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.)
Continuing with Fallyn’s quest to buy a used spaceship…Fallyn tours the interior…
He allowed her to precede him up the ramp once it extended and then gave her a tour. The Roxy was obviously an older model but Fallyn appreciated the efficiency of the design and the previous owner had been ingenious with most of her enhancements. The main cabin’s bedroom was luxurious in the extreme and Fallyn didn’t linger there long at all. She had a mental picture of herself and Reede enjoying the amenities but was uncomfortable to be there with the salesman, although he remained in the narrow corridor and didn’t utter a single offensive word. The bridge was laid out well, clearly meant to be handled by one person, although there was a second chair.
Damin gave her a rundown of the weapons systems—“Recharges and reloads extra” —demonstrated the coms and vids and allowed her a lengthy examination of the engines. She was extremely familiar with the newer model of this power unit, which was used in current Survey ships and had no doubt she could maintain the Roxy at peak performance. It was a good, solid propulsion system, which could deliver bursts of speed and handled hyperspace efficiently. The make and model was a workhorse of the star lanes to this day.
The more she checked out the ship and evaluated its potential versus her immediate needs, the more she wanted to own it and the more she dreaded being told the price was way out of her budget.
The life support system included a tiny hydroponics garden and Fallyn was enchanted to see a tub of flowering bushes included with the more standard biomass.
VS Note: Next week the test drive…
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.