Being Green – A Great Read!

By Cynthia Sax on September 30, 2016

B. Gillilan has reviewed Being Green!

Here’s a snippet…

“This is a great read. Its a short story but has a great plot and detail. It is a great addition to any collection and a great book in the series.”

Read the full review here: http://bgillilanbookreviews.blogspot.ca/2016/09/being-green-by-cynthia-sax-book-15-of.html

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Green, a cyborg warrior, cares for one being—his plant Windy. When Windy becomes sick, he’ll do anything to heal her, even venture across the universe to visit a worlds-renowned plant doctor.

He doesn’t expect to find love.

Doctor Shelby Cooper is the sole resident of a tiny planet. She prefers to be alone rather than risk caring for another being and then losing him. The curvaceous scientist is determined to resist Green’s patient caresses, his thought-burning kisses, his slow seduction.

She has underestimated the power of a cyborg’s passion.

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Creating Unique Character Descriptions

By Cynthia Sax on September 29, 2016

I followed a reader discussion last week on character descriptions. The consensus was that many of the descriptions were…well…boring as hell. Every hero was ‘handsome.’ Every heroine was ‘beautiful.’ Some readers questioned if descriptions were needed at all.

When a reader questions whether or not a passage is needed, we, writers, know we have work to do.

I’ve been guilty of poor character descriptions in the past. I’ve described my characters the way I see them, using the words I would use.

And that’s the issue. I’m not the point of view character. A cyborg hero or a billionaire businessman hero or bada$$ biker hero would view his heroine much differently than I, a human female writer, would.

On Saturday, I watched Race, a movie about Jesse Owens. This movie was brilliant for a number of reasons. The storytelling and characterization was tight. It also gave us great examples of how different people first view the same person (Jesse Owens). The football coach saw race. That was his first impression of Jesse Owens. The track and field coach, in contrast, saw someone who could run fast, who had natural athletic ability. That was what he considered important. The German filmmaker, ironically, didn’t see race first. She saw an interesting character, someone who could add excitement to her film.

How a character is described can say as much about the point of view character as it says about the character being described. What does our point of view character notice first?

The cyborgs in my stories are manufactured to be warriors. They value strength, size, power. The first thing Barrel, the cyborg hero of this December’s freebie short story Jumping Barrel, notices about Nola, his heroine, is her big hair (it’s humid and she has big time frizz). He has never seen a female with so much hair. In his mind and in his processors, this makes her ‘the best’ (which is also important to cyborgs as only the best warriors survive training).

Can the hero be described as ‘handsome’ and the heroine be described as ‘beautiful’? Of course. If the point of view character would use those specific words. But the concept of ‘handsome’ and ‘beautiful’ should reflect the point of view character’s vision. For example, a badly scarred hero might think anyone with flawless skin is beautiful. Or a hero with brightly-colored tattoos might think anyone with blue or green or orange hair is beautiful.

For me, ensuring descriptions reflect both the point of view character and the character being described is a task for the second draft. Being a pantser (a writer who writes by the seat of her pants, without knowing the plot), I often don’t have a strong grasp on my point of view characters at the beginning of the first draft. Once I’ve written the first draft, I know the nuances of their personalities, their strengths, weaknesses, goals, fears. I can incorporate these into the description.

How do you make your character descriptions unique?

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

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Was Kralj Questioning Mayhem’s Honor?

By Cynthia Sax on September 23, 2016

In this scene from Chasing Mayhem, Mayhem, our cyborg hero, believes Kralj, the mysterious Ruler of the Refuge, is questioning his honor.

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Mayhem had a rival for his female’s affections, a dangerous, powerful rival. “You love her.”

Kralj tilted his head to the left and then to the right, as though he was pondering that statement. “I doubt I’m still capable of that emotion. I respect her. She has more honor and strength than you and I combined.”

Was Kralj questioning his honor? Mayhem opened his mouth to defend himself.

“Ignorance will get you killed, my young friend.” Kralj bared his teeth, revealing fangs.

***

Kralj can read Mayhem’s thoughts. He can intercept his transmissions. He knows Mayhem is a cyborg and he knows Mayhem is an honorable male.

So why does he say Imee has more honor?

Because he can read Imee’s mind also. He knows her past, her thoughts, all of her secrets, everything she’s done. He tells Mayhem that he respects her, which, for Kralj, is the highest compliment. Respect is the one thing he demands from everyone around him. To disrespect him is the gravest of insults.

Yet he uses that word with Imee. He might not love our heroine but he holds her in the greatest esteem.

Kralj doesn’t believe Mayhem to be lacking honor. He simply believes Imee is more honorable (and Kralj doesn’t believe himself honorable at all).

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

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The Good Assistant – I’m addicted

By Cynthia Sax on September 22, 2016

Woot! Cara’s Book Boudoir has reviewed The Good Assistant and she loved it, giving it 5 stars!

Here’s a snippet…

“When it comes to John, well he is full Alpha male! He is wondrously protective of Trella and needs to know where she is at all times, not only because he is a control freak, but because he is scared for her protection and well-being…seriously, I need to find me a man like this!”

Read the full review here – http://www.carasbookboudoir.com/2016/09/the-good-assistant-by-cynthia-sax-review.html?m=1

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My boss, John Powers, represents everything I want in a man. He’s the CEO and founder of a powerful company, that position having made him a billionaire, striking in an I-survived-a-bar-brawl sort of way, and too clever for my sanity.

I’m his assistant and desperately in love with him. I’d willingly serve him both in the boardroom and in the bedroom.

There’s one problem.

He doesn’t mix business with pleasure.

Ever.

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How To Battle Second/Next Book Stress

By Cynthia Sax on September 21, 2016

The first book is difficult to write. Many writers think the second book will be easier.

It isn’t.

With the second book, there are expectations from readers.

The expectations might be good. Readers loved the first book. The book was a run away success or critically acclaimed. They expect the second book to be even better. OMG…what if it isn’t? What if readers hate the next book? What if you’re a one hit wonder? What if you never best that first book?

The expectations might be bad. Readers hated the first book. You have a collection of 1 star reviews that rival mine. The harshness is extreme. They hope the next book will be better, say they’ll give you one more chance. OMG…what if the second book is the same? What if you blow that second chance? What if you’ll never be good enough?

The most likely expectation is readers have no expectations. They didn’t read the first book. There are no reviews, not many sales. OMG… what if they don’t read the second book? What if the second book doesn’t have a strong enough hook? What if you’re a craptastic writer, destined to never have a readership?

Rationally, we know this is all bullshit. We’re creating art. Some readers will hate the next book. Some readers will love it. If our second book is different from the first, readers will assume that the third book will be different also and give us another chance. Sales have more to do with marketing than with the quality of the book or the strength of the writing.

But humans aren’t rational beings and writing is definitely not a rational exercise. Second or next book stress is very real. It’s one of the reasons there are so many one book writers in Romanceland. Success in writing is as much psychological, knowing how our own unique brains work, as it is about talent or skill.

The number one way to beat second/next book stress is to write the first draft of that second story before the first story releases. Almost every successful writer will advise you to ‘Write the next book.” This is one of the reasons why we’re given this advice.

Jumping Barrel, the Freebie cyborg story, is ready to be released now. I’m not releasing it now, however, because I don’t have the first draft of Theirs To Command, the next story, written. (I’ll have it written by December.) Having that one story buffer eliminates almost all of the next book stress for me. It makes writing much more enjoyable.

But-but-but the first story has already released. What do I do now?

What works for me is going into the writing cave and pretending the first story DIDN’T release, acting as though I’m starting from nothing. I once made up another pen name (privately) and told myself I would release my story under that name, simply to fool my brain into thinking there were no reader expectations.

I’ll turn off social media. I’ll stop obsessively checking book rankings (Admit it. You do it. Almost all of us do.) I won’t respond to my writer email. I’ll create the illusion that no one is waiting for the next book.

I’ll also give myself permission to write shit. My first drafts are always a mess. And I’m in good company.

“The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway

“My first drafts are filled with lurching, cliched writing, outright flailing around.” – Jennifer Egan

“I’ll vomit out the first draft.” – Nora Roberts

Sometimes I’ll write a short story or flash fiction, simply to put a buffer between my latest release and my next longer story. Sometimes I’ll participate in writing sprints with other writing buddies. The speed doesn’t allow my brain time to worry about whether or not the current scene is ‘the best ever.’

The trick is to try multiple tricks until something works, until something feels natural. You get sucked into the story and forget about everything else.

What are your tricks to beat second/next book stress?

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

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The Retriever In Defying Death

By Cynthia Sax on September 19, 2016

Imee, the heroine of Chasing Mayhem, is a Retriever, a bounty hunter for the Humanoid Alliance.

We first learn about Retrievers in Defying Death. Death and Tifara’s ship pass a vessel piloted by a Retriever. The Retriever’s ship spins out of control and this happens next.

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The Retriever ship was turning. The speed of that turn accelerated, the ship moving faster and faster. Then it dropped, corrected, held for a moment, tilted to the right and to the left.

“What is happening?” Was that normal for an attack? Tifara’s expertise was healing. She knew very little about battle or flying.

Another lifeform scan appeared on the main viewscreen. This time, all of the lifeforms were out of their chambers. “What is that?” She pointed at the huge yellow and red blob at the end of a hallway.

“Fire.”

Tifara did know fire on a ship was a bad thing. “We have to help her. They’ll all die if we don’t.”

“They’ll all die if we help, every being except for her.” Death’s eyes shone with suppressed rage. “She’s hunting rebels. You could have been one of her captives.”

“But—”

“The rebels she captured won’t be reprimanded, my female.” He steered their ship farther away from the Retriever’s vessel. The image in the main viewscreen grew smaller. “They’ll be sent to a cyborg manufacturing compound.” His voice was flat. “Newly manufactured warriors will be forced to fight them, to kill them. I could have been one of those warriors. I could have been forced to fight you, my own female, in the ring. I would have had to kill you because if I didn’t, some other warrior would and he might not end your life as quickly, as painlessly as I could.”

“Oh, Death.” Tifara crawled into his lap and petted his chest, trying to comfort him.

He wouldn’t have had to end her life. Dying in a fighting ring wasn’t her destiny.

But he’d been forced to kill others and that must have hurt her cyborg. Her heart ached for him. She stroked his skin with her fingers.

“We’re not helping her.” Death’s tone told her he wouldn’t relent on that. “And you should return to your seat.”

“We’re not helping her,” she agreed, ignoring his comment about returning to her seat. “Rescuing the Retriever will doom the others to death. And—”

The Retriever’s ship exploded, bursting into a million pieces, and Tifara jumped, shocked, surprised, horrified. Debris, fragments of metal, shot outward, reaching toward them, deadly fingers of shrapnel flying in their direction.

***

In Chasing Mayhem, we hear about a Retriever who had died.

***

Imee read the fifth communication once, twice, three times, unable to absorb the words. A Retriever, having fewer solar cycles than she did, had lost control of her targets. They had escaped from their holding chambers and had tried to take over her ship. The ship had blown up, killing every being inside it.

“She made one foolish mistake and she died.” Imee leaned forward, covering her face with her hands, trying to hide from the horror that message invoked.

***

Yes, this is the same Retriever. If it hadn’t been for this young female’s death, Imee might not have taken the risk of trying to rescue her family. This unknown female is partially responsible for the fate of all her sister Retrievers.

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

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Why I Love Tropes And Why All Romance Writers Are Literary Writers

By Cynthia Sax on September 18, 2016

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trope_(literature) ), a literary trope is “the use of figurative language – via word, phrase, or even an image – for artistic effect such as using a figure of speech. The word trope has also come to be used for describing commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.”

In Romanceland, tropes often refer to popular story premises. Why are they popular? Because readers love them, ask for them, buy books using them.

Examples of some popular Romance tropes are

- Beauty And The Beast (my personal favorite)
- The Wealthy Boss And His/Her Assistant
- Enemies To Lovers
- Friends To Lovers
- Secret Baby
- Forbidden Romance
- Marriage Of Convenience
- Second Chance At Love
- The Shocking Twist
- Fated To Mate/Love At First Sight

I could list tropes all day. (grins)

In fact, Romance is a trope. In the beginning (when dinosaurs roamed the Earth), books with strong romance storylines and romantic happy ever afters or happy for nows were classified simply as literary works. Romance didn’t have its own category. Readers loved this type of story. Writers wrote more romance novels. Readers bought them. Romance grew to be so popular; it became its own category.

So using tropes is NOT a bad or shameful thing. You MIGHT wish to evaluate whether or not you want to use a particular trope. There are some tropes in Romanceland that I don’t feel comfortable reading or writing. But never apologize for using tropes, especially if you’re a romance writer. Our entire category is one huge trope.

There will be readers who hate the trope you use, as there are readers who hate every story premise. Those are NOT your readers. Suggest other books to them and concentrate on the readers who love your trope.


How do you make trope readers happy?

You bring something fresh to the trope. I’ve read thousands of Beauty and the Beast stories. I never get tired of them because great writers in this trope incorporate something different in each of their stories.

Maybe your Beauty and the Beast story is set in India, the caste system there adding an extra layer to the premise. Or your Beast is a Mafia Boss who was born into the family and longs to go legit. Or your Beauty was once a Beast. She was horribly scarred and underwent extreme cosmetic surgery. There are thousands of ways to make this trope different.

I like to read in my trope so I know I’m bringing something fresh, something different to it. This also ensures that I understand what aspects of the trope appeal to readers. Part of the appeal of the Beauty and the Beast trope, for example, is that two beings who appear very different can find common ground and appreciation for each other.

If you love a trope, can you use it for every story?

Heck yeah. Many of the bestselling writers concentrate on one trope. Nora Roberts, with her books published under that name, is known for the small town trope. Laurann Dohner is one of the masters of Beauty And The Beast. I gobble up every one of her beast-like heroes. Harlequin often publishes a book a month using their bestselling tropes because they know readers will pick up that book based on the trope alone (in the past, they put the trope in the titles – The Billionaire’s Secret Baby, for example).

The trope can become a strong part of your branding, one of the things you’re know for writing. Tropes should definitely be included as keywords on book listings. Readers search for tropes.

Embrace the trope you’re writing. Respect it and its readers. And have fun. I love writing books with tropes as much as I love reading them.

Reading buddies, which tropes do you love? Writing buddies, which tropes do you write?

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Buy Now:

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Chasing Mayhem Featured On Weekend Book Club

By Cynthia Sax on September 17, 2016

Woot! Chasing Mayhem was featured on N.J. Walters’ Weekend Book Club!

I love N.J. She’s a talented writer and a wonderful person.

Look at the other selections here: http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/2016/09/weekend-book-club-chasing-mayhem-by.html

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Buy Now:

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Cyborgs, Kralj And Next Stories

By Cynthia Sax on September 16, 2016

Many reading buddies have asked me what is next for the cyborgs.
Oh boy, what isn’t next?

Jumping Barrel – December 2016

Barrel’s short story will be releasing for FREE in December. Because it is free, there will be no pre-orders. I’ll send newsletter buddies a newsletter when it is available. I’ll also post the release information here on my blog and on Facebook.

Jumping Barrel is the same length as Being Green, last year’s free story, because I know December is very busy for a lot of folks. It is also lighter in tone.


Theirs To Command – February 2017

The next longer cyborg story is Theirs To Command. This is Ace, Thrasher and the Rebel Commander’s story. Yes, it is a ménage (MMF to be exact).

This story marks the beginning of the mass liberation of the cyborgs. Shit is going down, folks. Expect some action in Theirs To Command.

Ghost’s Story – May 2017

Remember the C Model cyborg who saved Joan? That’s Ghost. He’s still alive…barely, and he has definitely earned his own story. (He’s mentioned in Theirs To Command also).

Vector’s Story – August 2017

Vector, the cyborg Captain of the Freedom, will finally find love…if he allows his female on his precious ship. (grins)

Zip’s Story – December 2017

Zip has seen his friends Green and Barrel find love. It will be his turn in December. This will be another FREE short story. His female is hilarious.

Now, you might be wondering… what about Kralj, the mysterious male from Chasing Mayhem? Will he receive a story?

The Refuge Series

As Kralj isn’t a cyborg, I can’t put his story in the Cyborg Sizzle series. His will be the first story in a new series. The Refuge Series will only be four stories long.

Dark Thoughts –March 2017

This is Kralj’s story. It has the word ‘Dark’ in its title for a reason. The Refuge is a violent, primal, highly sexual place. The inhabitants are the beings other settlements expelled. Kralj is their King.

There will be three other stories, release dates unknown (I want to release them all in 2017 but that might be unrealistic).

Dark Sky is the winged male’s story
Dark Strength is the giant green gatekeeper’s story
Dark Fire is the silver Dracheon warrior’s story

That’s what I have planned, thus far, for the rest of 2016 and all of 2017. I’m super excited about these stories!

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Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Buy Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Mayhem-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01IRPO9WY#nav-subnav

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chasing-Mayhem-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01IRPO9WY/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/chasing-mayhem/id1136333685

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-chasingmayhem-2077430-340.html

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Fun Facts About Cynthia Sax

By Cynthia Sax on September 14, 2016

Brandi Gillilan and Mandy Helms featured me in their newsletter!

I’m sharing 3 Fun Facts About Me.
You can read them here: http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=167190abf1b1f5b0302bbf785&id=b02b924c8b

Here’s a snippet…

Like Brandi Gillilan, I love short stories. Although I write longer stories now (stories in the cyborg series are 200 pages), my first 100 or so published works were short stories. I love the challenge of making every word count, giving sentences multiple meanings. This is something I continue to strive to accomplish in my longer stories.

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Subscribe To My Release Day Newsletter: http://tasteofcyn.com/2014/05/28/newsletter/

Wild. Free. Hers.

Mayhem has spent his lengthy lifespan obeying the Humanoid Alliance’s rules. Finally free from their cruel control, the cyborg warrior plans to cause chaos. He infiltrates a remote settlement, provokes the savage locals until they want him dead, and allows himself to be captured by the sexiest little Retriever he has ever laid his mechanically-enhanced eyes on.

Imee’s sole mission in life is to keep her family alive. To do this, she must hunt rebels, returning them to the Humanoid Alliance’s evil clutches where they will be executed. She doesn’t allow herself to feel anything for her targets…until she meets a tall, muscular cyborg with wild hair and even wilder eyes.

With his sure hands, laughing lips and erotic holds, Mayhem makes Imee’s body sizzle and her resistance melt. Their love is doomed. She must deliver the warrior to his death or she’ll place her family’s safety at risk. But she can’t resist him.

Imee soon discovers that Mayhem, life, and love are never predictable.

Chasing Mayhem is Book 6 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Buy Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Mayhem-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01IRPO9WY#nav-subnav

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chasing-Mayhem-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01IRPO9WY/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/chasing-mayhem/id1136333685

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-chasingmayhem-2077430-340.html

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-mayhem-cynthia-sax/1124139998

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/chasing-mayhem

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