Wayfarer – Books 13, 14, 15

Believe it or not, people can disagree and still get along. In these three books, it’s a prelude to and the huge change in Decker and Adara’s roles. Decker grows a lot in these books. I knew by the end of Convictions that changes had to occur for the series to remain interesting. Unusual for me, I actually had a plan for these three books. Generally, I go with the flow but I know I wanted to shift the story to a new direction.

Wayfarer Limits 

What’s the fastest way to get rid of people? Change the rules. Command changes the rules and in the process alienates (pun intended) the aliens. Some of the inspiration comes from the racial tensions we experience and some from historical events like the rise of Hitler’s Germany. It all got rolled up into one ball and this book is the result.


Command changes the rules.

Disagreeing without fighting, Adara and Decker face the new challenges as Command issues new mandates restricting how all members do their jobs.  Tension rises on the ship and across the human territory.  Diplomatic relations with the Tuscalains goes poorly for the humans but not for the Wayfarers. Racial unrest ripples across the human territory, hitting close to home with Adara’s family.

Will Decker and Adara get on the same page?


Wayfarer Contentious 

I think this quote “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.” (Edmund Burke) Mandates – rules being changed which are inherently (from the Declaration of Independence – read it – it’s powerful) unfair and unjust. So throw those influences in and add in Adara and Decker’s sense of right and wrong and out pops Contentious.


More Mandates!

Escalating conflicts plague the command staff and Decker and Adara.  New trainees arrive with an unexpected addition. 

Racial tensions rise with many attacks on other races. Allies are attacked, humans only is on the rise.

Have they reached a tipping point?


Wayfarer Home 

Adara’s always wanted a home. For her, it’s usually a ship but now the Wayfarers and a bunch of others need a home. Somewhere they can build what’s needed to move forward. What better way to do this than find a bunch of planets in a protected location and go there away from those who don’t want them. I remember thinking of the Oregon Trail my daughters used to play when they were young. A trip over a long distance isn’t as simple as it sounds. There’s always hazards and difficulties. Adara has a somewhat idealistic view on life until she has to organize a lot of people into some sort of cohesive organization.


It’s time to leave!

Adara and Decker gather up the Wayfarers, Humans, Briskans, and a variety of other races to leave.  Friends, Georgette, Luke, and Drake, join them bringing needed skills. 

Building a new society, Adara struggles with all the responsibilities on her shoulders.  An uncomfortable ship, seven months pregnant and a saboteur create an intolerable situation.  Teamwork and drawing on all resources, including the children, helps get all the tasks done and sets a precedent on how they move forward as they travel to their new home.

Will they survive the saboteur?


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Wayfarer Resolve
Wayfarer Series #18
by Eileen Troemel
Genre: SciFi Romance 

In this final installation of Wayfarers, Decker and Adara face an attack on their homeworlds as well as on their children. A clan member from Phelan’s clan attacks Addy and Zoe while Adara and Decker deal with riots and attacks on the home world. Phelan’s clan member is at fault. Will this break down the clans? 

Out exploring their sectors of space, Adara settles into being Mathair Naclan – mother of the clans. At the home planets, Hal, Dimitri, and others cope with vandalism, sabotage, and racism. The Humans only group rises with violence and hate to attack the Wayfarers from within.

Sentenced to hard labor, prisoners are placed at Tom and Angeline’s manufacturing facility and Monroe’s mining operation. Though facing punishment for breaking the terms of being with the Wayfarers, Bernard Lundquist still runs operations on Hometown. 

Bias within the Wayfarers and against the Wayfarers frustrates Adara as she and her admin council defend against the Humans only group. The family is threatened by the people Adara rescued. Can they find a way to peace or will the prejudice tear apart the connections Adara and the Wayfarers are making?

Wayfarer Aegis
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Wayfarer Series #1
Wayfarer Clans
Wayfarer Series #2
Wayfarer Immemorial
Wayfarer Series #3
Wayfarer Negotiator
Wayfarer Series #4
Wayfarer Wedding
Wayfarer Series#5
Wayfarer Trials
Wayfarer Series #6
Wayfarer Destruction
Wayfarer Series #7
Wayfarer Freedom
Wayfarer Series #8
Wayfarer Salvation
Wayfarer Series #9
Wayfarer Expansion
Wayfarer Series #10
Wayfarer Acceptance
Wayfarer Series #11
Wayfarer Convictions
Wayfarer Series #12
Wayfarer Limits
Wayfarer Series #13
Wayfarer Contentious
Wayfarer Series #14
Wayfarer Home
Wayfarer Series #15
Wayfarer War
Wayfarer Series #16
Wayfarer Evolution
Wayfarer Series #17

  “It’s been seven hours and twenty one minutes,” Frey whispered as Jolen held her. “They’ve missed nursing twice now.”
  “Everyone is working to find them,” Jolen said rubbed her arms, tried to comfort her.
  “I can’t breathe,” Frey said rubbing her hand between her breasts.
  “You have to,” Jolen said. “You have to keep hoping. Harry needs you.”
  “He fought hard,” Frey said. “He used the self-defense training. We both did. It didn’t help.”
  “I know,” Jolen said. “Do you remember how many came in the house?”
  “Seven,” Frey said frowning. “They shoved all the other kids in a room, locked them in. They pointed phase rifles at my children.” Temper started to flush her cheeks.
  “Do you know how many were outside,” Jolen asked.
  “No,” Frey said. “We heard the detail fighting. Tray came in by us but they shot him without warning when they got into the house.”
  “He’s going to be all right,” Jolen said reassured her. “What happened next?”
  “They put the kids in our bedroom,” Frey said. “They ordered us away from the babies but Harry refused. I refused to go.”
  “Did they speak,” Jolen said.
  “One man spoke,” Frey said. “He spoke and the others did what he ordered. Harry fought. The man who spoke ordered two men to hold him while others beat him. I thought he was dead. I fought, I tried to stop them hurting him but they threatened my babies with their phase rifles.”
  “Was there anything distinctive about the man’s voice,” Jolen asked. “Did he have an accent, say words a particular way, or stutter?”
  “No. He spoke softly like he didn’t want his voice to be recognized,” Frey said.
  “Do you remember any distinctive features about them,” Jolen asked.
  “Two of them were over six feet but not by much,” Frey said closing her eyes. “Three were shorter than Harry, they might have been women. The last two were between five ten and six foot. The three shorter ones were bulky but I think it was an attempt to prevent us knowing they were women.”
  “Why,” Jolen asked.
  “When they put Harry down and me next to him, those three shorter ones took the babies,” Frey said. “The man in charge, he seemed to think it beneath him to carry babies.”
  “Frey, you’ve been wonderful,” Jolen said. “I’m going to step out. Regan and Rowena are coming back in to sit with you. Before I go, I want you to know, you are safe here. You are in a private room at the Healing Center. There are several squads of fighters surrounding you. Outside of those people, we’ve got neighborhood watch patrolling the nearby neighborhoods.”
  “Where are the rest of the children,” Frey asked.
  “Libheanna has seen to them,” Jolen said. “She set them up in a space across the hall. They are secure.”
  “How many of the detail died,” Frey asked.
  “The count is up to four now,” Jolen said. She patted Frey’s shoulder as she shook her head burying her face in her hands.

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Book and Publishing News

Wayfarer Contentious is out and available on Amazon and Smashwords.  This is a continuation of Adara and Decker’s story.  More turmoil and trials with the Command withdrawing their support and racial tensions rising.

Change and conflict surround the Phoenix.  New trainees and Nancy O’Neal Finnegan arrive to board the Phoenix.  The Command mandates keep coming provoking the unrest amongst the crew.  Racial tensions rise with many attacks on other races.  Trainees complain about Adara, leading Command to issue and ultimatum.  Allies are attacked, humans only group is on the rise.  Have they reached a tipping point?

In addition to publishing the book, I’ve updated covers for the Defenders series.  TJ Jahns created new artwork for me (see her web site).  I think they turned out well and are a decided improvement.

Defenders of Magic is coming soon.  I have the cover done (I think).  Final edits went on the computer but I still have to read through one more time and do a spell check before I can publish.  I have to find a few hours of free time in order to do the actual publishing.

Behind the scenes, I’ve been updating my files so I can more easily market my crochet patterns and my short stories.  Part of this was to find links for my web site in order to make it easier for people to buy from their preferred vendor. 

Over and above my own writing, I’m working on reading some books to write reviews.  I’ve completed six and have two more to read.  Out of the six, only one of them was enjoyable enough to keep.  I’m hoping the other two I have are more enjoyable but I’m not holding my breath.