Breathing Vapor (Cyborg Sizzle #2)

Breathing Vapor
Cynthia Sax
Cyborg Sizzle, book two
Published November 17th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
ISBN 9781987971033

Vapor is the most advanced cyborg the Humanoid Alliance has ever developed. He’s a finely honed weapon, a warrior without parallel, half man and half machine. No lock can contain him. No being can stop him. Whatever he wants, he takes.

He wants Mira Breazeal, the Designer’s daughter.

She’s his one temptation, his sexy target. Vapor shouldn’t crave her caresses, steal her kisses, make her scream with ecstasy. The cyborgs want her dead and they would question his loyalty if he didn’t kill her. The humans would shoot him on sight if he dared to touch her.

Their love is forbidden. Their desire could be lethal. One human and one cyborg will risk everything for a moment of passion.

4 out of 5 stars.

Previously in the series:


Stranded (Warriors of Karal #1)

Harmony Raines
Warriors of Karal, book one
ebook, 164 pages
Published November 6th 2015

Daily lotteries take females from the dying Earth, to the planet of Karal. Their sole purpose has been to breed with the Karal to make their next generation.

Until now.

Seven lottery winners are chosen to compete, to go on the first deep space mission, to find a new planet for the humans to call home. Only one gets to go. The rest will be sent to the farming belt.

Bronwyn has always wanted a child, but she cannot bear the idea of sentencing a child to a life on the dying Earth. Instead, she uses her extra coin to help her brother and his family. But she can't help entering the lottery, in the hope she can fulfil her dream of having her own child one day on the planet Karal.

However, when she does win the lottery, she has another decision to make. Win the trials and become the first human female to go into deep space, or live safely on Karal.

She hopes if she discovers a new planet, she might be able to secure a place for her brother and his family there. That is the only reason she tries her best, it has nothing to do with not wanting to lose to Lucile, a pent from Earth. Or her attraction to the huge, well muscled Karalian who will be her companion on the mission.

Quin is the pilot of the first deep space mission, he would rather go alone than with a female. But he has no choice, he must fulfil his duties and breed before his prime ends. To make sure his son is strong and intelligent, he is willing to put his own preferences aside and take the winner of the trials.

But the more he sees of Bronwyn, the more he wants to put aside his best judgement. Even if it means putting the mission in at risk, because he knows she makes him feel things that might influence his actions.

And that could be bad news for them both, and the whole of the human race.

Contains strong sexual themes and is meant for adults only.

2 out of 5 stars.


Beauty Awakened (Angels of the Dark #2)

Beauty Awakened
Gena Showalter
Angels of the Dark, book two
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Harlequin
ISBN 9781460306420

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with another captivating Angels of the Dark tale, as a tormented warrior is brought to his knees by the most delicate of humans....

His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary--and he lives only for vengeance against the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be eternally damned.

Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo's deliverance...and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola's life--even if he has to sacrifice his own.

Previously in the series:


Flight of the Valkyrie

Was he losing his mind? Or his heart?

Flight of the Valkyrie
Jennifer Colgan
ebook, Smashwords, 135 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Smashwords
ISBN 9781458127631

Arrested for the murder of thirty members of the High Council of the planet Carnelia, Sienna McCade could face a hundred years in cryogenic suspension, the maximum punishment allowable by Galactic law. Jordan Dane is the Courier assigned to transport Sienna’s cryo-stasis tube to a prison ship, where she will remain until her trial.

When his ship crashes and Jordan is injured, he finds himself at the mercy of the beautiful assassin who has managed to escape from the broken stasis tube. He knows he owes her a debt of gratitude for saving his life, but he can’t ignore his mission. Should he deny his growing feelings for her and turn her over to the authorities, or risk everything to help her prove her innocence and spare her a hundred years in cryo sleep?

This book has been on my TBR since 2011, and was actually a gift from The Unbrkyn Wyld. Look, Redd, I finally got around to reading it!

Jordan Dane is a courier for the Protecorate, a middle man between the bounty hunter and the courts, trusted with what would be considered dangerous cargo if such felons were able to be awake for the ride.

His most recent package is Sienna McCade, charged with the murders of the High Council of Carnelia. Currently in cryogenic sleep, awaiting delivery for her trial, Sienna is oblivious to her circumstances, and that of the perilous trip she's about to be dragged into.

When Jordan's ship takes on a pirate attack, he's left spiraling towards a moon inhabited by an anti-tech tribe. Crash landing, Jordan's left unconscious and slowly bleeding to death. Luckily, or not, Sienna's chamber happened to malfunction during the ride. If not for the damage the ship took on during the attack, she would have suffocated to death. Alas, the chamber took on a blow that forced it to release its captive and Sienna emerged from her prison in time to care for her wounded jailer.

When Jordan awakens, he's left not only shocked to still have Sienna there with him (instead of her hightailing it to freedom) but equally mystified by the amount of care she has for his well being. She tends his wounds, feeds him, and shows absolutely no desire to flee his presence.

Jordan and Sienna are two characters who are perfect for and to each other. With a well lain respect and blossoming yet fragile trust at the forefront of their meeting, the two bond on mild bickering and acceptance of the other's plight. Sienna knows her claim of innocence matters nothing to Jordan's duty to deliver her to justice, and she doesn't actively try to sway him otherwise. Mostly because her growing amnesia keeps her from offering any valid argument that would support his dereliction.

Meanwhile, Jordan finds himself fighting to remember she's a prisoner, set to be tried for thirty counts of murder, while constantly finding appreciation for not only her beauty but her intelligence, playfulness, and sympathetic regard. When he ultimately decides to ally himself in her quest for the truth that will set her free, it's a choice made without coercion on her part. She deserves his help, and he cares enough to give it.

He placed her palm over his heart and held it there above the rhythmic drum beat. "That's you," he told her as he kissed her forehead. "That's you."

This book is for any romantic thrilled at the experience of two good people falling effortlessly in love.

4.5 out of 5 stars.


Coming Soon: Breathing Vapor by Cynthia Sax

Breathing Vapor
Cynthia Sax
Cyborg Sizzle, book two
Expected publication: November 17th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
ISBN 9781987971033

Vapor is the most advanced cyborg the Humanoid Alliance has ever developed. He’s a finely honed weapon, a warrior without parallel, half man and half machine. No lock can contain him. No being can stop him. Whatever he wants, he takes.

He wants Mira Breazeal, the Designer’s daughter.

She’s his one temptation, his sexy target. Vapor shouldn’t crave her caresses, steal her kisses, make her scream with ecstasy. The cyborgs want her dead and they would question his loyalty if he didn’t kill her. The humans would shoot him on sight if he dared to touch her.

Their love is forbidden. Their desire could be lethal. One human and one cyborg will risk everything for a moment of passion.

Note From the Author*:

This is dark SciFi erotic romance. If you're sensitive to violence (of ANY kind), please read one of my lighter SciFi erotic romances.

Breathing Vapor IS a romance and has the expected romance ending.

There will be at least five stories in the Cyborg Sizzle series.

Releasing Rage (Rage's story - This story happens at the same time as Breathing Vapor)
Breathing Vapor (Vapor's story - he is one of the brand new K model cyborgs)
Being Green (this is a short story with Green as the hero and will be available for FREE in December for newsletter subscribers only - you can sign up here - cynthiasax.com/ )
Crash And Burn (Crash's story)

I expect Intrepid, Vector and many of the other cyborgs will have stories.

To be notified of when stories release and to hear insider information about the cyborg's world, sign up for my newsletter at cynthiasax.com/

*Taken from Amazon.com


Born of Betrayal (The League #10)

"Hey Ma! Dad just figured out how to do the math
to calculate my age and date of conception.
He's having some kind of apoplexy over it."

Born of Betrayal
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The League, book ten
(Nemesis Rising)
ebook, 512 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 9781250042972

Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up everything he loved: His military career. His planet. His fiancée. Even his name.

Now decades later, everything has changed. He's built a new life out of the ashes of his old, and he's vowed to never let anything threaten his loved ones again.

But when old enemies align themselves with new ones, he's caught in the middle of a brutal war. And when fate throws his former fiancée back into his world and she has her own agenda that includes taking his head for what he did to her years ago, more than just his life is at stake. The fate of the Ichidian universe and that of his brothers-in-arms hangs in the balance. Winner take all.

It's kill or be killed, and never has the battle been more fierce.

Fain has long been overshadowed by the assumption that he was disinherited by his family for daring to love a human, and eventually marrying her. Well, like many other matters when it comes to the Sentella, appearances can be misleading. The truth is out: Darling Cruel wasn't gay and Fain Hauk never loved a human. But Fain did screw up. And he screwed up badly.

Years ago, Fain was promised in marriage to a young female named Galene. They were sweethearts, completely enamored with one another. And despite the hell Fain endured at home with his parents and elder brother, Fain lived for his Storm Dancer. For her, and his younger brother, Dancer. Unofortunately, as we now uncover in this installment to the Nemesis Rising Saga, a moment came where Fain had to choose between keeping his female, or losing his brother. With a heavy heart, and hope, Fain allowed Galene to believe himself to be a cheating bastard. And on the night of their graduation, she not only cursed his very existence and shamed him before their people, as he was very much doing to her in the breaking of their betrothal, but she disappeared from his life, taking his unborn child with her without ever even confessing the babe's existence.

Having her heart brutally broken, Galene fled the shame of Fain's infidelity and her family's abandonment of her, and was forced to raise her son alone. A son that would be deemed the bastard offspring of an Outcast, hated and spurned for most of his life. Much of Talyn's story was told in the previous book, Born of Defiance. While it wasn't a necessary read at the time, as it is a prequel to book one of this series, I have a much higher respect for it now that I've read Born of Betrayal. Don't skip it! This author, if you haven't figured it out yet, knows what she's doing.

Unfortunately for Galene, fate, and Nykyrian's generous promotion, has led her right back into Fain's life when the two are partnered to command a number of military forces in the Alliance.I just love it when a woman's first reaction to a man is to shoot him, and she actually does it! Right there, I was missing Shahara and Syn all over again. When will those two get out of my head?!

I think everyone had a part to play in this book. Every single one of them came out from under their rocks in one form or another. And so many more were added to the roster that my head was nearly spinning. My heart hurt for Fain so many times. For him and Talyn. For him and Galene. And oh... my.. when he had to go to his friends, Nykyrian, Syn, Caillen, and Maris, with news that an attack had leveled the Andarian palace, murdering their wives and children.. I was aghast. If not for Nykyrian and Syn managing to keep it together, I would have been in tears. And I, like any reader/Leage-fan already knew everyone was still alive. Now, who was responsible for getting them out in time, that I did not see coming.

Why are all the bastard villains suddenly becoming redeemable assholes?!

Is everyone in this gods damned galaxy simply a victim of being misunderstood? Kyr won't harm a child? Jullien has a family? And now, Psycho Bunny got hitched?! And and AND... Hadrian and Nero have a long lost brother named Trajen. Whaaaaat? There's actually someone cooler than Nero?

Am I the only one who has the urge to find hard liquor after reading a Sentella adventure? It's such an exhausting roller-coaster and yet it wraps around such deep lessons in acceptance and understanding. Love and loyalty. Survival and endurance. Friendship and family.

It's just so damn good for the soul.

5 out of 5 stars.

Previously in The League (1st Generation): Nemesis Rising

Previously in The League (2nd Generation): Nemesis Legacy


Releasing Rage (Cyborg Sizzle #1)

Releasing Rage
Cynthia Sax
Cyborg Sizzle, book one
Kindle Edition, 191 pages
Published August 19th 2015

Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.

Rage, the Humanoid Alliance's most primitive cyborg, has two goals--kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that's all he's been programmed to experience.

Until he meets Joan.

Joan, the battle station's first female engineer, has one goal--survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.

When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage's priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg's heart for both love and revenge?

Releasing Rage is Book 1 in the Cyborg Sizzle series and is a STANDALONE story.
It is also a dark BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.

This, ...this was a damn good read.

But, oh my, is it ever dark and dirty. And not in the way just anyone could enjoy. Take heart, as this book takes someone special, and perhaps a wee bit perverted, to really treasure. If you're into cyborgs, great, but if you're *not* into a very intense D/s situation then stay the hell away.

Joan has been alone since, as a young girl, her family was slaughtered during an attack. She, fortunately, managed to be saved by a cyborg who broke protocol to ensure her safety. Ever since that dreadful day, Joan has possessed an overly romanticized perception of the entire race because of the actions of that one being.

Employed as a cyborg engineer, a position society dictates to be held by males, Joan has become accustomed to being sneered at, hated, and even abused by her colleagues. She manages to take it in stride and survive both their verbal and physical attacks while her submissive nature carries her on. It is that same subservient virtue that allows her to comfortably yield to the murderous cyborg, C899321. Known to other cyborgs as Rage.

Having recently, and I do mean *recently* viciously taken the life of his former engineer, Rage balks at the female entering his domicile. Designed specifically to kill and breed, he suspects the humans have sent Joan to fuck him. Adamantly, he tells her he'd sooner kill her than allow her to touch him.

As she submits to him, stripping herself of her clothing and ceaselessly referring to him as "Sir", Rage eventually allows himself to be tended by her. As time passes and he begins to see and accept the care she possesses for him, Rage begins to take on a very dangerous possessiveness towards Joan. She is now his female.

And with the humans plotting to decommission and torture what remains of her cyborg for scientific research, Joan sends Rage away to escape. Without knowing Rage has every intention of returning for her with his fellow rogue cyborgs, she puts herself into a situation that leaves her violated and very much near death.

I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did, especially with the number of less than favorable reviews I foolishly skimmed before beginning it. But aside from the sheer madness of Joan's willingness to be dominated and the level of stupidity she manages to descend into near the end of the book, (seriously, how did she not know she was pregnant!), it was some kind of awesome.

Book two, Breathing Vapor, is due out on the seventeenth of this month. Happy Birthday to me!

4 out of 5 stars.