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