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Sharing now from my newest scifi romance Jadrian (A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel): Sectors New Allies Series Book 3.
Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.
The excerpt – Jadrian is answering the question from last week, “Where did you find her?” as he carries Taura to safety:
“In the burning cell block, only one there. She’s in pretty bad shape,” His voice was deep, his arms around her comforting.
She leaned her head against his broad chest, clutching his arm, until a spasm of coughing shook her, “I can’t breathe.”
“I’ll get you to the medic, hang on. Take small breaths and hold them, in and then out,” He quickened his pace.
As he ran with her, dodging into cover on occasion as weapons fired, Taura tried not to give into her overwhelming relief at being out of the prison yet. Too soon to allow the tears of joy to fall. For all she knew, these soldiers could be an even worse group to have fallen in with. The men certainly weren’t human and their motives for rescuing her could be just as bad as the Khagrish intentions had been. She was afraid to trust the hope trying to take root in her mind.
Taura Dancer has been pushed to her limits by alien torturers known as the Khagrish and is ready to die when suddenly the lab where she’s held as a prisoner is taken down by an armed force of soldiers.
The man who rescues her from a burning cell block is Jadrian of the Badari, a genetically engineered alien warrior with as many reasons to hate the Khagrish as Taura has. This set of shared past experiences and the circumstances of her rescue create an unusual bond between them.
Safe in the hidden base where Jadrian and his pack take her, Taura struggles to regain her lost memories and overcome constant flashbacks during which she lashes out at all who come near. Only Jadrian can recall her from the abyss of her visions and hallucinations.
As the war against the Khagrish continues, it becomes increasingly critical to find out who she really is and how she can help in the fight. Until she can control her terrors and trust her own impulses, Taura’s too afraid to pursue the promise of happiness a life with Jadrian as her mate might offer.
When he’s captured by the dreaded enemy, will she step forward to help save him, or will she remain a prisoner of her past?
Book 1 of the series is on sale for $.99 at the moment:
Kidnapped by alien scientists, Jill’s only hope is AYDARR, the genetically engineered warrior who’s claimed her as his mate…