Coming July 19 – Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined #5
It’s been a while since I wrote a cyborg romance. Wow, have I missed these guys!
Meara and William’s story is as turning out to be as intense as I anticipated. The cyborgs are getting closer to discovering the identity of Dr. Kyra Winter’s evil counterpart, the mysterious Creator X. Meara and William got cybernetic upgrades. A drunken, disappointed Meara immediately made step-dancing guard bots with hers. A frustrated Will immediately lied to Meara about the bots and shut them down on her.
And that was just the first few chapters…
Since I’ve been working on this story for a while now, I have quite a bit written that I can start to share with you. Each week I’ll post a PG13 email-worthy snippet in a post and provide a link to the next whole R rated chapter with no filters. The chapters will be located on my website so you can even read them on your phone if you want.
Sound like fun while you wait for release day? Good. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go rescue my X-enhanced cyborgs from some serious trouble.
Hope you enjoy this first sneak peek at the story. Those on my mailing list get the new chapters a few days earlier.
Chapter 1 Snippet
[Warning: Post is “PG13”, Webpage Version is “R”]
“It’s not too late, Meara. You can still change your mind. Let them get one of the guys to do this.”
“One of the guys already is doing this. Ya know Kyra’s upgrading William Talon while Nero’s doing me.” Meara snorted and stared. “I have to admit that ya’ve surprised me, Lucy. I figured I’d be hearing this kind of nonsense from Shiva’s Handmaiden.”
“It’s not nonsense—it’s common sense,” Lucy argued. “Consider what this could do to your life.”
“What life?” Meara asked. “Would it be the life we all lead waiting for that Creator X bugger to capture and warp another cyborg so he can send him or her to kill us all? Would that be the life yar speaking of?”
Lucy paced away. “I’m not your captain anymore. I know I can’t tell you what to do. But I also know what it’s like to have your entire identity messed with until you don’t recognize yourself.”
Meara laughed at the idea of it getting any worse. “They took away my ability to do math and no one’s been able to give it back to me, so I do have some idea of the magnitude of change we’re talking about here. I haven’t been myself in a very long time.”
Lucy nodded. “Yeah. Maybe you do.”
“Yar worrying for nothing, Lucy. Aja oversaw the programming of a duplicate set of chips guaranteed to restore me to being just as dumb as I am now. I trust Dr. Nero Bastion will be restoring my scrambled Humpty Dumpty brain if the neural implants fail. Whatever the risks though, I gave my word and I’ve not changed my mind. The obsolete, hacked-up base code that Aja tweaked in the two of us is precisely why I’m a perfect candidate.”
“You’re not fooling me, Meara. You’re doing this so Aja won’t. You stepped up before she could.”
Meara grinned. “Ya always were sharp. We both know Aja has a chance with Nero if she’s brave enough to take it. Maybe ya could give her a shove or two in that direction if things don’t work out for me. I love her like a sister, Lucy. If Aja’s happy, I’m going to be as well. Goddess knows, we all deserve to be.”
“We do,” Lucy agreed, thinking of her life with Eric. “That includes you too.”
“Well,” Meara said, chuckling at the idea. “If I can get my girly parts to stop lusting for married men, my chances might improve in that area.”
Lucy ran a hand through her hair. She stared at Meara. “That reminds me. I need to tell you something. I should have told you before, but… I forgot.”
“That’s a simple enough fix. Ya need to get Seetha to give yer processor a tune-up and do a file sort. It stings like a blasted hornet for a couple of minutes, but yer processor runs like a race car afterward.”
“No,” Lucy said, laughing at Meara’s advice. “I’m not actually forgetting. I meant I lied to you, but only to spare someone else I cared about. I was going to tell you what I’d done afterward but…”
“Ya forgot,” Meara finished for her. “I believe we covered that already. To which lie are ya referring, Lucy? I may have some have repenting of my own to do after yar done.”
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