Tiny Snippet From First Talia Novel

This novel is in it’s final edit stage before I start trying to query. So, I thought I’d let out a few snippets to give an idea of what it’s like.




Blue always did look good on me, Talia thought.

When she arrived at the airlock Methos and the others were waiting. One quick glance was all it took to tell Talia her sister was in bad mood and would need to be handled with kid gloves. That made things problematic because she was counting on Methos to carry out the role the plan required.

“Ugh,” She said, trying to cheer Methos up. “I’ve got to go back to being Kate again. You know how much I hate that?”

“Could be worse,” Methos said. “I have to pretend to be a ditzy, oversexed girl.”

“And that’s a problem how?”

“Shut up, Talia or I’ll start telling Steven some of your dirt.”

“Dannae, do you have what you need?”

“We’ve synthesized enough medicine to treat a thousand people. Cheikra only knows how many really do need it.”

“Good. I don’t like the idea of the humans suffering like they are. Methos, Crios and I will canvas the various bars around the capital and see if we can find someone who’ll talk.”

“I don’t like your part,” Crios said.

“Yeah, well, someone’s got to do it.”

“There’s that ‘don’t worry I know what I’m doing’ tone again,” Methos said. “A credit gets you twenty that I’ll be saving your ass again.”

“I am able to take care of myself.”

The portable computer Talia wore on her wrist started to vibrate and she thumbed on the intercom. “Yes?”

“The plot has thickened,” Claudio said. “The battlecruiser Repulse has gone missing.”

“Great. I’ll see what I can find out.”

“Be careful,” Claudio said. “You’re still walking around with sixty million credits worth of cybernetics.”

“Only sixty million? Seems a bit cheap. You go shopping at the local Tech-mart?”

“Very funny,” Reyes said.

“I thought it was. How long has she been out of touch?”

“Since I left Ireland three days ago.”

“Long time to wait, Admiral,” Talia killed the connection. “You heard the man; we now have two problems to solve.”

“And this just keeps getting better and better,” Methos said. “Anyone else see a pattern here?”

“It fits the Dragus’ method of operation,” Crios said.

“They kidnapped our colonies to start the war,” Dannae said. “Stands to reason they’d use the same tactics.”

“Ok guys,” Talia said. “Let’s not get carried away here. Yes, there’s a Dragus ship out there, but it may not have anything to do with things. Besides, who knows how many of their ships may be lying around. One of the human governments could’ve found one.”

“So you want to blow it off?” Dannae asked.

“I didn’t say that. We need to make sure we have the evidence to support the theory.”

“Makes sense.”

Talia grinned. “I thought you’d understand being the intellectual and all.”

Dannae reached over and slapped her.

“Hey! What was that for?”

“General principle,” Dannae said primly.

“Nice right hand,” Talia rubbed her cheek. “Remind me not to piss you off.”

“Damn skippy.”


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