#8Sunday March learns about Xenian sex customs…from Claimed by the Cyborg

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It’s time for our weekly Weekend Writing Warriors excerpt. To recap: Cyborg March has arrived on Xenia to deliver a spaceship to the emperor and to search for his lost lover, “Jules.” Last week, he discovered that Jules is Princess Julietta, the emperor’s daughter. She will be bonded to Naimo in just one day. Naimo has just informed March that Xenians are not permitted to bond outside of their race…

“So, no one ever, uh, hooks up with anyone from another race?” March asked.

“I don’t understand what you mean—oh.” Naimo grinned. “I get it. No, sexual relations are completely different. Bonded mates can and do engage in sexual recreation with others.”

His jaw dropped. “You will not be faithful to Julietta?”

“Of course, I will be faithful. I will serve her, support her, advise her, and stand by her side as her consort.”

“But you will have sex with other women.”

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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27 Responses to #8Sunday March learns about Xenian sex customs…from Claimed by the Cyborg

  1. Hm, well this creates some interesting possibilities!

  2. Cara, you never stop surprising with a touch of this, a touch of that and now sex rises it’s delicious head into the story. YUM!

  3. Diane Burton says:

    Uh oh. What will Jules say when she finds out? More trouble brewing.

  4. Well, that is interesting. Seems like it’s not a big deal on that planet, so different from our own, and for March as well. Great snippet!

  5. Quite the eye opening discussion for him! Loved the book, terrific snippet…

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Thank you. Since you read the book, you can imagine how hard it is to post interesting excerpts without revealing any spoilers. It’s a minefield…lol.

  6. I am now fascinated, and will have to buy the book. I’m a sucker for romance, especially when it is accompanied by twists and turns.

  7. So – Is it a political alliance with no consummation required? Do they have to produce heirs? Interesting possibilities here.

  8. Botanist says:

    Clearly some differing definitions of “faithful” which should make for some interesting situations 🙂

  9. Their definitions of the word certainly vary here! I wonder what he’ll do now that March knows sex with others is on the table whether Jules thinks it’s acceptable or not.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Julietta really isn’t thinking about what happens after the ceremony; she’s too despondent at having to bond at all.

  10. This story could take some extremely kinky twists.

  11. Nancy Gideon says:

    A real love match, I see. Interesting . . . I love our hero’s reaction, Cara.

  12. Everyone has different views on sex. As long as everyone involved agrees, seems like what works, works.

  13. This confusion comes up in my story too, but yours…I imagine will have more interesting outcomes!

  14. Amy Braun says:

    I loved the post title, and the snippet is just as fun. 😀

  15. That is interesting world-building going on! I like your creativity, Cara! 🙂

  16. Kim M says:

    Lol. Love how the same word means two conpletely different things. This should get interesting!

  17. I love the twists this creates!

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