Wednesday, May 18, 2022

WIP Wednesday - CyberServed: Mine to Keep

 

Regrets

Lillian had managed to get through half the morning, mostly in silence shared by Alek, when the cyborg got up from his desk and came over to stand in front of hers. “President Kwolek, if I may have a word?”

Startled by the formality, she gaped at him. “Of course, Alek.

“I request permission to uninstall the interpersonal program.”

“But the feedback issue…isn’t that still a concern?”

His lips thinned. “I’m willing to risk it.”

“I’m not.” She scowled, hiding her sinking heart with anger. “You’re too important to the company to endanger yourself.”

“Lillian—”

“I can grab another cyborg to assume security duties. Removing the bodyguard program might help whatever concerns you’re having.”

“I wish to return to how I was before. The lesser degree of interpersonal programming. The…the lack of emotions.” Alek’s fists clenched. His jaw tightened.

“Are you angry with me?” she asked. Disbelief warred with what she saw before her.

His tension eased and made way for pleading. “Of course not. But surely you can see I don’t function correctly since the upgrade.”

“I thought you were doing fine.”

“I was jealous last night. I intensely disliked that you had sex with the Infiltrator.”

She stared at him. He’d been jealous she’d played with the SIM? Alek? But I didn’t even enjoy it. On the heels of that, chagrin washed over her. She’d probably hurt his feelings to boot. He’d been walloped by emotions while she’d been going out of her way to protect hers.

“I’m sorry,” she said softly. “It wasn’t my intention to upset you. I was…I wanted to…”

“You needed space. Or to let me know I shouldn’t get attached.” He shrugged. “I would have been pleased if it had succeeded.”

Why was she overwhelmed with guilt? It wasn’t her fault his damned program had gone overboard and set off an emotional connection. She’d been as reluctant as he to install the upgrade in the first place.

 

Releases June 3. Pre-order from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble. Now available in print.

 

He was the most hated cyborg on Earth, and love is far from his original design. But when old enemies hunt the woman he’s sworn to protect, he discovers a passion for vengeance…and her.

On Earth, he was known as the Warden, and his punishment of prisoners was legendary. Reprogrammed by the president of CyberServe as an assistant in the office…and as her chief researcher of intimate programs…PSM-426021, better known as Alek, is a flawless example of what buyers want in their repurposed cyborgs. 

CyberServe’s president Lillian Kwolek enjoys Alek on her terms: no love, no strings attached. It’s easy to keep him at a distance and guard her heart from hurt until an extremist group determined to right old wrongs targets her. Alek is loaded with a security program to keep Lillian safe, and it opens the cyborg to learning emotions. 

Alek doesn’t like these feelings, which include a confusing mix of devotion to and wariness of Lillian. She doesn’t like his developing emotions either. The new Alek, who fulfills desires and her need for safety from increasing threats, is too intoxicating a temptation for a woman who can’t trust men, whether they’re flesh or machine. 

They can’t resist each other, but past hurts threaten to destroy what they could have…and open the door to killers bent on annihilating cyborgs and Lillian.

Releases June 3. Pre-order from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble. Now available in print.


On sale now, the first of the CyberServed series: Made to Order

Available at AmazonAmazon UKBarnes & Noble, and SmashwordsPrint is also available.

She’s marked for death. He’s her only hope. But can a de-commissioned cyborg once programmed to kill humans be trusted with her life…or her heart?

They called him the Wall, part of a cyborg army that terrorized humans during a long war waged by those intent on wielding power. When Tosha Cameron, owner of a multi-billion corporation, first sees the deactivated cyborg, he’s a tattered remnant of a horrific past.

Most would prefer to see cyborgs destroyed, but those with vision see a valuable resource. When Tosha’s business rivals target her for assassination, the Wall—whom she renames Brick—is her best bet for protection.

Reprogrammed, Brick proves he’s more than a mere machine. Programmed to guard Tosha, he can supply her every need. He soon develops beyond his learning matrix and software, becoming capable of humanity…and more.

Dark secrets from a bloody past are waiting deep in his circuitry, however; secrets that could kill the woman he loves and has sworn to protect.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

WIP Wednesday - CyberServed: Mine to Keep

 

Morning-after worries

For some reason, the combination of telling Alek about her failed romances, his listening with seeming understanding and sympathy, then the mind-blowing sex that had felt more intense than usual…it messed with her that morning. She wasn’t sure why, but she felt as if a seismic change had happened between them.

The possibility bothered her. The idea they’d edged close on an emotional level, entirely feasible now with Alek’s enhanced interpersonal program, had her eager to put distance between them. It didn’t matter that the feelings she worried most about hadn’t been the those she found threatening.

Certainly, there was no love between her and Alek. No actual closeness. Affection? Sure, of the friendly, year-long acquaintance type. A comfortableness since Alek was a known quantity. And of course, lust. He knew everything about her when it came to what got her off, and he performed without error.

Why was she feeling so crazy? So…vulnerable?

It made no sense, particularly since he’d done nothing to break the silence of their morning commute. He wasn’t even looking at her. He was Alek-As-Usual, navigating the routes along the interior of ring-shaped Alpha Station’s collection of units, performing his assigned duty of piloting. Nothing more.

Of course he’s acting normal. Nothing’s changed. Stop being weird.

Easier thought than done.

 

Releases June 3. Pre-order from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble. Now available in print.

 

He was the most hated cyborg on Earth, and love is far from his original design. But when old enemies hunt the woman he’s sworn to protect, he discovers a passion for vengeance…and her.

On Earth, he was known as the Warden, and his punishment of prisoners was legendary. Reprogrammed by the president of CyberServe as an assistant in the office…and as her chief researcher of intimate programs…PSM-426021, better known as Alek, is a flawless example of what buyers want in their repurposed cyborgs. 

CyberServe’s president Lillian Kwolek enjoys Alek on her terms: no love, no strings attached. It’s easy to keep him at a distance and guard her heart from hurt until an extremist group determined to right old wrongs targets her. Alek is loaded with a security program to keep Lillian safe, and it opens the cyborg to learning emotions. 

Alek doesn’t like these feelings, which include a confusing mix of devotion to and wariness of Lillian. She doesn’t like his developing emotions either. The new Alek, who fulfills desires and her need for safety from increasing threats, is too intoxicating a temptation for a woman who can’t trust men, whether they’re flesh or machine. 

They can’t resist each other, but past hurts threaten to destroy what they could have…and open the door to killers bent on annihilating cyborgs and Lillian.

Releases June 3. Pre-order from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble. Now available in print.


On sale now, the first of the CyberServed series: Made to Order

Available at AmazonAmazon UKBarnes & Noble, and SmashwordsPrint is also available.

She’s marked for death. He’s her only hope. But can a de-commissioned cyborg once programmed to kill humans be trusted with her life…or her heart?

They called him the Wall, part of a cyborg army that terrorized humans during a long war waged by those intent on wielding power. When Tosha Cameron, owner of a multi-billion corporation, first sees the deactivated cyborg, he’s a tattered remnant of a horrific past.

Most would prefer to see cyborgs destroyed, but those with vision see a valuable resource. When Tosha’s business rivals target her for assassination, the Wall—whom she renames Brick—is her best bet for protection.

Reprogrammed, Brick proves he’s more than a mere machine. Programmed to guard Tosha, he can supply her every need. He soon develops beyond his learning matrix and software, becoming capable of humanity…and more.

Dark secrets from a bloody past are waiting deep in his circuitry, however; secrets that could kill the woman he loves and has sworn to protect.

 

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

WIP Wednesday - CyberServed: Mine to Keep - Pre-Order Now

 


 Permission, please?

Alek paused, his groin tight to hers. He stared hard at her. Daring her to disobey. She groaned a wordless plea, whether for the mercy of climax or his understanding, she wasn’t sure.

The near-climax hesitated, then retreated. Not far; she remained in danger of losing control. She shuddered under the dual threats of rampant arousal and her master’s displeasure.

As she relaxed, Alek’s unsparing stare eased. His features softened for only a second, gone so quickly, she realized she must have imagined it. His vise pinch to her nipples punished her for her momentary lack of control, and she wailed an apology.

He fucked her. His body slapped against hers with the forceful, determined thrusts she relished. He rutted hard enough to make her grunt with each shove deep within. He gripped her breasts as he did so, squeezing the flesh so it leaked between his fingers.

“Beg for it,” he snarled.

“Fuck me, Master, fuck your slave, fuck this slave’s pussy, please, fuck me hard.” She didn’t have to pretend she meant it.

“Keep going.”

“Fuck me until I can’t walk, fill me with all your hot cum, I only exist to serve you, please, Master, please!” She writhed beneath him as much as her bonds granted. Her voice rose louder as he plunged and plunged and plunged between her legs.

“Do you wish to come for me, slave?”

“Yes, Master! For you!”

“For no one else? Only me?” His gaze grew more intense.

“Only you, always you, please, Master!” Climax threatened again. It nipped at her and tried to force itself on her.

“Then do so.” To add emphasis to his long-awaited permission, he pinched her clit.

Delicious, hurtful bliss barreled through her, lighting fireworks. Lillian screamed with the force of ecstasy as it exploded and tore her inside out. 

 

Releases June 3. Pre-order from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble. Now available in print.

 

He was the most hated cyborg on Earth, and love is far from his original design. But when old enemies hunt the woman he’s sworn to protect, he discovers a passion for vengeance…and her.

On Earth, he was known as the Warden, and his punishment of prisoners was legendary. Reprogrammed by the president of CyberServe as an assistant in the office…and as her chief researcher of intimate programs…PSM-426021, better known as Alek, is a flawless example of what buyers want in their repurposed cyborgs. 

CyberServe’s president Lillian Kwolek enjoys Alek on her terms: no love, no strings attached. It’s easy to keep him at a distance and guard her heart from hurt until an extremist group determined to right old wrongs targets her. Alek is loaded with a security program to keep Lillian safe, and it opens the cyborg to learning emotions. 

Alek doesn’t like these feelings, which include a confusing mix of devotion to and wariness of Lillian. She doesn’t like his developing emotions either. The new Alek, who fulfills desires and her need for safety from increasing threats, is too intoxicating a temptation for a woman who can’t trust men, whether they’re flesh or machine. 

They can’t resist each other, but past hurts threaten to destroy what they could have…and open the door to killers bent on annihilating cyborgs and Lillian.

Releases June 3. Pre-order from Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble. Now available in print.


On sale now, the first of the CyberServed series: Made to Order


Available at AmazonAmazon UKBarnes & Noble, and SmashwordsPrint is also available.

She’s marked for death. He’s her only hope. But can a de-commissioned cyborg once programmed to kill humans be trusted with her life…or her heart?

They called him the Wall, part of a cyborg army that terrorized humans during a long war waged by those intent on wielding power. When Tosha Cameron, owner of a multi-billion corporation, first sees the deactivated cyborg, he’s a tattered remnant of a horrific past.

Most would prefer to see cyborgs destroyed, but those with vision see a valuable resource. When Tosha’s business rivals target her for assassination, the Wall—whom she renames Brick—is her best bet for protection.

Reprogrammed, Brick proves he’s more than a mere machine. Programmed to guard Tosha, he can supply her every need. He soon develops beyond his learning matrix and software, becoming capable of humanity…and more.

Dark secrets from a bloody past are waiting deep in his circuitry, however; secrets that could kill the woman he loves and has sworn to protect.