Being a hardass isn’t all his fault…from Pets in Space #Cyborg #ScifiRom #8Sunday

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From Spark of Attraction in the Pets in Space anthology

Coming October 11, 2017

The Crimson Hawk, a military space battleship, has rescued a group of colonists who were attacked by aliens. The vessel’s captain Dante Stone intends to pay the refugees a visit. His first officer suggests that he might not be the best person to do that. In this snippet, Dante admits to himself that she might be right…

His cyborg brain excelled at military strategy, logic, and analysis. Hand-holding and hugs? Not so much. He’d never been a touchy-feely people person, and after his transformation to cyborg following a critical injury early in his military career, the emotions he did have had calcified. Cybermed doctors had assured him the microchip brain implant and the robotic nanocyte infusion wouldn’t change him, but they had. He’d awakened from surgery with memories intact, cognitive function enhanced, but emotions all but erased.

He’d become like his name: Dante Stone.

Focused, driven, single-minded in execution of duty.

What friends and civilians perceived as a lack, his military superiors viewed as an asset.

Poor, poor Dante. He has no idea what’s in store for him…

Even an alien needs a pet…

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story giving readers nine amazing adventures that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!

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Spark of Attraction blurb

Memory: intact. Cognitive function: enhanced. Emotion: erased. After becoming a cyborg, Captain Dante Stone didn’t think he’d ever feel again, until a traumatized young woman and a ball of synthetic fur named Sparky helped him to love.

Pets in Space won’ be released until Oct. 11, but you can sample the first chapters free! Get your Instafreebie Pets in Space sampler here.

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26 Responses to Being a hardass isn’t all his fault…from Pets in Space #Cyborg #ScifiRom #8Sunday

  1. Dante definitely needs a pet. Probably a golden retriever.

  2. Amy Braun says:

    Cool name, but I sense that the “stony” part of him will soften when he leasts expects it. 😉

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Thank you. I was stuck for a name, so I had a little contest on FB to name him. He was named by two other authors. One suggested the name Stone. The other suggested Dante.

  3. What a guy and an interesting story going on. Terrific, Cara.

  4. Jenna Jaxon says:

    What a cute premise for a collection! And I can’t wait for Dante to become less stony. 🙂 A ball of synthetic fur, huh? Wonderful snippet to set it all up!

  5. A robotic nanocyte infusion sounds like a pretty serious operation. Let’s hope that his emotions can make their way back from that. Good stuff.

  6. Diane Burton says:

    Can’t wait to see what/who softens his hard heart. Nice snippet.

  7. Ah, yeah…I’ll bet the right combo of cute pet and love interest will spark those emotions again!

  8. Oh, I love Dante Stone! Sometimes the tougher they are, the harder they fall. 🙂

  9. He’s the ideal warrior, but of course, someone or some dog will light a spark of emotion in him.

  10. Ouch, he does need a pet. What a fantastic premise! Love it!

  11. Someone has to be wrong–him or the doctors. Since people can do remarkable things to try to protect themselves, I’m leaning towards him being wrong.

  12. I LOVE Dante! This was such a terrific story 🙂 Excellent excerpt today to get people started…

  13. I can see it now, the “stone” is going to melt, I like it already.

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