Outliers Pre Order & WeWriWa

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There’s so much new stuff in WordPress, please forgive the mess this post will be. This is the opening of Outliers, which I’m sure you’ve noticed is on pre-order now.

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~I see you.~

Shannon had a bird’s-eye view of the Junction, a deadly place when the snow melted and nomads moved. Once, when there were many people, they traveled these crossroads by the thousands, to cities that held millions. Before she was born, when a World War changed everything.

Even humans.

The memory was like a nightmare, but this one was something she could manipulate and control. There was no danger. She needed to learn what they had concealed from her when she nearly died there, two years ago.

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That’s it. This one if full of head games and hints of future novels and the previous trilogy. I hope it’s entertaining. It certainly kept me up many hours. On to the promo!

 

 

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Pre-Order now for 99¢!
Outliers: Team Two A Wildblood Novella
 
Welcome to the world of The Wildblood.
Trust is dangerous; ignorance is deadly.
 
A generation after World War Last, children of the survivors struggle to overcome the all-too-human penchant to fight with each other. The only thing more dangerous than the people you don’t know are the people you know.
Outliers: Team Two – the newly formed Team Two attempt to hide the secrets of The Vista and its Altered, the genetically enhanced humans, while remaining loyal to the oaths they swore to protect their home. The Vista is no longer alone in the world, and the world is a complicated place.
 
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The Wildblood Trilogy Onewww.topaz08.com
The Vista, Renegades & Bloodlines
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 paperback and eBookswww.topaz08.com

WeWriWa 07/07/19

Great!  It’s Saturday.  Need something to read?  Check out the WeWriWa blog for amazing authors sharing their stories.

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This week I’ve put The Wildblood: Trilogy One in a box set, and it’s on preorder, release date on July 10.  This snippet is an early exchange between Shannon & Hunter.  Their relationship is a pivotal point of the series, but here, they are just getting acquainted, cautiously.

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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.

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“Capt. Allen,” Hunter greeted, having checked the roster posted in the foyer to find out where she was.

“Lt. Hunter,” she acknowledged, feet propped up on the table and leaning back in the chair.

“Are you on duty?” he wondered, taking notice she wasn’t wearing boots but she was wearing a sidearm.

“No, I’m sleeping,” Shan told him.

“You don’t look asleep.”

“I would trade three overnight shifts of watch if I could get some sleep.”

“When was the last time you slept?” he asked, turning on one of the lights and taking a seat across the table from her.

“July,” she offered, making it a jest, when, in fact, it was close to the truth.

He produced a worn deck of cards, “Want to play strip poker?”

“No, I don’t- deal.” Shan sat up to get her cards.

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Pre-order available at Amazon.  Everywhere else on July 10!

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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

 

 

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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

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 12/16/18

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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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).
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
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¢ !!
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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

WeWriWa 11/11/18

At least WeWriWa keeps me writing – even if it’s only 10 sentences a week!  That’s a joke.  Want to catch more snippets?  Check out the WeWriWa page, there are some awesome authors hanging out there.  Sunday Snippet too!

 

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Ok, let’s do this all over again!  I’m writing a book.  Nifty, huh.  This one, The Myth of SolTerra, (possibly Tau Scorpii Book One) is a Sci-Fi Romance.  Please forgive my creative punctuation.  I’m keeping it to 10 sentences, and I won’t lie, this is a first draft and my punctuation is pretty questionable at this point anyway. 

 

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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He circled the pair, taking into account everything, stopping in front of Taryn, “Have you changed your name again?”

Not yet,” she said quietly, “I might have to. There’s a migration happening.”

I am aware, no thanks to you.”

The Caerule are south of the Highmarch.”

Now that, I didn’t know,” he peered at her, expecting her to have more to say. “I leave for a few days break, and I come back to find you, moving mercenaries into the city.”

An enemy of an enemy.”

If you believe that makes him our friend, I’m sending you home to go back to school. I don’t want to bury what’s left of your family, stop being impulsive, you know where it leads.”

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Bloodlines: Book 3 of The Wildblood is at the editor/beta readers, although I’m missing my actual editor now.  I’m not certain how this will effect my release date, but I promise to let you know when it’s happening.  If you’d like to catch up on the series, follow the graphic right to my website.  PS – yes, The Vista has a new cover.  Apparently, the previous one offended a big retailer who shall remain un-named.

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WeWriWa 10/28/18 & 11/04/18

I’m so sorry I’m not going to get a new snippet posted tonight (11/04).  I have a few paragraphs, literally, to finish this draft.  Wooooooo, me!  I got through ‘that scene’, and it was exhausting, but I did it.  I’m off to get this wrapped up so I can sent it off to editors and get some words down on Tau Scorpii.

 

WeWriWa time again!  Check out the blog, check out Snippet Sunday, and leave a few words of encouragement for the authors.  Some days, we really need it.  (PS – I’ve been missing leaving comments, I’m a bad person.  A busy person.  I swear to do better this week.)

I honestly almost missed this one.  I’m writing ‘that scene’.  GRRM makes it look easy.  Not so much for me.  I’ve know these people, errr, characters for a lot of years.  A lot.  Like, 20.  So wrapping up this story arc is bittersweet.  I think next week, we’ll be back to Tau Scorpii on a regular basis, for a few weeks.

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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.

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This is back towards the beginning of Bloodlines.  For my female MC, one relationship is ending, as another begins.  Their personal problems have become secondary to the problem of survival in the new world they’ve discovered beyond Montana.  Still, nothing is easy.  Mac and Shan are trying to have a few moments of privacy.  It never happens like they’d hoped.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Come visit me, Shan,” a simple statement, with a lack of complications.

You know I will.”

Mac passed a bottle, and belched loudly. “You’re going to be bored in Dispatch,” he predicted.

Bored isn’t so bad, I have books,” she said, hoping for something profound, and coming up short.

When we have radio duty together, call me up and I’ll play for you.” Mac was good with a guitar. It relaxed him, it relaxed her, too.

It’s a date.”

You two have scintillating f***ing conversations,” Taylor, chimed in, thinking they might have forgotten about their open mics.

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That’s it, thanks for reading.  I expect to be releasing a box set of the 3 novels after the first of the year.  There’s also a good chance I’ll be moving, and writing on a full-time basis rather than this hit and miss schedule I have now.  Here’s a promo for you, in case you thought I’d forgotten that!  Ha!

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WeWriWa 09/09/18

  Another week, another 50 words.

  Nah, I wrote more than that.  I hope to have the draft of Bloodlines finished next week by this time.  Tau Scorpii is on deck, and yes, there is another one waiting for attention.

  Check out the WeWriWa blog and Snippet Sunday for more excerpts, from some amazing authors.  You won’t be disappointed.

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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.

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  This week, Shan & Hunter are out in the world, and they’ve run across some hostile Nomads.  Outside of The Vista, they are on the defensive, and there are civilians close by.  They want to control the situation before it gets out of hand, but you don’t always get what you want.

  They attempt to reason with the intruders, first.  Things get a little intense.  See the previous post here.

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  “Well, the h*** you do,” Shan said quietly, enough that the men hanging back by the doors couldn’t hear her.

  “Little girl, you have no idea,” Ryan sneered.

  Hunter let her go; if they even breathed wrong, he was going to take it on himself, and start that shootout he’d promised to try and avoid.

  “I’ve seen things, with my own eyes, that happened before I was born,” she said, leaning towards him, stoic. “I watched cities die, I’ve killed my own kind for thinking they could threaten me, Nomads that thought they outsmarted me, and I never thought twice about it. If you make us slaughter the entire bunch of you, I won’t remember your face tomorrow.”

  Ryan blinked, thinking of something to say. He had crossed them, and he knew, if they were what they claimed, he was dead.

One tiny bit of advice,” she finished. “It’s not ‘mutant freak’, it’s ‘altered’.

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  Edited to make it PG, and to keep it at the 8 – 10.  I’m in the process of getting Backlash switched to free, so I can do some promoting.  Of course, Amazon isn’t cooperating.  You can check out my progress through my website, it’s just easier that way.