Taking excerpts from CAMRON, my latest scifi romance release…
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 – Inside a crashed alien flyer – Camron has told Gemma he can only move under a direct order to do so. She wants to see if she can help the alien pilot and the scientist in the cockpit, who were holding them as prisoners to be experimented on. Camron, as a Badari, has nothing but hatred for the Khagrish. Gemma is responding to what she believes is her duty as a doctor.
“Stand up then and help me check on the pilot and Dr. Yunnivannx,” she said, irritated and puzzled at the same time.
He rose and she appreciated how tall he was, and even more muscular than she’d thought before – a valuable ally. “You have to walk and I’ll follow,” he said with a clenched jaw, “But we don’t have time to screw around checking on those bastards.”
Flames were now shooting from several panels in the rear. Pressure to keep moving ate at her nerves as the smoke filled the space and the flames grew.
Pushing her way past toppled debris and seats gone off their stanchions, she made her way to the cockpit door, which was hanging askew. Gemma could only get her head and shoulders into the crumpled space. The Khagrish pilot was dead, mangled by the impact. The scientist was in her seat but her legs were crushed under a console and there was no hope for the woman. If they’d been on a major Sectors planet and medevac was waiting outside the wreck, then maybe Gemma could have saved her life.
“Kill me – I don’t want to burn to death in here. I know I’m dying anyway, get it over with,” Yunnivannx spoke in breathless whispers.
Dr. Gemma Madarian is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped along with hundreds of other humans to be used for horrifying experiments conducted on a remote planet by alien scientists.
She and another prisoner, Camron of the Badari, are the only survivors of a deadly crash landing. She’s paired up with the genetically engineered soldier by their mutual enemies and sent fleeing through rough country, hunted for pleasure by an enemy officer and his ferocious trackers.
The enemy wants a triumphant kill. Gemma and Camron want to survive.
Camron never dreamt of having a mate but Gemma shatters his preconceptions and makes him desperate to do everything in his power to save her life and claim her for his.
There’s no help or refuge to be had in the desert where they’re fleeing for their lives.
Or is there?
Will Camron and Gemma live to fight another day and explore the growing attraction between them, or will ancient secrets and bitter rivalries end their bid for freedom?
New to my award winning Badari Warriors series? There’s a box set of the first 3 books!
There’s no new material included, other than a brief recap of why I wrote each book (which appeared in previous blog posts) But I thought it was time to put the books together!