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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Gratitude & Giving Day 16 - SJ Himes

Thanks for having me, K-Lee!

This year has been a tough one for me. Lost almost everything except my dog and my computer and the stories in my head. I released not just my first novel but ended up with four novels and a novella under my belt, and the future is looking just as bright.
I still have a long way to go until I can say I’m in a good place. My own roof over my head, reliable income, no more fear and a return to normal, everyday stress—not that I know what normal is, not really. Does anyone?

I moved from my home of ten years back to my childhood home, then faced an uncertain future with two choices—stay in an environment where I got vague support and sporadic interest in my writing career, or head South, and forge a new path. New friends took a chance on me, and I’m grateful, and very thankful. Not many people have the selflessness and the courage to do what they’ve done for me, are still doing for me. More than a roof over my head, but a place for me to start my career and the encouragement to be myself.

This time of year I am thankful for new friends, old hobbies becoming careers, and the strength to keep going, regardless of the challenge.

I’ve got so many books to start, finish, published and released….I can’t wait to share them all with the world. My newest book is Wolf of the Northern Star, and the plan is to release mid-January. I’m beyond excited. Here’s the blurb and the cover!

Wolf of the Northern Star
Book Two of The Wolfkin Saga, January 2016

After a lifetime apart, wolfkin Ghost and Kane are reunited. Together they defeat an old enemy and root out a festering evil from the center of their clan and family.

Ghost, once known as the cub Luca, is finally home. Back among his kind and learning what it means to be both a man and a shaman, Ghost battles the expectations of his people, his family, and the pressures of a society that is both foreign and familiar. His power is greater than any seen before, dwarfing that of even the legendary Shaman Gray Shadow—and his union with Kane places him in the center of a controversy that rattles wolfkin society around the world.

Kane, greater alpha and Heir to Black Pine Clan, has finally defeated the traitor and murderer that destroyed the heart of Black Pine years before. Freed at last from guilt and pain, Kane has a new enemy to face: his own people. Placed on trial for violation of Law and blasphemy, Kane will have to fight to the death to preserve his bond with Ghost and keep his mate and people safe.

The soulbond between Ghost and Kane is forged by the creator and Goddess of the wolfkin. Usually a sacred and treasured union that honors the pair and their clans, this soulbond is seen not as a gift, but a threat to eons of tradition and Clan Law.

The union of a Shaman and Alpha is anathema—but how to reconcile that belief when it is the wolfkin Goddess who forged it? Can Ghost and Kane save themselves, preserve their bond, and find a new future when the laws of the ancient past threaten to tear them apart?

Ghost and Kane fight for their lives, their love, and seek answers from the enigmatic deity known as The Wolf of The Northern Star…..

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  1. Congratulations on your new releases and sometimes friends make the best family Happy Holidays!

  2. With such a traumatic start, you have picked up well. I hope your future continues to bring you happiness and success.

  3. So sorry you had a bad year, but it sounds like you have some great friends May the new year be great for you. I'm looking forward to book 2. Need to find out what happens with Ghost and Kane

  4. Angela:
    Thank you for sharing such a personal story.