Genre: Futuristic Romance
Publisher: KnightFall Publishing
Date of Publication: August 1, 2015
Number of pages: 200
Word Count: 139,328
Cover Artist: Christine Murphy
Short Book Description:
Sara, a hidden Hybrid disguised as a BioGen Monitor, will find an enslaved Justin being experimented on. She will help him gain his freedom and in the process will gain her own. Trust will grow between them and from that trust will blossom a love which will give them the power to escape BioGen.
Long Book Description:
The ruling hiarchy of the known world, BioGen, continues to manipulate the genetics of the human race to try and prevent the extinction of mind-kind. In their meddling to control life, BioGen combines human DNA with alien. Success is achieved and unique females are created and industrially born. The baby girls are surprising in their beauty and abilities, but BioGen, in their need to control and conquer, force the delicate females away from their caregivers. Their only goal is to hone the powerful gifts of the maturing teenagers. In the end, however, they perish one by one because of the uncaring ways of their handlers until there is only one extraordinary woman remaining.
Born part human and part Phoenix, Sara has hidden among the enemy since she was created. Disguised in the appearance of a Nul working for BioGen, she searches for the truth about her creation and the sisters she lost during childhood. During her duties she is assigned to guard and observe scientific experimentation on a man who she discovers is no other than one of the Wilder males.
Captured as a young man while searching for his brother, Justin is forced into service to be one of the highly coveted Companions. Refusing to be broken and used by the Gen female population he is tortured and then used for genetic research. Under the Headquarter’s control his very sanity and memory is almost destroyed. Ultimately BioGen will destroy him if he can’t find a way to escape back to The Wilds and his family. The fates bring him a breath-taking woman who is the key to both his freedom and hers.
Thrown together in hopeless circumstances, the fated lovers are initially enemies. However, Sara is instantly drawn to Justin and she has no choice but to free him from BioGen’s grasp. At first Justin sees her as nothing more than his way to escape but it doesn’t take long for him to see the mysterious beauty under the surface of her disguise. Together they find a way to escape from the enemy’s Headquarters.
During their run for freedom they will find the most unlikely allies in both Daman, a high class Companion, and Defiance, an underground group of escaped males who just may have their own agenda. Joining the group of criminals is a dangerous consideration, however, Justin and Sara must team up with Daman, who is now leader of Defiance, if they have any hope of reaching The Wilds. In the end there is no choice as BioGen’s assembling army begins an all out attack on Justin’s family and the Rogues.
In the search for answers and freedom, Sara and Justin’s growing trust and dedication to each other will become a flame of passion and love. They will discover the intense love they have for each other makes them stronger than all of the uncertainties and dangers in their life. Sara’s gentle caring will allow Justin to trust again and recover his memories. In return, his belief in her will allow Sara to harness her Phoenix abilities. Only the two of them have the true power to save Justin’s family and the Rogues who call The Wilds home.
In one great clash of wills at the edge of civilization a great battle will be waged between BioGen’s Nul army, the Rogues, and Defiance. In the midst of the conflict and chaos will be two incredible lovers who will do anything to save those they care for. Justin will rejoin his family and give Sara the strength to harness the fiery ability of her Phoenix side in the final showdown. In the end, only the power of love will prevail and ultimately set everyone free.
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Home. Justin never thought to ever make it back to the place he loved, back to the people who he loved. It was too much to hope for, and although he wanted to completely believe in what Daman was offering him, he couldn’t. Suspicion still circled in his mind from what he had been through over the past five years. Aggression filled him and when Daman made to walk past him in an elegant exit Justin snatched out and grabbed him by the jacket again.
In a growl he bit out, “If you think to entrap me in any way with this I’ll escape and you’ll pay.”
In a smooth movement Daman turned and stared him down with death in his eyes and growled back, “I realize you’ve had it rough Justin, but so have the rest of us. If I could, I’d make a run myself but too many people are depending on me. My choice is to stay, for now. Use the discs, don’t use them, I don’t give a fuck. Just remember I tried to help you out. If you’re with the plan, I’ll be back as soon as the sun sets, but well before curfew, to pick you up. Look for my black Puma at curb side. Eight ‘o’clock should suffice. Now, if you would be so kind to get your hands off me.”
When Justin didn’t initially let go Daman grabbed his shirt as if to throw him off, but both men froze when a dagger flew by and imbedded in the table next to Daman’s leg. With a groan Justin carefully let go of Daman’s jacket just as he did the same with his shirt. Yes, the worst thing had happened to him. Sara had revealed herself to Daman, even if it was in the act of trying to protect him. He should have known better than to leave her alone without letting her know what was up, but he just couldn’t wake her sweet sleeping form at the time. She had needed her rest. Turning to face her he knew she still needed some serious sleep.
His heart plummeted when he saw her true form revealed to Daman and his pure viciousness to protect her exploded. Even when he quickly moved to block Daman’s view of her he couldn’t help but be proud of her. With as many injuries as she had sustained for him, and her body still healing, she was his avenging angel. Her own protective fury emanated from her along with the heat he couldn’t identify. Still, he had to protect her because it was obvious she still didn’t have the strength to attempt to hide her true form.
Spinning around to block Daman’s view, he couldn’t miss the man’s shocked expression of what he was seeing. Justin knew he would be taking in Sara’s brilliant auburn hair and her mysterious aquamarine eyes, and her skin. Such soft skin that brushed up against his when she dove around him to stand in front to be the protector. He tried to grab her to pull her back but she slipped from his grasp with such ease. He hated the fact that not only was her true form revealed, so were her long sensual legs since all she had on was his over-sized t-shirt.
Closing his eyes he groaned again. By the Fates, he loved the woman but she was going to be the one to kill him just from the stress of trying to protect her. The realization of what he had just admitted to himself left him shaky, but he didn’t have time to dwell on it. Daman was approaching, albeit carefully, and Justin didn’t want him anywhere near Sara. Again he tried to grab Sara to place her behind him but she refused standing her ground with her remaining dagger in hand. He wondered if she was stronger than he thought and was choosing to show her true form. It was revealed in the next instant when she transformed to her Nul appearance, a reflex of protection he was certain.
Shining auburn hair became dark, glowing skin became pale, and eyes that glanced back at him darkened to a deep chocolate tone. She glanced at him for just a moment with concern in her eyes before she turned back to Daman. With a quick spin of the dagger in her hand she had the man freezing in place. Instead of Daman taking an aggressive stance he started laughing, his deep voice echoing throughout the room.
Sara stalked closer to the Companion and Justin was right on her like a shadow. Before she reached him Justin encircled her with his arms holding her against him. He could literally feel the heat and energy running through her when she hissed, “I know who you are. You work with Defiance and you’re a Companion. I’ve heard stories about you. You’re dangerous, but I assure you, I’m more dangerous, as you have seen by what I really am, so don’t ever touch Justin again.”
Justin was relieved to see that Daman was taking Sara seriously but hated the fact she had revealed herself to make a point. Still, Daman was Daman, and with a play-boy smile he countered, “I bow to your beauty, my lady. I’m glad to see that not all of the Hybrids were destroyed. Yes, I see you’re shocked, but as you said, I am Defiance, so have access to things no one else has. Including files which BioGen thinks they can keep protected with their security measures. I wonder…have you told Justin about everything you are and what you can do?”
Fury filled Justin but he held his position holding on to Sara. He could feel her body shaking, whether it was from adrenaline or weakness he didn’t know, but he wasn’t going to let her get into a battle with Daman for him or anything else. She was too important to him. Perhaps Daman picked up on that fact because he held up his hands and backed away from the pair before heading for the exit door.
Before he departed he threw over his shoulder, “Good luck, Justin. You’re going to need it. If you’re with the program of using the Identity and Transport Discs, I’ll see you tonight. The moment I pull up get your ass out there or I’m gone. I won’t be making the offer again. And by the way, be careful with that girl. There’s more to her than meets the eye.”
Right before the door closed Sara let out a growl and let loose with her last dagger. End over end it flipped through the air with a speed that Justin could barely keep track of. Daman barely made it out the door before the deadly blade imbedded in the hard wood.
Christine Murphy started her writing career at a young age even before she was putting words to paper. Living in the Midwest left her with plenty of time to read and develop her creative mind. Her first short story was written in grade school and was in a fantasy-type style. Later she took an online course in writing and created another story based on the adventures of a Native-American youth searching for her purpose in life and filled with lots of symbology.
Science-fiction fantasy was her main reading preference but quickly shifted to romance. In the beginning she preferred Contemporary Romance but that didn’t last long when she discovered Christine Feehan and JR Ward. Paranormal Romance had infected her and she read as much of it as her voracious mind could adsorb.
Eventually Christine joined the work force, and although she continued to read, she didn’t pursue her need to create her own worlds other than in her head. Her imagination continued but reality kept her busy including a successful medical based career in the military. Working as a clinical laboratory scientist she was stationed in several locations in the United States and in numerous areas of the world including England, Italy, Germany, Africa, and the Middle East. Finally her career brought her to a small town outside the Tampa Bay area in Florida. This is where she finally realized time is too short to put off those enjoyments in life especially when her husband was struck with leukemia. He successfully recovered but it made her decide she wanted to pursue writing which seemed to be put off her whole life.
Within two years she had completed an entire series – The Sphinx Warriors Series, and started the first book of The Wild Clan Sagas. Currently she continues to write from her Florida home while looking out her back lanai to a small pond where the wild-life gathers and the flowers bloom in exotic pinks and purples. This is her place of peace and freedom she has searched for all her life and where her husband and crazy African Gray Parrot, Raider, hang out with her. It’s the place where her creativity runs wild while she spins tales of adventure and passion. She captures the unique characters, civilizations, conflict, passion, and love in her writing from the fantasies which still spin in her head. She captures the strong, spirited, and powerfully attracted characters and all of their adventures and share it with others who are searching for that very thing to make their lives more exciting.
If she accomplishes nothing else in life, she hopes to share the romantically magical worlds and the lovers she sees with all of the passionate readers out there. Her next projects are continuing to work on her Wild Clan Sagas and her Midnight Riders Series as she partners with KnightFall Publishing and CK Productions.
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