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C791 (Cyborgs: More Than Machines #1)

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Machines aren’t supposed to feel, but this cyborg can’t help falling in love.

Assigned as a specimen collector for a captured cyborg, Chloe is intrigued by the machine disguised as a man. Kidnapped during his daring escape, he shows her that despite the chip in his brain, his humanity is not completely lost.

Formerly known as unit X109GI, Joe is on a quest to discover his or
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ebook, 161 pages
Published February 21st 2012 (first published February 12th 2012)
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Paraphrodite I have just read the first one C791 and it gave a bit of history as a prologue. I think it might be better to read them in order as there is a…moreI have just read the first one C791 and it gave a bit of history as a prologue. I think it might be better to read them in order as there is a continuing thread. But I think each book will deal with a different couple and there will be enough explanation that you probably don't need to read them in order. (less)

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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I wouldn't really want to be abducted, but just in case it happens, these are the options I would chose:

(A) Sexy shifter who senses I am his mate and uses everything in his sexual repertoire to convince me I am his soul mate

(B) Gorgeous Alien who needs me to help repopulate his planet as women as scarce and we are genetically compatible. I am not a fussy girl so his skin can be blue, green, purple etc, but there can be no puss nodules or anything, but I will allow a double penis, I am generous t
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Sammy Loves Books
*****4.5Cyberlicious Stars*****

makeout

X109GI was one of many Cyborgs created by the government. They were born human, but are now altered with nanobots allowing them to regenerate and heal. Their bone structures are covered in metal and their thinking is overridden by a BCI computer board wired to their brains. But that was before their brains started to override their programming. Cyborg X109GI renamed himself Joe once he was free of the government.

Joe is now a free thinking cyborg and he is has the
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Ally
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
terminator

Look, you just don't go pissing off a cyborg. He'll blow your ass up.

exploding spaceship

This was a fine read. Nothing great, nothing bad - ish. Boring in places, but whaddya expect? I mean seriously? Nice diversion after crap reads.
Ollie
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! This book had everything that you are looking for in a story that will keep you glued to the pages: suspense, mystery, action, emotional content that will have your heart aching and a gorgeous, hunky hero that will have you wishing you were the one getting his special treatment.

Oh where to begin! Lets start in the beginning with X109GI or I should say Joe because despite what the military wants people to believe, and for Joe and his comrades to believe abo
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CaroleDee
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
*Sigh* Where is my cyborg?

I absolutely adored this story. I've been in a bit of a book slump again lately. I've read a few that I liked, but not LOVED. Well, C791 gave me just what I was looking for; A gorgeous misunderstood guy, and a heroine who deserves love after having a hard life. Usually in erotic romance you don't get much story, but I was delighted to find the characters and setting well developed in this one. Eve Langlais is well known for her ability to write hot love scenes and did
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This was a fun, quick paranormal read. I'm a sucker for the whole alien/Cyborg trope and this one didn't disappoint. Already downloading the next one...
Jacqueline
This story had pretty good potential. I love sci fi romance and cyborg stories are some of my favorites of this genre. However, I felt that the world building here lacked something. Also there were too many sex scenes and not enough story. The book was really good when the action was going on. There were just large parts where the author said words to the effect: 'they spent long hours talking and she taught him stuff to help him pass as human.' I would rather have read those scenes instead of t ...more
AH
Free download from www.allromance.com 5/4/12 (no longer free....)

3.5 stars - Cyborg smexy times!

Take a moment and admire that book cover. Mmmmm…. I’ve got to hand it to Eve Langlais. She takes a cyborg man (and here I was picturing Data from Star Trek) and makes him into a sex machine. Cyborg sex! Can you imagine? He can keep going and going…..

X109GI or Joe for short is a cyborg who was once a man. After being exposed to an electro-magnetic pulse, his programming changed and he was able to thin
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Chloe has taken an assignment that promises a large payout, but it also comes with the risk of death. The military has captured one of the rebel cyborgs. They want to study him. The military is looking for a more efficient method of destroying what they once controlled as their super soldiers. Chloe just wants the pay. She is desperate. The moment she enters his cage she is intrigued by him. He is nothing like the rumors she has heard of the cyborgs.

Joe is not the captive that the military assu
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Jonel Boyko
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wildly imaginative & intensely hot. Langlais easily and seamlessly combines science fiction with an erotic relationship full of chemistry to create a one of a kind whole that will keep you hooked. The suspense throughout underlined everything that happened while the twists and turns in the plot kept me on my toes.

Langlais delves into the concept of cyborgs well, allowing readers to discover what is expected and what is possible. I loved how we not only find out where they came from and how
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Victoria
3.5 RATING- This is my first cyborg and I'm not really sure how to rate this one =) Defintely reading from my freebie pile is exposing me to new and different things! While I don't want to read sci-fi romances all the time, this was different and enjoyable (in a guilty pleasure sort of way). Overall, glad I finally read this one. I'd actually read the second book in the series if I could borrow it or pick it up free.
Dina
Too much sex - not that there's anything wrong with that - paired with too many plot holes didn't make this a good read to me.

I know it isn't fair to compare, but what the heck: I liked Laurann Dohner's Cyborg Seduction series much better.
Jen
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing

AWESOME story! Loved that ending! Gives it the possibility of a couple more stories for this series :) I don't think I could get tired of reading about these guys .. especially Seth :)

Fun story! The beginning gets a little complicated with Cyborg getting the command to destroy ALL Cyborgs. At first X109GI couldn't comprehend why .. but being a Cyborg, he knew he shouldn't have to understand.

Cyborgs were machines, Robots. Tools for human use. They might have started as flawed or damaged humans,
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Kelly
Sexy sci-fi is my crack. I am irrationally obsessed with finding more of it and when I come across the good stuff I end up craving it even worse than I was before. That's the case here. I don't know what sort of magic ore dust Eve Langlais sprinkles on her characters but I like it!

Things I liked so much it's ridiculous: Joe. I'm a sucker for stories that start out with the big, strong hero being held prisoner (not broken by his imprisonment, mind you, but having an awesome physical and mental pr
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Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Man, this book has qualities I wish Cinder had. Not that Cinder was bad, I just found it difficult to fully understand what it meant to be cyborg just from Cinder's (likely abnormal) experiences. Not so here. You see I'm fairly new to the concept so I needed it spelled out for me. I get it now. The idea of cyborgs is an intriguing one with many areas to debate and explore. The history and creation of Langlais's half man, half machines struggling to recover their human sides were interesting. I'm ...more
Chappy
Wonderful and sexy as hell. The chemistry between Joe and Chloe is NUCLEAR; although it happens kinda fast. What...a little insta-love never hurt anyone. There is a great twist in this story that I did not see coming at all and it made the book even better. If you like Laurann Dohner and Evangeline Anderson, you will love this series.
Thanks Eve!!!
~ Cariad ~
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A solid 4 stars

My first foray into cyborg erotica - recommended by my good gr friend Sammy!

Not an erotica sub-genre that would be my first port of call when choosing a book but,
I'd finish this series - it was well written, well thought out AND HOT!!

Great twist near the end too - I didn't see that coming!

PJ
Pretty good story. I'll most likely read another in this series. The twist wasn't too surprising, but it was well-described and choked me up a bit.
Kari
3.5 stars
Becky Lynn
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing read! Loved it!
Bonnie
Mar 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Oh my dear blorb, you guys. I was so conflicted on how to rate this book. I mean, I enjoyed it immensely. I had so much fun reading it, I'm practically forcing my husband to read it, though I know he doesn't share my affinity for all things terrible. But seriously, this book is terrible.

There were a few problems I had with the book. First off, all the info-dumping. Let the story clue me in instead of stopping the plot to give me all this background info or have horribly stilted dialogue between
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Addicted to Books
1 Star for imagination and not for writing or the storyline.

I liked the author's imagination and how she built a nice science fiction idea into the romance novel. I love reading a good science fiction romance.

But this did not do it for me as I could not connect with the characters emotionally. I forced myself to finish.

The first chapter was good. It perhaps might reflect our current news of mass murder without a second thought by Uncle Sam in the various countries.

So the cyborgs are humans en
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Coyora Dokusho
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: robolove
Read 2 times

October 12, 2014

Despite reading pretty much the exact same freaking story... ALMOST EXACTLY!! I still really liked it. But yeah, same story, same cyborgs, same plot (plus or minus some twists) I can't remember if I liked this or the other one better, but I did really like this one (SLEEP DEPRIVATION!!!) and I chose it to read BEFORE MY BELOVED, BELOVED JOHN RINGO E-ARC SOMETHING-OR-OTHER-THAT-I-ALSO-CAN'T-REMEMBER-THE-NAME-OF. You know what it was better than? Box Trolls. I watched t
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Kimberly
I actually abandoned this book a few months ago because I couldn't get past the awful info dumps in the Prologue (check out The "As you know, Bob ..." Info Dump section for an example of what I mean).

I decided to give it another go yesterday and I think I'm glad I did. I was still a little annoyed with the unecessary explanations - everything was spelled out and I was getting impatient with reading what I already surmised the sentence or two before - but this improved once past the first couple
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Genney Blass
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed this book. Joe and Chloe how cute there were. Even though I was a little confuse in the beginning, because I felt I was reading a manual of some kind. Then finally it started to get better when each chapter pass. Joe knew he wanted Chloe the moment he saw her. But dayum, the war between Cyborgs and the human. That general I would do the same way that Chloe did to him. Oh Seth, he was so cute and funny; love the part of the Wizard of OZ re-enactment how funny was that. Solace was ...more
Carolyn F.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable book - loved the cyborg/sci-fi element.

Chloe is a lab assistant that's been hired to get samples from a captured cyborg. The cyborgs became aware and the military wanted them destroyed. They rebelled and now they finally have one in their evil clutches (AH-AHHH-AHH sinister laugh). Joe (a name he chose) is attracted to Chloe. He hasn't been around human women and he likes what he sees and feels. When he escapes, he takes her with him and finds out all kinds of horrible stuff. I love t
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Fabi
Great start to a sci-fi rom series. I'm always fascinated by cyborg stories. This one kicks off with a group of cyborgs that break off from their human masters to avoid being terminated. War ensues. The cyborgs cannot procreate so they are looking for the secrets of their creation. It is a romance so of course there is a heroine involved. She is actually a damsel in distress and even though that may sound a little corny, it doesn't come me across that way. It is quite impactful even with the plo ...more
Goodreads1
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was a boring story with boring characters. They did nothing interesting at all. All they did was have sex. Too much sex!
I can't think of anything that was even likeable about the Hero and Heroine. She was a short, chubby chick (don't get mad at me, the storyteller made it abundantly clear that she was short and chubby) that would have sex with, I guess anyone, because I don't really know why she liked Joe to begin with. And he was a cyborg.
That's it. Sorry, I just told you the whole story
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Michelle
Let me start by saying I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, I don't think I've ever read a Cyborg book before, certainly not a Cyborg erotica. Once I started reading though I was hooked! I read it straight through, it's such an interesting world and a fresh idea. I think the fact that the Cyborgs began as humans who were experimented on helped me invest in the characters and the story. Chloe, the heroine goes through so much you can't help but feel for her and root for her to come out on ...more
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
3.75 Stars. A good, hot at times, tender scifi read. I liked it. Buddy read with Carrie, can't wait to see what she thinks about these Cyborgs who overcame their programming and saved themselves. They have their own planet, which reminds me much of Laurann Dohner Cyborg seduction series, which I liked a bit better. But still a good read.
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Hello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens .

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to ali
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“My poor, confused cyborg. I shouldn’t tease you like that. I belong to you, Joe. You and only you. I want no other.” A knot of tension eased inside him, and an exultant joy took its place. With no words to express himself, or at least not words he dared say aloud, he did the only thing he knew to show her how he felt.” 1 likes
“You’re crying for me?” He caught her hand and kissed the palm. “I love you, little one. I might not understand how to romance you, or convince you of this truth, but I feel it. It is the most uncomfortable sensation and, at the same time, the most glorious.” 0 likes
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