Hello lovelies and welcome to my stop for The Perils of Growing Up Werewolf Blog Tour. If you’re new to my blog, welcome to Sincerely Karen Jo. Today I have a very fun treat for you all! I’ll be sharing a deleted scene so let’s get to it and happy reading!!
The Strange Wandering’s of Becca Emerson
To give a little context, this was a scene I’d written when I was considering adding other character’s perspective to the story. The HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES series is all observed from Colin’s perspective. More and more, especially during book #2, I really wanted to hear from a few other characters, in particular Becca Emerson who I truly believe has potential for her own book. However, in the end I cut it because I wanted to keep the style consistent, and Colin was doing a fine job of carrying the story himself . . . but maybe, just maybe, Becca will get her own story one of these days . . .
Becca didn’t know where she was when she awoke. It looked eerily familiar, but distinctly strange all at the same time. She was still in her PJ’s just like the last few times she’d sleep walked. An early morning haze of light crept under the barn door and there was a chill in the air. Becca breathed a sigh of relief; at least it was still early morning.
If this was going to start being a common occurrence, she’d need to consider strapping herself to her bed.
How am I even getting outside?
The past three times this had happened, she’d returned to her house and found she couldn’t get in because all the doors were locked. She’d had to use an elemental spell to work the locks into submission and then tiptoe upstairs to avoid waking her mother, who slept like the dead, and her father, who she wasn’t even sure slept at all. So far so good.
It looked like she was in a barn. Her family property didn’t have a barn and she began to wander just how far away from home she was.
The sleep walking occurrences were troubling, but Mrs. Strauss had told her during one of their many training sessions that as a witch’s power grows, there are sometimes magical side effects that prove to be bothersome but are rarely harmful.
Becca stood up and brushed stray pieces of straw off her flannel pyjamas and realized for the first time that she was clutching her stuffed pink unicorn (Pepè). Rolling her eyes and feeling a flush of embarrassment at what Colin would say if he knew she slept with a stuffed animal, she tucked Pepè under one arm and made for the door. For all his social awkwardness, Colin was still a werewolf, and she could just imagine the relentless teasing that would occur if he ever discovered Becca to be anything other than the dark, brooding, teenage witch that she was.
Becca pushed on the barn door, but it was locked firmly. Her anger flared momentarily and she had to take a few deep breaths to prevent herself from casting a spell that would obliterate the door, the barn, and any other building close by. Mrs. Strauss had warned her about emotional outbursts, and the potential harm they could cause. Becca was testing off the charts when it came to her growing power and even Mrs. Strauss was surprised at how fast she was developing.
Becca let out a frustrated sigh, and went to look for an alternate way to escape the barn.
The Perils of Growing Up Werewolf
(Hair in all the Wrong Places #2)
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books
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Being a werewolf is no picnic. Colin’s constantly hungry, spends a ton of time shaving, and fights to keep his emotions in check to avoid turning into a giant, drooling, hairy, smelly, howling wolf. But Colin’s not the only creature hanging around the town of Elkwood. Vampires, zombies, goblins, ogres, and other questionable visitors and their various shenanigans have got everyone on edge.
Colin just wants to live a normal life, date, and get his homework done on time. But the town of Elkwood needs him. So when a secret government organization asks for his help, will he be able to control the animal inside, or will he give in to the perils of growing up werewolf?
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About the Author
Andrew Buckley attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program. After pitching and developing several screenplay projects for film and television, he worked in marketing and public relations, before becoming a professional copy and content writer. During this time Andrew began writing his first adult novel, DEATH, THE DEVIL AND THE GOLDFISH, followed closely by his second novel, STILTSKIN. He works as an editor for Curiosity Quills Press.
Andrew also co-hosts a geek movie podcast, is working on his next novel, and has a stunning amount of other ideas. He now lives happily in the Okanagan Valley, BC with three kids, one cat, one needy dog, one beautiful wife, and a multitude of characters that live comfortably inside of his mind.
Andrew is represented by Mark Gottlieb at the Trident Media Group.
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