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!)
I’m now taking excerpts from my recently published book in the award winning Badari Warriors series, REEDE’S MISSION TO THE SECTORS. It can be read as a standalone (mild spoilers for first book, REEDE.)
The excerpt: I’ve gone a short way into the book, when Reede’s ship has been intercepted by a Sectors Border Patrol vessel. Fallyn is Reede’s human mate and a Sectors Survey Scout.
The welcoming party was large and armed, with weapons hot, and he sensed the surprise and dismay among the squad at his appearance. Being seven feet tall and outweighing even the biggest humans by a hundred pounds or so tended to have that effect on most people. More than a few weapons were trained on him specifically. He was sure if he flashed his natural weaponry panic would ensue and people would be hurt. He hoped no one provoked him or endangered his mate.
Fallyn approached the person in charge and saluted. “Lt. Fallyn Damara reporting, sir.”
The other officer looked her over critically. “A bit out of uniform, aren’t you, lieutenant?” The man used a light tone as if to show he was joking, but Reede wasn’t fooled. This person had the gall to show disrespect to Fallyn and his talons pushed to deploy so he could defend his mate. This wasn’t the time or the place, however; she was still on active duty in this military.
The mate bond flashed a bit of tension as Fallyn assumed a parade rest stance and said, “My ship crashed, my partner was killed and I was taken prisoner by the Chimmer allies on the planet, sir.”
“And who are these men?”
Fallyn gestured at Reede. “This is Envoy Reede. His people rescued me and also captured this ship we arrived in.”
Reede joined her and extended his hand to the officer asking all the questions. “And you are?” He added a bit of his enforcer’s power to the courteous question because he was already done with the attitude the other human was displaying.
VS: More next week…
Reede’s people sent him to the Sectors on a desperate mission to beg for help against overwhelming odds in their battle to destroy the alien scientists who created them centuries ago. He knew the task wasn’t going to be easy but as a Badari Warrior, he vowed to do his best. When he’s arrested by the border patrol and thrown in the brig, things go from bad to worse. He faces difficult choices ahead and unimaginable obstacles to making his case to the authorities for help.
Fallyn is Reede’s human fated mate but also the active duty military scout who guided him to the Sectors from his own planet. Reede’s choices after his arrest put her in a difficult spot and his actions threaten their mate bond. Will she give up her career to help him and the Badari succeed in making a treaty with the Sectors?
The desperate attempt to find new allies takes Reede and Fallyn on a wild set of adventures across the sprawling interstellar Sectors civilization and places them, their friends and their love in harm’s way.