Always the usher, never the groom. Well, it’s finally Carter’s turn!
Carter Aymes, who has appeared in all the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance novels as a secondary character, is finally gettting his own book–Hunted by the Cyborg (book 6).
Here are a few facts about Carter:
- He is the only cyborg in the series who does not have a name that means “man.” (Brock Mann, Kai Andros, March Fellows…)
- He doesn’t have a “man” name because he wasn’t a cyborg when I started writing Stranded with the Cyborg (book 1) and I didn’t know he was going to become one until Captured by the Cyborg (book 3) when he was attacked and critically injured.
- His favorite drink is Cerinian brandy, an alien liquor with a kick like a yacuni!
- Carter likes to think he’s a hardass, and his cyber operatives like to give him a hard time, but he is a big softie and a big romantic at heart. In Stranded with the Cyborg, he
forceshelps Brock and Pia patch things up.
- The man is filthy rich. His wealth is a secret he’s kept from everyone–including me! He didn’t tell me until I started writing Hunted by the Cyborg. (Note: Carter is a quadrillionaire – million, billion, trillion, quardrillion. The Cy-Ops series takes place about 300 years in the future, so there has been quite a bit of inflation, and a billion doesn’t buy what it used to. So, he’s a quadrillionaire.)
- He lives on Terra (Earth), residing in employee housing at Cy-Ops/Aym-Sec, however he also keeps a penthouse apartment in a high rise, which he also owns.
- He founded Cyber Operations, the covert cyborg force, and funded it largely with his own money. He also founded and directs Aym-Sec, a security/body guard firm that serves as a cover for Cyber Operations. Both are located deep below the Galactic Trade Center.
- In Hunted by the Cyborg, Carter faces off against Lamani, the arch villain of the series, the reclusive leader of the Lamis-Odg terrorists.
- Carter is a graduate of the Terran Technical Institute where he had a relationship with a fellow student, Liza O’Shea. She left Carter and the university to travel, and was later killed by terrorists. At the Terran Technical Institute, Carter was a student of Professor Mikala Aaron who later became President of Terra United. Carter and Mikala have remained friends throughout the years.
- Carter’s heroine will be Liza’s “sister” Beth. Why the quotes? You’ll find out…
Hunted by the Cyborg won’t be released until January 2018. If you’ve read all the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romances, you can get your Carter fix with Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, coming October 10. I have a Cy-Ops novella in the anthology: Rescued by the Cyborg. New hero, but Carter is again, a secondary character.
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Blurb reveal to come soon!