P.L. Parker

P.L. Parker

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bride Kidnapping Revisited

“Bride Kidnapping” is the basis for my sexy steamy novels, The Chalice and Breeder Slave.  

In secret dreams, women imagine being taken by handsome, dashing warriors (mostly Scottish Highlanders) who whisk them away to a life of passion and overwhelming love.  They marry and live happily ever after!  Or do they?  In reality, being kidnapped by a desperate male isn't what romance authors make it up to be.  

From a historical standpoint, women were considered highly valuable. They brought with them their tribe/clan's customs and new blood to add strength to the tribe.

“Bride kidnapping, also known as marriage by
abduction or marriage by capture, is a practice throughout history and around the world in which a man abducts the woman he wishes to marry."

The practice of kidnapping children, teenagers and women from neighboring tribes and adopting them into the new tribe was common among Native Americans and throughout the Americas. The kidnappings were a way of introducing new blood into the group. Although the practice was considered normal by Native Americans, European settlers were horrified by it. 

History is replete with tales of kidnapped women, their tribulations and quite often sad endings.  Laws were enacted to protect women from such a fate, but even today, bride kidnapping is alive and well in many countries throughout the world.  

In The Chalice and Breeder Slave, 1,000 human females are kidnapped by 1,000 alien virgin males and when the two sides meet, the battle begins.  



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