minute Mari is gathering eggs for her sister and the next
minute she wakes up on a cold floor in a metal cage
surrounded by other cages, all filled with unconscious
women. Mari manages to get to her feet; she is nude, cold
and terrified. But when she spies two humanoid type beings
down the corridor and one approaches, she gathers her
dignity like a cloak and tells him what she thinks of him.
turns out that males from the planet Attun-Ru have been
making trips to Earth for over 25 years to capture females.
The people of Attun-Ru are vegetarians, but beings on some
of the other planets consider human flesh a delicacy. Bad
enough that the women are sold for sex or slavery but food?
Apparently other planets don’t consider the Earthers to be
sentient, more like cattle, at best like pets.
Mari was a linguist back on Earth and slowly she’s learning
some of the language of her Attun captors. One in
particular, Ekkat Vom Baerkah Elae has taken an interest in
her and can’t believe that she is sentient enough to learn
some of their words and their ways.
Over time, Ekkat grudgingly acknowledges, at least to
himself, that Mari and therefore her people are sentient.
Can he with a clear conscience allow her to be herded with
the other women to the sheds and then to auction? For her
to become a slave, a pet, or a meal once she is sold off?
For an Attun to have a relationship, especially sex with a
human is a death sentence on his planet. Whatever happens
next will change everything for Ekkat and Mari. Once the
decision is made there is no going back.
Incredibly unique, Captured skillfully blends
a sensuous romance with a dark sci-fi story. Captured
is painfully brutal at times, but also mixes passion with
heart pounding action. Mari and Ekkat are fascinating main
characters with pain and angst in their pasts, yet never
willing to give up or give in. Not only is the overall
story compelling, there are little twists and turns
throughout the plot which makes it really hard to put down.
Eroticism, drama, action, heart, and soul – Captured
has it all!