Friday, March 18, 2016

New Release: Captured by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-Fi Romance #3) by Cara Bristol

I would like you to welcome Cara Bristol to the blog today. Cara has visited the blog before through my reviews of her Cyborg books. I discovered Cara through a book tour asking for reviewers and I do love a good sci fi romance, so I signed up. I've enjoyed both of her first two installments into the Cy-Ops Sci-Fi Romance series featuring some hunky, sexy cyborgs. I'm looking forward to reading her latest installment, Captured by the Cyborg.

Is a cyborg’s “manhood” affected by being a cyborg? An #SFR Q & A
By Cara Bristol

Inquiring readers want to know.

Since I started writing the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series, readers have become curious about cyborgs. To satisfy their curiosity, I’ve compiled a Q & A to answer some of the questions I’ve been asked:


Q: What is a cyborg exactly?
A: A cyborg is a scientifically (or medically) enhanced human being. They are in peak physical form, super buff and muscular, very strong, and have great stamina. For this reason, they are often soldiers. Their brains have also been augmented by some sort of computer interface, whether it is a chip or a microprocessor. This gives them extra brain power. For instance, my cyborgs are masters at multi-tasking, they are good computer hackers, and they can communicate telepathically with one another (think instant messaging). With a cyborg you get brains and brawn.

Q: But they look human, right?
A: Correct. You can’t pick out a cyborg by sight. What you will notice is that he is one buff, macho dude. Head turn, hearts flutter, and panties dampen.

Q: Are there female cyborgs?
A: Yes. Whether they appear in a story depends on the author—and the plot. You can expect to see some female cyborgs in future Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance books.

Q: What are nanocytes?
A: Nanocytes are tiny robotic cells that travel in the bloodstream and affect bodily processes and/or heal and repair injuries to the body. It’s the nanocytes that help cyborgs to “bulk up.” In Stranded with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops 1), hero Brock Mann was badly burned in a space shuttle crash, but by the next morning, his nanocytes had healed the injury.

Q: Can they use their nanocytes to get an erection at will?
A: Since they can use their nanocytes to control many processes, you would think so, but that would be cheating. I leave it to hero’s irresistible attraction to the heroine to crank up the heat. Contrarily, the hero often tries to use his nanocytes to cool the heat because he doesn’t want to be attracted to her, but alas, the attraction is too strong to resist. This happens to Dale Homme in Captured by the Cyborg.

Q: Can they use nanocytes for birth control?
A: Yes! And they do. They can switch off sperm production. Kai Andros in Mated with the Cyborg makes mention of this ability.

Q: Do cyborgs exist in real life?
A: Not in the way they’re described in science fiction romance, but some aspects do exist. If you use the definition of a “scientifically enhanced human,” then medicine is getting there. Prosthetic limbs, pacemakers, hearing aids, artificial hips and knees, are examples of ways humans have been medically enhanced. However, the intention is to rehabilitate people after injury or illness and bring them as close to “normal” as they can get.” Cyberscience”  in fiction makes people “supernormal” so that they are better than they were before. Think of the Six Million Dollar Man.

Q: Is a cyborg’s “endowment” proportionate to the rest of him?
A: Yes. They’re well-hung. However, this is generally due to the man himself, and not a result of cybernetic manipulation. They were just lucky guys blessed by nature.

What else would you like to know about cyborgs?

And now a little about the book ...


Captured by the Cyborg
Cy-Ops Sci-Fi Romance #3
By: Cara Bristol
Releasing March 15, 2015
Cara Bristol

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Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….

An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.

Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.
Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.


(In this scene, hero Dale Homme is interviewing heroine Illumina for a position at his spacecraft manufacturing plant)

    “Do you understand how isolated you’ll be if I hire you for this position? You won’t be able to leave the facility until your furlough. You’ll work here—and live in the employee barracks. For months at a time, you won’t see sunlight, hear a bird chirp or an insect sing, or feel the wind on your face. You’ll be stuck with the same people day in and day out—and, by the way, there will be no natural rotation to mark the time. Day and night are controlled by artificial lighting and work schedules. The only visitors to Deceptio are pre-approved buyers or sellers. For security reasons, you won’t be permitted contact with any outsiders, including your family.”
    Her lips twitched with a slight smile. “You make it sound so appealing.”
    “Many people can’t handle the isolation. We lose a lot of good employees to moon fever.” He opened up a hailing frequency in his cyberbrain and fired off a couple of messages.
    “That won’t happen with me, Mr. Homme.”
    “They all say that,” he said.
    She leaned forward. “I mean it.”
    Why would a young woman leave a prestigious, lucrative job to live in an artificial environment beneath the surface of a barren moon? Moonbeam paid as much if not more than Infinity, and offered generous leave, but that was the extent of the perks. For a programmer starting out in her career, Infinity was the better choice. Which led him to believe she was running from something, rather than to something. “Tell me about your educational background.”
    She eased back, but her spine didn’t touch the frame of the chair. “I graduated with honors from TCI.”
    “I got that from your CV. What was your favorite class?”
    “I was on the computer security track, but I also mastered all the computer languages.” A response, but not the answer to his question.
    Ping! Ping! Both his messages came back with replies. He read them while continuing the interview. Multitasking was a cinch for a cyborg. “You must have taken Professor Annabel Harriot’s class. She’s a friend of mine.”
    Illumina nodded, her face flashing that luminescence that caused her to glow like a pearl. “I learned so much from her. She’s….tough, but respected.”
    “So you think you can handle this job?”
    “I’m confident I can.”
    “And the isolation?”
    “Won’t be a problem.”
    “If I were to offer you the position, when could you start?”
    “Immediately. I, um, brought my suitcase. I don’t even need to return home.”
    Interplanetary hiring laws dictated what an employer could or couldn’t ask a prospective job seeker. Dale knew the rules, but he hadn’t gotten where he was by following them. Cyberoperatives worked outside the law, as did spacecraft chop shop owners, so he had no qualms about asking whatever he needed to gather the necessary info to facilitate his decision. “What species are you exactly?”
    “Ter—” She dropped her gaze to her lap, where her hands locked together. She raised her eyes and bit her lip. “Faria,” she admitted in a low voice.
    It was one of the few truths she’d uttered during the entire interview.
    Annabel Harriot did not exist; he had made her up. The professor was as fictitious as the qualifications on Illumina’s CV. His contacts at TCI and Infinity had reported they’d never heard of Illumina Smith. To their recollection, she’d never attended the institute or been employed by the AI corporation.

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Author Info

auMulti-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 20 erotic romance titles. She writes science fiction romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and spanking romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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  1. Replies
    1. You are very welcome. I am loving this series. Write the next one quick!!

  2. Can I get a cyborg willing to do whatever I ask of him, like stop the leak in my pond, clean the house and fix all my myriad of plumbing issues?

    1. Sorry, Liza, but I don't think so. They don't make good servants. They'd rather save the world than do dishes. :-)

    2. I'm with you on this one, Cara. I'll have the Cyborg for all the sexy times and perhaps an android for the dishes and chores. One of the less sentient ones like on Mated with the Cyborg that Mariska had looking after her.

  3. LOL well good to know about their, erm, endowments. lol