Title: I'm Not Afraid of Wolves
Author: Erin Hayes
Series: The Cotton Candy Quintet #4
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: September 22, 2016Summary:
Christine would do anything to get away from it all.
After escaping an abusive marriage and heading up a group of brand new performers, she’s tired and in need of a vacation. So when her sister Sara wants her to go camping out in the mountains of Georgia with the girls, she packs her bags for some rest and relaxation. Not even meeting a gorgeous park ranger like Colton Donnelly is going to distract her.
Except Sara didn’t tell her the real reason for the trip: she’s running away from a terrible secret. One that puts all of their lives in danger.
Now the vacation that Christine so desperately needed is ruined, but that’s the least of her worries. She has to use her wits and skills to save them all. Because she soon finds out that werewolves are very real. And they’ll stop at nothing to get their claws into her sister.
Sara was screaming my name, spurring me into motion. I glanced around, trying to find a weapon, anything that could do damage to an assailant. I wished Andrea’s family were hunters, but I couldn’t see any sign of guns.
A kitchen knife would have to do. I practically tore the drawer off its track and jostled the cutlery. I pulled out the biggest knife I could find, which was still woefully small for whatever was attacking us.
A loud crash brought me to a run. It sounded like a window upstairs, in Sara’s bedroom.
I ran towards it, hoping that I wouldn’t get there to see my sister torn to pieces or—
Halfway up the stairs, I ran smack into her. Luckily, not with the pointy end of my knife.
“Christine!” she cried. Her eyes were wild and her fingers dug into my upper arm. “They’re here! They’re here!”
“Who’s here?” I asked, although I knew the answer.
Another crash, followed by another scream. Emily, it sounded like.
“Look,” I told Sara, taking charge of the situation. “Go down to the basement.”
“Don’t leave me!”
“Sara!” I shook her shoulder. “Trust me on this, okay?”
She was white as a sheet, but she nodded. “Basement?” she whimpered.
“Hurry, and don’t open the door until you hear me on the other side, okay?”
I knew what they said about splitting up. But with the way that Sara looked right now, she’d get herself hurt and me as well. As big of a risk as it was, she had to hole herself up somewhere safe. I just hoped that safe place was downstairs.
“Go,” I told her. She bounded down the stairs as I went up. Towards danger. Towards the unknown.
Both of which were terrifying.
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.
She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.