#8Sunday: A vulnerability revealed…from Captured with the Cyborg


Last week, Dale takes Illumina to his secret observatory on the moon Deceptio. One thing leads to another, and they end up rubbing parts. In this scene, the post-coital cuddling is cut short…

“The wound still pains you, doesn’t it?” he asked.

“It’s not so bad.” She dismissed the injury but tensed like a board.

He recalled her stiff walk, her avoidance of the missionary position, how she perched on a chair edge never leaning against it.

Cybermed had achieved great strides in pain management. Doctors there might be able to alleviate her discomfort. “There are pain treatments—”

“I don’t want to talk about this.”

Illumina couldn’t have guessed how well he could see in the dark or she would have averted her backside. When she scrambled for her robe, he assessed the damage.

Captured by the Cyborg Description

Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….

reviewertoppick2 (1)An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.

Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.

Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.

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8 Responses to #8Sunday: A vulnerability revealed…from Captured with the Cyborg

  1. Oh, poor Illumina to have to deal with all that pain. I love Dale’s concern for her. Reading this story now. 🙂

  2. Botanist says:

    I wonder what’s up with her? Has her injury been explained earlier in the story? If not, this passage drops teasing hints.

    BTW – my eyesight must be getting old, I couldn’t find your name in this week’s sign-up list, had to refer back to last week’s.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Yes, her injury is explained in the story. But it’s one of the mini secrets, so I’m trying to not reveal too much.

      No, your eyesight is fine. I was out of town and forgot to sign up. I didn’t even realize I had forgotten until I noticed that none of my regulars were visiting. Glad you found me!

  3. She’s not hiding from him as well as she thinks she is. I see consequences coming, when he ‘assesses’ the damage.

  4. I really like this book, Cara.

    Mated With the Cyborg is now on my TBR.

    I almost messaged you to see if you forgot to sign up. I’m never sure, though. Sometimes people just need a break. Life gets busy. 🙂

  5. Loved this book! Excellent scene, he’s so very caring…

  6. Oh, I’m glad he doesn’t take her dismissal as truth. He’ll help her despite herself, I think.

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