Third Scene From Seeking Vector

By Cynthia Sax on September 25, 2017

Woot! Seeking Vector, the next story in the cyborg series, is releasing new week (October 3rd)! I’ve been sharing the first chapter over the past couple weeks.

You can read the first scene here: http://tasteofcyn.com/2017/09/11/first-scene-from-seeking-vector/

This week, I’m sharing the last scenes from Chapter One.

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I’m surrounded by beings, as you are, yet I feel alone also. The female shared. I’m tired of not being seen, of never having anyone to speak with. She sighed. It has been half a lifespan since I heard the sound of my own voice.

Then use your real voice with me. He would then recognize his opponent when he finally apprehended her.

She paused. Was she considering it?

It’s too risky. She finally shared. I’ll be heard. They’ll track me.

I’ll track you. He said what she truly meant.

That too, warrior. She laughed. But if others track me, it could be bad for you, for your brethren. I’m not sloppy, she rushed to reassure him. My devices are programmed to self-destruct if they’re accessed by anyone else. There are ways of circumventing that programming, however.

Vector suspected she knew how to circumvent every control. Then why do you contact me at all, if you fear discovery? He kept the conversation focused on her, always her. That was safer. She was unlikely to uncover any cyborg secrets.

Though she could have learned some of those secrets from other warriors, other transmissions. She had first contacted him through one of the open lines. If the female was cautious, as he was, she would have listened for many planet rotations before reaching out to him.

She knew cyborgs had free will, that they weren’t solely machines, unthinking weapons of war. She was aware some of them had escaped Humanoid Alliance control, would have heard about the Homeland, their planet.

Yet none of that information had been transmitted to Humanoid Alliance officers. Her findings didn’t appear in any of their databases.

It wasn’t logical.

Unless she was truly an ally, as she often stated, a voice inside him whispered. That voice was obviously malfunctioning. Her fellow humans on the battle station tortured his brethren and she allowed that to happen, likely participated in the torment.

I contact you because I like the sound of your voice. The female’s confession sounded truthful but he couldn’t trust it. It makes me feel…alive.

She wouldn’t be alive for much longer. Once Vector uncovered her secrets, he would end her lifespan.

He could keep her, that malfunctioning inner voice contributed once more. He could petition the council to make an exception for her, to allow her to live.

Vector pushed those thoughts from his processors. She was the enemy, wasn’t his to keep, to petition for.

I dream about you during rest cycles.

Fraggin’ hole. The female knew what he wanted her to say. You dream about my voice?

Last rest cycle, I dreamed about you like this. She sent a file to him, increasing the encryption around it.

Vector scanned the file for viruses, found nothing. He shouldn’t open it. She was highly skilled, might have the ability to fool his scanners. But he couldn’t resist. He needed to know what she had uncovered, had to have that information.

Vector braced himself for a possible cyber-attack and played the footage.

It was coverage of the last mock battle, the focus on him. He fought Rage, a fellow C Model. Vector’s form was covered with blood, his and his opponent’s. His simulated body armor was tattered. He swung axes in both of his hands, attacking at cyborg speed, a smile curving his lips. Rage was on the defensive. Both of them grunted with effort, sparks flying from their blades.

Vector had enjoyed that fight. Battle, mock or real, was the only time he indulged his primitive C Model nature.

Sometimes I dream about you like this.

The next footage she sent was of him standing in front of his warship, his body straight and stiff, his expression dignified. That was how most beings viewed him. He was the captain.

The female saw the two sides of him, dreamed about his dual personas.

That knowledge both pleased and alarmed him. Have you tapped into our recording devices? Vector glanced upward. Did she have access to his ship’s systems?

I could tap into your recording devices. I have that ability. But that wasn’t necessary. Her mirth bubbled over him. Your brethren recorded the footage and shared it. It is easy to stalk you, Vector.

It was fraggin’ difficult to stalk her.

Sometimes I dream about you touching me. She wasn’t finished tormenting him. The weight of your body over mine. Your chest flattening my breasts. Your hips between my thighs. In those dreams, you fuck me like you fight—fast, fierce, nothing held back.

Vector’s cock pressed against the confines of his body armor. She wasn’t his female. He shouldn’t respond to her, yet he did. She had enthralled him.

I wake up wet, needy, my fingers in my tight pussy hole. The female was merciless. I stroke myself until I come, biting my lip as I find release, wishing to scream your name, to tell the universe whom I’m fantasizing about.

Female. Vector growled. There was only so much teasing he could take.

Are you hard for me, warrior?

He was hard, painfully so. Unable to lie and unwilling to confess that truth, to acknowledge she had that kind of control over him, Vector abruptly changed the topic. Did you have a reason for communicating with me?

I turn you on. Smugness lilted her simulated voice.

What is the purpose of your communication? He flexed to the point of straining, frustrated, wanting her—his enemy.

I understand, Captain. She blew out her breath. We’ll talk about something else.

Finally. Vector relaxed.

What are your council members doing with the information I gave you?

Nothing. He was truthful with her. She would be monitoring the transmissions to the cyborgs on her battle station, should already be aware of that.

I didn’t relay that information for fun. Her irritation now matched his. If this invasion happens, humanoids will die. Your brethren will die.

That is war. He concealed his guilt under a layer of coldness. What do you expect us to do?

Move your damn plans forward a few planet rotations. She increased the volume, mimicking shouting.

What plans? His gut said she was referring to a cyborg rebellion, but how could she have knowledge about that before he did?

Your council knows what plans. I won’t risk them by talking about them, even on this highly secure line. The volume of her voice lowered once more, as though that would stop anyone from listening to them. I’m disappointed, Vector.

In me? That bothered him for some unknown reason.

I’m disappointed in your council members. I thought they would be different, that they would be the solution. There was a pause. Don’t worry. I’ll do what I can.

He hadn’t been worried previously but he was now. What will you do?

I’ll see you soon. She ended the transmission.

Fraggin’ hole. She was taking action right away. Vector sprang from the sleeping support and rushed out of his chambers. He had to reach her before he lost control of the situation.

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Seeking Vector

A cyborg with a secret… A female seeking the truth…

Vector, the C Model captain of the Freedom, is a cyborg many warriors wish to emulate. He fights fiercely, leads with honor, has earned the respect and loyalty of his crew. But no being, not even a cyborg, is perfect. Since arriving at the Homeland, Vector has been hiding a dark truth about his past. If his secret is exposed, he could lose everything – his position, his ship, and his life.

Kasia excels at uncovering secrets. Half a lifespan ago, her curiosity placed her on the Humanoid Alliance’s kill list. Now she has accessed information the cyborg council would prefer remain hidden. Their warriors are hunting her and won’t rest until she’s dead.

When Vector arrives on her battle station, all grim determination, gray skin, and bulging muscles, Kasia knows he has been sent to kill her. That doesn’t stop her from wanting the dominant cyborg. She senses the savage nature under the male’s controlled exterior, sees the mysteries in his brilliant blue eyes, craves the roughness of his touch. She will risk all she has to experience his embrace.

Kasia braved the cyborg council’s ire for a reason. If she doesn’t convince Vector to act on the information she uncovered, the enemy could destroy his home planet and render every cyborg in the universe immobile.

Can a doubting C Model warrior learn to trust and to love before it is too late?

Seeking Vector is Book 10 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.
It is also a Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

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Seeking Vector Featured On USAToday HEA Blog!

By Cynthia Sax on September 22, 2017

Woot! Seeking Vector was featured today on the USA Today Happy Ever After blog!

Also featured were Eliza Knight’s The Highlander’s Conquest, Anna Hackett’s Unexplored, Bethany Lopez’s Too Distracting, and many others!

See the entire list here: http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2017/09/22/smashwords-bestsellers-preorders-september-2017-week-four/

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Seeking Vector

A cyborg with a secret… A female seeking the truth…

Vector, the C Model captain of the Freedom, is a cyborg many warriors wish to emulate. He fights fiercely, leads with honor, has earned the respect and loyalty of his crew. But no being, not even a cyborg, is perfect. Since arriving at the Homeland, Vector has been hiding a dark truth about his past. If his secret is exposed, he could lose everything – his position, his ship, and his life.

Kasia excels at uncovering secrets. Half a lifespan ago, her curiosity placed her on the Humanoid Alliance’s kill list. Now she has accessed information the cyborg council would prefer remain hidden. Their warriors are hunting her and won’t rest until she’s dead.

When Vector arrives on her battle station, all grim determination, gray skin, and bulging muscles, Kasia knows he has been sent to kill her. That doesn’t stop her from wanting the dominant cyborg. She senses the savage nature under the male’s controlled exterior, sees the mysteries in his brilliant blue eyes, craves the roughness of his touch. She will risk all she has to experience his embrace.

Kasia braved the cyborg council’s ire for a reason. If she doesn’t convince Vector to act on the information she uncovered, the enemy could destroy his home planet and render every cyborg in the universe immobile.

Can a doubting C Model warrior learn to trust and to love before it is too late?

Seeking Vector is Book 10 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.
It is also a Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

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Seeking Vector Is A Sidequel

By Cynthia Sax on September 20, 2017

Seeking Vector is a sidequel. It occurs at the same time as Hers To Command and Ghost Of A Machine.

Why did I write Vector’s story as a sidequel?

Because the cyborg mass rebellion is such a large event; I needed more than one story to tell it. Every enslaved cyborg in the universe is escaping the Humanoid Alliance at the same time. That’s huge. It involves millions of warriors and many moving pieces.

In Hers To Command, we see the rebellion from the vantage point of space, delving into how it affects the fleets of ships and their crews. In Ghost Of A Machine, we observe the impact on the fighting on the planet level. In Seeking Vector, we experience the rebellion from the viewpoint of the cyborgs on the Humanoid Alliance battle stations.

What does this mean?

Everything we discover in Hers To Command and Ghost Of A Machine isn’t yet known by the characters in Seeking Vector. At the beginning of Seeking Vector, Vector doesn’t know there will be a mass rebellion. He doesn’t consider the human/humanoid Rebels to be allies. The Humanoid Alliance don’t realize cyborgs have free will. The only offspring born to cyborgs have been male.

The next larger story will explore what happens after this mass rebellion. There will be consequences. The Humanoid Alliance won’t go away quietly. New enemies will emerge. The cyborgs will require more planets to settle upon and not everyone in the universe will like that.

But we’ll experience the rebellion one more exciting time with Seeking Vector.

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Seeking Vector

A cyborg with a secret… A female seeking the truth…

Vector, the C Model captain of the Freedom, is a cyborg many warriors wish to emulate. He fights fiercely, leads with honor, has earned the respect and loyalty of his crew. But no being, not even a cyborg, is perfect. Since arriving at the Homeland, Vector has been hiding a dark truth about his past. If his secret is exposed, he could lose everything – his position, his ship, and his life.

Kasia excels at uncovering secrets. Half a lifespan ago, her curiosity placed her on the Humanoid Alliance’s kill list. Now she has accessed information the cyborg council would prefer remain hidden. Their warriors are hunting her and won’t rest until she’s dead.

When Vector arrives on her battle station, all grim determination, gray skin, and bulging muscles, Kasia knows he has been sent to kill her. That doesn’t stop her from wanting the dominant cyborg. She senses the savage nature under the male’s controlled exterior, sees the mysteries in his brilliant blue eyes, craves the roughness of his touch. She will risk all she has to experience his embrace.

Kasia braved the cyborg council’s ire for a reason. If she doesn’t convince Vector to act on the information she uncovered, the enemy could destroy his home planet and render every cyborg in the universe immobile.

Can a doubting C Model warrior learn to trust and to love before it is too late?

Seeking Vector is Book 10 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.
It is also a Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeking-vector/id1280185990

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Second Scene From Seeking Vector

By Cynthia Sax on September 18, 2017

Seeking Vector, the next story in the cyborg series, is releasing October 3rd. Last week, I shared the first scene from the first chapter.
You can read that scene here: http://tasteofcyn.com/2017/09/11/first-scene-from-seeking-vector/

This week, I’m sharing the second scene.

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Has the enemy shared any new information with you? The cyborg council member asked.

Power had never shown any interest in the Humanoid Alliance or Rebel information being shared with them. Vector suspected the E Model was concerned about cyborg data being accessed.

Had the council finally decided to authorize a mass cyborg rebellion? It would be about fraggin’ time. Vector shook his head. Many of their brethren remained enslaved, being tortured, tormented, killed.

No new information has been shared. That didn’t mean she didn’t have new information. She knew a scary number of details about them. That knowledge had been sourced from both cyborg and Humanoid Alliance databases.

His foe wasn’t aligned with the cyborgs. Power wouldn’t be concerned if she was on their side.

She could be aligned with the Humanoid Alliance. They viewed females as inferior. No cyborg had ever seen a female commander or captain in their ranks. But females had been used in the past to retrieve information.

Vector doubted she was a Rebel. He’d accessed their databases, including their top-secret communications, and had found not one record of a being with her capabilities. The Rebels also gave no indication they knew cyborgs were capable of free will, of acting on their own.

The other alternative was she was working for an unknown entity.

The Humanoid Alliance had the firepower and numbers to attack the cyborg Homeland but at least they were familiar. The cyborgs knew how they operated, how their human brains worked.

They knew nothing about this unknown entity.

Vector wiggled the toes inside his boots. He’d learned firsthand how dangerous lack of information could be. A simple detail like not knowing about the insects on a new battleground could end the lifespans of hundreds of warriors.

That was why he’d reduced his crew to four, had warned them of the risks they were taking.

You have authorization to track down the enemy. Power gave Vector the approval he needed. Find out how they are accessing our transmissions, what they know about us, what their plans are. There was a pause. Use whatever means necessary to gain that information. Then terminate them.

I understand. He was to torture and kill the enemy. Vector pressed his lips together.

Killing wasn’t an issue. He was a C Model cyborg, had been designed for two things – killing and breeding. He enjoyed ending lives.

There was little honor in torturing the enemy. He’d do it to safeguard the Homeland, protect his brethren, limit the danger. And it would give him proof she was the enemy, reassure him her death was necessary.

Vector retained a sliver of doubt that she was using the information she uncovered against them. It was a foolish reservation. Why else would she hack into cyborg transmissions, take those risks?

But that uncertainty niggled at him. He required confirmation before he killed her.

Contact me when you’ve completed your mission. Power ended the transmission, the E Model needing no such reassurance.

Vector couldn’t start his mission until he located the enemy. That frustrated him.

“Systems check.” He directed his crew.

“All systems online and fully operational,” North, his first officer, replied.

“Monitor all transmissions—cyborg, Humanoid Alliance, Rebel, and other.” Vector was doing that also. “Share anything unusual.”

“Yes, Captain.”

Are you looking for me, Vector? A feminine voice drifted over a private transmission line, the encryption around her communication impressive.

It aggravated Vector that she knew his name, knew almost everything about him, and he knew next to nothing about her. I’ll find you, female.

Only if I want to be found. She laughed softly, mocking him. Him. A C Model cyborg, one of the best captains in the cyborg fleet, a skilled warrior.

Vector jutted his jaw and tracked her transmission back through the relays, operating at cyborg speed. There were two possibilities left. If he guessed wrong, she’d discover his error and disappear, possibly forever.

He needed an additional transmission. I’m not alone. Wait a few moments and contact me again. He ended the transmission.

That would annoy his opponent. The female, like Vector, preferred to be in total control, deciding when to open and end communications. She would contact him again, simply to tell him that.

Vector had to make his excuse a reality. If she discovered he remained where he was, that he hadn’t sought a private space, she might become suspicious.

“North, you have the bridge.” Vector stalked away from the controls. The doors opened and closed around him. He navigated through the empty hallways, walking toward his private chamber.

Soon, she’d be his. His lips curled into a hard smile. He’d no longer be a target of her games.

He’d no longer crave her communications.

Vector entered his private chamber. Viewscreens hung on the walls. A sleeping support, never used because cyborgs didn’t sleep, dominated the space. The circuits he utilized to restore his energy levels were neatly coiled. Weapons were tucked away in compartments.

Nothing appeared to be touched but Vector had learned from harsh experience that appearances could be deceiving. He scanned the space. There were no life signs, no foreign objects that might convey cyborg-damaging contagion.

Are you alone, Vector? The female voice once again caressed his processors, the slight pauses between the words identifying it as simulated.

I’m alone, female. Vector sat at the foot of the sleeping support, the structure dipping under his weight.

He had her location. His enemy was transmitting from a Humanoid Alliance battle station in the Betelgeuse sector.

That was how she’d known about Betelgeuse Alpha. She was located on a vessel that was part of the impending invasion fleet.

Vector transmitted her coordinates to North, commanded him to find the fastest route, engaging all engines to arrive there as quickly as possible.

There were one thousand, two hundred and fifty-nine cyborg warriors enslaved on that battle station, mostly modern J Models. Their transmissions told him they were as mistreated as he had been under the humans’ command.

His brethren were being brutalized by their handlers, by the human officers, then decommissioned if they failed to achieve their nearly impossible assignments, killed in the most painful way possible, stripped of their parts while they remained alive.

The female was responsible for those horrors. Vector curled his fingers into giant fists, an odd sense of betrayal filling him. She wasn’t innocent. He’d been a fool to believe she was.

She would pay for that deception and for his brethren’s agony. He’d inflict the pain upon her himself.

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Read the next scene here (available September 25th): http://tasteofcyn.com/2017/09/25/third-scene-from-seeking-vector/

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Seeking Vector

A cyborg with a secret… A female seeking the truth…

Vector, the C Model captain of the Freedom, is a cyborg many warriors wish to emulate. He fights fiercely, leads with honor, has earned the respect and loyalty of his crew. But no being, not even a cyborg, is perfect. Since arriving at the Homeland, Vector has been hiding a dark truth about his past. If his secret is exposed, he could lose everything – his position, his ship, and his life.

Kasia excels at uncovering secrets. Half a lifespan ago, her curiosity placed her on the Humanoid Alliance’s kill list. Now she has accessed information the cyborg council would prefer remain hidden. Their warriors are hunting her and won’t rest until she’s dead.

When Vector arrives on her battle station, all grim determination, gray skin, and bulging muscles, Kasia knows he has been sent to kill her. That doesn’t stop her from wanting the dominant cyborg. She senses the savage nature under the male’s controlled exterior, sees the mysteries in his brilliant blue eyes, craves the roughness of his touch. She will risk all she has to experience his embrace.

Kasia braved the cyborg council’s ire for a reason. If she doesn’t convince Vector to act on the information she uncovered, the enemy could destroy his home planet and render every cyborg in the universe immobile.

Can a doubting C Model warrior learn to trust and to love before it is too late?

Seeking Vector is Book 10 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.
It is also a Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeking-vector/id1280185990

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seeking-vector-cynthia-sax/1127072529

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/seeking-vector

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/746717

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I’ve Been Interviewed!

By Cynthia Sax on September 17, 2017

Fiona Mcvie interviewed me!
Here is a snippet…

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Cynthia Sax: I write about fantastical and futuristic situations but the emotions are ALWAYS real. In Seeking Vector, there’s a scene in which the hero believes he has lost everything. I’ve felt that. I think most of us have. We might not be fighting the baddies on a battle station in deep space but we’ve experienced loss.

Read the entire interview here: https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/here-is-my-interview-with-cynthia-sax/

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Seeking Vector

A cyborg with a secret… A female seeking the truth…

Vector, the C Model captain of the Freedom, is a cyborg many warriors wish to emulate. He fights fiercely, leads with honor, has earned the respect and loyalty of his crew. But no being, not even a cyborg, is perfect. Since arriving at the Homeland, Vector has been hiding a dark truth about his past. If his secret is exposed, he could lose everything – his position, his ship, and his life.

Kasia excels at uncovering secrets. Half a lifespan ago, her curiosity placed her on the Humanoid Alliance’s kill list. Now she has accessed information the cyborg council would prefer remain hidden. Their warriors are hunting her and won’t rest until she’s dead.

When Vector arrives on her battle station, all grim determination, gray skin, and bulging muscles, Kasia knows he has been sent to kill her. That doesn’t stop her from wanting the dominant cyborg. She senses the savage nature under the male’s controlled exterior, sees the mysteries in his brilliant blue eyes, craves the roughness of his touch. She will risk all she has to experience his embrace.

Kasia braved the cyborg council’s ire for a reason. If she doesn’t convince Vector to act on the information she uncovered, the enemy could destroy his home planet and render every cyborg in the universe immobile.

Can a doubting C Model warrior learn to trust and to love before it is too late?

Seeking Vector is Book 10 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.
It is also a Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeking-vector/id1280185990

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Seeking Vector And Stowaways

By Cynthia Sax on September 13, 2017

Kasia, the heroine of Seeking Vector, is a stowaway. She is a fugitive hiding on a Humanoid Alliance battle station. She conceals herself in the air conduits, has lived unauthorized on the battle station for solar cycles, has been spotted a few times but was assumed to be crew.

How probable is this?

It is very probable.

The Dear Wonderful Hubby and I love to take cruises. We also love to talk with the crew on these cruise ships and we’ve heard the stories. Crew tell us about stowaways who live undetected for months on the ships, vessels smaller than a battle station.

The cruise ships are fairly closed systems. Movement on and off the ships is restricted but, once people are on the ship, they often aren’t scrutinized. The ships are big enough that no one, not even the Captain, knows everyone. If items go missing, well, the items have to be on the ship somewhere. Food and drink aren’t monitored. There are dark corners to hide and places to sleep and facilities to do your ‘business.’

This isn’t restricted to cruise ships. There are stories about stowaways on much smaller cars, trains, airplanes. In 1985, two boys, aged 10 and 13, stowed away on a boat, bus, train, car and finally an airplane, traveling from Dublin to London to New York. The boys weren’t detected until they were spotted wandering around JFK Airport.

Being a stowaway isn’t without dangers. Stowaways have suffocated in their hiding places or died of dehydration. Discovery by the crew of the vessel mid-trip might result in jail time, punishment, or, in the past, death. The greeting at the destination might not be kinder.

In Kasia’s case, discovery would mean torture and death. The Humanoid Alliance are hunting her. If they find her, they’ll kill her.

She doesn’t know if the cyborgs will treat her any better.

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Seeking Vector

A cyborg with a secret… A female seeking the truth…

Vector, the C Model captain of the Freedom, is a cyborg many warriors wish to emulate. He fights fiercely, leads with honor, has earned the respect and loyalty of his crew. But no being, not even a cyborg, is perfect. Since arriving at the Homeland, Vector has been hiding a dark truth about his past. If his secret is exposed, he could lose everything – his position, his ship, and his life.

Kasia excels at uncovering secrets. Half a lifespan ago, her curiosity placed her on the Humanoid Alliance’s kill list. Now she has accessed information the cyborg council would prefer remain hidden. Their warriors are hunting her and won’t rest until she’s dead.

When Vector arrives on her battle station, all grim determination, gray skin, and bulging muscles, Kasia knows he has been sent to kill her. That doesn’t stop her from wanting the dominant cyborg. She senses the savage nature under the male’s controlled exterior, sees the mysteries in his brilliant blue eyes, craves the roughness of his touch. She will risk all she has to experience his embrace.

Kasia braved the cyborg council’s ire for a reason. If she doesn’t convince Vector to act on the information she uncovered, the enemy could destroy his home planet and render every cyborg in the universe immobile.

Can a doubting C Model warrior learn to trust and to love before it is too late?

Seeking Vector is Book 10 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.
It is also a Cyborg SciFi Romance.

Pre-order Now:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeking-Vector-Cyborg-Sizzle-Book-ebook/dp/B075FHBW87/

Apple/iBooks/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeking-vector/id1280185990

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seeking-vector-cynthia-sax/1127072529

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First Scene From Seeking Vector

By Cynthia Sax on September 11, 2017

Seeking Vector, the next story in the cyborg series, is releasing October 3rd. While we wait for release day, I figured I’d share the first chapter.

This week, I’m sharing the first scene of the first chapter.

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Chapter One

She was the enemy, a threat to the Homeland.

Once Vector uncovered the identity of the female hacking the cyborg transmissions and tracked her location, he would stop her.

Permanently.

Vector stood on the bridge of his warship, his hands clenched behind his back. He stared at the cyborg-claimed planet, its image dominating the main viewscreen. Since escaping the cruel control of the Humanoid Alliance many human lifespans ago, he had vowed to protect the Homeland.

And he would…even if that meant ending his transmission exchanges with his intriguing adversary.

With the intriguing adversary, he mentally corrected. The female was unlikely to be his, to be the one being genetically compatible with him.

He wasn’t certain of that fact. His opponent had used a simulated voice on the transmissions. But it was improbable she was his female.

“The last shuttle has left the docking bay, Captain.” Truth informed him. The rarely serious male tapped his fingertips against the embedded control panel to the left of Vector.

Preparing to strike as soon as he located the enemy, Vector had transferred all but a minimal crew to other ships. Truth, yearning for battle, had retained his position as navigation officer, his duties expanded to encompass vacant roles. North, the first officer, was at his regular post to Vector’s right. Doc had left his medical bay to assist on the bridge.

“Chuckles, this is a warship, not a pleasure vessel.” Vector barked at the surly D Model seated in front of him.

That male completed his crew. He wasn’t as defective as Vector but he wasn’t fully functional either. The warrior had been damaged in battle, favored one of his knees.

Chuckles covered his bare left leg once more with body armor. “Sorry, Captain.”

He must have been sorry. Cyborgs couldn’t lie. Judging by his tone, he hadn’t been sorry about his informal appearance on the bridge, however.

He should have been. They had rules for a reason and Vector didn’t tolerate anyone disrespecting him or his vessel.

C Model captains were rare in the cyborg fleet. Big, primitive, prone to anger and reckless behavior, Vector’s kind was more suited to hand-to-hand combat, to taking action. They seldom issued orders, didn’t enjoy watching from a distance as others stormed into battle.

It had taken rigorous self-discipline and a ruthless adherence to regulations for Vector to carve out his place, a place he could protect, defend, control. He expected the same restraint from his crew.

Chuckles stretched out his legs, slouching in the chair, and Vector’s lips twisted. The D Model must have the ability to be obedient. The Humanoid Alliance would have decommissioned him if he had ignored their commands. He had clearly hidden his contempt for authority under a blank expression.

Vector didn’t blame him. There was little to admire in the Humanoid Alliance officers’ commands. He would have to earn Chuckles’ respect.

As he had earned the respect of the many warriors before him.

You’ve requested permission to leave your post and enter Humanoid Alliance space. Power, the leader of the cyborg council, transmitted on a secured private line. Have you located the source of the breach?

I will locate the source soon. Vector knew aggravatingly little about their enemy.

Based upon the voice she’d chosen to communicate with and her constant flirting, she was female. She was also one of the most technologically skilled beings he’d ever encountered. He would have guessed she was a cyborg—her knowledge base was that advanced—except she didn’t have the ability to process and respond to multiple transmissions.

His opponent concentrated on one conversation within the same duration and that conversation was usually with him. As far as Vector could detect, she communicated with him exclusively, sending him transmissions multiple times a planet rotation.

Being a possessive C Model, he liked that. Too much.

Once I’ve pinpointed the being’s location, I plan to take action immediately. His adversary was highly intelligent, hiding her location with relayed transmissions, concealing her true voice. Any delay might result in her slipping away from him.

You will locate the source soon. Power’s voice rose. It has been over thirty planet rotations and you haven’t yet tracked the source of that first transmission.

It isn’t that simple. Vector stiffened, irritated at the council member, at his opponent, and at himself. He was a cyborg. Finding her shouldn’t be as difficult as it was. I believe the enemy is on a ship and is relaying the transmissions through systems scattered across the universe. Every transmission is directed through different systems in different sectors.

The only reason he had narrowed down the source was because her ship had been stationary for planet rotations. That could change in a moment.

Should I give this assignment to a more advanced warrior?

Fraggin’ hole. Power was an arrogant ass. Vector gritted his teeth. I am two transmissions or less away from pinpointing the enemy’s location.

And she refused to deal with any other being. He’d shared one of the transmissions with Crash, a cyborg skilled in tracking communications, and she somehow uncovered that unauthorized action. She didn’t speak to him for four planet rotations.

Make those two transmissions immediately. Power assumed Vector was in control of the communications, which he wasn’t.

I expect them to be made this planet rotation. The female hadn’t yet communicated with him. Was the information the enemy gave us about Betelgeuse Alpha correct?

She had told him the Humanoid Alliance planned to attack that planet.

It was correct. Power confirmed. All of her previously shared information had been correct also. We aren’t acting on that information. It could be a trap.

They hadn’t acted on any of the information. Power was as distrustful of others as Vector was.

He had to find their enemy before she grew frustrated with the lack of movement.

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Read the next scene here (available September 18th): http://tasteofcyn.com/2017/09/18/second-scene-from-seeking-vector/

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Seeking Vector

A cyborg with a secret… A female seeking the truth…

Vector, the C Model captain of the Freedom, is a cyborg many warriors wish to emulate. He fights fiercely, leads with honor, has earned the respect and loyalty of his crew. But no being, not even a cyborg, is perfect. Since arriving at the Homeland, Vector has been hiding a dark truth about his past. If his secret is exposed, he could lose everything – his position, his ship, and his life.

Kasia excels at uncovering secrets. Half a lifespan ago, her curiosity placed her on the Humanoid Alliance’s kill list. Now she has accessed information the cyborg council would prefer remain hidden. Their warriors are hunting her and won’t rest until she’s dead.

When Vector arrives on her battle station, all grim determination, gray skin, and bulging muscles, Kasia knows he has been sent to kill her. That doesn’t stop her from wanting the dominant cyborg. She senses the savage nature under the male’s controlled exterior, sees the mysteries in his brilliant blue eyes, craves the roughness of his touch. She will risk all she has to experience his embrace.

Kasia braved the cyborg council’s ire for a reason. If she doesn’t convince Vector to act on the information she uncovered, the enemy could destroy his home planet and render every cyborg in the universe immobile.

Can a doubting C Model warrior learn to trust and to love before it is too late?

Seeking Vector is Book 10 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STAND-ALONE story.
It is also a Cyborg SciFi Romance.

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Passengers And Character Motivation

By Cynthia Sax on August 2, 2017

Note: If you haven’t watched the movie, Passengers, please don’t read this post. It WILL contain spoilers!


On Sunday, the Dear Wonderful Hubby and I finally watched Passengers, the space travel movie with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. It’s a beautiful movie. There are some gorgeous views of space. And I enjoyed the premise – A passenger on a 120-year-long voyage to a distant planet wakes up from his hibernation pod 90 years too soon. What does he do? The action was solid, the pacing was great, and there were explosions (which I always enjoy).

Chris Pratt’s character, Jim, does some heroic things. He also does some romantic things. He’s NO romance hero, however, and that is the one thing that bothers me about this movie.

Why isn’t he a romance hero?

Jim wakes his future love interest simply because he’s lonely.

He doesn’t know Jennifer Lawrence’s character Aurora. At all. He doesn’t know why she is undertaking the voyage or what her goals are. He doesn’t know if she sexually likes men. She has no skills that might help him return to his hibernation pod or, heck, survive at all in space.

There are over five thousand passengers on board. I’m certain there are engineers on the passenger list. He didn’t wake any of those folks. He didn’t even look over the manifest. For all he knows, one of the passengers on board helped design the hibernation pods. That passenger could have been super hot also. Women CAN be attractive AND intelligent. <--extreme sarcasm Jim simply sees Aurora, thinks she’s pretty, listens to her interview, and decides to wake her up, dooming her to a life spent with him alone. Yep, he forces that harsh future on a complete stranger merely because she’s good looking, not caring about her feelings or desires. Stronger motivation would have made this action much more romance hero worthy. How to do that? Make the heroine more than arm candy. Have Aurora work for the space travel company. Jim doesn’t know she is merely an accountant when he wakes her but she DID overhear some things that will eventually help both of them. Or Make her skilled with technology. Want that fancy coffee? She can hack the system and get it for him. Or Have her be okay with solitude. She has lived for years in isolation. Unbeknownst to Jim, that was because she was infamous on Earth, hounded by the media, and she hopes to move to the new planet and be able to mix with people again, but he thinks she can be happy on her own (the movie shows us the opposite – Aurora was extremely social before her trip). Or Give her a connection to the problem. Her family owns the space travel company so she shares a bit of the blame for the malfunction. Or Give Jim any one of gazillion other motivations for his action that could explain why he targeted her to wake up. But the writers didn’t do this. Aurora being pretty was enough for them. It wouldn’t have been enough for a romance reader or writer. We expect more.

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Dark Flight

His mission. His challenge. His forever.

Orol, the Refuge’s second-in-command, has been given what he believes is a simple mission—escort two human females to the settlement. The winged warrior arrives at the meeting site to find one of the females missing and the other aiming a gun at his head. To rescue the first, he must capture the second. Once he has Rhea in his talons, however, he realizes he never wants to let her go.

Her enemy. Her captor. Her everything.

Rhea doesn’t trust anyone. She certainly doesn’t follow commands issued by a gorgeous flying male with glittering eyes, a beautiful face, and a seductive touch. Orol is dominant, edged with darkness, and determined to find her sister. Rhea will do anything to prevent that, even if it means playing sensual games of submission with her powerful enemy, seducing him into forgetting everything except her.

Dark Flight is a STAND-ALONE SciFi Romance set in a gritty, dark world.

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Ghost Of A Machine – One of the Best SciFi Stories Of 2017

By Cynthia Sax on August 1, 2017

Woot!

Ghost Of A Machine has been named one of the Best SciFi stories of 2017 (thus far – grins).

You can vote for the Best SciFi Story here: https://www.facebook.com/events/134797490353019/permalink/134817360351032/

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Dark Flight

His mission. His challenge. His forever.

Orol, the Refuge’s second-in-command, has been given what he believes is a simple mission—escort two human females to the settlement. The winged warrior arrives at the meeting site to find one of the females missing and the other aiming a gun at his head. To rescue the first, he must capture the second. Once he has Rhea in his talons, however, he realizes he never wants to let her go.

Her enemy. Her captor. Her everything.

Rhea doesn’t trust anyone. She certainly doesn’t follow commands issued by a gorgeous flying male with glittering eyes, a beautiful face, and a seductive touch. Orol is dominant, edged with darkness, and determined to find her sister. Rhea will do anything to prevent that, even if it means playing sensual games of submission with her powerful enemy, seducing him into forgetting everything except her.

Dark Flight is a STAND-ALONE SciFi Romance set in a gritty, dark world.

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I Made Anny Cook’s Series List!

By Cynthia Sax on August 1, 2017

Woot!


I made Anny Cook’s series list!


To see other writers/series on the list, click here: http://annycook.blogspot.ca/2017/07/series-bingeing.html


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Dark Flight

His mission. His challenge. His forever.

Orol, the Refuge’s second-in-command, has been given what he believes is a simple mission—escort two human females to the settlement. The winged warrior arrives at the meeting site to find one of the females missing and the other aiming a gun at his head. To rescue the first, he must capture the second. Once he has Rhea in his talons, however, he realizes he never wants to let her go.

Her enemy. Her captor. Her everything.

Rhea doesn’t trust anyone. She certainly doesn’t follow commands issued by a gorgeous flying male with glittering eyes, a beautiful face, and a seductive touch. Orol is dominant, edged with darkness, and determined to find her sister. Rhea will do anything to prevent that, even if it means playing sensual games of submission with her powerful enemy, seducing him into forgetting everything except her.

Dark Flight is a STAND-ALONE SciFi Romance set in a gritty, dark world.

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