There's an excerpt at the end of the newsletter, the part the introduces the two wolves. I can't really post them when I'm writing for a traditional publisher, so love being able to do this with my indy books!
There were wildflowers everywhere, too. It was absolutely gorgeous walking the trail above the beach. I think we walked about four miles.
This one comes out at the end of September, but it's up for pre-sale now. The title above and the cover to the right are linked to Robyn's page where you can read a blurb that spells it all out much better than I can.
I'm a huge fan of Robyn's because of books like this one. They're the kinds I finish and instead of putting them on the shelf, I go back to page one and start all over again. They're just that good!
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Enjoy the excerpt, and Moms, wave bye-bye to the kids as you send them off to school!
Excerpt of Dark Terror, from Spirit Wild #5
Yellowstone National Park June 8, 2040
This was a truly wondrous place, this fierce land called Yellowstone. It was even more magical after the sun went down. Reko crouched beside Ari, his brother. He’d been told they were almost identical, the way they were marked, two massive wolves much larger than their wild brethren. He and Ari had paused here to watch the boiling mud bubble up from beneath the ground. The ambient starlight illuminated wisps of steam as it danced overhead before disappearing into the darkness. Fi would have loved it, would have wanted to know everything there was to know about the boiling muck that flowed up from the ground and smelled so foul, but their littermate—their sister—was gone, killed by a rabid wolf somewhere north of here in a place the humans called Idaho.
Thank the goddess she'd bled out after fighting the beast rather than die a slow, agonizing death from the sickness.
I hear your thoughts, Reko. We’ve no reason to thank the goddess. That bitch forgot us long ago.
Reko turned his head slowly and stared at Ari. Like their father before them, Ari blamed the goddess for just about everything. Reko, however, preferred to believe as their mother had. We don’t know that for sure, Ari. Our kind stopped honoring her long ago. Maybe, after we forgot her, she just couldn’t find us.
Ari’s snort was all the answer Reko was going to get. Carefully he stood—sniffed the air, and immediately went flat to the ground. Ari! To the right. Men. It’s hard to smell them over the sulfur, but if that’s their scent I caught, they stink of fear.
Ari raised his head. His nose twitched and he sucked in a great breath. Fear and adrenaline. They’re excited about something. We need to get away from here before they find us.
No. Reko glanced at his brother. They’re afraid of getting caught, which means they’re doing something wrong. I’m going to see what I can find out.
Idiot. This isn’t our battle.
We live on this world, for better or worse...
It’s usually worse. Ari shot him a dirty look.
For better or worse, and we need to protect it when things are wrong. Whatever they’re doing feels wrong.
Be careful, Reko. Ari’s eyes filled with sadness, as if he, like Reko, already knew their future. What little they might have. You’re all I have left. With Fi gone...
I know. I promise. Reko gave his brother one final glance before quietly blending with the shadows. Moving with great stealth through the darkness, he crept around the rocks to move closer to the group of men
Reko heard the muffled shot at the same moment fire streaked across his skull. Damn. His legs crumpled beneath him as one final thought seared his brain. Ari is going to be so fucking pissed.
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