Same Writing Prompt, Very Different Stories

By Cynthia Sax on March 22, 2017

AR DeClerck gave some SciFi/Fantasy writers a writing prompt and 10 minutes to write based on that prompt.

http://amyreadsandwrites.blogspot.ca/2017/03/writing-prompt-wednesday.html

As you can see, all of our stories are different and we all write at different writing speeds (I’m #1 at being the slowest! Woot!).

An original story doesn’t need an original premise and it doesn’t have to be written quickly or slowly or whatever.

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Can love redeem a monster?

The Refuge is home to some of the most violent beings in the universe. Kralj, its leader, reigns over the remote outpost with terrifying ease, ruthlessly squashing any rumors of rebellion, killing anyone who breaks his rules. Primitive, deadly, powerful, he’s a monster, scarred both on his face and his soul. He has never met a being he couldn’t control.

Until he meets her.

Dita has one mission—to kill the three targets claiming sanctuary within the Refuge. Or so she claims. For the first time in his long lifespan, Kralj isn’t certain of another being’s intentions. The tiny assassin is immune to his powers, her thoughts unreadable. He can’t predict her movements, can’t control her, can’t stop wanting her.

Dita is rare, as unique as he is, and, to keep the residents of the Refuge safe, Kralj will have to kill her. But first, he’ll touch her, taste her, show her how passionate the beast inside him can be.

Dark Thoughts is a STAND-ALONE SciFi Romance.
The hero might be tall, dark, and scarred but don’t be fooled by his appearance.
He’s truly a monster.
This story is not for readers with delicate sensibilities.

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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Thoughts-Refuge-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01MRAABGC/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Thoughts-Refuge-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01MRAABGC/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dark-thoughts/id1200022597

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Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dark-thoughts-3

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/699393

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Talking Dark Thoughts, How To Find Time For Writing And Other Things

By Cynthia Sax on March 11, 2017

Book E Aholic has interviewed me today!

http://novascotianrantingbookreviewer.blogspot.ca/2017/03/my-interview-with-author-cynthia-sax.html

Here’s a snippet…

What drew you to the genre you write?

Cynthia Sax: I love reading SciFi erotic romance. I love the stars (all of that potential), anything about space, and I’ve always been someone who asks ‘What if?’ questions. What if, instead of sending humans into war, we designed half man, half machine beings (cyborgs) to fight our wars for us? What if our world leaders were secretly aliens? What if the Earth had two moons? What would humans look like then?

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Can love redeem a monster?

The Refuge is home to some of the most violent beings in the universe. Kralj, its leader, reigns over the remote outpost with terrifying ease, ruthlessly squashing any rumors of rebellion, killing anyone who breaks his rules. Primitive, deadly, powerful, he’s a monster, scarred both on his face and his soul. He has never met a being he couldn’t control.

Until he meets her.

Dita has one mission—to kill the three targets claiming sanctuary within the Refuge. Or so she claims. For the first time in his long lifespan, Kralj isn’t certain of another being’s intentions. The tiny assassin is immune to his powers, her thoughts unreadable. He can’t predict her movements, can’t control her, can’t stop wanting her.

Dita is rare, as unique as he is, and, to keep the residents of the Refuge safe, Kralj will have to kill her. But first, he’ll touch her, taste her, show her how passionate the beast inside him can be.

Dark Thoughts is a STAND-ALONE SciFi Romance.
The hero might be tall, dark, and scarred but don’t be fooled by his appearance.
He’s truly a monster.
This story is not for readers with delicate sensibilities.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Thoughts-Refuge-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01MRAABGC/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Thoughts-Refuge-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01MRAABGC/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dark-thoughts/id1200022597

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-thoughts-cynthia-sax/1125580992

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dark-thoughts-3

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/699393

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Interview With Nicola M. Cameron

By Cynthia Sax on March 10, 2017

I sat down (virtually) with Nicola M. Cameron for a short interview. Nicola M. Cameron’s latest release, Degree of Resistance, is a SciFi Romance with a cyborg hero! (You know I love those! – grins)


Cynthia Sax: Where did you get the idea for Degree of Resistance?

Nicola M. Cameron: I had gone up to Ontario last October for a writer’s retreat hosted by my publisher, and stayed a few days with my fellow author and sister from another mister L.D. Blakeley. When I got to her place she started raving about this new show called Westworld. I admitted I hadn’t seen it yet. She looked at me in horror and said, “What do you mean, you haven’t seen it? You write SF romance. Sit down – I’ll cue it up.”

*Instant* love. The dialogue, the plot, the casting, the cinematography, the concept of searching for humanity in artificial intelligence, the eminently sexy Louis Herthum – I fell for it all. Later that weekend I had a chat with our PR person Sandra Bunino about the popularity of cyborg romances, and I flashed back to Westworld and thought, “Huh – there are themes here I’d really like to explore.” By the end of the weekend I had a six-book series in my head with at least two prequels and started working on Degree of Resistance while waiting at the airport for my flight home.

Cynthia Sax: What causes trouble between Ben and Evie?

Nicola M. Cameron: The biggest conflict stems from the fact that Ben asked Evie to marry him when she was nineteen, then supposedly died in a jumpship crash. Evie then spent the next twelve years raising his young daughter Ally (which meant giving up her shot at an engineering degree) before finding out that Ben was still alive and had been turned into a cyborg soldier. The two of them have a lot of guilt and anger issues to work out when they get back together; Ben is angry at himself for trusting the wrong superior and guilty that Evie had to give up her dream to raise his daughter, which he sees as his responsibility. Conversely, Evie is angry at the protectorate for screwing up both their lives and guilty that she engaged in a liaison with a rich young man named Gene while working for Gene’s aunt. There’s also the disconnect that, for Ben, the intervening twelve years never happened (cyborg soldiers have their consciousness suppressed) so he still feels the same way he did when he first proposed to Evie, but for her a lot of time has passed and she needs to figure out how she feels about Ben now as opposed to when she was nineteen. They work out some of their issues in this book, but others will crop up as the series progresses.


Cynthia Sax: Is Degree of Resistance part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?

Nicola M. Cameron: It’s the first in at least six books with two prequels and a bunch of side stories as they occur to me. I absolutely LOVE this world and these characters, and I want to write more about them and all the people around them, as well as the post-apocalyptic world they’re in.


Cynthia Sax: What do you love about writing in your SciFi Romance?


Nicola M. Cameron:
I started off my professional writing career in 1995 as a SF writer. What I absolutely love about writing SF/fantasy romance is that I’m *still* writing science fiction and fantasy – it’s just that I now get to add in the romantic scenes that I always had to censor before.

Cynthia Sax: Thank you for joining us today, Nicola M. Cameron!

Nicola M. Cameron’s Website: http://www.nicolacameronwrites.com

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A perfect society hiding a terrible secret. An innocent man condemned to cyborg slavery. A brilliant woman determined to set him free.

Freelance tech Evie Contreras belongs to the Employee class of the Pacifica Protectorate, the “perfect society” that rose from the ruins of the West Coast. But Evie knows about Pacifica’s festering core and the secrets that keep it in power. And when she discovers that Pacifica has turned her fiancé Ben into a cyborg soldier/slave, she will risk everything to rescue him.

Saving Ben is the first step in a deadly game between Pacifica and a shadowy resistance group known as Rubicon. In return for Rubicon’s help, Evie must retrieve a hidden artificial intelligence that may hold the key to protecting Earth from a deadly new disaster.

Assuming the protectorate doesn’t find Evie first…

Buy Now:

On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2A25GG

On Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N2A25GG

On Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/705076

On Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/degree-of-resistance-nicola-m-cameron/1125853898

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/degree-of-resistance/id1209817265?mt=11

On Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/degree-of-resistance

In Print: https://www.createspace.com/6938559

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Interview With Naomi Lucas

By Cynthia Sax on March 9, 2017

I sat down (virtually) with Naomi Lucas for a short interview. Naomi Lucas’ latest release, Star Navigator, is a SciFi Romance with a cyborg hero and is the third standalone book in the Stranded in the Stars series.


Cynthia Sax: What makes Atlas sexy?

Naomi Lucas: Atlas: Adjustable Thickness Length and Size. I love my character Atlas, he has a lot of snark but he’s still a badass Cyborg soldier. I consider him my Frankenstein’s monster in space. What’s great about him is that he’s this killing machine that currently doesn’t have a body, as he was shot down many years before during the Great War so now he’s just a sentient intelligence. And boy does he know how to use his voice to get a girl off! Does he get his body back? I don’t know…you’ll have to read it and find out!

Cynthia Sax: Where is Star Navigator set?

Naomi Lucas: The story is set far in the future several generations after a disastrous galactic war between an alien species the Trentians and us, the Earthians. Tensions are still high although there is a truce. This particular story is about a woman who is given a deadly mission to discover why hundreds of ships have vanished after they have left the network’s reach. She is the last attempt for the Earthian Council to figure out what is happening. Her only crew-mate is Atlas, the acerbic, deadly Cyborg and they are stuck in close quarters for a long time. They have to learn to trust each other as they face many of the deadly aspects of space. Illness, corruption, pirates, and aliens.


Cynthia Sax: What creates problems between Reina and Atlas?

Naomi Lucas: They start off not trusting each other regardless of each other’s’ reputation. Reina has dealt with harassment her whole career in the Space Fleet as being one of the only woman in her field. She has walls built around herself to protect her but she lets them break down because she finds Atlas as a being who can’t physically hurt or take advantage of her. Atlas, on the other hand, has plans of taking control of the ship, taking control of his body, and taking control of Reina. Cyborgs=Control. This is all happening between them as they make their way out to dead space and the possibility of impending death.


Cynthia Sax: Is Star Navigator a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?


Naomi Lucas:
This is the third standalone book in this series. Each book is connected but can be read alone and can start from anywhere. I try to write my books in a way that if someone starts on book two, let’s say, it will make them want to read book one and three. I don’t like answering any questions that are beyond my character’s scopes. I find the answers to many of the ‘biggest’ questions take an entire story to explain. I plan on writing five books for Stranded in the Stars, with the last one featuring Larik. But I plan on writing off-shoot series for my aliens and cyborgs. Truthfully, it’s hard to say, I have so many stories in my head and outlined that I might veer off now and again and write something random.

Cynthia Sax: Thank you for joining us today, Naomi Lucas!

Naomi Lucas’s Website: https://naomilucasauthor.com/

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Reina stopped caring, and she doesn’t know why.

After years of working for the Earthian Space Fleet, spending her days in quiet anticipation as a back-up pilot, doing her work well, if indifferently, she comes face-to-face with an alien warrior who tries to bargain away her free will and make her his own. Furious and unsure whether she should fight for a life when she was just going through the motions, Reina is approached by her superiors and asked to captain the last mission into the abyss, drastically altering the course of her life.

What does a Cyborg do when he has the power of the entire network? When his actions could alter the course of the universe? And his only obstacle is a woman in desperate need of his help?

Atlas is consumed with rage.

He is the best navigator for The Earthian Council and has been working for them for decades in hopes that they will free him. But when the Council forces his hand, the now sentient intelligence must undertake a mission that could irrevocably destroy his conscious mind. A mission that could force him to transcend his half-life state in order to protect the beautiful, lost captain that he would risk a second-death to claim; and to feel under his fingertips.

Buy Now:

On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Star-Navigator-Stranded-Stars-Book-ebook/dp/B06XBFVM7R/

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The Inspiration For Crash And Burn

By Cynthia Sax on February 9, 2017

The SFR Galaxy Award winning writers are talking about the inspiration for our stories on USA Today.

My inspiration for Crash And Burn was, of course, Crash. We met him in Releasing Rage and I built the story around him.

Read all of the details here: http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2017/02/08/sfr-galaxy-award-winners-share-their-story-inspirations/

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Crash was manufactured to be one of the best warriors in the universe. The cyborg has spent many human lifespans fighting the enemy. But, unlike his battle-loving brethren, he doesn’t enjoy killing. When he escapes the Humanoid Alliance, he vows to never end another life.

Then he meets Safyre, an infuriating human female, and he considers breaking his vow.

Safyre will do anything to save her friend, the being she loves like a sister. She’ll ravish a huge hunky cyborg, kiss his best friend, and invoke scorching hot desires the male never realized he could feel. Dark soulful eyes, a quick wit, and a tempestuous passion won’t divert her from her mission.

Love, and a planet-destroying weapon, however, might stop her permanently.

Order Now:

On Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Crash-Burn-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B019EBKIF2

On Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crash-Burn-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook-x/dp/B019EBKIF2/

On ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-crashandburn-1950244-147.html

On B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crash-and-burn-cynthia-sax/1123141101

On Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/crash-and-burn-13

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Crash And Burn – A Winner Of A SFR Galaxy Award

By Cynthia Sax on January 31, 2017

Woot!

Crash And Burn won the SFR Galaxy Award for Best Promise!

https://sfrgalaxyawards.blogspot.ca/2017/01/5th-annual-sfr-galaxy-awards-round.html

This was a tough story to write and an even more challenging story to read. This award means the world to me!

Lee Kovan is hosting a SFR Galaxy Award Giveaway.

You could win your choice of the award winning books!

Enter Here: http://www.leekoven.com/2017/01/31/sfr-galaxy-awards-giveaway/

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Crash was manufactured to be one of the best warriors in the universe. The cyborg has spent many human lifespans fighting the enemy. But, unlike his battle-loving brethren, he doesn’t enjoy killing. When he escapes the Humanoid Alliance, he vows to never end another life.

Then he meets Safyre, an infuriating human female, and he considers breaking his vow.

Safyre will do anything to save her friend, the being she loves like a sister. She’ll ravish a huge hunky cyborg, kiss his best friend, and invoke scorching hot desires the male never realized he could feel. Dark soulful eyes, a quick wit, and a tempestuous passion won’t divert her from her mission.

Love, and a planet-destroying weapon, however, might stop her permanently.

Order Now:

On Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Crash-Burn-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B019EBKIF2

On Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crash-Burn-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook-x/dp/B019EBKIF2/

On ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-crashandburn-1950244-147.html

On B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crash-and-burn-cynthia-sax/1123141101

On Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/crash-and-burn-13

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Retiring Stories

By Cynthia Sax on January 12, 2017

On December 31st, two major writing-related things happened for me. First, ARe (All Romance eBooks) went out of business. Second, I received all of my rights back from Ellora’s Cave (which has also, sort of, kind of, went out of business).

What this means is some older Cynthia Sax stories have disappeared from booksellers. The cyborg stories are still there. (grins) Don’t worry about them. They’re not going anywhere. But my older SciFi Romance stories (and one more recent contemporary story) have disappeared.

Some of these stories will be retired. Why? Because these series have long been completed and I’ve become more skilled as a writer. Rewriting these stories would take as long as writing a new story. I might as well write another cyborg story for you.

As of today, I only have plans to rewrite one of the series – the Warlord SciFi Romance series (Warlord’s Bounty, Warlord Unarmed, Warlord Reunited and Warlord’s Mercy). I will be expanding these stories to novel length (i.e. doubling their length) and tweaking them to be set in the same world as the cyborg series. I hope to start re-releasing these stories in June.

The plots and characters in these novels will be very similar to those in the novellas. Should you rebuy them? I wouldn’t. (laughs) Yeah, it would be more financially savvy of me not to tell you that but you’ll always get the truth from me.

If you already own these stories, save your cash for the brand new stories. If you haven’t read these stories, you’re in for a treat. I’m re-releasing them because I love them.

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Three Battered Hearts. One Perfect Love

Ace and Thrasher share a special bond. They’ve never acknowledged that connection and have never fully acted on it. The Humanoid Alliance kill cyborg males like them, deeming the warriors to be defective. Now that Ace and Thrasher have escaped, they don’t trust the cyborg council and their brethren to react any differently. Physical love is too risky for them to consider.

Until they meet her.

Carys is the Commander of a Rebel Battle Station. She has dedicated her lifespan to seeking vengeance against the Humanoid Alliance and the cyborgs who killed her daughter. On her battle station, she makes the rules, and if she wants to kiss, touch, and pleasure two mysterious warriors, she will. Nothing, not even enemy warships and a mass cyborg rebellion, can stop her.

In the midst of a war, enemies can become lovers and loyalties can change in a moment. Can a forbidden relationship between two cautious cyborgs and one unbending human Commander survive?

Hers To Command is Book 8 in the Cyborg Sizzle series.
Due to the number of returning characters in this story, you’ll enjoy Hers To Command more if you’ve read the other stories first.
This is a MMF BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Hers-Command-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01N0I7X49/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hers-Command-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B01N0I7X49/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hers-to-command/id1179869260

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The Best Day To Release Books

By Cynthia Sax on August 31, 2016

When I was releasing stories through publishers, I had no control over my release dates. The publisher told me when the story was being released and I had to work with that date.

Now that I’m Indie, I have total control over my release dates.

Indie writers decide on release dates based on a variety of ways. Some writers have lucky dates (for example, the 7th of every month). Some writers have set number of days between releases. Some writers always release on a specific day on a specific week (for example, the third Wednesday of the month).

The release month for my stories is usually determined by how quickly I can write these stories. It normally takes me two months to write one of the cyborg stories. Then it takes me a month for multiple rounds of edits. That means I can release a cyborg story every three months.

The actual date in that month is determined by what I personally like as a reader. I believe a writer can never go too wrong if she/he makes decisions around what readers like and want.

I prefer that releases in my favorite niches are spaced out time-wise. Having stories from fifteen of my favorite SciFi Romance writers releasing in one week stresses me out. Which story do I read first? I want to read them all on release day. It also depresses me because I know there will be weeks with NO big SciFi Romance releases.

What I do, as an Indie writer, is look at the Hot New Releases Top 100 lists on Amazon for my categories and note when other writers are releasing. I also reach out to other writers in my niche. I’ll message Cara Bristol, for example, and ask if she’s releasing a story from her awesome cyborg series that month.

If another writer’s cyborg story is releasing in the second week, I might release my story in the third week. If twelve SciFi romances from other writers are releasing in the third week, I might release my story in the fourth week.

Sometimes I’ll move months. I had originally planned to release Chasing Mayhem in August. Then I discovered that Laurann Dohner, one of my favorite cyborg romance writers, was re-releasing her 8 story cyborg series AND releasing a brand new 9th story in August. I knew I’d be reading those stories all month. I figured other cyborg romance buddies would be doing the same thing. So I moved Chasing Mayhem’s release date to September.

As for the day of the week, I usually release stories on Tuesdays. Big publishers release their stories then because it is the ideal day for making the USA Today Bestseller List. I release my stories then because, thanks to the big publishers, that’s when many readers (including myself) expect them to be released. If the story releases early, I’m happy. If the story releases later, I usually worry that I’ve somehow missed release day.

That’s my rather bizarre method of determining release dates. (grins)

Reading buddies, is there a day you prefer stories be released on? Writing buddies, how do you decide release dates?

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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.

Pre-order 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/

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

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

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Interview With Jolie Mason

By Cynthia Sax on May 31, 2016

I sat down (virtually) with Jolie Mason for a short interview. Jolie Mason’s next release is Brother Mine, a Science Fiction Romance about a brotherhood of assassins!


Cynthia Sax: Is Brother Mine part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?

Jolie Mason: This is part of a new series, The Brother Assassins. I’m leaving the number open ended, but there will be more assassins in future.

Cynthia Sax: What makes Mal and Adame right for each other?

Jolie Mason: This couple is drawn together because they share a cause, but they stay together because they see the other as the best person they’ve ever met. I know this sounds strange since he kills people for a living. But, for Mal, Adame is the product of his people’s oppression, and she’s right. Had there never been an invasion and his people never assimilated and enslaved, he’d be an ordinary guy on a Braxian planet. Instead, he took the only way out that circumstances presented him. He won his freedom, and he’s had to kill to keep it. Mal may have been raised in money and prejudice, but she’s been fighting for his freedom as well. Adame sees her as unique in the universe, maybe even as a gift from the Universe that has been so cruel and unjust.


Cynthia Sax: What makes Adame sexy?

Jolie Mason: Adame Sacha, pronounced Ah-Dah-may, is Braxian, not human, but this isn’t beauty and the beast. He’s pretty close to human, but intensely different. His sexy qualities are linked to his Braxian qualities. He’s focused, even before a mating happens, he’s curious about Mal, wants to know her, understand her. He displays a single minded determination to be the other half of this woman. Loyalty is extremely sexy.


Cynthia Sax: How does Brother Mine start?


Jolie Mason:
The first scene is an assassination. It’s the pivotal point where Adame and Mal are set on course to meet and fall in love. The man who dies is an influential senator who put up a bill that will destroy the Brax one at a time. Adame is the one who kills him, and Mal needs to find the one who destroyed her chance to convince Trill to pull the bill.. There was no other moment for the story to begin. The ripples start right there.

Cynthia Sax: Thank you for joining us today, Jolie!

Jolie Mason’s Website: https://joliemasonblog.wordpress.com/

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Mal Renata was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, but it never stopped her from becoming the voice of the Braxian people. As an activist fighting off mankind’s inevitable slide into cruelty and prejudice, she wants to stop the Scourge bill from becoming law, but how can she do that, if the bill’s supporters keep dying? Public outcry wants someone to pay, so she intends to give them someone.

Until she tracks down, Adame Sacha, a Braxian freedman and one of the notorious Brother Assassins, she thinks the brotherhood is her problem. Instead, she finds they may be the best allies she could hope for. Together, she and Adame search for those who are eager to profit from the suffering of the Brax, and they track their prey in a world where lives are held cheaply, but death is expensive.

They may be able to elude the dangers of his world for awhile, but they can’t run from the attraction to each other. No matter what their differences.

Buy Now:

On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-Mine-Assassins-Book-ebook/dp/B01F4XKJ0S?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

On iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1111079698

On Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/brother-mine

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Interview With Nellie C. Lind

By Cynthia Sax on May 7, 2016

I sat down (virtually) with Nellie C. Lind for a short interview. Nellie C. Lind’s latest release is Her Cyborg, a cyborg romance! Woot! I can’t wait to read this story!


Cynthia Sax: What makes your cyborgs sexy?

Nellie C. Lind: MedAct is the company that can help you create the perfect cyborg for you. He can be anything you want him to be, and he will love you from the moment he opens his eyes because of the bond he has with you. The bond itself is love, literally. That means he will always be there for you and defend you with his life. He will never look for another woman, and he will stay by your side for as long as you live. When you die, he will die with you because your death will break the bond, and usually, he can’t survive that. Unfortunately, a small number of cyborgs do survive a broken bond, but that is another story …

Cynthia Sax: Where did you get the idea for Her Cyborg?

Nellie C. Lind: It was an idea that just came to me one day, and I started developing it after that. It’s mostly the same thing with all of my stories. Maybe because my mind is always creating stories, dialogs, and different characters. I find something good here, something good there, then I mix it together to a juice cocktail, and voila, I have a story. :)


Cynthia Sax: How does Her Cyborg start?

Nellie C. Lind: The story starts with the main character Phoebe and doctor Jade Silva sitting in Jade’s office. They talk about Phoebe’s unborn cyborg. They go through everything Phoebe wants her cyborg to be one final time. She needs to be sure because she can’t change her mind later on. When Phoebe is happy with the results, she confirms him for creation. Three months later, Shade’s creation is complete, and it is time for him and Phoebe to meet for the very first time.


Cynthia Sax: Is Her Cyborg part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?


Nellie C. Lind:
Yes, Her Cyborg, book one, is part of a series called Bound by Her. Tempted Cyborg, book 1,5 is also out now, and it is available for my mailing list subscribers. So far, I have four books ready in my head, but I plan to write more than that because there are several characters to write about. You will meet some of them in book one. I also highly recommend to read the books in order because they follow a timeline, but each story is written from a different character’s point of view. In book two, you can read about Wind and Celise, and book three, you will find out what happens to Faye and Silver.

Cynthia Sax: Thank you for joining us today, Nellie!

Nellie C. Lind’s Website: http://www.nellieclind.com/

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CAN’T FIND MR. RIGHT? WHY NOT CREATE HIM?

MedAct is the company that can make all your dreams come true! Just give them a call and let them create the perfect man for you. But remember, you can never give him up. It will kill him, literally.

Loneliness and failed relationships made Phoebe want a cyborg of her own. With him, she would never be heartbroken again, but getting a cyborg is not easy. So when she turned to the medical and scientific company MedAct, she never expected to become one of the few people who passed their tests to be able to apply for one.

Now, months later, his creation is complete, and they are about to come face to face for the very first time. The day she has waited for has finally arrived, and it is about to change everything.

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On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Her-Cyborg-Bound-Book-ebook/dp/B01EZEDB5M/

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