Releasing Rage

Thank you, Pauline, for asking this question. I love this feature on your blog and am thrilled to share my why.

Why did I write Releasing Rage?

First and foremost, I LOVE cyborg romances. The constant internal conflict in cyborg heroes between man and machine, between emotion and logic, between free will and following commands, is fascinating.

I knew I’d write a cyborg romance eventually but, at first, there wasn’t a rush. Laurann Dohner, Eve Langlais and Mina Carter had wonderful cyborg series and I was busy writing about aliens, clones and androids.

Then all three of these terrific writers took breaks from their cyborg series. I didn’t have my cyborg romance hit. What is a writer to do?

Write her own stories!

Being a cyborg romance lover, I wished to bring something new and exciting to that niche. I wanted to explore why cyborgs, beings manufactured to be the perfect soldiers, would rebel against their creators. I also wanted to show how cyborgs are manufactured. Yes, I wanted to talk about cyborg babies.

Current innovations like 3D printers and cloning gave me possible theories on cyborg manufacturing. (I don’t go into depth about this in my stories. For more detailed explanations, please see the FAQs on my website. – ) The explanation for the cyborg rebellion was darker. Serious things had to happen for perfect soldiers to fight back.

Since I was going dark (my previous 18 SciFi romances were lighter in tone), I decided to incorporate other topics like sexism in the future. Recent events (including #GamerGate and a female-disrespecting Nobel Prize winner) cause me to believe that sexism won’t ever go away. I was angry about that. I’m still angry. And this fierce emotion poured onto the page.

I wrote Releasing Rage primarily for me. I’d already pitched the idea to my agent and she relayed that there would be little publisher interest in it. But when I finished the story, I knew it was special, one of those rare gifts a writer receives. I realized that I had to share it with reading buddies.


About Releasing Rage

Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.

Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals–kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.

Until he meets Joan.

Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal–survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.

When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?

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About Cynthia Sax

USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.

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Many thanks for stopping by and sharing your story, Cynthia! I love getting this peek behind the curtain of the author writing process. So dear readers, have you ever written the book you wanted to write? Or felt the hole, the lack of books in your favorite genre? (If you have, do share! Maybe someone will write it for you!)

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4 thoughts on “Why She Wrote RELEASING RAGE

  • November 4, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you for the insight, Cynthia! GamerGate made me a little more optimistic about sexism because it is now acknowledged that there are some toxic masculinity issues that have been around for a while. We’ve managed to shine a light under the bush and scare the ants out. The ants may be fiery and bite hard and if you’re allergic to ants you’re doomed, but nobody is denying they exist anymore. I’d grown tired of people assuming that North American culture is post-sexism. The acknowledgement that there’s work to do is wider now, and we need that in order to go forward.

    I want more cyberpunk romance! Since I can’t find much, I’m writing some for myself.

    • November 5, 2015 at 7:35 am

      YES! The first step to solving a problem is acknowledging we have a problem. We’ve been fighting the good fight in business (the world I come from) for… well… before I was born. One of the reasons I continue to blog daily in the business space, even with my hectic writing schedule, is because there are (still) so few female business bloggers.

      I totally agree that there aren’t enough great cyberpunk romances. I’m so excited that you’re writing some, Eileen! (big happy hugs)
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