Ã The Experiment (Saving Caeorleia #1) Ø Download by ↠´ Alicia Nordwell
Ã The Experiment (Saving Caeorleia #1) Ø Download by ↠´ Alicia Nordwell 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 IorflasNor 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 Gritty beginning with rainbows and unicorns ending. So I 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 quickly became sweet Very sweet There s evil guys to thwart, a traitor to reveal and a few cultural misunderstandings to overcome Nice set of new characters introduced at the end which would actually encourage me to read their stories Dade and Nicklaus So, I ended up reading something much fluffier than I expected, but enjoyed 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 experiments are very much against his will, and to his horror, he and one of the aliens they re fighting against are ejected into a shuttle and sent to the alien s planet. There, Ryker expects a quick death by the aliens hands, but instead, is faced with a much gentler treatment than what he experienced by his own kind He is forced to confront who are his real enemies, and also who he is now in this new altered body. I 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, 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 meek earth boy plotline This was of an engaging play on the familiar elements of that story rather than an exploration 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 enough twists and adventure to keep me interested, and I liked both MCs enough to feel happy when they were happy The good chemistry and ho They d lied to us. We weren t working on an experiment We were the experiment Five years ago Ryker was at the end 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 environmental safety of a planet they intended to colonize As an ex 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, rape, and being subjected to every test and experiment the scientists could think up, there isn t very much left of the Ryker that left Earth in search of one last chance After everything that has happened to him, he is not even human any. When he is bonded genetically to the Caeorleian prisoner, Seral, and dumped The Experiment wasn t what I expected and I was having a hard time getting into the story I was expecting something a little bit gritty and dark, since there is mention of 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 bonding mate 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 me, especially in a culture where most everyone is naked Felt a bit too porny for me. The story feels very yaoi ish, 3. 0 StarsHoly hell this was a lot of effort to slog through At times I loved it the scifi elements, the alien societyeven some of the OTT drama BUT if it weren t for the audio I don t think I d have finished it because it was just sotoo much Like, a good editor would have tightened up the story to eliminate unnecessary or confusing scenes Plus, the drama while OTT was also a bit juvenile IDK how to explain itlike, things were made into a big deal and overly emotional when it would have played out better in a mature manner Ack, wording today I m not good at. As for the audio, yes it helped me get through the story It was also over acted in a lot of places Don t get me wrong, at first I loved that when a bit of dialogue is yelled the narrator actually YELLED IT Rarely d I read this story some time ago when Cia aka Alicia Nordwell had this story published on line Having enjoyed the on line version, as well the author s contribution to the M M Romance Group s Love Has No Boundaries event, 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 change. Earth that has long plunged into desolation trees and grass are only found in vids, and winter rule much of the year with few employment 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 experiment the reality of which turned out to be far different from the one he thought he had signed up for. The experiment he found himself in was one that aimed at finding a way to win a war against an alien The plotIn a future, Earth is in war against Ceaorleia humans want that planet, their resources what humans will sacrifice to win this war Oh so simple what a greedy human would do to win, what would be done Where would be the limit in the human need to conquer 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 experiment. It was but he could never guess HE would be the guinea pig the animal used in the experiments. The story begin with Ryker no longer a human now an alien as Ceaorleia habitants. original I said it s original how much Because let s face it, it s hard to find good and original stories Well, I will not spoil but I must say everything, from Ceaprleian s humming vibrations language, from the alien planet itself, I love everything Each de 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 s experimented on him, hurt him, abused him and turned him into something not quite 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 Seral. This story is super steamy and full of adventure It s really well written with good plot and character development Can t wait to read.