#8Sunday: STRANDED WITH THE CYBORG…Oh, hell no!

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Release date:September 22, 2015

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Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors and a short excerpt from my sci-fi romance, Stranded with the Cyborg. I usually push the 8-10 sentence limit to the max, but this week I only need six sentences to convey how cyborg Brock Mann feels about being a bodyguard to ambassador Penelope Aaron.

“I’m not saying I’ll do it, but hypothetically if I had a computer meltdown and agreed, what would be my cover story? I couldn’t tag along as her bodyguard because that would unsettle the Xenians.”

Carter poured another shot of Cerinian brandy and downed it. He met Brock’s gaze dead-on. “You’d accompany Ambassador Aaron as her husband.”

“Oh, hell no!”

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Stranded with the Cyborg blurb

The daughter of the Terran president, Penelope Aaron resented the restrictions imposed upon her, but that was no reason to take it out on the man assigned to protect her. She regrets how she got Agent Brock Mann 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 her husband?  This mission couldn’t get more impossible!

Ten years ago Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann’s you-know-what. Much has changed in a decade: “PIA” as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock 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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12 Responses to #8Sunday: STRANDED WITH THE CYBORG…Oh, hell no!

  1. LOL! This is a good way to solve the eternal problem of how to shove the hero and heroine together long enough for them to fall in love.

  2. A royal wedding! Terrific snippet.

  3. Gemma Parkes says:

    Great snippet! Loved that last line 🙂

  4. Tina Christopher says:

    LOL! Love the “computer meltdown”. Fabulous snippet and those six sentences packed a punch;).

  5. Alexis Duran says:

    Very fun! Too bad for Brock no one is going to listen to him.

  6. Now what will make him change his mind?

  7. Uh oh, goes from bad to worse for poor Brock. I’m sure the complications will be many and marvelous – great snippet!

  8. oh, what a set-up! I can’t wait to read this. 🙂

  9. Ha! Nicely done. Oh, the delicious (and annoying, for Brock) possibilities…

  10. Awesome! Great snippet!

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