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Title: Wolf, en Garde (Wolf #2)
Author: AF Henley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Book 2 in the Wolf series
Three years ago Lyle made a mistake that cost him his freedom, and almost his life. Now, sick to death of watching his father love the man that Lyle wanted, Lyle accepts an offer to leave Wolf, WY behind and see what life in Washington, D.C. can do for him instead.
When Lyle comes across a seductive, attractive stranger with a fascinating yet terrifying view of humanity, he’s more than intrigued. It doesn’t take Lyle long to realize that Arius isn’t just playing games, though, and when Lyle runs across a secret in Arius’ lair he has no choice but to flee, even knowing his actions will enrage Arius.
On the run, with only a psychic’s second sight and his own instinct to help him, Lyle has nowhere to go but home. The only question is, will they have him when he shows up.
Hello! And welcome to the next installment in the blog tour and giveaway for my newest release, Wolf en Garde. As I’m writing this in the past, the day is overcast and cold. But I’m hoping by the time this post comes around that I can comment on how beautiful the day is and how lucky we all are to be experiencing it. I’m telling myself that by that/this time it’s going to finally be Spring. Maybe if I believe it hard enough, it’ll actually happen.
One thing I can be sure of is that it’s great to see you back, and that I can’t thank you enough for joining me on this tour. And before I forget—before I get running on this post and don’t come back to it—I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you to read through to the end of the post to find out how you could win your very own signed, print copy of Wolf en Garde, a sterling silver (nickel and lead-free) Howling Wolf Bangle, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market!
A quick recap for those who might not know: I’ve been introducing, and in some cases re-introducing, the characters that make up Wolf’s stories through tiny teasers from the novel. If you feel so inclined, I’d love to know what you think of them. Please feel free to leave your opinions in the comments below, then run over to Rafflecopter and click on that “leave blog post comment” to be sure and get your comment counted for the giveaway. ☺
One of my most favourite side characters to write in a novel are the kids. They remind me of what life was like before a person had to worry about the mundane and couldn’t spend time worrying about, dreaming of, or being thrilled by the things that go bump in the night, let alone even being open-minded enough to notice them. They bring innocence, clairvoyance, and magic to a story. Plus, I get to relive moments from my past, like taking road trips up north with my brother…
Tiny Teaser: Introducing – Isaac O’Connell
A light tap on Lyle’s shoulder drew his attention back into the car, back into current time, and into the seat behind him. He eyed the rest of the van, cautiously at first, in case he’d been called by his father, then frowned when he saw the grin on Randy’s face. “Your brother wants you,” Randy whispered, his eyes lit with knowing amusement.
Behind Randy, Isaac’s expression mirrored Randy’s. Belying Isaac’s usual remarks regarding his maturity, his legs swung in the seat and he had a strong case of ‘ants in the pants,’ as their mother used to say. When Isaac saw that he’d secured his brother’s attention, he gleefully pointed out the window.
Whether they were going by too quickly or Lyle had waited too long to respond, the only thing Lyle caught on the sign were the two big words at the middle of it. “Wolf Trap.”
“What in the ever-loving hell—” Lyle began, and was immediately cut off by Isaac’s laugh. Hannah cupped a hand over her mouth, Randy chuckled, and Vaughn rolled his eyes.
“Sounds like a good place for Lyle to stay away from,” Hannah teased.
Lyle gave his dad an annoyed, questioning glance that he sincerely hoped was giving off a ‘Are you really going to let them do that?’ message.
The only reprimand Vaughn passed back was, “Settle down. Mr. Connor is trying to drive.”
“Oh, they don’t bother me,” Henry piped up. “It’s been too damn long since I heard kids laughing in my back seat.” He checked his passengers in the rearview. “Besides, it is a funny name, isn’t it, kiddos?
The kids didn’t respond, doing what they did best—which was, to Lyle’s constant annoyance, immediately snapping to attention and doing whatever the hell their father had told them to do. That didn’t stop Henry from continuing, however. “What you’ve got right there is a national park. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. They’ve even got a Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. I don’t think the Three Pigs run it, though.” He grinned at the mirror, assessed both kids, and seemed to decide they hadn’t caught his reference. “You know, little place in the woods. Wolf Trap. The three pigs…”
Behind Lyle, Vaughn put a hand over his mouth and turned to the window to glare out from above his fingers. Lyle could barely contain his pleasure over his father’s irritation—especially considering it was being directed at the two perfect ones for a change. “I guess one doesn’t usually attend in a little red riding hood, hmm?” he asked Henry sweetly.
Henry laughed out loud. “Good one! Hey,” Henry looked back into the rearview. “We should go. I can get tickets. They have puppet shows and storytelling. All kinds of things. It could be fun!”
“Oh, I think the kids are a little too big for puppet shows,” Vaughn said. “Besides, Randy has been planning this visit for a while. I’m sure he already has a full itinerary.” He turned to look pointedly at his lover. “It probably doesn’t include Wolf Trap.”
Wolf, en Garde Excerpt
© AF Henley, 2016
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Last but not least by any means, another thank you for you, my friends, for reading and joining me. Best of luck with the giveaway and I hope you enjoyed the post!
Until next time,
AF Henley <3
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About the Author
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.
A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.
Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
For more information, please stop by for a visit at afhenley.com.
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