Notes on Book 3

Book 3. What happened, 20 years ago!

“Vance came out of Texas, looking for allies, looking for Altered allies. He found Rafe. They were making plans to divide and conquer, probably before we were born. The problem was, most of those who gathered were Altered. The Altered were trained to be adversaries, to gravitate away from each other. Rafe was a Sixth, that made him different, and Vance couldn’t break away, no matter what he wanted.”

(Note to Self. Kaden, to Shan, Hunter, Lambert & Taylor 1 –Renegades.)

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 03/26/17 WeWriWa

Well, the laptop seems to have healed itself.  No clue, but I’m going with it.  On to bigger and better things now.

Check out the WeWriWa blog.  Sci Fi, Fantasy & more, a whole collection of snippets for you to enjoy.


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Oops, this snippet isn’t romance!  It’s a discussion between Kaden and Harlan, adopted son & father figure.  I’m delving into some background on how things got to be the way they are. Book 3 of The Wildblood is in the works.

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How many times have you looked down that road and wondered who was headed this way?” Kaden asked causally, handing the older man a beer. It was a warm summer night, and Black Hills didn’t have many of those, not even before the war.

I couldn’t guess,” Harlan said, taking the beer. “Let’s not even try.” He thought about it, then shook his head, deciding it wasn’t worth dwelling on. “Do you remember the first time we came here?”

Kaden smiled, the memory clearly a better one for him than his adopted father. “I do, and it was snowing.”

That it was. You were four, and we’d been moving to make sure no one was following us.”

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Book 3 of The Wildblood, coming soon.

I have two new projects in the works as of this week.  Both are sci-fi, naturally.  The first is an action-adventure that finds our wandering heroine rescuing a captive warlord from a rival tribe.  (You see how I turned that around?  This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!)  The alternate universe landscape is a desert world with ancient, abandoned cities, and forgotten cultures.

The next is a dimensional travel story that starts out in the near-future northwest US.  A military-based Search & Recover team find themselves attempting to evacuate a band of civilians out of SeaTac, after the Cascadia Fault Line ruptures.  Then they discover it wasn’t just an earthquake.

And now, promo stuff. 

All are available in paperback and eBooks – http://www.topaz08.com

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The Wildblood Series

No one remembers what started the war, the big one. 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.

All are available in eBook and paperback at my website.

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A mysterious wormhole left Dr. Rand Hazen wandering the far future in the last days of humanity, looking for HER.

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AR grew up in the mountains of Western NC, and currently lives along the Mighty Mississippi in Illinois with her husband, 2 daughters, 2 dogs and a wily cat. She spends her days working with people with kidney failure, and her nights creating worlds of romance and adventure.
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#8Sunday 03/12/17 WeWriWa

OK, here I am again.  Weird, isn’t it?  It looks like WordPress has been doing some work, to, so I hope this works out.  First off, check out the WeWriWa blog for a whole list of amazing authors offering sneak peeks of their books.

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This week, a few sentences from Backlash, the prequel novella to The Wildblood.  Here, things are about to happen.  Scary, loud things that they aren’t expecting.

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Shannon,” her radio crackled with static, snapping her out of a restless sleep. It was Wade; like most teams, they had a private channel.

Go ahead,” she answered groggily. Her watch read 9:30 pm and she was supposed to go on duty at 2:00 am. An hour – she’d been asleep an hour.

Gear up. I’ll be there in five minutes to get you.”

What’s going on?” she wondered, rubbing her eyes.

Don’t ask, just do.”

He didn’t sound like they might be playing wargames.

 

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The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood
What happens, after the end of civilization?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6R8WNM


Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood
Uncontrollable. Unpredictable. Dangerous. The Wildblood. 
Now, Team Three know what they are.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYNY774


99¢ always.
Before Team Three, there was The Blackout.
Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood. 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0104VMFI4

All are available in paperback and eBooks – http://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 03/05/17 We WriWa

Another Sunday!  Time for some intriguing snippets.  Want to see more?  Check out the WeWriWa blog page.  You won’t be disappointed.


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This week, I’m going to wander back to the beginning of The Wildblood series and post a snippet from the prequel novella, Backlash.  This is a group of officers discussing their newest rookie, Shannon.

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So are you taking your Scout out tomorrow?” Ballentyne, Mick in his off-duty time, peered down from the second floor loft, making his point to the younger officers.

Is she ready to drive around by herself?” Wade asked.

She’s been ready all summer.”

We haven’t been ready,” Mac said, not joking.

Give her the keys, tell her she’s on regular rotation with us,” Wade told Ballentyne.

Are you sure?” Mac asked quietly, keeping the conversation private.

I should’ve put her on the road the week she turned sixteen, but I’d have had her parents and you to deal with. How she didn’t make Ballentyne crazy over the summer is beyond me,” Wade revealed. “You want to keep her at rookie status another season? She drives you around in the mountains next, starting tomorrow.”

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Backlash is available free on Instafreebie, if you’d like to sign up for my newsletter, or it’s available as a paperback or ebook through my website.

Book 3 of the series is in rough draft, and the first two – The Vista & Renegades, are available now, again, check my website for your choice of format.

PS – The Vista is on sale this week!

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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 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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