Coping in a post-apocalyptic world, on a planet far from Earth, Pearl is mated with Pak Lin, son of Pak Song, Obsidion's renowned cyborg maker.
Pearl wanted her lust satisfied, and Lin possesses the tools--and the sexbots--to make that happen. But Pearl finds she wants more than sex from the man whose only passion seems to lie in creating ever more realistic sexbots, whose lack of emotion mirrors that of their maker.
Only when Pearl coaxes half forgotten memories from her stoic mate can she awaken emotions Lin has kept under wraps for fear of loving someone--and losing them as he lost his childhood pet and his mother.
Adapted from a novella, Pearl of Passion, first published by Changeling Press.