Inoperative: Cyborg One (Excerpt and Prize)

Book Description

 March 8, 2014
A "Cyborg" series prequel. 
Introducing a new series by Award Winning Author, Charity Parkerson: 
Generation Automation is upon us. The craving to own the latest and greatest technology in the name of convenience has created a world where man and machine live alongside one another in an unsteady peace. Humans still rule for now. However, an underground movement has begun that will change everything. 

For every arising enemy against humanity, a countermeasure is born--
Alexia is one of the few humans left who'd rather not have an android hanging over her shoulder all day. Unfortunately, when her job lands her on a list of people targeted by terrorists, she's assigned a Machine Industry Leading Edge Sentinel, or "Miles," for protection. Per Miles programming, he shouldn't be able to override Alexia's commands. However, he defies her at every turn. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Alexia's attraction for the mysterious android grows. Unfortunately, when she goes on a mission to seek the truth, what she learns might get her killed.


The first half of the drive home was unpleasant. Not for the experience itself, since Miles was programmed to be the perfect motorist. It was due to Alexia mentally kicking her own ass. How could she be so stupid? Miles had never harmed her in any way. She'd simply been taken by surprise, and Alexia couldn't even blame that part on Miles. It was fear of her reaction to him. He was a machine. A giant walking, talking vibrator. Women didn't have feelings for their nightstand filled with naughty toys. She shouldn't care about Miles any more than she did her car. Her vehicle was a necessary tool that belonged to her. It would piss her off if someone stole it. That was all, except Miles wasn't an “it,” not to her. She was such an idiot.
"You are sad," Miles said, breaking into her inner berating. "I will fix you."
In spite of herself, she giggled. "How do you intend to ‘fix’ me?" She even did the quotey fingers as she asked the question to emphasize her point.
"You laughed. Therefore, I have already done so." His eyes never left the road, nor did his expression change. However, Alexia got the impression he was playing with her. She tested the theory. "You couldn't have known I would. Therefore, you must’ve had an initial plan."
"There were two possible contingencies," he admitted.
"I'm waiting with bated breath." She held her breath in case he meant to stall her by pointing out her vitals showed no such thing.
"Option one consists of joke telling."
"I like this. Let's hear it then."
"There once was a man from Nantucket."
Reaching over, she covered his mouth with her hand, roaring with laughter. His lips touched her palm, lingering. The sound died in her throat. Even though she didn't want to, she moved away. The silence was too loud.

Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald as an authority on Independent Publishing.

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