by Robyn Bachar
Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all.
The second son.
Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.
The broken sword.
Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.
Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.
Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.
Warning: Contains an arrogant officer with a weakness for having his hair pulled, an insatiable empath, and a badass warrior woman who form a male-female-female threesome sizzling enough to melt your shields.
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“You know you don’t have to do this,” Bryn said. She winced at the wires trailing from the back of Malcolm’s head. The whole idea of being plugged directly into a computer network made her shudder, and the base of her scalp itched in sympathy.
“I hate leaving a search unfinished.” Malcolm pushed his spectacles up on his nose as he settled into the chair. “We’ve done a few test runs, and Lord Degalen did very well for a virgin.”
The lord coughed loudly as though choking from his position at the handler’s station, and Malcolm winced. “For an inexperienced handler. It’s slang,” Malcolm explained. “I’m sure Lord Degalen—I’ll stop now before I say something worse.”
“Good plan.” Bryn patted him on the shoulder. “Good luck.”
Bryn walked away, nodding once to Lord Degalen, whose attention was studiously focused on a series of data screens at the handler’s terminal, and she joined the rest of the small crowd assembled in the archive to watch the pair work. The lord seemed flustered, though she wasn’t sure if that was due to the task at hand or to the indexer’s comment. It was a lot of responsibility—Malcolm was putting his life in Lord Degalen’s hands. Then again, as the lord of House Sunsinger he was responsible for the safety of countless lives.
A low hum emanated from the wall of computer banks. Cy’ren systems had to be stronger than average because they needed to create a communications signal powerful enough to travel from their subterranean cities, up to the surface and out into space.
“Are you ready to begin, Malcolm?” Lord Degalen asked.
He nodded. “Very well. I’m connecting you to the data stream.”
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Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.
As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.
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