Sunday, November 9, 2014

Book Review and Spotlight on The Wolf by KR Thompson

Today on The Maze I am delighted to introduce one of my dear writer-friends, K.R. Thompson. The K stands for Kim, so I'll just stick with "KR" to avoid confusion!

She has been instrumental in getting me out of my writer's garret and into the world of personal appearances and unusual local retail placement for my books, such as the Wytheville Museum. I am ever thankful to KR for these well-timed nudges, and I am pleased to return the favor by spotlighting her work on The Maze! KR writes YA paranormal (werewolf) romantic fiction set in and drawing upon the local Indian legends of  Bland County, Virginia.

This or That:

Please describe your dream Date Night!
I'm easy to get along with. Feed me and take me to a movie! :D

Friday or Saturday?
(Is this for the date night? ;) ) Saturdays are always best

Upscale or home cookin'?
Home cooked

Eat in or carry out?

Steak or chicken?

Chocolate or vanilla?


Movie theater or concert hall?
Movie theater

Nightcap or night cap?

TITLE – The Wolf
SERIES – The Keeper Saga
AUTHOR – K.R. Thompson  
GENRE – Historical Paranormal Romance
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 53 pages
COVER ARTIST – Keri Knutson, Alchemy Book Covers

SYNOPSIS:Their secret has been safe for hundreds of years, a legacy and legend that has been carefully kept by six guardians. They are known as the Keepers. But before the legend of the Keepers—came the Wolf.

Once upon a time, there lived a man whose fate would rest with two sisters. One will hold his heart. With her, he discovers a love that will last forever, though it will come with a price.

From the other sister, he will learn fortitude as he discovers that she holds the power to destroy all he holds dear. For as easily as one sister captures his heart, the other has found the way to trap his soul.


One mountain stood off in the distance. Its peak was the highest. It grazed the heavens. It was the closest point that he could get to his love, now in the inky, deep black sky. It seemed it would be the perfect place to make his presence—and his demands—known.

The trip up the mountain took a great deal of the night, his strength had waned, but anger and determination pushed him up to the giant boulder, far above, jutting out into the night air.

The moon was beyond his reach—so close, yet, so far away. Swift Foot stood on the edge of the rock. A cool breeze greeted him, brushing softly against his cheek. He felt Shining Star had sent the breeze to touch him.

“I am here,” he told her softly, looking up into the sky. Then, he took a deep breath, and announced loudly to the Great Spirit, “I have come to speak to you.”

The breeze was replaced with a sudden burst of warm air, an acknowledgement of sorts.

He took a step forward, feeling the balls of his feet touch the edge of the rock. He was close now.

“You will put me there with her or I will die!” The raw emotion caused his voice to crack, but he knew the Great Spirit heard his demand.

A lightning bolt cracked from a cloudless sky in front of him, striking the ground below. No whispering voices came to his mind or thundering ones either. It seemed the Great Spirit wasn’t in the mood for negotiations. It wasn’t the response Swift Foot had wished to hear or see. Still, he stood on the rock, while his love watched him from her place in the heavens.

That was just as well, Swift Foot decided. He would be with her soon, with or without any help. He would never spend a day without her.

Another lightning strike lit up the sky as he lifted his arms out, and fell…

The young man Swift Foot makes the most innocent yet tragic of all possible decisions: he falls in love with the "wrong" sister, and she with him. Shining Star is his soul mate, but her sister in her jealousy harbors other plans for the happy couple.

Thus begins The Wolf, prequel to Hidden Moon, which is Book 1 in The Keepers Saga. The Wolf is a short story written in a charming, straightforward style that evokes ancient mythology from across the globe. Like what Tolkien's The Silmarillion does for The Lord of the Rings cycle, The Wolf forms the genesis of KR's The Keepers myth and is a wonderful introduction to her fascinating series.

K.R. Thompson was raised in the Appalachian Mountains. She resides in southwestern Virginia with her husband, son, three cats and an undeterminable amount of chickens.

An avid reader and firm believer in the magic of nature, she spends her nights either reading an adventure or writing one.

She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.



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  1. Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart

  2. Loved your review thanks for being part of the tour - Tonya @ My Family's Heart


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