Release date: September 22, 2015
Penelope Aaron, a newly appointed ambassador, is not about to take a bodyguard on her first diplomatic mission. Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, a weekly blog hop in which authors present 8-10 sentence excerpts from one of their books. Mine is is from Stranded with the Cyborg:
“With all due respect, Mother, you don’t have authority over the Department of Interplanetary Affairs. I’m going to Xenia and to the Summit on Malodonus alone.”
“Don’t believe that I don’t have influence because I’m no longer in office. Many people still owe me favors. I will contact the Minister of IA and have you reassigned.”
When your mother was ex-president, parental meddling occurred at a whole new level.
If she’d been a little less mature, Penelope might have stomped her foot and yelled, “You’re not the boss of me,” like she’d done when she was teenager. Instead, she took a deep, calming breath and released it silently. “As you wish, Mother.”
But Penelope isn’t about to give in so easily. She wasn’t code-named “PIA” for nothing. More next week!
Stranded with the Cyborg blurb
Penelope Aaron, the former Terran president’s daughter, 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 has been 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.