#8Sunday: Let’s hammer the poor cyborg…from Claimed by the Cyborg

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Cyborg March arrived on Xenia to search for his lost love, only to discover that she is the emperor’s daughter and she’s is about to be bonded to her lifetime mate, Naimo. In this scene at the pre-bonding banquet, a few truths hit home with March. The first line is spoken by Naimo’s twin brother.

“The only person who has to bond by a certain age is the future emperor or empress.”

“Why is that?” March asked.

“Our customs decree he or she begin their twenty-five year rule no later than their twenty-sixth solar cycle.”

“That’s rather precise,” he commented in a calm, matter-of-fact tone, belying his anger and sense of betrayal. She’d never thought it important enough to mention that she was the future empress? He’d meant so little to her?

The princess had been aware a mate awaited her, that her bonding date—or at least the deadline—had been set.

Naimo released a satisfied sigh. “We will make a great team.”

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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14 Responses to #8Sunday: Let’s hammer the poor cyborg…from Claimed by the Cyborg

  1. And the plot thickens! Great teaser!

  2. Poor March! I can feel his sense of betrayal. But, he’s a cyborg, and I have a feeling he won’t give up on fighting for what he wants.

  3. Sounds like he has a good reason to be disappointed, even bitter.

  4. It IS odd that she never mentioned it. Kind of a big deal. 🙂 Hope March can come up with a solution!

  5. On the horns of a dilemma here. This is similar to a tie breaker in a tennis match. The stakes are high. Fine snippet, Cara.

  6. The future empress too! How will they get around those snags?

  7. Things don’t look too promising for March at the moment,but I’m sure there will be twists and turns ahead. I’ve bought this book, but not had chance to read it yet.

  8. I did feel sorry for March – he absorbed a lot of ‘blows’ in the early going. But I loved how the book progressed and of course the ending. Great snippet today.

  9. Arranged marriages (matings?) have always seemed problematic to me. I hope she can make this work.

  10. I wonder if it’s all as cut-and-dried as it seems… 🙂

  11. Diane Burton says:

    Poor March. He got more than he asked for–disillusionment, bitterness. Good job.

  12. That is weirdly precise, but a lot of things people do are… I wonder how long it will take him to realize that she really couldn’t tell him these things–that she wasn’t supposed to be out there at all, most likely, and had to keep it a secret? With how angry he is, I’m guessing a while!

  13. Amy Braun says:

    Talk about complicated. But I like the system you created. It’s a great story element!

  14. Kim Magennis says:

    I must be the only one who can completely understand why Jules kept mum about everything. March will discover that righteous indignation makes a cold bedmate.

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