WeWriWa 06/24/18

 

Moving right along with the new one, I may skip a week or two and tease you with other projects.  This week is Tau Scorpii.  Check the WeWriWa blog also, there’s a whole page of wonderful authors willing to share their stories.  Also #SundaySnippet on FB!

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Blurb

When Taryn rescues another human from a marauding band of Caeruleum, she is reunited with clansmen long believed dead. It puts her at odds with their new chieftan, as well as her own partner, a powerful privateer. They discover, they have a more imminent problem, and must unite to survive.

The weather is changing. They’ll have to fight other species for control as migrations begin, food becomes scarce, and border wars erupt across the territories. Humans are no longer at the top of the food chain.

Tau Scorpii A, a massive red giant star in a binary cluster with Tau Scorpii B, a yellow dwarf. The solar system is populated by more than thirty planets, at least one habitable. Called Sedna by the SolTerrans that live there, named for a planet in their ancestral system. The desert is a dangerous place for alien species – and on Sedna, they’re all alien species.

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I’m mucking around with summaries and blurbs also -blech!  Blurbs and I are not on speaking terms.  I’m sure it will change again soon, they always do.  Previous bits from this book are just a click away here in the blog.

This week, a reunion between clansmen.  Things have changed a lot, in the passing of years, other things have not.

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  He was leaning against the wall, laughing with a pair of girls who weren’t watching the spit, they were watching Skye. In Taryn’s memory, he was taller, but then, she’d been eight and he’d been an adult. His hair was longer, he wore desert garb rather than leather armor, and it didn’t seem to her, for a moment, that any time had passed.

  Ianto caught her arm. “Come on, then,” he strode forward with her, grinning like he had good sense about him, Garrett on their heels.

  “Where did you find her?” Skye greeted, smiling upon seeing a lovely young woman with his friend.

  Taryn remembered that smile, too. “I found you,” she told him.

  Letting go, Ianto shook his head and crossed his arms, “I knew her the moment I saw her.” He paused, waiting for some sign of recognition, but there was none.

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Great!  Timing is everything, and these poor characters have more problems than they know.  I’ve got a couple new graphics, because when I get stuck writing, I go play with GIMP.  I’m looking at an autumn release date, wish me luck!  And now, for the promos.  Kind of like SPAM, just not as tasty.

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You can find my Wildblood series here also!

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WeWriWa 6/17/18

It’s really nice to be writing again.  My typing hasn’t improved (in decades), but whatever.  Check out the WeWriWa blog for the place authors hang out and share snippets of their work.  It’s pretty awesome.  #SnippetSunday also!  

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The basics of the WIP.

Tau Scorpii A is a massive red giant star in a binary cluster with Tau Scorpii B, a yellow dwarf. The solar system is populated by more than thirty planets, at least one habitable. Called Sedna by the SolTerrans that live there, so named for a planet in their ancestral system.

When Taryn rescues another human from a marauding band of Caeruleum, she knows they won’t be happy their hunting party was interrupted. She also knows, the male human is as likely to be as angry and unforgiving as his former captors. On Sedna, the desert isn’t safe for aliens. The catch is, most species on the planet are alien, and fighting for survival.

Garrett is a warlord of a rival clan, and while they aren’t enemies, they aren’t allies either. That is, until they uncover a scheme that would destroy his home and make them all slaves to the merciless barbarians.

At this point, Taryn has discovered some of her clansmen had survived the war that destroyed her home, when she was a child.  Of course, this brings up more problems for everyone.

You can see other snippets from this here on my blog.

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Skye? He’s here?” As Captain of the Guard, Taryn had believed he’d been one of the first to die in the fight, in the Far Desert.

He’s my warlord now, Lady Shaye Tammeron,” Garrett whispered near her ear. “We need to talk.”

Taryn’s eyes narrowed.  “We’ll talk after I see my men; they pledged their loyalty to me before they ever met you.”

You’re in hiding, because the raiders that killed your entire clan are still watching out for stragglers. I can imagine, you wouldn’t want to bring this issue in front of whatever judge they have here.”

You know I’m right.”

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I’m getting there.  This is a SFR, heat level yet to be determined.  

The Vista is on 99¢ sale at Amazon for the next couple weeks, just because.  If you’d like to get my newsletter, check here to sign up.  I don’t store or sell your info, I just send you a newsletter when I can.

I need to put a graphic of some sort here . . . 

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I like this one.  It may or may not be the cover, since it’s already in use by other authors.  We’ll see.  I should be back next week with something to entertain you.

WeWriWa 06/10/18

First things first – go check out the WeWriWa blog for authors willing to share their writing with you.  Some insights, some fun, always great snippets.  Follow the graphic link.  Also, new to #SnippetSunday  – Hello!

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Tau Scorpii A is a massive red giant star in a binary cluster with Tau Scorpii B, a yellow dwarf. The solar system is populated by more than thirty planets, at least one habitable. Called Sedna by the SolTerrans that live there, so named for a planet in their ancestral system.

When Taryn rescues another human from a marauding band of Caeruleum, she knows they won’t be happy their hunting party was interrupted. She also knows, the male human is as likely to be as angry and unforgiving as his former captors. On Sedna, the desert isn’t safe for aliens. The catch is, most species on the planet are alien, and fighting for survival.

Garrett is a warlord of a rival clan, and while they aren’t enemies, they aren’t allies either. That is, until they uncover a scheme that would destroy his home and make them all slaves to the merciless barbarians.

 

Okay then.  We’re still with Tau Scorpii this week.  My MCs have found their way into the city, haven’t gotten themselves in too much trouble (yet), and are looking to reunite Garrett with his clansmen.

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I mistook you for a Ranger, you’re not.”

It’s one of the jobs I’ve have.”

What are the others?” Garrett asked, having an idea, and losing the thought as he saw a glimpse of someone he might recognize, a familiar voice, a laugh, caught his attention. “Ianto,” he called out.

It wasn’t a common name. “Ianto Vellen, clan Tycho Alles?” she stood on her tiptoes, trying to see where he was looking.

Ianto Black, clan Alles Aran,” Garrett corrected.

She spotted him first, pale blond hair bringing back a rush of memories from her childhood, and she pushed through the crowd towards him. “Yan,” she yelled, a nickname he’d know, if it was him, knowing it wasn’t possible. They had all died, years ago.

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Next week – some new characters!  It’s pretty interesting, writing a romance.  I’m looking at an autumn release date.  I’d also like to win the lottery!  😉

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Of course, The Wildblood series is in progress as well.  Check out the available books, and anything I haven’t mentioned here.  See you next week.

WeWriWa 06/03/18

 With my new work schedule, I apparently remember to do blog stuff better.  Who knew?  Check out WeWriWa for other authors in the process of writing, and willing to share their snippets.  It’s a great place to find new books, and even chat with their creators.

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Tau Scorpii A is a massive red giant star in a binary cluster with Tau Scorpii B, a yellow dwarf. The solar system is populated by more than thirty planets, at least one habitable. Called Sedna by the SolTerrans that live there, so named for a planet in their ancestral system.

When Taryn rescues another human from a marauding band of Caeruleum, she knows they won’t be happy their hunting party was interrupted. She also knows, the male human is as likely to be as angry and unforgiving as his former captors. On Sedna, the desert isn’t safe for aliens. The catch is, most species on the planet are alien, and fighting for survival.

Garrett is a warlord of a rival clan, and while they aren’t enemies, they aren’t allies either. That is, until they uncover a scheme that would destroy his home and make them all slaves to the merciless barbarians.

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This week is an extension of the last two – 1st Tau Scorpii post & 2nd Tau Scorpii post – so you can catch up if you’d like.  Garrett and Taryn find themselves at the city, a place neither of them are certain they want to be.  Too bad they don’t have another choice. 

This is the first draft, so place names will change, and other things as well.  FYI

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Argent was a thousand hectares of shops and stalls, bath houses, gambling rooms, and every imaginable sort of entertainment, walled in, and supported by a carefully guarded water source. It was far from the largest sanctuary in the Near Desert, but it was certainly the best-supplied. The actual number of residents fluctuated, depending on the trade flow between territories. Asher kept the details to a select few, his senior warriors, and trusted advisers. Laws were sparse, retribution was harsh. They had built the oasis, and had no intention of losing it to marauders, or the desert.

  “I thought you were friends with the local chieftain,” Garrett observed, being deposited on the far outskirts to walk the rest of the way into the city. It was slow going.

  “He’s not exactly a chieftain, and we’re not exactly friends,” Taryn admitted.

  “That would have been good information to have, when they picked us up.”

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 Yep, that’s 10.  Sorry/not sorry.  Next week, I’m not certain what Book In Progress you’ll get.  It’s hot enough here already, my brain is a bit melted.  Wishing for rain.  Enjoy your week!

If you want to read any of my available books, there are 3, and they’re all The Wildblood series.  It’s a pot-apocalyptic, action adventure that started out as a love story and has evolved into a story about growing up and how fast life can change.  Book 3 is also pending.

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WeWriWa 05/27/18

WeWriWa!  Looking for something new to read?  Head on over to the blog.  There are links to some amazing writers, and they’re willing to share snippets of their work.  Everyone is nice, and talented.  Check it out.

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Alrighty then!  I promised another batch of words from Tau Scorpii.  Hopefully, they’re in the right order to keep readers interested!  This is a bit further along in Garrett and Taryn’s day, traipsing across the desert.  Last week was the first post about them.

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Garrett kept walking, and Taryn reluctantly joined him. “So, do you have family in Freeport?” he asked.  From the look on her face, he knew she thought about lying to him.

Not anymore,” she answered finally.

No one?” he persisted.

My brother, the adopted one, had a couple kids, out in one of the eastern provinces, but I never met them. He’s gone now, along with my father and natural brother.”

Garrett knew she wasn’t going to offer more detail, it was a defensive reflex, and she was afraid of him. “I have a couple sisters, out east too, families seem to stay in the east. Wanderers and warriors, we come here.”

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Yeah.  I hope to have a real promo for it next week.  Yes, I said that last week.  Go check out The Wildblood series, if post-apocalyptic drama is your thing.

 

WeWriWa 05/20/18

This week, a new project!  Tau Scorpii is in first draft, and I’m not certain if it’s a standalone or a series, novel or novella.  Or, whatever.  I like the story I’ve got.  We’ll see what happens during that second draft.  For now, a snippet.  But first – the WeWriWa blog.  A fantastic place to catch authors while they’re writing.  It’s a fascinating process.  Click the graphic!

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Tau Scorpii A is a massive red giant star in a binary cluster with Tau Scorpii B, a yellow dwarf. The solar system is populated by more than thirty planets, at least one habitable. Called Sedna by the SolTerrans that live there, so named for a planet in their ancestral system.

When Taryn rescues another human from a marauding band of Caeruleum, she knows they won’t be happy their hunting party was interrupted. She also knows, the male human is as likely to be as angry and unforgiving as his former captors. On Sedna, the desert isn’t safe for aliens. The catch is, most species on the planet are alien, and fighting for survival.

Garrett is a warlord of a rival clan, and while they aren’t enemies, they aren’t allies either. That is, until they uncover a scheme that would destroy his home and make them all slaves to the merciless barbarians.

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So, Tau Scorpii.  This is Taryn and Garrett, crossing the desert.  (Not the romantic couple that will happen, FYI.)  He’s hurt and she’s leery.  The oasis they’re travelling to isn’t particularly hospitable, but it’s their only choice.

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Asher’s reputation crosses territories, and wealthy merchants will travel days out of their way to make a stop there.” Taryn combed her dark hair out as well as she could with her fingers, then tied it up, letting it flow down to her shoulders. “You’re injured, you get a break. I can’t go wandering in there looking like a grubber and expect to make a deal with him.”

Let’s go find this oasis,” Garrett said. “Spending a few days there doesn’t sound like such a waste of time, after months in the desert.”

I have to tell him you have warriors wandering nearby. We don’t want an incident between them and the sentries.”

Will there be trouble?” he wondered, carefully easing himself into the seat of the crawler, and waiting for her to join him.

There shouldn’t be, as long as your men don’t start a fight.  “They won’t start a fight, will they?”

Garrett chuckled at her.

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This is a WIP, so just teasing you right now.  I expect it to move fairly fast.  I actually need to start thinking about a cover and something other than the working title.  

Graphic is linked to my website.  You can find The Wildblood series there (all eBook formats and paperback available now), plus updates on other projects As Yet Unnamed!  Also, I need to update my website.  It would be so much easier if all I had to do was write.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

WeWriWa 05/13/18

Ah!  I made it two weeks in a row.  I deserve cupcakes, or cookies.  Something.  Anyway, check out the WeWriWa blog for more authors offering snippets.


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The Wildblood Series

Twenty years after civilization stopped, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity. Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that. Their children, however, are not. The search for others will send them out into a land they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.

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This week, members of Team Three have gotten over their initial anger at each other, and are ready to discuss future plans.  Naturally, things are complicated.  They want to protect The Vista.  Now, they aren’t certain if they can.  The newest danger they face is from their home, from people they’ve known all their lives.  Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood will be released later this year.

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  “At any given time, the lead dispatcher controls the station. Someone in this room has been a qualified dispatch officer for five years, and even was involved in a Blackout,” Wade said, having a point.

  “You think I should move exclusively to Dispatch?” Shan asked.

  “Too conspicuous. Keep doing Security runs, but start leaning towards preferring it, drop subtle hints.”

  No one on Team Three understood subtle.

  “You’ll be on the inside, watching them, watching us.”

  “Oh, joy,” she said flatly.

  “It’s actually a good idea,” Mac offered.

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This is the last book in the first story arc of the series.  There will be more, although I’m aiming for standalone novels.  I also have a new series (think Space Opera) that I hope to be debuting this autumn.   Promo stuff below.

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Nuclear post apocalypse. Studio shot of survivor in tatters