Rescued by the Cyborg (Cy-Con 1)
Zelranian cyborg, Lathim, has only ever wanted one thing -- a mate. When he boards a stolen ship and finds a frightened human female hiding in the cargo hold, his protective urges take over. One look at Maggie and all he can think is -- mine.
Offered to the Cyborg (Cy-Con 2)
When reptilian space pirates attack The Sphinx, Wrylack is forced into service as their medic. Any plans he has to escape die the moment he lays eyes on Shaylee. When the sexy purple cyborg with the strange eyes and gentle touch says she’s his, Shaylee is almost scared to hope that her life is changing. But the big male isn’t interested in owning her. He wants a mate!
Saved by the Cyborg (Cy-Con 3)
Brave. Fearless. Pregnant? The cyborg Tark saved the alluring human female once. When she’s captured during a dangerous mission, he knows he’ll have to do it again, and this time, he’s not letting her out of his sight -- especially when he finds out she’s pregnant with his child.
Praise for Cy-Con
"Very good reads. All three stories kept you turning the pages. I liked the Cyborgs kept learning from their mates. You got your HEA each time as well."
-- 4 Stars from Marsha Hunt, Amazon Review
"I love that the men have as many insecurities as the women, and are faced with the reality they overlooked some facts the women consider obvious.... they are flawed in believable and relatable ways, all while being willing to listen to these newcomers, and consider their words."
-- 4 Stars from Goddess of Chaos, Amazon Review
"Three very good stories that I know I will read again."
-- 5 Stars from Barbara W., Kobo Review
"I enjoyed the stories and really like the characters."
-- 4 Stars from Mary S., Kobo Review
"This is a fab collection of sci fi romances and I really love how clear the world building and character development was. Each story is about a different couple and I found myself fully engaged in their HEA. Expect an entertaining reading ride with fab steamy romances when you dive into this fun set..."
-- 5 Stars from LBing, Barnes & Noble Review
Praise for Offered to the Cyborg (Cy-Con 2)
"This is a fast-paced story that will draw you in and leave you wanting that HEA for Shaylee, Wrylack, and Shaylee's babies. The characters were enjoyable and complemented each other. For a quick and enjoyable Sci-Fi steamy read, I can definitely recommend this one."
-- 4 Stars from Merissa, The Romance Reviews
Praise for Saved by the Cyborg (Cy-Con 3)
"Ever read a story where you just want to hug the main male? Yep, that was me with this one. Tark has been ignored or avoided for most of his life due to his size. I was so pleased when Suki saw past his size to the warm, caring, sexy cyborg in front of her! This was a steamy, quick read... Great for a lunch break/coffee break book, and absolutely recommended by me."
-- 4 Stars from Moonflower, Long and Short Reviews
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Excerpt from Rescued By the Cyborg
Lathim sat in the captain’s chair and stared out into space. It had been ten years since they’d gained their freedom, such as it was. He thought about that long-ago day and knew they wouldn’t have done anything differently, even if it had meant being exiled by their people. The Zelranians had been intolerant and wouldn’t listen to reason, so Lathim and many others had taken a stand. It had meant an end to the Cy-Con program, which in his opinion wasn’t a bad thing.
"You look deep in thought,” Tenz said. ”You aren’t still upset about that whore screaming her head off when she saw us, are you? We knew it was bound to happen.”
“I’m tired of sex bots,” Lathim said. “No matter how realistic they make them look, they don’t feel the same as a living female.”
“If Zelran hadn’t labeled us renegades and used the terms ‘unstable’ and ‘dangerous’, I’m sure we wouldn’t have quite so much trouble. As it is, males want to challenge us and females fear us. If I could kick the Zelranian parliament’s collective ass, I would.” Tenz snorted. “Not like any of them have been in battle before anyway.”
“We’re closing in on the ship Titanium from Earth,” Rorwick reported. “It’s been marked as stolen by pirates, with enough goods on board we should be able to do a hefty trade and be set for a few months.”
“Shields or other defenses?” Lathim asked.
“It has shields and blasters, but I’ve locked onto their ship and it seems their shields have been damaged by asteroids. If we hit them just right, we can take out the blasters and damage their engines,” Rorwick said. “Hit about two meters from the docking port. It will take out the blasters and the heat should kill the engines.”
Lathim maneuvered the ship for the best possibly outcome. “Let me know when you’ve gained control of their systems.”
“Done,” Rorwick said, having linked with the Titanium using his neural transmitters.
Lathim fired three shots at the Titanium and waited for the ship to stop. He continued course until they pulled alongside. Blasting open the docking port, they connected to the battered ship and prepared to board. Lathim checked his weapons and waited for his crew to meet at the port. When they were ready, he sent the command for the doors to open, and he and his fellow cyborgs boarded.
They’d expected a crowd of pirates to attack, but the ship was eerily silent. Moving through the cargo hold, they fanned out with two remaining to guard the docking port, and scoured the ship for signs of life. As they neared the crew quarters, they saw what had happened to the original crew. The damn pirates had killed every last one and hadn’t bothered to even jettison them out of the airlock. The stench was horrendous as they moved through the ship and drew closer to the captain’s quarters.
The captain lay dead on the floor, his chest cavity opened and his heart removed, but the shredded clothing of a female drew Lathim’s attention. He knelt and picked it up, noticing it was free of blood. Whoever had worn it might very well still be alive, if she’d fought back and managed to break free. And if there was a human female on board, there might be a chance to save her. And if they saved her, maybe she’d show some gratitude in pleasurable ways. He’d of course seen human females before, but he’d never bedded one that wasn’t synthetic and looked forward to the experience.
“Find the woman,” Lathim said quietly. “But don’t scare her.”
Tenz snorted. “She’ll take one look at us and scream. The only Zelranians with white hair are those of us from the Cy-Con program. We’re hard to mistake for anyone else.”
“Just do it,” Lathim said tersely.
His men left and he scoured the chamber for any sign that the woman might still be nearby. After he cleared the captain’s quarters, he turned to leave, but as he neared the door, a sound stopped him. A slight whimper had come from somewhere in the room. His gaze scanned the area again, stopping on the cabinet across from him. Moving slowly, he eased the doors open, but it was empty. He heard movement behind him and spun, just in time to see a swatch of dark hair and a flash of pink skin disappear around the doorway and down the corridor.
Lathim took off after her, not wanting to scare her, but wanting to make sure she came to no harm in the event pirates were still on board. Whoever she was, she was damn fast, because she’d vanished by the time he entered the corridor. Opening communications with his shipmates, he notified them of the female’s presence and continued the search. He backtracked to the cargo hold and examined every corner, looking behind every crate.
The same small whimper drew him again. One of the crates was partially open, containing half a dozen sex bots and one very terrified human female. He lifted his hands to show her he wouldn’t hurt her and approached slowly. The female cowered and tried to make herself disappear into a corner of the crate.
“I mean you no harm,” Lathim said. “Do you know what I am?”
She nodded slowly.
“I’m not here to hurt you. I want to help.”
Her wide eyes said she didn’t believe him, and he couldn’t blame her, not with the lies Zelran was spreading about his kind. He moved a little closer and watched as she trembled. He noted her lack of clothing, and cursed his body’s reaction to her. It had been a long time since he’d had a living female and not a bot, and she was damned tempting with all her sweet curves.