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(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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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 continu…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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Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
It took me a while to realize this, but I am willing to bet the author was inspired by none other than Johnny 5:
Johnny 5
In any way, humanity built an army of practically unstoppable army of cyborgs. One of them, unit X109GI got hit with a nice strong charge of electricity which fried some of his neural pathways and forced his body to create some new ones. The result was the guy became capable of independent thinking. Does this all sound familiar?

The guy called himself Johnny 5 sorry, I mean Joe but did
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
Sophia Triad
I was having a craving for some books with Cyborg trope and this is a series that I haven't read before.
I have to admit that this book is exactly what I needed.
Not a very complicated story. The action is straightforward until a major twist happens in the middle of the book which explains also the book title, i.e. we find out what number C791 means.

The book starts describing a Cyborg revolution that happened when it was decided that all the Cyborgs were no longer useful and they needed to be ext
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
It turns out Cyborgs are as cool today as they were in the 80’s!


This is my first Cyborg book and I really liked it. I didn’t think I would but it turns out Cyborgs are pretty hot. The story was good though a bit unoriginal. The military has a Cyborg program used for super soldiers in space and after a few EMP pulses something happens to the neural implants and the Cyborgs become sentient. So the military decides to decommission them but the Cyborgs revolt under the leadership of self-named C
Sammy Loves Books
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cyborg junkies, Fans of Erotic Sci-Fi
*****4.5Cyberlicious Stars*****


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
Al George

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.
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
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... ...more
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
Jacqueline J
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
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
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an average read. I rate this 3 Somewhat dull & predictable stars.

I listened to the Audible version & really loved the male narrator. Sadly I thought the female narrator had an annoying voice.

I was torn between a 2 & 3 star rating & if it was slightly longer I’d likely go with the lower rating. I’m unlikely to continue the series & am overjoyed the audible version was free to “Romance Package” subscribers.
Tpagirl Loves Romance
C791 was the first book in the Erotic Sci-Fi series Cyborgs: More Than Machines by Eve Langlais. This was my first book by the author.

The author set the stage well for the overall story within the first few pages. The humans created the Cyborgs then tried to destroy them. The war between the humans and the cyborgs will be consistent as the backdrop and foundation for the entire series.

For C791, X109G1 (aka Joe) was a defective cyborg machine. Defective in that he also had some human abilities. C
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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
Joe the cyborg and Chloe...
I read this ages ago and yesterday revisited it with the audio version.
(the readers; Benjamin Claude and Morais Almeida were quite good)
....So I bumped it up a star because I did enjoy it better this time.

The Earth is covertly run by the military under a puppet government. Cyborgs were to be the super soldiers of the future until they accidentally gained sentience. Now they are on the run and Military is determined to wipe them out.
A Cyborg named 'Joe' of all things,
MrsJoseph *grouchy*

So, I want to get this out of the way because I haven't run into a single review that mentions this: RAPE.

What in the ENTIRE FUCK????? I’m so fucking tired of rape/rape trauma in my romances. SO TIRED.

99.99% of the reviews for this book covers the basics: heroine is a MedTech for the military who is supposed to get samples from the hero-cyborg. Hero falls in love and kidnaps her. They have a shitton of sex.

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Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Last book of the summer reading challenge. It was nice to have a group read. That being said, this book was kinda hit and miss. The insta love was hard to stomach. I am nota big sci-fi reader, so I struggled.
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
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
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
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 they
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.
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,
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
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
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
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. ...more
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!

Kari Kaz
3.5 stars
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
C791 was a humorous story, even if it also dealt with some darker themes. As usual, Langlais' sense of humour really got to me. Of course, there was also a lot of hot scenes, and I enjoyed Chloe and Joe very much.
There is a political kind of intrigue, including the human military. And I can't wait to see what will happen in future books in this series - I not only want more, I need more!

COYER summer 2019 Treasure Hunt : Read a book with a number in the title. (It can be written out or numeral) 4
Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi-romance
This book was OK but it's not one I would read again. ...more
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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 al

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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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