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The Sirilians, Book 1
Narrated by: Lessa Lamb
Series: The Sirilians, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Romance, Erotica
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No one can say when the end is near. It can come from a plague, warfare, or a natural disaster. For the people of Siril, the end of their world came from space. The massive solar flare that collided with their planet wasn't something they could prepare for, or prevent. Millions perished instantly, and those that survived looked to the stars in steel-eyed defiance.

Karincin's life has been dominated by familial expectations, duty, and celibacy. He attended all of the correct schools, won the worthy awards, and leads a cutting edge team at the Department of Space. His life is going exactly as planned, until he's assigned a mate.

Aevum is nothing like he expected. She's free-spirited, passionate, and doesn't adhere to Karincin's pre-arranged life. She challenges everything he's been taught to believe, and awakens suppressed desires he didn't know he had.

He was never prepared for such an irrational craving as lust.

After his planet is ravaged by natural disaster, Karincin is selected as one of 12 scouts to be sent into space to discover the looming peril to his people. It is a great honor, and one the Sirilian people desperately need him to perform. But it will make him choose between his life's work, and his own awakened heart.

What awaits him in the void of space? And if he goes, would he ever return to the woman he loves?

©2016 Nicole Krizek (P)2016 Nicole Krizek

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Great twists in sci-fi romance!

I enjoyed this audiobook very much. The story is told in a mix of past and present day tenses. I was intrigued by the storyline and don’t want to give any spoilers, so I’ll just say it was well worth listening to. Narration was well done.

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Awesome Story and narrator. I loved this book

The story was intriguing, emotional and passionate. The narrator was awesome. She really made the characters come alive. The combination of great writing and great narration, makes this a "Must Read/Listen" for any SyFy fan.

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WOW!!

What an amazing story writer! I have fallen in love with each book. I look forward to reading the next in the series. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift of writing!

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Enjoyable

Of course of love this narrator Lessa Lamb. She's just great and the Author is a great match with her. There is 3 characters in this story that you might be curious about there in Alien Incursion
The Arathians Volume 3. I love this audiobook and the series is great. Enjoy

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Well done

You can call this Sirilians, Book 1, but it’s also Arathians, Book 4, and is best read after Alien Incursion. Both of the current Sirilian books have characters from Arathians. Additionally, characters from Adrift and Unearthed are in Alien Revelation, which is the next in the series arc.
In this story, the author does a really good job creating a gentle, almost dreamy, definitely otherworldly atmosphere with the story and characters; I can actually visualize it as a movie as I’m reading/listening.
This is one of the few (only?) then-and-now stories I’ve read that I like. It’s clearer when going between the present day timeline story -space- to the previous timeline story -Siril- both are really good. Actually, this book is a cut above the first 3 Arathian books, as it has the fewest gaps in logic or story, and the fewest misused words.
What’s shocking is how long Karo has “actually” been in space. That’s where the logic of the story breaks down, so you have to ignore the gap, and just enjoy it as is.
Lamb does a decent job of narration. She seems to be a good pairing with Krizek for book editing and audiobook production.

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really good Scifi+romance

this author creates interesting galactic races and includes romance in an interesting and enjoyable way.

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Excellent sci-fi romance – Loved it!

This is my first Nicole Krizek novel, and what a heart-stopper it was!

I have no prior knowledge of her previous series and after reading negative reviews suggesting that the other series is better or that you need to read that first, I was hesitant about starting with ADRIFT. Conclusion: You can definitely start with this book and you won’t get lost. No prior knowledge of the world the author has created is required. She explains it all very well.

The love story runs along 2 parallel timelines – the past when the hero Karincin, and heroine, Aevum, meet and fall in love; and the present when Karincin is in deep space on a scout mission. At first, I was confused by the changing scenes from past to present and had to check my device to ensure I hadn’t skipped chapters, because I worried when Karincin was on his own. It felt as though too much time was devoted to the scout mission when all I wanted was for the romance to continue. In the end, I realised those scout mission chapters were essential.

If you feel the romance is not advancing at a pace you like (as I did), my advice is to persevere. It is SO worth the wait for the mystery to unravel. It is a romantically rewarding experience. My heart thumped hard, and I was delighted by the originality of this well-plotted story.

My romance reading needs were met here because there was a heart-stopping, tastefully sexy, mature love. There was a complete story with a happy ever after for two intelligent and likeable main characters; excellent world building; and what felt like well researched science fiction that I enjoyed. But I’m in it for the romance, and it was excellent.

The narrator, Lessa Lamb, was new to me, and I loved her representations of all the characters.

If you can, read ADRIFT first, as book 2 UNEARTHED is filled with spoilers for ADRIFT and avoiding spoilers is advised.

What an excellent find. I highly recommend ADRIFT as it has brought author Nicole Krizek and narrator Lessa Lamb to my attention and I am excited by what they produced here.

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It was promising! Felt short though

In my personal opinion it was a very promising storyline, the male hero spent most of the story apart from the female main character. It was more about the previous books characters that about the new series, it felt short in new characters but it was a nice story.