Almost every SciFi romance fan I know has a fascination with new and emerging technologies. I get a thrill when I see robots and druids (BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already stolen a piece of my heart), the latest tablets (so Star Trek!), even the innovations in coffee makers (the space-like K-cups).
So it makes sense that half human, half machine beings like cyborgs and Greta’s awesome Supertechs would capture our imaginations. These beings often have a human form but they’re tweaked, bioengineered to be faster, stronger, smarter.
In Releasing Rage, Rage, the hero, is a cyborg. He was manufactured to be a warrior. His frame is metal. Processors supplement his human brain. He can become an instant expert in mere seconds by downloading information.
Technology is a huge part of a cyborg’s identity and technology advances, as we all know, very quickly. This means cyborgs also change over time.
The early C Model cyborgs, like Rage, are large and primitive. They were manufactured and trained exclusively for battle. Time and effort wasn’t spent on language or other softer skills. Rage tends to react first and think later.
Crash, Rage’s friend, is a more advanced E Model. He’s more compact and more sophisticated, with the ability to act like his human masters. Crash is skilled at negotiating and battle strategy. His designers weren’t yet able to duplicate human eyes however (they ARE the windows to our souls). Crash’s eyes are a spooky matte black.
Gap, another friend, is a G Model, even more modern than the E Models. His eyes resemble a human’s. He acts the most human out of the three and learns the quickest. Give him a couple of solar cycles and he’ll rival the older warriors.
No matter how human cyborgs become, they will always be different from us. They’ll never lose that constant and oh-so-delicious conflict between their machine side and their human side, between logic and emotion, between following commands and following free will.
What do you love about cyborgs and Supertechs?
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?
About Cynthia Sax
USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.
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