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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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!

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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