Love Wolf Shifters? A.F. Henley is Here Talking Wolf, en Garde (Wolf #2) (guest post, special teaser and giveaway)

Wolf en Garde Front Cover

Wolf, en Garde (Wolf #2) by A.F. Henley
ess Than Three Press
Release Date May 17

Cover Artist: Raphael (website )

Pre Purchase/Buy Link/Read a Full Excerpt Here


Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is thrilled to have A.F.Henley here to talk about the sequel to Wolf.  Welcome, A.F., tell  us more about Wolf, en Garde and what we can expect from this amazing series.



So, here we are again! I’m crazy excited to be joining you here on Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words to introduce (or, in some cases reintroduce) the characters and places of my newest release, Wolf en Garde. For those who joined me months ago with the Wolf, WY tour: welcome back; I’ve missed you! For those who are meeting the friends and villains of Wolf for the first time—hello, it’s great to meet you!

I’ve said it before, but I’ve never been a series writer. When I wrote “The End” I meant it. I left the characters with their HEA or HFN, and that was that: farewell, amen, good luck. However, with Wolf, WY there was an entire story brewing underneath the romance of Randy and Vaughn. I could see it trying to bubble up through the rest of the words and it intrigued me to no end. Had it been just a case of, “Okay, but what happened to Lyle? Or Isaac or Hannah?” I probably wouldn’t have bothered. Not because I didn’t care, but simply because there are a million stories in the naked city (or however that goes) and my head always seems to be swimming with them. Wolf had something it wanted to say to me, to you, and it wasn’t about to let me stop.

And here with are… with Lyle’s story, and the next “chapter” of the Wolf series.

I’d like to take you on a bit of a journey with this blog tour; give you a chance to meet the new characters and to shake hands with the ones you already know, explain the settings and the locations, and hopefully pique your interest in the “what comes next” of the Wolf series with some tiny teasers from the novel. But I won’t ask you to hop on board without a thank you for showing up. Follow through to the end of the post to learn 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. After all, your time is valuable, and I can’t thank you enough for being here.

But first, the teaser. And what better way to start than with our main character: Lyle O’Connell. When we met Lyle, he was a young man going through the kind of change that we’ve all experienced but with a whole heck of a lot of extra… uh… fun?… thrown in for good measure. Let’s hope it made him a better man…

Tiny Teaser: Introducing – Lyle O’Connell

For all the times Lyle had ever included the words “teeming with” in a thought or statement—which, when he considered it, were actually few and far between—none had been as accurate as his thought that the airport was teeming with people. From the smallest shrieking infant to the tallest ear-budded man, from the casual vacationer in their comfy travel clothes to the business people in their suits and skirts, every shape, size and ethnicity was represented. It was the largest, loudest, most chaotic group of people that Lyle had ever been part of in his life. And it was fucking amazing.

He’d felt the buzz of the terminal before he’d been halfway across the jet bridge that brought him from the small plane that had carried him, his father, his siblings, and Randy, his father’s—partner, Lyle thought, and instantly diminished the word to friend—from the airport in Casper to their current stop in Denver. They wouldn’t be there for long, a mere hour before they’d step back onto a (hopefully) much bigger plane and finish their journey up to D.C., and Lyle intended to enjoy every single second of it. The smells were intense and copious: hormones heavy with fear, anxiety, grief, and excitement; fast food, restaurant food, alcohol; cologne over sweat and perfume over fabric softeners. If he could have done it without consequence, Lyle would have forced himself into a shift right then and there. The thought of experiencing all those scents with a nose more educated than the one he wore at that moment was almost too seductive.

His father wasn’t doing quite so well, which meant that, through proximity alone, neither was Randy. That fact was more amusing than it probably should have been, though Lyle was doing his best not to let his amusement show. His father, Vaughn, wouldn’t be impressed in the least if Lyle made those feelings obvious. Respect and subservience to the normal majority of their world was not just expected, it was insisted upon—to the point that when Lyle had wandered a little too deep into instinctual territory over dominating those around him, Lyle had been shipped off and brainwashed by the fucking committee until he’d sworn up and down that he was wrong and was going to live within their rules. It had been a bullshit season for Lyle, that winter and early spring he’d spent in the clutches of the GDBCG (the Genetics Development and Biological Connectivity Group, who worked for the Committee with respect to research and rehabilitation), and Lyle had no intention of ending back there. Besides, the next time it might not just be a few months of parroting back rules and expectations. Next time, they just might decide Lyle wasn’t worth the effort and put a bullet in his head. They could do it, too. Without anybody ever lifting an eyebrow over what had happened.

Wolf, en Garde Excerpt
© AF Henley, 2016

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Wolf, en Garde

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.

Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Notes: Wolf, WY contains some explicit and violent content
Book 2 in the Wolf series

Purchasing Link above – save 15% by preordering your copy today! Discount available until May 17th


The Giveaway

On behalf of the tour, please join the giveaway by taking part in the Rafflecopter below. The prize consists of a sterling silver (nickel and lead-free) Howling Wolf charm bangle, 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 terms and conditions, please check out the t’s and c’s posted on the Rafflecopter.

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

Wolf en Garde Giveaway

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As always, my heartfelt thanks to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words for having me today. It is an honour and a pleasure to be back and I can’t stress enough that authors like myself could never pull it off without sites like yours.

And a huge thanks to 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 ❤

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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

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.


    1. Thanks, Jen! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the teaser. 😀

      As with the first novel, I was blessed to have Raphael work with me. He always manages to catch the perfect mood for the novels. I was literally chair dancing the first time I saw what he had in mind for it.

      Enjoy the rest of the tour and thanks so much for your comment! ❤

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  1. Lately, it seems like everything I read is series. It’s killing my wallet. Because I’m weak and I have to know what comes next. xD

    Lyle, Lyle, Lyle. Poor sweet horny naive Lyle. He’s going to annoy me as much as Randy did isn’t he? xD It’s always interesting reading about people learning and growing. So this should be fun.

    Greatly looking forward to this. Things are ramping up here and I’m gonna need something to lose myself in soon.

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    1. I was just going to type that I think Lyle learned his lessons more quickly than Randy did… then I realised this is book two so that would be a lie. XD

      I also wanted to say that I’m sorry for your wallet, but… No, I swear I am. I swear it!

      Thanks for coming along for the tour, Frost. It’s always awesome to read your comments. ❤


  2. It’s here!!! It’s finally here!!! *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE~!*

    Okay, now that’s out of the way, congratulations on your new release. *claps* I hope you have plenty more serials in your future (although don’t let them drive you nuts or anything. Nuts tend to attract squirrels…) and you wouldn’t kill me if I suggest a serial where a few of your other characters make a cameo appearance, would you? =P

    Anyway, a little over 2 weeks to wait. I can I can manage that. =D

    I think. XD

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    1. Ahhhh! No squirrels! XD

      I’m thrilled you’re so excited about the upcoming release. Thank you very much for that. I’m pretty pumped myself. 😀

      Hope you enjoy the tour and thanks a bunch for the comments and the support! ❤


    1. Thank you very much, Shirley! On both accounts. 😀

      I hope you enjoy the novel as much as I hope you enjoy the tour. It’s great to be exchanging comments with you again. 😀

      Good luck with the giveaway! ❤


    1. Thank you, Serena! But I can’t give away the ending to the story! XD I will tell you that I love a good HEA or HFN as much as everyone else, though. 😉

      Thank you for your comment and good luck with the giveaway! ❤


    1. Thank you, Zaouzt! That is so cool! I’d love to hear what you think of how I portrayed it. Although, after my most recent trip I’m pretty sure I got the traffic situation right. Wow, it can be a nightmare, can’t it?

      Thanks for your comment and best of luck with the giveaway! ❤


  3. It has finally begun! 😀 I always so enjoy your blog tours, my friend! 😀 😀 😀

    They are fun, easy-going, and you, dear sir, do have a knack when it comes to tease people with spoilers! 😀

    Congratulations on your news baby! It is still so young but already so exiting and thrilling!

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  4. I love a series, so you won’t hear me say a thing about having more after The End (or Fin, as they case may be). I know a got a little taste of what went on in Wolf, WY, but it just makes me want to get it off my tbr that much quicker!

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    1. Hi, Carolyn, and thank you very much! It’s awesome to know that I’ve managed to inspire enthusiasm. 😀

      I hope you enjoy them both! And good luck with the giveaway! ❤


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