Title: Wheel Wolf — Amazon bestseller in Horror/Suspense/Paranormal
Author: January Valentine
Available on Amazon Kindle. Paperback will be available in a few weeks.
Short Blurb: Beneath a full, blood moon, on the way home from his girlfriend’s house, Jack Bailey encounters something terrifying at Phantom Lake. Fleeing the unknown, he dumps his bike and is found unconscious, his body tangled with a naked girl. Jack struggles to regain memory and the use of his legs, while fighting a sudden urge for raw meat and to bay at the moon. Wheel Wolf is a story of unconditional love that lives beyond the grave, and a relentless fight for retribution. An Amazon bestseller in Werewolves/Shifters/Horror/Suspense.
Jack Bailey is just a few weeks away from beginning his dream career as Forest Ranger in the upstate New York town of Angel’s Bend. Jenny Rudea, veterinarian in training, is madly in love with Jack, and the animals she cares for.
On the way home from her house one night, Jack takes an unanticipated detour to Hosner Lake to bolster his courage and contemplate how he’ll ask Jenny to be his wife. While there, he encounters something that raises the hair on the back of his neck. What is out there, on the other side of the lake? Is it a shadow, a hunter, an animal? Without a weapon or a flashlight, he is not about to stick around to find out.
He hops on his bike and heads for the main road where something leaps onto his back, causing the accident that steals his mobility, threatens his sanity. As if this isn’t bad enough, when he wakes up in the hospital, paralyzed from the waist down, he has no idea what occurred on the lonely road, but is now a prime suspect in a murder investigation, because of what was found almost pinned to his body: a naked girl whose throat has been slit.
In his comatose state, Jack hears detectives interview Jenny at his bedside. He eventually regains consciousness, and is transferred to a rehab where he hopes to recover the use of his legs. The police are searching for a serial killer, bodies have been piling up across the country, as well as in Angel’s Bend. While Jack struggles with his physical injuries, he must also defend his innocence.
Jack manages to get in and out of the window of his room mysteriously, at will, even though he’s in a wheelchair. The only one who notices his disappearing acts is his physical therapist, Rachel Huntress, who is almost as weird as the predicament Jack has found himself in, because his extraordinary abilities, and changing appearance, don’t seem to faze her at all.
There are tense scenes which include violence and raw emotion in this whodunit. Who is the murderous werewolf? Jack? Or could it be his high school rival, Detective Don Delgado. It’s anyone’s guess. Along with bodies, there are several possible suspects. This killer is not part of a pack. He’s a ruthless rogue.
The story is stunningly intense, with gripping internalization from Jack’s and Jenny’s points of view. Packed with romance, suspense, twists and turns, this unpredictable, psychological thriller, will have you on the edge of your seat from page one until the bittersweet conclusion.
About the Author:
January Valentine is the pen name of Victoria Valentine, New York writer and indie book publisher. See Victoria’s Author page: amazon.com/author/victoriavalentine
I chose to use a pen name because some of my writing is steamy, and I wanted to separate Victoria, who writes contemporary fiction, poetry and children’s storybooks. Since my birth month is January, January Valentine seemed an appropriate pseudonym.
I also host a blogtalkradio show: Away With Words, every Wednesday evening at 6 PM EST where I interview other writers and poets and discuss writing in general: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/aww1