Friday, September 22, 2017

"Running with Wolves" by Summer Lane

Running with Wolves
by Summer Lane

Running with Wolves by Summer Lane

Running with Wolves by Summer Lane has just been released. This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours.

More books by this author: Collapse Series: State of Emergency, State of Chaos, State of Rebellion (read my blog post), State of Pursuit (read my blog post), State of Alliance (read my blog post), State of Vengeance (read my blog post), State of Destruction (read my blog post), State of Fear (read my blog post), State of Allegiance (read my blog post); Zero Trilogy, which complements the Collapse Series: Day Zero (read my blog post), Day One (read my blog post), and End of Day (read my blog post); Bravo: Apocalypse Mission, the first book in the Bravo Saga (read my blog post).

Alaska, 1898
"They always come back," she whispers. "Always."
He spilled their blood. Now, she’s out for revenge.
Jenna Renee is a woman wronged. When her adoptive parents are brutally murdered by an outlaw named Conroy Parker and his gang of thugs, they take everything from her: her family, her happiness, and her money.
Determined to bring Conroy and his boys to justice, she hires a gruff but dangerous gun-slinging trapper and guide, Jeremiah Black, to help her hunt Conroy down.
But there is more to Alaska than meets the eye.
The cold touch of the arctic winter is dangerous, and the corruption of Conroy Parker and his comrades runs deep. The tundra is unforgiving, and so are the wolves. Nothing is as at seems.
If the wilderness doesn’t kill Jenna, the pack will. Revenge comes with a price, and so does love. There will be no mercy ... only the hunt.
A romantic adventure from #1 bestselling author Summer Lane, set amidst the gritty and awe-inspiring setting of Alaska during the last great Gold Rush.

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"This book really does have it all. I love a good love story, and this one does not disappoint. But really, it is a beautiful journey of self-discovery with a healthy dose of mystery, romance, family, friendship, greed, sorrow, joy, and of course, wolves." ~ Amazon Customer
"Reading this book I've felt like I was in this story not reading but witnessing it with realistic dialogues and perfectly described scenery. Despite the love story that would have never happened in real life it's a well researched, well written story. It will make you laugh, shed a little tear and most importantly it will make you curious what's next." ~ Marta
"[...] this is an incredible story! I couldn't stop reading ... the flashbacks, the mystery, the twists, the anticipation, and the romance kept me on edge the whole time. Just when you think the end is near and hope is gone, the story flips. It is definitely not disappointing at all. [...] I highly recommend this book for anyone who appreciates the wilderness, animals, and a good old-fashioned romance novel." ~ Horsenaround92
"Jenna and Jeremiah are amazingly well-developed, and the plot was different and refreshing. I enjoyed the relationship that Jenna and Jeremiah had with the dogs, and the way the wolves were integrated into the story was both believable and natural. I can't help wondering if this will be a series, and finding myself hoping it will be." ~ Janiece Rhodes
"Go on an adventure in the wild, untamed Alaskan wilderness filled with romance and justice. The book feels like it takes you to another place in time." ~ Mona Collier

Interview with the Author
Summer Lane joins us today to talk about her new novel, Running with Wolves.
This is your first historical fiction. How different was the writing process, as opposed to the past 17 novels you’ve written – which have all been post-apocalyptic?
A historical novel is more strictly attached to the time period in which it takes place. The way people talk, dress, act, and even eat are different than how we do all of those things modernly. I had to do a lot of research, of course. I have been slowly working on this book for roughly two years, when the idea originally occurred to me. I have read so many books about Alaska ... toward the end of the writing process, I was devouring whole college textbooks and double fact-checking everything I had until I was entirely sure my eyes were going to fall out of my head.
With my apocalyptic books, the research is tactically-oriented, if that makes sense. With Running with Wolves, I had to make sure the slang and vernacular were correct and that the history was right on target. I took a few artistic liberties with the story, as all writers do, but everything is based in fact. Everything.
Where did the idea for Running with Wolves come from?
I have always loved animals. I have always loved dogs. I first was enraptured by the idea of setting a story in Alaska when I was a little girl, after watching the animated film Balto for the first time. The concept for this particular novel sprung up about two years ago. It took me a long time to cultivate the plot to a point where I liked it enough to go ahead and write the book. I have always wanted to write a western-style novel, and that’s what Running with Wolves is. A western novel set in the snow, with adventure and romance.
Where does the story actually take place?
I have constructed a fictional tale within the boundaries of the boomtowns and mining camps that existed in 1898. The main character, Jenna Renee, lives outside of a town called Dyea. I used prominent and famous historical hotspots, such as the Chilkoot Pass and Dawson City, in the book, too.
Can we look forward to some romance, in addition to adventure?
Yes! One of the central themes of the novel is the romance story between Jenna Renee and the rather callous but handsome United States Marshal Jeremiah Black. I love Jeremiah’s character – he’s got a lot of surprises up his sleeve, and I think readers will love him as much as Jenna does.
What are your upcoming projects?
Well, I have a non-fiction novel coming up in the next several months: Prolific: Writing a Hit Novel. I’m also releasing the first installment of the anticipated Resurrection Series in January 2018. Resurrection will continue the adventures, fights, and romances of Commander Cassidy Hart from the hit Collapse Series.
Thanks for stopping by today, Summer. Best of luck with your upcoming projects.

About the Author
Summer Lane
Summer Lane is the #1 Bestselling Author of 18 novels, including the smash-hit Collapse Series, Zero Trilogy, Bravo Saga, Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, and the adventure thriller, Unbreakable SEAL.
Summer owns WB Publishing. She is also an experienced journalist and creative writing teacher. Writing Belle is her online magazine, where she has interviewed and featured hundreds of writers from around the globe.
Look for her upcoming books, Prolific: Writing a Hit Novel and Resurrection: Shadows of Omega, the hotly anticipated continuation of Cassidy Hart’s post-apocalyptic adventures.
Summer lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband, Scott, and their German Shepherd, Kona.

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