Tour: The Hybrid by Christine Murphy

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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: 

The ruling hiarchy of the known world, BioGen, continues to manipulate the genetics of the human race to try and prevent the extinction of mind-kind.  In their meddling to control life, BioGen combines human DNA with alien.  Success is achieved and unique females are created and industrially born.  The baby girls are surprising in their beauty and abilities, but BioGen, in their need to control and conquer, force the delicate females away from their caregivers.  Their only goal is to hone the powerful gifts of the maturing teenagers.  In the end, however, they perish one by one because of the uncaring ways of their handlers until there is only one extraordinary woman remaining.

Born part human and part Phoenix, Sara has hidden among the enemy since she was created. Disguised in the appearance of a Nul working for BioGen, she searches for the truth about her creation and the sisters she lost during childhood. During her duties she is assigned to guard and observe scientific experimentation on a man who she discovers is no other than one of the Wilder males.

Captured as a young man while searching for his brother, Justin is forced into service to be one of the highly coveted Companions.  Refusing to be broken and used by the Gen female population he is tortured and then used for genetic research. Under the Headquarter’s control his very sanity and memory is almost destroyed.  Ultimately BioGen will destroy him if he can’t find a way to escape back to The Wilds and his family. The fates bring him a breath-taking woman who is the key to both his freedom and hers.

Thrown together in hopeless circumstances, the fated lovers are initially enemies. However, Sara is instantly drawn to Justin and she has no choice but to free him from BioGen’s grasp. At first Justin sees her as nothing more than his way to escape but it doesn’t take long for him to see the mysterious beauty under the surface of her disguise. Together they find a way to escape from the enemy’s Headquarters.

During their run for freedom they will find the most unlikely allies in both Daman, a high class Companion, and Defiance, an underground group of escaped males who just may have their own agenda.  Joining the group of criminals is a dangerous consideration, however, Justin and Sara must team up with Daman, who is now leader of Defiance, if they have any hope of reaching The Wilds.  In the end there is no choice as BioGen’s assembling army begins an all out attack on Justin’s family and the Rogues.

In the search for answers and freedom, Sara and Justin’s growing trust and dedication to each other will become a flame of passion and love.  They will discover the intense love they have for each other makes them stronger than all of the uncertainties and dangers in their life.  Sara’s gentle caring will allow Justin to trust again and recover his memories.  In return, his belief in her will allow Sara to harness her Phoenix abilities.  Only the two of them have the true power to save Justin’s family and the Rogues who call The Wilds home.

In one great clash of wills at the edge of civilization a great battle will be waged between BioGen’s Nul army, the Rogues, and Defiance.  In the midst of the conflict and chaos will be two incredible lovers who will do anything to save those they care for.  Justin will rejoin his family and give Sara the strength to harness the fiery ability of her Phoenix side in the final showdown.  In the end, only the power of love will prevail and ultimately set everyone free.

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With a jolt the limo flew down the alleyway and Sara slammed on the accelerator crashing into the blockade.  The Monitor and guards dove out of the way with all barrels firing and the hovercycles exploded to the sides of the vehicle.  The sound of scraping metal and the explosions that followed were deafening accompanied by the flash of fire which was blinding.  Luck was on their side again as the heavy armor of the limo held and the bulletproof windows remained intact. All Justin could do was throw the duffle off his shoulder, hold on to the thick black leather seat, and try and get Grace belted safely into place while Sara expertly maneuvered out onto the main road of the Theater District.

With the squeal of tires they were on the main road.  The moment everything stabilized Justin quickly moved across to the seat that was right behind Sara.  Looking in the rear view mirror he was relieved to see she still held her Nul mirage in place, and yet, he could tell it was just barely.  Concern sparked in him at seeing the true condition she was in.  Bruises marred her face, her lip was bleeding, and one eye was swollen.  When he reached over the seat and touched her shoulder she cringed protecting her right side but she didn’t let up on the steering wheel.

Unable to stop the impulse, he touched her cheek and felt how hot she was.  When he looked closer he noticed the slight sheen of perspiration on her skin.  For an instant he saw a shimmer of her natural auburn hair color before it was concealed.  Sliding his hand down to her throat he checked her pulse.  Fast, but uneven, he recognized it for what it was.  Sara was sliding into shock.  A memory hit him hard of his brother lying on the ground from an arrow injury.  Internal injuries like his brother Shawn had had caused these particular physical symptoms.

“Sara.” He quietly said while brushing his fingers gently over her collarbone looking for additional injuries.  “You need to pull over.  You’re hurt.  Let me drive.”

Although he knew she was in pain and fading fast her voice was steady when she responded,  “No.  The limo has my prints on file for operation.  Grace locked them in so BioGen couldn’t change them last minute.  I just need to get you out of here so you can escape.  I’ll be fine.”

“Damn it, Sara.  I’m not leaving you behind.  BioGen will have you terminated permanently for helping me.  Let me do what I do best.  Get me to the outskirts where the rougher communities are.  I can bargain for shelter long enough for you to heal.  I remember a contact I have there.”

When it appeared she was going to argue he growled,  “Don’t argue with me, Sara.  I won’t take no.  If you stay, I stay, and we know where that leads for both of us.”

Removing his hand from her shoulder, he leaned back into the seat behind her.  Still, he refused to take his eyes off her face in the rearview mirror.  She remained silent, but he could sense the fuming helplessness she felt.  He could also tell she was suffering and going down fast, although she was hiding it.  The mirage was fading, however, and in the darkness he knew she couldn’t recuperate her strength.  The sunlight, she needed the sunlight.  He had seen her body heal in the daylight before.  However, it was night, darkness reigned, and without the light she was in trouble, especially with the mirage in place.

Helplessness filled him and a frustration of not being able to help her.  He became unbalanced wondering at what point her wellbeing had become more important than his.  Perhaps it was when she had healed him in his sleep, perhaps it was the brutality she survived and the sheer will she had to live, or perhaps it was the fact she was risking everything including her very life.  Throwing it away for him when he really didn’t deserve the sacrifice from anyone.  Yes, BioGen had used him, tormented him, tortured him, but he had been just as brutal.  How could one petite woman with secrets that could probably bury him become the most important thing in his nightmare of a life?

Unable to do anything at the moment he crossed his arms and growled into the darkness.  Scanning the outside for any signs of the security force that should have been coming down around their ears, all he found was the sparkling lights of Denver, the towering buildings which seemed to hold up the sky, and the endless black ribbon of road.  Because it was night and already curfew there were no vehicles on the road except for the rare criminal element or higher echelon of society.  Even the Enforcer police were absent because of the manning shortage, which reminded him of why.  BioGen was increasing the numbers along the glowing blue Border Shield between the civilized world and The Wilds.

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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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  1. Thanks so much for sponsoring me on your site. I hope everyone enjoys the excerpt and the information on The Hybrid. Don’t forget to signup for the giveaway. Christine Murphy


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