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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 jumped ahead again. Still in the cell, a day or two later. The evil alien scientist Dr. Lampergg has unexpectedly sent a new group of prisoners to join the humans already imprisoned with Megan. The newcomers are quite ill from the way they’ve been released from stasis. Harker is a blow hard human prisoner with whom Megan, who’s a medical doctor, has already had one run-in. Punctuation a bit wonky to meet our rules – sorry!
Megan moved, helping another man limp with her toward the center of the room,“I need supplies to treat these people,” she said over her shoulder to the guard, “Please.”
“Dr. Lampergg has sent you an allotment,” The guard gestured and a robo drifted into view, carrying a container Megan hoped was full of the promised medical necessities.
Harker stepped forward, “I’m in charge here, and I’ll take those.”
Mouth open in disbelief, Megan glared at him, “Those are for the people suffering.”
“Might be more useful for those of us who are already recovered,” he said, “Give us extra energy and calories lacking in the junk they’re feeding us. Besides, some of the sick are too far gone anyway.”
Anger burned through her body in a sheet of fire, “And giving them the right energy bar might save them – who the seven hells do you think you are?”
Walt interposed himself, “Lampergg sent the supplies to Megan and he’s the guy in charge – am I right?” he asked the disinterested guard.
“I’m to give them to the one you’ve named as being a doctor,” the Khagrish said, “What you do with the bars after I leave isn’t my concern. I will tell you Dr. Lampergg doesn’t react well to his orders being disregarded.”
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?