Valan s Bondmate A Warrior with a Grudge At thirty one Valan Erikson is a fierce and relentless warrior He s never lost a battle but he s losing the war with the mating fever raging in his body He s accepted that his

  • Title: Valan's Bondmate
  • Author: Mardi Maxwell
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  • A Warrior with a Grudge At thirty one Valan Erikson is a fierce and relentless warrior He s never lost a battle but he s losing the war with the mating fever raging in his body He s accepted that his death is imminent until he s told a compatible race of females has been found When he discovers they re Wrothian he refuses to take one as a mate until the Council threateA Warrior with a Grudge At thirty one Valan Erikson is a fierce and relentless warrior He s never lost a battle but he s losing the war with the mating fever raging in his body He s accepted that his death is imminent until he s told a compatible race of females has been found When he discovers they re Wrothian he refuses to take one as a mate until the Council threatens to strip him of his warrior status and let him die in dishonor A Female Who Wants to Escape Her Fate Lia ad San s Wrothian sire has arranged to trade her to, Gorm ad Jai, a man she despises Before she can escape she s abducted by a fierce warrior Unaware that her sire caused the deaths of the Zarronian females, including Valan s mother and twin sister, she reveals her identity and demands to be freed A Complication They Didn t Expect Enraged to be bonded to the daughter of his most hated enemy, Valan treats Lia as a prisoner rather than a beloved bondmate When the Zarronians learn her identity they demand she be punished for her sire s war crimes Valan realizes too late that he s endangered his mate s life The fever they share will keep them together but only love can make them want each other Author s Note Valan s Bondmate is an erotic romance that includes explicit sex scenes and mature language If such material offends you, please don t buy this book Also, my hero is an anti hero meaning he is flawed but has redeeming qualities for instance, he d fight to the death for the woman he loves If you don t like bad boys, then please don t buy this book.

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    1. Mardi Maxwell

      Mardi Maxwell lives in mid America and is a fan of contemporary erotic romances and sci fi romances with a happy ever after ending In 2012 a friend dared her to write a book and send it in to a publisher She accepted the challenge and her first book, To Love and Obey, was published later that year Twelve books later she s still writing, and of course reading.You can receive notices about her new releases by following her on her author page at author mardimaxwell or on her website mardimaxwell

    694 thoughts on “Valan's Bondmate”

    1. If you are an avid reader of sci-fi romance, you are familiar with the "Mars Needs Women" trope. Mardi Maxwell is not breaking new territory here, and some of the broader brushstrokes of how her alien males are fated to love one woman are reminiscent of Janet Miller's Gaian series or the Prime Chronicles books by Monette Michaels. However, Maxwell puts her own spin on alien biology and turns out a fun and romantic adventure with a mild heroine and a stubborn, misguided warrior. **UPDATE**: Ms. M [...]


    2. The writing in this Science Fiction Romance is good enough but I never liked the characters, especially the hero, and by the time the world was built out, I didn't care. So, this one didn't work for me.


    3. This book was disappointing to the bitter end. I don't know how any sane person can like a hero who is selfish, conceited and a bully. He kept running hot and cold for the heroine for 60% of the book, which was so confusing. The heroine was a doormat when she wasn't spitting mad and violent. After all the emotional, mental and physical abuse the hero puts her through, she fell back into his arms within minutes EVERY TIME! Talk about battered wife syndrome. Personally I found the themes and story [...]



    4. Good world-building, well written, almost no typos. Lots of misogyny, though. HEA. No cliffhanger.I am going to read the next one.


    5. Overall Rating: 3 Rockin’ ★★★A dying race of warriors searching the universe for compatible bondmates, I'm not sure what I was expecting when I purchased Valan's Bondmate by Mardi Maxwell, but what I read surely wasn't it. This science fiction romance has its own definitions and the beginning paints the picture of the history between the Wrothians and Zarronian warrior races. It’s brutal and unsettling at times, but this allows the reader to understand the storyline. The battle for dom [...]


    6. Seriously?? I can say that the hero was abusive jerk snd the heroine was definitely doormat. First of all you get similar "alpha" males in fantasy books, but this was not it. Moreover i could not get from the hero some explanation of his behaviour. All he does is just so confusing that at one point you are wondering what is just happening. The heroine is ok with all that is happening to her. Even at one point feels guilty snd even apologises for her bad behaviour - WTF? Seriously after all this [...]


    7. I was really disappointed in the relationship between the main characters of this book. Basically I wouldn't read this unless you like books where the woman is pretty much a slave to the man and has to do what he says and wants. I prefer books with strong female leads and thought this would be one but every time the character showed any signs of having her own voice or backbone she got punished and wound up asking for forgiveness. I enjoy alpha male leads but only when they are balanced by equal [...]


    8. I got about 40% through this book and I just couldn't finish it. I just could not connect with the characters and I really couldn't stand the circumstance in which the females were put in just because the men of their race were a bunch of douchebags. I just wanted more from the characters and the story.


    9. Went To FarI love a good alpha male. However when you have a beat down partner and choose to hurt and completely humiliate her to the point of almost killing your own unborn children. You go to far


    10. Conflicting Emotions All the Way!This is the first time reading Mardi Maxwell's work. I read the reviews and couldn't visualize such a vast array of opinions. I was intrigued by the story line and actually bought the book. I went into this book with no preconceived idea of what I would feel while reading it and let the work speak for itself. The hero is Valen Erickson a man destined to die if he cannot find a bondmate. His people fought in a war against the Wrothians and wonbut still lost. The W [...]


    11. DNF at 13%. I couldn't connect with the characters despite usually enjoying those who don't fit in the proper mold, so to speak. While I understand the dislike of this female race as they are the product of evil doers to their own planet, they are still just that-- the daughters of the evil doers and completely innocent. It reeked of racial hate to me though I can't really give it that label considering its alien fiction.What ended up making me put it down was there seemed to be a time discrepan [...]


    12. Now I know that Lia was raised in a society that had little regard for women but at the start she had enough spunk to want something different. She was planning on running away from the man her father, basically, sold her to because he wanted to physically hurt her. Once she was stolen by Valan, the 'hero', she seemed to think anything he did was fine because he didn't take a whip to her. Parade her around on a leash/choke chain, cool. Lock her in the house & order her not to speak to anyone [...]


    13. This is about two alien cultures clashing when they try to find compatible mates. The world building is interesting but it focuses more on relationships instead of science fiction, leaving that part to the scientists and engineers. A lot of bad happens in this book. So much so that it brought down my enjoyment. This book is heavy on the sex and not all of it is happy. The heroine isn't raped but it happens to others. However she is is physically and emotionally abused. The hero is awful.The end [...]


    14. I promised myself I would actually finish a book today…and I am so regretting that right now. This book was borderline torture to read.



    15. This was an awesome read. Just how I like them!I definitely going to read the second book!!


    16. I received a copy of this for free through First ReadsThe story itself is really good. I however didn't like either of the main characters at all. Valan is a terrible hero, and isn't a hero at all. He was very frustrating and took me out of the story alot of the time. Overall though I think if the author describes more of why the Zarronians are the way that they are, the series could be much more enjoyable.


    17. Very detailed, alien sci-fi. H is warrior, his people devastated by war, now all their females or bond mates are dead. The H is drawn to h, but she his enemy. She is little more than a slave, but is raised to look after men. H treats her badly, and gossip forces him to punish her for his treatment. She still loves him madly, mating fever forces lots of steamy scenes. The detailed story was a little tedious.


    18. EpicThis book is amazing. I'm seriously hooked on this authors writing now. Can't wait to start the next book in the series



    19. I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Valan's Bondmate is the first in Ms. Maxwell's sci-fi romance series and it has the Zarronian Warriors off to a pretty good start. The author provides just the right amount of world building as she introduces us to Lia, Valan, and other characters important to the book. Lia's life is not a happy one, but then again none of the women we meet from Zhang in the beginning seem happy. On Lia's world women are viewed as merchandis [...]


    20. I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. I have been a fan of Mardi Maxwell for a while, but I always strayed away from the sci-fi genre because I couldn’t see myself enjoying it but because I have great faith and love for Mardi’s writing style I accepted the challenge and I am so thankful I did. For readers who are on the fence about sci-fi, this author gives you a complete run down in the beginning of the book regarding the terms and time frames used. You have a b [...]


    21. Valan's Bondmate, is a promising start to the Zarronian Warriors series, it has a good balance between the storyline and character development and I look forward to reading the next book.Lia ad-San was forced from her home planet and settled on Zhang with her Wrothian sire when she was fifteen. Lia’s sire has arranged for her to be traded to Gorm ad-Jai one of the cruellest and deadliest men and he made it known to Lia what he will do once she becomes his.Valan Erikson is a Zarronian Warrior a [...]


    22. I loved this SFR by Mardi Maxwell! Were some parts difficult to swallow? Yes. Valan was an abusive, domineering jerk at times who considered his word law - no ifs, ands or buts allowed - and anyone (read Lia) who disagreed was deserving of punishment. But, when you take his history into account, his actions, though not acceptable, were understandable. He was a starship commander accustomed to being obeyed in everything so Lia's contrary attitude was a slap in his face. In addition, he was being [...]


    23. An intriguing story from the very beginning with many varying characters and personalities. Lia was a breath of fresh air with her determination and sassy attitude, even while trying to understand her conflicting emotions and inexplicable attraction to the man she called Barbarian; while Valan proved he could be gentle and tender under his warrior persona, he struggled with moments of intense frustration at his own out of character actions.The plot of the story was strong and plenty of backgroun [...]


    24. I liked this but I didn't. It annoyed me that he never stood up for her after he "accepted her". It also really pissed me off that he didn't explain why she had to be tortured by the bands. It was his fault, but he never once explained why or apologized to her. If i was her, I would have never forgiven him after that. She started off as this strong woman and changed for him, but he didn't really change for her. I didn't believe that he actually cared for her, she was just more of a toy that he d [...]


    25. GoodI was nervous about how the hero was going to treat the heroine. I have read a few other books by this author, and sometimes the heroes cross into the villain category. However, it is done well here. The hero is definite dumbo for a good portion of the book, but it isn't without negative ramifications thought, and there are enough confrontations that I didn't get too frustrated. I did think that the personalities of the women were out of place. These women are essentially chattel to the men [...]


    26. This is a brand new world created by the amazing mind of Mardi Maxwell. Valan is a warrior in his world. Unfortunately, he has only a small window of time left to find his mate or he will be lost forever. The only problem, the Zaronnian females were all killed. The race is now forced to look to their enemy to find their ONE. She will treated as a courtesan or as a prisoner. How she reacts will decide.Lia hates her sire. She could never call him anything but the man whose sperm caused her existen [...]


    27. Valan and LiaI'm surprised. Based off some of the reviews I expected to hate everything about this book, I am pleasantly surprised to find out I very much enjoyed it. Valan was a dick, yes, and in his mind he had a valid reason. He more than made up for it later imo Lia was NOT a doormat. Based off how she was raised she probably should have been but she wasn't. She made decisions to help her survive a harsh situation but in the end everything worked out very wellThe first half of the boom was e [...]


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