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R'kos, son of the Ankylos Emperor, is expected to settle down. But he's much more attracted to human males than to his own species. Eager to explore his forbidden longings, he steals a ship and heads to Elora Ki to see if he can find the right human guy.

Darien robs the corrupt to give to those in need, but now he needs a ride off Elora Ki, stat. Pursued by drug lords, he accepts help from the amorous stranger who calls himself Ricky. As they fly together along Darien's route, their friendship quickly turns into passion.

But when Ricky is injured, Darien must contact the embassy to get his alien lover the medical care he needs. As Darien finds himself accused of kidnapping, and Ricky fears his family's disappointment, can the two protect their growing relationship? Or are their differences just too great?

©2012 KC Burn (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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So dang good!

Man, I have not read/listen to a really good m/m romance in like forever. This was awesome with a capital A! I so did not expect this... but I love how Ricky was really and truly an Alien. I love the moving penis and inner balls in the butt! So great... OMG...I laughed soooo hard... I almost cried. It wasn't sick either... just so funny. And the noises that Ricky make when he is angry or horny is just hilarious. So good. A straight through listen too... Totally unexpected.

Buy or Credit.. well worth it.

Narration was good.

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The ONLY audiobook I'll listen to more than once

What did you like best about this story?

The alien's balls. Seriously, I was like wtf at first but it got funnier...

Have you listened to any of Chad Maxwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Never heard him before. He did pretty well.

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To be fair, the reviewer before mine is not lying, there are some corny parts in the beginning of this book, but I implore you to push through them, it's well worth it. This isn't a book that will one day become a movie but that doesn't mean it's not a good book. The writing is well done, the narration is well done, and the story is cute. There's just enough fluff, just enough action, just enough sex, and just enough heart. By the middle of the book and the end, the fluff fades and it takes on a more serious tone. I won't lie, I read romance for romance, and I am well aware that romance sometimes comes with cheese but this one was lightly dashed with it, and not covered in it Velveeta style like others I've heard or read. I am VERY pleased with this purchase and this story. It was worth way more than I paid. The characters were sweet and well put together. Thumbs up to the author and narrator. I shall look out for more by them in the future. Bravo!

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A nice sci-fi romp

Would you listen to Alien 'n' Outlaw again? Why?

I think I would prefer to read the book over listening to the audiobook. The narrator seemed to me to be an amateur.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alien 'n' Outlaw?

When R'kos was injured and Darien realized he loved him.

What does Chad Maxwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Over all he is a mediocre narrator and I would not look forward to another story performed by him. It was difficult to differentiate between Darien's and R'kos' voices, and his narrative is monotone.

If you could take any character from Alien 'n' Outlaw out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Really?

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Summary: A great little romp through human thief Darien's sector of the galaxy with his big, sexy, 6'5 alien companion R'kos, son of the Ankylos Emperor. Nice, tight sci-fi story, smexy sex, a bit of sweetness and angst...what's not to like. The narrator, in addition to his monotone narrative, made it nearly impossible to distinguish Darien from R'kos, and mispronounced a few words. The recording was obviously not edited as evidenced by repeated lines. Regardless, this didn't didn't push me out of the story. I still recommend the audiobook.

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Sci-fi romance between human and alien

This is the second book of a series, so we have some recurring characters from the first book, but they don’t come in until later, but this book, just like the first, is complete in itself – no need to have read the first book.

I’m not sure if there was really what I would call a plot – it reads kind of like a story of “How I met my husband”, but told in 3rd person with the perspective alternating back and forth between each of the main characters. It has similar emotional themes to the first book: needing to feel protected, safe and loved, just causes and righteous justice.

Unlike the first book, this is really sci-fi – no escaping it. While the first book could have taken place without aliens, this one is all about the interaction between human culture and an alien culture. And I appreciated the author going into some detail about the alien culture. For a short book, one could expect very little development or thought invested in the “what and why” of the aliens and their culture, but the story here goes into that a bit. And there was a point in the story where I thought we were at the end of the story, but then something else happens that needs to be resolved. I liked that I didn’t see that coming.

Dialog is decent, not particularly rich or elaborate, but it works, feels appropriate. Audiobook readers be advised: the narrator’s voice is pleasant, but lacking in emotion and variety. A worthwhile story, nevertheless. I’m interested to see what happens in the third book.

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Even better than the first book in the series.

I had to start this right away after listening to book one and I liked this story even better. The narrator changed and I usually find it a bit disconcerting when that happens in the middle of a series but these books easily standalone so it didn't bother me.

I think I should say that this audiobook was released in 2012 and the idea of what constitutes a good audio performance has changed quite a bit. So, considering that, I think the performance of this story was really quite good. Unless Chad Maxwell narrates under another name, this is the only audiobook he has on Audible.

This book has a lot going for it – a person of royal lineage who doesn't want to follow tradition, a space pirate who's really more like Robin Hood, and a sexual relationship of convenience that turns into so much more.

This story has some seriously hot scenes; I thought my headset might go up in flames. 😊 I loved how the Ankylos culture was so different and how disconcerting it was for Darien when the people showed no modesty and it caused him to blush and be uncomfortable.

Through the writing and the narration, I felt the connection between Darien and Ricky and how much they came to care for each other. I was quite disappointed to learn that book three isn't available as an audiobook. Fortunately, I have a copy of the eBook!

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Alien n Outlaw by KC Burn

Alien n Outlaw by K C Burn

2nd book in the Galactic Alliance series. M-M science fiction romance with erotic elements. Can be read as a stand-alone.

Darien accepts help and a ride off the planet Elora Ki where he’s being pursued for Robin Hood tendencies. His rescuer, Ricky doesn’t understand the human’s need for privacy butt he smells intriguing and aroused.
The two discover their differences and their similarities in this outrageous and sexy hot romance. Often laugh-out-loud humorous and uplifting with acceptance as a strong message.

I listened to the audio version narrated by Chad Maxwell who did a good job with emotional cadence but I sometimes got lost on whose perspective I was hearing.

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meh story, monotone narrator

I love alien romances, so I'm easy to please, but this novella struggled to meet even my low standards. The premise is fun, but it's not properly explored. All the emotional connection and actual romance parts are skipped over. We essentially lose an entire ship ride of 40 days of bonding in a single paragraph, and then we're meant to accept that they're falling deep in love. I felt cheated--and bored. The best parts are literally not written.

Steamy scenes were meh to me, probably because of the lack of believable conection. The final one felt tacked on past the point the novella should have ended. Just terrible pacing! I rolled my eyes at the alien's "convenient" anatomy. Puh-lease.

I did enjoy the brief mentions of the aliens' social structure and their scent-focused way of communicating. More of that would have been even better. Our alien lead is a sweet and honest lavender hunk, which is pretty cute. As for our human lead, I got tired of the constant references to him being a thief. We don't need everything filtered through thief lenses to remember he's a thief, sheesh. I wish writers would quit using constant metaphors and similes specific to a character's archetype every time we're in their POV. It's so, so corny, especially when it's laid on as thick as it is in this. It's just lazy character building.

This whole novella felt lazy tbh. It's quick and light, though.

I might have enjoyed it better without the narration. People always speak of the dreaded monotone narrator of audiobooks, but I have never experienced one--until now. This dude had no tone variety EVER. Dialogue was flat as could be, almost as if he was shy or afraid to read it with emotion. It was awkward to have dialogue say it is "shouted"/etc. and have the narrator's tone not portray that. He does a cool stilted style of speech for Ricky, the alien, to demonstrate he doesn't normally speak this language. I liked that at first, but I realized the narrator put himself in a trap--he is completely unable to vary that stilted style in any way to convey emotion, even when it's clearly stated in the text that Ricky does display emotions through speech. It's terrible. I also felt annoyed that he didn't even attempt to pronounce the alien words in a unique way. Hard to believe our human lead couldn't pronounce Ricky's real name (R'kos) when it's just pronounced "Rickose" by the narrator. Everything is so lazy. I'm surprised I made it through the whole thing listening to this sleepy performance.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this!

I got this audible expecting it to be so-so. What a wonderful surprise. The story was entertaining and enjoyable!

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Loved this

This was a great story with likable characters and an interesting world. I read the first book quite a while ago so I forgot most of it, so I’d say you could read this as a stand-alone and still enjoy it. I also liked the narration. The quality of the voice has a unique raspy quality that made me hope this narrator does older men romances.

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Great worldbuilding, flat narration

What a monotone performance. It was hard to really listen to the story, which had plenty of big emotional moments, when read in that tone. Pity.
Story was veering wildly between plot and MxM porn. Author is great at worldbuilding. I bet this story feels better when I read it on paper.

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  • ceejay
  • 12-12-19

very enjoyable Sci-fi MM romp

I've read and listened to the previous one - Spice and Solace too.
I enjoyed the story - a good romp, sci-fi, purple aliens, and mid story angst, what's not to like.
Enjoyed this narrator more than the previous one . I thought he was very good and clear

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  • OCorkyO
  • 09-10-19

Fantastic

Fantastic 📚 books more would be appreciated thank you so very much! The narrator was perfect!