It is a plus-sized novel--140,000 words long
My name is Zoe McKinley. I have a boring life, an awful job, and a boss that throws staplers at my head. What could be worse?
How about being abducted by Aliens?
Being dragged through a mirror, naked and screaming, onto an extraterrestrial ship was bad. Finding out I had been sold to a huge alien male who looks like the Devil was worse. But learning he wanted to trade me to an intergalactic petting zoo was the worst of all!
Now I'm whizzing through the galaxy with a robot butler, a trio of nib-nibs (they're like tiny green monkeys) and one huge, muscular, and very grumpy alien. The clothing they gave me shows all my lady-bits, the food-sim makes banana cream pie that tastes like sauerkraut, and Sarden, my captor, is too hot to stay mad at, even if he is a jerk.
In fact, I think I might be falling for him.
What's a girl to do? It's all in a day's work when you've been... Abducted.
I liked Zoe, she's just a pretty normal sort, stuck in a job going nowhere, unappreciated by her boss, absolutely no love life, and yet she has two really close friends who support her through thick and thin. So imagine her horror when a bathroom mirror does all kinds of funky things and she finds herself in space and at the not so tender mercies of aliens! Now I might try to run screaming at this point but not so Zoe! Okay, there's a scary big red guy with horns for crying out loud but he doesn't seem to want to hurt Zoe but there's no way she's going to go quietly! No, it's time to get stealthy, lull Sarden into a false sense of security, then pow! Knock that alien for six and find a way home. Yes, it all seems easy in Zoe's head but you know what they say? In space no one can hear you scream!
I'm loving the new life forms we are discovering and admittedly Sarden looks demonic but he's anything but. Sarden is patient and more caring then he wants to appear at times but it's his loyalty and fierce need to protect that made him likable to me. Zoe is sassy and had me laughing as she totally baffles Sarden, yes, Zoe for me just came to life.
Now those who enjoy raunchy Sci-Fi might be surprised at just how much goes on in Abducted. Ms Anderson gives a much longer story then many others I've read that has a simple plot and allows for adventures along the way. Whilst not exactly action packed, situations arise that put the main characters in danger but of course there's a happy ending which is always my favourite. Is it saucy? Well yes, is my answer but frankly there's no instant bonking, just a couple who learn to love and ultimately trust each other.
Abducted was an entertaining read clearly aimed at those who enjoy a sexy romp. At times really funny and so easy to just get lost in. If like me, you read to escape, then this new series might just be the one you need.
I was gifted a copy of Abducted in exchange for an honest review.
(Abducted is available as a paperback, but priced at $18.99 and the e-book is $.99)