In July this year I discovered a brand new “one-click” author by the name of Ruby Dixon. Who would have thought that I had a preference for 7′ foot tall blue aliens? Yet surprisingly I do, I guess it shouldn’t be that much of a shock what with my not so secret penchant for sci-fi. In fact, if you were to pair it with romance and liberal amounts of wine and you might never see me again… but I digress I loved, LOVED Ice Planet Barbarians it was unique, quirky, funny and smokin’ hot. I proceeded to rip my way through the rest of the series as quickly as I could load them onto my iPad. To the point that I think I am reading pretty much as fast as she can write them. You can go ahead and judge me, #sorry, not sorry.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to read the latest in the series Barbarian Mine and suffice it to say I was intrigued, read – I dropped everything and started reading immediately. There was literally a party right in the hallway outside of my hotel room and did I join them, heck no! I had reading to do.
Barbarian Lover, the third book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger with the unmistakable sound of a khui resonating and then Harlow being knocked unconscious, leaving the reader to assume that she is to be dragged off to some mysterious alien’s lair to be his mate/sex slave? With that sort of hook who could resist? Certainly not I and Barbarian Mine fulfilled every one of my expectations. While I had greatly enjoyed Barbarian Alien (Liz’s story) and Barbarian Lover (Kira’s story), it was perfect timing for Ms Dixon to throw a mystery into the mix.
The ice planet has given me a second lease on life, so I’m thrilled to be here. Sure, there’s no cheeseburgers, but I’m healthy and ready to be a productive member of the small tribe.
What I didn’t anticipate? That there’d be a savage stranger waiting nearby, watching me. And when he takes me captive, the unthinkable happens… I resonate to him.
Resonance means mating, and children… but I don’t know if this guy’s ever been around anyone before. He’s truly a barbarian in all ways, right down to clubbing me over the head and claiming me as his own.
So why is it that I crave his touch and hunger for more?
I must applaud Ms. Dixon for taking a unique, okay kinda weird but not as far out as one might think, idea and managing story after story and keeping the reader engaged and wondering what will happen next. For those unfamiliar with the Ice Planet Barbarians series and who are not as utterly committed to reading books in order like myself, the series follows a group of female alien abductees who en route to be sold into slavery crash onto a very inhospitable planet.
Ice Planet Barbarians – You’d think being abducted by aliens would be the worst thing that could happen to me. And you’d be wrong. Because now, the aliens are having ship trouble, and they’ve left their cargo of human women – including me – on an ice planet.
And the only native inhabitant I’ve met? He’s big, horned, blue, and really, really has a thing for me…
The survivors face a number of challenges first and foremost to do away with their captors. Then they have to figure out how to survive in an arctic-like climate with no supplies and with hostile indigenous species. Shortly, after the crash they come upon another reluctant resident of the planet the mostly male sa-khui they are huge (about 7′ tall), horned and blue. Who wouldn’t think it would be an instant love connection? However, after three books it was time for something different and hoo-boy Harlow’s story is precisely that.
It may flirt with your sensibilities to read the Ice Planet Barbarians series but let me assure you that they deliver in hilarity and in plain ol’ entertainment value. To occupy myself while waiting for the next installment I will console myself with Ice Planet Holiday and ponder what Ruby Dixon will do with a whole motorcycle club.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy for review, it was truly wonderful. More please!