Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blog Tour (Excerpt) & Giveaway: The Howling Heart by April Bostic

Welcome to my stop in The Howling Heart by April Bostic blog tour, hosted by Shane at  IFB Tours :D! You can read an excerpt from The Howling Heart and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

Title: The Howling Heart

Author: April Bostic

Series: NA

Publication Date: August 8, 2013

Genre: New Adult Paranormal, Fantasy


Description from Goodreads:

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when she's given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 12th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but she never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.


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Since I was an only child, and hadn’t met any other children on the mountain, I had to entertain myself. That afternoon, I decided to play a soccer game with a giant Evergreen tree as the goalie. I kicked my rainbow glittered ball towards the tree, but missed my mark and it rolled a few yards toward the forest. I was about to run after it, but someone grabbed it first. I gasped in astonishment.
I’d never seen a naked boy before, and he wasn’t wearing a stitch of clothing. He was taller than I, but looked around my age. He had a suntan and sandy blond hair, longer than my mother preferred. He was in serious need of a bath because his hands and feet were filthy. He held the ball against his stomach as he slowly walked toward me.
This young naked stranger entranced me, and I couldn’t move. He slowly closed the distance between us until I could see every feature of his face. The bright, clear color of his eyes reminded me of green apples. When he cocked his head and grinned, I noticed a brown mole on the upper left corner of his mouth.
I still couldn’t move and struggled to speak. He frowned, and his eyes darted around us.
“Who are you?” I said breathlessly with wide eyes. “Where are your clothes?”
He grinned again and held out my ball. I took it from him and our fingers touched. “Thanks,” I said, smiling nervously.
He took another step forward and reached out his hand. This time I flinched when he made contact with my skin. His hand softly caressed my cheek, and a wide smile broke free on my face. The boy smiled back, and I thought it was beautiful. In that moment, I was happy to see another kid. It didn’t matter anymore that he was naked. We could still play together as long as my parents didn’t see him.
“What’s your name?” I asked quietly.
His expression was calm and his eyes casually scanned my face.
I didn’t understand why he wouldn’t answer my questions. I felt my brow furrow. “Can you talk?”
Finally, his lips parted. I thought he would speak, but he glanced at the cabin and then back at me with a pained expression. He yanked my hand, and I slid across the grass.
Everything happened so fast, I cried out, “Hey! What are you doing?”
He released me and stepped away, but hesitated before he turned around and ran toward the forest.
I reached out for him. “Wait!” Unfortunately, he quickly disappeared among the trees. 



About the Author:

 April Bostic is a New Jersey-based romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen". Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012 is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction". After five years, she will release her second novel "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods.


Find April Bostic: 

Website   ~  Goodreads


a Nala Wolf Artwork by Sandi Baker