Please join us in welcoming author AF Henley to The Novel Approach today, on the tour for Wolf, En Garde. Enjoy the guest post and teaser Henley’s sharing with us today, and then be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
Welcome to the next installment in the blog tour and giveaway for my newest release, Wolf en Garde. For those who don’t know, I’ve been introducing, and in some cases re-introducing, the characters that make up Wolf’s stories. For those who already know this, sorry for repeating myself, and welcome back!
I’ve always said that it’s the perspective of the main character that will determine the side characters within the story. What one person sees, experiences, or thinks about someone will definitely not be the same that somebody else does. For example, while Randy looked on Vaughn as a strong and silent sex-god, Lyle just saw Vaughn as his dad. And, like many of us grew up thinking (or maybe it was just me), he believed his father was an overbearing, overprotective, and extremely outdated man.
That was one of the cool things about switching perspective from a middle-aged, somewhat-privileged man (Randy), to a young man with so many wild ideas in his head (Lyle). The characters changed, the world changed, and the tone of the story changed.
Who is right, and who’s wrong? Maybe neither of them. Maybe they both really do see two completely different men…
But before I get into the teaser, just a reminder to read through to the end of the post to learn how you could win your very own signed, print copy of Wolf en Garde, a sterling silver (nickel and lead-free) Howling Wolf Bangle, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market. Just my little way of thanking you for your time and your company!
Tiny Teaser: Introducing – Vaughn O’Connell
While the conversation drifted to other ground, Lyle drifted out of it. It wasn’t until they’d arrived at the Connors’ place and Vaughn poked his head in Lyle’s temporary bedroom that Lyle got up the nerve to mention his gut feeling about Henry. He waved his dad in and shut the door before anyone could follow. “What do Randy’s parents know?” He licked his lips, eyed the closed door, and lowered his voice even further. “About us, I mean?”
“Nothing, I would assume.” Vaughn propped himself on the corner of the desk that Henry had so graciously, and with a fair amount of pride in his voice, informed Lyle had once been Randy’s favorite spot in the entire house. (“He learned a lot at that desk, kiddo. Yes, he sure did.”)”It’s not something most people would feel comfortable talking about. Even to close family.”
“I guess…” Lyle trailed off, frowned, and then shook his head. “He just seems to know more than you’d think a person should. Some of his comments make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.”
Lyle expected concern. He expected at least a moderate show of discomfort—something that would validate his own, at least.
Instead, Vaughn sighed. He raked his fingers through his hair. He suddenly looked worn down, exhausted even, and it looked like he felt even more than he was letting his face show. “When did you get so goddamn suspicious?”
The blood in Lyle’s veins seemed to run cold—blue flames of anger so cold that the cold burned worse than any heat could. He’d just made a simple statement, but it had been based on a feeling meant to be shared by two creatures that understood the concept of instinct. Creatures that should trust one another in that regard. At the very least, his concern should have been considered worthy of discussion. Vaughn was his father, for fuck’s sake.
Fine. Fuck him, then.
If that’s the way his dad wanted things, then that’s the way they would be. “When I found out the world wasn’t biscuits and belly scratches, Dad. But you didn’t have to go to Monster U, did you?” Lyle turned away and gave the contents of his suitcase a watery glare. “If you’ll excuse me, I should unpack.”
Wolf, en Garde Excerpt
© AF Henley, 2016
About the Book
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Notes: Wolf, WY contains some explicit and violent content
Series: Wolf (Book Two)
Purchase Link: Less Than Three Press – save 15% by preordering your copy today! Discount available until May 17th
Blurb: Three years ago Lyle made a mistake that cost him his freedom, and almost his life. Now, sick to death of watching his father love the man that Lyle wanted, Lyle accepts an offer to leave Wolf, WY behind and see what life in Washington, D.C. can do for him instead.
When Lyle comes across a seductive, attractive stranger with a fascinating yet terrifying view of humanity, he’s more than intrigued. It doesn’t take Lyle long to realize that Arius isn’t just playing games, though, and when Lyle runs across a secret in Arius’ lair he has no choice but to flee, even knowing his actions will enrage Arius.
On the run, with only a psychic’s second sight and his own instinct to help him, Lyle has nowhere to go but home. The only question is, will they have him when he shows up.
If I can take one more second of your time, I’d like to use this opportunity to thank The Novel Approach for having me back on the site today. Without all their hard work and enthusiasm, we authors would never be able to do what we do. Thank you – it’s an honour to be back as a guest.
And I can’t forget you, my friends. Thank you for reading and joining me. Best of luck with the giveaway and I hope you enjoyed the post!
Until next time,
AF Henley <3
About the Author
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.
A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.
Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
For more information, please stop by for a visit at afhenley.com