I'm delighted to welcome fellow wolf lover, Joann Buchanan, here on my blog today for her tour of I Am Wolf! She's given us a teaser excerpt and shared her links. Enjoy the read and be sure to follow her via her links and on the rest of the tour.
Sleep wrapped Jonah in a protective veil of peace and serenity, the kind of peace that only comes with rest, when the mind and body fall in unison into the chasm ruled by the subconscious. The strange dreams faded into the backdrop, allowing more normal thoughts to invade his mind. She was there, tall, beautiful and wild as the night and all the forest creatures. Her will overpowered all Jonah knew. He watched her dance. Who was she? Why could he not get this beautiful creature out of his mind?
Mirrored on the lake, the giant silver moon was clutched in the ripples of the water causing an illusion of snakes made of light. The majesty of it all forced Jonah to approach her. She looked back at him with fierceness in her eyes, and Jonah felt himself gulp. Why would she appear so real to him? His heart raced against his chest.
Wolves stepped out of the wilderness surrounding the lake. Their eyes pierced the darkness, full of a wild peace, all staring at Jonah.
He stepped towards the girl. She turned around, staring at the wolves with a smile on her face. With her arms raised high into the air, she danced to music in her mind. Jonah took another step towards her. One of the wolves growled, showing his teeth, sharpened to shear perfection by nature herself. Jonah tried yelling out to the girl in his dream. “Run!” he said.
She turned and let out a whimsical laugh, once again washing herself in the night sky. The wolves disappeared back into the darkness of the forest. “I am a part of Tibolt’s clan, a creature of the night. I wash myself with the shining sun and dance with joy in the glittering moonlight. I’m loyal to a fault and sing in the midnight hours. I am wolf,” she said.
Light rose up from the water, wrapping around her. She laughed with glee as the bright night sky became shattered by the light, hiding the stars from the darkness they existed in. The bright white faded, and the girl was gone. But standing before Jonah was a white wolf with blue eyes. Jonah stepped closer to her. Just when he was about to reach out and touch her a cold shock ripped his being from the dream, back to a reality he didn’t want to face.
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