Finding Home ~~ Coming this December.
Blurb and Cover
Luka is a first year med student at the University of Gothenburg. He is following in his father’s footsteps, something he’d been programmed to do all his life. He lives a sheltered and still life, with no real friends. Luca would love to change that but doesn’t know how, since he always feels so odd around other people, like he doesn’t quite fit in. There’s so much inside him that wants out, like wanting to become a veterinarian more than a doctor. And the fact that he likes boys and not girls. But he doesn’t tell anyone about that—not even himself.
In comes Kai, an American cowboy in Gothenburg. He’s doing his thesis overseas to broadens his horizons before he does what he has always wanted to do, which is to go back home and run the family ranch. He just happens to see Luca one day leaving class and can’t stop watching the shy guy as he waded his way through the crowd with quick, silent steps, and his head down to avoid eye contact with anyone. For weeks Kai watches him from a distance, trying to figure out how to approach him.
Had he known that spilled coffee and slippery, awkward book bags would have gotten him close to the guy, he might have physically bumped into him a long time ago.
Finding Home is a book with star-crossed lovers meeting and the evil of the wicked witch in the west threatening to crush young love’s every dream!
The day has finally come when my first novel goes live on Amazon! What do you say when you're finally in that point in your life that you never thought you would experience? I am currently out of smart words to say. It is surreal, it is amazing and completely and utterly terrifying all at the same time. I don't know if I can remember another time where I felt as vulnerable as I do now. It like they say when you have that dream when you are walking down the street naked and you don't get why people are laughing. Sort of... *wrinkles my nose* but better somehow. Or it might just be some joy of self torture, I think I might fall under the masochistic tendencies category. *winks* There's no other explanation.
With that said I truly hope that you all love reading Haven's Revenge, as much as I loved writing him.
Haven Naranjo is a proud Caddo Indian, with a frightening past. He was a mere fifteen year old boy when he found his parents, part of his tribe, and his high school sweetheart slaughtered by a wereman gone mad. Falling victim to a system that is not always prepared to deal with a shattered young mind, Haven finally gives up on himself. He grows up to be bitter and hateful toward the creatures he hates. Werewolves.
Alexander Prescott is the younger of the two Prescott boys and comes from a large werewolf clan. But things are bigger than that. Alexander, is the true vessel of the Fenrir Ulv and is to become the leader of all supernatural beings, the King of Wolves. On top of that, he’s in love with Haven. He’s known since he hit puberty that Haven is his true mate. But there’s one problem, Haven hates what he can become. However, Alexander has a plan on how he is to charm his, and his wolf’s way into the grumpy Caddo Indian man’s heart.
But fate has other plans for them. The Asa Guard enters their calm country living, determined to use their own kind against them and kill the true vessel—Alexander Prescott.
When war between the Asa Gods and the Fenrir Ulv starts knocking on their door, what side will the damaged Haven choose? Will he find a way of trusting those, especially Alexander, who he feels has betrayed him and let his animal, the eagle, lead him straight to his fate by his mate’s side? Or will he trust the words of strangers, who come to make his quest of seeing all shifters dead a reality?
Haven’s Revenge is a story of an emotional journey for a whole community. It’s about finding acceptance not just from others but in yourself.
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I can remember the exact time, I can even remember the exact day I fell in love with reading. I was in fourth grade and my teacher at the time wanted to challenge us all to read books. One day in class she showed up a bunch of different diplomas. All of them in different colors. On them it said you have read 200 words, then 400, then 600 words, and it kept going up to 5000 words. Besides being in different colors and having the amount of words you read on them, they were decorated with drawings. And of course the teacher promised color stickers too!
Also there was room for the teacher to write out the student's name, by hand. This was 1988, I might add, way before there was a computer in each home. The teacher had to fill everything out by hand and it was meant to be neat to give it that extra umf. To say you have done well, and so I am making an effort, kind of nice.
The overall acceptance of this challenge was fairly lukewarm, most of my fellow students read what the teacher told them to read. At times it was her telling us, “Pick a book and start reading.” I can’t remember how many more besides myself who loved this challenge. I only remember there were a few of us who must have gotten encouraged by those diplomas and were driven to see, hmm I wonder how many of those I can collect?!
I can’t remember what book I started with or the one that followed, or the next one after that. I do remember the day when I got a hold of the book Tim by Colleen McCullough. By the time I found that book I think I had reached the 2000 mark. I must have been either at the end of the 4th grade or beginning of the 5th, but I was only around 11 years old.
Tim is about a woman who is single and in her mid to late 30s. She becomes the protector, and falls a little bit in love with a man named Tim. Tim is special, you love him from the get go and people around him aren’t very nice. He’s in his 20s but has special needs, his mind is that of a child's. In this book you get to follow how Mary and Tim form a bond, how she protects him from the evil and unempathetic people who don’t understand him. You follow Tim as he discovers an unknown world to him with the help of Mary.
The book Tim is my first book love. It’s the reason why I’ve since read hundreds of books each year. It’s the reason why books are my ultimate time well spent. This book is why I write, and why I am who I am. It’s why I like telling a deep, emotional and detailed story that takes you all the way into the core of your heart.
It spurs my love of writing and reading stories about the underdog who proves everyone wrong! Because Tim proved the world wrong about all the things they thought he was, or could and couldn’t do. Tim was so much more than anyone ever expected!
Dreamer, Writer, Reader and Metal Head.