In Real World News – Did you catch that amazing first photo of an actual Black Hole? I won’t post it because I’m not certain about NASA & copyright infringement, but a search on the interweb will get you a million places to see the same picture. The Falcon 9 launch Thursday (Apr 11) was also a sight to see. All three booster rockets returned in a perfect sequence. It was beautiful. I love live tv feeds.
Meanwhile, in the world of Tau Scorpii, my intrepid characters are making progress of their own. They’ve put aside their problems and ventured from the Near Desert to . . . well, the uncharted desert. It’s progress, I swear. They aren’t trying to kill each other, right now, either. I told you, progress.
Except I never make things easy on my characters. Big things are about to happen, but they have time for a break in their routine, a little relaxation, a little fun.
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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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“If the time comes when there is trouble out here, you should know, Skye will try to protect you; personally, I think he’s crazy, but he will try,” Garrett told her.
“Would it do any good for me to talk to him?” Taryn wondered.
He chuckled, “No, like I said, he’s not big on talking.”
“What can I do?”
“I thought I’d race across the desert, waving a Tycho Alles banner, shouting my name, just to see if anyone noticed.”
“Naked,” Garrett said, “to be sure.”
Taryn blinked, speechless, usually having the upper hand, when dealing with warriors.
“That would make things more interesting, and I have a plan, to make things more interesting.”
“I’m not driving naked, anywhere,” Taryn pointed out quickly, getting a raucous laugh from him; she wasn’t amused.
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I apologize for the interesting punctuation there. My release date timetable is still a mystery. I will hopefully have a better idea what my plans are for the next few month, by the first week of May. It’s a bit scary, moving now. Its been 15 years since the last one. I’m sure I have a lot of stuff to throw out, and I’m just as sure, this is going to kick me hard. It will be a good thing, tho. The countdown is on.
Bloodlines is on 99c sale for a few weeks. It’s third 3rd and final installation in this story arc of The Wildblood. Yes, that means there will be more, standalone novels if I have my way with these characters. You can find all the current books on my website.