Peripheral People Countdown – Ylendrian A-Z – W

W is for…

Westley Tavera – Westley Tavera, or West, is a PsyAc field agent currently attached to the IEC, and assigned to fly-by duty on the vessel He’s one of the most gifted Readers ever tested, though he’s made sure no one knows exactly how powerful he is.  Unlike most Actives, West’s Talent was present in early childhood, perhaps even from birth, and his parents sent him to PsyAc when he was only eight years old.  Despite the things he’s seen and done in the line of duty as a field agent, West is remarkably cheerful and outgoing.  He’s been friends with his Ground, Gavin Hale, since they were both in nursery school.  West is tenacious and self-sacrificing, with a particular weakness for cases involving Actives who’ve suffered because of their Talent.  He requested his latest assignment at least partially because he’d heard Inspector Menivie didn’t care for psys, and West wanted to annoy him. 


Today’s Peripheral Passphrase Letter is: K

Welcome to the countdown to Peripheral People!  Every day until our release date (May 11, 2015), we’ll be giving you a glimpse into our universe, the Ylendrian Empire.  And every post will include a new letter in our scavenger hunt/word jumble contest.  Catch the new letter each day, unscramble the words, and start submitting your contest entries on May 10, 2015 to be entered in a random drawing for the Ridiculously Cool(er) Ylendrian Prize Pack, which includes all of these prizes:

One (1) Slipstream Laboratories lunch cooler- a lovely powder blue insulated bag, proudly emblazoned with the Slipstream Laboratories corporate philosophy: Ethical Dilemmas Are Only a Problem If You Have Ethics

One (1) e-book of your choice from our backlist

One (1) $10 (US or equivalent currency) gift certificate to one of the following bookstores: Riptide Publishing, (or .country for non-US residents), or Barnes & (Winner’s choice)

One (1) signed, full-wrap cover print of the cover art for Peripheral People, by the amazing Simone

Contest submissions open May 10, 2015 through May 24, 2015.  Winner to be announced May 25, 2015.  Contest open to US and non-US residents.  Shipping for physical items will be paid by the authors; any duties or taxes due upon delivery are the responsibility of the prize winner.  Winner will be notified via email, as well as announced on this blog and various social media outlets.  Eligible entries must contain the correctly descrambled phrase, contact name, and valid email address.  Winner will be chosen via random number generator.

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