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Claimed by the Cyborg
by Cara Bristol
GENRE: Science Fiction Romance
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.
Claimed by the Cyborg is a standalone read in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series.
“If Naimo should…pass, what will happen?”
“The seer will choose another mate for me.”
“You will go through with it?”
“I will be required to.” The idea sickened her, but responsibility only could be delayed; it could not be shirked. Each postponement shortened the time available to produce an heir. She and Naimo or his replacement would have to couple often to ensure she got pregnant by the deadline.
“I hope for your sake he recovers, and you live a long and happy life together. I apologize for interrupting your solitude.”
She would never see him again. Her heart seized, but she didn’t dare watch him go. Julietta gripped the pillar of the tacani for support. Tears trickled down her cheeks.
For a big man, he moved quietly, his footfalls making the merest pitter patter on the floor. In seconds the door would open and—
She whirled around.
March stood in front of her, his face stony, his blue eyes lit with an emotion she couldn’t read.
He grabbed her and yanked her against his chest. Her feet left the floor. One strong hand slid under her hair to grip her nape and tilt her head. His mouth slammed down on hers, would have forced her lips to part, but she was already opening for his kiss, drowning in it. Waves after wave of need swamped her body, eradicating all thought and will, except for the need to get closer, to meld into one body so no space, no cultural divide, no duty could separate them.
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. Her head swirled, and she grabbed at his shoulders for support. 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.
An Interview with the Hero of Claimed by the Cyborg
By Cara Bristol
Cara Bristol: Please tell me a little bit about your background.
March Fellows: Currently, I supervise the computer diagnostics lab at Moonbeam Manufacturing. Originally, I was a professor at the Terran Technical Institute. While on a sabbatical, my research team was attacked by terrorists, and I was critically injured. I was evacuated to Cybermed. I was transformed to a cyborg and was recruited by Cyber Operations. I worked undercover as a field agent.
Cara: Are you undercover now?
March: No, but if I was, I couldn’t tell you.
Cara: So what are you doing on Xenia?
March: My boss at Moonbeam asked me to deliver a spacecraft to the emperor whose daughter is getting married—bonded the Xenians call it. The spaceship is the emperor’s gift to her. While I’m here, I hope to search for some I used to know.
March: Her name is Jules. She’s from Xenia. She was a student at the TerranTechnical Institute back when I was a teaching assistant. We were together for two years when she vanished in the middle of the night. I woke up one morning and she was gone.
Cara: What happened to her?
March: I don’t know. I’ve looked for her everywhere. I don’t have any idea what happened.
Cara: You must have been frantic.
March: I was. I thought for sure she had been kidnapped or had been in accident. The only consolation is that if something terrible had occurred, I probably would have heard.
Cara: Didn’t you think to look on Xenia before now?
March: Of course, I did. But Xenia didn’t allow visitors until just recently, and even now, they limit who they admit. If it wasn’t for delivering the spacecraft, I probably wouldn’t here.
Cara: What are you going to do if you find her?
March: Well, the odds of that are slim. Jules is a very common Xenian name, but if I do find her, I want to know what happened. Why did she leave? Was it something I did?
USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has been the no. 1 best seller in science fiction romance, bdsm erotica, and holiday fiction on Amazon. She’s the author of two science fiction romance series featuring tough alpha heroes: the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance cyborg series and the Breeder science fiction romance series, which emphasize character-driven stories written with a touch of humor and sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.
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