Free Publicity Fridays

B Cubed

I’m not a huge reader of Sci-Fi. My favorite of all time remains Dune by Frank Herbert, but seeing as I have a finger for every Sci-Fi I’ve ever read with about five to spare, it’s not like I’ve got a lot to compare Herbert to. Lately I’ve been exploring the whole cyborg romance thing. I’m not ashamed to admit that the draw for me is the trope that cyborgs always seem to be short on females so the heroine always finds herself surrounded by emotionally stunted, genetically enhanced, and very horny men.  Hey, tropes are tropes for a reason.  They sell books!

I was expecting some tropiness when I picked up B Cubed by Jenna McCormick http://authorjennamac.com/books.html, but I was disappointed, or rather I wasn’t disappointed. Jenna’s got a unique and exciting take on a dystopian future that was far from anything I’d ever read before. Allora, whom Cormack refers to as his “task mistress”, begins the book in a position of authority over Cormack and his kind, the Bred. But among the Born, Allora is a pariah. It’s a great dynamic that is just the beginning of an unexpected, sweet, and painfully believable story of love amidst apocalyptic challenges.

Enjoy these few lines from B Cubed and check it out for yourself if you’re into steamy sci-fi romance . . . Or even if you’re not.

Rage would not further his aim and he wanted to see her again, could feel her pull like the poles drawing at the oceans after the great stillness came leaving landmasses bare.–Kindle Locations 306-308

her incessant chatter about every minutiae happening in the Born hold made him want to recycle himself.–Kindle Locations 331-332

Cormack would give her a night to remember, blaze the trail so whenever she thought of sex in the future, it would be him she recalled. What better legacy could a bred possibly hope to leave behind?–Kindle Locations 507-509

He wore no implants on his face or hands, no evidence that he was a Cyborg other than his placid mien.–Kindle Locations 1426-1427

This time he saw something else in her eyes besides her anguished tears. Hope, bright and unsure, but ready to take root, if he nurtured it.–Kindle Locations 1580-1581

Advertisements

About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Free Publicity Fridays

  1. Amy Raby says:

    Sounds like fun! And I like sci-fi romance. So I ordered a copy.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s