I love having guests on and introducing you to new writers and I have a very special one today. Take a taste of her world…
So, today I’m a little nervous and excited. I’ve managed to persuade Johnny Ram, stripper extraordinaire, to talk to me. Because of his busy lifestyle, we’re meeting in one of the base cafés on the primary section of Taalsix station, one with a good view of the starscape outside, which fascinates me. This is a very different environment from the one I’m used to which, in my day to day job tends to consist of a desk, a pc and not much else.
I sip on a black coffee as I wait, blinking a little at the strength of the bittersweet beverage. Unsurprisingly, coffee appears to be pretty similar the galaxy over, and I soon get used to the taste. I don’t have to wait long. A few minutes before the time we’d set for our meeting, there’s a commotion a little way down the promenade. Since most of it seems to consist of feminine voices and squeals, I’m fairly sure our leading man has arrived.
I’m not wrong. A few seconds later, Johnny Ram comes into view. Tall, broad-shouldered and long-limbed, he moves with a particular grace that some men possess, and which fascinates me. His introduction is equally graceful as he folds my hand in his and simply says his name. After I manage to stop myself drooling, we start the interview.
So, Johnny, tell us a little about you. When did you make the decision to go on the strip circuit?
Johnny smiles, and I have to admit, it’s a mixture of charm and heat literally designed to melt a woman’s resistance. “Quite by accident to be honest. A friend and I were on a night out and…well, there was alcohol and a dare involved. She thought I couldn’t dance…” He winks at me. “And I knew I could. The bar owner saw me, offered me a few guest spots and the rest, as they say, is history…”
I’m being careful with my questions here. Rumour has it that Johnny’s most famous act, the Aries 7000, has a basis in reality. That he might actually know one of the dangerous and outlawed zodiac cyborgs. I’m expecting some kind of reaction but Johnny doesn’t bat an eyelid. Instead, I get another charming smile as he shrugs.
“Nothing exciting. Some dock work, did a stint as a bar man and tried my hand in an office.” He grins and crosses his eyes. “I didn’t last long in the office.”
I chuckle, unable to help myself. I can really see him being a nightmare in an office.
So, I ask, going for broke, these rumours about cyborgs are completely unfounded?
Johnny leans forward, giving me his undivided and very focused attention. For a moment I can believe the rumours. There is something very dark and dangerous lurking in his eyes as he takes my hand and lifts it to his lips. Shivers run through me as he brushes a kiss over the back of my hand and smiles.
“Honey, for the right lady…I can be anything.”
Sometimes the best place to hide, is in plain sight…
Johnny makes a living on the strip circuits. His most popular routine? The Aries 7000. Bronzed and oiled, he pretends to be the scourge of the universe, one of the deadly and outlawed zodiac cyborgs. But Johnny isn’t really a stripper playing a cyborg. He’s a cyborg playing a stripper.
Milly, a freighter captain, has had a thing for the sexy stripper for months. But when Johnny, the subject of many of her hottest fantasies, asks her out to dinner, she runs. All is not lost, however; a chance encounter yields an Aries 7000 sexbot, hers for a weekend of pleasure.
It seems too good to be true. Sex with the man of her dreams without risking her heart. But Milly’s bot has some secrets…secrets that could save her life when the past returns to haunt her.
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Mina Carter was born and raised in Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England). After a slew of careers ranging from logistics to land-surveying she can now be found in the wilds of Leicestershire with her husband and young daughter…the true boss of the family.
Suffering the curse of eternal curiosity Mina never tires of learning new skills which has led to Aromatherapy, Corsetry, Chain-maille making, Welding, Canoeing, Shooting, and pole-dancing to name but a few.
A full time author and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She’s addicted to coffee and Nutella on toast.
Where to find Mina…
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