Veronica Scott, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.
Darik: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance (Sectors New Allies Book 4) by Veronica Scott
Genre Science Fiction Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13+
Nicolle James is far from her home in the human Sectors, kidnapped by alien scientists to be the subject of horrifying experiments. Her only hope might be a mysterious soldier she’d glimpsed outside the laboratory fence. She’d managed to sneak a few words of conversation with him when her captors weren’t watching but now the aliens were taking her inside the lab to begin the experiments.
Darik, a warrior of the genetically engineered Badari pack, is on a solo recon mission to check out a mysterious new lab high in the mountains. His orders are strict – do not engage. But when he has a chance meeting with the woman who might be his mate, he vows not to abandon her, orders or no orders.
Can he get inside an underground lab, find Nicolle and rescue her without getting captured himself? And when he learns the lab’s deadly secrets, can he get word to his pack about the new dangers?
Because the ruthless alien scientist running the experiments wants to get her hands on him too and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.
This is the fourth book in a new scifi romance series and each novel has a satisfying Happy for Now ending for the hero and heroine, not a cliffhanger. Some overarching issues do remain unresolved in each book since this is an ongoing series but romance always wins the day in my novels!
Know the Hero from Darik: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel (Sectors New Allies Series Book 4)
Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
For Sci Fi or Paranormal Heroes:
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Badari love card games so he probably plays some very complicated form of solitaire. Or makes sure his weapons are ready. Or he might run through some exercises.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Like all Badari, Darik is part predator so he enjoys meat, cooked on the rare side. He’ll also eat fish, fruits (Badari love tangy berries) and bread.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Darik and his packmates were trained as super soldiers so he generally likes to wear camouflage utility pants with useful pockets, a T shirt and an overshirt, plus boots.
Does he know how to fix things?
Each Badari warrior has his own specialties. Darik is more about mission planning than fixing tech and he can also pilot atmospheric craft like shuttles.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
In the book he tries to rescue Nicolle and that goes badly the first time, not for lack of planning on his part, but because of an unforeseen action the enemy took. Darik never gives up though – he’s always thinking ahead to the next move and looking for any possibility to set things right. He’s stubborn and optimistic.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
Children are one of the most important things in the world to the Badari so he’s a natural with kids, like a friendly big brother. He likes to show them how to do things. Darik is very action oriented.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
He loves the morning – a fresh new day, new opportunities, chances for good things to happen…
How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?
He’s pretty unself conscious, because he knows he’s a tough guy, able to take care of himself and others if needed. The fact that he’s been genetically engineered like all his packmates is nobody’s business. The fact he’s a highly trained soldier and general badass should be enough.
Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?
Badari are used to doing for themselves, having been prisoners in the alien labs for generations. He’ll let someone else handle a situation if they’re more well trained for it than he is. Someone else flew him to the site of his current mission, for example. He admits he doesn’t have the skills to hack computers so he doesn’t mind his Artificial Intelligence companion handling those tasks.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Darik, like all Badari, bears scars from mistreatment by the alien scientists, as well as from combat. No other marks or personal adornment, although now that his pack has met humans, that could change. Mated Badari do have a mark on the back of their shoulders signifying that state but the marking occurs as part of claiming and being claimed by their true mate. Badari believe the mark is a gift from their goddess, signifying the lifelong bond.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
No one on the planet has a personal vehicle and there’s no public transport either. Darik will either fly himself on a mission or if a pilot has been assigned by the Alpha, he’ll take the passenger role.
Recycle or toss?
Darik and the other Badari were engineered using animal DNA as part of their makeup, so they feel very close to nature and are all about preserving their planet. So he and the others definitely recycle where possible.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!
Where to buy Darik: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel (Sectors New Allies Series Book 4)
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darik-veronica-scott/1129036455
Veronica Scott Social Media
USA Today Best Selling Author
“SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happy Ever After blog
Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!
She read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Veronica-Scott/e/B006CUCJ92/