Taking excerpts from CAMRON, one of my recent scifi romance releases…(BADARI WARRIOR’S BABY is actually the most recent).
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 – Inside a crashed, burning alien flyer – Camron has told Gemma he can only move under a direct order to do so. She wants to see if she can help the alien pilot and the scientist in the cockpit, who were holding them as prisoners to be experimented on. Camron, as a Badari, has nothing but hatred for the Khagrish. Gemma is responding to what she believes is her duty as a doctor. The pilot is dead, the scientist is trapped and begs them to kill her. ‘820’ is Camron’s designation in the Khagrish system.
“We’ve got to go,” yelled the man from behind Gemma.
Exerting unbelievable strength under the circumstances, Yunnivannx lifted her head from the blood splattered cushion, “He’s alive? Of course he is, nothing kills those cursed animals.” She raised her voice and screamed, “820, I command you to get in here and give me a merciful death. I’ve seen you beasts kill before, I know you can do it.” Moaning, rolling her head from side to side on the ruptured cushion, she said, “I refuse to burn to death.” Tears dripped from her eyes.
Next thing Gemma knew, she was gently moved aside and the man took her place, reaching into the compartment with his large hands. Gemma blinked at the sight of knifelike black talons extending from the former prisoner’s fingers. She shuddered, supposing he planned to slash the scientist’s throat in order to carry out her macabre but understandable request given the circumstances.
Gemma couldn’t find it in her heart to feel anything but a faint sorrow for the Khagrish, remembering the depraved nature of her deeds at the lab.
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!