Monday, September 27, 2010

Hybrid: Dox by Ruth D. Kerce

Hybrid: Dox by Ruth D. Kerce

Hybrid: Dox

by Ruth D. Kerce

Cover art: Bryan Keller

ISBN: 978-1-60521-498-6

Genre(s): Futuristic, Hot Flashes

Theme(s): Shapeshifters

Series: Hybrid

Length: Hot Flash


In this relationship, he's the fox. Literally.

Dox -- part fox, part dog, part sexy man -- is a Hybrid, a shapeshifter, a quasi-human. And an engineer in the International Pod Program. Dox does what feels good, in bed and out, with no excuses or apologies.

Dr. Gabriella Matson, his mission boss, is a communications specialist and all woman. She loves Dox's sexual wildness, for he serves all her erotic needs.

When space debris threatens their pod, they must work together to survive. They've formed a strong bond and know that only their love and trust will save them.

Hybrid: Dox

Ruth D. Kerce

All rights reserved.

Copyright ©2010 Ruth D. Kerce

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At the sound of the alarm, Dr. Matson came running. She'd been in the control room when the space junk entered their sector and flew past. She peered into the cramped maintenance hole. "Dox! We've been hit by debris! The engines are overheating! The pod's going to blow!" She saw his muscled arm among the machinery, but nothing more of him. He'd wedged himself between the fueling regenerators.

"Get to the escape module!" he shouted back at her. Urgency and determination laced his voice, followed by a few choice muffled words.

"Not without you!" The two of them had come up in this pod, and the two of them were going down.

Dox's arm disappeared, and she saw a bit of bronze fluff appear close to the gray, tiled floor. He'd shapeshifted into his Hybrid form -- part dog, part fox. In his smaller shape, he'd be able to move more easily between the tightly-packed equipment, but his dexterity would be severely limited until he shifted back.

"You can't fix it!"

The pod's alarm blared. "Evacuate. All personnel evacuate. Explosion is imminent." The computerized female voice repeated the message in a loud, continuous monotone.

She heard a pop and sparks flew from a control panel beside her head. "Oh!" She jerked back, raising her arm to protect her face. Before all power failed, she rushed over to a second panel and activated the escape module, which once online operated off an independent power source. "Get out of there, Dox! That's an order!"

Now was not the time for heroics. Damn Hybrids thought they were invincible. The Hybrid Project -- a scientific experiment involving accelerated evolution to create a new species of quasi-humans -- had turned out to be one of mankind's greatest successes. And her greatest frustration since joining the International Pod Program.

The second generation Hybrids were exceptionally arrogant, in her opinion. At least the males. Female scientists in the program had to be excessively strong-willed to handle a male Hybrid match.

The alarm shut off and the unexpected silence threw her off balance. She looked up at the information panels. "Now what?" she whispered. The screens flickered, and she held her breath, expecting the worst.

"Explosion averted," the computerized voice announced. "Engines are stable."

As the readings returned to normal, she released a stress-filled sigh. "Thank goodness." Her relief was so great that she had to work hard to keep her legs from buckling. She'd thought for sure they were dead. She took the escape module offline, not wanting to waste its power in case they needed it later. "Dox?"

Suddenly, he stood in front of her. All six feet of muscled man. His brown hair, with streaks of bronze, looked ruffled and sexy. A smile graced his face, showing his dimples and straight white teeth to perfection. "I knew I could do it." His light brown eyes flashed at her. "That was close."

Her relief turned to frustration. She pointed a finger at him. "You disobeyed a direct order."

"Yeah. And?"

His response struck her speechless. But only for a heartbeat. Then she felt her temper boil. "Damn it, Dox!"

He chuckled and grabbed her around the waist. "Lighten up, Gabriella." He twirled her around until she finally relaxed and smiled. "Everything worked out."

"Okay, okay." She patted his chest. "Put me down." When he lowered her to the ground, sliding her down his muscular body, she felt his cock press against her stomach. Her smile faded. "Geez."

"I can't help it. We barely escaped a disaster. I'm wired." He smacked her ass. "Let's fuck off some energy."

Sex was not a requirement in a Hybrid match, though a nice bonus if matched with someone not only emotionally compatible, but physically compatible as well. "Is that all you ever think about?"

"It's pretty much always in my top three, yeah." He nuzzled her neck.

Her resistance waned as sensation after sensation rippled down her body. "Unfair. You know that makes me tingle all over."

"Yeah, I know," he whispered.

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