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Now taking excerpts from LANDON: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL, which was released on Jan 31st.
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 from where I stopped last week. Mandy is venturing deeper into the lab complex, to check on a person she’s seen on the security console vidscreen, trapped in a medlab. She heard scrabbling sounds ahead…
She peeked past the corner and found a cleaning robo whirring impotently stuck in a corner. With a laugh at her fears, Mandy put the gun away and hastened through to the next area. She was having flashbacks of the day the guards had brought her here for the experiments and bit her lip until she tasted blood as she forced herself to keep walking, going more and more slowly. There was a person in need of her help up ahead and she couldn’t turn tail and run.
When she got to the medlab annex, one door was ajar, so she entered cautiously, ready for anything. The room was dimly lit but as she crossed the threshold the lights came up, revealing the prisoner she’d come so far to rescue.
Mandy stared in disbelief, clinging to the door as she was dizzy from dehydration.
The man was humanoid but clearly not human, judging by his immense size. His chest rose and fell slightly, showing he was alive so Mandy moved closer, astonished. He had to stand seven feet tall in his bare feet and was so big she figured he must weigh over three hundred pounds.
Where did the Khagrish find this guy?
VS: And how is she going to rescue him?
The blurb: When unexpected circumstances give her a chance to escape from an alien scientist’s lab after she’s been tortured, Mandy Rennegar knew she should run for the hills with the other prisoners. There’s one more special captive who hasn’t been freed, however, and she decides to risk everything to help him. Mandy’s not leaving anyone behind.
Captured by the enemy on a scouting trip, Landon of the Badari has been pushed beyond his limits of sanity and strength by the Khagrish experiments and waits to die…until the human woman sets him free and takes him into the wilderness with her on a desperate trek to freedom. If he could only regain his memory, he’s sure there’s a sanctuary on the planet where his people could help them both.
As Mandy and Landon flee the pursuing Khagrish new challenges arise, including secrets from the past which could destroy the growing attraction between them. Difficult choices have to be made, putting Mandy’s life at risk and Landon discovers the Khagrish have left a lasting mark on his mind.
Will they reach the Badari sanctuary in time? Can their love survive Mandy’s revelations? Will the Alpha of the Badari give them a chance to be together or will he allow her to die when Landon risks everything to save his fated mate?
One of my best sellers, first in the STAR CRUISE series: