Blog Tour: Dreadlands: Wolf Moon by Jaimie Engle + Author Interview


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dreadlands wolf moonDreadlands: Wolf Moon by Jaimie Engle


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With a grandmother who is unnatural, an anxious mother, and a missing father, Arud’s family tree is rooted in secrets.

Leif Erikson abandoned the settlement in Labrador, Canada, when the ferine attacked and murdered his small crew. A band of families stayed behind to rebuild. Now, the Wolf Moon approaches, a single night when the ferine’s binds to the Dreadlands are broken, freeing them to hunt. But when one appears beneath Arud’s window, his mother rushes him off, urging him to take care of his sister whose sickness grows worse. His world is shaken and family deceptions unravel, when Arud learns his sister may be the key in a century old prophecy. The stakes are raised, and getting safely to the city in the sea becomes more than a quest. It becomes survival.

About the Author:
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Jaimie Engle was once sucked into a storybook, where she decided she would become an author. She has modeled bikinis, managed a hip-hop band, and run a body shop. Her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues because words have power. When not writing, she’s probably editing or playing trivia. She lives in Florida with her awesome husband, hilarious children, and the world’s best dog. Become a fan at Twitter @jaimiengle | Instagram @jaimiengle | Facebook @jaimiengleauthor



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Read below for an excerpt from the book:

Arud Bergson crept out of his house before dawn, his sleep cut short by nightmares of the ferine hunting him in broad daylight. Darkness clung to the remnant of night sky while cool air washed over his pale skin. As he slipped through his front yard and into the surrounding woods, he thought of the deer he would catch for his mother to make bruukish. The traditional stew induced a deep sleep in most, though Arud found sleep impossible, no matter how much he ate.

Not when creatures rose from the shadows.

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Read below for an author interview:

Can you tell us about your book, Dreadlands: Wolf-Moon, in 35 words or less?

A Viking boy must lead his sister to the city gates before the full moon rises, breaking the ferine’s binds, and releasing these arctic shifting wolves from the Dreadlands.

What was your favorite scene to write?

Arud’s little sister, Lykke, is back at camp when a ferine attacks him. He runs back to check on her, and when he pulls the curtain of vines away from her hiding place, she is gone. I remember writing this scene, and literally dropping my pen (because I write by hand), covering my mouth, and saying, “Oh, my God! Where is she? Who took her?” because I had no clue.

What was the hardest scene to edit out?

I’m what I like to call an “under-writer,” meaning I write very bare-boned and have to go back through and add material. Most of my books come in around 20K below genre requirements and I add in details during the editing processs.

Is this a standalone or part of a series?

It’s the first in a series on my take of the classic monster. Dreadlands: Wolf Moon, explores Viking era werewolves; Dreadlands: Blood Moon will introduce the Mayan god Camazotz and “vampires”; Dreadlands: Snow Moon will use the Inuit Eskimo lore of the polar bear spirit Tornarssuk who breaths life into death, as my take on zombies.

Do you have a favorite quote from the book?

I think this sums up the theme and lesson of the novel: “And remember, the best way to hunt your prey is when they don’t know they are being hunted.”

Are you currently working on anything else?

I’ve completed my next 4 novels, so now I’m back to editing. The next book EXPOSURE is about a boy trapped in a town who won’t release him until he figures out the clues on a random roll of film. It’s a mix of Supernatural, Maze Runner, and Alice in Wonderland.

If you had to give Dreadlands: Wolf Moon a theme song, what would you choose?

Anything by composer Danny Elfman (the Nightmare Before Christmas).

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

ENTHRALLED by Ryan Gish. It’s a horror love story and I can’t get the characters out of my head.

What is currently in your TBR pile?

The 5th Wave, and the next books by my favorite authors: Matthew J. Kirby, Suzanne Collins, and J.K. Rowling.

Thank you so much for this opportunity! Inspire, empower, and educate through books…it’s what I do! #jmebooks


The Tour:

March 15th

Mythical Books – Guest Post

The Book Beacon – Promo Post

March 16th

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review

We Do Write – Interview

March 17th

Adventures in Writing – Promo Post

Just One More Chapter – Promo Post

Phenomenal Reviews – Promo Post

March 18th

5 Girls Book Reviews – Promo Post

Roxy’s Book Reviews – Promo Post

March 19th

Cover2Cover – Guest Post

Jody’s Book Reviews – Promo Post

March 20th

books are love – Guest Post

The Perks of Being a Book Girl – Review

March 21st

Diane’s Book Blog – Interview

YaReads– Interview