Monday, September 29, 2014

Excerpt Tour & Contest - Morningstar by Robyn Bachar

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by Robyn Bachar







Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all.


The second son.


Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.


The broken sword.


Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.


The slave.


Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.


Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.


Warning: Contains an arrogant officer with a weakness for having his hair pulled, an insatiable empath, and a badass warrior woman who form a male-female-female threesome sizzling enough to melt your shields.









There was an elegant order to the layout of the Morningstar city that her home city had lacked. In Winter City, the buildings were clustered tightly together, every inch of the cavern occupied by citizens of the Houses Wintersend, Everwinter and Icestar. Here the city was divided into four quarters by a stylized star that glowed brighter than the surrounding lights.


“All the cities are underground?” Malcolm asked.


“Yes. The surface cities were abandoned generations ago,” Bryn replied. “Too many slaver raids by off-worlders. We decided to build something more defensible. There are a few thousand guns lining that tunnel we flew through.”


“Oh. It’s very…dark.”


Bryn chuckled. “No darker than living on a jump station. When was the last time you were planet-side?”


“I’ve never been on a planet before. Not that I can remember.” Malcolm shook his head. “I hope the depth doesn’t interfere with the signal.”


“It won’t. Unless the city goes into lockdown. Then nothing gets in or out, not even transmissions to the surface,” Jace said.


Captain Hawke and Jace piloted the shuttle, while Bryn sat with Malcolm and Sabine. Poor Sabine was trapped inside a sterile suit that kept her pheromones from escaping and driving the local male populace mad. She was fidgeting, and Bryn took her gloved hand and held it.


“It’s so strange. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live here.” Sabine’s voice was muffled by the helmet, but it still managed to hold a note of amazement.


“You’ll have plenty of room. The Morningstar enclave is the largest on Cyprena,” Jace commented.


Bryn rolled her eyes. “Yes, we’re well aware of the Morningstar preoccupation with size.”


“And we have no complaints,” Sabine added, ever the peacemaker.







AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.


As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.


















Morningstar is available at:



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Robyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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Mary Preston said...

This is a great cover

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Robyn Bachar said...

Thanks for having me today! :)

Rita Wray said...

Thank you for the excerpt.

Elena said...

I like the excerpt

Unknown said...

I liked the book excerpt, Thank you!

bn100 said...

Nice blurb

suzie said...

I like the " badass warrior woman"

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