Welcome to my weekly excerpt from Darik (A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel): Sectors New Allies Series Book 4, my best selling new scifi romance action adventure novel!
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Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.
I can’t share too much more from DARIK without getting into serious spoilers. At the basically the same time Nicolle is in a cell dealing with mysterious pink sparkly vapor (which yeah, ok is NOT alien air freshener), Darik is sneaking into the complex to try to help her. Although his snarky AI companion thinks they’re on another mission, merely gathering data…they’re in a dark stairwell.
“Locked?” MARL12 asked in a hushed voice. The smoky blue light stabbed out from his center and played over the door while Darik did a rapid visual recon up and down the staircase.
Anyone in the stairwell would notice the glow of the alien AI’s scan. This would be a bad time for a Khagrish to decide to exercise by taking the stairs. “Well?”
MARL12 floated away from the door and into the void between the stair sections, “We don’t want to enter the area.”
“What? Wait, why not?” Darik descended the interminable stairs rapidly, keeping pace with his companion.
“Readouts indicate the door has been welded shut, the entire area beyond appears to have been burned out in an unknown fashion, and there’s a stack of burnt corpses piled against the portal as if the Khagrish were attempting to claw their way out when the flames reached them,” MARL12 delivered his report in a dispassionate tone, “Apparently, whatever research is done here can be quite dangerous.”
“I’ll say,” Darik couldn’t help but peer upward into the gloom as if to reassure himself no one was opening the door on the fifth level to come after them.
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.