I’m taking snippets from my newly released scifi romance CAMRON: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the 8th book in the award winning series.
(Badari Warrior’s Baby – a Megan and Mateer novella just released and is uploading at the ebook sites. See cover, blurb and buy links below. )
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!)
Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.
If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:
Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens.
The excerpt – skipping ahead a tiny bit, Gemma and other human prisoners are waiting outside the lab for transport to a new location.
Watching the building behind them, she stiffened as one of the arrogant upper caste scientists swaggered outside. Dr. Yunnivannx had arrived about a week ago and taken quite a few of the humans away to the labs. She was tall for a Khagrish with a mane of bright red hair projecting above her head in their preferred spiky style.
If she’d been selected for something involving Yunnivannx, the future was probably bleak indeed.
The scientist was with another female scientist, who had a more subdued arc of hair on her head, pink dappled with red, and two lab techs, males of low caste. Like a queen with her fawning entourage in tow, the scientist walked over to stand near Gemma’s ragtag assembly.
We must be waiting for the same thing. She shifted uneasily and searched the bright sky, thinking she heard flyer engines.
“Where’s your pet?” the lower ranked scientist asked Yunnivannx, “Isn’t he going with you?”
“Oh yes, indeed, he’s never getting far away from me again,” Laughing, she pulled out a feelgood stick, allowed a lab tech to light it then placed it between her lips, “I like it so much better nowadays, with the program ended and anyone who can get their hands on a rogue is free to do as they please with them.”
Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.
She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.
The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.
Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.
There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?
Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?
New to my award winning Badari Warriors series? There’s a box set of the first 3 books!
There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!
The blurb for Badari Warrior’s Baby: Dr. Megan Garrison, mate to the Badari Warrior pack’s senior enforcer Mateer, is perilously close to the due date of their baby when she’s kidnapped by human malcontents in Sanctuary Valley. The kidnappers threaten to harm her and intend to ransom the half human-half Badari child to the evil Khagrish scientists in return for their own lives.
Mateer and his fellow Badari launch a desperate effort to save his mate and child but the situation is made more complicated as Megan goes into labor. Can they rescue her in time to save mother and child?
A 25K word novella…