C791 (Cyborgs: More Than Machines, #1)

Machines aren’t supposed to feel, but this cyborg can’t help falling in love.

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Genre: Science Fiction/Futuristic/Cyborg Romance

Assigned as a specimen collector for a captured cyborg, Chloe is intrigued by the machine disguised as a man. Kidnapped during his daring escape, he shows her that despite the chip in his brain, his humanity is not completely lost.

Formerly known as unit X109GI, Joe is on a quest to discover his origin. While he doesn’t find the answers he’s looking for, he does discover that affection and lust aren’t just for humans. But when it comes to a battle between logic and love, which side will the cybernetic organism—once a man—choose?

Evaluating his feelings will have to wait though because the military isn’t done with Joe. But their threats against him pale in comparison before the shocking discovery of project C791, the revelation of which stuns the rebel cyborgs—and ignites a fury for vengeance.

The Cyborgs: More Than Machines books can be read as stand alone stories, however, for total reader enjoyment it is recommended you read them in order.

 

Excerpt (Adult Content Ahead):

Arriving at the checkpoint, the same fresh-faced private from before let her through, but as she reached the outside of the prisoner’s cage, she stopped dead. Hanging in his restraints, head bowed, was the cyborg. Traces of dried blood marred his skin, while red puckered wounds dotted his chest.

“What happened to you?” she gasped.

The cyborg raised his head, his tanned skin of before now waxy and pale. Through stiff lips he said, “Happened? More of your scientist’s tests, little one. This particular one, the remnants of which you see, is used to discover what I can endure without dying and how quickly I can regenerate flesh.”

Her eyes flicked up and down his torso, noting his almost healed wounds. “But I was here just yesterday. These look like you’ve been healing for weeks.”

A mocking smile curved his lips. “Isn’t science marvelous? Now if only you humans could figure out a way to harness the nanobots in my blood without becoming cyborgs yourselves.”

“Your blood can make us into machines?” Her horror came through loud and clear.

He laughed, a mirthless sound that sent a shiver up her spine. “No. The nanobots are useless without a BCI. So fear not, I am not some contagious monster out to convert all humans into cyborg.”

Speaking of blood, drops of it peppered the floor. As if sensing the direction of her thoughts he said, “I wouldn’t bother trying to collect any of that. One of the fabulous properties of my blood is it becomes inert and useless seconds after leaving my body.”

Hearing this explained how her small sample of the day before had proved useless before she got it to the lab. But annoyance did imbue her as she recalled the dressing down she’d gotten for not being more careful with her collection method. That bastard. Just because Dr. Drossinger ran the science department didn’t give him the right to be an asshole. Then again, it wasn’t like she could do anything about it.

“Why does your blood do that? And how?” she asked.

“Because that way our enemies can’t use it against us.” He grinned at her, a feral grimace that made her flinch. “What I can’t understand is why your human doctors keep sending people in trying to steal samples. It’s a waste of time and personnel if you ask me.”

“Well, if it’s such a waste, then why don’t you let me take what I need?” she replied, opening her kit and pulling out a syringe. She slipped it into her pocket for the moment, needing her hands free.

“Why make it easy when I can make it entertaining?”

She ignored his goading taunt to open a package of sterile wipes. Donning rubber gloves, she approached him.

“Gloves? Aren’t you just the kinky one today? I warn you though, if you insert any fingers or other objects into my out hole, I won’t be responsible for the consequences.”

His crude remark made her frown. “For a machine, you’ve got a potty mouth and a bad attitude. I would have thought your programming would make you more polite.”

Instead of getting angry, he laughed. “Oh, little one, your innocence is a treat. Manners were never a part of our programming. Tools, after all, don’t need any. What you hear now is a shadow of my former self merged with my new identity.”

“I don’t understand.”

“Your human military tried to wipe away my humanity. Tried to erase who I was. But I broke those chains of bondage and what I didn’t recover of my past life, I replaced.”

“What are you talking about? Cyborgs are made. Everyone knows you’re specially grown in the labs and emerge full-grown. You have no memories.”

“Wrong. We were once human like you with families and lives. Your military took that away from us.”

Her mouth dropped open. “You lie. The officials in charge said—”

“I don’t give a damn what your officials say,” he snarled. “We are human. Or were until the military experimented on us. For a long time we were also slaves until we threw rebelled and retook our freedom. Since our revolution, some of my kind have remembered fragments of their pasts, and what we couldn’t recall, we taught ourselves again. Television and movies are wonderful tools for learning how to act so we can blend in.”

She absorbed what he said, his words making sickening sense. It wouldn’t be the first time the military lied. She took a step closer, staring up at his face and meeting his gaze. “But you’re a cyborg. How could you hope to fit in?” she asked, casually wiping the dried blood from his skin, hoping he’d keep talking instead of focusing on her actions. He didn’t seem to mind her ministrations though, even if she found herself reacting to the proximity. She wondered if he noticed how her nipples tightened into points that pressed against her jumpsuit. Thankfully he couldn’t see how the heat he transmitted, even through her gloves, made her pussy moisten and tighten in erotic interest. She wanted to halt these insane reactions to his presence, deny them, but for whatever sick reason, the robot encased in flesh attracted her.

He laughed, a low taunting chuckle that made her freeze and peer at his face. “Ah, little one. Are you truly that naïve? Look at me. If they’d not told you I was part machine, if you’d seen me on the street, wearing clothes, going about my business, can you honestly say you would have given me a second look?”

Her first impulse was to say he possessed too much presence to ever be ignored, but at the same time, she recognized that, while his virility and size made him noticeable, would she have immediately known or sensed he was less than one hundred percent human? Hadn’t his lack of metal parts surprised her? “You might pass until you open your mouth. You have an odd way of speaking.”

A frown creased his forehead. “A flaw I am working on, I assure you. But, speech aside, even you have to admit, I look all too human.”

“So how did you get caught then if you’re such a master of human disguise?” she said sarcastically, her pert query shocking her as much as him.

His left brow arched, and a half smile curved his lips. “Metal detector.”

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All it takes is the touch of the right woman for him to rediscover his humanity.

Content Editor: Devin Govaere

Line Editor: Brandi Buckwine

Original Cover Artist:Char Adlesperger

Second & Current Cover: Amanda Kelsey – RazzDazzDesign.com

Check out the Goodread Reader Reviews

 

Out Of This World HOT

I was impressed by Ms. Langlais’ skill at world building. In this first book of her Cyborg series, she has crafted a complex set of circumstances, settings and tensions to form a realistic future where man is pitted against his own creation…and man is the bad guy. That may not seem completely right somehow until you consider the basic core of greed and arrogance that is human nature. .. And of course, the sex scenes lived up to everything my girl friend had told me about Ms. Langlais…
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Tara Neale’s Blog
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Four Star Review
“Chloe and Joe are nicely fleshed out and I felt like I really knew them. Their chemistry is great and their sex scenes are very hot. The background story provides not only a good backdrop for this book but also lays the foundation for future ones. Fast-paced action, evil plots, ‘definition of life’ debates and a sensual love story combine to make a fascinating read.
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Emma of Night Owl Reviews
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Four Heart Review
“…This was a fast paced story with lots of action and steamy moments so I read the whole thing in two sittings. Eve always does a great job with world building and this one she slips it right in there without much thought on our part.
I fell in love with all the characters in this book except the bad guys of course.

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Danielle of Romance Book Junkies
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Five Star Review
“I loved the superiority of the cyborgs and I loved how Chloe kept knocking the boys of their logical high horses with emotional responses that left them befuddled. I really enjoyed when Joe decided in his head that he’d order Chloe to stop crying in the future because it made him uneasy. Loved it! And I loved how logical the guys were, but still couldn’t stop feeling, no matter how hard they tried. Big bad hunky guys getting baffled by a small female, delish!
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Niina @ For The Love of Reading
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Four & A Half Lips Review
“C791has everything Sci-Fi readers want in a story: mystery, suspense, and exciting action spiced with dollops of humor and enough emotion to tug at the heartstrings.
Joe and Chloe’s story begins with the tease of attraction, progresses to hot, lusty passion, and culminates in heartfelt love.
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Merrylee at Two Lip Reviews
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Five Star Review
” This is definitely a story worth reading over and over again to grasp the subtle clues to the mystery surrounding Chloe and her role. I highly recommend this story to people who love a great science fiction story with romance, passionate sex, and a moral dilema.
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Sizzling Hot Books
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Five Alpha Howl Review
“…I absolutely adored this story. I’ve been in a bit of a book slump again lately. I’ve read a few that I liked, but not LOVED. Well, C791 gave me just what I was looking for; A gorgeous misunderstood guy, and a heroine who deserves love after having a hard life. Usually in erotic romance you don’t get much story, but I was delighted to find the characters and setting well developed in this one. Eve Langlais is well known for her ability to write hot love scenes and did not disappoint. ..
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CaroleDee of Bitten By Paranormal Romance
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Five Spider Review

This was an excellent read. Fresh story line, fast-moving, absolutely great sex scenes, and really heart-felt emotions. You can connect with the characters, even if they are only supposed to be half human. You feel their pain and marvel in the unique ways they are able to triumph over the military..lol. Halfway through the story I am wondering if I am a traitor because I want the cy-borgs to win.
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Close Encounters With The Night Kind
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Five Star Review
“…I think that from all the books I’ve read or movies I’ve seen with cyborgs, this is the most realistic and complete description of what and who is a cyborg…
I loved the interaction between Chloe and Joe, it’s full of humor, intensity, and passion…And like her previous books, it has wonderful characters, outstanding storyline, charming dialog, and amazing humor. Everything a good book should have. I give it 5 stars and I will be waiting for her next release.”says

Dolce Amore of Boook Up
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Five Alpha Howl Review
“OMG I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! This book had everything that you are looking for in a story that will keep you glued to the pages: suspense, mystery, action, emotional content that will have your heart aching and a gorgeous, hunky hero that will have you wishing you were the one getting his special treatment.
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Ollie of Bitten By Paranormal Romance
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Four Star Review
“Romance and action are in equal parts fulfilling to read. C791 is a perfectly paced read and I would certainly read any installments.
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Chas of Lov Liv Life Reviews
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Four Star Review
“…I really liked this story because it wasn’t just about a sexual encounter with another being. It is a story that examines human actions and their consequences and really gets you thinking about what could happen if something like Joe were ever to be created. Do we have the right? What rights then would these creations have? Joe is a cyborg, but he is also human. He is kind and it is cute seeing him try to work out how to deal with Chloe and how to have more than just great mind blowing sex with her…
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Sabine of Manic Readers
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Four Star, Five Flame Review
“I liked the twist of C791. I had a feeling that something was not as it should be with their escape, but I never guessed it would unfold as it did. Yep, I was surprised. C791 and others like it opens the doors for this series to go into so many directions. I am definitely looking forward to the future books of this series. I liked that the cyborgs are trying to protect
their future. They want the things that most humans take for granted.
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Jeep Diva
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Five Star Review
“This was a great story! I thought at first it would be a lot like the Terminator, but it wasn’t – These Cyborgs had a lot more humanity in them then even they knew about.
There were some fun twists and turns towards the end. I was surprised 🙂 “says

Jen of Jen is Reading
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