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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. The humans are living in the nature preserve attached to the alien lab. Mateer has recovered and is helping them survive.
(The Khagrish are the evil alien scientists holding kidnapped human prisoners for experimentation. Dr. Lampergg is the head of the lab. Mateer is a bioengineeered warrior created by the Khagrish.)
Punctuation wonky to comply with our guidelines here. Edited a bit from published version.
Mateer and Megan have a chat at the end of a long day. Mateer speaks first.
“What did you do with your day?”
“Checked on my two patients, which is about all I can do out here in the wilderness. After I did my so-called rounds, I picked berries. And swatted insects. There are a few varieties which regard human blood as a delicious new treat – see?” She extended her arm and he saw a scattering of tiny red bumps, “Know anything local to stop the itching?”
“We Badari don’t have this problem,” He wracked his brain for anything a healer like Timtur might suggest, “There’s a special mud soothing to the skin. One of our warriors had a problem after getting a certain plant’s pollen on his body and now I recall the mud helped him – I can go get you some.”
She put her hand on his arm, “It’s too late in the day now. Don’t worry about it. – I can cope. But thank you for the thought. Maybe tomorrow if the bites are still bothering me, we can go find this mud together.”
VS Note: Things are going to go badly from here…
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?