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10 thoughts on “The Bid

  1. Epeeblade Epeeblade says:

    Take a look at the cover of this book Then look back here Perhaps you might be thinking this book features a threesome? After all there are two exceeding hot guys kneeling at the feet of one woman But you would be wrong I picked up this book based on the cover and the blurb on the back cover which also doesn't do anything to change my impression that this was a threesome I feel like a victim of a bait and switch by the publisher Instead of an erotic mfm slave story I got a paranormal shifter possessive malesubmissive female story If I had wanted a book like that I would have sought out a story like thatI debated giving this two stars but I was so angry at how I'd been snookered into reading this I'm also especially angry by the early gay bashing that occurs The bad guy is not only homosexual he is a pedophile and a sadist When the hero laments his slave state he fears being sold to someone with homosexual tendencies If that weren't enough the plot goes from silly to absolutely ridiculous Instead of the sci fi world it starts out in it takes a dive for the paranormal Plus the climax of the story depends on a sister who doesn't show up until the last 100 pages or so of the book And the heroine who is early one described as the intelligent calculating master of her house becomes a weeping thing around the heroPlus add in some of the most disgusting and unsexy sex scenes I've ever read This is the first time I've ever read kitty as a euphemism for a vagina I'm no prude seriously but I detest boring gross sex scenes For a book that's advertised as erotica I would have at least like to have enjoyed the sex scenesI usually pass books on to friends after reading them but I don't even want to subject this book on any of them The ONLY redeeming uality for this book is the cover Do yourselves a favor and save the picture off the net


  2. jo_t jo_t says:

    In a galaxy far far away suspenseful and erotic paranormal romanceVejhon a colonel fighting invaders on his home planet is ensnared by the enemy and sold to slave traders who take him to the other side of the galaxy He ends up in a distant land where a feudal system rules and slavery is a way of life Slaves are abused using technology and drugs The bid for Vejhon is won by Najir another slave who pays the highest amount ever paid for a slave in behalf of his mistress Hanna Drakoulous Najir buys Vejhon right before he gets sold to the evil Baron Majum whose sadistic treatment nobody survives This reignites the bloody feud going on between the Drakoulous and Majum houses for generations Both Hanna Drakoulous and Baron Majum are the masters of their own houses and hold a seat at the legislature running the country Baron Majum’s atrocities are suspected by his peers although they ignore his vicious nature I hate him throughout the book an unforgettable villain without doubtHanna and Najir have plans for Vejhon which from the start aren’t the traditional roles slaves perform in this state Vejhon refuses to submit to his new way of life and Hanna has to prove the benefits of being bought by her and his current reality Slowly Hanna reveals she is than a beautiful female whose blue skin is only the start Later he will learn that even her sex is different from anything known to him Please note the words 'later' and 'sex' together in the previous sentence It’s important in this book Most erotic romances I’ve read include early sexual encounters between the main couple Some even in the first chapter In The Bid there is no sexual intercourse between them until the second half of the book There is explicit nudity on the first pages and in the third chapter the sexual explicitness begins but the author takes her time developing the characters and the exotic world they inhabit Which I appreciate In their situation it would have been awkward for Vejhon and Hanna to begin having wild sex from the first chapters When they finally do it it’s like making love The sex is very detailed and that’s why the book is shelved in erotic romance but it’s not as freuent and gratuitous as we are used to with this sub genreThe beautiful cover isn’t totally accurate The artist did a wonderful job the characters are drawn nicely but my guess it’s the book wasn’t read before it was painted It portrays three main characters when in reality there are only two These characters are Hanna the heroine Vejhon the hero and Najir who are not as the cover suggests eual partners in the romance There is no menage there is not even a love triangle on the page at any time Najir venerates Hanna his master and has an important secondary role in the story nearly as important as Baron Majum who is described as handsome too luckily he is not on the cover Vejhon is 100% alpha even as a slave he shows his alpha attitude all the way And Hanna would never allow this worshipped pose which by the way never happens during the narrativeI wish I could tell you without destroying the great efforts JAX took to keep the suspenseful plot going I will not include spoilers because it was really exciting for me to keep turning pages trying to figure out the secrets Hanna and Najir are hiding JAX brilliantly handles the suspense I read The Bid past midnight looking at the clock and thinking I should stop because I must wake up early but I had to read another page or at least until I knew about the mystery of Hanna and Najir’s true plans for VejhonThe mystery is revealed by the second half of the book and from there it is an action roller coaster until the last page It’s full of details which are welcome to really engage the reader in the characters’ lives and struggles The Bid is an entertaining page turner but it’s not an easy read as most erotic romance books usually are JAX’s efforts to show this fantastic and distant world and its inhabitants pay off The story is a sci fi action thriller with elements of urban fantasy The paranormal is present in the form of shapeshifters And I have a hunch it's the first of a series I will be looking forward to books from JAX The words 'in a galaxy far far away' just took on a new meaning


  3. Sherie Davis Sherie Davis says:

    I thought about giving this book one star but settled on two because I think my expectations were too high and I was being unfair I've read other works by this author and enjoyed them I really admire how she takes a genre like romanceerotica and builds these elaborate worlds that are so uniue and well thought out I generally have lower expectations for romance novels as far as plot goes they can be pretty formulaic not that that is necessarily bad right? Sometimes it's nice to pick up a book knowing in advance it's totally going to have a happy ending and the main characters are going to get together The thing I've enjoyed in the past about Franks other works is the novels could have no sex and the main character romance could be way toned down and I'd still enjoy the plot and the world building So my expectations were high Maybe that's why she wrote this one under another name? I just felt like and some other reviewers said this too she combined sci fi with paranormal in a way that was just too much for one bookIt just overcomplicated the plot and made the flow of the story awkward The world it was set in wasn't fleshed out in a way that made sense to me either I mean they were infertile so they started bringing in slaves to procreate? In a society that clearly places a high value on aristocratic bloodlines I can't see that those born from unions with slaves would be seen as euals with those who weren't And this is a society that has access to space travel and people on other planets they wouldn't seek out unions with wealthy high class individuals on other planets rather than importing slaves? One costs them money the other could potentially enrich them I think for me it was either just too much or not enough Either the world and situation should just be the backdrop for some kinky bondage erotica or things should have been fleshed out As it was it just wasn't satisfying and honestly the pacing was a little off too


  4. Darcy Darcy says:

    This book crossed my path due to a person in one of my groups picking it for a challenge I will admit the cover drew me We have this pretty woman who is blue with a couple of viking like guys at her feet what's not to love about that I expected this book to be a menage type book but it wasn't at all I liked it but it just wasn't what I expected I am not sure what I would characterize this but there are aspects of sci fi shifter and just plain romance with the exotic setting with lots of political aspects left and rightOne of the best things about this book is the world it is set in While there is uite a bit of world building it doesn't over power the story It is the world itself that sets up the story Slavery is prevalent on this world and this is what brings all of our characters together but things aren't always what they seem It seems like there is secret after secret with all the characters and just when it seems like you know them all a new one comes outThe relationships in the book are a complex one You have the one in love but it isn't returned the one who feels betrayed the one who is jealous and the one who all the hope of the future is set on I would love to see books set in this world


  5. Charles Charles says:

    Not for the Faint of Heart The Bid by Jax ReviewThis review brought to you by alcohol as are all of my Not for the Faint of Heart reviews Today it's a white Russian So yeah onwardThis is actually the first erotic novel that I've read And it was definitely an experience I've read erotic short stories and even erotic collections of shorts stories some with shared universes but this was the first long form work I've read It probably helps that I'm a fan of science fiction and this one does have an interesting mix of things going on with it Taking place on an alien world it features a woman trying to change her world so that slavery can be less an issue At the moment she's the ruler of a house that is pushing for change but has a difficult journey to get people to listen to her She does however have a plan One that reuires a specific kind of person in order for it to succeedEnter Vejhon I'll admit neither of the guy characters in this book really did all that much for me their both muscled and warrior esue both a bit pouting and definitely jealous and alpha male and it's just not exactly my cup of tea Not that they're poorly done just that I thought that the two of them being there might mean their relationship would be a bitnot what it is They are both unflinchingly straight and that was perhaps part of the issue I had with this book it's focus on the straight relationship Really the only non hetero acts are made by the villain of the book and are rapes Sonot such a fan of that Also most of the hetero acts have to be brought under the procreative sex umbrella for story reasons Which I also find rather disappointing because then even the sex can't really be wholly sex positive because they reuire that other aspect to themHowever The story isn't terribly done Yes there might be a weird lack of diversity sexually and otherwise but the characters are all right and the sex is well described and mostly fun and I did find myself reading right along wanting to know what would happen next Also it brings in some shifters into the sci fi setting which I thought was neat and aside from the previously mentioned procreative problems I thought it was rather cool and interesting Not that it always made the most amount of sense but it did keep things moving along and it made for the confrontation at the end to be uite dramatic IndeedAnd in the end it's a passable storyline with some good sex I had my issues with it but it's still a science fiction erotica and I'm starved enough for those that I'm willing to be a bit lenient than I would be with other things It's not really what I was hoping for falling much in line with what I've seen from paranormal romances as far as diversity and story but it's still worth reading for fans of the genre and style A 62510


  6. Nudge Wink Wink Nudge Wink Wink says:

    JAX aka Jacuelyn Frank in her new book The Bid steps away from her usual paranormal romance to enter uite gently the world of erotica As the author of The Nightwalkers The Shadowdwellers and The Gatherers series says herself the novels published under her second pen name are reserved for her somewhat daring and slightly wilder venturesI’ve started reading The Bid with a bit of hesitation since as a sci fi fan I couldn’t uite trust a paranormal romance author to get it just right And I must say that I was pleasantly surprised The world JAX creates incertain aspects will remind you of the Ancient Rome with the cut throat politics plots and schemes flowy gowns and beautiful slaves from far reaches of the galaxy instead of Empire bought for their looks and sexual virility In the same time we have space travels shape shifters and different dimensions In other words – a very rich and intriguing universe As with most Frank’s other books the plot is gripping the storyline well constructed the sex beautifully described even though a bit less steamy than expected On that note I believe that Frank is the only paranormal author who I re read for her beautifully constructed story line and lovely language and not to get off reading saucy sexual encounters cough coughThe novel however is not free from short comings The first disappointment was the tamed tone of sexual encounters which after reading the excerpt and the comment from the author herself I was expecting to be slightly saucy However please remember dear Reader that I was reading the book after The Story of O which most probably offset my take on the intensity of sexual encounters The second though only slight disappointment was the main character a beautiful blue skinned Hannah who combines innocence with sexual awareness and her masterly grasp on her world’s political scene are just sometimes difficult to fit one person Also what I found hard to believe was her hold on the two Conan type warrior slaves who she manages to enthral almost instantly Would a man who was plucked away from his home world from the middle of a rebellion which he devoted all his life and devotion be so uick to trust an alien beauty?But I suppose some that some allowance have to be made and taking into account all pros and cons the book is in the end a very enjoyable read which will keep you up and reading until the very last page Which I believe is most important


  7. Lindy Lindy says:

    JAX aka Jacuelyn Frank has created a very interesting world in ‘The Bid’ This is primarily a sci fi romance with some erotic and paranormal elements The sex is hot tasteful and intense and the emotions ring true I really felt Najir’s love for Hanna I also felt some frustration with the rules of the society in this book where slavery is a huge part of their economy and culture but so did the main characters of the book which is as it should be There is a very big secret in this book and I won’t ruin it by giving any spoilers I just wanted to mention that the build up of suspense is very well done and I was turning pages as fast as I could to learn what the secret was I have to admit I’m not usually a big fan of sci fi romances so that probably affects my overall rating of the book However of the books in that sub genre that I’ve read this was a pretty good one What I liked hot sex scenes action that kept things moving and was pertinent to the story a heroine who was strong intelligent and likeable and a killer surpriseWhat I didn’t like a rather weak villain though his weakness showcased the heroine’s strength nicely the love triangle I felt terrible for Najir and some things that felt like they weren’t really fleshed out Despite the fact that I wouldn’t list this in my top favorite books it was still a good read and I’d be interested to see if this turns into a series especially if Najir gets his own book and the happy ending he deservesNote I received a free copy of this book as part of a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads but that did not influence my rating or review Free is always appreciated but I was notified of the win at the end of October and didn't get the book until mid January


  8. R R says:

    Absolutely one of the most horrid books I have ever read First I admit that I bought the book due to the cover After beginning to read the book I began realizing that this was a book I probably should set aside as it lacked any real appeal Not long into the story we are introduced to one of the main protagonists Jhon It did not take long for the author to show us this was a blatantly homophobic individual I thought perhaps by the end of the story this issue would be addressed and the character would evolve Sadly the issue was never addressed again It made Jhon a non redeemable character in my eyes


  9. Jenny Jenny says:

    Wasn't impressed with this story I couldn't get past some of the descriptive words used during and for sex Once I read kitty I was pretty much turned off and tuned out It seemed incredibly juvenile in the midst of such hot scenes Bleh


  10. NisyKitty VA NisyKitty VA says:

    I loved this ending I want to be a sexy blue vixen That turns into a bellcat with 2 sexy men at my side YUM lol


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The Bid ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Bid By Jax ✓ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk As JAX Jacuelyn Frank the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers and Shadowdwellers series delivers a blisteringly hot erotic novel set in an exotic paranormal worldStrapped and chained As JAX Jacuelyn Frank the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers and Shadowdwellers series delivers a blisteringly hot erotic novel set in an exotic paranormal worldStrapped and chained on the block a masterpiece of naked flesh and muscle turns slowly the eyes of the crowd devour the sight of Vejhon whose platinum white hair and cat green eyes mark him as newly captured from a wild planet on the outer edges of space The noble men and women erupt in a bidding frenzy that finally stops on a man named Najir.

10 thoughts on “The Bid

  1. Epeeblade Epeeblade says:

    Take a look at the cover of this book Then look back here Perhaps you might be thinking this book features a threesome? After all there are two exceeding hot guys kneeling at the feet of one woman But you would be wrong I picked up this book based on the cover and the blurb on the back cover which also doesn't do anything to change my impression that this was a threesome I feel like a victim of a bait and switch by the publisher Instead of an erotic mfm slave story I got a paranormal shifter possessive malesubmissive female story If I had wanted a book like that I would have sought out a story like thatI debated giving this two stars but I was so angry at how I'd been snookered into reading this I'm also especially angry by the early gay bashing that occurs The bad guy is not only homosexual he is a pedophile and a sadist When the hero laments his slave state he fears being sold to someone with homosexual tendencies If that weren't enough the plot goes from silly to absolutely ridiculous Instead of the sci fi world it starts out in it takes a dive for the paranormal Plus the climax of the story depends on a sister who doesn't show up until the last 100 pages or so of the book And the heroine who is early one described as the intelligent calculating master of her house becomes a weeping thing around the heroPlus add in some of the most disgusting and unsexy sex scenes I've ever read This is the first time I've ever read kitty as a euphemism for a vagina I'm no prude seriously but I detest boring gross sex scenes For a book that's advertised as erotica I would have at least like to have enjoyed the sex scenesI usually pass books on to friends after reading them but I don't even want to subject this book on any of them The ONLY redeeming uality for this book is the cover Do yourselves a favor and save the picture off the net

  2. jo_t jo_t says:

    In a galaxy far far away suspenseful and erotic paranormal romanceVejhon a colonel fighting invaders on his home planet is ensnared by the enemy and sold to slave traders who take him to the other side of the galaxy He ends up in a distant land where a feudal system rules and slavery is a way of life Slaves are abused using technology and drugs The bid for Vejhon is won by Najir another slave who pays the highest amount ever paid for a slave in behalf of his mistress Hanna Drakoulous Najir buys Vejhon right before he gets sold to the evil Baron Majum whose sadistic treatment nobody survives This reignites the bloody feud going on between the Drakoulous and Majum houses for generations Both Hanna Drakoulous and Baron Majum are the masters of their own houses and hold a seat at the legislature running the country Baron Majum’s atrocities are suspected by his peers although they ignore his vicious nature I hate him throughout the book an unforgettable villain without doubtHanna and Najir have plans for Vejhon which from the start aren’t the traditional roles slaves perform in this state Vejhon refuses to submit to his new way of life and Hanna has to prove the benefits of being bought by her and his current reality Slowly Hanna reveals she is than a beautiful female whose blue skin is only the start Later he will learn that even her sex is different from anything known to him Please note the words 'later' and 'sex' together in the previous sentence It’s important in this book Most erotic romances I’ve read include early sexual encounters between the main couple Some even in the first chapter In The Bid there is no sexual intercourse between them until the second half of the book There is explicit nudity on the first pages and in the third chapter the sexual explicitness begins but the author takes her time developing the characters and the exotic world they inhabit Which I appreciate In their situation it would have been awkward for Vejhon and Hanna to begin having wild sex from the first chapters When they finally do it it’s like making love The sex is very detailed and that’s why the book is shelved in erotic romance but it’s not as freuent and gratuitous as we are used to with this sub genreThe beautiful cover isn’t totally accurate The artist did a wonderful job the characters are drawn nicely but my guess it’s the book wasn’t read before it was painted It portrays three main characters when in reality there are only two These characters are Hanna the heroine Vejhon the hero and Najir who are not as the cover suggests eual partners in the romance There is no menage there is not even a love triangle on the page at any time Najir venerates Hanna his master and has an important secondary role in the story nearly as important as Baron Majum who is described as handsome too luckily he is not on the cover Vejhon is 100% alpha even as a slave he shows his alpha attitude all the way And Hanna would never allow this worshipped pose which by the way never happens during the narrativeI wish I could tell you without destroying the great efforts JAX took to keep the suspenseful plot going I will not include spoilers because it was really exciting for me to keep turning pages trying to figure out the secrets Hanna and Najir are hiding JAX brilliantly handles the suspense I read The Bid past midnight looking at the clock and thinking I should stop because I must wake up early but I had to read another page or at least until I knew about the mystery of Hanna and Najir’s true plans for VejhonThe mystery is revealed by the second half of the book and from there it is an action roller coaster until the last page It’s full of details which are welcome to really engage the reader in the characters’ lives and struggles The Bid is an entertaining page turner but it’s not an easy read as most erotic romance books usually are JAX’s efforts to show this fantastic and distant world and its inhabitants pay off The story is a sci fi action thriller with elements of urban fantasy The paranormal is present in the form of shapeshifters And I have a hunch it's the first of a series I will be looking forward to books from JAX The words 'in a galaxy far far away' just took on a new meaning

  3. Sherie Davis Sherie Davis says:

    I thought about giving this book one star but settled on two because I think my expectations were too high and I was being unfair I've read other works by this author and enjoyed them I really admire how she takes a genre like romanceerotica and builds these elaborate worlds that are so uniue and well thought out I generally have lower expectations for romance novels as far as plot goes they can be pretty formulaic not that that is necessarily bad right? Sometimes it's nice to pick up a book knowing in advance it's totally going to have a happy ending and the main characters are going to get together The thing I've enjoyed in the past about Franks other works is the novels could have no sex and the main character romance could be way toned down and I'd still enjoy the plot and the world building So my expectations were high Maybe that's why she wrote this one under another name? I just felt like and some other reviewers said this too she combined sci fi with paranormal in a way that was just too much for one bookIt just overcomplicated the plot and made the flow of the story awkward The world it was set in wasn't fleshed out in a way that made sense to me either I mean they were infertile so they started bringing in slaves to procreate? In a society that clearly places a high value on aristocratic bloodlines I can't see that those born from unions with slaves would be seen as euals with those who weren't And this is a society that has access to space travel and people on other planets they wouldn't seek out unions with wealthy high class individuals on other planets rather than importing slaves? One costs them money the other could potentially enrich them I think for me it was either just too much or not enough Either the world and situation should just be the backdrop for some kinky bondage erotica or things should have been fleshed out As it was it just wasn't satisfying and honestly the pacing was a little off too

  4. Darcy Darcy says:

    This book crossed my path due to a person in one of my groups picking it for a challenge I will admit the cover drew me We have this pretty woman who is blue with a couple of viking like guys at her feet what's not to love about that I expected this book to be a menage type book but it wasn't at all I liked it but it just wasn't what I expected I am not sure what I would characterize this but there are aspects of sci fi shifter and just plain romance with the exotic setting with lots of political aspects left and rightOne of the best things about this book is the world it is set in While there is uite a bit of world building it doesn't over power the story It is the world itself that sets up the story Slavery is prevalent on this world and this is what brings all of our characters together but things aren't always what they seem It seems like there is secret after secret with all the characters and just when it seems like you know them all a new one comes outThe relationships in the book are a complex one You have the one in love but it isn't returned the one who feels betrayed the one who is jealous and the one who all the hope of the future is set on I would love to see books set in this world

  5. Charles Charles says:

    Not for the Faint of Heart The Bid by Jax ReviewThis review brought to you by alcohol as are all of my Not for the Faint of Heart reviews Today it's a white Russian So yeah onwardThis is actually the first erotic novel that I've read And it was definitely an experience I've read erotic short stories and even erotic collections of shorts stories some with shared universes but this was the first long form work I've read It probably helps that I'm a fan of science fiction and this one does have an interesting mix of things going on with it Taking place on an alien world it features a woman trying to change her world so that slavery can be less an issue At the moment she's the ruler of a house that is pushing for change but has a difficult journey to get people to listen to her She does however have a plan One that reuires a specific kind of person in order for it to succeedEnter Vejhon I'll admit neither of the guy characters in this book really did all that much for me their both muscled and warrior esue both a bit pouting and definitely jealous and alpha male and it's just not exactly my cup of tea Not that they're poorly done just that I thought that the two of them being there might mean their relationship would be a bitnot what it is They are both unflinchingly straight and that was perhaps part of the issue I had with this book it's focus on the straight relationship Really the only non hetero acts are made by the villain of the book and are rapes Sonot such a fan of that Also most of the hetero acts have to be brought under the procreative sex umbrella for story reasons Which I also find rather disappointing because then even the sex can't really be wholly sex positive because they reuire that other aspect to themHowever The story isn't terribly done Yes there might be a weird lack of diversity sexually and otherwise but the characters are all right and the sex is well described and mostly fun and I did find myself reading right along wanting to know what would happen next Also it brings in some shifters into the sci fi setting which I thought was neat and aside from the previously mentioned procreative problems I thought it was rather cool and interesting Not that it always made the most amount of sense but it did keep things moving along and it made for the confrontation at the end to be uite dramatic IndeedAnd in the end it's a passable storyline with some good sex I had my issues with it but it's still a science fiction erotica and I'm starved enough for those that I'm willing to be a bit lenient than I would be with other things It's not really what I was hoping for falling much in line with what I've seen from paranormal romances as far as diversity and story but it's still worth reading for fans of the genre and style A 62510

  6. Nudge Wink Wink Nudge Wink Wink says:

    JAX aka Jacuelyn Frank in her new book The Bid steps away from her usual paranormal romance to enter uite gently the world of erotica As the author of The Nightwalkers The Shadowdwellers and The Gatherers series says herself the novels published under her second pen name are reserved for her somewhat daring and slightly wilder venturesI’ve started reading The Bid with a bit of hesitation since as a sci fi fan I couldn’t uite trust a paranormal romance author to get it just right And I must say that I was pleasantly surprised The world JAX creates incertain aspects will remind you of the Ancient Rome with the cut throat politics plots and schemes flowy gowns and beautiful slaves from far reaches of the galaxy instead of Empire bought for their looks and sexual virility In the same time we have space travels shape shifters and different dimensions In other words – a very rich and intriguing universe As with most Frank’s other books the plot is gripping the storyline well constructed the sex beautifully described even though a bit less steamy than expected On that note I believe that Frank is the only paranormal author who I re read for her beautifully constructed story line and lovely language and not to get off reading saucy sexual encounters cough coughThe novel however is not free from short comings The first disappointment was the tamed tone of sexual encounters which after reading the excerpt and the comment from the author herself I was expecting to be slightly saucy However please remember dear Reader that I was reading the book after The Story of O which most probably offset my take on the intensity of sexual encounters The second though only slight disappointment was the main character a beautiful blue skinned Hannah who combines innocence with sexual awareness and her masterly grasp on her world’s political scene are just sometimes difficult to fit one person Also what I found hard to believe was her hold on the two Conan type warrior slaves who she manages to enthral almost instantly Would a man who was plucked away from his home world from the middle of a rebellion which he devoted all his life and devotion be so uick to trust an alien beauty?But I suppose some that some allowance have to be made and taking into account all pros and cons the book is in the end a very enjoyable read which will keep you up and reading until the very last page Which I believe is most important

  7. Lindy Lindy says:

    JAX aka Jacuelyn Frank has created a very interesting world in ‘The Bid’ This is primarily a sci fi romance with some erotic and paranormal elements The sex is hot tasteful and intense and the emotions ring true I really felt Najir’s love for Hanna I also felt some frustration with the rules of the society in this book where slavery is a huge part of their economy and culture but so did the main characters of the book which is as it should be There is a very big secret in this book and I won’t ruin it by giving any spoilers I just wanted to mention that the build up of suspense is very well done and I was turning pages as fast as I could to learn what the secret was I have to admit I’m not usually a big fan of sci fi romances so that probably affects my overall rating of the book However of the books in that sub genre that I’ve read this was a pretty good one What I liked hot sex scenes action that kept things moving and was pertinent to the story a heroine who was strong intelligent and likeable and a killer surpriseWhat I didn’t like a rather weak villain though his weakness showcased the heroine’s strength nicely the love triangle I felt terrible for Najir and some things that felt like they weren’t really fleshed out Despite the fact that I wouldn’t list this in my top favorite books it was still a good read and I’d be interested to see if this turns into a series especially if Najir gets his own book and the happy ending he deservesNote I received a free copy of this book as part of a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads but that did not influence my rating or review Free is always appreciated but I was notified of the win at the end of October and didn't get the book until mid January

  8. R R says:

    Absolutely one of the most horrid books I have ever read First I admit that I bought the book due to the cover After beginning to read the book I began realizing that this was a book I probably should set aside as it lacked any real appeal Not long into the story we are introduced to one of the main protagonists Jhon It did not take long for the author to show us this was a blatantly homophobic individual I thought perhaps by the end of the story this issue would be addressed and the character would evolve Sadly the issue was never addressed again It made Jhon a non redeemable character in my eyes

  9. Jenny Jenny says:

    Wasn't impressed with this story I couldn't get past some of the descriptive words used during and for sex Once I read kitty I was pretty much turned off and tuned out It seemed incredibly juvenile in the midst of such hot scenes Bleh

  10. NisyKitty VA NisyKitty VA says:

    I loved this ending I want to be a sexy blue vixen That turns into a bellcat with 2 sexy men at my side YUM lol

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