We’re so pleased to welcome author AF Henley today on the Wolf, in League blog tour. Enjoy this teaser snippet from the book, and then be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
It is such a huge pleasure to be here at The Novel Approach Reviews, and to be granted this opportunity to share this blog tour with you. I’m celebrating the newest release in my Wolf series, Wolf, in League, and I have to say that it feels like it’s taken forever to get here, to this third story, with these men and this town. But I do love these two new characters – whether it’s Matthew’s simplicity and faith, or Gavin’s spark, I was excited the moment they introduced themselves. I can only hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
For those that have been following along, welcome back! For those that are new to the tour, hello, and allow me to sum up what’s happening. Throughout the tour I’ve been sharing tiny teasers from the novel, and also sharing the details on a tour-wide giveaway. Follow through to the end of the post to learn how you could win your very own signed, print copy of Wolf in League, a “crystal and silver” diamante Howling Wolf Pendant, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market.
And now, the teaser, and our first look at Doctor Gavin Strauss…
Matthew wasn’t surprised that he was led to an area of the GDBCG that he’d never been to before. There were, after all, many areas like that in existence. What did surprise him was the lighting in that particular area. Where white lighting was necessary, over desk and research areas, that lighting was low and specific (surprisingly similar to how Matthew himself preferred to work). In most of the area, however—corridors, waiting areas, even inside the one restroom he’d seen by way of peripheral vision when the door was opened to let in a hurrying, very focused older gentleman in a lab coat—the overhead lighting was red. Emergency red. The kind that shone from “EXIT” signs and out of warning beacons. It was creepy as all get-go.
“Gavin Strauss is the head of this wing,” Dyball explained when he saw Matthew eyeing the lights warily. “He is extremely photophobic and somewhat leucistic. You’ll understand more after you meet him.”
The corridor was more ominous than cold, so when Matthew found himself shivering, he forced his body to quit. These two men had obviously done a good job in setting up their little Blödsinn and he decided to take that as a compliment. At least they’d gone to the effort of attempting a bit of intrigue, rather than resorting to interns draped in sheets and shaking chains while bemoaning Christmases past. Or was that Christmas future?
Matthew shook his head to dispel the thought and was startled when his sleeve was caught.
“In here, Doctor.”
The office he was led into was small but lavishly decorated. Dark wood gleamed under the red lights, thick carpeting softened their footsteps, and expensive frames glittered orange and topaz around a dozen different awards and accomplishments, all with the appropriate seals and signatures to validate them. There were no windows in the office, and only one muted desk lamp offered any ‘natural’ lighting to the room, albeit in a yellow haze. It was enough light for Matthew to register the eyes of the man behind the desk though, and the man could have been Godzilla for all Matthew would have noticed after that.
Matthew was struck speechless, spellbound, as he held the man’s gaze: eyes so light that the irises looked white, what little Matthew could see of them; pupils so large that if he’d not been gazing so intently it would have appeared that the man’s eyes were nothing but black circles; red sclera. Matthew’s hand dropped to his penlight, not waiting for Matthew to consciously direct it. The penlight would be a poor excuse for an ophthalmoscope but it would most certainly do. He snapped it on, he drew it up—
Both of the man’s hands flew up to cover his eyes, and Dyball and Volos shouted as one. “No!”
Wolf, in League
© AF Henley, 2016
About the Book
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Wolf Series: Book Three
Notes: Wolf, in League contains some explicit and violent content
Blurb: It’s been months since anyone at the Committee has had any contact from the O’Connell family or their pack members, and they are not happy. Suspicious of the activities that took place in D.C. and determined to find out what the wolves are up to, the Committee recruits one of their newest residents, Doctor Matthew Dietrich, to play the part of neighbor and infiltrate the family.
Matthew has always been a keep-to-himself kind of person. Though idealistic and optimistic, he prefers to work in solitude, at night, while he researches the findings that he hopes will one day change the world. When he’s approached by the executives of the Center, he has no idea why they’d choose him. And to say he is skeptical over the concept of men that can shift into wolves would be an understatement. Until he meets his new partner, the man that will play the part of his “husband” in the Committee’s scheme, Doctor Gavin Strauss.
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.
On behalf of the tour, please join the giveaway by taking part in the Rafflecopter below. The prize consists of a signed, print copy of Wolf in League, a “crystal and silver” diamante Howling Wolf Pendant, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market.
For all the terms and conditions, please check out the t’s and c’s posted on the Rafflecopter.
** Please note that this giveaway is being offered tour-wide and there will be one winner awarded for the entire event.
My thanks again to The Novel Approach Reviews for having me as a guest today, and another big one for you, as well, for taking the time to read and be part of the tour. Best of luck with the giveaway and I hope you enjoyed the post!
Until next time,
AF Henley <3