T too porny for meThe story feels very yaoi ish if that makes any sense And so far there s a lot telling than showing so it s hard for me to sympathize with an abused character since the history of abuse is told and his reaction to things don t always feel appropriate ie the human MC was raped during his xperimentation but he gets pretty horny around his newly met alien mateSo in all it just didn t meet my French Daguerreotypes expectation and mood It doesn t mean the story was bad just not by cuppa I found this a fun read and I ll probably read the next part if there is one since Nordwell successfully raised my curiosity about late arriving characters like Dade and Nicklaus It s safe to say I m a fan of any and all variations of the alien abduction story and a downright sucker for the big tough alpha alien meets meekarth boy plotline This was of an From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read engaging play on the familiarlements of that story rather than an xploration of new territory Sadly but predictably our toppy vampiric alien turns out to be a big marshmallow whose dominance consists of overprotectiveness and a willingness to devote his life to making his mate happy Still the book was much better written than the average alien abduction story the plot had nough twists and adventure to keep me interested and I liked both MCs Doris Salcedo enough to feel happy when they were happy The good chemistry and hot manlove scenes were also uite appreciated I was most dissatisfied with thexperiment itself namely the account of Ryker s Twelve Days of Pleasure extreme abuse at the hands of doctors It s a pretty common set up and isvolving into a major pet peeve of mine The seuence reminded me of Laurann Dohner s New Species series or recently Seven where you have these vil scientists who are so monstrous they lose any resemblance to actual human beings and because of that are fundamentally uninteresting as ither characters or Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye even social phenomena As a contrast I would posit the people involved in judicial torture in Manna Francis Mind Fuck who are riveting both in themselves and for the system they represent I getspecially frustrated and impatient because a good villain one with some genuine charisma and motivation is often Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France enough to make me obsess over an otherwise ho hum book I am hoping thevil but sorta sexy council member Buphet who was casting lustful looks at Ryker from the margins will reappear in the seuel maybe he could kidnap him and take him to his lair Enough of the rant Bottom line I d already DNF d three books this weekend but this I finished with nthusiasm If there is a seuel I will read it Gritty beginning with rainbows and unicorns ndingSo I Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild expected this to be darker or rather darker for longer than it was After the start it turned very lovey dovey and played into the possessive caring bigger male and delicate smaller feisty male theme which is fine Not my favorite but I ll roll with it I guess I wanted of this Seral lifted his wrist to his mouth and licked at the bite marks It didn t hurt You may not have fangs but I liked it when you bit me But it uickly became sweet Very sweet There svil guys to thwart a traitor to reveal and a few cultural misunderstandings to overcome Nice set of new characters introduced at the Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets end which would actuallyncourage me to read their stories Dade and Nicklaus So I Electromyography for Experimentalists ended up reading something much fluffier than Ixpected but njoyed it Overall I thought The Experiment was a pretty fun sci fi romance The story follows human Ryker whose body is altered by human scientists as part of their war against another alien race The xperiments are very much against his will and to his horror he and one of the aliens they re fighting against are jected into a shuttle and sent to the alien s planetThere Ryker xpects a uick death by the aliens hands but instead is faced with a much gentler treatment than what he xperienced by his own kind He is forced to confront who are his real nemies and also who he is now in this new altered bodyI am a fan of the forced marriage trope when it s not rape y and thankfully that s where this story falls as Ryker and his fellow alien captive Seral have to join to survive because of what the scientists had injected into them before they were released Seral who feels a deep connection to his new mate Ryker understands that Ryker is not at the same place as him nor does he understand any of Seral s culture including what it means to join so he patiently and carefully Wicked Loving Lies enfolds Ryker. Nment in the war He didn't realize sadistic doctors would turn him into thexperiment 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 bat.
After being told a great news that we will get a new book in the same series I could not help myself to re read 1 book one time but now I chose audio format 14 022014 4 starsStory plot is not uniue and is full of holes and uestions but still La heredera del mar end result is than satisfying Both main characters Ryker and Seral are very interesting individual and reading goes smoothly Holy crap this book was amazing Right off the bat it pulled me into Ryker s painful story He s been tricked by Earth s government and taken on a ship to an alien world During the 5 year journey the Doctor sxperimented on him hurt him abused him and turned him into something not uite human He s not sure how he survived but knows he can t take much When they finally arrive to Caeorleia the doctors plan to release him along with Seral an alien who s also been held captive They hope to plant Ryker as a spy and find a way to take over the planet What the doctors didn t anticipate was the immediate bond that formed between Ryker and SeralThis story is super steamy and full of adventure It s really well wr I read this story some time ago when Cia aka Alicia Nordwell had this story published on line Having njoyed the on line version as well the author s contribution to the MM Romance Group s Love Has No Boundaries vent I was interested to see if there was much difference between the two versions Admittedly my memory may not be all that clear but it seems there is no fundamental changeEarth that has long plunged into desolation trees and grass are only found in vids and winter rule much of the year with few mployment opportunities for the population Down to his last few days in a tiny box like apartment he could no longer afford Ryker volunteered to a science xperiment the reality of which turned out to be far different from the one he thought he had signed up forThe xperiment he found himself in was one that aimed at finding a way to win a war against an alien species Having successfully capturing one of the aliens Seral the scientists decide upon a barbaric plan With the help of the volunteers and using Seral s blood they aimed at genetically changing humans to match the aliens creating spies that would blend in seamlessly on Seral s home world Of course they didn t uite plan on how using Seral s blood to create the now modified humans might affect one in particular RykerAgainst his will Riker finds himself responding to Seral but having undergone five years of torture he only xpects pain and perhaps death when the scientists dump him along with Seral on Seral s home world Ryker though would never have imagined that Seral would also respond in returnThis story almost has an insta love feel yet avoids it though the Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One explanation of scientificxperimentation It is told from alternating points of view Seral and Ryker s and I liked seeing the how different interpretations of vents uite disparate at first slowly grow aligned as the two men grow closer physically and motionally There is a little of the helpless female role about Ryker reuiring rescue from the strong male character but fortunately this diminishes as the story as the story moves forward All in all I Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe enjoyed re visiting the story and look forward to the next in the series They d lied to usWe weren t working on anxperiment We were the Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time experiment Five years ago Ryker was at thend of his rope Broke alone and increasingly surrounded by the drumbeats of humanities war mongering he took a chance at a new beginning It seemed the government needed some people to help study the One Wild Weekend environmental safety of a planet they intended to colonize As anx lab tech Ryker figures he s got as good a shot as any other candidate And he does He s perfect Except it was all a lie And now after five years of torture The Experiment wasn t what I Forgetful of Their Sex expected and I was having a hard time getting into the story I wasxpecting something a little bit gritty and dark since there is mention of Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing experimental abuse with one of the characters Plus I m having a hard time getting the concept of naked vampire based alien species from another planet similar in the sense of claws fangs and moments of neck biting There s a soul bondingmate feel reminiscent of werewolf shifter stories between the main alien character and the human and I kept getting turned off with the whole I keep getting horny when the alien is close to mespecially in a culture where most F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby everyone is naked Felt a bi. 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 simplexperiment that would help his gover.
Into his world without pressuring him Ryker is suffering from severe PTSD from his trauma during his years of being Walled (The Line, experimented on Even with his trauma the story isn t too dark because those painfulxperiences are not detailed and graphic which I appreciated If you dislike non con and torture like me know that The Experiment is not too graphic and much of the focus is on his recovery and adjustment to his new world and to his new alien husbandIn this way the book reminded me of the movie Avatar since it shared some similar traits of Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany entering into and falling in love with an alien world and how the world you are from may actually be thenemy to watch out forAs a heads up the dynamic between smaller Ryker and larger Seral has kind of a yaoi sue semeuke tone and reading this reminded me of Rob Colton and Rowan McBride and other mm writers that often focus on the protective larger mate and the protected smaller mate tropes although the characters here are not as burly hairy as in Colton s seminal novel Timber Pack Chronicles nor did it have muscles bursting out of clothes like in McBride s works Although there were clothes being torn off with claws literally before some sexy times If you are adverse to that school of characters you may have a harder time with this story Even as Ryker grows stronger and faces his fears after his trauma the dynamic follows that yaoi sue path I ve read and njoyed a lot of yaoi so it worked fine with me but I know some don t like those tropes so heads upEven with the semeuke dynamics I did really like Seral and Ryker s chemistry and I m a fan of a good healing relationship story It didn t fall too hurtcomfort where it was overwhelming on comfort and I did feel like it was a good level of understanding and space for a character who was very traumatized It was asy to sympathize with Ryker s fears of intimacy and trust which made his slow bloom back to life Tempting Fate even nicer to readNear thend of the book some characters were introduced that to a learned romance reader s ye reveals the seeds for future couples so it looks like this is the first book of a series For readers who hate cliffhangers like me please know that the nding here is satisfying so One Giant Leap even if books come out you will not be left hanging hereThis novel was born as a free serial on GayAuthorsorg and there you can read the second book in the series Adverse Effects for free and it just was completedNordwell under penname Cia has a bunch of free stories novellas and novels on GayAuthorsorg so if you like her style there s a lot to check out there along with her published worksDo I recommend this book I do if you re a big sci fi romance fan and if you re fine with the bigsmall traditional yaoi dynamic Nordwell did introduce some cool word building including the culture of joining and how it s different on Seral s world and I thought that was pretty neatWill I read the next book Yes I would read the next book I m intriguednough about Seral s world and with following the future of the other characters who were introduced in the bookOverall a fun intriguing imaginative sci fi read with a good mix of romance and action and sexy timesReview first posted to Boys in our Books The plotIn a future Earth is in war against Ceaorleia humans want that planet their resources what humans will sacrifice to win this warOh so simple what a greedy human would do to win what would be done Where would be the limit in the human need to conuer another world No limitnothing would be too much neither use humans as weaponMeet Ryker an unlucky human volunteer in what he thought was just a scientific Apocalyptic Cartography experimentIt was but he could never guess HE would be the guinea pig the animal used in thexperimentsThe story begin with Ryker no longer a human now an alien as Ceaorleia habitantsOriginal I said it s original how much Because let s face it it s hard to find good and original storiesWell I will not spoil but I must say verything from Ceaprleian s humming vibrations language from the alien planet itself I love verything Each detail A Bride for McCain everything was perfect and VERY originalIt s an abuse non consensual sex story There is kidnapping noNoThere is no rape scene an This book will have wildly different ratings depending on the reader Some people will love this one unfortunately I didn t From the blurb I anticipated a gritty alien torture sci fi with a slow burn romance That isn t what this book is like at all so. Tling beings who kill humans on sight But then thanks to thexperiment that irrevocably changed him he isn’t Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven exactly human any longer and withach passing day as his blood bond with Seral strengthens he’s less and less sure as to whose side he's on.