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