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Now taking excerpts from LANDON: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL, which was released on Jan 31st.
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 series: 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, continuing on from where I stopped last week where Mandy was asking a group of fellow prisoners to delay their departure so she could get her strength back:
He was shaking his head, exchanging grim looks with the others, “No can do. Unless they’re all dead all over the planet, the bastards will send someone to check on this lab, see why it went silent. We’re not going to be here when the reinforcements arrive, not taking the chance. I like my odds out there, in the forest a hell of a lot better, especially armed with this,” He tapped his finger on the pulse gun at his hip, “All right then, I wish you well, but we’re leaving.”
He stepped over the threshold, broke into a trot and moved east, the others filing past Mandy silently, not meeting her eyes, she noticed, and set out after their leader. She watched them go, sipping her water and savoring the liquid sliding down her parched throat.
“I suppose he’s right, I ought not to linger either,” she said out loud, wanting to hear a voice, even her own. Resolutely she pivoted and strode to the guard console. The vids were active and she scanned them, checking to see if anyone else was still imprisoned or if there were any Khagrish alive. The feeds flickered past fairly rapidly before repeating their cycle and she was on the third viewing before she could verify what she thought she’d seen—a person strapped to a table in the medlab.
The blurb: When unexpected circumstances give her a chance to escape from an alien scientist’s lab after she’s been tortured, Mandy Rennegar knew she should run for the hills with the other prisoners. There’s one more special captive who hasn’t been freed, however, and she decides to risk everything to help him. Mandy’s not leaving anyone behind.
Captured by the enemy on a scouting trip, Landon of the Badari has been pushed beyond his limits of sanity and strength by the Khagrish experiments and waits to die…until the human woman sets him free and takes him into the wilderness with her on a desperate trek to freedom. If he could only regain his memory, he’s sure there’s a sanctuary on the planet where his people could help them both.
As Mandy and Landon flee the pursuing Khagrish new challenges arise, including secrets from the past which could destroy the growing attraction between them. Difficult choices have to be made, putting Mandy’s life at risk and Landon discovers the Khagrish have left a lasting mark on his mind.
Will they reach the Badari sanctuary in time? Can their love survive Mandy’s revelations? Will the Alpha of the Badari give them a chance to be together or will he allow her to die when Landon risks everything to save his fated mate?
You’ll find the rest of the series at all major ebook sellers too: