Getting ready for the (un)happy occasion…From Claimed by the Cyborg


Coming January 10, 2017

Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 5

In this week’s Weekend Writing Warriors excerpt, I’m switching POV. Remember, March has arrived on Xenia to deliver a spaceship. He hopes to search for Jules, a woman from his past. In this scene, a servant has delivered Princess Julietta’s wedding dress two days before her “bonding ceremony.” Julietta has to be coaxed by her sister Marji to try on the dress and the headdress. The first line is Marji’s.

“How does it feel?”

Crushing. “Fine.”

“It’s perfect!” Marji said.

Could she walk down the aisle without toppling over, without bursting into tears, without making a spectacle of herself in front of thousands?

She would have to—what choice did she have? As firstborn, she was heir apparent. Her future had been decided the day of her birth twenty-five solar cycles ago.

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 Getting ready for the (un)happy occasion…From Claimed by the Cyborg

  1. Diane Burton says:

    Great snippet, Cara. I can feel her despair. Poor girl.

  2. Such an emotional excerpt! I’m sure I would feel the same way in her situation.

  3. This marriage will really be hard for her to endure. Wouldn’t it be great if someone — a guy, a real hero — would happen along and save her from a life of unhappiness? 😉

  4. Jenna Jaxon says:

    I can imagine this outlandish outfit, with towering headdress and her swaying trying to keep it on her head. 🙂 But her despair comes across most vividly. Great snippet.

  5. Someone must save her and he better hurry up. Time’s a wasting. Wonderful snippet.

  6. I have the impression her sister would prefer to wear the wedding dress.

  7. She sure doesn’t seem really happy about the bonding ceremony.

  8. Amy Braun says:

    Eeep, you really get a sense of her misery. Hope things go a different way for her soon!

  9. The snippet really captures her despair and the emotional tension of the entire situation. Terrific! I think I voted yesterday but will go doublecheck…best wishes!

  10. Botanist says:

    Love her response – inside and outside voice. Not a good situation.

  11. Having your destiny all mapped out for you from birth must be soul destroying. Hope someone comes along to rescue her from her fate.

  12. Tough spot. I hope she isn’t too bad off. 🙁

  13. What an awful thing to face. I hope someone rescues her before it happens. 🙂

  14. The tension is very clear in this, her despair and taunt self-control. Good job.

  15. So much pressure! It’s terrible she has to deal with all this. Very emotional snippet!

  16. Kim M says:

    I really felt this, Cara. Excellent snippet. I especially enjoyed the conversation going on in her head vs what she said.

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