I’m pretty excited today, as finally, after more than 2 years since I wrote it, my sci-fi romance, Regeneration, is available! My official release tour with Signal Boost Promotions starts tomorrow, and the book is available from all the usual online retailers. There’s also a giveaway for something from my backlist, so if you fancy a freebie, don’t forget to enter.
Genre: Sci-fi, gay romance, gay fiction, mm romance
Length: 75,000 words
Cover art: Simon Searle
In the 23rd Century in the galaxy of Sigma Kappa, Kim Fortune was the first surviving experimental enhanced human—a regenerate. Aged fifteen, he escaped the lab and years later, his failings as a regenerate and the suspicion of regular humans, leave him lonely and lacking in self-worth. Stranded on an abandoned planet, the arrival of a stricken ship and its crew give him hope that he may finally find what he always longed for—love.
Christian Novak is a successful regenerate with all the intended attributes—including lack of human emotion. Despite their immediate attraction to each other, Kim’s failing confidence, and Christian’s inability to empathize are a recipe for disaster. But war, imprisonment, and danger throw them together, and after each saves the other’s life, their feelings begin to change.
Can a seemingly unsuitable pair ever find love, or is a future together destined to fail?
“Novak…” I frowned at the gun. It looked like the type used to administer medication. “What is that?”
“What?” I gasped.
“It’s a miracle drug. A chemical replacement for nanotechnology. It diagnoses and repairs ailing cells using an adaptive enzyme simulator to increase cell division and repair injuries, and inhibit cell division associated with cancers.” Novak reeled off the description as if he’d memorized it from something he’d read.
“I know what it is. Gerald Kinnear created it. I heard he was murdered by soldiers looking to steal the formula.”
“Yeah, probably Newton’s men, since it’s here.”
“How did you get it?”
“Turns out Linus has a small stash. Take your shirt off.”
I removed my T-shirt again, aware of Novak’s gaze drifting down my body. I didn’t think I looked bad. My muscles were defined, if small, but I had no body hair whatsoever. I’d always thought men should have at least a little hair and I’d wondered whether my lack of it was due to the regenerate genes, or yet another of my failings. Novak clearly had hair—besides the stubble covering the lower part of his face, dark whiskers grew under his arms, and a narrow line of hair led south from his navel. Apparently, it was just me who lacked it.
“Okay. This’ll hurt, but only for a minute. You ready?” Novak picked up the small gun.
“Yeah. Go ahead.”
He pushed the barrel up against my shoulder muscle, close to the joint. The click as he pressed the button to administer the drug startled me, and the sharp pain took my breath away. I whimpered and squeezed my eyes shut, counting slowly to ten until the discomfort eased. When I opened my eyes again, drowsiness hit me and I yawned.
“You’ll need to sleep for a while.”
“Mmm.” My eyelids drooped and my whole body grew heavy. I crawled into the middle of the bed and lay down, my face in one of the pillows. It was the last thing I remembered.
On Tour via Signal Boost Promotions
Regeneration is on tour for 2 weeks, starting today, and visiting the following blogs. Check them out for different excerpts, more chances to enter the giveaway, and some guest posts from me.