Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday!
Claimed by the Cyborg releases January 10 in ebook and paperback
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. I’m getting to the really good parts in the excerpts from Claimed by the Cyborg. To recap: Cyborg hero March goes to planet Xenia to deliver a spacecraft to the emperor. He hopes to search for “Jules,” a woman from his past. He is befriended by Naimo, the emperor’s future son-in-law, who invites him to the prebonding banquet. The bride-to-be, the emperor’s daughter, enters the banquet hall with her younger sister…We’re in March’s POV.
Naimo took a deep, satisfied-sounding breath. “She is even lovelier with the bonding stain painted on her face. Her vids don’t do her justice.”
The younger woman’s face was clear, unmarked. His gaze zoomed to Jules, to the spiraling whorls gracing her temples, her cheeks. “The woman with the facial paint is your chosen?” His voice came out a whispered croak. “That’s Princess Julietta?” His Jules was Emperor Dusan’s daughter? No.
“The one and only.” Naimo beamed.
Selecting excerpts from Claimed by the Cyborg has been challenge. The story has many plot twists, andI don’t want to spoil the surprise for readers by giving it away in excerpts. Seriously, this is best plotted and most romantic of all the Cy-Ops books.
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Claimed by the Cyborg description
March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love on the eve of her arranged marriage.
The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta never meant to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a second time and follow through with her duty. Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens the Xenian empire and their lives.
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