#8Sunday: All he wants is one thing…from Captured by the Cyborg

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Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors! Before I get to today’s snippet I have a couple of announcements. First, I goofed last week. I was traveling (that’s my excuse), and I did post an execerpt–but I forgot to sign up! You can see the post here, if you’re interested.

Second, the first book of the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series, Stranded with the Cyborg, is on sale for 99 cents — but today is the last day. If you haven’t read it, now is your chance to grab it before the price goes up to $4.99 tomorrow.

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Now on with this weekend excerpt from Captured by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 3).  After a “romantic” interlude in the observatory, Illumina runs out (She has a reason. You have to read the book to find out why). Dale had hoped  she would get over it. But alas… (we’re in her POV here).

Captured_600x900“Then, I won’t bother you anymore.” He ran a hand over his head, and she remembered how his cropped hair had bristled again her palm.  “Tell me one thing,” he said.


“Your name.”

“M-my name? Illumina Smith.”

“Your real name.”

“T-that is my real name.”  

 His expression shuttered, and he assumed his place behind his desk in an obvious dismissal.

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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18 Responses to #8Sunday: All he wants is one thing…from Captured by the Cyborg

  1. Kim M says:

    Hmmm. She now knows that he is on to her.
    Excellent dialogue, Cara

  2. It seems like she’s more into him than the other way around. I wonder how she’ll even that out.

  3. Heather Boyd says:

    She’s rattled. Great glimpse into their relationship.

  4. I wonder if he knows what her reason if, he doesn’t seem too happy with her.

  5. Such a sad moment for both of them, and then what Illumina does next. Loving this story! 🙂

  6. Terrific characterization through dialogue, Cara, and the little details you include are terrific!

  7. I foresee a bit of conflict ahead. Great details here!

  8. What a mess and what fun ahead. You sure know how to write this.

  9. Awww, heart wrenching scene but great snippet to give us! I do love this series.

  10. Botanist says:

    Hmm, now you got me wondering what happened between them since last week’s snippet. Things do not seem good between them.

  11. I like that little detail of her running her hand over his head and remembering the feel of his hair. It’s intimate without being obvious.

  12. Hm, does he know more about her name than she’s letting on, or is he assuming she’s lying? Intriguing. Nice snippet!

  13. T. M. Hunter says:

    The truth will always come out…fun snippet.

  14. Sometimes you can lie your way out of a situation… sometimes you can’t.

  15. Amy Braun says:

    Love everything about this snippet! Great work! 😀

  16. I think you kept the intrigue going by withholding her name for just the right length of the story. She sure had her reasons…

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