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Second Edition cover art by Rowan McBride.

ISBN: 9798201117894
April 8th, 2022

Seth Anderson has finally found sanctuary in Brier, Iowa. Even better, he's found Rafe: a strong, giant of a man who owns the town pool hall. Seth has never been so close to anyone. When he's asked to give a series of lectures in DC, it seems only natural that Rafe come along. But in a few surreal days, his true nature is exposed and he brings both their lives crashing down around them.

Because Seth is not only a werewolf; he's also something much, much worse.


Author's Note: This is the second edition of "Lone." The first edition was published in 2007 by Amber Quill Press. Although I've revised and added several tweaks to the story, it is not substantially different from the first edition, and I wouldn't recommend purchasing this title if you've bought it before. Unless you're the sort to like tweaks. And improved writing. Then knock yourself out. ;)


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Lone is a definite must read for those who love shifters, but keep the Kleenex handy.

--Critter Nymph
Literary Nymph Reviews

Lone is a complex novel, full of twists and turns. McBride has built a rich fantasy world, complete with backstory, as he lets us watch Seth and Rafe react to each other's need, to each other's crises, to the unexpected.

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Writer's Ramblings:

Theoretically, Lone is the first book in a four book series set in my Nightkin world. But unlike my other series starts, I only have a vague idea on what I want to do with it, so I'm leaving it as a standalone until I can figure the rest of it out.

One thing I do know, however, is that Nightkin are a group of beings who consist of vampires, werewolves, warlocks, and seers. Although each subset is very different, they have no innate animosity toward each other.

The characters in Lone range from sweet to mysterious to terrifying. The one thing they have in common is that they are outsiders in a community of outsiders, and that was a concept I very much enjoyed exploring.

The rough draft of this novel was actually finished shortly after Chasing Winter's original release. I think that means I've been tinkering with it for nearly three years now, but it is one of my favorite stories. Sexy, heartbreaking, funny at times. Once I figure out a few more details regarding the rest of the series, I know I'll be eager to jump in to the Nightkin world again.

-- Rowan McBride

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