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 newest scifi romance Mateer (A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel): Sectors New Allies Series Book 2. Yup, a mouthful LOL!
This excerpt follows directly from last week’s.
The Khagrish are the evil alien scientists holding kidnapped human prisoners for experimentation. Dr. Lampergg is the head of the lab. Mateer is a bioengineeered warrior created by the Khagrish.
Punctuation a bit wonky to meet our rules – sorry! Slight differences from the published version, to fit the rules here.
Mateer is speaking.
“Why are we in the Preserve?” he asked, wanting to assess the situation before he gave anything away,“Why am I with the humans – what did Lampergg say?”
“It’s rude not to answer any of my questions and keep demanding your own answers. I want to know what happened to my sisters and I want to know the facts now,” Megan studied him with more than medical interest. Even with his forehead wrinkled in a frown, he was a compelling man and she knew she had no hope of forcing him to tell her anything. She had to get to the root of his reluctance and provide reassurance so he’d open up, “Are you afraid I’ll repeat whatever you tell me to the Khagrish?”
He shook his head, “No, although they might try to torture the information out of you.”
She jerked back, hand to her chest as if she’d been hit by a blaster bolt. She had no doubt he was correct about the danger but the idea he might withhold information about her sisters from her was infuriating. “You might as well tell me then because, if our captors are so ruthless, they won’t believe you didn’t confide anything to me, and I’ll be tortured for nothing – want my fate on your conscience?”
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?
I just sent book #3 JADRIAN to the Editor this week!