WeWriWa 08/12/18

Hey, check out the WeWriWa blog for authors sharing their snippets.  It’s fun!  So is Snippet Sunday.

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Ok, back to me.  Last week I had a post with a snippet from Bloodlines.  From the page stats, Tau Scorpii is more popular.  So, for now, another snippet from that.  This is Skye and Taryn, a little farther along in the conversation.  This is the previous bits.

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Blurb – Tau Scorpii

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 was married,” Skye said, straightforward.  

  That surprised her, and it showed.

  “Right after we got to Seafront, and it last a few months. She was too young, I was a mercenary; she couldn’t deal any aspect of that. I wasn’t in it to argue every time we spoke and have no real idea who the person was I was living with. It was a bad idea from the start, and it was because we went too fast. It would have been clear we weren’t compatible, if we had taken a little time to get to know each other.”

  “Children?”

  He shook his head, “She moved to one of the villages in the eastern part of the territory, and I’ve heard she married a clan chieftan. I don’t care to know the details of her life, she was never really part of mine.” 

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  Their problems are about to become substantially larger than dealing with past relationships, but this, first and foremost, a love story. 

That’s it for this week.  Visit my website, all my books are listed there.  I’m looking at an autumn release date.  

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WeWriWa 08/05/18

Another week, another blog post.  Someday, I hope to double that speed.  If you enjoy blogs & books, check out WeWriWa and Snippet Sunday.  My Kindle loves books, and I’ve found several through these places.

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This week, I have to post a bit from Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood.  Writing 2 books at the same time is interesting, and luckily, they are nothing similar.  I have no idea who will win a blog spot next week, they are both demanding words be written.  So, here’s The Wildblood.

 

The Wildblood Series

A Post-Apocalyptic Action Adventure

No one remembers what started the war, the big one. Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear.

Twenty years on, 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 world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.

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Shannon and Kyle are twins, a relationship that’s new to them.  They are cops, in this post-apocalyptic world, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  They are trying to get back to a normal version of their lives, after a year of conflict and discovery.  Today, they are escorting trucks in from the city, with supplies.  Nothing is easy, not even a routine day job.

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“Kind of slick out on the pavement,” Shan commented.

He grunted a response, immersed in a book, an actual paper copy; they had buildings full of them, for posterity.

“Taylor,” she said.

“I know, it’s supposed to snow.”

“Kyle,” she barked, “Black ice.”

His gaze shot up, to the semi in front of them, “Slow down, then.”

“We’re already on it.”

“As long as he doesn’t hit his brakes,” he began, and the tail lights on the truck lit up, indicating that was exactly what was happening.

“Shit,” they both said.

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Then things go ‘ouch!’.  More next week, probably.  Unless Tau Scorpii kicks into the way.

And now, some blurbs from the previous books.

Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood series. Set on a near-future Earth mostly devoid of humans, this reveals some of the harsh realities facing people of The Vista, and how Team Three began. When Security faces an unknown adversary that threatens to wreak havoc across what little civilization is left, they must rely on the unusual abilities of a new team, and hope it’s enough to stop the chaos.

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It’s not a dystopia, it’s not a utopia – it’s their home, and they’d do anything to protect it.

The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood introduces Team Three – they’re young, ambitious, and at the forefront of a movement to discover what is beyond The Vista. They also believe they are genetically enhanced, a practice outlawed long before they were born. Venturing beyond their valley draws the attention of someone dangerous, someone that shares their past and wants to control their future, or destroy them because of what they might be.

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Uncontrollable. Unpredictable. Dangerous. The Wildblood. Now, Team Three know what they are

They made you strong, and smart. We kept you safe, and in the shadows.
It took them damned near twenty years to find you.

Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood takes up with Team Three out among clans of the Altered, and cities where civilization has held ground. Their efforts to establish The Vista’s domain create unique conflicts and forge unexpected allies. One of the most pressing obstacle turns out to be their own governing council, a threat as real and dangerous as the nomads of the outlands.

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  I don’t have an actual blurb.  Color me shocked!  Here’s some tidbits.

 Bloodlines: Book 3 of The WIldblood – Team Three decide that their next best course of action is to go directly to the source of their conflict. Problem is, they don’t know how.

  Then there is the fact, every Nomad along the Front Range is hunting Wade and Shan. Their own Council has gone into full rebellion against Security. Even close friends seem to be distancing themselves. The team is fraying at the edges.

  Not so easily deterred, they set out on separate paths, looking for answers about their heritage, the war, and if they can truly protect The Vista. It may earn them exile from their home. They know this. Failure is not an option.

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WeWriWa 07/29/18

WeWriWa – check it out.  There’s a great group of authors sharing their work.  And Snippet Sunday on Facebook is awesome, too, stop on by.

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Blurb – Tau Scorpii

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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The conversation is a little less casual this week.  There is some funky punctuation, to get the whole snippet in.  Taryn and Skye knew each other when she was a child and he was a warrior in her clan, but than was quite a few years ago.  Things have changed, and they’re both coming to terms with that.  It’s not going to be easy, or simple for them, that’s not how my characters go.  Skye feels guilt over events of the past.  Taryn has other feelings, about current events.

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  “Say that again,” he challenged, cutting in front of her to make her stop, leaning close to make it private.

  She didn’t waver,“Let it go, there’s nothing you can do to change it.” Then she fiddled with the collar of his dusty jacket, pretending to brush it off. Neither of them even blinked. Taryn pulled him forward and kissed him, brushing her lips over his for a few lingering moments. “I know you were a good man, show me who you are now.”

  “You might not like who I am now.”

  “I was going to say the same thing. I’m not your princess,” Taryn used a childhood fairy tale to make her point.

  Skye had been read the same stories when he was young, “I’m not your knight in shining armor.”

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  Yep, they have issues.  Pretty soon, those are going to multiple, but that’s how a book goes.  I’ve got a title, and a peek at the cover.  I’m not 100% sure what next week will be, as Bloodlines is kicking and screaming to get a blog post.

  In the meantime, there are sales happening at Kobo, I’m just going to list them, it will be easier.  So here they are.

Kobo

Backlash, Prequel to The Wildblood – 99c   (regular price)

The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood – $2.99  (on sale)

Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood – 99c  (on sale)

Amazon

Backlash, Prequel to The Wildblood – 99c  (regular price)

The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood – $4.99 (regular price)

Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood – 99c  (on sale)

All other formats, including print, click here!

 

Ok, now the cover peek and name!!  Introducing The Myth of SolTerra, Book One of Tau Scorpii. I hope to have the web page updated this week.

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WeWriWa 07/22/18

Check out WeWriWa and Snippet Sunday for authors sharing their works.  There are some great books to be found!

 

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Okay.  It’s apparently Saturday.  My schedule got changed, I may appear confused for a couple weeks.  Until they change the schedule again for our busy season.  Joy.  The good news is, this opens up my free time quite a bit, and I may actually get these two books out when I planned.  How weird would that be?

Today, we have a casual conversation between a couple of men.  Creative punctuation, and this is an unedited draft.  I’m looking at a cover reveal soon, or as soon as I pinpoint the title stuff.  It’s so tough, to title.  Blurbing is worse.  😉

The constellation Scorpius.  Al Niyat is the real Tau Scorpii.

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Blurb – Tau Scorpii

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 never thought I’d see that, Skye, infatuated,” Ianto admitted. 

I don’t think that’s the word I’d use – I’d say, interested,” Garrett disagreed.

We’ve seen him with women before and this feels different to me.”

He’s not talking about it.”

Exactly. What do we do?”

Does he interfere with your personal life?”

All the time, this is Skye, he’s always in our business,” Ianto laughed, seeing humor, and irony, in the question. 

True,” Garrett conceded. “You said, this seems different, maybe it is, and maybe we should let him figure it out.” He could see his friend was concerned. “You aren’t worried about Taryn?”

I’m worried because it’s Taryn.”

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Next week, what Skye and Taryn think about it.  In the meantime, a promo for The Wildblood series, because book 3 is rolling out soon.

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WeWriWa 07/15/18

You can check out other creative types, at the WeWriWa blog.  I’ve found leads to great books there.  Check it out!  Also, Snippet Sunday has a great choice of sneak peeks.

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Blurb – Tau Scorpii

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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This week, I’ve got a bit of insight into the world where my characters live, and a peek at their history.  Asher and Taryn are rehashing an old conversation, this time with spectators.  Garrett, Ianto, and Skye, and they are listening carefully.  Please remember, this is a first draft.  Editing will happen!

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  “We’ve been trying to rediscover some of the technologies our ancestors had, when they were dropped planetside,” Taryn translated. “Steam power isn’t practical, because we have so little water. The fact may be, this planet was chosen to keep us in a primitive state, for whatever reason. I’ve read diaries left by the first generation of our ancestors on Sedna. We weren’t helpless, we had some of the technologies that lead to travel between the stars.”

  Asher made a disgruntled snort. “She doesn’t stop to wonder, if these stories are pure fantasy from the imagination of the traumatized.”

  “There are ruins, parts of cities, scooped up and deposited here.”

  “Have you ever seen one?”

  “You know I haven’t. You’ve seen the artifacts in your own archives. Someday I’m going to pack up and go south to look for myself.”

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Maybe some actual PG-rated ‘R’ next week.   Maybe.  Or some Bloodlines.  Both are going now, it’s Full Tilt Boogie in the word program.

PS – this computer was new in November.  I had to install my own word program.  How rude is that??

Anyway.  Nothing is on sale this week, but feel free to buy/review if you’re so inclined.  Comments are always appreciated.

This is the constellation Scorpius, and the real Tau Scorpii, Al Niyat, just to the right of Antares.  I can see it from my front door on clear nights.

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WeWriWa 07/08/18

I am getting creative with the punctuation in this snippet.  You’ve been warned!  You can check out other creative types, at the WeWriWa blog.  It’s a nice bunch of people with some amazing books.  Also, Snippet Sunday has a great choice of sneak peeks.

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Blurb – Tau Scorpii

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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 This is more of the conversation from last week.  Sometimes, all you have to talk about is the weather.  PS – that will change soon!

  I need to be thinking about a real title, too.  This could be a series, time will tell.

  Skye & Taryn- 

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What was it like?”

Water fell out of the clouds. When you splash in a bath, and the water flies around, except it was cold, it stung my skin. It was . . . I can’t even describe it.”

How long did it last?”

About as long as we’ve been in here. For a while later, there were new plants across the plateau. It was green, it even smelled different.” She shook her head. “I wanted to follow the wind direction, back towards Freeport. Garrett getting dragged across the sand distracted me, and here I am.”

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Short one this week, sorry.  You know there’s a promo for The Wildblood series now.  All three books are on sale for 99c each, until sometime next week when I change them.

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WeWriWa 06/30/18 #8Sunday

This week hasn’t been particularly productive, but I still have a post.  Be sure to check out the WeWriWa blog.  You won’t be disappointed with the snippets a great group of authors are sharing.  Also #SnippetSunday

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Blurb – Tau Scorpii

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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Taryn and Skye’s first private conversation.  There will be more, but for now, they realize they are strangers to each other.

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Travel to Seafront with us,” Skye said, without thinking about it.

“For what means?” Taryn was skeptical.

He hesitated.

With the idea to take me west, and hide me away as if I was eight years old, still.”  She leaned close, “I need to go home, this is about the weather.”

It’s hot, it’s dry, and it’s dusty.” He didn’t mind that their shoulders brushed. 

I stood in the rain, Skye,” she whispered.

He blinked, knowing she wasn’t making a joke, and knowing at the same time, how improbable it sounded.

Before you ask, I wasn’t drunk, I wasn’t dreaming it.”

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Hopefully, things here in Real Life will be a bit more settled and I can get some words down.  If not, next week will be sneak peek at the book on deck, Cascadia, or something from Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood.  We shall see.

In the meantime, I have covers in process.  Any comments about them are appreciated.  Nothing is set, I’m just playing in GIMP.

 

And now, the weekly promo.  

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.

All are available in paperback and eBooks.

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