My Wolf and Me
by India R. Adams
Publication Date: April 26th 2016
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Their love was innocent.
Their friendship was pure.
Their fear was real.
Their danger was true.
When little Marlena is left to care for an abandoned wolf pup, her parents see their irrevocable bond, and this humble family embarks on an adventure trying to care for the needs of a rapidly growing wolf, and the needs of their headstrong daughter. The comical complications of such a venture only darken when Marlena, now a high school student, witnesses her wolf shift… into a young man.
Secrets and the pure hatred from a man out for revenge take Marlena, her family and her wolf on a heartbreaking journey of devastating loss, captivity, and ultimate sacrifices.
This love story will haunt you well after you finally set this book down.
The next morning, it was still dark when I woke with no Romy in my bed. Sitting up, I saw a sad wolf sitting by my window, staring into the woods. I wondered what he hoped to see. I thought of his mother and knew how sad I would be to not be able to see my mommy anymore. Remembering my Uncle Trey passing away a few months before, I knew what we had to do.
With a blanket and a shovel that was bigger than I was dragging behind us, my wolf and I went deep into the woods to bury his mother.
Romy ran to her and sniffed the wolf body that no longer carried a soul. I tried not to pay attention to the evidence of how nature works, the marks of smaller animals finding a meal. She was very heavy, but I managed to get the blanket under her. I grabbed one corner, Romy bit the other, and we both pulled as hard as we could, dragging his mother to where the earth was softer so we could lay her to rest.
While I used the monstrous shovel as best I could, Romy lay with Mother Wolf. I believe he wanted every last moment he could have with her, alive or dead. As the morning sun rose, the glow made Mother Wolf look as if she was peacefully sleeping, half covered in a blanket. It was a kind way for a son to see his mother for the last time.
Being so young and small, I could only dig a shallow grave. Once done, Romy and I pulled on the blanket and laid his mother to rest. The little mound of dirt covering her was all there was left to see—but not to feel. Romy sat next to the mound, not ready to leave her, so I sat next to my wolf and waited for him to find some peace. I don’t know how long we sat side by side, leaning on each other, and it didn’t matter. I would’ve stayed next to him forever.
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About the Author
India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.
India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).
Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”
Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.