Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Hybrid (The Wild Clans Sagas #2) by Christine Murphy

Sara, a hidden Hybrid disguised as a BioGen Monitor, will find an enslaved Justin being experimented on. She will help him gain his freedom and in the process will gain her own. Trust will grow between them and from that trust will blossom a love which will give them the power to escape BioGen.


Published: August 1st, 2015 
Cover Artist: Christine Murphy

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. 


Romance. A word that sparks excitement even before a reader picks up a novel and opens that first page. The emotions in that one word can take you to the highest of high and the lowest of low. Each paragraph can take you on the grandest adventures to the most intense suspense all interwoven within the romance. Within the world of the romance genre there are many sub-genre’s including historical, mythical, science-fiction, fantasy, supernatural, and futurist to name a few. In this particular series – The Wild Clan Sagas – I decided to go with the futuristic genre creating a series of four books. The first was The Source and the next is The Hybrid.

Futuristic romance incorporates aspects of the future within the overall romance content of the book. Futuristic can include anything from a complex social infrastructure to high tech cars and every day gadgets that haven’t been created yet other than in the imagination of the writer. Futuristic can be of the characters themselves where they may have unique appearances like fiery gold eyes or unique abilities such as healing or creating fire. The sub-genre’ of futuristic can be a location where the characters are not on Earth but a whole other planet. This sub-genre’ is unique because the writer can use every bit of creativity without having to stay within the rules of society or a structural restriction. 

In The Wild Clan Sagas (The Source and The Hybrid) I have reached into the future for inspiration. I looked into the future of Earth around 2125 where a powerful influenza strain has wiped out the population and devastated reproduction. The ruling entity is BioGen Technologies in the United Nations of States and their research has saved humanity but severely controlled it. The population is made up of Gens – ruling class, the Nuls – working class, the Sources – rare females kept for their genetic material for creation, and The Companions – the last of the males in society who are owned and purchased for rent for whatever the Gens want. Another society exists outside the old United States up in Canada (now known as The Wilds) and those who populate it are known as The Rogues. Within the Rogues is the Wild Clan - the Wilders family.

The Hybrid is built around the life of Saraphina and Justin. Sara is a hybrid created by BioGen and has remained hidden within BioGen for years simply surviving. She has never been loved because love is forbidden by BioGen. She has the ability to disguise her true image of auburn hair and aquamarine eyes into the mirage of a Nul – plain brown hair, brown eyes as she survives within BioGen as a guard. Sara can also heal others and create fire to fight her enemies. Justin is one of the Wilders and was captured along the border of The Wilds when he was searching for his brother, Nathan. BioGen has trained him as a Companion but ultimately experiments on him in their genetics lab where Sara will discover him.

Thrown together in hopeless circumstances, the fated lovers fight their way free of the enemy’s headquarters. In their bid for freedom they team up with unlikely allies to reach The Wilds and join the fight to save The Rogues and Justin’s family. In one great clash, a great battle will be waged against BioGen. In the midst of the conflict the two incredible lover will do anything to save those they care for. Justin will rejoin his family and give Sara the strength to harness her fiery ability in the final showdown. In the end, only the power of love will prevail and ultimately set everyone free.

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.


Christine Murphy said...

Thanks to Mythical Books for sponsoring me and thanks to all who stop by and visit. I hope you enjoy the post of The Hybrid in The Wild Clan Sagas. Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway.

Christine Murphy

Arf2-D2 said...

What a depressing future - which makes for an interesting setting.