Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Disclaimer for No Way Out: Dari

While I write most Trek Mi Q'an installments in such a way that they can stand alone, No Way Out: Dari is a definite exception. Not only do I encourage new readers to read its 11 predecessors, but I also encourage longtime readers to re-read the books leading up to this one. The plot is very intricate, which will guarantee several "aha!" moments if you're well versed in Trek, but which may seem like ordinary moments if you're not. Additionally, several old characters come back into play in this 12th installment so if you don't remember who everyone is it might get a bit confusing.

I don't want to scare anyone off (!!) but I do want to keep it real with y'all. This title (9th book, 12th installment) answers questions some of my readers have had for 2 decades, while still setting the scene for the 13th installment, No Way Out: Jana. In other words, there's a lot going on. I do hope you enjoy it! Tina/Jaid xx

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

No Way Out: Dari - Book 9, Installment 12

Coming March 3, 2020

It took me three YEARS to write this installment! Not only because of my disabilities, though they were definitely contributing factors, but also because of the sheer intricacies of the plot this story demanded. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it :-) Tina/Jaid xx

This next exciting installment in the Trek Mi Q'an universe tells the story of Princess Dari Q'ana Tal and High Lord Gio Z’an Tar. Picking up where its predecessor (No Way Out: Kari) left off, fans of the franchise are rewarded for their patience with a new entry in the ongoing serial that gives long awaited answers to several questions. 


THIS BOOK IS PART OF A SERIAL AND NOT MEANT TO STAND ALONE. 

Dari Q'ana Tal has been promised to Gio Z'an Tar all of her life. Resentful at first, she comes to care for her betrothed as the years go by. As Dari soon discovers, not all is what it seems at Gio's home on Arak. An evil has shown itself, forcing Dari to flee from the planet... as well as from her future mate. 

Preorder by clicking here.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Trek Mi Q'an question

I'm trying to figure out what y'all find more helpful: italicization every time you encounter an alien word, no italicization, or a hybrid of the two wherein italics are not used for certain established words centered around time and space. Please pick which of the excerpts below is easiest for you to follow! My thanks in advance :-) Tina/Jaid



A) After the washing was done, Dari moved to a vesha-bench near to her bathing hole. Two Kefa slaves rubbed exotic oils onto her skin whilst another two brushed out her long hair and braided it. The slaves braided with a quickness that humanoid females simply could not, making short work of what would otherwise have been a daunting, Nuba-hours long task.

B) After the washing was done, Dari moved to a vesha-bench near to her bathing hole. Two Kefa slaves rubbed exotic oils onto her skin whilst another two brushed out her long hair and braided it. The slaves braided with a quickness that humanoid females simply could not, making short work of what would otherwise have been a daunting, Nuba-hours long task.

C) After the washing was done, Dari moved to a vesha-bench near to her bathing hole. Two Kefa slaves rubbed exotic oils onto her skin whilst another two brushed out her long hair and braided it. The slaves braided with a quickness that humanoid females simply could not, making short work of what would otherwise have been a daunting, Nuba-hours long task.


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Laverne & Surly - Update

I've fallen a couple months behind schedule on L&S's publication date because, try as I might, I'm having one helluva time transcribing it from my Kindle Fire into a Word document. I tried speech-to-text, but apparently my English isn't precise enough (lawd!) I tried transcribing it by hand, but my eyes can't take it for more than brief spurts. All that said, I do have a plan!

In January—likely the latter part of it—my BFF Nick is coming to visit me. Thankfully, he has agreed to transcribe the whole damn thing (!!!!) so we should be good to go by February. 

Believe me, the situation has frustrated me to no end. To go from losing L&S to finding it years later... well lets just say being in limbo has driven me loco lol. Nevertheless, there is light at the end of the tunnel finally!

Jaid/Tina xx

Friday, August 23, 2019

Trump & The Chosen One

Is anybody else as freaked out as I am by all the blasphemy coming out of that psycho's mouth lately? Granted, he always is saying something that guarantees a migraine, but this "I am the chosen one" utterance—while looking up at the sky no less!—has me creeped out. Coupled with his retweeting of a post from an alt-right conspiracy theorist who referred to him as "King of the Jews" and "The Second Coming of God"... 

I. Am. Freeeeeaked!

Anybody else out there saying extra Hail Marys these days?

Tina/Jaid (who just crossed herself)

Friday, August 9, 2019

Laverne & Surly (and minor miracles!)

For those of you who can remember wayyyy back to when I went through a home invasion while living in Venice Beach, CA, this post will make sense. For those who don't remember the burglary, I'll give you the Cliff Notes version so it makes sense to you too:

Came home early from DBT therapy to a burglary in progress → Was confronted by an intruder who attempted to knock me down → Damn near shit my pants → Thief got away with my laptop, iPad, and some jewelry → On my laptop were 11 manuscripts in various stages of completion → I learned the hard way to always back up my work

Now that everyone has been brought up to speed, I'm pleased to announce this good news: it appears I did backup Laverne & Surly, which is the sequel to Fatman & Robyn. Long story short, I hadn't turned on my Kindle Fire in years, was suddenly in the mood to reread Christine Feehan's Dark Prince, fired up the Fire, and voilà!—there she was. That's the good news. The not so great news is I haven't figured out a way to transfer the PDF in my Kindle to a word document so I can get L&S up for sale. Right now it's looking like I will have to retype it by hand (ouch) which could take a while. (Remember: I am disabled.) Still, I believe I can have it retyped in time for Christmas so I'm pleased about that.

Now if only Dari's story would magically appear...

Tina/Jaid xo

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Lost Comments

I was updating the appearance of my blog to make it easier on the eyes and—BOOM!—your comments and my replies to them went bye-byes. At any rate, I just wanted to put what happened out there so no one thinks I deleted their comment/s. 

Tina/Jaid xo