Peyton 313 (Science Fiction Romance, Paranormal)

Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined

Book 1
Donna McDonald
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Worst epic fail of her scientific career? Falling for a cyborg she helped create.

Kyra Winters never meant for her cyber science discoveries to be used for evil, but that’s exactly what happened. Now returning Peyton 313’s humanity is the last chance she’ll ever have to atone. She can’t get back the lost decade, but she can change the present by restoring the cyborg who was once Marine Captain Peyton Elliot.

Certainly, her grand plan for rectifying her mistakes didn’t include madly kissing the confused, passionate Marine when he begged her to. The same scientific mind that constructed the cyborg creator code now warned her not to let Peyton’s tempting offers of heaven cloud her rational decision making. Yet it’s difficult to resist the cyborg she’s restoring when he’s also the most intriguing man she’s ever known.

About the Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined series

This is a science fiction and fantasy series that takes place in the not too distant future. These Cyborg romance heroes are genetically engineered military men who have been cybernetically imprisoned after a near-apocalyptic global war. The heroine in Book 1 appears briefly in every book as one by one she and her team attempt to restore each soldier's humanity. Each book in the series deals with a different restored cyborg. Each story also contains lots of action and adventure, some violence and language, and hopefully a few laughs along the way.


Available books in the Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined series

Book 1: Peyton 313

Book 2: Kingston 691

Book 3: Marcus 582

Book 4: Eric 754

Book 5: William 874X (coming soon)
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About the author

Donna McDonald is an active dreamer and finds writing to be the best way to use her creativity. 

Needing to satisfy both sides of her brain, she is a cross-genre author of contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romances. Her books appear on bestseller lists for humor, romantic comedy, space opera, and more.

She craves laughter from her readers and focuses her attention on making that happen as often as possible. She loves to hear from anyone who has read her books.

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Publisher
Donna McDonald
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Published on
Sep 17, 2014
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Pages
253
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ISBN
9781939988171
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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Originally published as "Enslaved by Starlight" in HOTTER ON THE EDGE: Science Fiction Romance Anthology. Winner of the 2012 InD'Tale RONE Award for Novellas and a Night Owl Reviews 4 1/2 Stars Top Pick 

Her body is his prize, but he'll risk the stars for her love... 

Transformed by empathic crystals into the perfect paramour, Benedetta Galil is the last treasure of her fading world. When raiders attack—seeking to corrupt the crystals and conquer all of charted space—she gives herself as a prize to the one man in the universe who values freedom over power. Mercenary sheership Captain Corso Deynah left oppression behind him on a burning planet and has no use for a sex slave, even one as seductive as Benedetta. But while he stubbornly resists her body, her fierce spirit tempts him, and he will risk everything—his ship, his seclusion, the very stars—to win not just her passion but her love. 

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“Sexy, steamy, and action packed, this novella will knock you off your feet! The fantastic Jessa Slade masterfully weaves romance and action into the lives of Corso and Benedetta–and pulls it off with a flourish!” 
– Bitten By Love Reviews 

“ENSLAVED BY STARLIGHT is a truly wonderful reading experience. Jessa packed more story into this novella than I’ve read in some full-length novels. I highly recommend this novella for anyone who has enjoyed science fiction romance in the past or would like to experience it for the first time now.” 
– Unwrapping Romance 

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Queen of Starlight: Sheerspace Book 1 -- Originally published in HOTTER ON THE EDGE 
Prince of Passion: Sheerspace Book 2 -- Originally published in HOTTER ON THE EDGE 2 
Assassin's Hunger: Sheerspace Book 3 -- COMING SOON! 

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Excerpt 

Corso stepped outside, breathing out hard to clear the lingering sweet scent of pixberry from his lungs, and stared up at the sky. At the almost inaudible pad of bare feet behind him, he stiffened. Benedetta’s more subtle perfume teased him, and his heartbeat ramped even higher than it had that long-ago day when the sheer-ship plasma scorched the earth around him. 
“Is it strange to see the stars from this angle?” 

He glanced at the woman beside him. The silver l’auraly markings curled up the slender column of her neck to brush the points of her jaw, and the traceries glimmered even in the faint starlight. Every soldier knew, a sharp blow to those pressure points could disable. A kiss along those same lines could… He crushed the wayward thought. “What?” 

She gestured upward, and the inner skin of her wrist glinted. “In your ship, you’re so much closer to them. They are beautiful from here, even through the ice rings and the light of three moons. They must be utterly amazing when you are up there alone with them.” 

“You don’t see them at all in the sheerways. It’s all black. Unless you’re tangled, and then I’m told you see every star and moon and nebula at once in the nanosecond before your ship is shredded.” 

She blinked. “Well, Captain Deynah, and here I wondered if you had any music in your soul.” 

“Keep wondering.” 

Keywords: science fiction romance, futuristic romance, space opera, alpha male
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Cupid she’s not—but she’s pretty darn close.

Nothing in the world feels better than finding her clients the perfect date. Of course, finding one for herself might be nice, but creative bill paying is for college students—not for accomplished doctors in their forties. Satisfied customers keep the electricity on.

But wait, according to all the magazines the forties are the new twenties. Now if only she felt twenty…

Everything in Dr. Mariah Bates’ life was perfectly fine until the moment she quit her celebrity radio job to start a dating business. Two years, a cheating ex, and a very ugly divorce later, she’s suddenly homeless and living with her mother. Not exactly how she’d envisioned her life. Not that her mom isn’t great, but come on.

With her cop ex-husband doing everything he can to ruin her business, she’s at her wit's end. Throw in another cop who makes her believe in love at first sight—or at least lust—and life is a mess. Interesting, fun and tummy tingling, but a mess. Especially since another cop is the last thing she needs.

Despite a very persistent, want-to-be beau who insists he's protecting her, it’s time for Mariah to take control of the game her ex has been playing. Punt or pass, she’s due for a touchdown.

Everyone deserves the perfect date—even her.

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About THE PERFECT DATE Series

The essence of all romantic comedy is that falling in love and navigating an unexpected romance is never easy or simple. Instead, it’s messy and emotional, and if you’re lucky, it’s also sexy and fun.

Some relationship professionals, like my character of Dr. Mariah Bates in this series, sincerely want to help people find their perfect love match. For the various heroines I’ve created, many of whom are older, Mariah’s going to need all the help she can get. Or maybe she just needs to step out of the way. You can be the judge. 


NOTE ABOUT THE HEAT LEVEL: Not being a fan of the word “clean” when applied to romance, I will instead say the heat level in this new series is in the 1-2 range, rather than 3-4 like some of my others. The focus is on sensuality and I’ve packed a lot into these stories.


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Space. The Final Frontier. But it has never been this sexy or fun.

Book 1 begins the adventure with the captain working to right a past mistake. Coveting Malachi's enormous power, Liam's exiled evil brother hunts his ship, wanting to capture the alien that Liam's life mate unknowingly hosts. Putting Malachi inside Ania two years ago had been an desperate act to save her when she almost died saving him. If only the damn daemon hadn't killed again, Ania would still be safely unaware of her fate. Now Liam has no choice but to tell Ania the truth and face the wrath of the only female he’s ever loved.


About the Forced To Serve series

Defining these stories has always been a challenge because they truly cover many genres and sub-genres. At it’s most basic description, the Forced To Serve series is a sexy, romantic, and humorous space opera. The cast of characters appears in book after book as they conduct rescue missions while trying to stay out of trouble. Books 1 & 2 recount the romance of Captain Liam Synar and Ambassador Ania Looren. Books 3 - 6 each have a different mission and a different romantic couple per story. Many more books are planned in this science fiction and fantasy romance series. 

List of books in the Forced To Serve series:

Book 1:  The Daemon of Synar 

Book 2:  The Daemon Master's Wife

Book 3:  The Siren's Call

Book 4:  The Healer's Kiss

Book 5:  The Daemon's Change

Book 6:  The Tracker's Quest


NOTE FROM AUTHOR about Books 1 & 2:  

Not everyone is familiar with the sub-genre of "space opera", especially when combined with romance. But if you love watching Science Fiction TV shows such as Firefly and Star Trek, then you are already a fan of this sort of story. Space Operas usually contain a wide range of adventure story elements, but also tend to include ongoing love stories between characters. What I like best is that they allow me, as a romance author, to indulge my love of happy endings, but only after a good mission where at least some of the crew ends up fighting the bad guys. Fight scenes are a lot of fun to write.

Just like in space opera TV shows, the characters in my Forced To Serve series reappear from book to book because they are crew members of the same spaceship. However, there is a full romance with a new couple in each book as well. The one exception to this is that Book 1 (64,000 words) and Book 2 (110,000 words) together are the full story of Liam and Ania's romance. Reading both books is recommended to get a full feel for this series.   

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