Taking excerpts from CAMRON, one of my recent scifi romance releases…(BADARI WARRIOR’S BABY is actually the most recent). I’ll probably switch to REEDE next week, because it should be released by then.
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 and were briefly on the run together. Skipping ahead, after the Khagrish have recaptured the pair, the alien in charge outlines his plans for them.
“The two of you have no way to know this, but I’m an avid hunter. Back on the home world, my domicile is full of trophies, rare beasts taken from many worlds where I’ve served,” He pointed at Camron, “But I’ve never hunted one of you animals, nor a human, so we’re all in for a very interesting time.”
“Leave her out of this,” Camron said urgently, “Hunt me at your peril—I’m a soldier, I’ll gladly take you on, but don’t include the woman.”
“Protective of the female, eh?” Parryfilmunn grinned unpleasantly, “All the more reason to send her out into the range with you.”
Camron lunged at him, but the guards swarmed him before he got close. Gemma flinched in sympathy – how much punishment could Camron take? “Stop it! I’ll gladly go with him and your head will be the trophy, not ours.”
The listening scientist left her chair and stepped closer to Camron, voice raised in protest, “He’s much too valuable to be wasted in a meaningless hunt.” Looking down her nose at Gemma, she made a casual hand gesture as if to shoo her away. “Take the human, we have more than enough of them, but the male is one of a dwindling population.”
And the hunt is on…..the Khagrish have no redeeming virtues, by the way.
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!