In the distant future, humans wage war against the alien planet Caeorleia, with no tactic off-limits if it will help the humans get their hands on Caeorleia's resources. Ask Ryker. He thought he volunteered for a simple experiment that would help his government in the war. He didn't realize sadistic doctors would turn him into the experiment - by injecting him with blood from a captured Caeorleian, Seral Iorflas.
Nor did Ryker realize he'd be sent to sabotage a planet full of the very beings his world is battling, beings who kill humans on sight. But then, thanks to the experiment that irrevocably changed him, he isn't exactly human any longer - and with each passing day, as his blood bond with Seral strengthens, he's less and less sure as to whose side he's on.
©2014 Alicia Nordwell (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Aliens. Sex. Revenge.
The first time Ryker was being examined by the doctors on Caeorleia and then later had to explain some of what he had endured while being on the ship prior to arriving on Caeorleia. The entire scene was emotional and my heart bleed for Ryker.
I have not prior to listening to this book, but he did an amazing job (especially considering all the foreign words) and I will for sure be looking for other books narrated by him.
A hero with nothing to loose... or so he thought.
I don't read alien books, but my friend had gotten this audio book and had been giving me text updates over how ridiculous this book was. It made me really curious, so I got it thinking it would be awful. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case. I found instead that the book was incredibly well thought out with lots on interesting characters, scenes, and a ton of originality. I liked everything about it.
Its not perfect, some things could obviously be tweaked, but for the most part it was fun to listen to. If there was a little more humor maybe to balance it all out, it would be perfect.
I know there is a published sequel and I hope more then anything that it is turned into an audio book as well.
I loved the book until about an hour and a half in where guy on guy action exploded onto the scene (laugh). I was getting interested in the story then the fake romance started to appear. I ignored it hoping it was just some character building but I was wrong. The gay scene was very graphic. I went back to the book on audiable trying to figure out what happened and noticed up top it says romance. Son of a... I did a search for scifi, the synopsis has no hint of porn and the cover could be just some alien looking down at a victom. I re-checked the new realease search and of course it does not say it's a romance. You have to click into the details to figure it out. That is not right. I feel like audiable and the publisher are in colusion to trick me into buying romance novels. The book has some kinda of split personality disorder. It starts off as scifi guess the writer is in on it too, then vampire stuff appears and now gay porn. Audiable needs to add in icons indicating romance so people like myself can find aliens and technology rather then boyfriends and flowers.
A writer that knows how to write. This book has literally every single bad writing and bad romance cliche ever invented. I hate the characters. The main character, if you understand this reference, is Shinji Ikari; aka he whines and complains the entire book. Any action that he could have taken... since he IS the main character is taken away from him. He literally sits and waits around the entire book. The romance it terrible. Its instalove and they spend way too much time on it basically repeating the same scene several times then wrapping up the weak plot line. For me it is a very segmented book. Part 1: torcher /horro scene, Part 2: Instalove Romance, Part 3: Scifi action adventure. It just doesn't come together and is missing alot that would make it a good story. For most of the book it is a bad scooby doo episode.
It was acceptable. I didn't find it particularly bad. It wasn't spectacular either. The only thing that I didn't like was that you could hear every breath he takes, it gets annoying after a while.
No. My money would have been better spent by ripping it up and burning it. Oh, I know. Its soo bad it is actually funny.
Don't buy this book, even if it is free.
What a horrible waste of money. The book is actually all about gay sex between the main character and an alien. While I don't have any problem with that, it certainly wasn't obvious that I was downloading a book full of graphic descriptions. I can easily see how some people could be very offended. What offended me though is the writing style. This reminds me of a book aimed primarily at teenagers, with over-the-top emotional drama and repetitive predictable actions and reactions. Bottom line... booooorrrriiinnnggg!!! I not only want my money back, but how about a couple wasted hours of my life?
Nothing from this author!
Narrator was OK, but nothing special.
No, I didn't notice any redeeming qualities. Perhaps the author is a good speller - since it's an audiobook, I wouldn't know.
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