Ebook Giveaway

This started as a guest post for a Facebook party, only one person entered so I decided to extend the entry period through August 1st to give more people a chance to enter. Go to my Facebook post and comment with an image of a book you especially liked.

Releasing Rage is a gritty and disturbing book with triggers for some, judging by some of the negative reviews. The book is free to download on Amazon if you would like to check it out.

I had actually read the last book in the series first then I went back to Releasing Rage and read every book in the series. This book got me thinking about writing a Cyborg Series of my own. I’ve read many cyborg romances since before I started my series and even afterward. I picked up bits and pieces of what I call cyborg lore from other books plus the fated mates aspect of genetic mates.

In the Aledan Series, this future Earth has been devastated by an interstellar war. Chelle is living in a world ruled by overlords that have enforcers called gangers. An interstellar war with aliens, was the perfect venue for cyborgs, another common trope, and Vyken Dark was conceived.

GIVEAWAY FROM CLARISSA LAKE aka CHRISTINE MYERS

Cynthia Sax’s Releasing Rage introduced me to cyborg romance and steered my focus to writing a cyborg romance series. While I used some of the same tropes my series is set in the universe of the Aledan Series which I published under my real name, Christine Myers. I am giving away your choice of Ebooks under either name. To enter, comment with a picture of a SF/ Fantasy book that left you feeling changed somehow. I will put everyone’s name on a wheel of names to choose 3 winners. Aug 1st is the last day to enter. Winners announced Aug. 2 This giveaway is not associated with Facebook.

Stalker, Cyborg Ranger

COMING SOON

Stalker Knight, third entry of the Cyborg Ranger Series, first appeared in Darken, where he found his genetic mate while doing recon at an overlord’s compound. Stalker begins when he rescues Neely from the plane crash just before the plan explodes and burns. We’re in rewrites now before sending it to our Beta Readers.

Stalker has the monumental task of taming California a hundred years after Los Angeles the Mesaarkans bombed it to ruin. He soon discovers it’s way more than he can handle alone, so he requests one hundred additional protectors before he meets Neely. The former prostitute turned smuggler resists accepting Stalker as her mate even though she feels and incredible chemistry between them.

Since she no longer can support herself with her plane and cargo destroyed, Stalker offers her a job as his assistant. He can use the help, and it will put her in the position to get to know him better. She quickly finds the attraction between them impossible to resist. They just need to stay alive to enjoy a future together with the children the plan to have someday…

Darken: Cyborg Ranger

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Cyborg Marine Ranger Darken Wolf is coming to Earth to become a law enforcement officer in the post-apocalyptic American West and meet his genetic mate. When he arrives, she is missing.

Gina Malcolm’s best friend points him to Overlord Devlin White, from whom she escaped several years before. Darken steals into the Overlord’s compound to free her, and they flee. Of course, it couldn’t be that easy.

A fighter plane follows Darken’s sky cycle and shoots them down over the New Mexican desert. While the landing was a little rough, the bigger problem is that Darken’s CPU shuts down, and the sky cycle burns along with Darken’s only comm. He is not even sure where they are but decides going North is the best plan. It could be a very long walk.

This is only the beginning as they get acquainted and embark on a life as a couple. All they have to do is survive long enough to share a future together.

Vyken Dark Kindle Book Giveaway

Dear Readers,

In celebration of completing the first draft of Dagger Jack,  I am giving away FREE Kindle copies of Book One Vyken Dark 6/4-6/5. (Check back if Amazon lags on changing it.) Clarissa Lake and I have decided that Dagger Jack will be the finale of the Cyborg Awakening Series. To thank all our readers for supporting our work, Dagger Jack will be FREE and wide. We hope to release it at the end of the month.

This is not the end of our collaboration, nor the end of our cyborg tales. I haven’t decided if Calan is going to be the last of the Aledan Series. I am considering possibly writing Casir’s and Lanimer’s stories. Casir was introduced in the prequel Psion Mates, and Lanimer in Surviving Zevus Mar.

Although Surviving Zevus Mar was a painful journey when I wrote it, I felt it was a story that needed to be told because of the harsh realities in the news from Africa and the Middle East. It was not just meant as a revelation, but also a tribute to those who suffered at enemy hands and went on with their lives. Despite all of the copies sold and all of the pages read there is not one single review. That’s okay, but I am interested in what you think about it. Feel free to email your comments or leave it on my website. Just click on my name.

Thanks for reading

The Aledan Psion Now at SFR Station

I am pleased to announce that my Aledan Series has been accepted for listing on the SFR Station Website, and they are in the process of listing the entire series. The site features ” best in indie and small-press Science Fiction Romance .” I am proud and humbled to have my work listed with so many other wonderful SFR works. Click HERE to see all of the the recent additions to their list.

SFR Station is not a book seller. They list books with their sale links. The Aledan Series is exclusively available at Amazon with the exception of Book One which is FREE with most ebook sellers. If you can’t get it free from Amazon due to your location, click HERE to get it free from Smashwords. It is also available at Kobo and Nook .

Why Cyborgs

I started reading cyborg romances a while before I decided to write my own. While doing beta reading for T.J. Quinn on her Cyborg Reborn Series, I started reading cyborg romance by other authors. I started Cynthia Sax’s Cyborg Sizzle series with No. 10 Seeking Vector. Of course, after that, I had to go back and read the entire series. Pretty soon, I was reading every cyborg romance I could find.

Eventually, Vyken Dark was born.

I spent years writing and polishing my Aledan series and creating the Aledan universe. The heroine Michelle “Chelle” Marlow is living in the ruins of the fictional city of Farringay on an Earth devastated by alien interstellar war. Cyborgs were made to fight wars.

Even though I used a number of the same tropes familiar to cyborg romances, I wanted it to be different than the others. Some cyborg series have them escaping misguided natural humans who want to destroy them once the war is over. They seemed to forget that even though the cyborgs are genetically and cybernetically enhanced, they are also human beings.

Some series have cyborgs that are more machine than human. Naomi Lucas’ cyborg shifters are enhanced with animal DNA. Marie Dry’s cyborgs were aliens.

But not all cyborgs were made for war. Nellie C. Lind’s cyborgs are made for love in her bound by her series. While some cyborgs were made for war, there was also a line of cyborg lovers.

“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.”

Only they don’t all die. Some go rogue, and some go insane. Something sinister is going on at MedAct, but no spoilers here. I really enjoyed this series and devoured each of them almost as soon as they were released.

In my series, the cyborgs start out being treated like property, but when the public learned that they were created from human embryos, they demanded human rights for the cyborgs. After that, they were committed to a finite length of service and freed.

Befriended by a Federation Spacefleet admiral, Vyken Dark is encouraged to go back to post-apocalyptic Earth after the war instead of going to live in the cyborg colony on a world called Phantom. Because of his unique relationship with the Admiral, Vyken wants to grant his friend’s dying wish. There is a group called the Civil Restoration Enclave, trying to rebuild a pocket of civilization just south of Chicago in the former cyborg production facility.

There he finds his female, the one female he can sire offspring with. Vyken later believes the Admiral convinced him to go back to Earth because the gene pool there would most likely have produced his female. That does happen for him, but Vyken also discovers thousands of cyborgs still in stasis at the facility.

In some respects, it’s kind of like the wild west, and the cyborgs are the new lawmen in town. Or the Vikings of the future, ruthless warriors bred and conditioned kill with abandon until there are no more enemies to kill. What’s a cyborg to do when the killing stops?

To keep them motivated, they are promised they will find their genetic mate to breed and make a family, to love and be loved. While I never actually said as much in the story, I am pretty sure Vyken Dark didn’t really believe in that fairy tale.

When he finds her, he is sexually attracted to her, but he doesn’t quite know how to translate his attraction to her into a relationship. Most courtship customs have been forgotten in post-apocalyptic Chicago. However, Danya’s father, introduced in the Cyborg Awakenings Prequel, came from a family that valued books and reading. He collected books wherever he found them and taught her mother to read as well as Danya.

While Danya never had a real romance, she had read about romance, so she knew that dating was mainly about spending time with a prospective mate. My whole Cyborg Awakening series is a prequel to the Aledan series.

So why do I now have Clarissa Lake as the lead writer for the series now? I am retired from my day job with a modest retirement income that allows me to write and publish but the return on the hours invested would make pathetic wages. I plan to write some shorter stories based on both series next year and plot some longer works in the Cyborg Awakening Series with Clarissa. There may be a box set of Cyborg Awakenings in the Future.

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Coming Soon from T.J. Quinn

Arantxa thought her best friend was crazy to even think about applying to an alien matchmaking agency to find a husband. Samantha thinks it’s a great opportunity for them to escape their mundane lives and get husbands. She will even pay Arantxa fee. She finally gets Arantxa to agree with plans for them to only look for mates on the same planet.

When Samantha finds her mate first, Arantxa convinces her she should go ahead and meet him. With Samantha gone, Arantxa decides to take a chance on a man named Biurk from the same planet. Things start to go haywire from there.

Instead of letting her use the agency transport, he convinces her to let him send a ship for her. Arantxa has her suspicions that things aren’t quite right but she tamps down her doubts.

The ship is seized by pirates who kidnap her to sell as a sex slave. But before they arrange to sell her they take her back to their planet and amuse themselves by torturing her and the ship’s crew.

So Biurk hires a mercenary to rescue. Arantxa. She feels an unexpected attraction to Korben who is sent to rescue her. A wrong turn and a missing communicator leave them lost in the forest alone together.

Feeling dutybound to give Biurk a chance to court her, Arantxa fights the growing attraction to Korben. Only vaguely humanoid compared to Biurk, Arantxa doesn’t understand this illogical fascination with this alien who no one would mistake for human.

Nothing is quite as it seems nor do all the pieces fall together until almost the very end.

Note: Arantxa is expected to release in November, and I can tell you it’s a great story.