The Cyborg Brethren
And Building A Series With Cynthia Sax
There are a number of ways to build a standalone series (a series with books that can be read on their own). My favorite, by far, is the sexy brother premise.
This is exactly what it sounds like. The hero of the first book in the series has two or three or four or more sexy, single brothers. In the subsequent books, these brothers find their own heroines (or heroes or heroines and heroes, depending on the stories being told – grins).
These brothers don’t have to be brothers by birth. They could be best friends, soldiers in the same unit, executives at the same company, members of a club or any other group. They have something in common and they usually have a loyalty to each other.
This loyalty is very sexy. It shows these males can form lasting relationships. They have a code of honor. They can work with others (even if they snarl and fight and otherwise misbehave). They’re willing to make sacrifices, perhaps even risk their lives, for others. All of this is Grade A hero material.
My cyborg series is built around the sexy brother premise. The heroes are all cyborgs, all warriors, all linked in their dislike for the Humanoid Alliance.
Crash And Burn, my most recent standalone story in this series, is part of a sexy brother subseries within this larger sexy brother series. Crash, the cyborg hero, is best friends with Rage and Gap. Rage’s story has already been told in Releasing Rage. Crash’s story is being told in Crash And Burn.
One of the things I love about this type of series is that we already know a bit about the new heroes. We met Crash in Releasing Rage. We know that, unlike many of his cyborg brethren, he doesn’t like fighting. We know he’s self-conscious about his ‘scary’ eyes.
In Crash And Burn, we’ll learn much more about him. We’ll also see Rage, the hero of Releasing Rage, and Gap, the still single ‘brother’, through Crash’s eyes. We’ll learn more about Rage and Gap also. This makes the stories even fuller.
What are some of your favorite sexy brother series?
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.
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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