Yay, she brought cyborgs!
Cynthia tells us ...
'You’ll either love CRASH AND BURN, the third standalone story in my sizzling hot cyborg series, or you’ll hate it with an all-consuming passion. I suspect your response will be that extreme.
Because, during the telling of any story, a writer has a bazillion decisions to make. She is often faced with making a ‘safe’ choice, a choice that won’t cause readers any discomfort, or making a ‘risky’ choice, a choice that might be right for the story and characters but might also upset reading buddies.
I made more risky choices than I made safe choices with Crash And Burn.
I made more risky choices with Releasing Rage, the first story in the series, also. Releasing Rage received 5 star reviews and 1 star reviews. These two groups of readers duked it out on Amazon. A reader would post a 5 star review. Then another reader would post a 1 star review. Then another reader would post a 5 star review.
I’d receive a reader email telling me it was the best book she’d ever read, followed by another reader email threatening to burn my house down if I ever wrote another story like it (I don’t know what it is about readers and fire – I receive quite a few ‘burn your house down’ messages).
I wasn’t always as okay as I am right now with these extreme reactions. When I first started writing, I wanted everyone to like me, to like my stories. I didn’t want to upset anyone. I made the safe choices. ALWAYS.
But they weren’t the right choices for the stories or for my characters. I was cheating the story and cheating readers.
I also wasn’t doing my job. A writer’s job, in my humble opinion, is to create strong emotions in reading buddies. These emotions aren’t always happy-happy or comfortable. Not everyone will like them. Not everyone will understand why a writer feels they’re necessary. And that’s okay. There isn’t a story in existence that makes every reader happy.
It took me a while (I never claimed to be a quick study – grins) but this realization has made me both a better and a happier writer.
What risks do you wish more writers would take? Is there a not-as-popular heroine or hero type you’d like to see? Or a type of relationship you would like to read more about? Or a setting that isn’t often used in romances?
About this story ...
CRASH AND BURN
Crash was manufactured to be one of the best warriors in the universe. The cyborg has spent many human lifespans fighting the enemy. But, unlike his battle-loving brethren, he doesn’t enjoy killing. When he escapes the Humanoid Alliance, he vows to never end another life.
Then he meets Safyre, an infuriating human female, and he considers breaking his vow.
Safyre will do anything to save her friend, the being she loves like a sister. She’ll ravish a huge hunky cyborg, kiss his best friend, and invoke scorching hot desires the male never realized he could feel. Dark soulful eyes, a quick wit, and a tempestuous passion won’t divert her from her mission.
Love, and a planet-destroying weapon, however, might stop her permanently.
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About Cynthia Sax
USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.
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Cathryn says ...
Woot, Cynthia! I'm in - LOVE me a great cyborg romance. And now, back to polishing up my own next release, LodeStar Book 6, CYBORG PLEASURE.
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