Winter Wolf Available for Free (July 9-13), Tales Releases Tuesday!

To celebrate Tales of the Winter Wolf (Vol. 1)'s upcoming release, I have made Winter Wolf available for free between today, July 9, 2015 to July 13, 2015. If you want to be able to read the novel that spawned the short stories, here's your chance!

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Winter Wolf (the novel) has intentional inconsistencies due to the main character's circumstances.

Nothing is as it seems, and the truth is often held in the eyes of the beholder.

Winter Wolf by RJ Blain - Cover ArtThe Hunted Wizard

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.

Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted.

Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls.

But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…

Seriously, yo. It's free. Come to the dark side.

TotWW-Vol1And if you're curious about Tales of the Winter Wolf, why yes, I'm happy to provide links and pretty pictures and an idea of what stories await. Unlike my other stories, Tales of the Winter Wolf is more short-story centric; in a way, each story is a chapter of the lives of Richard and Nicole.

Long before Nicolina Desmond manifested her powers as a wizard, she was a Normal girl with extraordinary circumstances. In order to prove herself and escape her father’s chokehold on her life, she’s determined to get on the fast track towards an independent life.

However, she never anticipated how meeting Richard Murphy would change her life…

Tales of the Winter Wolf follows the adventures of Nicole and Richard, predominant characters from Witch & Wolf #2, Winter Wolf. Spoilers for the novel are contained within!

Volume One contains the following stories:


Nicolina Desmond should have known that her twin’s overly friendly behavior with the eligible Fenerec males would land her in trouble, but she never expected how far young, single werewolves would go to secure a mate.

The Scent of Guilt

When Richard is invited to hunt Nicolina’s kidnappers with her father, he jumps at the chance. With Desmond lusting for blood and violence, Richard is forced to toe the line between mercy, justice, and revenge.


Charles Desmond’s influence isn’t enough to stop those who are determined to take Richard’s rank through force. With Nicolina Desmond out on the hunt to kill him once and for all, he’ll need a lot more than luck to survive his stay with the Desmonds.


Richard Murphy has many sides, and Nicolina Desmond is dismayed to discover that he truly has the patience of a hunting wolf and his pranks are just as nefarious as hers. When the bodies of Fenerec turn up in her back yard, however, she might have to kill again, and her target is none other than Yellowknife’s injured Alpha.

I hope you have as much fun reading these stories as I have had writing them! Tales of the Winter Wolf Vol 1 is available for preorder and drops on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

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