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Sharing now from my newest scifi romance Mateer (A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel): Sectors New Allies Series Book 2. Yup, a mouthful LOL!
I’ve moved ahead again. The humans have been placed in the Preserve, a huge outside area of the lab, to fend for themselves for a time. Megan saved the injured and unconscious Mateer from execution by insisting the humans carry him with them. Apparently pleased by her reaction, the alien scientist Dr. Lampergg gave her an antigrav litter to transport Mateer. Now the humans are marching somewhat aimlessly to find shelter. Walt is a human who’s helped Megan before during this captivity. Punctuation a bit wonky to meet our rules – sorry! Slight differences from the published version, to fit the rules here.
Walt peeled away from the column and circled back to her.
“Are you going to lecture me about my foolish choices too?” she asked, pushing her hair off her face. The day was warming rapidly as the sun approached its zenith. Her throat was parched and she had so many worries her mind was buzzing, “Or how to play mind games with Lampergg?”
“Not at all,” He fell into step beside her, “Rescuing their other prisoner was a brilliant move.”
“Why?” she asked,“Because it made Lampergg happy I did what he obviously wanted?”
“Because this man knows a lot more than we do. Clearly, he and the Khagrish have a past relationship so if he regains consciousness and if he’s willing to talk to us, we might glean a few facts we can use.” Walt glanced at the people ahead of them, “I’m not too sure you want to share anything you might learn from your patient with the entire group.”
“Only with you?” she said drily.
Megan Garrison, a doctor at the Sectors Amarcae 7 colony, goes to sleep one night as usual only to wake up in her nightgown, strapped to a table in an alien lab, destined to be the subject of terrifying experiments. Granted a brief reprieve, Megan and the other kidnapped humans are released in the middle of a forestlike enclosure on this unknown world and told to survive as best they can for now.
Her only hope is Mateer, the genetically engineered alien warrior imprisoned with the humans. He knows more than he’s sharing about this planet, their captors and the fate of other humans, including perhaps her own sisters. Turns out everyone from her colony has been kidnapped by the Khagrish, a ruthless race of alien scientists. Working for enemies of the human-led Sectors, the Khagrish have created the Badari to be super soldiers.
Mateer, a tough Badari enforcer, now a rebel, is captured while infiltrating the lab to help his pack bring it down. He’s also been ordered by his leaders to search for Megan and save her life at all costs. Tortured by the enemy, he’s offered one chance at survival – convince Megan to become his mate and assist the Khagrish with further experiments.
As the situation at the lab grows worse, Megan struggles against her deep attraction to Mateer, while she does her best to shield the other humans from the terrible Khagrish experiments. For his part, Mateer knows she really is his fated mate and despairs of being able to keep her safe, as the rebel attack is delayed and she fights the truth of their bond.
Will they be able to work together to defeat Khagrish plans and preserve human lives until the promised rescue happens? And what of their future together – will Megan accept Mateer as her true mate, or walk away if she’s freed?