#8Sunday: Can he cool the heat? An excerpt from Stranded with the Cyborg

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In last week’s episode of Weekend Writing Warriors, cyberoperative Brock arrives at the Interplanetary Shuttle Port to intercept his protectee and former nemesis Ambassador Penelope Aaron, who had gone AWOL. She’s wearing the regulation travel uniform, which Brock, with his cyber-enhanced vision, can see right through. More from his POV…

Blood rushed south, and Brock immediately activated his nanocytes to cool the heat. She had no enhanced vision, and his uniform wasn’t transparent, but his erection would be obvious if he didn’t control it.

She was his current protectee, a former accuser, a spoiled, entitled, vindictive hellion who’d derailed his CPO career, all facts his body continued to ignore. This was Carter’s fault. If the director hadn’t interrupted him before he could avail himself of the services of a Darius 4 pleasure droid, he wouldn’t be reacting this way. If his former friend and current superior officer hadn’t forced this assignment on him, he wouldn’t be here at all.

Fuck it all to hell. Brock shoved off from the post.

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Stranded600x900Penelope 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.

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12 Responses to #8Sunday: Can he cool the heat? An excerpt from Stranded with the Cyborg

  1. This pair seem like two sticks of dynamite with at least one fuse already lit.

  2. Kim Magennis says:

    Just like real life ;-} frustrated arousal=nasty temper!
    Nicely done Cara!

  3. Ed, you’re a regular Shakespeare. Cara, this is a marvelous snippet.

  4. Gemma Parkes says:

    Ha! I love it when a male has to work hard to control himself!

  5. Darn traitorous body! They never seem to heed reason, do they? I love the last part, “F it all to hell.” Pretty much, poor Brock!! Nice job…his discomfort really made me smile.

  6. Great snippet! It’s tough to be a guy sometimes! ;D

  7. Tina Christopher says:

    Oh-oh, I have a feeling things are about to get interesting;). Great snippet filled with tension and emotion.

  8. Poor Brock is not having a good day! So many unresolved issues between these two…great excerpt!

  9. So she was right to be worried about the suits! Not cool. I get the feeling this isn’t going to be the last time his self-control is tested. 😉

  10. Definitely the 2-brain theory, his body continued to ignore all the facts his brain knew. Great snippet.

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