Review: Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

Posted October 20, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 12 Comments

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Review: Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
Ice Planet Barbarians

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Series: Ice Planet Barbarians #1
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on April 3, 2015
Pages: 188
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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The Delight

What a fun idea!  The mashing of ice age barbarians with an alien romance totally perked my interest.  Oh sure, earth women scared out of their wits are crash landed on a primitive ice planet, but look at the compensations?  Strong, protective, kind and passionate aliens looking for a lady to love.  Light, humorous, spicy hot, and quick sci-fi romance.


Ice Planet Barbarians introduces the situation of a dozen women captives who were stolen from earth by one group of aliens only to have their ship crash land and end up in the lap of another set of aliens.  Fortunately, Georgie has some spunkiness to her and a sense of adventure so she makes first contact after the crash.  Vektal doesn’t know what to make of the fragile female who turns up and happens to be his fated mate, but she’s his and he’ll do what needs doing to keep her safe, comfortable, and happy.  If only she will stay…

This is not meant to be deep, cerebral, or dramatic.  It’s light entertainment and it does it well.  It relies on the reader being used to the lighter and spicier sci-fi romance formula and liking it.  I happen to enjoy these when I’m in the mood so I was thrilled to give the author’s blue horned, tailed, and fated alien barbarians a chance.

I laughed and enjoyed this spicy rom-com set on an alien world.  Georgie and Vektal were great as the romance pair.  This book spent some time developing the alien differences and relationship part even while delivering some scorching hot scenes.  I liked the intro to the other women and a few of the aliens.  There was some backstory for both groups and a little about the alien race living there on the planet.  I’m looking forward to further teasing out and the additional romances as the series develops.

All in all, this fast and furiously sexy alien romance hit the spot.  For those who enjoy lots of humor and lighter storylines in a sci-fi setting, I can definitely recommend you give these a go.  If I ever get kidnapped by little green men and then end up stranded on an alien Ice Planet, I will be sorely disappointed if my own Vektal doesn’t come to my rescue.


Romance Roundabout #302 SFR
Let’s Read Indie #102

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Carole rae
3 years ago

Oooo! Very original indeed!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Carole rae

Oh yes- barbarians and aliens. Totally works!

3 years ago

Glad to see you enjoyed. I like series by Dixon.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Angela

I didn’t realize how many books and series she has written until I picked this one up. Lots of fun SFR settings it looks like.

Mary Kirkland
3 years ago

I’m definitely going to have to read more of her books. I love her aliens.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I have to as well, Mary. I got distracted by other books I wanted to try while doing the KU trial, but I want more of this series.

Lover Of Romance
3 years ago

I love these books so much and Ruby Dixon is fun. I love these blue aliens that have hearts of gold.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

This definitely a fun start to the series.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Glad this one hit the spot Sophia!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Yeah, it had me giggling a few times and was just fun stuff.

herding cats
3 years ago

Sounds fun. I like these light spicy ones now and again. They just hit the spot. And oh my on your fated being from another world. Pesky!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  herding cats

It was a hoot. I want to catch a few more of these, but I started to get in a murder mystery mood so had to set them aside for now, but fun times ahead. 🙂