Love Bytes is delighted and honored to host the exclusive cover reveal for Bru Baker her new upcoming release “Camp H.O.W.L”, part of Dreamspinner Press “Dreamspun” Beyond series.
Bru introduces us to the cover and brought a wonderful giveaway for our readers
Welcome Bru 🙂
Hi, everyone, I’m Bru Baker, and I’m thrilled to be here today on Love Bytes with the cover for my Dreamspun Beyond, Camp H.O.W.L. I can’t take any credit for the awesome cover—that’s all Aaron Anderson. He did a wonderful job on it! My only contribution was picking the model, and really, how much of a hardship is it to get an email full of hot guys? The cover is rugged and playful, which sets exactly the right tone for Camp H.O.W.L.
I’ll be sharing more about the book closer to its release date, Nov. 1. The tour will include a few book readings and glimpses into what makes grumpy, tight-lipped Tate and happy-go-lucky late werewolf bloomer Adrian tick. I can’t wait for you to meet them!
TITLE: Camp H.O.W.L. (Dreamspun Beyond series)
AUTHOR: Bru Baker
COVER ARTIST: Aaron Anderson
Moonmates exist, but getting together is going to be a beast.
When Adrian skipped his “werewolf puberty,” he assumed he was—somehow—human. But he was wrong, and he’s about to go through his Turn with a country between him and his pack, scared, alone—and eight years too late.
Dr. Tate Lewis’s werewolf supremacist father made his Turn miserable, and now Tate works for Camp H.O.W.L to ease the transition for young werewolves. He isn’t expecting to offer guidance to a grown man—or find his moonmate in Adrian. Tate doesn’t even believe in the legendary bond; after all, his polygamist father claimed five. But it’s clear Adrian needs him, and if Tate can let his guard down, he might discover he needs Adrian too.
A moonmate is a wolf’s missing piece, and Tate is missing a lot of pieces. But Adrian is up to the challenge.
Tate leaned in and spoke softly, his breath playing against the curve of Adrian’s ear. “The worst is past, I promise.”
“Unlikely,” Adrian said, pleased his voice was much stronger than it had been when he’d woken. Less like a dying cat; more like an angry toad.
Tate hummed noncommittally, and Adrian nestled closer to him, the warmth of Tate’s broad chest soothing the aching muscles in his back and neck. Sweat had broken out across Adrian’s upper lip and brow, itchy and annoying. His arms were so weak he couldn’t raise his hands to swipe it away, so he left it.
“It’s true,” Tate insisted. “Your first shift will hurt, but I guarantee it won’t be like the pain of the Turn. Your body is primed for this now. And once you’ve gotten it down, shifting won’t hurt. Honestly, I think a lot of the pain wolflings experience with their first dozen or so shifts is psychological. It should hurt. Your bones and muscles are breaking and knitting themselves back together in a new configuration. Everything we know about our bodies says that should be agonizing.”
Adrian huffed. “It should hurt, so it does?” He flexed his shoulders, trying to ease the crick in his neck. “Does a wolfling in a box exist as both a wolf and a human until you can open the box to prove otherwise?”
Tate brought his fingers to Adrian’s neck and honed in on the knot giving him grief. Adrian went boneless at the touch.
“Schrӧdinger’s Werewolf? I like it.”
Bru Baker has been writing for Dreamspinner Press since December 2012. She believes in Happily Ever Afters, but she almost always makes her characters work to get there. She and her husband live in the Midwest with their two young children whose antics make finding time to write difficult but never let life get boring.
It’s no secret that I adore the Dreamspun lines and all the gooey, trope-filled goodness they contain. I’m giving away a code for a free copy of my last Dreamspun, Tall, Dark, and Deported on Audible.