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Wolves, a cover and a contest

September 11, 2014

In just a week, on Sept 19th, my third Hidden Wolves novel will release from MLR Press. Unjustified Claims is the story of Brandt and Ethan, werewolf and human, and their rocky path toward a relationship.

Brandt Davis loved being part of his Michigan werewolf pack, until they found his stash of gay porn. He escaped their anger, running in wolf-form into the wilderness, but he can’t live that way forever. And he can’t hide in fur like a coward when an injured man needs his help.

Ethan Sjulstad knows life is making him crazy when a solo hike into the Minnesota Boundary Waters seems reasonable. Then a bad fall leaves him seriously hurt and facing death. Delirious, he hallucinates being rescued by a big grey wolf and a naked woodland godling. For a man who has always loved fantasy, it’s worth surviving just to find out what the hell is going on.

Brandt is increasingly drawn to the man he rescued in the wilderness, but it’s easiest to just be friends. The homophobic scorn of his old pack still haunts him. Even if he can bring himself to admit his attraction to another man, what kind of relationship can he have with Ethan, when he can’t tell any human about his biggest fears, or the details of his past?

Ethan has been fascinated by Brandt from the beginning, even back when he was too hurt to do anything about it. Spending more time together should be good. But Ethan’s been deceived before, and some of Brandt’s evasions and silences begin to feel like outright lies. It’s hard to trust a man who’s clearly hiding a big part of himself.

They don’t have the leisure of time to figure it out. Old enemies and new acquaintances, human and werewolf, show up and complicate their lives. The guys have to handle their mix of friendship, desire, and distrust, as they decide when to fight, when to stand together, and when to run…

And I now have a cover:


Although the novels are intended to work as a series without the free shorts, you’ll find a few familiar references to Unwanted Appeal, the free book 2.5 novella that comes right before this novel. So if you want to ease back into the world of my werewolves and haven’t read that freebie yet, this might be a good time to check it out.

To celebrate the release of the book, I’ll be giving away three ebook copies of Unjustified Claims to three randomly chosen commenters from either my Goodreads or WordPress blogs. The drawing will be open through midnight CST September 18th. Make a comment on one of the two blogs (no email needed) and I’ll draw three winners out of a hat on the 19th – on Goodreads I’ll PM winners, on WordPress the comment will save your email link.

I’m looking forward to seeing this novel release next Friday. I hope readers will enjoy another encounter with Minnesota’s werewolves.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. Issa permalink
    September 12, 2014 12:50 am

    Yeah, finally the next one comes out! Nice cover thought the boys look awfully grumpy, LOL.

  2. September 12, 2014 1:16 am

    I really like this series and am looking forward to reading this.

  3. Ardent Ereader permalink
    September 12, 2014 3:12 am

    Congratulations on the upcoming release of Unjustified Claims ! I’m adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. September 12, 2014 9:48 am

    I am just finishing off my re-read of the hidden wolves series all ready for next Friday! Can’t wait…. I fear I shall end up buying the e-book rather than waiting for the paperback…

  5. Denise Dechene permalink
    September 12, 2014 9:53 am

    The cover is great. Adding to my tbr list. Thanks for the chance to win

  6. Silence permalink
    September 12, 2014 10:34 am

    I’m looking forward to this.

  7. September 12, 2014 10:56 am

    Looking forward to this next installment in the series.

  8. Indus Nmohd permalink
    September 12, 2014 11:49 am

    I’m very excited to read it! Thanks for informing us- I thought this release was months out! I’m traveling about then too

  9. mary briscoe permalink
    September 12, 2014 1:43 pm

    haven’t read these yet but so far I have not been disappointed in anything I have read by you…:)

  10. Avalie permalink
    September 12, 2014 2:36 pm

    Loved the first two books, so really looking forward to the next in the series.

  11. Lisa G permalink
    September 12, 2014 5:03 pm

    I read the first two some time ago- looks like a re-read is in order. Thanks for a shot at winning Book 3!

  12. emd permalink
    September 12, 2014 6:18 pm

    So excited!

  13. Sarian permalink
    September 12, 2014 7:31 pm

    Great new indeed! I’m currently rereading the first book in the series. Looking forward to your print version coming out.

  14. B.Tina permalink
    September 13, 2014 5:41 pm

    Congrats to the new book! I just started reading Unacceptable Risk.

  15. Geri permalink
    September 13, 2014 9:39 pm

    I’m looking forward to this one, I love the Minnesota werewolves. It’s good timing for me, I’m going to the North Shore by way of Ely for fall colors the weekend of 9/26, so I’ll be going right by where this book is set.

  16. Antonia permalink
    September 14, 2014 1:40 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading the previous books in the series and I am looking forward to the new release!

  17. Megan Q permalink
    September 14, 2014 8:44 pm

    Can’t wait to read the next book! It’s always exciting seeing a world through different characters, and I know these two will add a lot to the story.

  18. Ashley E permalink
    September 15, 2014 9:13 am

    I’ve only read the first one in this series so far, but I loved it! So excited that I have more books to look forward to. 🙂

    • September 15, 2014 9:22 am

      I hope you like the series. Remember there are two free short stories, one after book 1 and one after book 2.

  19. Rita permalink
    September 15, 2014 3:26 pm

    Hi Kaje, I’ve been waiting for another shifter book for ages, it seems. YEAH!! Thanks. Rita

  20. Melissa permalink
    September 16, 2014 12:47 pm

    I’m so happy. Can’t wait to read it!

  21. September 16, 2014 8:49 pm

    Yay book 3 nearly out and I love the cover, thank you for a chance to win the book 🙂

    I just read a side comment that they will be a sequel to Rebuilding Year, another YAY from me and then I wondered would there also be one for Sole Support, maybe a short?

  22. September 20, 2014 4:34 pm

    Winners were Kim, Jenn and Ardent Ereader. Congrats and I’ll be in touch.

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