About a week ago, I began writing Hunted by the Cyborg, Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 6! This is Carter’s story. Carter Aymes, the founder and director of Cyber Operations, has been a secondary character in all the Cy-Ops books, but he finally gets to be the star!
When the series started with Stranded by the Cyborg, he wasn’t a cyborg yet. But then something happened in book 3, Captured by the Cyborg, and he was transformed. Readers have been asking with every new cyborg book, “Will it be Carter’s story?”
Now, I can say, yes! Book 6, Hunted is it. No lie, I feel the pressure. I want to make this one really, really good because I know how long readers have been waiting for it.
One of the holdups has been that I didn’t know who Carter’s heroine was. I considered a lot of possibilities, even Mikala Aaron. But, no, it’s not her. The muse finally spoke to me, and I have created a very special heroine for Carter.
I only have 10K written so far, but I figure I’ll have the story complete by the fall. However, I won’t publish Hunted with the Cyborg until January (Probably Jan. 9). I don’t want to conflict with Krinar’s Desire (release date: Sept. 12) or Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 (October 10), or the holiday season.
So, January it is.
And now, here is a sneak peek, unedited excerpt, fresh out of my brain:
Self-loathing snaked through the human part of him. He didn’t doubt the distress was real, but she had to give him the answers he needed, and until she did, he had to do whatever it took to get them.
“Answer the question, Beth, and we can make all this unpleasantness go away.”
For him, it would never go away. He would always remember how he’d browbeaten a woman to tears. In his line of work, he didn’t deal with the best people, but with the scum of the galaxy—traffickers, slavers, despots, terrorists. He did what needed to be done, and if that called for termination of a sentient life form, he carried it out without remorse or self-recrimination.
This was the first time that he’d felt like the lowest scum of the galaxy, but he couldn’t ignore instinct. His little voice was telling him while Beth may not be a criminal, a strong chance existed she was being used by someone who was.
Watch for more sneak peek excerpts. If you need a cyborg fix before January, keep in mind that Pets in Space will have a Cy-Ops novella, Rescued by the Cyborg. (And after Hunted, I’ll write Alien Mate 2).