Warrior, final Breeder book, has been submitted!

Coming in the fall 2014-- Warrior (Breeder 3), the end of the trilogy.

Coming in the fall 2014– Warrior (Breeder 3), the end of the trilogy.

Friday I clicked send and transmitted Warrior to Loose Id, my publisher. Now, I wait. I anticipate a fall publication date, but that will be up to my publisher. Warrior is the final book in the Breeder sci-fi romance series. Here’s the blurb:

A female yearning for freedom. A male armed with determination. Can they save their people?

As a despotic Qalin marches through Parseon intent on conquering every province, Commander Marlix pledges his sister to another Alpha to protect her. Desperate to decide her own fate, Anika flees and finds refuge with the guerilla resistance movement against Qalin. Marlix’s beta Urazi, a male of lesser status, tracks her intending to bring her home to fulfill her duty. But when love blossoms between them, and provinces fall to Qalin, Anika and Urazi realize home has ceased to exist and they alone are all that stand between the people of Parseon and the end of the world.

Like Breeder and Terran, the first two books, Warrior can be read alone because it focuses on a (new) specific hero and heroine. However, planet Parseon evolves, and those changes run sequentially from book 1 to 3.

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The first draft of Warrior was 71,642 words. After I revised and edited it came to 66,268 words but that included a 1,600-word epilogue that was not part of the first draft. The epilogue sets the stage for the spin-off series. I think readers will be very surprised by what happens! Warrior is my longest book to date.

It took four months to write. I started Warrior on April 8, 2014 and finished the first draft on July 5, 2014. It took a month to revise, edit and proof. I submitted it on Friday, August 8. (It should have taken three months, but I “lost” several weeks of writing due to family emergencies and the RT conference.)

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Wednesday, I’ll present some Breeder series trivia with “Breeder by the numbers.”

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To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question Protocol-sanctioned male domination, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

 

 

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After fleeing heartache on Terra, Tara Diehl has adjusted to male-dominated Parseon better than most vendors until she is kidnapped by Alpha Marlix, a ruling commander. At first her tall, muscled abductor terrifies her, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggle for freedom with some force. When her attempts to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out of seduction and subterfuge grow a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take action that drives Parseon to the brink of civil war, threatening not only their relationship, but also their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien, a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude.  All Breeder books can be read as stand-alones.

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16 Responses to Warrior, final Breeder book, has been submitted!

  1. Rollin Hand says:

    You gotta be excited about this one. Looks like you have a real winner on your hands with this series of books.

  2. Congrats! I can’t wait to see what happens next in the series. That’s a long book. Good for you.

  3. angel says:

    Congrats That is awesome

  4. Laurel Lasky says:

    That is so awesome. You could go back to Rod and Cane! Or another Corbin’s Bent.
    I’m sure you will top yourself.
    I’m so looking forward to read Warrior and it’s a wonderful series. 🙂

  5. Renee says:

    Congrats and I just know that you will follow it with something amazing. Your writing has continued to show improvement – not that I did not like the early stuff. You are going to continue to grow and write. Thanks for sharing your gift.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Thanks, Renee. I have learned so much since my first books. I have some ideas, they just have not quite solidified into story concepts yet.

  6. Jule Kijek says:

    Can’t wait to see how the series plays out. Loved the first two books. Nice to have something to look forward too during the cool fall evenings! Way to go, Cara!

  7. Congratulations, Cara! And a spin off series? Woo-hoo! 🙂

  8. S.J. Maylee says:

    Over 66k! Awesome, Cara. I’m still trying to do a better job with 30k. I do need to start thinking about longer stories though.
    Clues on the spin-off too. Love it. 😀
    I’m looking forward to tomorrow!

    • Cara Bristol says:

      I have been gradually writing longer. The benefit to the 30K novella is that you get them out faster. I RC 5 will be much shorter.

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