Association of Planets Ambassador Penelope attends an AOP gala. She gets cornered by a very talkative alien ambassador, but is then “rescued” by her assistant. The first line is his:
“We should have a secret gesture–tugging on your left earlobe means, ‘Save me.’”
Penelope chuckled. “Good idea.”
She worked the crowd, greeting acquaintances and meeting as many new people as she could. Chatting might seem like a no-brainer, but when the guest list comprised hundreds of races and cultures from across the galaxy, no simple hello sufficed. The translator in her ear helped her word a greeting, but she had to learn the accompanying physical gesture on her own. Shaking hands, a Terran custom, wasn’t universally practiced. Some beings turned their backs as a sign of trust, some stomped their feet, others bowed, many bobbed their heads, a few waved tentacles.
Two hours later, her head hurt, and not just from trying to remember the protocols. The Ischians butted foreheads in greeting—and she’d met several of them.
Married to the Cyborg blurb
Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping.
Anyone who is anyone attends the annual Association of Planets gala, the largest, fanciest soiree in the galaxy.
Brock Mann isn’t there to serve as his wife’s plus-one.
A cyborg and a field agent with the covert force Cyber Operations, Brock knows the glitzy, glamorous evening isn’t going to end happily for one individual. An intercepted partial communique has revealed that one gala attendee will kidnapped. Who the intended victim is, why the person is being taken and by whom—that’s what Cy-Ops must find out to stop the abduction.
And then Pia is taken.
Without knowing who or why she was targeted, Brock must race against the clock to find his wife before she’s killed.
Saving the girl and the galaxy just got personal.
Married to the Cyborg release information
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