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Aliens have landed on earth. They meet a human and a dolphin. The aliens know that the earth is 78% water, who would they assume the planet was made for? :)
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Hey everyone, I got a new review for Angel's Evolution today.
Today, I thought would be a slow day so I could get some writing done, but no...it's not turning out that way. I'm running errands and meeting a friend for lunch. Then later on, doing a favor for another friend.
Firebird copyright(c) 2007 TA Chase
Rue shook his head. “Let’s get back on track. We have the stone and we’re willing to make a trade with you.”
For a second he heard his mind yelling at him; telling him he was crazy to give up all those credits for a man. He met Vlatko’s dark gaze. Maybe it was the craziest thing he’d ever done, but it just might be the best if it worked out.
“What do we have that you could possibly want?” Zalaigh crossed his arms and glared at him through the vid screen.
“We want the Mitcovian scientist who created the liquid body armor that the I.U.M. uses.” Rue swallowed. Here was where they laughed at him.
“What? Oh hell no, baisha. We won’t give him to you.” Allaigh exploded.
Rue shot a puzzled glance at Vlatko. The assassin frowned and shrugged.
“Allaigh, calm down.” Zalaigh wore a confused expression. “Why do you want him?”
“There’s something wrong with the body armor. Its atomic structure begins to break down and eventually destroys the body from the inside out.” Rue tried to remember what Vlatko had told him. “The person it’s injected in to has a life expectancy of forty years maximum before their bodies can no longer sustain the damage done.”
“Why should we care about their trained killers? If they die, it’s one less danger to us.” Zalaigh pointed out.
“You’re right. I won’t argue that point with you. Before I was hired for this last job, I’d have agreed with you.” Rue shifted, not willing to say more than that.
“Some thing changed your mind.” Zalaigh’s gaze flickered beyond Rue’s shoulder for a second. “Or someone. It’s interesting to see a thief such as you brought to such an unfamiliar place like this.”
“Do we have a deal or not?” Rue didn’t want to waste any more time. Each minute they took discussing the trade was a minute closer to the I.U.M. getting a hold of them.
“There’s a slight problem. I can’t give you the scientist.”
Rue’s heart dropped. It had been worth a try.
“I can allow you to stay on Mitcov and meet with him to see if he can find a solution.”
Allaigh looked as if he had swallowed a fish. Rue could tell the security officer was livid about that choice. Zalaigh shook his head to keep the other Mitcovian from protesting.
“We’ll discuss it and get back to you, High Councilor. The way I see it, my partner and I don’t get anything more than just a meeting out of this kind of trade.” Rue needed to talk to Vlatko. He was almost desperate enough to take it.
Rue knew Vlakto was in pain, though the assassin never complained. The muscle weakness and headaches were getting worse. The only relief Vlatko got was when he touched him and the warmth from Rue’s hands filtered through Vlatko’s body.
“I’m prepared to offer you and your partner asylum. You may live on Mitcov for as long as you like. We will protect you and harbor you.” Zalaigh’s grin was vicious. “Once we have the Heart back, the I.U.M. can’t touch us.”
“High Councilor, we’ll contact you when we’ve reached a decision.” Rue shut the vid down and leaned back, stretching the tension out of his back.
Vlatko’s hands massaged his shoulders and he felt the touch of lips on his head. He sighed. They were a step closer to finding a way to keep Vlatko alive.
Firebird copyright (c) 2007 TA Chase
over the weekend. It was pretty good. Little Miss Sunshine has a tendency to feel like a car wreck about to happen, but in the end, I think it redeemed itself.
We also saw Employee of the Month. Not a great movie, but it had its moments.
Took a little break from Tony's story and Firebird. Have a short story I need to get done. Hopefully, once I type what I wrote yesterday in, I won't have a ton left to do. :) Then it's back to the other two. I want to get those done so I can get working on the second book in my Dragon series. Mordred and George are getting impatient for their story to get told..lol
I hope everyone has a wonderful Hump Day.
Firebird copyright (c) 2007 TA Chase
Rue frowned at him. “If I have to. How did you know who to contact and how to get a hold of them?” He took the fire opal in his grasp. The gem flared as if a flame burned in it.
“Yes, you have to. Stargazer gave me the information. He also made sure the transport came equipped with a cloaking device. Neither the Mitcovians nor the I.U.M. will be able to find us unless we want them to.” Vlatko spun them around so he could point to a green button on the far wall.
“I see he thinks of everything.” He settled in. “I’ll do all the talking when the negotiations get started. No offense, but I’m not sure being subtle or even nice is your strong suit.”
“No. I’m the strong silent type. I’m going as your bodyguard and back-up. I’ll keep the gem on me until you’re ready to turn it over.” Vlatko sounded as if he anticipated Rue arguing with him.
“Why?” He stroked a finger over Vlatko’s nose.
“It’ll be harder to take the Heart from me than from you. Even with the vest, you’re vulnerable. I don’t have any weaknesses.” Vlatko bit the tip of Rue’s finger. “Except for you. I don’t plan on giving them the opportunity to use you.”
“I’m glad to know you won’t feed me to the wolves.” He moaned as Vlatko’s tongue teased the pad of his finger.
“The only person who gets you or your body is me.” Vlatko sucked Rue’s finger deep.
“Fuck.” He groaned.
“I’d love to do more to you, but they’re going to be contacting us soon. Do you want to talk to Allaigh or just to the person he brings us?” Vlatko set Rue on his feet.
Rue stuck his tongue out at the other man. “You talk to Allaigh. He’s your contact. I’ll deal with the big guy.”
“This is your show, love.” Vlatko stood up and leaned against the panel. “He should be back any minute now.”
As Valtko finished talking, there was a chime and Rue felt his shoulders tense. For the first time, someone’s life hung on his ability to charm and con. He stepped back to allow Vlatko closer to the screen.
“Who else would it be, baisha? Where is your partner?” The Mitcovian male glared at them.
“Where is the decision maker? I’m not showing mine if you don’t show me yours.” Vlatko was standing right in front of Rue, so the alien couldn’t see him.
Allaigh sighed. “I brought High Councilor Zalaigh.” The security officer stepped away from the screen to allow the High Councilor to take his place.
At the same time, Rue switched places with Vlatko. Rue didn’t have any idea what he was gong to say. He just hoped he could convince the Mitcovian to give them what they needed.
The High Councilor was only slightly smaller than Allaigh and a softer blue. He wore a white tunic and pants. Hanging around his neck was a gold medallion. There was an empty space in the middle of the disc and Rue wondered what used to rest there. He figured it was a symbol of the High Councilor’s office.
“Ah yes. So the envoy from the I.U.M. was right.” Zalaigh nodded at him. “Rue Thaday. Who else would have the nerve to steal the Councilor’s Heart?”
“Sir.” Rue kept his tone respectful, but confident.
I was watching a PBR event yesterday. It took place in Fresno. This bull was in the short-go (which is the last round of riding to determine who wins the event) This is the infamous Reindeer Dippin. Probably one of the rankest, if not the rankest, and most difficult bulls to ride in the PBR today. Reindeer is an amazing animal to watch work. He's only been ridden twice in his career which includes 23 or 28 outs (Not sure which..lol) He's psychotic and mean.
from Paige. :) It was fun to do. Here's the directions:
So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…
Waking Up: Throw Yourself Away- Nickelback
First Day at School: Retarded Disfigured Clown- Blue October
Falling In Love: My, My, My- Rob Thomas
Fight Song: Deliver Me -Sarah Brightman
Breaking Up: Awake- Josh Groban
Life: Coward of the County- Kenny Rogers (I'm not sure what this is trying to tell me..lol)
Mental Breakdown: Independently Happy- Blue October
Driving: Amnesia- Blue October
Flashback: Wild West Show- Big & Rich
Wedding: Father In You- Mary J. Blige
Birth of Child: So She Dances- Josh Groban
Final Battle: Angel- Blue October
Death Scene: Change Your Mind- The Killers
Funeral Song: Walking in Memphis- Marc Cohen
End Credit: Out From Under- Josh Zuckerman
The most interesting thing is I seem to have a ton of Blue October songs..lol. Angel by Blue October has one line in the song that I love..."How do you tell an angel you don't believe in God?"
Didn't get much writing done last night. Ended up having some friends over and watching some movies. The movies weren't too bad. I'm hoping to do some work today, so I can watch the football games tomorrow without panicking about not getting any writing done.
Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and try this little game. It's fun.
Sorry about that. It seemed like I was busy from the moment I got out of bed until I just got home. Whew!
I was going to post something neat from Paige's blog, but I'll do that tomorrow. :)
Did some writing on Firebird. Got 41k done so far. Probably will need another 10k to finish.
Hope you all have a great Friday night.
Thought I'd give some love to my very first cover. lol. Actually I got an awesome review from Anita at The Romance Studio for No Going Home.
5 hearts and Anita had this to say about my boys:
"These two characters demonstrate what is important in a relationship. Readers will be envious and will find themselves wishing they could find themselves in this type of relationship."
Click here to read the rest of the review.
Thank you, Anita for that wonderful review.
Tonight, I'm going to get my new laptop. Can't wait. :) There are times when I can be as big a geek as C.
Hope everyone has a great day.
Firebird copyright (c) 2007 TA Chase
Two days later—
Rue concentrated on the delicate process of anchoring the transport to the asteroid. So far nothing had gone wrong their trip. They’d managed to escape the eagle eyes of the I.U.M. He’d gotten them to Mitcov even with all the distractions Vlatko had thrown at him.
He felt a gentle bump as contact was made. The anchoring lines attached themselves and he shut off the engines. Vlatko’s hands gripped his shoulders and rubbed.
“Good flying, love.”
He ducked his head to hide his smile. Rue thought it was cute and sweet that Vlatko called him by pet names.
“Thanks.” He stretched and stood. “I guess I should clean up before we try to contact them.”
He turned and his mouth dropped open. He’d never seen Vlatko in his ‘work’ clothes. The big man wore leather pants that molded to every inch of his lower body. Black military boots enclosed his feet. A sleeveless black tee-shirt covered that magnificent chest. The fabric flowed oddly and the light gleamed off it in a strange angle. He reached out to touch it. A cool metallic texture met his fingers. He frowned.
“What is this stuff?” He ignored the holster holding a 3/30 laser handgun.
“It’s fabric Kevlar. Strong enough to stop a bullet and a knife. Somehow, the scientists have figured out how to get it to recognize what’s attacking me because if it’s a laser, the atoms in the fabric will swell and bind to stop that as well.” Vlatko shrugged.
Rue tested the strength of the fabric by grasping the collar in both hands and trying to tear it. The fabric resisted and he grunted. “Shit. Are the pants made out of the same stuff?”
“It’s a combination of leather and Kevlar. I’m not crazy like some of the assassins. They trust the liquid body armor so much that they don’t wear any protection.” Vlatko shook his head and laughed. “I’m not that trusting.”
“Probably a good idea.” He stepped back to watch Vlatko slip a vest over the shirt. “What’s that?”
“A body vest. Just another form of protection. I have one for you when we go to meet with them face-to-face.” Vlatko held out a vest to him.
He shook his head. “I’m not going to wear that. I’m a thief, Vlatko. I don’t wear Kevlar or carry weapons.”
“You won’t have to carry any weapons. That’s what I’m here for. I’ll be the muscle.” Vlatko stopped his protest. “That’s what I’m good at, love, but I don’t want to take a chance that you might get hurt. The Mitcovians might not be very happy to see us.”
Rue thought about arguing, but there something in the expression on Vlatko’s face that told him the big man wasn’t going to listen to him. He took the vest and bit back a gasp of surprise when he realized how light weight the thing was. “Are you sure this is going to protect me?”
Vlatko sealed up his own vest and smiled at him. “It’ll stop anything short of a rocket blast. Go on. Get cleaned up and changed. Then we’ll see about contacting them.”
He frowned. “Now that we’re here, I’m not sure how to go about getting in touch with the right people.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll get us in. Just think about what you’re going to say to convince them to hand over one of their people for the stone.” Vlatko pushed him towards the living quarters, slapping his ass as he went by.
“Shit.” Rue realized Vlatko was right. He’d have to do some smooth talking to make the Mitcovians willing to trade with him. He started running reasons through his mind.
Snow everywhere. And very cold. I'm heading back to bed to snuggle under the blankets for a while. Don't have to go into work until later today. Woo-hoo!
Are y'all sick of this cover yet? :)
So I watched Crank last night with Jason Stratham (sp?). Interesting storyline and very fast-paced. But I like those kind of movies...lol. No romantic comedies for me. :)
Firebird copyright (c) 2007 TA Chase
Watched this movie last night. Interesting story..might have to get the book by James Ellroy and read it to really do the movie justice. I sort of needed a flow chart to understand the whole thing. But all in all, not a bad movie.
Hey everyone, I got my first review for Angel's Evolution. Besides all the wonderful emails I got from readers...which I loved to read.
Nothing's happening today. It's raining here and I'm debating whether I want to go and run errands or if I should just stay inside and write. :) Since I'm feeling kind of lazy, it really isn't that hard of a decision.
Watched this movie last night. Okay..so the plot had more holes in it than Swiss cheese and the acting, not the best, but for barely legal eye candy, it's great...lol. Especially when the swim team is working out. ;)
Firebird copyright (c) 2006 TA Chase
Firebird copyright (c) 2007 TA Chase
A few hours later---
Rue shifted, slowly coming awake. His eyes took in the stone above him. He turned his head and saw he was in Vlatko’s bedroom underground. How did he get down here? The last thing he remembered was lying on top of Vlatko up in the hut. Vlatko must have brought him here when the big guy woke up.
A jolt of surprise raced through him when he remembered what Vlatko had said to him. Shit. He sat up and turned, dangling his legs over the edge of the bed. Did Vlatko mean it or was it just the sex talking? Damn. When had he become such a girl? It didn’t matter at the moment whether he meant it or not, he had said those words and that was enough for now. Even if Vlatko didn’t love him, it wouldn’t change his decision. He was going to Mitcov. He got up, cleaned up and headed out to the main room.
Vlatko was talking on the communicator. “Thanks, Stargazer. I’ll see you day after tomorrow.”
“What were you talking to him for?” Rue still felt guilty for having sex with Stargazer, even though before Vlatko, he’d had done whatever he had to do to successfully complete a job.
Vlatko stood and went to the kitchen, pulling out two beers. Rue caught the one thrown at him.
“He’s dropping off a transport we can use to make a run to Mitcov.” Vlatko popped the top off the bottle and took a swig.
“You’re going with me?” Rue admitted he was a little surprised.
“Yeah. Don’t you want me?”
“Sure. I just thought you’d want to stay here. There’s no guarantee what I’m going to try will even work.” He fiddled with the label on his bottle.
“I don’t know what your plan is, Rue, but I see it this way. I can stay here, pound my head against this formula and die or I can go with you and have a great adventure-not to mention incredible sex-and die. Either way I’m dead. I decided I want to have fun before this stuff takes me out.”
Rue blinked back the sudden moisture in his eyes and coughed. “Okay. I could always use back-up.”
“I’m good at that.” Vlatko grabbed his hand and dragged him over to the couch. “So tell me what your plan is?”
“I’m going to negotiate with the Mitcovians. I’ll give them back their stone if they give me the scientist who invented the liquid body armor. I figure we could bring him back here and get him to find a cure for you.”
“You think that’s going to work? We don’t even know if the Mitcovian is still alive.”
Vlakto hadn’t shot his idea down, so it might be a good one.
“Well, Mitcovians live a long time. It’s possible he’s alive. Why wouldn’t they do it? If the fire opal keeps them strong and safe from the I.U.M., why wouldn’t they give up one puny scientist? It’s not like we’re going to kill him. We’re just borrowing him for a few months.”
Vlatko chuckled, urging Rue to sit closer to him. “You wouldn’t object to being sent to some strange planet with a thief and an assassin?”
Rue nodded. “You’ve got a point. We could kidnap him. I mean I’m good at stealing things. Usually inanimate objects, but still how hard could it be?” At Vlatko’s skeptical snort, he grimaced. “You’re right. It’s a bad idea, but it was the only one I could think of.”
“Hush, love. I didn’t say it was a bad idea. We’ll give it a go. If it doesn’t work out, we’ll think of something else. Maybe we should just fly off together, sell the stone and make a shit load of credits. We can live the good life while dodging the I.U.M.” Vlatko playfully pinched Rue’s cheek. “I always thought I deserved the best.”
“I don’t want you to die, Vlatko. I hate the idea of your life being snuffed out.” He felt his bottom lip tremble. “Aren’t you afraid to die?”
“No. I never was. If I had never met you and died, it wouldn’t have been a terrible hardship. I didn’t have a life. Now since I’ve met you, the thought of dying makes me angry. I don’t want to give you up.”
Rue nestled close to his lover’s warm body. He traced his hand over Vlatko’s thigh. His skin began o tingle and Vlatko gasped.
“Can you feel that?”
Rue shook his head. “All I feel is a tingle. What are you feeling?"
“It’s almost like my leg in on fire.”
He started to pull his hand away. “I’m sorry.”
“No. Keep it there. My leg’s been bothering me for a couple days now. Your touch is making it feel better.” Vlatko brushed a kiss over Rue’s forehead. “Guess I’ll keep you around after all.”
This day hasn't started out well and I'm really hoping it gets better soon. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Angel's Evolution will be out tonight. Also, I left my flash drive at home, so I can't even post the new scene for Firebird today. Ugh! I'd love to go back home, crawl in bed and start this day over again.
Sorry everyone. LSB had server problems so Angel's Evolution has been postponed until tomorrow. :( Hopefully every thing will be fixed by then and you'll be able to pick it up around 7 tomorrow night. :)
Angel's story will be out at 7 pm EST tonight at Liquid Silver Books. I'll post a live link as soon as it goes on sale. (to make it easier for you all to go and buy it..shameless, I know...lol) *Liquid Silver is experiencing some server problems...so there'll be a slight delay in publishing Angel's Evolution. As soon as it's fixed and the books are available, I'll let everyone know.*