Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Review & Giveaway - Mated with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol

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? 



Some might have cheered Mariska’s impending demise. The organization’s brutality had incited a backlash of negative sentiment against all its members. Many espoused the notion that the only good Lamis-Odg was a dead Lamis-Odg. 

Kai couldn’t buy into that. Mariska had been no party to the actions of her father or Lamani. She was vulnerable. Innocent. But not stupid or cowardly. In the month spent observing her, her quiet fortitude and inner strength had impressed him. Even before he’d caught the shocking glimpse of her face, he’d been struck by her beautiful eyes. A rich shade of melted caramel, fringed by dark lashes. Expressive in their attempt not to be. She didn’t trust him. 

Her wariness pierced him in a way it shouldn’t. She was a person of interest and her emotions shouldn’t impact his decision-making. And in fact, she was wise to be suspicious. Obido had bugged her quarters and employed spybots to keep tabs on her. While Kai wouldn’t intentionally harm her, he would manipulate her to obtain whatever information he could on Lamis-Odg. 

The reign of terror had to be stopped.  Direct intervention in Mariska fate jeopardized that goal. Doing nothing was the right thing to do. Sacrifices had to be made for the greater good. 

Why did he feel like he was no better than Obido?  

When they rounded the corner to the gangway entrance two guards—Lamis-Odg, not androids—snapped to attention, weapons drawn. “Halt!” one of them cried. 

“It’s okay; he’s with me,” Mariska said. 

While one guard leveled his weapon, the other scanned him. “The android is not authorized to board,” the guard said. 

“He’s not boarding; he’s loading my luggage. He’ll disembark after he carries it to my stateroom.” 

“Negative. He shall remain here.” The guard motioned. “Leave the cases.” 

Kai set the bags down, and the sentry scanned them. “Clear,” he announced. He jerked his head at Mariska. “You may take them now.” 

She dragged one toward the craft. 

“My duty is to serve the daughter of Obido. Allow me to set the bags inside the door. I shall not enter,” Kai said. 

The two guards glanced at each other and shrugged. “All right.” 

Under armed watch, he deposited both bags inside the portal.  There was nothing else he could do.  He sought Mariska’s gaze. Don’t go. “Have a safe flight.” 

“Thank you.” 

She boarded. Kai stomped down the gangway. 


My Review:

This is a well written and entertaining sci-fi romance.  Mariska has been told her whole life that she was an ugly, deformed and useless female.  Her father informs her that she is to be sent off-planet to be a concubine to an alien in order to establish an outpost.  She is unaware that the alien, Zog, will most assuredly kill her during the mating.  Kai is a cyborg uncover as Mariska's android to infiltrate her father's terrorist organization. 

Kai might be dedicated to bringing down the bad guys but he is a "good" guy who is unable to let an innocent like Mariska die when he can save her.  Mariska has been isolated her entire life and is unaware of the evil her father has committed.  Both find themselves drawn to each other and while on the run, the attraction is undeniable and intense.

With a fantastic blend of romance, sci-fi, and action, this story will captivate its readers.  4 stars ~Booklover Sue


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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    1. Thank you for entering. I hope you'll try the Kindle sample of Mated with the Cyborg. You can read 2+ Chapters for Free.

  2. Thank you, Sue for the review and for hosting me today.

  3. Great excerpt, sounds like a fantastic read, thanks for sharing!

  4. Great review! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I'm looking forward to reading this one and enjoying it myself :D

  5. Sounds like an interesting read. Entering under the name of Virginia

  6. Where is your favorite place to read?

    1. I curl up in bed at night with a book. I also get a LOT of reading done when I travel.

  7. Great post and review! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the contest!

  8. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading?

  10. If you decided to step out of your comfort zone what is the first thing you would wish to do?

  11. I really enjoyed your review, thank you!

  12. Thank you for the review. It helped fill in some blanks for me.