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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


This is a stop of the Virtual Blog Tour. Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for a download of the winner's choice of any of Keta's books, excluding Dark Night of the Moon.
About Dark Night of the Moon:
Dark Night of the Moon is the second book in the series and the sequel to Holding on to Heaven.

Creed Gatlin flees to Arizona intent on eradicating the haunting memories of his brother’s wife. Brand Gatlin, presumed dead, resurfaces after a long absence and with his re-emergence, the destinies of those he loves is altered forever.

In a land rife with war and danger, Sage must travel to the village of her husband’s People. There, she is reunited with Crooked Back, the ancient healer. On the long trek back to Full Circle, devious plots are underfoot and peril lurks around every corner for Sage, Lauren and Peter Pa.

Dark Night of the Moon will take you on an unforgettable journey of war, violence, overwhelming grief, and finally, love.

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Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for stopping by today for my blog tour! I'm really excited about the release of Dark Night of the Moon. Did you know the novel is a wolf shapeshifter? Why do you think we're so fascinated by shapeshifting -- the ability of man (woman) to turn into animals? I'm really intrigued with wolf-shifters and bird-shifters, though not entirely there yet on rodent shifters and bear shifters. I suppose there's an audience for everything though –lol.

The wolf in Dark Night of the Moon is a gray wolf. In wolf form he’s called Wa-kan-man-nee or Walking Spirit. I spent considerable time learning about this species and dug up some interesting facts you might enjoy. The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is also known as the Arctic wolf, common wolf, Mexican wolf, Plains wolf, timber wolf, and Tundra wolf. At one time, they were the world's most widely distributed mammal, but they've become extinct now in much of Western Europe, Mexico and the US. Their packs have been reduced by almost one-third over the years because we've been led to believe they prey on livestock and humans. In actuality, it's very rare for humans to be attacked by a wolf.

More intriguing facts about the gray wolf:

* Genetic studies confirm the gray wolf is the ancestor of a domestic dog
* They wear their prey down by chasing them until they tire and then attack
* They’re capable of running at speeds of 35-38 miles an hour and can continue at that pace for 20 minutes.
* Their stomachs can hold up to 20 pounds of food and 8 quarts of water (Wow! we're talking serious eating here)
* Mated pairs stay together for life unless one dies (then it's "I'm moving on” time)

* Their sense of smell is weak, but their hearing is very keen. They can hear leaves falling from quite a distance.
* Their jaws are extremely powerful. They kill by biting large chunks of flesh from their prey thereby producing massive blood loss
* Wolves howl to either assemble the pack or to sound the alarm
If you read Dark Night of the Moon, I thought it would be interesting to know about the gray wolf while you turn the pages. I hope you enjoy the book, and wish everyone much luck in the contest! Don't forget to leave your e-mail address in the comment section below in case you win. The blog host will be selecting a winner when the tour is over. Winner will be sent an e-mail and announced on this blog.

Don't forget to leave a short review on Amazon if you read the book, and I'd love for you to follow my blog so you know about all future releases:

Have a great week everyone,
About the Author::
Keta is a multi-published author of paranormal and historical romance and gay fiction. In 2009, her erotic romance Decadent Deceptions was a finalist in the RWA Molly contest. In 2010, Keta's entry Phoenix Rising finaled in the Scarlet Boa contest and in 2011 Keta's acclaimed paranormal shifter, Where The Rain is Made, was nominated by Authors After Dark for a Bookie Award and by Deep In The Heart of Romance for Best Romance of the Year.

Many of her books, including her gay fiction series CROSSROADS, have won numerous awards: Top Reviewer's Pick, Recommended Read and Best Book of the Month.

If you'd like to know more about Keta and her latest releases, she haunts the Net here:

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Debby said...

Interesting facts about wolves. I never really thought about how much research has to go into a book.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Keta Diablo said...

Good Morning LASR and friends,

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I learned a lot about wolves and their habits while writing Dark Night of the Moon and discovered while they are predators of animals, they aren't of humans. I hope in the future, their species is respected more and not hunted by man.

Thanks so much LASR for hosting Dark Night of the Moon. Your site is lovely although changed since I last visited.

Have a wonderful week everyone and please follow my blog to learn more about my latest releases,

Blessings, Keta

afstone3 said...

Keta thank you for doing a piece on wolves. I have always said that wolves are my spirit guide. My house is decorated with all kinds of wolf and Native American Indian things. Anyone interested in meeting one up close and personal there is a place in Idaho that raises a pack called Wolf People. I even adopted one years ago but he passed on but his mate and children still thrive.
Keta you rock and Dark Night of the Moon was amazing!!

Do not enter me in the contest I have Keta's books.

Catherine Lee said...

Hi Keta...It sounds like you have done a lot research on wolves. How do you do your research? Is it all done online? Do you use libraries? As a librarian, I'm always interested in how authors conduct their research.


Keta Diablo said...

Thanks Annette and Catherine for stopping in.

I too find wolves fascinating. I do a lot of my research at the library. Remember, though, it is a fiction story based on myth and lore from different tribes. I do use the Internet to confirm dates, but the Net isn't always reliable. For example, anyone can write a piece about wolves on Wikipedia or any other topic.

Hope you get a chance to read Dark Night of the Moon,

Best, Keta