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Why Cynthia Sax Wrote Dark Thoughts

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Dark Thoughts is the first standalone story in a four story spinoff series from the cyborg series. We first meet Kralj, the scarred mind-reading hero of Dark Thoughts, in Chasing Mayhem. Readers don’t need to read that story to enjoy Dark Thoughts. That was when I KNEW I had to write this story.

The cyborgs were manufactured to fight the Humanoid Alliance’s wars. They weren’t the first genetic experiments though. Before creating the half man, half machine warriors, the Humanoid Alliance scientists experimented with telepathy, telekinesis, and splicing the genes of alien and earth creatures with human DNA.

Genetic experiments fascinate me (a bit too much – my Dear Wonderful Hubby teases me that I’ll be the person to accidentally create a real life Raccoon City). I wanted to explore the results of the early Humanoid Alliance experiments, meet the beings created. What would they look like? What abilities would they have? WHY were those experiments cancelled? What happened to these warriors?

Kralj’s story answers some of these questions. The Ruler of the Refuge was a product of these Humanoid Alliance experiments. He’s one of a kind, the product of a project that would be abruptly cancelled and never duplicated. A modified humanoid, he’s extremely powerful. That does something to a being. He’s different, some would say monstrous.

He’s also lonely. What type of female would love a male like him? She would have to be brave, tolerant, able to stomach violence and handle a super dominant partner. Finding a love interest for Kralj was a challenge. I introduced him off page to many potential heroines before I found Dita. Not all of those heroines survived the experience.

Dita is as fascinating as Kralj. She’s an assassin assigned to the same planet as the Refuge’s Ruler. Since she was young, all she has known was killing. That changed her also, made her less human, more monstrous. She’s perhaps the only being in the universe capable of understanding Kralj.

The issue is… being understood isn’t a priority for the modified humanoid. He views Dita as a threat, as the enemy, and is determined to rid the Refuge of her presence. Permanently.

Once his need for the tiny assassin is sated and under control.

Do you share my fascination with genetic experiments? Have you ever wondered what happens to the products of those experiments—the cloned sheep, the super strong beagles, the sex-changing mosquitoes?

(All three of these experiments are scarily real, not fictional.)


About Dark Thoughts

Can love redeem a monster?

The Refuge is home to some of the most violent beings in the universe. Kralj, its leader, reigns over the remote outpost with terrifying ease, ruthlessly squashing any rumors of rebellion, killing anyone who breaks his rules. Primitive, deadly, powerful, he’s a monster, scarred both on his face and his soul. He has never met a being he couldn’t control.

Until he meets her.

Dita has one mission—to kill the three targets claiming sanctuary within the Refuge. Or so she claims. For the first time in his long lifespan, Kralj isn’t certain of another being’s intentions. The tiny assassin is immune to his powers, her thoughts unreadable. He can’t predict her movements, can’t control her, can’t stop wanting her.

Dita is rare, as unique as he is, and, to keep the residents of the Refuge safe, Kralj will have to kill her. But first, he’ll touch her, taste her, show her how passionate the beast inside him can be.

Dark Thoughts is a STAND-ALONE SciFi Romance.

The hero might be tall, dark, and scarred but don’t be fooled by his appearance.

He’s truly a monster.

This story is not for readers with delicate sensibilities.

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USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes SciFi, contemporary 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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I’m like to thank Cynthia for stopping by to share her story. That is definitely too people it sounds hard to get to a happy ending! What do you think, readers?

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