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 – Gemma and Camron have escaped a crashed, burning flyer. Now they’re on the run together and stopped to pick some berries because they’re starving. He’s still under the influence of the Khagrish drug, requiring a direct order before he can move. Last week he rescued her from a poisonous reptile.
He carried her probably a hundred yards away before she remembered she had to order him to stop. Then he set her down, and staggered a bit as he did so. Gemma turned to look behind her and saw a sinuous body slithering back under the bushes.
“Would you tell me to sit?” he asked, voice quieter than usual, “Please.”
“Did it bite you? Seven hells, sit down immediately,” She rose to help him as he sank onto the moss underfoot, “What can I do?” She was wearing a one piece prison jumpsuit but she tried to tear a strip from the hem of the pants leg, “Tourniquet. Maybe we can stop the venom from spreading, keep the nerve damage localized.”
With a visible effort, muscle in his clenched jaw jumping from stress, he touched her arm, “Don’t worry about me. We Badari were bred to be immune to all poisons, venoms and diseases. My body is neutralizing the active ingredients in the venom now and repairing the nerve damage. “
It sounded too good to be true to Gemma, especially as he looked haggard and in pain.
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!