Monday, February 1, 2016

Mated with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol @goddessfish @CaraBristol

An interview with Kai Andros,
hero of Mated with the Cyborg
By Cara Bristol

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
That I’m a cyborg. I’m human, but I have a computer chip in my brain, robotic cells circulating in my blood, and a couple of prosthetic limbs. So you could say, I’m part man, part machine, but to the naked eye, I look like a Terran.

What was the scariest moment of your life?
When I was in the Terran military my shuttle crashed, killing my teammates. I was critically injured, and lost a leg. The military rehabbed me the best they could, but my military career, life as I knew it, was over. The prospect of living the rest of my life like that scared me to death. Then the Cyber Operations director offered me a deal I couldn’t refuse: become a cyborg and join his covert paramilitary organization. I jumped at the chance and never looked back.

What are you passionate about these days?
Defeating terrorism in the galaxy. Finding and executing Lamani, the illusive, reclusive leader of Lamis-Ogd. General Obido, one of Lamani’s henchman, probably knows where he is. My plan is to sneak aboard Obido’s space station disguised as his daughter’s service android. Getting close to the daughter will enable me to get close to Obido to get the intel on Lamani.

Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?
Being a cyberoperative doesn’t allow the luxury of friendships. Every mission is a life or death situation, and one of these times, I’m not going to survive.  My fellow cyborgs and I can be gregarious, I suppose, but we don’t exactly exchange heart-to-hearts, you know? Our missions demand secrecy, so by default I’m an introvert.

Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
Since I enlisted in Cy-Ops, I’ve traveled all over the galaxy to planets you wouldn’t believe. But I’ve never been able to enjoy any of it because my mission has always come first. When I get a chance, I’d like to take some R & R on the Darius4 Pleasure Resort. I hear their terraformed beach biodome is pretty close to authentic.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
Ipod? Do those antiques even exist anymore? We use Personal Communication Devices—but cyborgs don’t need PerComms. I have a microprocessor implanted in my brain. If I wanted to listen to music, I’d download it to my chip.

What one word best describes you? Tough.


Mated with the Cyborg
by Cara Bristol

GENRE:  Sci-fi Romance


Kai Andros’s orders were simple. Get in. Gather the intel on the terrorist organization. Get out.

Then he met her. Mariska. Beautiful. Innocent. Ignorant of her father’s atrocities. And marked for death.

His orders said nothing about saving her. But he did. He went off-mission.

Can a rogue cyborg outrun both Cyber Operations and the terrorists to save the woman he loves?



Her father pushed back his chair and patted Janai’s head before rounding on Mariska.

She dropped her gaze to the floor. Her stomach was already there. Show no fear. Show no fear.

“Stand up,” Obido ordered.

She attempted to rise, but her feet tangled in her skirt. R981’s arm shot out as if to keep her from stumbling.

“What are you doing?” Obido glared at the android.

“I am performing my duty and assisting her,” he replied.

“Your duty is to report to me.” Her father confirmed what she’d suspected.

“She was about to fall.”

It sounded like R981 was arguing. The general must have thought, too, because his eyes narrowed on the android, but then he jerked his attention back to her. “Remove your scarf.”

No one had seen her face since she was a child teased to tears by her siblings. It had been a relief to be ordered to wear the veil to spare the sensibilities of others and escape their horrified looks. While bathing, she avoided the reflection glass and its taunting reminder of her ugliness. Stomach clenching into a hard knot, she released the opaque fabric from one side of her headdress.

Her father grimaced, and Janai, who’d never seen her naked face, gasped.

Mariska held her head high and stared straight ahead.

HOLY HELL! KAI Andros almost fell over. This was what Lamis-Odg considered deformed, ugly? Fortunately, his black contact lenses concealed most of his shock. Intel intercepted by Cyber Operations had reported the fifth daughter of one of the most infamous terrorists had a “significant facial defect.” Her eight sisters had been married—mated was the term these people used—but no one wanted her, fearing she would produce hideous offspring.

He hadn’t seen her face until now.

In the genetic game of chance, Mariska had been dealt a royal flush. She was fucking gorgeous.

Don’t gawk! A real android wouldn’t react, but as a cyborg, a red-blooded heterosexual man working undercover as a robot, how could he not? 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Multi-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 23 erotic romance titles. She writes science fiction, contemporary, and paranormal erotic 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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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Cara Bristol said...

Thanks so much for interviewing Kai Andros! He's a little hard to pin down sometimes. (Lol -- loved the question choices, thank you).

Marybeth Renn said...

That was very interesting...can't wait to find time to read.

Marybeth Renn said...

That was very interesting...can't wait to find time to read.

Cara Bristol said...

Thank you, Marybeth!

Bethany Whitling said...

Great review,can't wait to read the book.....

Cara Bristol said...

Thank you, Bethany. Hope you enjoy it.

Sharon E said...

Hi. I've read both books and loved them. Will there be more in the Cyborg series, I hope. Thanks.

Marcy Meyer said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and interview. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Ruth said...

Great excerpt. I am looking forward to reading this.

Shannon R said...

I love character interviews. Always so insightful. Thanks!

Eva Millien said...

I enjoyed the interview and the excerpt, sounds like my kind of book, thanks for sharing!

MomJane said...

Enjoyed his interview and loved the excerpt.

VampedChik said...

This sounds great! I'm slowly getting more into sci-fi romance so I'll definitely check this one out. :)

Cara Bristol said...

I'll post one message so Blogger doesn't think I'm a bot! Thank you for visiting Marcy, Ruth, Shannon, Eva & MomJane.

Sharon, yes! There are more Cy-Ops books in the works. Captured by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance 3)will be published March 15. Dale Homme, a secondary character in Mated with the Cyborg, is the hero. After that Carter will get his story, maybe Janai. And there's are two new borgs in town, Sonny and March. Lots to write about.

BTW, if you prefer to listen to your books, Stranded with the Cyborg (book 1) is currently available in audiobook, and Mated with the Cyborg is in production to become one.

A lot is happening! To get a heads-up on new releases, sign up for my newsletter.

Cara Bristol said...

Thanks for visiting, Vamped!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great interview!! Thanks for sharing :)

Ree Dee said...

I absolutely loved the interview of Kai Andros! Character interviews are some of my favorite things to read about a book. Thank you so much!

Nikolina said...

Enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

Cara Bristol said...

Thank you, Ree & Nikolina. The character interview was fun. I tried to capture Kai's personality.

jane kramer said...

What inspired you to write this book ?

Cara Bristol said...

I fell in love with Cyborgs, Jane. They are the ultimate Alpha heroes, yet they have big soft spot for their heroines. In most cyborg romances, cyborgs are created against their will by an evil government. I wanted to do something different, so mine are cyberoperatives, undercover agents.

I feel strongly that romantic heroes should be heroic. I read a lot of "romances" where the "hero" is basically an a-hole. My cyborgs are rough, tough, warrior men who are heroic. They're not perfect, but they're the good guys.

The Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series tagline is "Saving the girl and the galaxy one mission at a time."