Sunday, September 25, 2016

I’m Not Afraid of Wolves {+ Giveaway}

It’s my pleasure to be participating in the I’M NOT AFRAID OF WOLVES by Erin Hayes blitz with Xpresso Book Tours today.

As part of the tour, Erin is sharing an excerpt from her YA novel. In addition, there’s a very special tour-wide giveaway - a $55 adoption of a Gray Wolf from the World Wildlife Fund. Please see the end of the post for more details.

◊I’m Not Afraid of Wolves
◊By Erin Hayes
◊(The Cotton Candy Quintet #4)
◊Publication date: September 22nd, 2016
◊Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Christine would do anything to get away from it all.

          After escaping an abusive marriage and heading up a group of brand new performers, she’s tired and in need of a vacation. So when her sister Sara wants her to go camping out in the mountains of Georgia with the girls, she packs her bags for some rest and relaxation. Not even meeting a gorgeous park ranger like Colton Donnelly is going to distract her.
          Except Sara didn’t tell her the real reason for the trip: she’s running away from a terrible secret. One that puts all of their lives in danger.
          Now the vacation that Christine so desperately needed is ruined, but that’s the least of her worries. She has to use her wits and skills to save them all. Because she soon finds out that werewolves are very real. And they’ll stop at nothing to get their claws into her sister.

When the sliding door locked, I turned my gaze onto Sara and watched her, waiting for her to bring up her story. I wanted her to be the one who talked first, if only because I didn’t want to prod her too much if she was traumatized by whatever this was.
But if she was going to try to weasel her way out of talking to me, she had another thing coming.
“Wow,” she murmured softly. “Look at that full moon.”
I picked up a note of fear in her voice. “Yeah,” I said cautiously. “It’s beautiful.”
“I used to think so.” Sara turned around and looked back at me. Her eyes were wide with fright and the rigidity told me something else was going on with her.
Finally, my patience snapped.
“Sara, what’s wrong?”
“You won’t believe me,” she repeated, using the same phrase she used when we were putting food away.
I crossed my arms. “I think you’ll be surprised.”
Sara’s jaw worked. “I think I’m going to need more wine for this.”
I held up my glass. “Just drink mine.” Don’t think I’m letting you back in the kitchen that easily. She’d run away and hide and hoped I’d forget about it. She wanted to talk about it, but she was too afraid to.
She took my glass and downed the rest of it in one chug. I raised my eyebrows in surprise.
“Okay,” she said, as if warming herself up for our talk. “Okay.”
“It will be all right,” I told her.
“No, it won’t.” Tears started filling her eyes. “Christine, do you believe in werewolves?”

Author Erin Hayes
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

For more on Erin and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Goodreads, her Facebook Page, her Facebook Group, Twitter, and Amazon.

This tour-wide giveaway is for a $55 adoption of a Gray Wolf from the World Wildlife Fund.

To enter the giveaway just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks so much for visiting today during Erin’s blitz. Do you read paranormal? Do you read Young Adult? What about the combined genres Young Adult Paranormal?


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  1. What an absolutely brilliant give away.
    I don't limit myself to any genre and there are few I don't read. And even fewer I won't read.
    Congratulations Erin. I hope sales go gangbusters.

  2. What an interesting combination of elements from different genres. It's always nice when an author can innovate like that. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  3. Werewolves always ruin a camping trip.
    Now that is a really great giveaway.

    1. Isn't that the truth!

      I agree the giveaway is brilliant.

  4. We've adopted wolves through WWF before. Plus other animals.

  5. Wonderful feature and giveaway. Thanks.

  6. Looks like a great book a and a very different & beneficial giveaway

    1. Yes I read both and the combination of the two. One of my favorite books is in that genre.

  7. Hopefully these werewolves in the book are not adorably cute, lol


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