Her Cyborg Champion
(Terras Five – Book Four)
By Anne Kane
Genres: Sci –Fi, Cyborgs, romance
An intergalactic game of hide and seek, with a sexy human female as the prize.
Zoe is five feet, six inches of green-eyed, red-haired militant activist. A deeply ingrained need to help those who can’t help themselves — human and otherwise — motivates her every move. She snuck into the Mailon research facility to investigate rumors of experiments being conducted on a rare and highly intelligent species of sentient mammals. Now she finds herself in need of help to rescue one very sick little battle rat.
Greyson is six and a half feet of ruggedly muscular cyborg with a penchant for violence. He loves to fight, and he fights to win. What he hates is being sent to the Mailon research facility on a petty errand. When he catches a glimpse of a former lover flitting around the facility like an impossibly sexy cat burglar, he is intrigued. What is the saucy little wench up to, and why is she stalking him through the corridors of the alien laboratory?
“Let’s get out of here!” Zoe burst onto the bridge, carrying what appeared to be a ball of white fluff about the size of a large feline. She threw herself into the empty chair at the navigations station and fastened the safety harness while still clutching the bundle of fur to her chest.
As if in answer to her command, the ship’s deck vibrated silently beneath their feet and the shuttle craft moved into the launch corridor. The vibrations ceased as the main engines came online. Nanoseconds later, they were hurtling out the launch portal and into the welcoming vacuum of space
“Gemma, you have the com. Continue on course but alert me to any unusual activity.” Greyson paused. “And let me know if anyone follows us from the research facility.”
Greyson turned to Zoe, determined not to show any emotion. “So. What exactly is that thing and what’s wrong with it?”
Zoe carefully lowered the ball of fur onto the examination table in the medical bay. “She’s a very rare type of mammal. To be honest, I’m not sure exactly their correct name is but we call them battle rats.”
Greyson snorted. “That’s a joke, right? I can see the resemblance to a very large beat-up rat, but it hardly looks capable of defending itself, let alone waging battle with anything.”
Zoe stroked the little creature’s matted fur. The cyborg had no idea what this little critter could do if she were up to snuff. “No. It’s not a joke. Hard to believe looking at this one, but these things are lethal when aroused. The Mailons must have been feeding this poor gal some kind of tranquilizer to keep it from attacking and escaping. They’d be toast if she were fully conscious.”
Greyson looked skeptical. “If you say so. What does it need?”
“I’m not sure. I figured we’d let her rest and get whatever they gave her out of her system. She’s a carnivore, so probably some type of protein if you have anything in that line would be good.”
She really wished she knew more about the anatomy of the battle rats. And it would probably help her concentration level if the cyborg wasn’t even sexier than she remembered. He looked less than thrilled to have her on board, but she supposed she should be thankful he hadn’t reported her to the lab’s security team. From the little she’d heard about the residents of Terras Five, they were not a very romantic lot. They used genetic algorithms to choose their mates, and monogamy was about as common as solar flares in the Tadelian star system.
He probably didn’t remember how very much they’d enjoyed each other during their brief fling. She wasn’t entirely sure he remembered her at all.
Now why did that thought make her want to seduce him just to prove she could?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anne Kane lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with a bouncy little rescue dog who’s breed defies description, a cantankerous Himalayan cat, and too many fish to count. She spent many years trying to fit in and act normal, but finally gave up the effort. She started writing romance in 2008, and her fate was sealed when she won a publishing contract with Red Sage Publishing and just a month later Changeling Press accepted her first submission. Since then she had published more than thirty stories in a variety of sub-genres, all with a happily ever after.
Her hobbies, when she’s not playing with the characters in her head, include kayaking, hiking, swimming, playing guitar, singing and of course, reading.
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