Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Spotlight: Alora by Megan Linski

Book Spotlight

Check out my book spotlight for Alora and look at that cover. It's really a pretty one. The wolf is beautiful!

Alora by Megan Linski
Young Adult ~ Fantasy
Word Count: 41,600

For hundreds of years, Alora has been queen. Ruling over the most remote regions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she spends her summers riding upon a wild stallion, her winters as a winged wolf, never aging, forever at an eternal sixteen. 

This is what it means to be an Anmortal. 

Centuries pass until the arrival of something new in the woods, a small boy named August. Alora watches through the years as the child grows into a young man. Slowly she finds herself falling for him, unable to tame her wild heart. Madly in love, she ignores the fact that humans and Anmortals can never be together...a mortal cannot love a creature that lives forever. 

Distracted by romance, Alora doesn’t notice that there is a monster lurking in the shadows, a hunter who is determined to make Alora his prize. With no time left to run and no way out, Alora is about to make the most challenging decision of her life. What's more important...her true love, or her freedom?



Shadows moved in the small cabin below him. Smoke furled from his tunneled mouth as he perched hungrily in the trees, the branches bending underneath his metal claws. The light from his one eye scanned over the situation quickly, but he dimmed it before he could be noticed. She couldn’t know that he was here. 

His mouth nearly dripped oil from the lust. This was it. The past three years, the pastthree hundred years, he had been waiting, plotting and planning, carefully drawing out each moment. This would be the hunt to end them all. In minutes, the last Anmortal would be his. 

She was too predictable. It was ridiculous to think that she would imagine that the boy would listen to her, but that would only give him more time to make his move. There! That was it…the wolf had crashed through the window. He had her right where he wanted her. 

Leaping down from the trees, he used the large bulk of his body to bring down the wall of the cabin and cause the entire house to crumble inward. He heard the screams of the boy and the terrified howls of his prize as they gazed upward at him in terror.

There were three of him, the two humans and the Anmortal. It would be so easy to take the Anmortal now, but to do so would be to lose what he really wanted. He instead focused on the one next to her, the small teenager with fear flooding her eyes.

With ecstasy he smiled, opening his mouth wide and scooping up the cowering human below. She nearly slipped away, knowing of his plans, but he crunched his jaws down upon her leg and heard the satisfying, tantalizing snap of the bone. His mouth savored, but he denied himself. Human flesh never tasted half as sweet as Anmortal, and if he wanted the Anmortal, he needed the human. 

He was heading towards the lake and pillaging through the forest before his little darling could even stop to breathe. She would follow. If she loved the boy, and he knew that she did, she would give chase.

He wouldn’t need force. She would give herself to him willingly.

About the Author:

Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan.


  1. I'm in loooove with the cover, wow! It's so pretty! The blurb also sounds quite interesting and I like the excerpt - especially that it's out of the villan's POV ... kind of. Are you going to read it sometime? I'd like to know what you think of it! :)

    Yvonne @ A world between folded pages

    1. It's a gorgeous cover! I haven't read it yet but I do have it on my Kindle. Hoping to read it sometime soon. :)


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