During the month of November 2015 I completed an A-Z Challenge where I posted a new teaser for The Wilds Duology every day (but Saturdays). All the free extra stories and snippets have been added down below.
HAUNT OF THE WILDS
The Wilds Duology: Book I
Published Dec 3rd, 2015
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The wild will reign.
When Houndmaster De’vii and his pack take on a seemingly innocuous escort job, things quickly spiral out of control. Creatures straight from a death plane hide within the unfamiliar country and the people he’s supposed to rely on to help have their own darker motivations.
And then there’s De’vii’s alluring charge.
Caliebb Renaveri is harmless and quiet, yet also manages to stir the wild in every dog in De’vii’s pack. He can’t afford to allow the wildness to take over, nor can he abandon the job. But Caliebb is more than he appears and stronger than he seems and by the time De’vii realizes just how dangerous Caliebb truly is he stands to lose everything he holds dear: his mind, his life and his pack.
SONG FOR THE WILDS
The Wilds Duology: Book II
Published Dec 24th, 2015
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A dogfight is rising.
Despite leaving Caliebb behind months before, De’vii can’t forget him. His pack won’t allow it. De’vii can’t forget, yet he can’t return, not without putting Caliebb at risk of being torn apart by De’vii’s world simply because of who and what he is.
But the world of dogs and houndmasters is beginning to crumble. Wilds are encroaching onto civiliazed land. War hangs in the air, ready and waiting to fall. And De’vii stands in the center: not truly civilized and not entirely wild.
Far away, Caliebb is finally discovering his own strength, because for the first time in his life he has a reason to risk everything he’s ever known. And he isn’t about to let De’vii fight alone.
A: Animal Instincts – A short story featuring De’vii’s first sexual exploration.
B: Broken Promises – A history lesson on Moirian stitchwork.
E: Echoes from the Past – A letter written from De’vii’s dam to his sire.
F: Fight for Dominance – A short fiction piece documenting what the inside of a doghouse is like.
G: Games Survival Kit – Prepare yourself for the races! Gather your pack for the hunts!
I: Inflorescence Within the Wilds – Snippets written from unnamed houndmaster POVs.
J: Job Board at a Doghouse – Sample job offers appearing in a doghouse in Crafton.
K: King Leamain – A (fake) book excerpt documenting what is known of King Leamain.
L: Lone Hound – A short fiction piece about the day Ast joins De’vii’s pack.
M: Mother of Dogs – Unused scene with a POV of a nonMC.
N: Nebraean Maps – The hand-drawn maps I used while writing Song for the Wilds.
O: How to Offend a Houndmaster – A reference guide.
P: Pack – An excerpt from Haunt describing De’vii’s pack.
R: Run the Muddy Trails of My Childhood – A poem about racing during the rainy season.
S: Song: Gently Goes the Harborman – The lyrics to one of the songs Caliebb plays.
T: Treaty between Houndmasters – A short explanation about the renewal of the treaty.
U: Urban Hunt – A short story about De’vii’s first day in Crafton where he meets Mi’saa.
V: Virdaemn Maps – The hand-drawn maps I used when writing Haunt of the Wilds.
W: Widow’s Prey – A snippet about how widows are received.
X: An X-rated Conversation – A few tips on how to keep sex scenes from being boring.
Y: Yesterday’s Nightmares – A couple of journal entries Caliebb wrote.
Z: Zombified Past – A story in the form of a test for De’vii.
Fateful Hunt–The story (novelette) of the day De’vii’s parents met upon the Braken.