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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHARACTERS  MAKE THE WRONG CHOICES IN THE NOVEL?

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What happens when  characters  make the wrong choices? Or wrong decisions based in the moment?  Do they regret those  choices  that they made? What is their consequences ?

Bad choices or any choices  are  important to character arcs and  I think all  the characters of the novel goes through  these dilemmas to their character  arcs  to improve  and flesh out who they are  and how the reader  perceives them.   With character choices especially wrong   choices  bring extreme conflict throughout the novel. 

Moreover, that is the key  of a progressive novel of  full  fleshed out  characters .

Wrong decisions +dilemmas=conflict

And of course for the novel conflict is  good. The more conflict the better but with  that brings consequences

And  the consequences will have  to  be pretty steep.

 UNTIL THE NEXT BLUE HOUR

Continuing on with  rewriting the  15th  chapter of my 2nd draft, I  moved  on to rewriting  the 2nd scene within  the chapter entitled  Until the Next Blue Hour .

This scene  continued from the last scene   THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION  with the  villain, Xavier’s pov, but in this scene Adrian  one of two of  Sirena’s love interest takes  over the pov  and is  faced  with making a decision and choice but is it the wrong one ?

REACTION: To figure  out a way to get him and Sirena out of North Sun

DILEMMA:  He  encounters  Xavier  on his way  back to the den

CHOICE:      He makes a deal with Xavier  to get him  and Sirena to freedom without being  hunted  down by the council .

SCENE SYNOPSIS: After  dropping  Sirena off , Adrian encounters Xavier and makes a deal with  him  about the future  of Sirena and the pack.

 SCENE WORD COUNT : 2929

In this scene  Adrian  leaves  Sirena  at the edge of the  town  because he cannot  go any further  but  he decides  that  he wants to walk  her home and  puts  on the  divers  mud  . However ,  Sirena  stops him from  walking her home  because she  says she needs  to find  her  friend Eli  who she left in the mountains .

However, Adrian doesn’t   listen to her  and follows Sirena without her knowing  .  While following her  he senses Xavier  the  council member  and villain  who is chasing  Adrian’s  pack . 

Because he doesn’t want the council  to  find  out  who Sirena  really is he  heads back  towards  Xavier loosing  Sirena’s scent. 

And so  he  comes  face to face with  Xavier for the first time ever  since  the rest of the   pack was slain by  him. 

Adrian realizes  that Xavier  is about  to  kill him and so uses his  shielding  abilities  to stop Xavier from doing so. He uses  his sword  to blast an  ice crystal  shield formation  towards Xavier,  blasting xavier  against a boulder.  (this is the first time Adrian is using  his sword in a real battle) .

Xavier  himself  is  astonished by  how bold  Adrian is  and so Asks  him why  he is he not afraid.

In reality Adrian is  afraid but  he  selfishly  thinks  of the first  thing to save himself and that is  telling Xavier  that he  will give him  the location of  the  rest  of the Arctos pack if he  lets  not  only  him but  Sirena  go as well. 

Xavier  doesn’t  give  into this and automatically thinks Adrian’s joking and  tells him he just rather  do away with him instead . 

Adrian then coolly tells  Xavier  that he has this journal that  reveals the truth about who the real  Kraldire(leader of the werewolves) is  supposed to be.  

 But   Adrian  then tells him  that he  doesn’t   have the book  at the moment With this  information Xavier  becomes  very  angry and so  attacks  Adrian with this confusion ability  that makes  Adrian  sees  his worst  fears  of being  swept  up in a fire and suffocating.

He  seems to be defeated but then  remembers his training  that he received  from  the den father and alpha  of the pack  and he

Manages  to  create a  force field barrier and he raises  his sword and fights  Xavier managing to a blow against him .

Xavier  is impressed  with Adrian’s   ability to fight  him  and gives him the opportunity to  deliver    the book  on the next blue hour and  if he doesn’t  Xavier  will kill him  .  

Overall Adrian  makes a  deal  he cannot take back  due  to being  cocky and over confident.  If he fails at what  Xavier  wants  it will cost him his life .   This choice . This decision  he automatically  regrets and realizes  he messed  up .

 Adrian at the end of this  scene makes  another  small decision  to  go  find Sirena  and immediately  take her and run  away before  he is supposed to deliver  the book.

But Adrian will be disappointed  as Sirena  has other plans  in the upcoming  scenes .

This decision  that  the character  Adrian chose to make  will  cause  a domino effect  throughout the rest of the novel and have consequences  for not only  himself  but for  the  other characters. 

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THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION

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THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? A very difficult scene to write because usually you don’t have the villain within the novel questioning their faith, spirituality and loyalty.  They are just usually bad, but I would say that’s what makes a good villain because it gives that character a little depth as well and allows the reader to explore what that character’s reasoning for doing what they do throughout the novel. 

REVISITING THE  VILLAIN

Rewriting chapter 15 for the 2nd draft I revisit Xavier the Villains POV within the first scene.  He has one scene in this chapter that reveals who he is and what he stands  for as a villain.

GOAL:  To find a way better way to  capture  the yearling pack

CONFLICT: Has an argument with Mary about his faith and loyalty to the Kraldire

OUTCOME: Adrian presets him with a solution

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Xavier reflects on his life after having an argument with Mary about not capturing the yearling pack.

SCENE WORD COUNT : 1631

In the previous chapters and scenes  with  Xavier   he  never  really   truly reveals his past and I  guess  I have him brooding  and complaining about  loving the Kraldire(Mary’s mother ) and losing her love.   However,  this  chapter he will  finally  contemplate  his faith .   and  whether  he is making the right decision   in being loyal to the Kraldire.

He  has had nearly  12,000 years to figure  this out . However,  at this   stage  in his immortality he is at  his breaking point  especially in this scene.   In the previous  scene  he  failed at capturing Sirena  and  he  also has failed  at  not only capturing the Arctos yearling pack  but also the  earth diver(raven)  and collecting the raven claw amulet .

So yeah  he  is at a breaking  point because he knows  if he  goes back to the Kraldire empty handed  this  time around  she will  kill him.  Even though  they had a thing   together he  seems  to think- no  seems to know that the  Kraldire  will  have no need  for him anymore.

What makes  matters worse is that  Mary(council member/companion)  caught  him  using Courian’s(the wolf god) name.  And  any mention of Courian   has been banned by the Kraldire.  So he   also has to deal with  Mary trying to blackmail  him  into loving her.  Because if  push  came to shove  she would  rat him out and he would  die anyway  by  the Kraldire’s hand.  

So his loyalty and faith  is tested  while  at the  same time trying to control  his fast paced descent  into madness .  

Towards the end of the scene  he senses  one of the yearling running from  the human town  in the mountain and  he  tracks them  intent on  killing the yearling .  However  ,  that plan goes array when the  yearling  , who reveals himself to in fact be Adrian  suddenly  proposes a  solution to  Xavier’s  problems.

What is this  solution? Well  I will be   continuing to write  it in the  next scene  of the 15th chapter  where it will be in Adrian’s POV. 

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YOU’RE NOT MORTAL

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You’re Not Mortal is the 4th scene in the 14th chapter of the 2nd draft of the work in progress novel During the Blue Hour.  I finally completed not only this scene but the whole of chapter 14.  Let me tell you I was dawdling through this scene not because it was boring but because I had to rewrite most of it.   The new version of this chapter came to 8928 words. The you’re not mortal scene came to 3554 words total.  The longest word counts out of all the scenes and chapters so far in the 2nd draft.

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Sirena is finally told by Cristen that she is not mortal, but in fact a caninruh  and that she must stay with the pack in order to protect her, but her reaction is more than what is expected   from Cristen and Sirena runs off in disbelief back to her mortal community.

In this scene it is in the 1st love interest  pov ; Cristen and he has to convince Sirena that she is one of them.  I originally wrote the scene in 2012 within the first draft but it wasn’t this long.   It’s pretty much the same but the interactions and locations are somewhat different. 

In this draft Adrian shows back up to the group and in front of Sirena in the form of the large werewolf and ordinarily Sirena would be afraid, but she can tell the difference between Adrian and any other beast because of his apparent kindness. 

But like I said Cristen is the main POV   so his perception is warped in this scene but not because he is an empath, and he can sense the energies between both Sirena and Adrian.  So, within this scene there is a lot of tension because he is the alpha of the yearling werewolf pack and sees Adrian as trying to undermine him.  In reality Adrian has fallen for Sirena   and they are talking telepathically.  Cristen doesn’t like that. 

My greatest pitfall for this chapter is trying to keep the tension between the triangles.   In the other chapters Sirena’s attitude is not one of being afraid but curious, even though she uses the excuse she is going to find her friend it is also because she is curious about the teenage wolves that saved her from the bear.  However, she is still running away from them because she is in disbelief over the fact Cristen has told her she is actually a werewolf like the rest of them.  

Moreover, she runs away because she has to face this truth that is her   most hidden and dreadful fear in which she had tried to keep buried and locked within her dreams. 

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Russia’s Forgotten History & The white wolf of the Hartz Mountains Review Podcast EP. Coming Soon…

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So, I have been busy working and going back and forth on two podcast episodes.

I’m working on a new series called   Forgotten History. And while working on this first episode I created   some shorts history   questions to get the   mind to start to think about what the real story behind our history might be.

The most recent shorts were:

Pompeii (Forgotten History)

ROME(Forgotten History)

The first episode won’t be connected to these shorts right now but will be a full podcast episode about the forgotten history on the Rus. And I will continue with a whole series of episodes about Russia and exploring   different questions I had and how   it pertains to our history and the world. So please   if you   are interested in learning about Russia with me join me in exploring its forgotten history, coming soon…

The next project I’m working on is from the ongoing podcast Discovering the Blue Hour episode 11 where I will be talking about and going in-depth about the short story, The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains.   It is a part of my werewolf in fiction series within my podcast and I will also be discussing book end framing technique in writing and the history of magazine serials and how it’s on the rise again in the writing community.  I would love for you to join be for this episode if you like writing.

To catch up on what The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains is I wrote a post about it last year entitled:

WEREWOLVES IN FICTION :The Phantom Ship “The Flying Dutchman”

Let me know what you think about the short story before I release the podcast episode coming soon…

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NAMING NAMES IS SO ON THE NOSE?  CHARACTER DIALOGUE

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What do you think about how characters introduce themselves to other characters that don’t know their name?  Is it on the nose?

So, I am working on this scene in chapter 14 where a terrified Sirena (my main character) has just seen the werewolf pack    in their nonhuman form, and she is scared shitless   by their appearance being their red eyes.   So, she doesn’t   say anything to them, but she is freaking out.  So, her   love interest Cristen, alpha of the pack, in his point of view   introduces himself and the rest of the pack excluding Adrian (he isn’t there) by name to get her to calm down.  

 So, my question is:

Is naming names within a scene like this so on the nose?

Let’s explore.  Well, if you think about it, do we use each other name in daily conversation when we are talking? No.  Because   that would lead   to boring and stilted   conversation, right?

But what about when we first meet someone? 

Someone usually says, ” What’s your name?”  or ” Who are You?”

And   we usually say, ” my name is so and so,” right?  And that’s okay because we have never met that person.

But what about when it’s in fiction?   Can we name names? 

Answer is It depends. 

 Dialogue is the trickiest component in writing a fiction novel. Things can easily get bogged down and messed up making the dialogue seem stilted and unreal.   But when writing dialogue, we want to make it as real as we can.

So naming names in fiction is only really used for emphasis or trying to get a character’s attention.  But must be careful not to overuse it.

In my case   I only use   this one   time in my novel for two reasons   really:

  • Because my main character Sirena has  never  met  the pack
  • And second because  she is freaking out and Cristen  trying to  get her  to calm down  .  

So, I’m going to see where this naming names scene takes me, and I’ll let you know how  it goes . 

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FANTASY WRITER HAS A POV ABOUT HISTORY?

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Have you ever wondered how moments in   history are related, and connected to one another? I have too. Even though I am a fiction writer I love history because knowing history allows me like all writers to create worlds beyond our imaginations.  My journey as a fantasy   writer has also led me to question things like where did the creation of dragons come from within fantasy and sci-fi fiction if it didn’t really exist at some point in time?  Being a writer, you can clearly see the answers to those type of questions because of research.  When doing a simple search in your search engine on dragons a writer will find that the creation of dragons   originated from many different cultures from around the world.  From China with their snake-like creature with four legs dragons to the Mesoamerican with their legend of the feathered-serpent.    Each of those two cultures described them both as snake like.   Another question from this arises for the writer.  Like how did these cultures get the same idea of a dragon and what they should be or look like?  

 I am one of those that have strong beliefs that most of our history, our true   history has been readily forgotten and that they are all connected to one another like the pages and scenes of a book. And I along   with others have many questions that I want answers to. And so, I will explore questions and answers and try to find the connections behind the most famous moments in history except it will be the forgotten history that no one   dares to talk about.  I will delve and research explicitly everything and anything   about the forgotten history of our world and planet.

There are many podcasts that talk about and discuss the histories of our world and planet as well.   But I will be talking about history as a whole from a different point of view, the point of view and opinions of history from a fantasy fiction writer   on this blog along with my novel series.

 My goal essentially will be to connect each point of history with each other and see how they relate to one another ultimately putting together history like a puzzle or mystery to be solved.   

To give you an idea of the topics I will be exploring and some of my favorite topics I will be starting the first few podcast episodes with exploring the forgotten   History of Russia and slowly up to the end of war world 1 seg waying and making pit stops here and there over to American history and the gilded age.

Come along with me as I Explore and delve into the forgotten history of our world. 

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The DTBH PODCAST SERIES:  FORGOTTEN HISTORY will be

 exclusively FREE only on DISCOVERINGTHEBLUEHOUR.COM/forgottenhistory/

I will be posting podcast episode earlier Sometimes and snippets if you would like to listen and see those episodes   they’ll be on the website.

 Leave your comments and suggestions for future podcast.  I would love to hear from you. Let’s start a dialogue about our forgotten history.

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EXPLORE MORE BLUE HOUR PODCAST

(NEW)What Does it Mean to Really Write What You Know?

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Have you ever heard that saying write what you know? Well of course you have. Every person that has ever thought or dreamed about becoming a writer has heard it once or twice. A teacher or professor has said this phrase as you turned in your paper. Write what you know. But that lingering question is stuck in your mind. The one that asks, how do you write what you know if it has never been taught or experienced?

The one problem that I always had with this phrase: write what you know, was that I never really got a crash course on how to do it or where to start. It is as though if you want to be a writer, the writer is automatically supposed to know how to do it.

I always asked myself these questions in my mind what do I know about that is worthy enough of telling a story? What have I experienced? But then I tell myself, well, I am trying to write fiction not a non-fictional   account of something that I did or experienced. Not an autobiography.

Wouldn’t the phrase write what you know just completely fall on death ears then if that was the case. Yup   it would. Most defiantly.

 For example, I write in the fantasy genre. Stories about werewolves and all the things that go bump in the night. But do I know anything about what a werewolf really is? Have I seen a werewolf in real life? Heck no. But I wish I did. Because that would be so cool. No. It really would, and   wouldn’t it be some experience to write about? Of course, it would.

But how do you write about something that you haven’t experienced? Something that is not real? Something that doesn’t exist? Something you completely know nothing about?

Well, it is hard to answer for most. But over the years I have come to the conclusion, in my opinion that the phrase, ‘write what you know,’ doesn’t actually means write what you know.  And since I don’t like to write autobiographies, I take my cue from the great writers of the past.

Bram Stoker, Mary Shelly, J. R. R Tolkien, C. S Lewis, H. G. Wells. Edgar Allen Poe to name a few. Yeah, yeah, I know I named only writers from the last hundred years or so and there are more writers of course. But these are my favorite few.

And they all had something in common. They didn’t all write what they knew. All of their stories were all fictional. Made up. Fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. Unless all of their stories was an account of their real life. Which I honestly don’t think there was an actual invasion or time travel expedition, an encounter with a vampiric   count Dracula that roamed the Carpathian landscape, or a parallel, time warped, black hole journey into Middle Earth or Narnia. (WELL UNLESS  THERE  REALLY  WAS? AND THERE IS SOMETHING THEY AREN’T TELLING US. WE WOULD NEVER REALLY KNOW, NOW, WOULD WE?) 

Well, how did they write what they knew then? Well, the answer to that is plain old research and simple yet complex imaginations.

And so that’s what I think the phrase ‘write what you know,’ really means, not just experiences of your own life.

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(NEW) SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY SERIES COMING SOON 2022 & BEYOND …

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While I’m  writing my work in progress novel  During the Blue Hour . I’m also working on a short story  series  for the  same novel series. There  will be  different stories that will  involve  characters from the universe  that I  mention  in the upcoming novels.  I had planned  to do this  years ago . I  just didn’t  really have the time to sit down and do it. But now I  will be concentrating on that and my novel series .

The short  story series  consist  of right now  about  11  short  stories give or take. There might be more  or changes to this list. 

ANTHOLOGIES OF THE HOUR SERIES

  • Story 1: The First  Kraldire
  • Story 2:  In the Hour of Humanity
  • Story 3:  Iron clad:  The story of Annette and Cole 
  • Story 4: TheViātors of the Caelum
  • Story 5: A Tale of Two Brothers
  • Story 6: The Apennine  pack
  • Story 7:  Refuge :  The story of the Wolf Warrior
  • Story 8:  Alpha
  • Story 9: The Eternals : The struggle between good and evil
  • Story 10: Pair Bond
  • Story 11: Red Envy

My plan is to turn these  short stories into some sort of Chronicles about the history for my  main character . In my first  work in progress  novel for the  series my main character doesn’t know  anything about the world of these  werewolves. So  she will read a  history  eventually.  These histories will be  mentioned  in the second novel.   Hopefully I will start that one next year.   

These are some to look forward to now . I will try to blog them individually . The  First Kraldire short story  and an excerpt of IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY: The Story of Zios is already up . So if you  would like to read that  . You can go  ahead and read it now . There will be changes  to that stories though.  I ‘m not sure I will  upload  those changes .  I will be submitting them to literary  magazines  or self-publishing them all together.  So  stay tune  . Keep  an  eye out for them .  And please  when  you read the short stories please leave your comments about the stories in order to improve  them if needed.   

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THIS MAGICAL WORLD OF WONDER: THE PROLOGUE THAT INVOLVES A SNOW GLOBE, MUSIC BOX & WEREWOLF

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(this post was originally published on june 22, 2021 as THIS MAGICAL WORLD OF WONDER IS THE PROLOGUE THAT ALMOST WASN’T )

 So, like you, I ‘ve heard that prologues are not thought upon lightly. Because they usually are skipped, sometimes boring or are simply not necessary. 

Last year I recorded a prologue podcast episode about the origins of prologues.  I liked researching for that episode.  I will be recording another podcast about prologues sometime in the future.  

But right now, I want to talk about the prologue in my novel that almost wasn’t. What do you mean almost wasn’t?

Well, my current prologue. 

I had this same prologue in my first draft.  I chose to take it out for my 2nd draft because when I was back in college some years ago, an English professor read the draft and well he ripped the prologue out   because he said he simply did not read prologues. 

I was kind of devastated because I worked really hard on it, and it has everything to do with the rest of the story. 

My prologue is called The Magical World of Wonder and is centered on my main character’s best friend Gabby and her family. It’s very magical indeed. Not only does the prologue involve a snow globe, a music box and a werewolf but it plays with and triggers pretty heavy and intense secrets that are buried within the town and also along with Gabby’s family secrets.  But It’s one of those prologues where there is a character that doesn’t appear anymore throughout the novel again.  (Spoiler alert).

It’s hard to explain but it’s like a rewind fast forward scene. That can’t really be placed anywhere in the novel itself because the main character doesn’t see it or experience it.  But it will bring the story kind of full circle by the end of the novel.  And the character Gabby in the prologue is constantly mentioned throughout the novel by the main character and other characters. And what happens to Gabby in the prologue will come back to have heavy consequences on some of the characters within the main story. Especially Gabby’s family who are going to end up paying a heavy price for their deep and dark secrets.

So, I decided to put the prologue back in my novel.  Even if readers skip over it, the readers will probably find themselves going back to it in the middle of the novel. 

EXTRA NOTE: I will be posting the full prologue chapter on the blog within the next week or so but until then check out the visual prologue novel excerpt MAGICAL WORLD OF WONDER DELETED SCENE PROLOGUE – A DTBH WIP NOVEL(TEASER).

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THE  GENRE OF WEREWOLVES:  HORROR OR  FANTASY ?

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If you are like me and ever wondered about the werewolf genre within fiction and whether it was classified as horror or fantasy you want to read this post now because this is the post for you.

First before finding out what genre werewolves are classified under  let’s look at the difference of what the fantasy genre and horror genre in fiction is defined as.

Fantasy Genre:

The  fantasy  genre within novel writing and  literature  features  both magic and supernatural  elements that  evolve  around  made  up and imaginary  worlds , timelines and creatures .   It  usually has  at least  8  sub categories

  • High or epic fantasy.
  • Low fantasy.
  • Sword and sorcery.
  • Dark fantasy.
  • Fables.
  • Fairy tales.
  • Superhero fiction.

Horror Genre

Horror genre is focused more on mood.  In order to work it has to create an unsettling atmosphere and give its intended reader a sense of fear. Even though it may have fantastical elements within   its genre, the setting is usually entirely realistic. 

So I found  an article called 144 Genres and Subgenres for Fiction Writing by Tonya Thompson  and in the article  werewolves  are classified under monsters which is a subgenre  of  Horror.

But did you know there was another sub-genre that is considered in the realm of the fantasy genre?

It is called the paranormal genre or speculative fiction and this   genre is a subgenre of fantasy.  The paranormal genre consists of   all of the   monsters   that go bump in the night which includes werewolves.

Whereas wikipedia  has  defined the werewolf genre and classified  it   as being  a  genre  that  can be categorized in  both  horror and fantasy      

Just by looking at  these  two definitions  of  where  the werewolf genre  is  categorized  under we  can assume that  the werewolf genre  is  used  both in  fantasy and   horror   and can be used  in an  exceptional and  varied storylines and plots because of the ancients  roots the werewolf folklores stem from with its various re interpretations   of the genre. 

Thus  a   writer  can draw  from  previous  folklores  and myths of werewolves  in order  to create   a fantastical and horrific  tale.

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 Are  you  a writer  who writes about  werewolves  in the horror  or fantasy  genre?

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Also Check out the excerpt for the upcoming werewolf short story IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY

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