Today is the official worldwide--no galaxy-wide--wait, I mean, universe-wide release of the ebook for The Loki Wolf, the third novel in the Northern Frights series. It's a happy little Christmas werewolf story (because really we need more Christmas werewolf stories, don't we? Santa and the elves get all the attention).
Here's a description:
"On the third night the worst nightmare -- the very worst -- invaded my mind. Loping behind me was a gigantic wolf, its jaws snapping together and tearing off pieces of my flesh. There was no blood. No pain. But bit by bit he swallowed chunks of my body until nothing of Angela Laxness remained." When Angie dreams about being devoured by a giant wolf, her parents tell her it is only her imagination. But later, while on a vacation in Iceland with her grandfather and two cousins, she begins to wonder if the dream wasn't a warning. First, there are strange scratches outside her window. Then she finds out that sheep have recently been disappearing from her uncle's farm. But it isn't until she and her cousins go to the old croft house that they discover the horrifying truth.
See? A happy little Christmas werewolf story! And it follows that general "horror" rule: don't go into the croft house!
I'm absolutely excited to be releasing this ebook today. The novel has been out of print for several years and I'm so glad that it has come back to life (with the aid of electronic technologies). The extremely frightening cover is done by uber-artist Derek Mah. I get nightmares just looking at it. It's so fleshy and beardy all at once. And, in re-reading the book, I was pleased to discover that it is still a frightening story (really, don't go into the croft house). And I had forgotten how much Icelandic folklore was injected into this book (and the series). Those Vikings could really tell tales.
Happy Hauntings! Art
P.S. This brings to a close the first part of my ebook experiment. To recap I've released the following novels and short story collections as ebooks:
Don't they look pretty altogether? I'm going to concentrate on my Hunchback books for the next while (looming deadline!), but am toying with the idea of a few other eprojects (including a novel). Stay tuned. Peace out. BHM's in.
P.P.S. BHM's are Big Hairy Monsters. Join the fur nation.