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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

tensions run high - Hungry as a Wolf by Elizabeth Einspanier

Cover Reveal - After his adventures with Doc Meadows in Sheep’s Clothing, half-skinwalker gunslinger Wolf Cowrie is hired to solve the mystery of a mining outpost in the Black Hills whose population has vanished over the winter.


Description:

Release Date: October 13th, 2015

Wolf Cowrie is back in his second adventure! 

In the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory in 1865, tensions run high between white settlers looking for gold and the Sioux people who consider this region their holy ground. 

When Wolf is hired to find out what happened to the workers of a mining outpost in the area, the general theory in Goldwater is that they were slaughtered by the Sioux. Wolf discovers something far more sinister lurking in the Black Hills, an ancient evil whose unending hunger drives sane men to ghoulish extremes.

With tensions between white settlers and local Sioux running high, Wolf needs to not only find out what happened, but also keep the two sides from exploding into violence, even as he deals with hungry undead and his developing feelings for his employer’s daughter..

EXCERPT

It was a young woman of perhaps nineteen years of age, with auburn hair and brown eyes. She was well-dressed in a white blouse with leg-of-mutton sleeves and a narrow column of ruffles down the front. A dark blue skirt respectably covered her ankles and black boots, and her hair was pulled back in a style he could not readily see from this angle, with wisps curling delicately around her face. She was a pretty little thing as well, and Wolf wished he could have made her acquaintance under better circumstances—like, say, fully-clothed, rather than stark naked with only his hat to conceal his shame.

The two of them stared at each other for maybe half a minute—him in a state of poker-faced, heart-pounding embarrassment, her in open-mouthed shock. Wolf’s heart and his stomach had lurched in opposite directions when he saw her—his heart upwards to lodge in his throat, his stomach downwards to gurgle in low panic somewhere around his knees. He swallowed hard to try to clear the lump of nerves behind his larynx. Somehow, Wolf was the first to find his voice.

“Ordinarily, miss, I’d be the first to tip my hat to a lovely young lady like yourself,” he said as politely as he could manage, with a glance down at the hat in question. “But I don’t think either of us wants that right now.”

About the author:
Elizabeth Einspanier is the self-published author of the Weird Western novella Sheep’s Clothing and the upcoming sci-fi romance novel Heart of Steel. Her short stories have been published in Down in the Dirt and Dark Fire Fiction. She is a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and an associate member of the Horror Writers of America. She lives in St. Louis, but frequently spends extended periods in worlds of her own creation.


7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Juana said...

I want to read this book. Story sounds like an A+ read.

Amber Ag said...

Sounds tension filled. I haven't read many novels based around this time frame so it'd be interesting to see where it goes. Thank you :)

Amanda Sakovitz said...

thanks for the chance!

Danielle Merkle said...

What a creepy cover!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Ally Swanson said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds very interesting! Looking forward to reading it!

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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