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Taken to Nobu

By: Elizabeth Stephens
Narrated by: Blaire LeBlanc,Marquis du Sad
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Kiki

There's no way I'm letting this alien who calls me his Xiveri mate claim me as his. He hasn't hurt me, and he might say the right things, but his kind has already taken too much from me.

Trapped now on his harsh snow-consumed planet waiting to be hunted, with no way of escape, I'll do the only thing I can. The one thing I've been training for since the aliens first came to the human moon colony to hurt us. I'll fight.

Va'Raku

Nobu has never seen a queen before who is able to wield sword and staff, fist and tongue. A warrior queen, and mine to claim. But when her hate puts the entire village at risk, I finally come to understand the provenance of her pain.

While she is the only one who can unravel it, I can teach her control, acceptance, release. But first I will need her trust. And only then can we fight together against our shared enemy and bring him to his knees.

Taken to Nobu is a full-length (90k words), stand-alone sci-fi romance complete with an alpha alien overlord, proud warrior heroine of color, fated mates who are also enemies to lovers, world-building, and extra steamy bits. Trigger warning: This book is about a woman overcoming a past sexual trauma (neither described nor depicted) and the gentle, but firm, male who helps her get there. All Xiveri Mates come with a guaranteed HEA; however, I recommend listening to Taken to Voraxia before Taken to Nobu as it sets the stage.

©2020 Elizabeth Stephens (P)2022 Elizabeth Stephens

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  • 08-22-22

Depressing

This book is a walk through depression, shame, self-loathing and sadness, prejudices and jealousy, self-awareness and healing. Narrators did a good good with characters. It was hard getting through the depressing parts but it was interesting to see how Kiki worked through it to become a better and more tolerant person.

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Same universe, different planet!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️💜
Heat: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍🌏
Character development: 😒😚🥲😍

The heroine: Kiki - she was from the same moon colony as Miari from Taken to Voraxia and was one of Miari’s two best friends. She was two years older than Miari and was an offering to the Drakesh in the hunt twice. She was raped by the evil Bo’Raku both times, since he was the strongest and she the most beautiful. She hadn’t spoken since then. Though she had trained with her brother and is a warrior as well. She was determined to not let her friend Miari be taken in the hunt, so they ran away and she faced the beasts that attacked them in the sewers. She was badly hurt and spent months in the healing chamber.

The Hero: Va’Raku (a.k.a. Okkari) - He knew from the first time he saw Kiki that she was his Xiveri mate. When he and the Raku returned to the moon colony, he planned to take her home, and since she was injured, he stayed by her side while she was in the purple healing waters. Va’Raku is not a name but his position, which is kind of like Vice President while Raku is President (or King).

The Story: Kiki wakes and is in a cave on a frozen planet with many alien women. She is told that they are preparing for the hunt. Though the alien women are there by choice in order to find mates and have babies, Kiki only knows of being part of the hunt against her will and being forced by huge alien males who are much stronger than her. She is determined to fight and either get away or kill any male who tries to catch her.

I didn’t really understand what Va’Raku or his people were thinking. They had to know what people of the moon colony had been through and he stood watch over Kiki all that time. So why would he have her wake from her healing in the cave like that, thinking the same thing was happening to her again, instead of being there when she awakened and talk to her, explaining what she was to him?

Kiki continues to fight Va’Raku even after she starts to feel something for him, though she does second guess her desire to escape. I like this series because there is plenty of romance, steam and side storylines. They are also different from a lot of the “Alien Barbarian” type of Alien romance. These aliens come from different societies and have their own customs and each book is about a different couple and a different setting though in the same universe.

The book is told in dual points of view and done in duet narration where the female narrator does all the female parts and the male narrator does the male parts. Like the first book, this one was narrated by Blaire LaBlanc and I really like her voice, it is soft yet clear and very feminine but not high. The male parts were narrated by Marquis du Sad, and he also had a pleasant voice and did a great job despite his unfortunate name.

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Kiki Kiki Kiki

I love the progression of Kiki the warrior. Her book is one of my fav of the series.
Awesome narration!

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loved Kiki's story

her story fit her personality and so did her mate in my opinion.
again the narration style is something I love and believe that the actors were perfectly caste.

10 out of 10 would highly recommend 👌

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If this genre is your jam, don’t hesitate—it’s excellent!

Such a great series so far! And the narration is stellar (I listen to A LOT of audiobooks, so trust me!). Would love to hear these two tackle the Elizabeth Stephens Population series too… wink wink, nudge nudge!