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The Cadet's Officer

3.12  ·  Rating Details ·  106 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Living on an exploration spaceship light years away from any civilization can get real lonely, even though there are thousands on board with you. Adam Wilkinson dreams of being with another man, and secretly he has a crush on the second in charge, Evan Cleary. But will the hunky, hard as nails officer want to be with Adam? Or more to the point, does the dreamy, absolutely ...more
ebook, 36 pages
Published 2009 by eXtasy Books
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Nov 30, 2010 Emanuela ~plastic duck~ rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
I've really liked this story, especially the setting, the starship traveling the universe. I also liked the way the rose, the star and what was happening to the characters were connected.

Adam is a cadet and he's infatuated with his officer Evan. He thinks Evan is not interested in him and pretty frustrated by what's going on. He has good friends, but he's gay and they are not, so he feels a bit lonely and he finds his peace in an arboretum, sitting on a bench and contemplating a beautiful rose t
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I have always had a hard time reading books set in space. This year I have read more books about space than I ever have. I have absolutely loved the male to male space genre. Jade Archer and Mark Alders are two Aussie's who make reading this genre worth the while.

Mark's writing style made me want to put all other reading projects on hold and discover more of his writings. Hell, I guess I am a sucker, it only took 36 pages to make me fall for Mark as an author. Does that make me easy?

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Staceyr
Dec 16, 2009 Staceyr rated it really liked it
This is a super short story, but I enjoyed the quick glimpse of this cadet and his officer. For a handful of pages there was some really good futuristic world building and great characters--still, would liked to have known more about the cadet's officer. Maybe a sequel?
Sylvia
Feb 18, 2011 Sylvia rated it really liked it
I would have loved to read more about this wonderful world but I guess I have to wait for that ;)

In the meantime: The Diamond Ring Effect
Alina
Sep 28, 2011 Alina added it
It was okay to me.
Not bad little story, but too much purple prose for my liking :/
Edina Rose
Oct 04, 2011 Edina Rose rated it it was ok
I guess it was ok, but nothing more. I was still waiting for the story to start and then it ended.
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
So cute. I loved Adam and Evan.
Em Woods
Nov 12, 2010 Em Woods rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance
Like some of the others, I wish this book was longer...but even in 36 pages, I fell in love with Adam & Evan. If I could have heard a little from Evan's point of view, this would have been five-star for me.

The details of the world were amazing and believable. Mark Alders painted a perfect picture and what better backdrop for stellar smex than...well, a supernova? Well done.
Tj
Dec 21, 2010 Tj rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
Short but sweet. I would have loved for this to have been longer. The use of the rose in the story gave a interesting twist into the story. Because of the length Evan's character isn't really shown much so we learn very little about him still it was an interesting setting point with the rose.
Nicole
Apr 02, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-scifi
Cute, short and sweet. I really want Hamish and Azeel to get together! I also wanted to squishy hug Adam.
Sean
Jan 16, 2010 Sean rated it liked it
Nice short story. A little too short for my tastes...more character development would have been nice...as it ended before I really got to know them.
Lexi Ander
Aug 15, 2010 Lexi Ander rated it really liked it
Loved it!
Cecilia Rodriguez
Oct 26, 2012 Cecilia Rodriguez rated it liked it
Short and sweet.
Betryal
Dec 09, 2009 Betryal rated it liked it
**** 3.5 ****
Manda
Apr 25, 2010 Manda rated it liked it
Shelves: space-sex
Short and kinda sweet
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewed by: Lucy
Genre: M/M Sci Fi
Rated: 4 hearts

Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews
Riayl
Jun 15, 2014 Riayl rated it it was ok
Not a bad little short - only the dialogue during the sex was...er...blooming. *nods*
Kelsey
Jul 23, 2015 Kelsey rated it liked it
Love the story, but it was way to short for my taste.
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I live in Melbourne, Victoria, in the land of Oz. According to my own Teenage mis-adventures, I am just an ordinary guy with a penis which likes to get me into trouble…a lot. I’ve seduced trees, copulated with watermelons, and had nice old ladies pick ants off my naked body. Yep, that’s me. Mark Alders. All round nice guy and with my brain firmly in my pants, exactly where it belongs!

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