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Woo hoo! Terran (Breeder 2) releases on Tuesday. For now, I’m continuing with excerpts from Breeder (Book 1). I’m going to give you all a break from the darkness. Sival, the BCF director, is flogged nearly to death. Dak picks up Omra to take her home. They are traveling on a beast-drawn conveyance. This is a simple scene, but it’s one of my favorites.
A branch of a large, bushy plant slapped against the conveyance as they passed, and she plucked off a tender leaf. She stroked it, marveling at the smoothness, and raised it to her nose.
“What are you doing?”
“I-I am smelling a leaf.”
Because she hadn’t been outside the BCF walls in a year…because she hadn’t danced in a meadow, raised her face to the rain, woven a garland of flowers, or watched fallen leaves soar on the wind.
Before she could devise a response, he asked, “What does it smell like?”
Emboldened by his question, she held up the compound leaf by its petiole. “Do you wish to smell?”
She expected him to take the leaf, but he grabbed her hand and raised it to his nose; her breath caught in her throat, and a flutter of whisperflies circled inside her stomach.
She was only meant to be the Alpha Commander’s slave…but she became his everything.
High Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra strictly as a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner, Corren. Any infractions of the rules by her will be harshly punished.
But as Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, Dak begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
Dak has enemies, men who will not hesitate to exploit his fondness for Omra, and use it to portray him as unfit to rule as Alpha. Can he expose the rampant cruelty and corruption in Parseon culture… or will the protocol he’s spent his life defending, be the weapon used to destroy them and their love?
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