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This snippet is from Outliers, the new Wildblood novel. I’ve already changed it up a bit, telling the story of Shannon and Green, and a lot of history about The Vista not seen in the first trilogy. Here, Green and Dallas are discussing their options, in light of recent events. No one ever said life was fair. While there are Security officers aware Council has its own agenda, they are also aware the situation is beyond their control.
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“In the meantime, we’re going to pretend nothing out-of-the ordinary is happening, that we’re not watching for stragglers wandering in from Estes Park, that Council hasn’t been hiding the fact they’ve had contact there for over a decade, and that the Altered are an urban myth.” Green was as angry about how Council had deceived Security as he had been when he figured it out, a year and a half ago.
“So, nothing new,” Dallas added with biting sarcasm. “Are you really willing to let it go, everything Council has done, and what its caused?”
“Truthfully, yes. There’s nothing we can do. Even if we could, remember the oath you took when you joined Security?”
Dallas looked pissed for a few moments, knowing full-well his anger at Green was displaced. “Protect all citizens of The Vista and external allied communities first,” he recited.
“Council members are citizens, last time I checked.”
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I wish I had a time frame for release, but those never work for me. I need someone standing behind me with a whip and a cup of coffee, apparently. There are also 3 other novels in various stages of progress, a time travel thing, a dimensional travel thing, and a colonization thing. So many things. In my fantasy world, I’d like to release these next year, one every couple months. Wouldn’t that be cool? I’m so jealous of people that can keep to their writing schedule.
And now, for a promo.
“As a huge fan of the Fallout franchise and post-apocalyptic fiction and media in general, the Vista series feels like it has fallen from the sky into my grasp!”
– Amazon Review-
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. The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood – Available in paperback and eBooks at www.topaz08.com .