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 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.
I’ve jumped ahead to the point where Jadrian is about to leave her in the care of a medic and return to the fight.
“What’s your name?” she whispered despite the soreness in her throat.
“Jadrian, of the Badari – and you?”
“I don’t know.” Her name was the one precious thing she did remember about herself, but she hadn’t given it to the Khagrish, and she wasn’t ready to give it to anyone, not even her rescuer. She put her free hand to her forehead and gave him a truth as a distraction, “They—the Khagrish—did terrible things to me. Everything’s jumbled in my mind.”
He smoothed her hair away from her face, “They did things to a lot of us. It’s okay, I’m sure you’ll remember details soon enough.”
Taura fought not to recoil from his gentle, well intentioned touch, afraid to irritate the person who’d rescued her, “I didn’t let him win. I couldn’t let him win.”
“You survived, that’s proof enough for me how tough you must be,” His voice was an approving caress.
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…