Now taking excerpts from LANDON: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL.
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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’s removed all the sensors and tubes but now ias debating how to move him – he’s seven feet tall and easily 300 lbs.
With a shaky laugh she got off the stool and went to explore the cabinets and drawers, not sure what she was searching for, although she did find what had to be his clothes, with a jacket and boots, all thrown together in a deep drawer at random so she fished those out. For sure nothing else was going to fit him, if he ever woke up. She studied the cabinets full of chemicals, injects and other medical items, all neatly labelled in Khagrish. So much gibberish to her eyes, “I bet the antidote to whatever they gave you is in here but I have no idea what to look for.”
Continuing on, she placed his clothes in a jumbled pile on the stool and checked his pulse, mostly to make sure he was still alive, not having any idea what a normal count would be for a person of his species. His skin was warm but he didn’t act feverish. Mandy stared helplessly around the lab, frustrated. She wasn’t going to leave him but unless he was awake and co-operating, there was no way she could transport him to the dubious safety of the outdoors.
“Transport—that’s it., She remembered she’d been taken back to the humans’ cell on an antigrav litter and she’d seen others moved the same way.
VS: End of the ten sentences but here’s the rest of the excerpt:
Surely if the Khagrish brought him here to experiment on they’d have had some method of moving him. In her time of observing them, she’d noted how lazy the techs especially were about manual labor. Feeling hopeful, she approached the doors on the other side of the room and opened the first one. Instead of the equipment she sought, there was a dead Khagrish, curled up on the floor in the midst of ominous stains and she slammed the panel shut, trembling.
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?