Monday, August 31, 2015

The Hybrid by Christine Murphy

After The Hybrid Comes The Companion – Book 3 Of The Wild Clan Sagas

               Jessica, who is the youngest and only female of the Wilder siblings, is determined to prove her worth to her family.  “Jessie” has always been treated like a delicate flower when at heart she is just as rough and tumble as her brothers.  Although her family protects her against the evil of BioGen by hiding her within the protected forests of The Wilds, she has secretly trained with the Rogues.  Going against her family’s guidance she plunges headlong into the worst battle yet between the Rogues and the BioGen army and in the end finds herself captive.

               As a prisoner of the controlling government of the United Nations of States Jessica is taken on a journey she might not come out of alive.  The threat of death has surrounded her throughout her life but nothing like what she sees in the outskirts of the UNS with the rejects of humanity fighting for the clothes on their backs and the rare scraps of food.  From the lowest of decaying cities to the extravagance of the BioGen Headquarters she is eventually taken to The Inspire where the insane scientific research for industrial births continues.  Once there she is told she is a prime candidate because of her genetics and her enslavement and nightmare truly begins.

               In the world of BioGen, male births are few and far between, but those men born within the UNS are enslaved to Handlers and become Companions.  Daman is one such Companion who serves the higher class female Gens of the UNS society, whatever their whims may be.  Secretly, however, his knowledge of the world, his deadly skills learned through other Companions for survival, and his need to be something more has set him apart.  Needing more challenge and adventure he finds himself a part of Defiance – a group of ex-Companion criminals and others like himself still entrapped within the confines of BioGen’s control because of the tracker within his body.

               Using his self-taught knowledge of technology, Daman discovers a way to slip the tracking and controlling thumb of his Handler and BioGen.  During those rare times of freedom he travels with Defiance and soon meets not only the Wilder family themselves but Jessica who intrigues him on a level he has never experienced before.  Wanting to help the Wilders, who he discovers are a part of the Rogues, he realizes he must make a choice between the darkness of his current life and the light that beckons from one incredible woman – “Jessie.”  Unable to fight the temptation of her beauty and the spirit of freedom she carries within, he makes an irrevocable decision.

               Fighting his way to leader of Defiance he uses the leverage of the group to help the Wilder family and the Rogues in their fight for survival against BioGen.  During one such battle Jessica is taken prisoner by BioGen and Daman realizes the feisty beauty has become more to him than just a conquest.  He will do anything to save her including waging his own personal war on BioGen, the UNS, and everything the society he has lived in his whole life stands for.  In his fight for the life of Jessica, he will find he is committing to a higher purpose above survival, independence, and a peaceful way of life – he will be fighting for the freedom to love.  Thus begins – The Companion.

The Hybrid
The Wild Clan Sagas
Novel 2
Christine Murphy

Genre:  Futuristic Romance

Publisher:  KnightFall Publishing

Date of Publication:   August 1, 2015

ISBN:  9781311085313

Number of pages:  200
Word Count: 139,328

Cover Artist:  Christine Murphy

Book Description:  

Sara, a hidden Hybrid disguised as a BioGen Monitor, will find an enslaved Justin being experimented on.  She will help him gain his freedom and in the process will gain her own.  Trust will grow between them and from that trust will blossom a love which will give them the power to escape BioGen.

Excerpt 1: 

At first she refused to look at the inside of the room. Instead, she shoved the door closed and took a deep breath. Finally, she focused in enough so from the corner of her eyes she could see the room was the same, unchanged from the past. Same sterile white walls, white floor, silver equipment with the many wires and probes, and same medical trays with the shiny silver scissors and scalpels. All of it in her mind were instruments of torture. All she knew was she had to get a grip or she would soon be the one on the table being experimented on.
            Distracted she nearly jumped a foot when the Gatherer dressed in white surgical scrubs stepped into view and called out, “I’d be careful if I were you. Even though he’s strapped down this male is a fighter, especially with the amount of hormones and drugs we have pumped into him. He’s already taken out two Monitors and several guards.”
            Immediately on the alert Sara spun around to face the male. In her mental state she had unintentionally wandered straight over to where the exam table was located. Glancing up her intention was to quickly back off, but the moment she looked at him she was frozen in place. Every cell of her being focused in on what could only be called the most incredible male she had ever seen. Lying on an exam table, which was tilted up at a 45 degree angle, he was strapped down by his feet, ankles, waist, and his head.
            Sara couldn’t help notice every inch of his body was hard muscle encased in tanned skin and every inch of that body strained to escape the bonds. The only area remotely covered was his pelvic area and even that was barely a scrap of white material. She had read books, she had seen pictures, she had heard whispers from other Monitors who had been privy to seeing a male of such caliber. Nothing did justice to those words or images to Sara. This man was virile and obviously aroused, she was sure, by whatever cocktail the Gatherer had given him.
            Feeling a rare blush creep up to her cheeks Sara had every intention of turning away until she looked into the male’s face. The breath immediately left her as she beheld the most handsome face she had ever seen, which was saying a lot, considering what she had seen before were prime examples in books and on-line programs. Even scowling furiously while he fought to free himself he still was incredible with his thick layered raven black hair and eyes of a multi-hued hazel which seemed to see straight into her soul..
            Meeting those eyes, she gasped and the air that had left her lungs rushed in with a vengeance. Her world seemed to upend for a moment in time as the chiseled features of that face registered in her mind. There was no mistaking the strong jaw, the cheeks, the nose, everything that marked this man as one of the mysterious Wilders, the founding family who had rejected BioGen’s requirements. Deep inside she knew she had to do something to save him, but no matter what she did she was damned. Save him and reveal herself, leave him and know he would die.
            The fire she had fought to keep deep inside seemed to sense the presence of the man and heat rushed through her system. In a panic, and knowing her eyes were going to change, Sara tried to look away, but something kept her sight glued to the incredible man before her. Coming to her senses she finally managed to lower her gaze but not before the male’s eyes widened in surprise and then narrowed like he had found his own prey to hunt.

About the Author:

Christine Murphy started her writing career at a young age even before she was putting words to paper.  Living in the Midwest left her with plenty of time to read and develop her creative mind.  Her first short story was written in grade school and was in a fantasy-type style.  Later she took an online course in writing and created another story based on the adventures of a Native-American youth searching for her purpose in life and filled with lots of symbology. 

Science-fiction fantasy was her main reading preference but quickly shifted to romance.  In the beginning she preferred Contemporary Romance but that didn't last long when she discovered Christine Feehan and JR Ward.  Paranormal Romance had infected her and she read as much of it as her voracious mind could adsorb. 

Eventually Christine joined the work force, and although she continued to read, she didn't pursue her need to create her own worlds other than in her head.  Her imagination continued but reality kept her busy including a successful medical based career in the military.  Working as a clinical laboratory scientist she was stationed in several locations in the United States and in numerous areas of the world including England, Italy, Germany, Africa, and the Middle East.  Finally her career brought her to a small town outside the Tampa Bay area in Florida.  This is where she finally realized time is too short to put off those enjoyments in life especially when her husband was struck with leukemia.  He successfully recovered but it made her decide she wanted to pursue writing which seemed to be put off her whole life. 

Within two years she had completed an entire series - The Sphinx Warriors Series, and started the first book of The Wild Clan Sagas.  Currently she continues to write from her Florida home while looking out her back lanai to a small pond where the wild-life gathers and the flowers bloom in exotic pinks and purples. This is her place of peace and freedom she has searched for all her life and where her husband and crazy African Gray Parrot, Raider, hang out with her.  It’s the place where her creativity runs wild while she spins tales of adventure and passion. She captures the unique characters, civilizations, conflict, passion, and love in her writing from the fantasies which still spin in her head.  She captures the strong, spirited, and powerfully attracted characters and all of their adventures and share it with others who are searching for that very thing to make their lives more exciting.

If she accomplishes nothing else in life, she hopes to share the romantically magical worlds and the lovers she sees with all of the passionate readers out there.  Her next projects are continuing to work on her Wild Clan Sagas and her Midnight Riders Series as she partners with KnightFall Publishing and CK Productions.

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