A.F. Henley’s Taking Us Into the Wild & Supernatural with Wolf, WY (guest post, excerpt, and giveaway)

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Wolf, WY (Wolf #1)
by A.F. Henley

Publisher:  Less Than Three Press
Sales Link:  Less Than Three Press

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We are happy to have author A. F. Henley here today to talk about her latest novel, Wolf, WY, the first in a new series.  Welcome, A. F.!  Tell us a little about Wolf, WY or anything you want to tell us. 

 

 

The hardest thing (for me) about writing blog tour posts is the first few paragraphs of interaction. Should one be endearing? Excited? Analytical? I’ve tried a lot of different things along the way, but I’ve found that my favourite way of managing blog posts is to sit back in my chair and imagine the reader doing the same beside me. What would they ask me about the novel? What would I tell them back? I’ve often found the best thing I can do when discussing my novels is to turn the question back on the asker… What did you think?

Not really a fair question to spring on you guys, though is it? Considering the book doesn’t release for a couple of weeks, you would hardly be in a position to ask clear questions about the novel. So what I’ve decided to do with these posts is give you a sneak peek into the world and the characters that live between Wolf, WY’s beautiful cover. In exchange for your time, I’d like to offer you a chance to win a bunch of great prizes: a signed copy of Wolf, WY, a $20 LT3 gift certificate, and a cool Wind & Fire paw print bangle that will show the world just what you think of our furry four-legged friends. Be sure to read through to the end to find out how to participate.

But enough of me, let’s get to the point. In my last post I introduced you to Wolf, Wyoming as seen through the main character’s eyes using a “tiny teaser” directly from the book. Wolf isn’t the only community in the novel, however. Sheridan is a larger town approximately eighteen miles east of Wolf. For any of you that might have lived in a teeny-tiny community, think of it as the place where you’d head out to do your major grocery run or pick up gifts. Or, as Randy would think of it, the place you’ll head to when the folks are coming for a visit and cream of mushroom soup for dinner just won’t cut it…

So here’s a little sample of Sheridan, WY. Hope you enjoy your visit:

Tiny Teaser: Introducing – Sheridan, WY

There was a box of wine from the liquor store in his trunk, a bag of DVDs from the adjoining video/audio store (purchased, not rented, because not even God could guarantee when he’d make in back to the city), and sixty bucks’ worth of groceries from the Safeway. If nothing else he could eat, drink, and get lost in movies if—when—the weather flared back up.

The city was a mess of slush and snow piles. Elevated trucks with treads as deep as canyons grumbled by, their drivers staring down at Randy like he was driving something as foolish as a Corvette and not a bona fide 4×4 pickup. Brightly bundled kids made all manners of snow critters in postage-stamp-sized front yards while their parents shoveled their driveways clear. Snowmobiles tore up and down the side streets, whipping across the larger streets with a hope and a prayer when the way seemed clear of traffic and law enforcement. The entire city seemed to have become a land of winter worship. It was oddly uplifting, like stumbling across Santa’s workshop, except that it was well after Christmas and all the little elves had been allowed out to play. When Randy pulled into the parking lot of a diner, looked across the street, and saw two people vigorously scrubbing and hosing their snowmobiles at the Sudsy Bath Auto Wash, all he could do was shake his head over the coolness of it.

Wolf, WY Excerpt
© AF Henley, 2015

Blurb

Wolf, WY

There’s nothing like a fresh start, and for Randy, still nursing wounds left by a cheating ex and harboring a deep mistrust for all things corporate, Wolf, Wyoming seems like the perfect place to start over. Secluded, quiet, and self-sufficient, Wolf is bound to not only inspire, but to bring Randy the peace he needs. The view’s not bad, either.

Vaughn O’Connell and his family are Randy’s only neighbors for miles, and while Randy knows it’s somewhat unlikely that a man with three kids is gay, it doesn’t hurt to look. When a misunderstanding brings Randy face to face with both Vaughn and his eighteen year old son, Lyle, Randy’s not sure what to feel about either of them.

But things are not what they appear in Wolf, and the closer Randy gets, the stranger the O’Connell family seems…

Word Count: 70,000
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Notes: Wolf, WY contains some explicit content
Book 1 in the Wolf series

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The Giveaway

On behalf of the tour, please join the giveaway by taking part in the Rafflecopter below. The prize consists of a ‘Wind & Fire’ paw print charm bangle (a portion of the sales from this “Charms For Charity Bangle” goes directly to Guiding Eyes For The Blind), a $20 Gift Certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market (free books!), and a signed, print copy of Wolf, WY. For all the tiny-whiny terms and conditions, please check out the t’s and c’s posted on the Rafflecopter.  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  Link and prizes provided by the author and Less Than Three Press.

** Please note that this giveaway is being offered tour-wide and there will be one winner awarded for the entire event.

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A great big thanks to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words for having me today… without sites like this these giveaways and promo opps would not be possible. I can never express my gratitude enough. And a huge thanks to you as well, 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 ❤

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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, and has been writing like mad ever since—an indentured servant to the belief that romance and true love can mend the most broken soul. Even when presented in prose.

For more information please stop by for a visit at http://www.afhenley.com.

20 thoughts on “A.F. Henley’s Taking Us Into the Wild & Supernatural with Wolf, WY (guest post, excerpt, and giveaway)

  1. Grr, the book needs to get here already. All the teasing going on. ^_~

    It’s rather fitting actually, the talk of winter worship. New Jersey’s got a cold snap here. 50s for today and tomorrow. It’ll climb back up next week for sure, but for now, that wind’s actually making me shiver. Time to break out the sweats and get out of t-shirt and shorts. =P

    I forgot to say this yesterday: Congratulations on another upcoming release. Your stride seems unbreakable. ❤

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    • Thank you very much! It’s great to see you on the tour again and I’m really thrilled your enjoying the “teases”. XD

      If you’re looking for some winter weather, you’ll definitely find some in this novel. *shudders* although it sounds like you’ve already got plenty. Too soon! Too soon, I say!

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  2. I’ve pre-ordered the book so I’ve been enjoying all the little snippets of the book. I can’t say I like Winter even though here in the UK our winters aren’t too bad but every so often we get a bad one and we are never prepared for it.

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    • I’m right there with you. Winter is by far my least favourite season. Canadian winters are especially evil, but to be fair any kind of winter is nasty. XD

      I’m thrilled you’ve ordered the novel and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. So glad you’re enjoying the sneak peek at some of it! ❤

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  3. Can’t wait to worship some snow myself. The snow can’t come soon enough. We’re getting mid 50s here and some good winds but they don’t really help all that much when you’re me.

    Yup, once lived in a town of 400 people. The nearest big town was 40 miles away across treacherous highway road that hadn’t been updated since the early 40s. Steep drop offs, deep lakes. During winter was the most entertaining. Especially because we had those “we’ve grown up on these roads” people who loved to take it at 60 or 70 mph. Yet I never heard of someone going off the road and drowning or dying in an accident. So they apparently knew what they were doing.

    But yeah, it was a big thing to go into the city. Of course we also lived outside of town about three miles. So even going into such a small town was a treat.

    It was the first time I ever truly felt comfortable.

    Once again loving the descriptions. Very fun.

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    • I am in awe that you can still love winter after that. I think rural living killed any hope I might have had to enjoy even the tiniest smidge of it. XD

      Thanks for sharing! It was great to experience it through your eyes. ❤

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  4. I am enjoying the blog tour. I don’t really like snow except to visit for a day or two. Luckily, we rarely get any where I live. I did LOL at the image of snowmobiles in the car wash.

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    • Thank you! I’ve seen that myself and I did the exact same thing that you did reading about it… I lol’d heartily and appreciatively. XD

      Good luck with the giveaway! ❤

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  5. *shudders* You know how much I love your work, buddy. And the way you write things, how you manage to evoke intense imagination with so well chosen words. 🙂

    But not even your amazing imagination can make me appreciate winter. XD And yes, it will be at our door step way too soon!

    And what would I like ask you about the novel? *throws a dramatic fit like a four year old* Why can we not have all three or four of them on October 21st??? 😀

    Thank you very much for all the hard work you do with these awesome blog posts you do, buddy.

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    • Thank you! But my friend, do try and keep in mind that the faster they are written the more quickly they must be “arted” as well. 😉

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    • Thanks, Lily! I’m glad you enjoyed the blurb and the post. 😀

      Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for taking part in the tour. ❤

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  6. I don’t mind snow but don’t appreciate driving in it. I know what it’s like living in a tiny town of less than 4K where everyone wants to know your business. I live in a much larger town, though and I like it much better.
    Congratulations and much success!
    taina1959 @ yahoo.com

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