#8Sunday: From Claimed by the Cyborg…if only she could regain what she gave away

Welcome to another installment of Claimed by the Cyborg and Weekend Writing Warriors. When we last left our star-crossed lovers, Julietta and March had said their final goodbyes. However…a lot happened after that, which I won’t tell you about because it would spoil the story. All you need to know is Julietta goes into seclusion at the Night Side Palace, and March ends up there. She has decided she wants one last night with him and plans to seduce him. The first line is hers.

“I thought we could have a bite to eat.”

Glassware, fresh flowers as close to the ones on Terra as she could find, and tapered glowsticks created an intimate tableau, reminiscent of their romantic dinners on Earth. They’d gone to small cafes where they’d scrunched in at tables so tiny they’d bumped knees. Sometimes the food had been good, occasionally it hadn’t been, but always the setting—a world of their making—and the company, had been perfect. Planetary race hadn’t mattered. They had been two people in love. One of them still was.

“All right,” he agreed with a wariness that stabbed her heart anew.

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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18 Responses to #8Sunday: From Claimed by the Cyborg…if only she could regain what she gave away

  1. His reaction and her reaction to his reaction promise that seduction won’t be as easy and straightforward as she hoped.

  2. Diane Burton says:

    Can’t wait to see how she’ll seduce him. I’ll bet he makes her work for it.

  3. Oh, she is trying so hard. I wonder if it will work. Catching up on your Cy-Ops series now. 🙂

  4. An extraordinary love story with many twists and turns to keep the reader on edge. And to think, I never knew from Cyborgs! Just regulars folks with probs go round and round in my head. Thanks, Cara.

  5. I’m half way through this book, Cara, and loving it. I read the above section at the Night Side Palace, and your writing is delicious.

  6. Nancy Gideon says:

    Great set up, Cara, and killer last line!!

  7. Siren X Star says:

    Oh, I hope he makes her work hard for it! That will be fun!

  8. Jenna Jaxon says:

    I loved the description of their dates on Earth, and that she’s tried to recreate it as best she can here. I see March doesn’t intend this seduction to be easy. But I’m betting on her. 🙂

  9. If I didn’t already have this on my Kindle, this snippet would have done it. Your prose here is beautiful.

  10. Botanist says:

    I have a suspicion this evening isn’t going to go as planned, and right now it looks like all she’ll succeed in doing is torment the both of them even further! How twisted you are, Cara 🙂

  11. He must be interested, or else he wouldn’t be there!

  12. The emotional high and lows and tension in this book was so skillfully handled! Another excellent excerpt…

  13. Only one of them still in love? I kind of doubt that!

  14. Amy Braun says:

    Awww, I loved all the emotion in this snippet. I hope they can both find their love again!

  15. Well, she did hurt him–and the way he’s acting says he still has feelings about her. Which one will win out is the question.

  16. I hope all her careful efforts aren’t in vain!

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