I’m taking snippets from my recently released scifi romance GABE: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel, the next book in the award winning series.
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!)
Punctuation may be wonky to comply with our guidelines here. May be edited a bit from published version.
If you haven’t read any of my Badari Warriors books, here’s the background:
Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens.
The excerpt – last week we had the hero, Gabe. This week a glimpse of the heroine, Keshara:
Keshara had made good time hiking into the mountains since she escaped the Retreat in the pre-dawn hours. She’d seen no evidence of pursuit, although she couldn’t imagine the Director would allow her to go so easily. Never doubt there are people on your trail. Her self-admonishment was stern because over confidence could be her downfall. The storm had been fortuitous indeed, however, and Keshara kept hiking as long as she could, well past the margin of safety and prudent time to find shelter. The howling wind drove the rain like needles into her body, despite the thick jacket and hood she wore. Her all weather pants kept her lower body warm and the boots were essential to avoid frostbite. But even as motivated as she was to escape what had been her home, Keshara had to abandon the trek and admit the need for protection from the elements.
Finally, she’d been forced, despite her desperation, to hole up in an abandoned furbana den—one of the large, thatched structures the group-based creatures built from branches and vines to house their colonies in the high meadows. Stumbling across the sturdy lair, she thanked the goddess for her good luck.
Yes, Gabe and Keshara are going to meet shortly when he falls from the sky…
The blurb for GABE: Gabe Carter, hotshot pilot and ex-Special Forces soldier, is far from his home in the human Sectors, kidnapped by alien scientists to be the subject of horrifying experiments. Shot down by the enemy over desolate territory far from his Badari allies and gravely injured, Gabe’s only hope is a mysterious woman on the run herself.
Keshara has to decide whether to abandon the human to die of his injuries on a windswept mountain top or give up her own quest for freedom and take him to a place he can be helped. The undeniable spark between them complicates matters.
His attraction to her is off the charts but when she betrays him to the Khagrish enemy, Gabe doesn’t know what to believe. Trapped inside an alien lab bursting with mysteries and lies, his only hope may be to trust her…again.
Because the renegade alien scientist running her own private experiments wants to use him to accomplish her goals and perpetuate the evil, no matter what she has to do to ensure his compliance. Keshara’s life hangs in the balance and Gabe has to make a choice.
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