Release date: January 9, 2018
Preorder: November 2017
Having finished the first draft of Hunted by the Cyborg, (Carter’s story) I’m working on revisions. Here’s an unedited snippet I’d like to share:
“I’m not known for sugar-coating the truth,” he said as they boarded the vertical transport. He palmed the GenScan screen, waited until the light signaled his identity had been authenticated. “Lobby,” he instructed the computer.
“What are you known for?” she asked.
His rep credited him with achieving the impossible. However, close associates like Brock and Mikala knew of the near-misses, the times when he’d pulled success out of the drink at the last second, and of his abject failures. He obsessed over the losses. In the dead of sleepness nights, doubts lurched out of the shadows to torment him. What if Cyber Operations couldn’t defeat Lamani? What if the planets fell one by one until the balance of power tipped to Lamis-Odg? How many trillions would die?
Cy-Ops had stolen a Terran woman right from under the nose of a Lamis-Odg general, saved a Faria from her murderous AOP ambassador ex-husband, and rescued hostages from the predatory Ka-Te. Saving individuals wasn’t so difficult.
Protecting a galaxy from an alien race bent on annihilating entire worlds when the alliance of nation planets was in denial over the extent of the threat? There weren’t enough nights left in his life to figure out how to do that.
Except somehow he had to.
“I’m sorry. I asked a wrong question,” Beth said.
Wrong? She’d hit a bullseye. “It got me thinking, that’s all.” He forced a smile. “I’m known for getting things done.”
Hunted by the Cyborg blurb
Are the secrets that bind, the secrets that will destroy?
Billionaire Carter Aymes, director of Cyber Operations, a covert cyborg force, devotes his wealth and life to saving others, rescuing hostages and other victims from desperate situations. His ultimate mission is to hunt down and eliminate Lamani, the alien terrorist mastermind, before he conquers the galaxy.
When Carter hires Beth O’Shea, a vulnerable but courageous woman with connections to his past, their attraction is immediate and strong, but he knows getting involved with her is a bad idea. He’s her boss, and he has way too many classified projects to protect to risk letting someone get close.
Rejected by the progenitors who cloned her, Beth is determined to live a normal human life, beginning by getting an ordinary job with a security firm. But, from the start, she questions the extraordinary secrecy surrounding the organization. She can’t help but wonder about the tall, muscled, larger-than-life director who gave her a chance when she desperately needed one. Could he ever be romantically interested in a woman like her, in a clone?
When Beth is attacked, they both realize how short and tenuous life is, and their mutual attraction becomes too powerful to resist.
As their relationship heats up, so does the urgency to capture Lamani before he can unleash a stealth weapon at a critical planetary Summit meeting. With time running out, Carter discovers that stopping Lamani may require sacrificing Beth’s life.
Will Carter be able to rescue her, or will his new love be the one person he can’t save?
Coming in January 2018: Hunted by the Cyborg, an exciting standalone novel in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series. Get notified of the release and get a free Cy-Ops story while you wait.
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Carter has been a secondary character in every single Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance, including Married to the Cyborg, the free novella newsletter subscribers get. Married to the Cyborg is the standalone sequel to book 1, Stranded with the Cyborg, which is free to everyone.
Carter also appears in Rescued by the Cyborg, my novella in the recently released science fiction romance anthology Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2.