#8Sunday: From Claimed by the Cyborg…the final goodbye (kiss)–or is it?

If you’ve been following each Weekend Writing Warriors excerpt, you know that March went to Xenia to search for his former lover. When he finds her, he learns that she is engaged to be bonded to another man and she is the future empress her planet. He confronts her in her private quarters, they hash out some old hurts, and March realizes that he has to let it go,has to let her go because they have no future together. In this scene, we’re in Julietta’s POV. March has just said goodbye. She turns her back, unable to watch the love of her life walk out the door. At the last moment, she turns around to watch him leave and….

He grabbed her and yanked her against his chest. His mouth slammed down on hers, would have forced her lips to part, but she was already opening for his kiss, drowning in it.

His tongue lashed hers, but she accepted his anger as penance, craved more, incited more as she lashed back. Teeth gnashed, deliberate and accidental, drawing blood that mixed with the decadent taste of him. Taut muscle, as hard as rock, offered no give, like his kiss. He didn’t coax, he took, anger and pain evident in the crush of his mouth, the steel grip of his hands.

Scalding tears of love and despair poured from her eyes and into their mouths.

When he dropped her on her feet and thrust her away, it was like tumbling into the abyss again, like returning to Xenia all those years ago.

He wiped his lips as if to erase her touch. “Have a good life, Jules.” He left and never looked back.

How longer can I keep these two “apart?” Muwhaha…

Next week, peeps, I promise to show some forward momentum. They are lovers, after all.

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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17 Responses to #8Sunday: From Claimed by the Cyborg…the final goodbye (kiss)–or is it?

  1. His dramatic way to leave her is guaranteed to make her desperate for more. At some level, I suspect that was his intent.

  2. Magnificent description of their pain and love. I fell right into the passionate scene then literally faded into reality with his parting words!

  3. Nancy Gideon says:

    Good-bye . . . Riiiiight. After that kiss, I think not. Very hot and persuasive, Cara. Nice!

  4. No! It can’t be the end! Not after that kiss. Great snippet! 🙂

  5. This was a thoroughly enjoyable book, so much emotion and tension – loved it! Terrific excerpt today…

  6. Wow! What an intense exchange. Neither of them are forgetting the other any time soon.

  7. This line! “When he dropped her on her feet and thrust her away, it was like tumbling into the abyss again, like returning to Xenia all those years ago.” Wow–it says SO much! Fantastic writing, Cara! 🙂

  8. Diane Burton says:

    What a kiss! He thought he was punishing her. Hah! I’ll bet he was punishing himself just as much.

  9. Siren X Star says:

    Omg, I just jumped into this and what a great snippet! I definitely want more!

  10. Botanist says:

    A kiss as a weapon of punishment? Oh, you tease!

  11. Amy Braun says:

    That was hot! And maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but that seems like the kind of kiss that will have them finding each other to do it again. 😉

  12. Jayne Fury says:

    Hmmm… very interesting old skool approach to SFR. 😀

  13. That was quite a passionate kiss! Leave her wanting more. Great writing.

  14. Ooh, intense! Somehow I doubt this will be the last one.

  15. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Yeah, not a last kiss. She won’t leave it at that and if given a chance, he’ll come back for more as well. But you are an expert at keeping couples apart, Cara. The yearning between them in this scene is so much it hurts to read it. Great job!

  16. That’s no goodbye kiss! LOL!

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