustrating. Then there's the obligatory TSTL action. Meanwhile, for each immature and ungrateful whine from the heroine, the Hero is described as more beautiful, sexy, caring and considerate. It got to the point where I was rooting for spinsterhood with cats for the two sisters and a new, hot, appreciative woman for the Hero. Having said all that, the erotica portion of this book is once again excellent (although it mostly takes place in threats, fantasies and dreams). Anderson is totally talented when it comes to crazy hot dialogue. There is decent world building (which I hope the author puts to better use in the clearly upcoming series). And then there's the low price.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brides of the Kindred book 1 April 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
3.5 out of 5 stars

I really liked this story but I did have some issues with it.

What I liked:
1. I liked Baird first and foremost. He really made the whole story for me - if he hadn't been the kind, patient and loyal man he was I probably wouldn't have liked the book too much. He loved Olivia and wanted nothing but to please her. The great part about that is that he didn't change who he was to do that. He didn't become some mush-mouthed, google-eyed, lovesick man who would do anything for his woman. It was all within reason and because he stood up for who he was and didn't take too much crap from Olivia I liked him all the more.

2. The world of the Kindred was pretty cool. They had traded info and technology with other worlds and because of this they had invented some items that I wish we had on Earth now. Like the TakeMe which is an animal with two heads (one on either side of its body) that can grow or decrease in size. It is kind of like a transport system around Baird's ship and can even eventually know its "riders" thoughts. There were other cool gadgets as well but you'll have to discover

3. The other Kindred who all seem to be huge warriors but with good hearts and souls...for aliens. :)

What I didn't care for:
1. Olivia. I understood her desire to stay on Earth and continue in her chosen field (she had just graduated from nursing school) and to stay with her friends and her twin sister, but when push came to shove and she started to give in to Baird sexually, she blamed him. Ok, yes, if it wasn't for Baird she wouldn't be his "bride" at all but when she begged him to fulfill her needs she didn't get mad at herself for almost giving in, she blamed him like it was his fault she couldn't control herself.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Such high hopes!!!! July 11, 2012
By Shelly
Format:Kindle Edition
With all the high reviews this book was getting, in spite of a few bad ones,I bought this book. BIG MISTAKE. The story line is horrible. The male main character is great but the female has no real characteristics except for stupidly defiant and just plain stupid. WOW I have never hated a character more. The cause of conflict between the two characters is trivial and stops the rest of the story from advanceing. FOR OVER 300 PAGES. I will not be reading any more books from this author if this is how you start a new series. Big hint, DONT GET IT.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG! This book is amazing! A MUST read! April 6, 2011
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I had been trolling Amazon for another Adult Vampire Romance Series (I got hooked on the Twilight Series), when I stumbled upon "Claimed" (Brides of the Kindred), and I thought, "What the heck; it's cheap, got reasonable reviews, and I needed to feed my addiction. . . even if it wasn't my typical genera" and so I down loaded it one night.

OMG! I'm serious, I couldn't put the book down! I even called in sick the next morning, because I had to know how the story ended! I know . . . I need help, but sometimes a book and story line just call to you! And this one did, oh yea!

Evangeline Anderson did a superb job of grabbing your attention and making you relate to the characters. Her sense of humor and timing is priceless. I especially enjoyed the scene with the "bright blue teddy bear" and "Touch-U mat"--trust me on this one, you're just going to have to read the book to understand, but I promise you'll be rolling in the floor, laughing your head off!

Not only does the author treat you to humor, but the love scenes are soooo hot! It contains the perfect ingredients for an entertaining romance: humor and heat! If you aren't turned on by the bathing phase, there is something seriously wrong with you. You might want to check your pulse--you might be dead!

Truly one of the best reads I've read in a long time; well written, engaging, steamy and entertaining! And now I'm waiting breathlessly for the sequel!
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's not bad. However
It's not bad. However, I can only stomach so much angst and navel-gazing before I have to stop. Also, I like erotica, but this never-ending will she/won't she/what else can she... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Vicki Z
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
The main character Olivia was so frustrating and stubborn for almost the whole book I just wanted to shake her to come to her senses. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Kim T
3.0 out of 5 stars SO SO
The basic STORY is VERY GOOD, but it has so much repeat SEX it actually becomes boring from repeating the same thing over and over. Lots of adventure.
Published 8 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read
Great start to a new series. It was a fun, easy, and entertaining read. Looking forward to reading the next book!
Published 11 days ago by Laurenannworkman
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT! What more can be said.
HOT! What more can be said.
Published 13 days ago by Vikki
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I have read all of this series and loved them all.
Published 13 days ago by TAC
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic series
Love,love,love this series.
Published 17 days ago by K
5.0 out of 5 stars great start for a new series
loved it, it holds your interest and moves along nicely. main subjects are very believable the interaction between them intense and real, could do with out some of the... Read more
Published 17 days ago by caro
5.0 out of 5 stars Claimed(Brides of the Kindred B took 1) by Evangeline Anderson
This book is well written, and full of interesting new aliens ways. It does however make you think earth brides, are maybe not the best choice a warrior could make. Read more
Published 19 days ago by jonnie hammon
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read... A Strong Woman
This book has a great premise, and I am really looking forward to the next one in the series. The only problem I had was that I didn't much like the woman In the story. Read more
Published 21 days ago by ladylorilady
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Evangeline Anderson is a registered MRI tech who would rather be writing. She lives in Florida with her husband and son and enjoys reading, writing, baking, and playing Diablo II. (She has a barbarian named Giggles and a necromancer named Jimbo.) Despite her goofy hobbies, she writes smoking hot paranormal, sci-fi, and BDSM erotica.
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