Mated with the Cyborg
by Cara Bristol
GENRE: Sci-fi Romance
Then he met her. Mariska. Beautiful. Innocent. Ignorant of her father’s atrocities. And marked for death.
His orders said nothing about saving her. But he did. He went off-mission.
Can a rogue cyborg outrun both Cyber Operations and the terrorists to save the woman he loves?
Mariska’s dress dragged along the metal floor as she headed for the general’s receiving room. People glanced at R981, but the android could have been alone for all the notice they paid her. Her veil seemed to render her invisible.
If only she could truly disappear. Years had passed since the last summons. Why had her father called her? Perspiration slickened her palms, and she had to concentrate to avoid wiping them and leaving a telltale stain on her clothing. The only thing worse than being afraid was showing it. At least her voluminous skirt hid her wobbling knees. Outside her father’s fortified headquarters, she halted and took a deep breath. I can do this. I can do this.
“You are nervous,” stated R981 in his stilted, but gravelly voice. No other android had vocals like his. His rumbling tone vibrated through her in a most disturbing way.
“No, I’m not,” she quickly refuted. Fear was a flaw. Flaws were punished. Although R981 was assigned to her, he had been programmed to report misbehavior and anomalies to her father.
The solid black orbs of his robotic eyes blinked once. “I detect pupil constriction, increased perspiration and respiration, which indicate fear.”
“I believe you are mistaken and require a full diagnostic. How long has it been since your last maintenance overhaul?”
“I am a new model entered into service five weeks ago. I do not require maintenance for another fifty-five point four days.”
She needed to shore up her courage, but R981 pulled open the door, making it clear he served her father. Just like the other droids.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Multi-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 23 erotic romance titles. She writes science fiction, contemporary, and paranormal erotic romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.
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A AWESOME Interview with Cara Bristol:
What was the inspiration for your book?
I started the series because I fell in love with cyborgs. Human with computer enhancements, cyborgs make awesome sci-fi romance heroes. They are alpha males, yet they become vulnerable when they meet the heroine. When they fall in love, they fall hard. Most of the cyborgs sci-fi romances I’ve read involve conspiracies in which the cyborgs were created against their will to serve the government. I wanted to do something different. My cyborgs are spies; they’re covert cyber operatives whose mission is to defeat terrorism in the galaxy, which was inspired by modern day threats. In book one, Stranded with the Cyborg, I introduce the enemy. In book two, Mated with the Cyborg, I wanted to challenge the hero by having him fall in love with the “enemy” (the heroine is the enemy’s innocent daughter). Book 3, Captured by the Cyborg, will be published probably in March 2016.
What is your writing schedule?
When I’m writing on a new book, I do about 2,000 words per day (eight pages). I hit the computer about 5:30 a.m., spend an hour checking email, responding to comments on my blog, Facebook, and then get to work. My day involves more than writing the current manuscript. I also have to balance editing, proofreading, blogging, promotion. I try to only write one first draft at a time, but often while I’m writing a new book, I’m in editing on another, and I’m doing promotion for the last release. I work from about 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A little less on weekends.
What is your favorite spot to write?
I have my own dedicated home office. Yay! My husband I used to share an office and a computer, but once I started writing erotic romance, I needed the solitude of my own space. Now I have it. We live on a fairly rural street, and my office window looks out into the front yard. I see trees and open field, squirrels, the occasional deer.
What advice would you give budding writers?
1. Learn your craft. Focus on improving your writing. Get feedback. Join a critique group, enter contests. Read and study your genre of choice.
2. Start building your social network early so when you do get published you have a social platform and aren’t starting from zero. Start a blog. Connect with other writers. Build your Twitter and Facebook following.
3. Know that you have many options for publishing. You can go traditional (agent, New York publisher), epublishing, or Indie. You can be a hybrid—have some books with a publisher and self-publish others.
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