I missed the WeWriWa deadline this week.  Today was apparently not Friday.  Check out their blog for a talented and eclectic array of authors sharing their snippets.  I usually do, but it’s been a rough week.  Everyone is good, but tired.

So, here’s some musical insight into The Wildblood series.  I’ve post soundtracks for each of the books.  This is for Bloodlines.


There’s a running theme for each book, and the series.  Writer’s block – MP3 player.  Kids arguing?  MP3 player.  (PS – they are adults, I don’t have to get involved in it.)  Power out?  You guessed it, MP3 player.



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.

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

The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood
What would you do, to protect your home?

Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood
Uncontrollable. Unpredictable. Dangerous. The Wildblood.

Now, Team Three know what they are.


Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood
Loyalty has its price. So does revenge. Someone has to pay.

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

When Ideas Happen

After a long few days of getting my first published novel online, I was calling it an early night (1am), having a shower and getting some sleep. Nice warm shower, quiet house . . . and then the ideas and plot twists for book 2 started popping into my brain. Not just one, hoards of them.

I’m never going to complain about getting ideas, but they do seem to happen at odd times. When I’m asleep, or shopping or out on the road somewhere travelling. In this age of electronic devices, I need to start keeping a spiral notebook and pen at hand again. Write down every bit, sort them out later.

What tricks to you use to wake up your muse? Mine is music, or insomnia. I prefer music.

My weekend is almost upon me, I have a novella to finish the first draft on. Pleasant dreams!


The Vista, now available on Amazon!

The Vista