Eyes Open For A Chance Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedNow taking excerpts from DAEGAN: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL.

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 series: 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 – continuing on with Daegan’s thoughts as he faces a new day.

He could only go as far as the force barrier marking the end of the Preserve, where the Khagrish allowed his kind to live in between deployments or experiments. Usually he made the circuit three or four times to get enough of a workout but today he dove into the waves for a brief swim before seating himself on his favorite boulder, where he could get an excellent view out to sea. The wide open emptiness appealed to him, called to him.

But I’m unlikely to ever  get the chance to explore any further than I ran today, which is as far as I could go yesterday or any of the thousands of days.

Daegan hated the Khagrish with every fiber of his body but he had to admit they’d perfected the art of keeping their dangerous experimental  ‘animals’ like him under tight control. Doesn’t mean I won’t keep my eyes open for a chance, no matter how slight, for us to win our freedom.

He made the same vow to the goddess in one form or another each day.

Now it was time for him to check in telepathically with his man in each pod and get a feel for how things were going, had anyone heard rumors about what the Khagrish might impose next, was anyone having difficulties, were the youngest Badari all right. Could he help with anything? Letting the Khagrish figure out he was unusually respected by the other Badari would be an instant death sentence for him so it all had to be done carefully but Daegan’s driving motivation, aside from taking revenge on the scientists, was to take care of his brothers.


Ex-Special Forces soldier and mercenary Flo Michetti is bored with her assignment as a pilot for the genetically engineered Badari pack in their fight against the evil Khagrish scientists. She jumps at the chance to take a dangerous undercover mission. She infiltrates a group of human prisoners on their way to a secret lab in the southern ocean, where the Badari believe many more of their own kind have been created and are being experimented on. Once Flo has located the lab, found the Alpha among the Badari there and sent a report back, the plan will be to attack and rescue all the prisoners.

Arriving at the island Flo learns the true nature of the horrific experiment for which the humans have been brought to this remote location. Time will be perilously short to escape before it’s too late for all of them. She has to locate the Alpha of this captive southern pack, who conceals his identity to escape death at the hands of the Khagrish, and get him to join with her and her allies.

Daegan feels an instant attraction to Flo when the Badari and the humans are forced together by the Khagrish scientists, but there are mysteries and questions surrounding her. Before he reveals himself as the incognito Alpha she’s seeking, he wants answers to allay his doubts. He also wants Flo in his bed…but can he risk his heart to claim her as his mate?

Complicating the situation is a dangerous rival for Daegan’s position as Alpha, an oncoming hurricane and Flo’s resistance to abandoning her life as a soldier of fortune…as the Khagrish scientists prepare to initiate the experiment, the clock is ticking for humans and Badari alike.

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18 comments on “Eyes Open For A Chance Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. Daegan seems very brave and the Khargish sound brutal and amoral. An intriguing snippet which lets the reader learn more about the hero and his motivations.

  2. That is great character development and good insight into how evil the Khagrish are. I might dislike them almost as much as the Badari do. 😉

    I wonder how he’ll react to the human female? 🙂

    Good snippet, Jean!

  3. I love how you reveal so much about the preserve where the prisoners are kept, and about Daegan himself in so few lines! Great snippet!

  4. Love this glimpse into Daegan’s world. Lots of little hints of what might be to come: revenge, capture, danger for the other Badari…

  5. You bring out so well his frustration with captivity–he can only ever go so far within his confinement. Which must be killing him and everyone else. I hope his Alpha status continues to evade the Khagrish’s detection. Excellent snippet!

  6. I like how the alphas (even an unproclaimed one) organized their clan. I like how you show the enforced perimeter through his eyes. Good job.

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