Cyrax by Faedra Rose

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Cosmic Criminals, 1

Convicted of the attempted assassination of a prominent alien chancellor, Cyrax, a Vorrian killer-for-hire, is spared the death sentence. Instead, in a show of mercy, is exiled to planet Earth by the Judiciary—a fate the alien criminal deems worse than death.

Teleported to the middle of the remote Northern deserts of Western Australia, he decides to survive out of pure spite. Trekking to the nearest coastal human settlement, he chances upon a particularly beautiful specimen of humanity—Damien Rokewood, champion surfer, and as the multiverse would have it … his destined mate!

Be Warned: m/m sex



“The Intergalactic Judiciary has unanimously found the Vorrian prisoner—known as Cyrax—guilty of the attempted assassination of the Chancellor of Artoria,” says the Voice.

No shit. I roll my eyes.

“Taking into account the mercy shown by the convicted,” the Voice continues, “The Death Penalty has been waived, and instead Exile is our decision.”

Fucking great. What ass-end of the multiverse are they going to abandon me to? I wonder. I suppose it doesn’t really matter. There hasn’t been a backwater rock I haven’t been able to escape yet.

“In an effort to keep the convicted as far from the Chancellor as possible, and eliminate the opportunity for further assignments, we have selected a planet in the Milky Way galaxy called Earth. Its species does not yet possess the capability for interstellar travel and will not for several light-years to come. We are sufficiently satisfied that the criminal will have no chance for escape or recidivism.”

“Fuck, no!” I slam my laser-cuffed hands on the metallic benchtop in front of me. “What mercy is this?” I shout. Heat, hot and furious, rises within me. “Just kill me! I’d rather be dead than live among humans! They’re basically hairless apes. You can’t be serious?”

“And this is precisely why we are certain of the selected sentence,” replies the Voice with clinical calm. “It is our hope that time spent among humankind will teach you the error of your ways, and give you pause for thought about the sanctity and value of life. This hearing is adjourned. Transport the prisoner.”

“Wait! Fuck. I demand an appeal!”

The shimmering hologram disappears, leaving me in the dark of my cell.

“Connection terminated,” says the feminine voice of the automated system responder.

My usually cool demeanor evaporates and my temper boils over. I throw myself around the cell like a caged animal, spewing the vilest Vorrian obscenities I can think of. “This is fucking bullshit!” I rage.

“Prepare for teleportation,” announces the system responder.

Blue light fills the room, temporarily blinding me. I roar in indignation as the glow envelops my form, swallowing me whole. In a microsecond it’s over. Intergalactic travel has come a long way since the days of my ancestors. Catapulting through time and space, witnessing the turn of planets and galaxies colliding, is a thing of the distant past. Now, everything is literally instantaneous—here one second, there the next.

It doesn’t take long for my eyes to adjust to the darkness. It’s night, and I’m in the middle of fucking nowhere. An arid wasteland stretches out in all directions around me. “Fucking excellent. Teleported into the middle of a bloody desert! Are you serious?” I ask for the second time. “Fuckers.” I kick at the gritty red sand in frustration. The landscape is desolate, and the stars above are foreign to me. What the fuck do I do? These basic-ass bitches don’t have the tech I need to escape this damn rock, so I’m stuck, just like the Intergalactic Judiciary said I would be. This is where I rot. I am condemned.

As far as I can see, I have two choices, albeit both are fucking shit. I either lay down right here and die and give the humans something to prod at and study someday. Or I endure out of sheer bloody spite as a cosmic fuck you! to the Judiciary. It’s not a hard decision. I’ll be fucked if I’m going to end up some experimental exhibit for monkeys, and I’m sure as hell not going to let one failed assignment be the death of me.

If only it hadn’t been for that damn kid! I sigh. I might be one of the most lethal assassins around, but even as a killer-for-hire I have my own code. No kids. Ever. But there’s no point dwelling on the what ifs and what could have been. Earth is where I’m at, and there’s nothing to be done but survive this fucking thing. Setting my sights on the hills in the far-off distance, I start to walk.


 The scent of the sea reaches me long before it’s within sight. The stars fly overhead, and the sun begins to rise at my back, meaning I’m headed west, and am likely in the Southern Hemisphere. One of my earliest memories learning about this butt plug, back-end planet is that the singular sun that orbits this rock rises in the east and sets in the west.

“All right. Let’s see what this shithole is like firsthand.” By sunrise proper the red dirt gives way to salt scrub and white sandy dunes, and then, the vast, glittering expanse of blue shocks me to my core. It’s beautiful. The coastline is endless, and the sky is the purest shade of cerulean I’ve ever seen. Gulls squawk, riding the wind, as the white-capped surf crests and crashes some distance from the beach—no doubt breaking over a continental shelf or reef. Beyond that, the waves are gentler, dying upon the pristine shore with a foamy sigh.

It might be backward, but it’s pretty, I muse. Some ways out, I spy a lone figure. It carves up the rolling waves on a board of some sort, cruising effortlessly through the tunnels of water to erupt triumphantly out the other side, the salt spray crashing behind them. Consciously focusing my natural second layer of lenses, I make out the figure in perfect definition. Bronzed skin, long tangled blond hair, blue eyes, and a surprisingly pleasing muscular form … a human.

I swallow the curious lump in my throat and take an involuntary step forward. The examples of humanity I saw briefly during my years of interstellar study were not so attractive. They appeared pale, soft, and wore bland expressions. This human’s eyes glitter in the morning light with a fire that speaks of passion, and his body is anything but soft. His sun-kissed skin gleams, sparkling with water droplets.

I wonder if there are others like this one. The human suddenly glances up. I’m uncertain of just how clear their vision is, but it’s plainly obvious he catches sight of me. His mouth falls open and in the next second he’s wiped out. Tumbling from his board, he’s swallowed by the hungry surf. Fuck.


Product Reviews

Score: 4 out of 5 (based on 25 ratings)
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Written by The Voracious Reader on 31st Oct 2023

This book is starting this series off with a bang! This Cyrax was the definition of making breaking the law HOT af! Please read!

Written by Amd2662 on 31st Oct 2023

Cyrax/Damien. Exiled Assassin/Surfer. Alien/Human. Surfer. Wipe-out. Shark. Rescued. Mates? Attraction. Affection. Acceptance. Wonderful characters and endearing story. Love. HEA. Entertaining

Big Blue Alien!
Written by JennT on 31st Oct 2023

Cyrax has been tried, found guilty, and exhaled to Earth. First thing, he saves surfer Damien from a shark attack. Second thing - he determines that they are to be mates. This short story is fast-paced with a definite insta-lust/love aspect, but it’s also super deviant and filthy - and I loved both aspects! Short and right to the point - just perfect in my books!

Quick and Dirty!
Written by Tallyhotel on 31st Oct 2023

Insta-love on the Australian shore. Or rather, shark attack, insta-almost death, insta-healing and then the insta-love, but that's just semantics. This was a quick read with an interesting back story that I'm curious to see if anything is done with it in the future.

Quick & Spicy
Written by DLB2572 on 29th Jul 2023

This may have been quick but it is an interesting and spicy little read. I found it very entertaining and enjoyed reading it.

Short and Very Entertaining!
Written by smjw2004 on 29th Jul 2023

Cyrax was exiled to Earth as some form of punishment. Well, it wasn't really much of a punishment once he sets his eyes on an Australian named, Damien. Humans were nothing as he expected, and leave it to Cyrax to find the right opening and save the day.

Book 1
Written by Steacyn on 29th Jul 2023

This book is a quick read. Short and dirty. It's about a alien who is exiled to earth and finds his sole mate. It was ok. Really short read in one sitting while waiting at an appointment.

Written by Sundayrays74 on 29th Jul 2023

This was my first time reading anything by Faedra Rose and Cyrax didn’t disappoint I was throughly impressed with the characters story the sizzling chemistry made for a interesting enjoyable read I’ll definitely look out for more from this author and series

Cosmic Criminals!
Written by Mary on 29th Jul 2023

This is the first story in the "Cosmic Criminals" series. It is a short and quick read that is very steamy. Damien and Cyrax are hot and heavy fairly quick in the story. Cyrax is an alien who is punished by being sent to earth where he lands in Australia. Damien is a surfer who is in the water being tossed by the waves when he is attacked by a shark. Cyrax happens on him at the right moment and but that have a witty encounter. Interesting and quirky MM story.

Good read
Written by Dee176 on 29th Jul 2023

This is my first read from this author and This is a short hot alien/human story, this is a quick and enjoyable read.

Written by mima48 on 29th Jul 2023

This is a must-read short story. Cyrax meets Damien after being exiled to Earth. Can't wait for the next book.

Love this story
Written by Kaylapolk on 29th Jul 2023

Cyrax was banished to earth because on his planet it is worse than death. He ends up in the deserts of Australia and just starts walking to find a place to stay. He ends up on the beach and sees Damien surfing. After saving the man from potential death he admits to him that he is his fated mate. Soon after a lot of spicy encounters occur they fall in love with one another.

Good start to series
Written by Babs on 29th Jul 2023

The first book in the Cosmic Criminals series. Cyrax tried to attempted assassination of a prominent alien chancellor and gets sent to Earth which he considers worse that death . Then he meets Damien Rokewood, champion surfer and safes him. I enjoyed reading this M/M story. I received a copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Unique, hot and full of heart
Written by LBing on 29th Jul 2023

This was an entertaining and steamy quicky and I loved the alien aspect to the story. Cyrax has been exiled to Earth, and as an assassin, it's a 'gentle' punishment. No way home and in the middle of nowhere, Australia, he's shocked to see a handsome male catch his eye. He thought humans were pretty plain but Damien lights his fires in a singular way. Damien, a surfer that meets up with a great white shark is shocked at who saves and heals him. One thing leads to another and these two burn up the sheets in a spectacular fashion ;P Unique, hot and full of heart, this was a great series opener :D

Great Read
Written by dubdub on 29th Jul 2023

One of my favourite books by Faedra. A well written quick Alien/Human romance. Plenty of smut making you enjoy the heat between Cyrax and Damien. Definately worth the read.

Quick read
Written by Rani on 29th Jul 2023

This is a really short and quick read that I wish was longer. Being first in the series though means there is more to look forward to and I can't wait.

Well Written
Written by hmg_vermont on 29th Jul 2023

This story was well written and from the very first page drew me in. The description of Cyrax reminded me of the people in the Avatar movie. I enjoyed the plot of the story - I knew what to expect when Cyrax met Damian. Some of the language was a bit more crude than I like but all in all I enjoy this quick read.

Hot hot hot
Written by Anne H on 29th Jul 2023

Hot hot hot Cyrax is a Vorrian assassin whose last job didn’t go as planned so now finds himself exiled to planet Earth as a death sentence. But what he finds is his mate. Damien is a champion surfer who is from Australia. As he is out practising when he catches a blue figure on the beach. It distracts him so much that he doesn’t see the on coming attack of a great white shark on himself. He feels the pain of the first puncture into his leg, and then he is lost in the surf. when the Great White takes a second bite, he knows he is a goner. But he will not go down without a fight, what he sees next is unexplainable maybe he’s lost too much blood and is hallucinating? This is such a hot, short story. Honestly, I was totally lost in third tale from the first few pages. Who wouldn’t like a 7 foot blue alien to make you happy. I really like the interactions between these two and the connection, although I don’t think I’d like it if somebody could read my mind. But the passion wooooohoooo its out of this world. A really great read I thoroughly enjoy this little story.

Outback with an alien
Written by RahiaLeight on 29th Jul 2023

After Faedra's last book, I'm a little surprised this was so tame. Tame might not be the right word to describe the tale, but I expected it to be dirtier. It's certainly a fast read, couple hours, tops. I loved the shark scene. It was a fun read, but it was over too quickly.

Cyrax and Damien
Written by kymagirl on 29th Jul 2023

Vorrian assassin Cyrax is convicted of attempting to kill and alien chancellor but instead of execution he’s exiled to Earth. Upon arrival he spies surfer Damien riding his board in the waters off Western Australia, but he finds himself intervening when Damien is attacked. When Damien calls Cyrax ‘mate,’ Cyrax is surprised but gladly accepts Damien as his mate and things heat up quickly between the two. Damien has always been the top in relationship before but finds he desire to submit to a the very sexy alien intent on claiming him. Ultra-hot and steamy MM alien-human romantic quickie.

Alpha Blue Alien & His Sex toy human!
Written by Wolf_Bad_Boyz on 29th Jul 2023

Hello everyone, I hope all is well! Being my first time reading anything by this author, I can say this was UTTERLY FILTHY!!! Short yet packed with level 10 heat! Highly recommend if you are looking for some smoking MM alien smut! Especially if you love dominance/submission, size difference, and a Big, Blue, Brutish, Alpha Alien! Thank you very much for this ARC! Looking forward to more in the series! Happy reading!

Short, steamy read
Written by SMK9 on 29th Jul 2023

If you want a quick, steamy read then grab this one. When a banished to earth alien rescues him from a shark attack, Damien believes he is dreaming. Cyrax saves the human from the large fish that tried to eat him and finds that Damien is his mate. It gets extra steamy from there. Everything happens at warp speed so buckle up.

Cyrax and Demian
Written by Kirsten P on 29th Jul 2023

Cyrax and Demian I am officially obsessed with Faedra Rose! She’s dirty sexy with so much heart. Cyrax finds he’s tiny human mate on arguably the worst day of his life. Watching two alpha Dom it out and fall ass over end in love!

Even Alien Hitmen Get Their HEA
Written by Leigh G on 29th Jul 2023

Cyrax is exiled to Earth after a hit gone wrong and meets his mate literally the first day. Damien is so awestruck by the large blue alien he tumbled under the waves and needs rescuing from a great white by Cyrax (literally swoons underwater lol). The relationship progresses fast, but that is to be expected with mate books and doubly so with short stories like this one. There is power exchange, size difference, and fated mates to name a few themes in this story. Nice, quick, steamy read!

Great story
Written by PHOENIX96 on 29th Jul 2023

Cyrax maybe exile to earth but he's found his mate in Damien. And also saves his life when he take a tumble into the waves. Well written steamy alien/human MM romance