What’s better than a classic romance novel? How about a romance novel set in outer space? With the same tropes that you might recognize from contemporary romances, and set in a world that’s nothing like our own, sci-fi romance takes everyone’s favorite genre to a whole new level.
Ruby Dixon writes steamy sci-fi romances like no other: with detailed worldbuilding, emotional storylines, and heroes and heroines that you’ll love rooting for. Her beloved Ice Planet Barbarians series is one of the buzziest romance series out there, and readers are quick to understand why — they’re addictive and unputdownable.
Ruby Dixon is actually a pen name, and no one knows who is behind it! Not that Ruby’s readers mind the mystery: they just love how dedicated she is to her fans. Beyond the fact that it’s breathtakingly sexy, her writing is also deeply moving and impressively plotted. With multiple interconnecting series, Ruby Dixon is the master of giving her fans what they want — which is, of course, more to read!
Since Ruby Dixon has authored more than sixty riveting full-length novels, with six different series set in the same multiverse, finding out where to begin reading can be a daunting task. We recommend reading each series in their chronological order, as crossovers are rare enough to limit confusion.
You can start with any of her series — but Ruby herself recommends beginning with the series that started it all: the Ice Planet Barbarians series. From there, any of the spin-off series are fair game! It’s time to get reading, so check out the following Ruby Dixon books in order for your convenience.
Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians Series In Order
Ice Planet Barbarians (2015)
Fall for the book that started it all — Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians kicks off her wildly popular twenty-two book series with a blast.
When Georgie gets kidnapped by aliens, she thought that was the worst thing that could happen to her. But she was wrong: the aliens are having ship trouble, and they’ve abandoned her in the middle of nowhere, on an ice planet.
Georgie is terrified to meet a native of the planet, and even more terrified by how big and blue he is. Just wait until she finds out that this barbarian is really, really into her.
You can buy Ice Planet Barbarians here, and prepare to be swept up by this hilariously sexy alien romance in no time.
Barbarian Alien (2015)
Barbarian Alien is the second book in the Ice Planet Barbarians series, and it’s just as unputdownable as the first.
Liz is a headstrong human stranded on an alien planet — and to survive she has to rewire her body? No thanks, she’s good, no matter how hard her surly blue alien companion keeps trying to convince her that it’s worth it.
You can purchase Barbarian Alien here, and prepare to be rooting for Liz and Rahoosh until the very end.
Barbarian Lover (2015)
Barbarian Lover is the third exhilaration installation in the Ice Planet Barbarians series.
Kira and the doting barbarian Aehako started as friends, and with his patient wooing they’re finally becoming much more. But Kira is harboring a dark secret — the aliens who kidnapped her can track her, and they’re bringing danger with them when they return.
You can buy Barbarian Lover here, and you’re sure to fall for this steamy sci-fi romance.
Barbarian Mine (2015)
The Ice Planet Barbarians series is back, and it’s better than ever before in Barbarian Mine.
Harlow is happy to have been granted a second chance at life on a new planet — until she’s mated with the one alien who might be too barbaric, even amongst an entire tribe of barbarians.
You can purchase Barbarian Mine here, and prepare to laugh and swoon alongside this whirlwind romantic read.
Ice Planet Holiday (2015)
Ice Planet Holiday is technically a shorter novella-style romance, but fans of Dixon’s writing widely consider this a must-read — and according to chronological order, it follows seamlessly after the fourth novel.
This holiday-themed read features the return of Georgie from the series debut, as she decides to introduce everyone’s favorite barbarian planet to a brand new holiday.
You can buy Ice Planet Holiday here, and enjoy this festive and fun romance read.
Barbarian’s Prize (2016)
Barbarian’s Prize is the sixth installment in Dixon’s beloved Ice Planet Barbarians series — and it’s one that you won’t want to miss.
Tiffany is a signature popular girl with suitors wooing her left and right, but none of them come close to being the alien she wants (or needs). Salukh is the only one who knows the truth of TIffany’s past, and he’s the only alien patient enough to help her overcome it.
You can purchase Barbarian’s Prize here, and prepare to be hooked by this delightful addition to the series.
Barbarian’s Mate (2016)
The seventh book in the Ice Planet Barbarians series, Barbarian’s Mate, is a delicious enemies-to-lovers romance that won’t disappoint.
Josie has been dreaming of having a soulmate chosen for her — almost all the other human females have found their mate. So imagine her disappointment when her soulmate is chosen: and he is her least favorite alien on the entire planet.
You can buy Barbarian’s Mate here, and you’re sure to fall for Josie and Haeden’s tempestuous romance in no time.
Barbarian’s Touch (2016)
Barbarian’s Touch is the eighth book in Dixon’s fan-favorite alien romance series, and it stands alone as one of the strongest love stories in the collection.
Lila and Rokan have several differences — notably, Lila is a human and Rokan is decidedly not — but what they do have in common is a burning attraction to each other. On a dangerous planet far from her home, can Lila find the courage to be vulnerable and let herself be loved?
You can purchase Barbarian’s Touch here, and prepare for a sweet and spicy romantic read.
Barbarian’s Taming (2016)
If you’re looking for a sexy alien romance with a strong female lead, then pick up a copy of Dixon’s Barbarian’s Taming and dive right in.
Maddie shouldn’t be attracted to the domineering alien brute who literally kidnapped her sister. So why is it that he’s the only being on this entire planet who genuinely understands her?
You can buy Barbarian’s Taming here, and enjoy the rousing ninth book in the delicious Ice Planet Barbarians series.
Barbarian’s Heart (2016)
Ruby Dixon has done it again with Barbarian’s Heart, the heart-pounding tenth installation in her Ice Planet Barbarians series.
Stacy and Pashov are mates, living happily together with their child until the fateful day when Pashov wakes from a coma with no memory of Stacy and their life together. How can you love someone who doesn’t even remember you?
You can purchase Barbarian’s Heart here, and prepare to be reading late into the night.
Barbarian’s Hope (2016)
Second chance romance fans will adore Barbarian’s Hope, the eleventh book in the Ice Planet Barbarians series.
Asha and Hemalo were perfect for each other until an incomparable tragedy tore them apart. They’re being given a second chance at mating with each other — but what if they can’t overcome their past?
You can buy Barbarian’s Hope here, and you’re sure to be swept up by this romantic and emotional series continuation.
Barbarian’s Choice (2016)
Barbarian’s Choice is the twelfth book in Ruby Dixon’s can’t-miss intergalactic romance series, and this love story is sure to leave you swooning long after you’ve turned the last page.
Farli is the only unmated female in her tribe, but she’s refusing to lose hope in her romantic prospects. But when an alien ship from another planet introduces her to Mardok, Farli is forced to choose between her life on her planet or finding love somewhere new.
You can purchase Barbarian’s Choice here, and you’re bound to enjoy this unique love story with a twist.
Barbarian’s Redemption (2017)
You won’t want to overlook Barbarian’s Redemption, the delicious thirteenth book in everyone’s favorite alien romance series.
There are no eligible unmated females left in Bek’s tribe and he still doesn’t have a mate. Bek is willing to do whatever it takes to find a mate for himself — but the woman he finds isn’t afraid to teach him a lesson or two about his selfish behavior.
You can buy Barbarian’s Redemption here, and prepare to be thrilled by this exciting and intoxicating romance.
Barbarian’s Lady (2017)
Barbarian’s Lady is the welcome fourteenth installation in the Ice Planet Barbarian series, and it’s an undeniably riveting romantic romp that you won’t want to miss.
Kate doesn’t fit in anywhere — even on a planet of towering blue aliens, she’s too tall for the humans and too small for the barbarians. One alien in particular, Harrec, will not stop teasing her and Kate has had enough of it. But what if there’s more to his relentless flirtation than just trying to make a fool of her?
You can purchase Barbarian’s Lady here, and brace yourself for a read that you won’t be able to put down.
Barbarian’s Rescue (2017)
Barbarian’s Rescue is the must-read fifteenth book in the Ice Planet Barbarians series, complete with Dixon’s signature steamy romance and a tantalizing will-they-won’t-they dynamic.
When rogue slavers capture Summer’s entire tribe, she counts herself pretty lucky. But when she realizes she’s stuck with the unfairly silent and painfully attractive Warrek, she knows things are about to get a bit more complicated.
You can buy Barbarian’s Rescue here, and enjoy this picture-perfect blend of romance, action, and worldbuilding.
Barbarian’s Tease (2017)
Barbarian’s Tease, the sixteenth installment in the Ice Planet Barbarians series, is as gripping as they come.
Brooke intends to keep things casual with the big blue alien Taushen, but he has other plans. Just one night wasn’t enough for Taushen: he’s determined to convince Brooke that she’s his mate.
You can purchase Barbarian’s Tease here, and prepare to swoon over Brooke and Taushen’s sparkling chemistry.
The Barbarian Before Christmas (2017)
Holiday cheer comes to everyone’s favorite ice planet in The Barbarian Before Christmas, a flirty and festive novella.
Returning characters Bek and Elly are separated for the holidays, but a talented newcomer might be able to pull off some magic and bring them together again.
You can buy The Barbarian Before Christmas here, and enjoy getting a peek into the future of some old favorites.
Barbarian’s Beloved (2018)
Ruby Dixon takes readers back in time in Barbarian Beloved, a delightful closer look at the romance between some fan-favorite side characters.
No one understands Ariana and what she’s been struggling with ever since all her anxiety medication was left back on earth. But Zolaya sees her brave and beautiful spirit, and he’s determined to stick by her side no matter what.
You can purchase Barbarian’s Beloved here, and you’re sure to fall head-over-heels for Ariana and Zolaya’s touching slow-burn romance.
Barbarian’s Valentine (2019)
Barbarian’s Valentine is a cute and charming novella in the lovable Ice Planet Barbarians series that fans will not want to miss!
Maddie’s mate is returning after too long spent apart, and Josie is struggling to find time alone with her mate now that there are kids in the house. The two heroines team up to bring Valentine’s Day to their new planet, and hopefully treat their mates to something truly special.
You can buy Barbarian’s Valentine here, and you’re bound to be hooked by this short and sweet themed romance.
Barbarian’s Seduction (2019)
Barbarian’s Seduction is the twentieth book in the Ice Planet Barbarians series — and stands as proof that the series just keeps getting better.
Sometimes romance is found in the most unexpected of places: enter Marlene, a human female who is set on seducing the quiet and reserved alien Zennek. And Marlene is the type of woman you do not want to say no to.
You can purchase Barbarian’s Seduction here, and prepare to be blown away by this sizzling alien-human romantic pairing.
Barbarian’s Treasure (2020)
If you’re looking for a playful and sensual love story, then look no further than Barbarian’s Treasure, the twenty-first addition to the Ice Planet Barbarians series.
Megan and Cashol bonded instantly with each other, but nothing’s ever simple in life or love. The two have seemingly unending obstacles ahead of them, but one thing’s for sure: neither of them is giving up on the other.
You can buy Barbarian’s Treasure here, and you’ll be thinking about this memorable love story long after you’ve turned the last page.
Barbarian’s Bride (2021)
Barbarian’s Bride is the latest and greatest addition to Dixon’s infamous Ice Planet Barbarians series, and it’s as relentlessly entertaining as all the stories that came before.
Dagesh is head-over-heels for his human mate, Nora, but he’s worried that she isn’t satisfied. He sets out to throw her the biggest and best barbarian wedding ever — how can Nora ever work up the nerve to tell him what’s really missing?
You can purchase Barbarian’s Bride here, and prepare for a hilarious, heartfelt, and undeniably sexy read that you won’t want to put down.
Ruby Dixon’s Icehome Series In Order
This Ice Planet Barbarian series spin-off takes place on a stunning tropical island — one that’s nestled comfortably in the heart of an icy planet. This series begins after the sixteenth Ice Planet Barbarians book, Barbarians Tease, but it can also be read as a standalone series if you’re new to Ruby Dixon’s writing.
- Lauren’s Barbarian (2017)
- Veronica’s Dragon (2018)
- Willa’s Beast (2018)
- Gail’s Family (2018)
- Angie’s Gladiator (2018)
- Hannah’s Hero (2019)
- Devil’s Distraction (2019)
- Nadine’s Champion (2019)
- Callie’s Catastrophe (2019)
- Penny’s Protector (2019)
- Mari’s Mistake (2020)
- Raven’s Return (2020)
- Bridget’s Bane (2020)
- Steph’s Outcast (2021)
- Sam’s Secret (2021)
- Daisy’s Decision (2022)
- Flor’s Fiasco (2022)
Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Honeymoon Series in Order
The Ice Planet Honeymoon series is a collection of novellas that feature fan-favorite couples from the Ice Planet Barbarian series — set in their future. Make sure to read the Ice Planet Barbarian series before you pick up these novellas!
Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Clones Series In Order
The Ice Planet Clones series is a brand new Ruby Dixon series that’s set after Flor’s Fiasco, the last book in the Ice Home series.
- R’jall’s Resonance (2023)
Ruby Dixon’s Risdaverse Series In Order
This series is set outside of the infamous ice planet and in the greater Ruby Dixon multiverse and includes a mix of full-length novels and short novellas. It is very loosely connected to Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarian series, so no need to worry about reading one before the other or vice versa.
- When She’s Ready (2019)
- When She’s Married (2020)
- When She Purrs (2020)
- When She Belongs (2020)
- When She Dances (2020)
- When She’s Bold (2021)
- When She’s Lonely (2022)
- When She’s Pregnant (2022)
- When She’s Merry (2022)
Ruby Dixon’s Corsair Brothers Series In Order
Ruby Dixon’s Corsair Brothers series is a loosely connected spin-off series that ties into the Risdaverse series and the Ice Home series. You aren’t required to read one series before another, although Corsairs: Mathias does lead into Flor’s Fiasco, the seventeenth book in the Ice Home series. Again, they are only loosely connected, but readers who are looking to gain a perfect chronological order may want to read this series before finishing the Ice Home series.
- Corsairs: Adiron (2020)
- Corsairs: Kaspar (2021)
- Corsairs: Straik (2021)
- Corsairs: Mathiras (2022)
- Corsairs: Bethiah (2023)
Is Ruby Dixon a pen name?
Yes, Ruby Dixon is a pen name, although the author hasn’t publicly released her actual name.
What order should I read Ruby Dixon?
The best order to read Ruby Dixon’s impressive bibliography is listed above, although readers hoping to start somewhere else can do so without any problem. As long as you read each series in its set order, you should be fine!
How many Ice Planet Barbarians books are there?
There are twenty-two books in the series, as well as a few related novellas.
What are the trigger warnings for Ice Planet Barbarians?
The Ice Planet Barbarians series is intended for mature audiences, as it deals with difficult subjects such as abduction, sex trafficking, murder, rape, and death.
Will there be more Ice Planet Barbarians books?
Ruby Dixon has not officially announced a book as the series “finale”, which means that most likely there are more on the way. However, nothing is yet official.