Welcome to my weekly excerpt from DARIK, my best selling new scifi romance action adventure novel!
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Sharing now from my newest, just released scifi romance Darik (A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel): Sectors New Allies Series Book 4.
Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.
Last week we left Darik and Nicolle staring across a force barrier at each other. She’s inside. He’s outside and refused to rescue her in the last excerpt. The floating orb is an alien Artificial Intelligence named MARL12, assigned to Darik for this expedition. More of MARL12 later…
“We must retreat,” said his metallic companion in a warbling birdlike voice, moving side to side as if nervous, “The other humans approach and we must not be detected.”
“I have to go,” the man said, slinging the pulse rifle over his shoulder, “Promise not to mention me to anyone. I’ll see what I can do about calling in a rescue, but it’s complicated. The Khagrish can’t know I’m here, so you can’t even tell the other prisoners. Not all humans can be trusted.”
She ignored his slur on humans’ integrity, “I swear not to talk about you, but please, please help us. These aliens conduct experiments—”
“I know all about what the Khagrish do.” He seemed reluctant to abandon her, taking two steps in the direction his metal companion had gone but then turning to face her.
Hoping knowing her name might make her plight more difficult for him to ignore, she said, “I’m Nicolle, by the way.”
Nicolle James is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped by alien scientists to be the subject of horrifying experiments. Her only hope might be a mysterious soldier she’d glimpsed outside the laboratory fence. She’d managed to sneak a few words of conversation with him when her captors weren’t watching but now the aliens were taking her inside the lab to begin the experiments.
Darik, a warrior of the genetically engineered Badari pack, is on a solo recon mission to check out a mysterious new lab high in the mountains. His orders are strict – do not engage. But when he has a chance meeting with the woman who might be his mate, he vows not to abandon her, orders or no orders.
Can he get inside an underground lab, find Nicolle and rescue her without getting captured himself? And when he learns the lab’s deadly secrets, can he get word to his pack about the new dangers?
Because the ruthless alien scientist running the experiments wants to get her hands on him too and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.