Captive by Pelaam

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When the Alphan warrior Nakai captures a Xyran pirate ship, the last thing he expects is to have his heart stolen by a beaten, human male named Einian. He’s equally surprised by the ship’s other captive, a badly injured Xyran who’s apparently important to the human Nakai has rescued.

Nakai wants to court Einian and take him as his mate. But he can’t ignore the Xyran Sukh, in part because of Einian’s feelings for him … and in part for reasons Nakai doesn’t even want to admit to himself.

But when Einian’s life is in danger, Alphan and Xyran must work as one to find him, each finally willing to face the attraction between them.

But have they left it too late?

Be Warned: m/m sex, menage sex (MMM)


“You may not think so, but you are a guest here.” Nakai indicated his men with a sweep of his hand. “These men are here as much to protect you, as to ensure no one can accuse me of endangering other Alphans by tending to you here.”

“Why? Why am I not rotting in an Alphan prison?”

The Xyran’s tongue flicked out. To Nakai’s shock, the action produced a reaction low in his belly and heat in his groin. He cleared his throat, unwilling to risk his voice sounding husky to the Xyran’s ears. “Firstly, contrary to what propaganda is expounded on your home world, we treat all prisoners equally. Our prisons are clean, dry, and we offer a degree of comfort even to those who have broken our laws. Secondly, since you are injured, you would normally be in a military hospital. As I captained the ship that attacked your vessel, I have the right to ask to be responsible for your care. Thirdly, I did it for Einian.”

That got a reaction from Sukh. His eyes narrowed, and his fingers tightened in the coverlet. Although the Xyran only gave him the briefest glimpse of his true feelings, Nakai hadn’t risen to ship’s captain while maintaining control of his estate without proving his mettle repeatedly.

“What of the human?” Sukh asked.

Nakai made a show of smoothing his robe but watched the Xyran from the corner of his eye. “As you know, despite being badly injured himself, he seemed only concerned that we found and rescued you. I felt such concern should be heeded.”

“The human is soft.”

The hardness of the words was not matched by the Xyran’s tone. If anything he sounded a little gentler, but again Nakai gave no indication he’d noticed. Instead he shrugged, straightening up to look the Xyran in the eye. “On my world compassion is valued. What one man on his own will fail to accomplish can be achieved if he has the support of those who care.”

“And on mine the strong succeed, the weak fail. Standing is everything. Where you are, your place in the tribe, dictates whether you live or die.”

“Perhaps you should be grateful the human thought enough of your life to make sure you weren’t overlooked. Or you would be dead.” Nakai wasn’t prepared for the derisory snort from the Xyran.

“You call this living? Your physician felt I needed to know I would be crippled for life. The human’s compassion has sentenced me to a living death.”

The reaction was far from what Nakai had expected. He glowered at the Xyran. “Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” Nakai snapped angrily. “You lie there, wallowing in self-pity. The human has barely been conscious since his rescue, and still spoke of you, not of himself. My physician feared Einian would lose his fragile hold on the thread of life. You will recover, and regain all your strength. At worst you will limp. Hardly a living death.”

The Xyran stared at him. Clearly, Nakai’s outburst had taken him by surprise. Nakai opted for a tactical withdrawal while he was still ahead. “I will visit you again. Bring you some books to read.” He reached the door before he was stopped by a shout from the Xyran.


It was the first time the Xyran had used his name. Up to now whenever the Xyran had spoken to him, he’d only referred to Nakai as “Alphan”. Nakai turned slowly. “Yes, Sukh?”

The Xyran hesitated, as if unsure of how to react to the use of his name, or of how to phrase what he wished to say. Nakai waited patiently.

“How is the boy? Is he recovering well?”

Nakai allowed himself a slight smile. It was a small victory, but a victory nonetheless. “He is very weak. The beating was brutal. But Kele fears his spirit, as much as his body, was hurt. Do you know of anything I can do that he might like? No matter how small. I will ensure he knows you asked about him.”

Sukh’s tongue flicked back and forth a couple of times, and Nakai watched the movement, his cock thickening. He closed his eyes, willing the incipient erection away. He wasn’t willing to admit his arousal whenever he was in the Xyran’s proximity.

“Music. Einian likes music. Pipes especially.”

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Score: 4 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings)
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2 Alpha aliens and a human--all guys and all hot
Written by undefined on 28th Sep 2015

Great book about three men figuring out their relationships. You have two strong, enticing Alphas. They may be aliens but they're still all man. The other books in the "Planet Alpha" series are really good, too. Different author write some of the books and they have different subjects. Check out some of those as well.

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Written by Serena Yates on 4th Jul 2015

This story about two aliens and one human trying to figure out how to relate to each other is full of surprises. Nakai may begin as an Alphan warrior, fierce and out to fight the Xyrans, but he turns out to be much more than that. Sukh seems to be an unfeeling, brutal Xyran warrior, but he too has a few secrets just waiting to be discovered. And Einian, a human who starts out as a prisoner who has been beaten but not defeated, is in for the biggest surprise of his life. Taking these three men and melding them into a ménage relationship that will fulfil them all is not an easy task, but Pelaam doesn’t shy back from the challenge, managing to greatly entertain me in the process. Nakai may have had to be a warrior for a while, but now that he has fulfilled his obligation, he is free to pursue other interests. Beyond the family vineyard he has always hoped to return to, he discovers that he has one mate for sure, Einian, and possibly another man he has to deal with on top of that. Einian is the one who has grown to love the fierce Xyran warrior, but Nakai isn’t exactly immune to his charms, such as they are, either. Einian seems to be the weakest of the three men, and in physical terms, he is certainly not a muscle-packed fighter, But his mental resilience and inner determination are what set him apart, and that is before you stat counting his ability to build bridges between himself and two aliens who normally would end up killing each other. Needless to say, I admired him a lot. Sukh is such an impenetrable rock in the beginning, I wasn’t sure what to think of him. Like Nakai, I had to take Einian’s word for it and believe that there was more to the Xyrean than a first, and even a second, glance implied. I cannot say that I ended up loving him, but I grew to respect him and understood him a lot better by the end of the story than I did at the beginning. If you like wild stories about hot alien-human three-way relationships, if you want to find out more about a rather complicated relationship between bens who start out as enemies, and if you’re looking for a read that is as full of treacherous actions as it is of hot loving, then you will probably enjoy this novella.

So Great!
Written by Kenna Nauenburg on 19th May 2015

I've enjoyed all of the "Planet Alpha" books I've read, and this one is no exception. The characters are sweet and sexy, and the story is exciting and well thought out. I would never hesitate to recommend it.

Written by Linda L Fowler on 22nd Jan 2015

Loved all of the Planet Alpha books. Hot, hot. hot.

Hearts on Fire
Written by Victoria on 4th Oct 2014

Captive is the fourth book in the Plant Alpha series by Pelaam. This book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel with ease. Nakai is an Alphan warrior that Captures a Xyran pirate ship and finds two people that seem to steal his heart. Nakai gets to know both men wanting not to push them to fall for him unless they want to. Einian is a human male that has been kept as a sex slave by Sukh. Einian loves his master. Einian is a sexy man who captures the attention the men around him. Sukh is a Xyran who loves Einian and seems to struggle with the dealing with his feelings when they were not valued on his home planet. The connection between the three, Nakai, Einian, and Sukh is intense. Trust is a very delicate thing and the three seems intent to trust each other. The three of them struggle against each other to make their relationship work. I found this book very well written with an interesting plot. The main characters and secondary characters are enthralling. The ending of this book while a bit predictable, was interesting to see how the trio comes together. At 77 pages, this book has a well thought out beginning, middle, and ending. Overall, this was a wonderful book.

Hearts On Fire
Written by Mandy on 24th Aug 2014

Another m/m/m story that called my name. The blurb is pretty accurate, Nakai comes from a planet with very few females, that’s why human females are highly prized. Lucky for him, he doesn’t really want a female, but the male human Einian, even badly beaten is exactly what he wants. But there is a catch (isn’t there always). Einian was the sex-slave of Sukh and despite difficult circumstances ( I have to admit, I wasn’t happy with how Einian was treated before by Xyran, even if I understood that it was necessary in the tribal-warlike culture on Xyran) he is in love with Sukh and Nakai is a very understanding alien and wants what’s best for his mate. Plus something about the other alien pulls at him too. So he sets out to woo them both, there is some intrigue and deceit, some world building and some sex, although not as much as I would have thought. All in all a good ménage, with two big alpha males and a cute little fragile human.

I would recommend this!
Written by Allison on 20th Jul 2014

“Captive” is told purely from Nakai’s POV, but even so, you still get a good feel for all the characters and the world he lives in. Nakai discovers Einian in the captain’s quarters of a captured Xyran ship and the human’s only words before he blacks out are about the only Xyran left on the ship. Most of this story is actually set on Nakai’s home planet. Pelaam wove the details of the Alphan society very smoothly into the story, leaving me with a strong impression of the world and people around Nakai. And even though not a lot is said about it, Sukh’s reactions show some of Xyran society. I must admit, hearing that human society was in decline made me laugh, mostly because it goes back to classic sci-fi stories where humans are well and truly outmatched by other events and/or beings in the universe. “Captive” reads very smoothly and shows how much Pelaam has learnt since her fan-fic days. It is very much a romance set in a science fiction background, and although Nakai’s instant desire for Einian as his mate screams of insta-love, it is not a sure thing and only Nakai’s actions in regards to Einian and Sukh help guide the relationship in that direction. I would recommend this for readers of romance who like an easy, enjoyable book where the romance is the only plot. It is definitely one of the best books by Pelaam I’ve read yet.

a good story
Written by Booklover Sue on 7th Jul 2014

I enjoyed reading this Sci-fi romance. The characters were interesting and the story was good. I am going to look into more books by this very good author!