Rainbow Snippet for 8-27-2016

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Posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision and which I’m hoping to publish later this month.  (Those of you who participate in Sunday Snippets may remember parts of this.)

Skipping ahead a bit.  Taliya has just decided to buy her own ship and start her own trading company. She is still with Belyn, and he has the first line.

There may or may not be some creative punctuation involved in the following text.

“There are other dealers, you know. You don’t have to go with Vastyne Byrd.”

She tilted her head curiously.  “Is there something wrong with Vastyne Byrd?”

He shrugged.  “They’re no worse or better than any other dealer, I suppose.  There are rumors that they’re tied to the D’Rannen Syndicate but then there are rumors like that about most businesses, either to the D’Rannen Family or another.” He hesitated for a moment.  “Including the Swann family,” he added softly.

“I’ve heard the rumors,” she replied, her dark eyes troubled.  “But Mother kept all the books and was quite… closed-mouthed… about her dealings.  I do know that if Swann is involved it is all her doing – Grandmother fretted about it as well.”

Belyn nodded.  “I know you wouldn’t be involved in something like that, but I do worry that you might get caught up in it just because you’re Maureena’s daughter.”

“I’m not quite sure if I can claim that title anymore or not.”




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8 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 8-27-2016

  1. Nice little teaser about some of the intrigue that going on between the various families and within Taliya’s own.

  2. Oooh! Sounds like Taliya is from an interesting family. I’m curious to learn more about the character and her business.

  3. Jana Denardo

    I like his concern for her and I’m curious to see what happens next.

  4. annebarwell

    Nice hint at the bigger picture and relationships between different characters and families etc.

  5. AM

    Wow, great bit of intrigue there. Sounds like there are a lot of secrets. I wonder if Taliya will figure out what’s really going on underneath her mother’s dealings.

  6. velvetpanic

    Love the intrigue and the possibilities :)

  7. Spread your wings and fly, Taliya! :)

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