WeWriWa 07/08/18

I am getting creative with the punctuation in this snippet.  You’ve been warned!  You can check out other creative types, at the WeWriWa blog.  It’s a nice bunch of people with some amazing books.  Also, Snippet Sunday has a great choice of sneak peeks.


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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 This is more of the conversation from last week.  Sometimes, all you have to talk about is the weather.  PS – that will change soon!

  I need to be thinking about a real title, too.  This could be a series, time will tell.

  Skye & Taryn- 

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What was it like?”

Water fell out of the clouds. When you splash in a bath, and the water flies around, except it was cold, it stung my skin. It was . . . I can’t even describe it.”

How long did it last?”

About as long as we’ve been in here. For a while later, there were new plants across the plateau. It was green, it even smelled different.” She shook her head. “I wanted to follow the wind direction, back towards Freeport. Garrett getting dragged across the sand distracted me, and here I am.”

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Short one this week, sorry.  You know there’s a promo for The Wildblood series now.  All three books are on sale for 99c each, until sometime next week when I change them.


#8Sunday 02/05/17 WeWriWa

Ha!  I made it.  My work week changed and it messed up my schedule.  But I have a few words.  Apparently, I’m going to write Books 3 & 4 of The Wildblood at the same time.   Should be interesting.

Check out the WeWriWa blog for a whole list of authors offering their tasty snippets.



This particular set of words are from Book 3.  Hopefully, titles will be happening soon, as well.  This is Wade, giving excuses why he’s about to disappear into the scenery.  Of course, he has ulterior motives.

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Team Three is still a team, but I can’t stay here, now. It makes it easier for Altereds to find us. I’m not making it easy for them, ever again.” He spoke of the modified humans covertly created during the past century. The Altered had developed unusual talents, far beyond anything anticipated.  Before the war ended their civilization, the entities that made them attempted to correct the aberrations. Those attempts had been largely unsuccessful.

The simple fact was, Team Three were the Altered, too.

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Hmmm, must promo while I’m here.  Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood needs some love.  Important things happening for my characters here.  Check it out in eBook formats and paperbacks at www.topaz08.com or the picture takes you right to Amazon.



#8Sunday WeWriWa 09/18/16!


Aha! I made it!  You know what to do – click the pic to find more blogs with teaser snippets!

This week I thought I’d take a peek at the actual romance part of the book.  It’s in there, I swear.  Not in a typical sense, but that’s the way it is.  This bit is a reunion of all three characters, and a little history.

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Is that how you two met, with the caravans?” JT asked.

He hasn’t told you?”

Capt. Allen, you’re a mystery to me. I asked my brother how many women he was involved with and he said, just one, when she’s ready to be serious.”

Shan raised her eyebrows, savoring the beer, dark, rich, and cold. “Really – and you think he meant me?”

He has spoken your name; I recognize that look of someone infatuated.”

You were worried about me embellishing stories,” Hunter said, settling back.

Did you say that?” Shan asked.

Yes, I did,” Hunter drank too, thinking if there was going to be drunk confessions, he intended to fully participate.

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Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood is in its final edits and I should have a release date next week at this time.  All my books are available in eBook format and paperback.  If you want to catch up on the series so far, Backlash is the prequel and The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood.

Follow the graphic to my website for links to everything that’s available.

9/11/16 WeWriWa


And that’s the blog you want to visit for a whole batch of exciting and diverse snippets.

Sorry I’ve been absent.  Between Real Life, formatting, and editing, I’ve run out of summer.  Here’s my snippet, then more news about my projects. This is a scene between Wade and Vance, protagonist and antagonist, and they both know there’s nothing they can do about being adversaries.

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You’re leaving her, in my city, in charge of a military force? A teenage girl? I’ve seen her throwing what amounts to temper tantrums, when she doesn’t get her way.”

Smug with himself, Wade told him, “She’s twenty, now. When she gets her mind set in an idea, she makes sure I know it. Shan is just like me, she knows what she’s doing. You don’t have to approve, but she’s my senior officer here.”

Not ‘just like you’,” Vance pointed out. “We both know that.”

Wade shrugged off the ominous comment.

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Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood is in its final edits and should be available in a few weeks.  Yay me!

In other series news, Backlash and The Vista are both available in paperback now, as well as ebook formats.  So is Hunter’s Moon.

I have a new sci-fi started.  It’s a apocalypse/time travel/dimensional travel thing just in rough draft.  It’s a great idea, I just have to put it down in words.  This one is going to be a bit more graphic in adult content.

I think that’s it.  Follow the graphic to my website for links to everything that’s available.

Here Again

I’ve been horrible at keeping up on social media the past few weeks.  Editing is occupying all my waking moments.  The good news is, Renegades will be released soon.  Autumn, this year.  The other good news is – The Wildblood series is going to print!

Wooo!  I actually have a copy – a real, live paperback – of Backlash.  It’s so cool.  It’s also available through Amazon.  The Vista will be following along shortly, and of course, Renegades.

As for other projects, there is a SFR creeping around the corner, demanding I let it out.  More on that, as it moves along.

I’ve also been playing with the idea of novellas in The Wildblood universe.  There are so many stories.  We’ll see.

That’s it.  I have to hit the books again.  Plus, go pet my shiny new paperback.



WeWriWa 07/17/16



My 8 -10 from Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood.  Sometimes, you really can’t avoid trouble, as my MCs are about to find out.  They have to answer for their escapades of the past year.

Renegades will be available in Sept./Oct., 2016, so this is the last snippet of this book.  Book 3 is looming, plus an entirely new project.  More on that later.

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Maybe it would be better to excuse the rest of the team,” Duncan suggested.

Exactly – we’re a team,” Shan protested. “We want to stay, we have a right to know what Command is doing.”

It wasn’t a request,” Duncan came right back.

I don’t care. This isn’t right.”

One minute,” Wade told them, grabbing her by the forearm and leading her to the back of the room. Mac stood there, coolly regarding the Command officers.

This is bullshit. It’s as much of an ambush as what happened at The Junction in July,” she whispered to him vehemently.

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WeWriWa 06/12/16

My blog is still not working correctly, and it looks like that’s the way it’s going to be.

In the meantime, check out WeWriWa for blogs that don’t mess up, and contain some fun, wild, complicated, and amazing snippets from other writers that know what they’re doing!  Just click the picture.


And now a few words from me.  This is from Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood.  It’s a bit of a conversation my MCs have while they’re miles apart, angry at the world, and each other.

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“That’s not my point. I’m going to go find those places we only imagine exist.  I don’t have to have permission from anyone and neither do you. We’re not prisoners.  If you aren’t afraid of the Council, of Command, you should do the same thing,” Wade challenged.

I’ve got Cody to run, because you dropped that job on me when you left,” Mac disagreed. “Priorities.”

Damned right,” Shan said, adding her commentary.

I understand whatever decision you make; I’ve already made mine.” Wade got the last word in, as usual, their contact breaking into three distinct parts before it faded away.

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Also, The Vista will be getting a new cover sometime this year.  While I love the art of the original, it’s been brought to my attention that a thumbnail version (which is what everyone sees) just isn’t working.  For now, a temporary cover.  The link goes to Amazon, but it’s available on all formats here.

Have a great week!




WeWriWa #8Sunday 05/22/16


Check out the blog, you won’t regret it. I’ve found some fabulous books there. A few lines from my WIP Renegades; Book 2 of The Wildblood. Release date not solid yet, but it’s looking like August. This year. 🙂

A less-serious conversation. It’s not all doom and gloom in the future!

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“What really happened in Colorado?” Lambert had read the official reports and knew they were at least fifty percent bullshit.

“He was Gen En, he’d watched us for years, or watched Wade and Shan. I’m apparently different enough to be invisible.”

“Rafe was watching?” Lambert confirmed.

“Yeah, him.”

“Maybe being invisible is your superpower.”

“Ouch,” Mac grimaced, deadpanning.

“Don’t take it personal.”

“Don’t repeat that to anyone, ever.”

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The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood is available on all formats. Renegades will be available this autumn. You can find my books, in all formats now, on my website.



#8Sunday WeWriWa 05/08/16

Follow the graphic to the blog you want to visit to find the WeWriWa blog. There’s always great snippets there.


Now, a few words from my WIP Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood. This is a continuation from last week. It’s skipping ahead, but just a little, same scene, same characters. Swear words ahead.

Also, I should have some cover sneak peeks soon! I’m excited. Getting close to another novel finished.

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He took her pulse on the side of her throat, worried.

“I’m okay, I just feel like throwing up,” she told him. The metallic ringing in her ears was subsiding a little, at any rate.

“That usually happens when someone tries to blow you up,” he attempted a joke. The response was her, putting her hands over her face and he didn’t know if she was laughing or crying. “Shan?”

“I fucking hate airplanes,” she announced, sniffing. “It’s fucking ugly to cry, too.”

“Someone just tried to kill you,” he said, serious this time. “You cry if you fucking want to.”

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The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood is available on all formats, just click on the picture!



#8Sunday 05/01/16 WeWriWa


And that’s the blog you want to visit to find teasers of some amazing book from some amazing authors.  I have to play catch-up this week because I’ve been falling behind.  But, now a few words from my WIP Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood.  This is a continuation from last week.

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Green was yelling at her, or something like it. His mouth was moving but there was no sound. She wondered disjointedly what had happened to his voice. He moved, getting to his knees, trying to get her moving.

Where’s Wade?” she shouted, the steady ringing in her ears making her own words sound distant.

He caught her face to get her attention and make her look at him. “Can you understand what I’m saying?” he asked, mouthing the words so she could read his lips.

Yes,” she nodding vigorously, making her vision spin, equilibrium gone.

The structure is unstable,” he pointed at the gaping hole over them. “We have to get out.”

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Ha!  that’s all this week.  You can catch up on the story arc with The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood by following the promo link. Available on all formats.