Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)
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, to when Mateer first wakes up, outside in the Preserve, where the humans have been placed to fend for themselves for a time. Megan saved the injured and unconscious Mateer from execution by insisting the humans carry him with them. Before he woke up the aliens referred to him in her hearing as ‘802’. All the prisoners are forced to wear a neurocontroller bracelet. Punctuation a bit wonky to meet our rules – sorry! Slight differences from the published version, to fit the rules here.
“So you are from this planet? How did the Khagrish capture you then?” She stopped, “Please, you must have more of a name than ‘802’. I’d like to know what it is and how you came to speak Basic.”
A visceral anger roiled his gut at the hated numerical designation, and he glared at the damn sensor bracelet. He’d sworn never to be put back into bondage, and now here he was. “Mateer.” His voice was more of an intimidating growl than a properly conversational tone, but he couldn’t bear to hear Megan refer to him by his serial number.
“Your name is Mateer?” She gave him a fleeting smile, “I have so many questions, and I know you must as well.” Leaning toward him and lowering her voice, she said, “Where did you meet my sister? Is she—is she alive?”
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?