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Summary

As captain of the galaxy’s only all-female bounty hunter crew, Danica thought she was prepared for anything. She wasn’t expecting him. 

Marooned on a sand planet, injured, and separated from her crew, Captain Danica Miller is not having a good day. When she’s rescued from the desert by a huge, gold-skinned alien, she doesn’t know whether to be relieved or to panic. Not only is he clearly a barbarian — a barely-dressed one at that — he seems to be able to read her thoughts. Even worse? She can sense his. And he seems to think she’s his to claim. 

The last thing K'alvek wants is a frail creature distracting him from his mission — even if he does feel drawn to her. Then why can’t he stop himself from saving the willful woman and vowing to help her and her crew get off the planet? Especially when what he really wants to do is drag her to his tent and never let her go. 

This standalone action-romance novel features a feisty, all-female bounty hunter crew; gorgeous, sand planet barbarian warriors; action-packed battles; and steamy scenes in an exotic desert oasis. 

If you like hot alien warriors, strong women, and fated mates romance with a happily ever after, you’ll love Bounty, the first book in Tana Stone’s sci-fi romance Barbarians of the Sand Planet series. 

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Brilliant

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline was very good with fascinating characters. These beasts are full of surprises and seem to bond to the women very easily. Excellent action throughout. Fantastic performance from both Sierra and Tristan.

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Exciting and addictive

I loved this book, and couldn't put it down, and I was disappointed when I finished. The characters were well rounded and believable, the world building was fantastic and the plot was intriguing. I liked FMC Danica she was tenacious, and didn't let anything keep her down, I did feel she was a bit too stubborn. I can't wait for book 2, this is a series I really want to follow, the narration was wonderful and expressive.

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Audiobook not to be missed!

Fantastic start to this series, loving the silent, brooding hero (picturing Khal Drogo G.O.T. in my mind) and the independent, sassy heroine, lots of action going on in the story and plenty of steam coming out of my ears, and it leads nicely into book 2 in this series.
I particularly liked and very much enjoyed the way the narrators told the story, were even if it wasn't their characters chapter they still fulfilled their male or female parts. Highly recommend listening to this book.
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More, please!

Bounty, the first book in the Barbarians of the Sand Planet, is a wonderfully written alien sci-fi romance. The storyline is well-composed, and it starts brilliantly, as the events progress, it gets better, and better with loads of action and scorching hot steam. The audiobook was thoroughly satisfying; I was utterly enthralled from the start to the end. Tana Stone has created a fascinating world, a sentiment to her creativity and remarkable imagination.

The characters are terrific with diverse personalities and characteristics. Captain Danica Miller and her Bounty Hunter Crew are injured and stranded on a desolate sand planet, after being shot down by pirates. They are discovered by K’alvek and his men, huge golden-skinned alpha-male alien warriors. The attraction and fiery passion between Danica and K’alvek are undeniable, especially when they could be mates.

Outstanding dual narration by Sierra Grace, and Tristan Josiah, capturing the characters' personalities, and their searing chemistry, bringing the story to life. Bounty was a highly enjoyable listen, one I strongly recommend. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 08-10-20

Disappointing

I had high hopes but this one just lacks story. Claimed by the Horde King is a better option if you like this genre. The writing felt juvenile. The male narrator was soooooo bad. The voices he chose...just so bad. Very predictable and just not much here.

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  • E Ivet Q
  • 10-06-21

This book has everything

I love it when I find a book that is full of twist and turns. This book satisfies my need for action and romance.

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  • Amy
  • 15-08-20

I just don’t know

I really don’t know how I feel about this story. The main characters were ok but I didn’t feel a connection with them. Some of the other women seemed to have a more interesting back story. I don’t think I would mind listening to theirs. It’s taken me a while to finish this story and I’m happy it’s over. I don’t want to sound mean but that’s the feeling I had when the last word was spoken.

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  • ~Anonymous~
  • 13-08-20

A must read for sure!!

Such an awesome book, I laugh and I got sucked into the stories and stay up late listing to it. I like the world it started to build in this book, loved the connection between Dania and K’alvek, very well written, the story itself is very engaging making you want to listen till the end. I totally stalk them on social media to see when their next book is released! Do not miss out on this series because you may have been swayed by negative reviews. These books are amazing!!!

Definitely recommend it.

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  • Mary
  • 06-07-20

Very Interesting!

It was a slow start to catch my interest, but I decided to keep listening and I am glad I did. This novel has strong female characters which I love. The constant damsel in distress does get old. I LOVE a woman who can kick ass and take names!

The plot thickens throughout this novel and leaves you wanting to know more. There seems to be several hurdles that will have to be cleared up throughout the series and I can't wait to see how it does. I want the next book yesterday! I want to see the series unfold. It is well worth the credit.

As for the Narrators, well, you couldn't have chosen a better pair.

I do not usually leave a 5 star overall review, but his book was definitely 5 stars.

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  • Vicki
  • 02-07-20

Bounty

Danica is the captain of her own spaceship with an all-female eclectic bounty hunter crew. They have Max onboard (who had a bounty of her head). Danica disguises her as one of her crew when bad guys (other bounty hunters) board her ship. Danica leads them to believe that the person they are looking for is a man. The bad guys end up knocking out everyone on board. When the wake, the engines are on fire and they end up crash landing on a sand planet. Danica goes out with one of her crew and they get separated. Along comes Kalvek to spy on the other bad people who live on the planet. He is trying to get revenge on his father’s killers. He comes across Danica who he realizes is his mind mate. A lot happens in this book and it was really good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Tana Stone did a nice build up before Danica and Kalvek get intimate. He takes her back to his village to get food and water before venturing out to find her ship and crew. Within his tribe, there are baddies—like his mother’s mate. This is a great start to the series. The story has lots of action. The ending is a nice set up for the next book. I am looking forward to finding out what happens to Max now that the bad guys have her. Sierra Grace and Tristan Josiah did a great job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Phx17
  • 20-06-22

Well, butter my popcorn p😜rn!

“At least I’m not naked or wearing a gold bikini.”
💥 MOST IMPORTANT: If this book 1 seems like your jam, know that books 1, 2, and 4 (Bounty, Captive, Torment) are available in an omnibus. Book 3 (Tribute) is NOT in the omnibus; it’s just wrongly labeled.

“Well this was just great… turned on by an alien furnace.”
❤️ This has a pretty good collection of the things I like in my alien romance:
+ Hunky aliens, ridged for her pleasure
+ Feisty women, rather than helpless damsels
+ A variety of women, including an alien gal
+ Human-alien translation issues get resolved efficiently
+ Alpha in the sheets, but always consensual
+ Good nooky/story ratio for novellas
Book 1 Bounty = 1st scene is after midway, but 4 scenes total gives great “bang” for your buck
Book 2 Captive = 2 scenes, better storyline with whole cast, expanding beyond K’alvek’s little tribe
Book 4 Torment = 3 scenes, best couple due to fiery hate-flirting, off world space opera / gladiator fun
+ Duet style narration for a deliciously deep voice to carry the smolder

💔 There were a few things that could have been better:
- Some clunky plots, like book 1’s repetitive thoughts by K’alvek about pursuing revenge and not being distracted by Danica…only to have that plot entirely disappear from other books
- Book 4 is still pulpy, but it does have our H & h killing folks, slavery and some leering almost abuse scenes that some might find triggering.
- The “all-lady crew” thing was laid on a bit thick… but the Bounty Babes running joke is kind of fun
- Could have used a bit more camp to go with the vamp
- Could have used a bit more clever dialogue
- The dirty talk was a little monosyllabic (“mine,” or “tight,” or “stubborn”)
- Nooky could be somewhat formulaic (there could be other words for “crown”)

Similar alien romance series that sizzled for me:
🔥Drixonian Warriors (don’t let the skeezy 80s hair cover art turn you off, this is alien hawty-nawty fun)
🔥Vorge Crew (campy and consensual, but it does have earth gal abduction backstories)
🔥 Corsairs or Ice Planet Barbarians series by Ruby Dixon (exuberant, cheesy goodness)
🔥Eon Warriors (more sci-fi, action, and friction between kickbutt alpha aliens and alpha gals)

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  • Tedward
  • 04-12-21

Terrible female narrator

The female narrator was so bad that I couldn’t get past the first chapter!
I returned the book.

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  • TA
  • 23-11-21

Off to a good start

Series is off to a good start; so funny. The women in this stories are not obnoxious like other stories; the characters are fun loving and interesting. The narrators did a good job. Look forward to listening to the next book in series.

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  • Drifter
  • 29-04-21

Plenty of heat and adventure!

I love that Tana Stone has a strong group of human and alien women who are bounty hunters traveling through the galaxy. Even when their ship is attacked and they're stranded on a desolate planet, they still are concerned about each other's welfare. Danica, their leader, gets separated from one of her crew mates when they are scouting the planet. Danica is found by K'alvek, a very tall muscular and handsome alien who realizes that she is his mind mate. The heat is on! This story has perils, rival aliens, action, friendships, twists and turns, and explosive love scenes. There was at least one problem that I didn't see coming. At the end we have a view of what will happen in the next book of this series.

The narrators did an excellent job of portraying the emotions these characters. Their words flowed smoothly and were a pleasure to listen to and enjoy. I highly recommend this Audible book.