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. 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. Walt is another human prisoner.)
Punctuation wonky to comply with our guidelines here. Edited a bit from published version.
Mateer and Megan had a chat at the end of a long day in their outdoor enclosure, and she was complaining about bug bites. Mateer goes off on patrol and when he returns much later, in the middle of the night, is informed Megan has become very ill. Walt is a fellow prisoner who’s been a friend to Mateer and Megan. Mateer plans to take Megan to the alien scientist in charge of the lab to have her treated.
This snippet follows directly after last week’s.
“Will he do that for her?” Walt asked.
“He wants a certain concession from me – I’ll make him cure her,” Mateer paused, “Take care of your people. I may not be coming back any time soon.” He debated how much he could say to Walt but, of all the humans other than Megan, this man was the person he trusted most and had found the most in common with. Lowering his voice further, he said, “Be prepared. Things could change drastically in the next few days.”
Eyes narrowed, Walt displayed no surprise and asked no awkward questions, “Message understood – I’ll be ready.” He looked at Megan, limp in Mateer’s arms, “You better get going.”
Without another word, Mateer broke into a steady, efficient run, heading toward the lab, guided by the moonlight and his own unerring sense of direction. As he sprinted, he prayed to the Great Mother to grant him the chance to obtain help for Megan.
Not many more excerpts from MATEER coming as I got JADRIAN back from the editor and will release it in about ten days…
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?