#BlogTour with #Giveaway The She-Wolf of Kanta by Marlena Frank @MarlenaFrank

Welcome to our stop of The She-Wolf of Kanta Blog Tour presented by YA Bound Book Tours.

The She-Wolf of Kanta
by Marlena Frank
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: April 17th 2018
Legion Imprint of Radiant Crown Publishing

"A pair of yellow eyes caught the moonlight and locked onto hers."

Mercy has always dreamed of becoming a werewolf trapper like her father. In Kanta, one must learn how to survive one way or another. A dark-skinned, blue-eyed young beauty, Mercy understands that she brings out the beast in monsters and men. When a routine werewolf delivery turns into a vicious assault from a pair of human traffickers, Mercy’s life changes forever. Somehow she must endure in a dangerous city where women and werewolves are hunted.

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Playlist for The She-Wolf of Kanta

As an author I love the written word, but music can simply take us places words can’t. With just a few perfectly placed stringed instruments, you can feel a whole slew of emotions. I guess that’s why I love choosing songs for my stories and characters. Sometimes they can tell the tale in a way where using words would be more limited. Put them together? Suddenly you are transported into the story itself.

With that said, here are a few songs that sum up Mercy from The She-Wolf of Kanta perfectly.

“Daddy Lessons” by Beyoncé

Of all the music on this list, I think this one describes Mercy the best, especially in regard to her father.

“With his right hand on his rifle
He swore it on the bible
My daddy said shoot
Oh, my daddy said shoot
He held me in his arms
And he taught me to be strong”

“Eye of the Needle” by Sia

Mercy has to deal with some terrible experiences in this novella. It is a YA Dark Fantasy after all, and this really helps portray that terror that she experiences.

“You're locked inside my heart
Your melody's an art
I won't let the terror in, I'm stealing time
Through the eye of the needle
Step and repeat
Tears fall to the beat
Smile through pain
Feel the acid rain
I ain't ready
I'll hold steady”

“Drumming Song” by Florence and the Machine

With terrible experiences come some difficult decisions. There are times when Mercy feels like she’s drowning. Danger is all around her and each time she thinks she’s at her lowest point, it drops again.

“I swallow the sound and it swallows me whole
'Til there's nothing left inside my soul
I'm as empty as that beating drum
But the sound has just begun”

“Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine

Mercy is questioned at one point, and she’s in a very precarious situation. I can’t say more without giving away spoilers, but she’s torn by what to do.

“And I've been a fool and I've been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I'm always dragging that horse around
All of his questions such a mournful sound
Tonight I'm gonna bury that horse in the ground
Cause I like to keep my issues drawn
But it's always darkest before the dawn”

“Darlin’ Do Not Fear” by Brett Dennen

Despite how dark this story gets at times, Mercy is always learning more about the world. Things aren’t what she thought they were, and she constantly has to rebalance her worldview.

“When I arrived in my old set of clothes
I was half a world away from my home
And I was hunted by the wolves and I was heckled by the crows
Darlin’ do not fear what you don't really know”

About the Author

A writer of both fantasy and horror, Marlena’s work is in a smattering of anthologies. Her stories lean toward weird horror, creature horror, and YA fantasy. She typically thinks up strange tales while sipping sweet tea at her Georgia home, listening to podcasts on her hour-long commute, or while reading a good book with her three cats.

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