To celebrate the release of the fourth Dark Protectors book, Consumed, Rebecca Zanetti accepted to write an exclusive summer camp story! How awesome is that? Plus you get a chance to win the book!
A Wolf At Summer Camp
In the summer, where I live in the Pacific Northwest is ‘summer camp.’ We have lakes, mountains, rivers, and golf courses galore…and for a place where winter lasts five months and then it rains for two more months, boy do we have some summer fun when the sun finally appears! But all schools in the area go to a camp in the fall for a week, and Bigfoot is often sighted. Yeah. The real Bigfoot.
The camp is along a river, and I attended it when I was in the fifth grade. We learned about trees, river quality, and native vegetation. And we flirted with the boys. I am sorry to say that I never did see Bigfoot. However, I did come face to face with a wolf.
A real wolf.
Wolves have crazy eyes. I’m not sure if most people understand this because wolves are so beautiful in pictures. Think of the wildest, craziest, dog expression you’ve ever seen…and times that by twelve. I’m not saying he was mean looking or anything…just that when you look into the eyes of a wolf, you see something untamed.
He actually was quite pretty—and I’m assuming he was a ‘he.’ Grey coat with white markings, thick fur, angled face. And he looked right at me.
He didn’t seem hungry. And I wasn’t smart enough to be scared. I had been wandering around on the river rocks looking for insects. It was an assignment, and we had to identify a certain amount. So I moved into the brush…and there he was. We startled each other and just stared for a moment.
Then he yawned.
You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a wolf yawn. On one hand, the wrinkled nose is really cute. On the other hand, those are seriously sharp canines. Sharp and deadly. He yawned, I giggled, he snorted…and then he just took off.
I write about wolves. Well, I write about wolf shifters – hot Alpha males who shift into wolves. We also have moose, deer, elk, bear, and cougars around here…but my favorite is the wolf. Maybe it’s because for a couple of seconds years ago, I shared a moment with one.
We’re giving away a copy of Hunted for commenters here on the blog. Have you ever seen a wild animal up close? If not, which animal would you like to see?
More about Consumed:
Sometimes You Mate For Life
Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She's good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won't back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there's no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she's ever cared about--a man on the verge of losing his very humanity. . .
Sometimes You Mate To Stay Alive
For the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan's guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising. .
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More books by Rebecca Zanetti :
Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day—or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.