#8Sunday WeWriWa 02/26/17

 

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Well, I mucked that up!  With my new schedule, I thought Sunday was Saturday and missed my deadline last week.  You can catch the snippet here so you know what’s happening.

This is a rough draft of a short one, between books 1 and 2 of The Wildblood series. A romancey snippet, with Mac & Shan.

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Edging closer, she caught his hand and locked their fingers together. “I haven’t been ignoring it, as much as I want to. What do we do now?”

“We get up in a few hours and do what we’ve been doing here – pretending to be people we’re not.”

“Here?” she questioned. They’d grown up hiding what they were, from nearly everyone they knew. The Altered, the Genetically Enhanced, was an urban legend in The Vista. At least here, they were real, even if they were carefully monitored by their host.

“I actually meant, we have to stop meeting like this.”

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And if you want to catch up on the series, you can find all the current books of the series here – http://www.topaz08.com


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#8Sunday 02/19/17 We

 

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It’s that time again, and I’m running a little late today.  Sorry about that.  Check out the blog for a whole batch of authors that probably are more organized than I am.

Here’s a few words, a continuation from last week.

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Shan smiled, entirely spontaneous. She was like that, when they were alone.

You and I,” Mac went on, “That’s complicated and we both know it.”

I don’t want us to change.”

We already have and even if we’d never left The Vista, it would happen. I’ve told you before, I don’t want to be responsible for your regrets. Do you want kids?”

Not right now.”

You will, someday, and we can’t take that chance. That’s been the issue, since the very beginning of us.”

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Ah, life is complicated.  Especially when you’re genetically engineered humans in hiding.  I don’t have a title, and I’m not certain how this will be released, but I’m sure if you want to read the finished version, it will be available!

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#8Sunday WeWriWa


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Check out the blog!

I find books here all the time that I just can’t pass up.

OK, I’m writing a novel and novella of The Wildblood series at the same time.  I don’t see a problem with this.

One of the novellas in the works is going to be centered on personal relationships, one in particular. Yes, romance is involved. I’m writing it as if I’m the only person who will ever read it. This one is for me.

A few words for you.  Shannon and Mac.

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We need to talk.”

Shannon hadn’t been entirely asleep, but she hadn’t been expecting a conversation with Cmdr. MacKenzie, in the middle of the night, either.

Now?” she asked, getting her bearings.

Can you think of a better time?”

When we’re home.”

Do you think we’ll ever be home again, together?”

She rolled over and sat up next to him, clutching a pillow to her chest. “I don’t know, Alex, I hope so. Will it change anything, between us?”

That’s what we need to talk about.”

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In all likelihood, this novella will be out before Book 3.  In the meantime, there are 3 already out there.  Promo time.

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The Wildblood Series

No one remembers what started the war, the big one. It happened too fast, and there were too many lies, for the truth to be known. 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. The war may not be over.

 

Before Team Three, there was The Blackout.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0104VMFI4

Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood series. Before Team Three, there was the Blackout. 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 there 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

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6R8WNM

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, Gen En, 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. The team decide to take the fight away from their home and end up finding new allies – and new enemies.

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Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYNY774

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

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.

Notes on Book 3

So I’m finally underway on this one. It took some time because I’ve been trying to sugarcoat my characters. The simple fact is, they’re going to do things that are questionable. Even the protagonists. With that in mind, I’m getting some words down. I’m also making a lot of notes for myself that I’ll need later. I thought I’d share.

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“Don’t trust that the things you see or hear are the absolute truth, not now, not until all three of us are in The Vista together, telling you.”

(Wade, to Taylor 1, opening of Renegades) This did NOT happen at the end of the book.

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Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYNY774

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

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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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Find The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood, and all my books, in eBook formats and paperback here – www.topaz08.com

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The Wildblood Series

No one remembers what started the war, the big one. It happened too fast, and there were too many lies, for the truth to be known. 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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#8Sunday 02/05/17 WeWriWa

Ha!  I made it.  My work week changed and it messed up my schedule.  But I have a few words.  Apparently, I’m going to write Books 3 & 4 of The Wildblood at the same time.   Should be interesting.

Check out the WeWriWa blog for a whole list of authors offering their tasty snippets.

 

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This particular set of words are from Book 3.  Hopefully, titles will be happening soon, as well.  This is Wade, giving excuses why he’s about to disappear into the scenery.  Of course, he has ulterior motives.

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Team Three is still a team, but I can’t stay here, now. It makes it easier for Altereds to find us. I’m not making it easy for them, ever again.” He spoke of the modified humans covertly created during the past century. The Altered had developed unusual talents, far beyond anything anticipated.  Before the war ended their civilization, the entities that made them attempted to correct the aberrations. Those attempts had been largely unsuccessful.

The simple fact was, Team Three were the Altered, too.

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Hmmm, must promo while I’m here.  Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood needs some love.  Important things happening for my characters here.  Check it out in eBook formats and paperbacks at www.topaz08.com or the picture takes you right to Amazon.

 

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