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Captured by the Cyborg ~ 10 quotes from @CaraBristol’s #newrelease #scifiromance

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Revealing conversational snippets from Captured by the Cyborg

By Cara Bristol

When Illumina Smith needs a place to hide, she gets a job at a spacecraft manufacturing plant deep below the surface of the moon Deceptio.  The “Moonbeam” factory is owned by Dale Homme, a cyborg and former cyber operative. Illumina thinks she’s safe. But is she? Some quotes from Captured by the Cyborg:

“Why are you here? What’s your story?”

“If you’re running from something, you’d be better served if you tried to blend in.”

“Moonbeam’s isolation can cause people to go a little crazy.”

“I’m not violating any rules, am I?”

“You’d imprison me?”

“Some of the most beautiful things are toxic.”

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“And sometimes they’re just beautiful.”

“The mistake was in what we did. Let’s not compound it. Let’s agree to go our separate ways.”

“You will always be mine. Till passing do us part.”

“I always keep my promises.”

Captured by the Cyborg, a Cy-Ops Sci-Fi Romance by Cara Bristol

Captured by the Cyborg

Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….

An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.

Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.

Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.

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Captured by the Cyborg is available in ebook and paperback.

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blog excerpt 2016

The woman’s head didn’t reach his shoulder. But what she lacked in stature, she compensated for with hair.

Shimmering, silvery-blonde waves of it tumbled to her hips. The platinum shade didn’t reflect light, it radiated it, almost as if the individual strands were composed of fibers of light itself. Although women could and did take chemical supplements to alter pigment at the cellular level, and platinum hair was not unusual, the combined effect of the color and shine was. Striking under the harsh artificial illumination—what would it look like in moonlight?

In a complete violation of propriety, he reached out to touch. He caught himself and snapped his hand to his side, calling upon his nanocytes to stamp out the kindling of desire. Turned on by a job candidate’s hair. This is what happened when you didn’t get laid often enough. Not entirely his fault though. He’d planned to visit the Darius 4 pleasure resort, until Lamis-Odg terrorists had destroyed the place. Under reconstruction, reopening hadn’t been scheduled yet.

He forced his attention away from her hair.

And noticed her clothing. What the hell was she wearing? Masculine, almost military-style trousers in a fabric mottled in various shades of tan led to clunky coyote-brown boots. A loose-fitting jacket in the same variegated pattern covered her top half. Fatigues—but from what century? The twenty-first maybe? Where had she acquired the getup?

“Mr. Homme?” Gray eyes met his in a direct stare. “I’m Illumina Smith. Thank you for seeing me.” Her voice tinkled like chimes blowing in a gentle wind, but the hand that seized his gripped like a steel clamp.

It’s not an arm wrestling match. He hid his amusement while noting the slenderness of her bone structure. His thumb and index finger would overlap if he were to encircle her wrist. “Come in. Have a seat.” He gestured.

She lurched with a jerky, awkward gait to the chair and sat, her posture rigid. Her robotic movement was so opposite the grace he’d expected, he ran a quick scan. No, not android. An organic, sentient life-form, but not human either.

“Your name is very unusual.” He plopped into his sensa-chair, which immediately conformed to the shape of his body and began a massage.

A tiny furrow creased her forehead. “Smith is a common Terran surname.”

If she was Terran, he was a six-eyed, webbed-handed Arcanian. “I meant Illumina.”

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USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has published more than twenty-five erotic romance titles, including contemporary and science fiction romance.  No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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#SharetheLove Giveaway Hop ~ February 8-15 ~ I’m Surprising Book Bloggers and an Author

Share the Love Giveaway Hop 2016

It’s time for our annual Share the Love giveaway hop! This hop is a little different and all about sharing our favorite bloggers and authors with you! There’s a giveaway at every blog so visit them all and find out who all we just adore.

Today, I’m going to tell you about some of my favorite bloggers. These are bloggers who have helped me and many other authors out along the way without any demands on their end. I know I, and many of the other authors they’ve helped greatly appreciate their support.

Beckey White

blog: http://inthepagesofagoodbook.com/

twitter: @BeckeyWhite@InThePages

Beckey is one of the bloggers in my reader group. Last year, she posted free and sale books on her blog each week, reviewed many books, including some of my own, and even offered to organize card exchanges for many reader groups. She has had some medical issues this year, but helps out where she can.

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blog: http://coverreveals.blogspot.com/

twitter: @CoverReveals

This blog is far more than just a blog. When you are featured at Cover Reveals, your book is shared on twitter several times during the day. And not the same tweet over and over, but several different ones. But, it doesn’t stop there. They still share my titles, days, weeks, and months later. Plus, @PrairieLilyH shares many tweets from Cover Reveals as well.

Tawania Etheridge

blog: http://wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com/

twitter: @Tawania_E

Tawania was one of my first reviewers. She’s reviewed my stories, and hosted me on her blog many times over the last few years.

Cara Bristol

blog: http://carabristol.com/

twitter: @CaraBristol

Cara is not only a wonderful blogger who features authors and posts helpful advice to them, she is also an author herself. And since I’m reading one of her books (Mated with the Cyborg), I thought I’d include her in the mix.

 

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MATED WITH THE CYBORG ~ Author @CaraBristol shares her top 10 (or 12) favorite lines #scifi #romance

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Cara Bristol’s Top Twelve Lines From

MATED WITH THE CYBORG

When cyborg Kai Andros goes undercover posing an android on an enemy space station, he’s prepared for anything—except the tug at his conscience and heart when he finds out the enemy’s innocent daughter has been marked for death. From Mated with the Cyborg, twelve excerpted lines:

  1. Fear was a flaw. Flaws were punished.
  2. Other than her emotions, she had nothing to hide. She would miss many things, but being watched wasn’t one of them.
  3. While Kai wouldn’t intentionally harm her, he would manipulate her to obtain whatever information he could.
  4. Taking on impossible challenges was what they had trained for. Lived for. Sometimes died for.
  5. She’d been taught her people were noblest of the Great One’s acolytes. Yet no one else recognized their favored status—just the opposite.
  6. “All my life, if I wasn’t ignored, I was ridiculed. Your customs and concepts are foreign and strange to me! I don’t make fun of you! Don’t try to reshape me into a…a…Terran. My beliefs are the only possessions I own.”
  7. His job of infiltration, intelligence gathering, and the occasional assassination didn’t require open-mindedness. He was too used to being around other cyborgs whose feelings weren’t easily hurt.
  8. A few kisses to convince her I desire her, then I’ll let her down. Who am I fooling?
  9. “Are men from your planet always so difficult to seduce?”
  10. “One does not need to see evil to know it exists.”
  11. He’d disavowed the evidence of his eyes and bought what he’d been told. How easily one could be misled into believing the myth of consensus.
  12. He had a hunch he was slated for the bot recycling program. Progressive practice in theory. Not so good when you weren’t actually a robot and the secrets in your head could lead to the fall of the free galaxy.

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Mated with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol

MATED WITH THE CYBORG by Cara Bristol

Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance, book 2

Kai Andros’s orders were simple. Get in. Gather the intel on the terrorist organization. Get out. Then he met her. Mariska. Beautiful. Innocent. Ignorant of her father’s atrocities. And marked for death. His orders said nothing about saving her. But he did. He went off-mission.

Can a rogue cyborg outrun both Cyber Operations and the terrorists to save the woman he loves?

Mated with the Cyborg is an action-packed erotic sci-fi romance between a man with a mission and a woman with a secret that jeopardizes their lives and the fate of the galaxy.

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Cara Bristol Cyborg series

Other books in the series:
Stranded with the Cyborg (published Sept. 2015)
Captured by the Cyborg (March 2016 release)

Special note: Mated with the Cyborg can be read as stand-alone.

blog excerpt 2016

Some might have cheered Mariska’s impending demise. The organization’s brutality had incited a backlash of negative sentiment against all its members. Many espoused the notion that the only good Lamis-Odg was a dead Lamis-Odg.

Kai couldn’t buy into that. Mariska had been no party to the actions of her father or Lamani. She was vulnerable. Innocent. But not stupid or cowardly. In the month he’d spent observing her, her quiet fortitude and inner strength had impressed him. Even before he’d caught the shocking glimpse of her face, he’d been struck by her beautiful eyes. A rich shade of melted caramel, fringed by dark lashes. Expressive in their attempt not to be. She didn’t trust him.

Her wariness pierced him in a way it shouldn’t. She was a person of interest, and her emotions shouldn’t impact his decision-making. And, in fact, she was wise to be suspicious. Obido had bugged her quarters and employed spybots to keep tabs on her. While Kai wouldn’t intentionally harm her, he would manipulate her to obtain whatever information he could on Lamis-Odg.

The reign of terror had to be stopped. Direct intervention in Mariska’s fate jeopardized that goal. Doing nothing was the right thing to do. Sacrifices had to be made for the greater good.

Why did he feel like he was no better than Obido?

When they approached the gangway inside the small cargo transport bay, one of the smaller shuttle ports on the station, two Lamis-Odg guards drew their weapons. “Halt!” one of them cried.

“It’s okay. He’s with me,” Mariska said.

While one guard leveled his weapon, the other scanned him. “The android is not authorized to board,” the guard said.

“He’s not boarding; he’s loading my luggage. He’ll disembark after he carries it to my stateroom.”

“Negative. He shall remain here.” The guard motioned. “Leave the cases.”

Kai set the bags down, and the sentry scanned them. “Clear,” he announced. He jerked his head at Mariska. “You may take them now.”

She dragged one toward the craft.

“My duty is to serve the daughter of Obido. Allow me to set the bags inside the door. I shall not enter,” Kai said.

The two guards glanced at each other and shrugged. “All right.”

Under armed watch, he deposited both bags inside the portal. There was nothing else he could do. He sought Mariska’s gaze. Don’t go. “Have a safe flight.”

“Thank you.”

She boarded. Kai stomped down the gangway.

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Cara BristolMulti-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 24 erotic romance titles. She writes science fiction, contemporary, and paranormal erotic romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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Jessica E. Subject’s Weekly Writing Update ~ Back to BRYCE of the Galactic Defenders

Jessica E. Subject's Writing Update ~ Find out what she's working on and what's releasing soon.

Hello! It’s Tuesday, and time for another update.

Alien Kisses At Midnight by Jessica E. SubjectALIEN KISSES AT MIDNIGHT ~ As you know, this New Years’ Eve short alien romance is finished. Remember, it will be FREE for my newsletter subscribers, so if you’re not a subscriber, you  subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/eX1Zw. In edits, I added 244 words, and it has now been sent to a beta reader.

BRYCE ~ I started at 5,568 words, and finished the week at 7,108 words, for a total of 1,540 new words.

GOALS FOR THE WEEK ~ I will write as many words as possible on Bryce and, if I get a chance, I will work on edits for one of the rewrites mentioned previously. If I hear back from my beta reader, I may also be editing Alien Kisses at Midnight and formatting if I get the chance.

READING UPDATE ~ I finished listening to Surviving Outbound by Liza O’Connor on my @Voice app. You can find my review here. I’ve started reading Stranded With The Cyborg by Cara Bristol.

Please share what you have been up to this week….