From Claimed by the Cyborg…a favor that may cost him


Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 5 – Coming January 10, 2017

March Fellows, a former undercover cyberoperative, has arrived on Xenia to deliver a spaceship to the emperor of the planet. Just as arrives at the palace, he receives a communique from Carter Aymes, Cy-Ops Director. Although March doesn’t work for Cy-Ops any longer, he does accept some freelance assignments. The italicized dialogue is mental–cyborgs can “instant message” with one another. The first line is March’s:

What’s up?

I need a favor.

March’s human sixth sense warned the favor would cost him, but how did you say no to the man who had saved your life? Sure, what is it?

I need you to attend the bonding ceremony of Princess Julietta and her consort.

He laughed aloud.

The guard looked at him.

“I’m sorry,” he apologized, and shot back to Carter, I’m not on the guest list.  I can’t crash the emperor’s daughter’s wedding. But if he could extend his visit, he’d have more time to look for Jules.

Claimed by the Cyborg Description

March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love on the eve of her arranged marriage.

The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta never meant to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a second time and follow through with her duty.

Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens  the Xenian empire and their lives.

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30 Responses to From Claimed by the Cyborg…a favor that may cost him

  1. Sounds like a win-win situation for both. If only he could find a way to get on the guest list. Great snippet! 🙂

  2. In other words, it’s good for everybody if Carter can somehow get an invitation. Yeah, that’ll work.

  3. There’s major trouble ahead, I fear and her name is Jules. A mystery to be solved. Well done, Cara.

  4. Kim M says:

    Really cool design feature, Cara. Now how will he crash the party?

  5. Amy Braun says:

    I can only imagine what plan he’ll come up with. 😉

  6. Loved the excerpt and if course major complications lie ahead, which we as readers will thoroughly enjoy!

  7. But party crashers are so much fun! Hope he can get through this gauntlet.

  8. Why do I have a feeling he’ll find a way to crash this party? Should be fun!

  9. Stringing him along! Teaser – When does he realize Jules is Julietta? Right on the altar steps?

  10. I am assuming that Jules and Princess Juliette are one and the same (or am I jumping the gun?). It will be a shock for him when they meet – assuming he is successful at crashing the wedding. Great snippet.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Nope, you’re not jumping the gun. Part of the suspense is that the reader realizes who Julietta is before March does!

  11. Ha yes…gate crashing! This is going to be fun. ::settles in with popcorn for more snippets::

  12. Diane Burton says:

    Crashing weddings should be a piece of cake to a Cy-Ops guy. hahaha Looking forward to reading more.

  13. Nancy Gideon says:

    I love this, Cara! Pulls you right in.

  14. Favors you can’t refuse are the worst. And somehow I don’t think he’ll be able to get out of it with something as simple as ‘not being on the guest list!’

  15. I dunno, wedding crashing could be fun… LOL! Great snippet!

  16. Jenna Jaxon says:

    But why doesn’t March realize or even suspect that Jules might be Juliette? I’m assuming that’s set up in the book ahead of this scene. I’m really interested to know why he doesn’t connect the two women. Excellent snippet as always, Cara.

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