From Pets in Space: a cyborg with those “nano thingees” #PetsInSpace #ScifiRom

Pets in Space

It’s time for another Weekend Writing Warriors’ excerpt from Spark of Attraction, my story in the Pets in Space science fiction romance anthology. To recap: Captain Dante Stones rescues some colonists who were attacked by aliens. One woman sneaked her dog on board. It turns out the dog is a robot, and it bit the captain. We continue…

Blood stained his pants leg, and he pulled it up to reveal a lacerated ankle. For all its small size, the K9-500 had a jaw like a vise and sharp metal teeth. If the bot had attacked a human, the damage could have been severe. Rumor had it Dante Stone was a cyborg, a computer-enhanced human with biomimetic parts. She’d heard cyborgs were immune to pain and practically indestructible.

“I’m sorry,” she repeated. “It doesn’t hurt much, though, right?”

“Of course, it hurts!” he snapped. “Why would you think it doesn’t?”

“Don’t you have those nano thingees?”

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 blurb

Maltese puppy, 6 months old, sitting in front of white backgrounEven 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!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

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15 Responses to From Pets in Space: a cyborg with those “nano thingees” #PetsInSpace #ScifiRom

  1. I don’t blame her for expecting him to have nano thingies. Hope he heals quickly!

  2. Kim Magennis says:

    “Of course, it hurts!” he snapped. “Why would you think it doesn’t?”

    So, not so many nano thingys to take the edge off!

    Thank you for the financial support your anthology will be giving to Veterans, what an awesome committment

  3. Nancy Gideon says:

    Delightful scene, Cara! This is a wonderful and fun to read collection. I’ve been enjoying all the stories!

  4. Yikes! So much tension. I love how the story develops from the bite! 🙂

  5. Another terrific excerpt, loved your story!

  6. Love her and the expression nano-thingies. I always say thingees when the memory goes blank. As you know already, I so enjoy your writing style.

  7. Diane Burton says:

    This is a great scene. I’m with the others about the nano thingees. LOL Love Sparky. The captain has no idea what he’s in for. This is such a fun story, as are the others in the anthology. You guys (the authors) seemed to have so much fun with the stories.

  8. Naomi Shaw says:

    sounds very painful. Hope it heals quickly

  9. Whoops! You can’t believe everything you hear! I was thinking this was a far less major bite–now I’m impressed at how calm he was after the dog bit him!

  10. I’d like a few of those nanothingies!

  11. I must get me a K9-500. I assume that they don’t require feeding and exercise like real dogs do. I’m not sure I would want one with a jaw like a vise (or vice as we Brits say) though he would make a good burglar protector I guess. Glad the book is selling well for a good cause.

  12. “…nano thingees…” I like it! I never want to tangle with a K9-500.

  13. He bleeds and feels pain, so not all cyborg – interested in the rest of him that is human.

    http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/2016/10/lets-go-paintballing-snippet-sunday-oct.html

  14. Amy Braun says:

    Tee hee, I love their interaction! Great job!

  15. LOL! Maybe he’s a nano ninnie! So cute!

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