#8Sunday: An excerpt from STRANDED WITH THE CYBORG, #SFR

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Stranded with the Cyborg, a science fiction romance,  is a work-in-progress. The first draft is done, and I am working on the revisions with an anticipated Sept. 22 release date. This week’s Weekend Writing Warriors post is the first “unveiling.”

“What was so urgent it couldn’t wait until I got back from Darius 4?” Brock flung himself into the wide-backed sensa-chair, which conformed to the angles and lines of his body to provide optimal support and comfort. He would have preferred that an android pleasure worker curve her realistic feminine form around his body than a piece of furniture—as he’d been about to experience when the Cyber-Operations director’s summons had come through. “You’re the one who insisted I take respite time.”

“Drink?” Carter punched a button on his console, a cabinet slid open, and he removed a decanter. After pouring two shots of bronze liqueur, he shoved one glass across the desk.

Brock’s internal warning system flashed yellow alert. “What’s the bad news?”

Unofficial blurb for Stranded with the Cyborg

The daughter of the Terran president, Penelope Aaron resented the rules and restrictions imposed upon her, but that was no reason to take it out on the man assigned to protect her. She regrets how she wronged Central Protection Office Agent Mann and got him booted from the security force. But now that she’s an interplanetary ambassador about to embark on her first diplomatic mission, she still doesn’t want him tagging along. Especially since he seems to be stronger, faster, more muscled, and sexier than she remembers. And pretending to be husband?  This mission couldn’t get more impossible!

Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann’s you-know-what going back a decade when he’d been assigned to protect her in the Terran executive residence. Much has changed in ten years: “PIA” as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock, well, he was transformed into a cyborg after a near-fatal attack. Now a secret agent with Cyber-Operations, a covert paramilitary organization, Brock gets called in, not when the going gets tough, but when the going gets impossible. So when he’s unexpectedly assigned to escort Penelope to the summit meeting, he balks at babysitting a prissy ambassador. But after a terrorist bombing, a crash landing on a hostile planet, and a growing attraction to his protectee, Operation: PIA may become his most impossible assignment yet.

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18 Responses to #8Sunday: An excerpt from STRANDED WITH THE CYBORG, #SFR

  1. Laurel Lasky says:

    It sounds like a fun read.

  2. Not answering the question and passing the liquor — I dunno, but I think Brock’s internal warning system should flash red!

  3. Tamara Lush says:

    I like this. It kind of gives me a Mad Men-Cyborg feel!

  4. Kim M says:

    What a brilliant story Cara! I can’t wait to read more!

  5. This is something brand new from you and I like it. The beginning sentence about the chair cracked me up.

  6. What a neat world you’re building for this story, Cara! “Sensa chair” I think I want one of them. 🙂

  7. Alexis Duran says:

    A very intriguing beginning! Love the story- sounds like a rollicking good time.

  8. Intriguing start to your story.

  9. Tina Christopher says:

    Ohhhh, love the opening and want to know what the bad news is right now;). Fabulous description of the chair and how he feels about it. Great job.

  10. Love the story’s premise and the excerpt was terrific. Yup, I think the fact he’s being offered a drink before the details is very telling of the trouble ahead!

  11. Oh boy, when they don’t answer your question and offer you a drink instead, you know you aren’t going to like the reason. And I found the “unofficial blurb” most enticing! Great job with this snippet. 🙂

  12. That’s definitely the lead-in for a favor he’s not going to want to give. Run, Brock!

  13. Gem Sivad says:

    Oh yes. Not a good sign when your supervisor calls you back from vacation, shoves a drink at you, and says sit down. 😀

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