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!)
Sharing now from my newly released scifi romance Mateer (A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel): Sectors New Allies Series Book 2. Yup, a mouthful LOL!
I’ve skipped ahead a bit and now we’re meeting Mateer himself. I tried to find a more upbeat excerpt for a change of pace since the previous ones have been on the grim side, with Megan waking up as a prisoner in the aliens’ lab. Mateer will soon be going on a mission to the lab where Megan is being held and they’ll meet for the first time, but for now he’s enjoying a bit of peace. His strictly platonic companion today happens to be Megan’s twin, who was rescued in the first book.
A little creative editing and punctuation have been done to fit our rules.
“And that’s how you clean a fish,” Mateer finished his training session, showing off the filets he’d made from the good-sized fish he’d caught earlier.
The cadets crowded him, clamoring to try their own crude poles and nets.
“All right, try not to fall in, although I’m sure all of you swim better than I do.” With a wave of her hand, his companion for this outdoor lesson today, Lily Garrison, the lead teacher, dismissed the excited youngsters.
As Mateer watched the enthusiastic cadets move to their own fishing holes and likely spots along the lake’s edge, he reflected how astonishingly different life had become for his people, now living in this secluded and peaceful sanctuary valley. Only a few weeks removed from captivity, the youngsters were blooming, freed of the threat of being experimented on by the heartless Khagrish scientists. The transition was more of a challenge for the older soldiers, like himself, who’d grown to maturity under the harsh rule of their alien creators.
Megan Garrison, a doctor at the Sectors Amarcae 7 colony, goes to sleep one night as usual only to wake up in her nightgown, strapped to a table in an alien lab, destined to be the subject of terrifying experiments. Granted a brief reprieve, Megan and the other kidnapped humans are released in the middle of a forestlike enclosure on this unknown world and told to survive as best they can for now.
Her only hope is Mateer, the genetically engineered alien warrior imprisoned with the humans. He knows more than he’s sharing about this planet, their captors and the fate of other humans, including perhaps her own sisters. Turns out everyone from her colony has been kidnapped by the Khagrish, a ruthless race of alien scientists. Working for enemies of the human-led Sectors, the Khagrish have created the Badari to be super soldiers.
Mateer, a tough Badari enforcer, now a rebel, is captured while infiltrating the lab to help his pack bring it down. He’s also been ordered by his leaders to search for Megan and save her life at all costs. Tortured by the enemy, he’s offered one chance at survival – convince Megan to become his mate and assist the Khagrish with further experiments.
As the situation at the lab grows worse, Megan struggles against her deep attraction to Mateer, while she does her best to shield the other humans from the terrible Khagrish experiments. For his part, Mateer knows she really is his fated mate and despairs of being able to keep her safe, as the rebel attack is delayed and she fights the truth of their bond.
Will they be able to work together to defeat Khagrish plans and preserve human lives until the promised rescue happens? And what of their future together – will Megan accept Mateer as her true mate, or walk away if she’s freed?