Monday, December 12, 2011

Quinn's Christmas Wish Tour Stop and Giveaway

My Magical Wolves

by Lawna Mackie

Wolves are a great love of mine which is why I my novella QUINN’S CHRISTMAS WISH is so special.

Jazira is the wolf in my Christmas story…a young wolf. The story takes place in the fictional town of Bandit Creek, Montana, and involves the mysterious Lost Lake. A flood swallows Jazira, an eleven-year old girl, in the year 1911. It’s this flood that forms Lost Lake and traps souls like Jazira’s. Being a child she’s spit out and given a chance to live…as a wolf. Quinn, a twelve-year old boy befriends the wolf, and their journey begins.

There probably aren’t a lot of people that can say they knew a wolf, but I did. He wasn’t a pet. He came to me when he wanted to, and usually not the other way around. I was blogging yesterday at and I shared a personal story about my life as a child on a trap line. That was tough. Here’s another tidbit about my life on the trap line.

Scram was the name of the wolf cohabitating with a native Indian living on a trap line outside of the town where I grew up. Although I didn’t know him as a pup, I was told he survived when his mom had been shot. Appropriately named, whenever somebody came anywhere near the cabin, he’d be gone like a flash dashing through the trees.

For the most part I stayed outside bundled in my snowsuit because I didn’t want to see the horrors taking place in the cabin (that’s another trap line story). I stayed in the snow alone, but I wasn’t really alone. I always felt Scram’s eyes searching me out from behind a far away tree. It took many weeks before he’d finally approach me cautiously.

Time progressed, but before I knew it, my patience paid off. Scram and I were almost inseparable. He could literally fling me off the ground by grabbing my scarf. I cried when I had to leave him and I think he was sad when I left as well. That animal will forever live in my heart just like my first memory of a Christmas tree. I miss him terribly. QUINN’S CHRISTMAS WISH reminds me of each wolf I’ve had the privilege of spending time with.

I hope you’ll take the opportunity to read QUINN’S CHRISTMAS WISH available through Amazon in either paperback or eBook formats

It’s a perfect Christmas wish.

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Quinn’s Christmas Wish
A Bandit Creek Paranormal

By Lawna Mackie

As far as twelve-year old Quinn is concerned Christmas has lost its magic. Since his father’s death life has lost its sparkle. His mom is now a widow struggling to put food on the table. Quinn is no help, and the mysterious illness afflicting him only makes things worse. Even Christmas, complete with decorated trees, ribbons and bows has no meaning…then along comes Jazira.

Jazira doesn’t know what happened to her former self, the eleven-year old little girl. She drowned, didn’t she, along with half the other folk of Bandit Creek in 1911? Somehow, she’s grown four furry legs complimented with a large wolf head and body. Scared and alone, she reaches out to Quinn and a strong bond is formed. Jazira learns Quinn, and his mother, are threatened by a wealthy powerful citizen of Bandit Creek. She is determined to protect her new family, no matter what.

Christmas Eve finds Quinn staring up at the adorned tree and muttering a quiet prayer. Will the Spirits of Christmas grant his wish, or will the evil surrounding Bandit Creek prevail once again?

About Lawna:

I have always believed in fairy tales and when I got tired of the old ones I made up my own. Each story would have a hero and heroine, but they were anything but typical.

I devoured my first romance novel when I was a teenager. I couldn’t read them fast enough. Years later I stumbled across my first paranormal romance…an injustice would be done if I tried to explain my joy when I found this genre of romance. My passion was finally in print.

Now, with the help of my bizarre dreams and crazy imagination, I have started to write and intend to share my stories with you. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do.

I am truly blessed. My husband and my animals are my inspiration. We live on a small acreage in Didsbury, Alberta, with our most beloved companions, Dozer, Daisy and Mandarin.

Happy reading everyone, I sure would love to hear from you.

Quinn’s Christmas Wish – December 1, 2011 available through Amazon and Smashwords.

IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD – December 19, 2011 released through Liquid Silver Books

ENCHANTMENT – January 13, 2012 released through Muse It Up Publishing

Would you like to win an ebook copy of Quinn's Christmas Wish

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JenM said...

What an interesting premise for a story. I'd love to read it.

Debby said...

Sounds like an intriguing read. Hope I win
debby236 at gmail dot com

jfort357 said...

Luv paranormal Christmas stories!!! Can't wait to read it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :-)


Lawna Mackie said...

Thanks for the comments! Of course I'm prejudice but I think it's a great little story. Good luck!

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Sounds very cool for a story, where a kid is a wolf! I will be sure to check this out my email is:

red_tigergirl2 (at) hotmail DOT com

Lawna Mackie said...

Thanks Sarah! Yes, Jazira is a young female wolf. I'm hoping to write another in continuation, where they grow up. I wish I had more people who have read it so I could have their opinions.

I will email you :-)with updates.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Great post Lawna! You were right! I'm glad I stopped by. Thanks for letting me know about it and good luck with the rest of your tour. :)

Lawna Mackie said...

Thanks for stopping by Carmel! I hope you enjoyed the "happy post" today. LOL

clenna said...

I love anything about wolves. This sounds like a great story and I want to read it now.


clenna at aol dot com

Tore said...

I think wolves are beautiful creatures and I would love to read this book. It sounds really great. Please enter me in contest.

Lawna Mackie said...

Thanks for the comments Tore and Clenna.

Wolves are truly magical. They won't often look you in the eye, but when and if they do, I swear they see right down to your soul.

I can hardly wait to see who the winners will be, but of course I wish everyone will ready QUINN'S CHRISTMAS WISH regardless!

Patsy said...

This book sounds so good! I love stories about paranormal wolves. I can hardly wait to read it.

Lawna Mackie said...

The great thing about paranormal wolves is that if I want, they never die. Thanks for the post Patsy.

wanda f said...

THis sounds great Id love to read it .Thank you for the chance to win a copy

Julie W said...

Paranormal wolves and an awesome Christmas story to boot?!! I'm totally hooked! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of this book!!!

jwitt33 at live dot com

CelticAmazon said...

I used to have a wolf-hybrid. the wolf in him was definately dominate. Would love to read this book and have added it to my TBR wishlist.
panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

Lawna Mackie said...

Wenda and Julie. I'm glad you're hopeful about winning my book! I'm excited for you. Good luck ladies.

Lawna Mackie said...

Sorry everyone! I'm kind of new at this but I wanted to let everyone know that jfort357 was the lucky winner of this contest!

It was so nice to hear from all of you, and I hope you'll still wish to read QUINN'S CHRISTMAS WISH for Christmas.