#SFRMonday: Cyborgs always protect their own ~ AVION by @EveLanglais #scifirom

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Please welcome back Eve Langlais with her newest cyborg hunk.

Avion by Eve Langlais

AVION

Cyborgs: More Than Machines, #7

by Eve Langlais

Being a cyborg was so much better when all his parts worked. Avion’s nanotechnology stopped functioning after some experimentation done on him by the military. They broke him and now, Avion is no better than a human, even more annoying, he’s dying.

But at least he completed his final mission. He saved, One.

Mysterious and alluring, Avion isn’t the only person who wonders what surprises this woman hides. The human military and their alien allies fear what she’s capable of and will stop at nothing to destroy her. However, the one thing they didn’t take into account is that the cyborgs always protect their own, and they aren’t afraid to use deadly force.

And no one could imagine the depths One will stoop to in order to protect the man she loves.

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The Cyborgs: More Than Machines series can be read as stand alone stories, however, for total reader enjoyment and world immersion, it is recommended you read them in order.

C791 – Book 1
F814 – Book 2
B785 – Book 3
Aramus – Book 4
Seth – Book 5
Adam – Book 6
Avion – Book 7

 

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“You need another name. We can’t keep calling you One.”

“Why not? Does someone else bear the name causing possible identity confusion?”

“No.”

“Then what is the issue?”

She asked so seriously. Did she not see the problem? “It’s not your true name. It’s the name they gave you when they took your rights away. When they relegated you to only a unit digit. Someone without a face or feelings. A numerical designation is what they call a slave.”

“Then my name is apt.” So quietly said, and yet no mistaking it.

Her timid acceptance angered him. “You’re not a prisoner anymore. You don’t have to listen to the military or the doctors. You can make your own decisions now.”

“The question is, should I? Perhaps they know best. I have shown myself to be imperfect. My powers are ungovernable.”

“I don’t believe that.” More like the military didn’t know how to control her and thus gain access to her powers. “I think you’re more in charge than you realize.” You belong to yourself.

Her panic hammered him.

I make bad choices. I hurt things. Kill. Bad. Bad. Bad.

We all do things, vixen. Things we’re not proud of. Things so we can survive. He would know. He’d done things he wasn’t proud of, but would do again.

The tension in her proved visible in the tight way she gripped his hand. Almost tight enough to crush. We will change the subject. I do not wish to dissect this aspect of my history.

“Fine. We won’t talk about you, but we are going to do something about your name. I, for one, refuse to call you by a digit.”

“Ditto,” said Seth.

“So that’s two of us already outvoting your insistence on keeping it.”

“I thought I was free to make my own choices. Perhaps I shall choose to keep it.”

So pertly said, Avion couldn’t help but grin. “I wouldn’t recommend it. I can almost guarantee if you don’t choose something better then you could end up with something awful to match your stubborn nature, like donkey-girl-arina.”

“That has too many syllables for casual pronunciation. I don’t think you’ll use it.”

How confident she sounded. He couldn’t help but chuckle. “Touché, vixen.”

“Why do you keep calling me that? I am not related at all to the Canidae family.”

“No, but you are sleek. Tricky. And I’m going to wager foxy too.”

“Ah, Avion, you made the poor girl blush,” Seth said in an ah-isn’t-that-cute voice.

“Do not mock me,” she warned quietly.

Avion squeezed her hand. “Calm down, vixen. Seth’s just teasing. It’s what he does. Trust me when I say we’ve all battled the urge to throttle him.”

“I’d rip out his tongue,” she advised.

“Good plan. But we can’t act on it. For one, his wife is the deadliest woman I know, after you of course,” he said with a laugh, stroking the back of her hand.

“Is there another reason why I cannot twist his head until it pops off? I did that with a doll many years ago, and the doctors found it so interesting. I can only imagine their reaction if I did it to a living thing.”

“I really hope you’re joking,” Seth mumbled.

“You got my jest!” She seemed so pleased. Meanwhile, Seth sighed in relief, and even Avion felt some tension loosening.

His lady had some rough edges when it came to interacting with others.

“The other reason we can’t sit on Seth and shave his head, turning him into a comatose idiot until it grows back, is because he’s an excellent ally, and we don’t kill our allies.”

“No matter how annoying?” she groused.

“Even if he’s insufferable.”

“Feeling the love over here,” was Seth’s dry reply. “You should be nicer to me, Avion. I’m the one with the morphine that will turn that frown upside down.”

Drugs for the pain, which, while held somewhat at bay by his interaction with his vixen, still throbbed at the periphery of his senses.

The feathery touch of her hand trailed across his brow.

“Why do you insist on lying here?” Her tone seemed genuinely puzzled. My bio sensors say you are not repairing the damage to your tissues.

Could she not feel his lack, the dead bots floating like flotsam in his vessels? “I am dying.”

“Dying from what? Your wounds are not so grievous. They should heal. Although”—she palpated the area, and he bit his inner cheek lest he scream in a very unmanly fashion—“there is no reconstruction happening. Why are your nanotechs not repairing?”

“My nanos are dead.”

He didn’t see it, but he could hear the sucked-in breath of her shock. “Impossible.”

“Apparently not. The human scientists found a way to shut mine off, and without them…” He trailed off. No need to state the obvious.

Soft, yet deft hands palpated him more thoroughly. Was it wrong that in spite of his injuries he felt a thrill at her touch?

“How did they shut them off? I’ve never heard of this achievement.”

“No idea. They detained me months ago in a top-secret facility buried in an asteroid. The military and their science minions did so many things to me while I was their guest.” Most of those things unpleasant. “One of their experiments resulted in what you see. A cure for cyborgism.”

“It is not a cure. Your systems are failing. You should reboot.”

“I can’t. Without active nanos, nothing mechanical works.”

“So we must reanimate the dead bots. You need fresh blood with active nanotech.”

Avion shook his head. “It’s been tried. The bots die as soon as they leave our body and stay that way even if reintroduced to a body with the technology.”

“That is because they are not the original. Copies cannot create.” Imperiously said.

 

About the Author

Upcoming book signing, fun events:
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Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens.

I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I enjoy strong alpha males, and shifters. Lots of big, overprotective shifters. I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Do you like something a little darker? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you’d like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what’s coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com

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Happy reading!
Eve Langlais

What Doesn’t Kill Him… #MySexySaturday excerpt from THE STAR PRINCESS #NewAdult #scifirom

My Sexy Saturday

Thank you all for joining me for week 93 of My Sexy Saturday!

Here are the details: every Saturday, published and unpublished authors will be sharing 7 words, sentences, or paragraphs from a work-in-progress or an already published story.

Today’s theme is…

MY SEXY LOVE

Here’s seven from THE STAR PRINCESS, which just released in a Beyond Fairytales box set. Enjoy!

The Star Princess by Jessica E. Subject

Set-up: The main characters have left Minjet after the planet was attacked, and made it to Earth. After life-threatening injuries, Prince Deion wakes only to learn his betrothed is missing. Inspired by What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) by Kelly Clarkson…

Aron shrugged. “I don’t know.”

Deion sat up, knocking the machine to the ground. His heart drummed with panic. “What do you mean you don’t know?” He hadn’t traveled all the way to Minjet and back for his betrothed to disappear. Even if she was mad at him for deceiving her, someone should have followed Ro’sa, ensured her safety.

All color drained from Aron’s face. “I put her in the escape tunnel. I wanted to keep her safe until I calmed them down. They kept touching her, yanking on her hair. I could tell they were making her uncomfortable.” He glanced at the floor. “But when I went to let her out, she was gone. She’d actually used the tunnel to escape.”

“Well, go find her.” Their mother shoved Aron back out into the hall, flinging a backpack at him.

“No, wait.” Deion yanked the tubes from his nose and arms before swinging his legs over the edge of the bed. “I’ll go. I think I know where she may be.” If she was healthy enough to get through the tunnel, he knew exactly where she’d end up.

His mother bustled to his side. “ Please lie down. I don’t think that’s a good idea. You’ve just regained consciousness. You need to remain under observation for at least a few hours.”

“I’m going.” He slipped off the bed but grabbed the edge to steady himself. If his muscles gave out in front of the queen, she’d have him restrained before he made it past her. “Aron can come, too.”

~ About THE STAR PRINCESS ~

In one week, Princess Ro’sa will board a spaceship, leaving her home on Minjet to be with her betrothed on Earth. The only problem is, she detests the prince’s selfish and arrogant ways, preferring to spend time with his personal aide, a man who stirs her desires in ways she never imagined possible with his radiant blue eyes and smouldering lips. And oh, the way he touches her.

Earth’s post-apocalyptic landscape offers little but the alliance offers much and a princess must do her duty, no matter the danger to her person and to her heart.

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Narrated by Jon Filipko

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An interview with @JonFilipko, narrator of THE STAR PRINCESS #audiobook #NewAdult #scifirom

Hello everyone! As the virtual blog tour for THE STAR PRINCESS Audiobook winds down, I thought I’d bring you an interview with the narrator of the story, Jon Filipko. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the sample of the audiobook, you can listen below…

Jon FilipkoHow long have you been narrating audiobooks?

JF: I’ve been narrating audiobooks for the last two years. I love adding my own creative input on the already amazing stories that authors have written. I hope to be a working narrator for the rest of my life!

Very cool! How did you get started?

JF: I am a SAG-AFTRA actor and I attended an event that they held about book narration. I didn’t really know too much about it but after hearing the panel of narrators, producers, writers, etc., speak about the audiobook industry I was hooked. I met a few producers that day and I also signed up with ACX that night. I began building my in home studio the next day. I quickly fell in love with this new creative outlet.

What are your favorite types of stories to narrate?

JF: I’m still fairly new to narrating, but so far I have enjoyed reading any type of adventure book the most.

What are your favorite scenes to narrate?

JF: I like scenes when the characters get extremely passionate about something. In these moments I sometimes find myself getting lost in the scene and truly feeling the emotions that the character is feeling. At those points it really bugs me when I make a mistake because I feel there is a sense of realism in those moments and it’s really hard to imitate.

Oh, yes! Those are my favorite scenes to write, read, and listen to. What are your least favorite scenes to narrate?

JF: I don’t really like narrating scenes that are very explanatory, or technical.

I can’t blame you there. In The Star Princess, what was your favorite scene?

JF: I loved the scene where Ro’sa pretended to be drowning to get Prince Deion to “save her”. It was loaded with passion and playfulness. It was very fun to read.

Thank you so much! What format of books do you prefer to read or listen to?

JF: I have become a fan of listening to audiobooks myself, but I still like carrying around a paperback version of whatever book I’m currently invested in. To me, nothing will ever beat a physical, paperback book.

Who is your favorite author?

JF: It’s cliché, but I love Ernest Hemmingway.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

JF: I’m a very creative person. I’m usually keeping pretty busy with creating content for youtube, or trying to find my next well paying acting gig, which can be very hard sometimes! However, when I find myself working too hard I relax and unwind with a night of Netflix.

What projects are you working on next?

JF: I’m not currently narrating any books, but I am working on producing/acting in an upcoming horror movie my crew and I are planning to shoot up in Big Bear this summer.

Fabulous! All the best with this project! Where can readers, listeners, and authors find you?

JF: My Twitter and Instagram is @jonfilipko, my youtube channel is called “beanball productions” and you can also find me on Facebook by searching my name, Jonathan Filipko!

Thank you so much, Jon, for visiting and for the wonderful work you did in narrating THE STAR PRINCESS!

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THE STAR PRINCESS

A Beyond Fairytales audio book

By Jessica E. Subject

New Adult Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

In one week, Princess Ro’sa will board a spaceship, leaving her home on Minjet to be with her betrothed on Earth. The only problem is, she detests the prince’s selfish and arrogant ways, preferring to spend time with his personal aide, a man who stirs her desires in ways she never imagined possible with his radiant blue eyes and smouldering lips. And oh, the way he touches her.

Earth’s post-apocalyptic landscape offers little but the alliance offers much and a princess must do her duty, no matter the danger to her person and to her heart.

NOW AN AUDIOBOOK!

Narrated by Jon Filipko

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A Final Battle for Hope and Survival ~ THE RUIN OF THE WORLD by @NazareaAndrews #zombie #giveaway

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THE RUIN OF THE WORLD

by Nazarea Andrews

The Ruin of the World by Nazarea AndrewsWhen the zombies rose, we thought the world ended.

It didn’t—it just broke, in a way we couldn’t fix. And we found ways to continue, reasons to fight.

Faith. Family. Politics. Obsession. The most dangerous of all—hope.

But when all of that is stripped away, and nothing remains but rage and betrayal—that is the true end of the world.

Return to the World Without End, for a final battle for hope and survival in the exciting conclusion to Nazarea Andrews’ phenomenal series.

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“What the hell are they doing?” he whispers, and I shake my head. Because I don’t know. I’ve spent years in the East, fighting the war, and years in the Wide Open, moving until I found Haven 8.

I have spent my life watching and killing the infects. I know their speed and rage and hunger. The screams they make and the blessed fucking silence when my sword severs their spinal column and kills the virus that reanimates them.

I watched the world end, had a fucking front row seat to the decision to drop a dirty bomb on Atlanta, the tipping point in the war against the dead.

I know zombies. It’s why Omar wanted me to lead the vanguard.

But I’ve never seen this shit, and I whisper the words through numb lips: “Fall back. We’ve gotta fall back.”

“The army is already moving,” Fisher says. I ignore him, looking at the rest of the unit. They’re my people. Not my second—he’s Omar’s. But the others are mine, and I won’t watch them be slaughtered for the fucking agenda of a madman.

“Fall back and radio this shit in,” I snap. “Now.”

 

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
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