Below is a snippet from my latest WIP called Across the Stars. It's a SFR or Sci-Fi Romance.
the story scoop: Laina is one of the last surviving humans after earth was
destroyed when the humans tried to kill the cyborgs they'd created when the
cyborgs rebelled and escaped. Now the Cyborgs, with permission of the Galactic
High Council have free rein to pursue the last remnants of the human race and do
with them as they see fit. Rorik, a cyborg lieutenant stumbles upon Laina hiding
in a ship and he captures her, thinking to get information about the whereabouts
of other humans. But when the cyborg doctor on Rorik's ship runs tests on Laina,
a genetic anomaly in her hand raises questions and he suddenly wonders if Laina
might hold the key to the survival of the cyborg race. Can he learn to trust and
love his sworn enemy if it means he might save his people?
week we left off with Rorik having found Laina and he has asked one of
his crew mates, another cyborg Julian, to secure her so they can take
her to their ship and question her. She just attempted to punch Julian but he caught her wrist and forced her to her knees.
The human shut her eyes, wincing with pain as she took a deep breath, her long dark lashes spiked over her pale cheeks. Rorik had the sudden urge to brush his fingertips over her lashes, to see if they felt as soft and delicate as they appeared.
“Answer me, human,” Julian demanded, shaking her a little more forcefully.
She struck, sending a fist right into Julian’s groin. He cursed, low and guttural in a sound of pure agony as he released her. She dove past a shocked Alanna and headed for the door leading out of the control room. Rorik recovered the fastest and had his phaser out, twisting the setting to stun. He struck her between the shoulder blades and she went down hard, her head smacking the floor.