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!
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.