WeWriWa 01/27/19

Missed last week, sorry about that.  Things are weird and unsettled here.  I’ll be moving in the next 3 – 6 months, so if I disappear again, it’s that.  It should be interesting, getting internet out in the literal middle of nowhere.

So, you’re reading snippets.  Here’s a couple places you can find some amazing authors – WeWriWa & Snippet Sunday!  I’m sure I had something hilarious to say, but it’s been a long week.  I’ll try again next time.

PS – they are updating at WordPress, it seems.  My links are all pinks!

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When I say my life is bizarre right now, trust me.  I’ve gotten very little written on Tau Scorpii, but I have planned some promotions for Bloodlines.  So, this week, you’re getting a peek at Bloodlines.  The upcoming week may be hectic, I can’t tell from here.  There will be new words soon, I swear.  

 

The Wildblood Series

A Post-Apocalyptic Action Adventure

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.

In this snippet, the conflict between Council and Command has come to the breaking point.  It’s time for Security to regroup and reassess their priorities.

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While you were in the air, Council continued their meeting, or called a new one, depending on your perspective,” Mac warned the group of officers.

Did they have Security issue warrants for us?” Shan got right to the point.

They did not, however, they have demanded the files from Manitou. Command will surrender them, but we considered this, when we wrote the reports.”

So there’s nothing to worry about?” Taylor asked.

The only people now who might have issues are Wade, and Capt. Allen.”  The irony didn’t escape Mac – he’d been the one to fire anti-tank missiles into the bunker, killing Rafe and an unknown number of his people. None of that information existed, on paper, and in fact, a significant percentage of the reports were fabricated.

Wade’s in the wind,” Green verified.

Maybe they’ll send someone to arrest me,” Shan scoffed.

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That’s it.  With this book, the story arc is complete.  I can’t say I won’t revisit this world again, but Tau Scorpii is next.  Promos follow.

Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood
Learning the truth about the Altered, and the legacy of The Vista, is the first priority of Team Three. It may earn them exile from their home. They know this. Failure is not an option.  Loyalty has its price. So does revenge. Someone has to pay.

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
Amazon Canada – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
Amazon Australia – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1447894648
B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bloodlines-s-a-hoag/1130046148
Books2Read – https://www.books2read.com/u/bP5q2z

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The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood
What would you do, to protect your home?
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
Before Team Three, there was The Blackout.
Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0104VMFI4

The series can be found at www.topaz08.com

 

 

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WeWriWa 01/13/19

 

It’s a new year, and here I am, with a new published book!  more about that later.  Right now, check out the WeWriWa & Snippet Sunday pages for dedicated authors willing to share with you.

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So, Bloodlines has been out 3 days now, and has special pricing until the 24th.  While it is the final book in this particular story arc, it’s not likely the last book in The Wildblood world.  For now, Tau Scorpii is up next, and that’s my snippet.

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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Taryn and her band of merry adventurers have returned to Argent.  Things on their desert world have changed far more quickly than they expected, and she goes where she feels safe, and confides in the one person she knows has answers – Asher.

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Rain,” Asher repeated, stopping. “You always believed the stories, even after all the times I told you the tales of Earth mean nothing here.”

It rained on us, all of us, up on Flatrock, less than half a day ago. Right after a band of Caerule tried to talk to us,” Taryn told him quietly.

Asher nodded, “I know.”

About the rain, or the Caerule?” She was grimy, hungry, and exhausted, even more so than her last venture to the city. If he was angry with her, it didn’t show.

Both. Get your men, we’re going to the Keep.”

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Yep, that’s it this week.  I’m just getting back into the habit of writing, after taking the week off for the release of Bloodlines.  PS – there is a promo right under this line!

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Amazon (paperback also!) – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MGXM8NZ

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bloodlines-99

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1447894648

B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bloodlines-s-a-hoag/1130046148

Other retailers – http://www.topaz08.com/Bloodlines.html

WeWriWa 12/30/18

Happy New Year!

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and a fantastic year. 

You know what to do, click the graphic to go to the WeWriWa blog and a lot of authors willing to share bits and pieces of their work.  Check it out.  Snippet Sunday, too.

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Bloodlines is available for pre-order now, and will go live on Jan. 10, 2019!  This snippet is a conversation between Shannon and another officer, one who knows things he shouldn’t.  She gives him a pass, to ask whatever he wants.  

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I’ve heard things, about Team Three,” Dallas started.

Sure you have. Dark, scary things you don’t want to know about. I guarantee you, some of those things are true. Some of those rumors are absolute lies, and there are probably a few we started ourselves. Do you want me to tell you which ones are which?” Shan asked.

The team has gone renegade, and that’s why Command is sending you to different assignments.” Dallas didn’t play around.

That’s actually fairly accurate. It’s not that black and white, but close enough.”

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Pre-order now! 99¢
Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood
Learning the truth about the Altered, and the legacy of The Vista, is the first priority of Team Three. It may earn them exile from their home. They know this. Failure is not an option.  Loyalty has its price. So does revenge. Someone has to pay.

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
Amazon Canada – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
Amazon Australia – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07MGXM8NZ
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1447894648
B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bloodlines-s-a-hoag/1130046148
Books2Read – https://www.books2read.com/u/bP5q2z

The series can be found at www.topaz08.com

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The Wildblood Series

A Post-Apocalyptic Action Adventure

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.

WeWriWa 12/16/18

While I’ve got you here – check out the WeWriWa blog & Snippet Sunday page for a whole batch of amazing authors, willing to share stories with you.

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Great!  With the upcoming release of Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood, I’m rolling it back to grab a snippet from Backlash, the prequel novella.  In this scene, Shannon’s training officer has just asked her what she thinks about the world outside The Vista, knowing full-well, it’s a loaded question.

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  “I think there’s more to the world than just us. I think our parents have forgotten that.” Barely seventeen, she had a lot of opinions. Being very smart as well, Shannon was aware not all of those opinions would pan out to be correct. “Someday,” she said, throwing her pack in the back seat and taking the opportunity to stretch. “Some of us should go find out. Unofficially, if we have to.” Tall for a girl, she was lithe and more than pretty; dark hair, fair-skinned with eyes that looked green and occasionally gray. Any day she was on-duty, she carried a pair of Sig Sauer 9mms, left hip and right shoulder.

Are you going to bring that up to Security Command?” Ballentyne wondered, amused.

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Of course, things get more and more complicated from there.  I’m expecting a release date the first half of January, unless all my editors & readers get back with me, like tomorrow.  Anyway.  Backlash is free, The Vista & Renegades are 99c each, through the end of the year.  Naturally, I’d love reviews if you’ve read them.  Promo below.

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The Wildblood Series

Twenty years after civilization stopped, 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 land they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.

The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood
What would you do, to protect your home?
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
Before Team Three, there was The Blackout.
Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0104VMFI4
Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood coming soon! Catch up on the series now.
Learning the truth about the Altered, and the legacy of The Vista, is the first priority of Team Three. It may earn them exile from their home. They know this. Failure is not an option.

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

WeWriWa 12/09/18

Aha!  You caught me not be ready for a blogpost.  Shocking, isn’t it?   I should have a release date for Bloodlines next week at this time.  That’s about it, editing that & getting a few words down for Tau Scorpii.

Catch up with snippets by amazing authors willing to share them, at WeWriWa & Snippet Sunday.

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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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

A small band of curious humans have made their way into uncharted lands.  They avoid a confrontation with their foes, the race of Caerule, but the reasons are murky.  

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Something scared them,” Taryn pulled her garb tighter around her, feeling the wind shift again. 

They were scared off by the dust storm, out in the High Desert,” Garrett said.

We need to ride on,” Aiden interrupted.

If something frightened the Caerule into running away, we should figure out what it was,” Skye argued.

Yeah, that’s what,” Aiden insisted, looking back the way they’d came from, at clouds, dark and rolling in fast, creating an ominous wall of dust that was on them before they could move.

Except it wasn’t dust. Only one of them knew what to think of it, as the storm engulfed them.

Rain,” Taryn said, turning her face upwards, as water fell from the sky.

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There it is for the week.  I’m not certain if I’ll have posts over the next couple of weeks, but I will be back.  The graphic takes you to my website, where you can find The Books.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

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WeWriWa 12/02/18

WeWriWa and Snippet Sunday – check them out if you like books.  You won’t be sorry.

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Holy cow, Batman, did that week fly by.  The bad news is – there are parts of Tau Scorpii I won’t share on the blog, and that’s where I am right now.  The good news – it’s moving right along.  So, this week is a snippet from Bloodlines, currently out with an editor.

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The Wildblood – 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.

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This is Hunter and Shannon, having a conversation.  All hell is about to break loose.  He’s always suspected the secrets of Team Three and the Altered were darker than anyone cared to admit.  The team has gotten themselves exiled from The Vista because of their refusal to cooperate with Council.  Things are about to get even more complicated than they were.

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Everyone has goals, it’s not a bad thing,” Hunter said.

I agree, as long as the Altered status in The Vista isn’t at risk.”

Do you think it is?”

You saw how Council was. I wanted to tell them, but I won’t, I can’t. They need to go on thinking . . .” Shan trailed off, never having said it, to anyone.

“Thinking what, tell them what?” Hunter asked.

She shook her head.

You said that you wished everyone knew they were like you – is it true?”

Torn, Shan didn’t want to answer, knowing he wouldn’t give up without one. “Not in the way you think.” 

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Yikes!  I really hope I wrap this up as well as I want.  Its been interesting.  I can’t swear I won’t wander back to this world at some point.  For now, Tau Scorpii is next.  Then, who knows?  Gratuitous promo next.  The books are mostly on sale for now.  They won’t be, when I release Bloodlines, FYI.

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

Free in most areas (sorry, Amazon does what it wants).
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The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood
What would you do, to protect your home?

99¢ !!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood
Uncontrollable. Unpredictable. Dangerous. The Wildblood. Now, Team Three know what they are.

99¢ !!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Bloodlines:Book 3 of The Wildblood
Failure is not an option.
Coming Soon!
http://www.topaz08.com/Bloodlines.html

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Other eBook and paperback retailers – 
http://www.topaz08.com