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May be edited a bit from published version.
Sharing excerpts from my new release, JAMOKAN: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE NOVEL. I’ve jumped ahead in time from last week. Jamokan received permission from the Supreme Alpha to take his pack on a hunting expedition in the far northern mountains. Once there, during the night of the three full moons, he and the pack celebrated. Now it’s the next morning and Jamokan falls asleep, only to have a vision of the Badari goddess.
The excerpt: Jamokan wakes up.
With a groan, holding his aching head, Jamokan opened his eyes and sat up. He stared at the messy camp, his soldiers sprawled everywhere, worn out after their night of celebration. Ronan and Yonn were brewing Badari tea, none the worse for the wear. Darik was building up the fire, the silver alien Artificial Intelligence unit MARL12 at his side, floating in midair as usual. Jamokan wasn’t surprised these three individuals revived first. Two alpha-borns and a mated man rising in the combined pack hierarchy. Three Badari doing what the goddess desired them all to do, evidently—applying their will and discipline to an improved future, the one Aydarr was trying to build.
Regretfully he heaved himself off the cold ground, knowing this was the last time he’d be care free. The goddess made it clear there was no true vacation from the new life and its demands on him and on his men. No matter what was required of him, he was determined to avert the future where he and his pack devolved into wilderness hermits and the canid DNA Badari died out. How could he call himself their Alpha and do anything less?
VS Note: I think I’ll jump ahead to the heroine next week. We’ll see…
Badari Alpha Jamokan and his pack are growing discontented in the sanctuary valley, tired of coming in second place to the pushy new South Seas pack when it comes to assignments and everything else. On top of the discord within his pack, Jamokan is distracted by the search for the right woman to be a proper Alpha’s mate to partner with him in combat and in everyday life. Even the Badari goddess is warning him in visions that he and his pack are on the wrong path for a happy future. In desperation, he receives permission to take his entire pack north to the mountains for a two week hunting expedition, where he hopes to use the time and rugged surroundings to settle the soldiers down and restore order and discipline.
And figure out his own future.
When his men unexpectedly locate a hidden Khagrish lab, he goes to investigate and see if there are humans to be rescued. Little does he suspect he’ll be called upon to break one of the highest commandments of the Badari packs and bring a new disaster to those who look to him for leadership.
Before she became a Khagrish prisoner, Rosemari Parcher was a hydroponics technician on a gritty colony world, who unexpectedly won a planetwide contest. Tapped to receive her heart’s desire and move to a totally different life in the luxurious Inner Sectors, her life had become a happy dream. Kidnapped in space by enemy aliens and given to the Khagrish, she and other humans are the unwilling subjects of a bizarre medical experiment where a quick death seems to be her only hope. Rescued by Jamokan and his pack, she finds herself deeply attracted to the Alpha but the devious Khagrish aren’t through with Rosemari or the experiment.