Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Juniper Grove Book Solutions presents...Howling Heart

Title:  The Howling Heart
Author:  April Bostic
Published:  August 8th, 2013 by Eternal Press
Word Count:  approx. 89,500
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Explicit Sexual Content
Restricted Age: 18+
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when she's given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv--wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but she never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

About the Author:
April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen".

Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction".

After five years, she released her second novel, "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April will release her fourth and final short story in December, a historical vampire romance entitled "A Dark Scandal".

Excerpt from The Howling Heart by April Bostic:

“Have you ever made love to a human?” I asked timidly. My ears felt hot, and I looked at him through shy eyes. I hoped I wasn't overstepping the boundary of personal information.

He answered quietly. “No.”

His revelation came as a surprise, but I was still curious. “What about a wolf?” I don’t know why I asked. I knew there was no possible way this extremely attractive man was a virgin.

He hesitated this time. Seconds ticked by before he replied, “Pack law states we can only make love after we claim a mate and the leader recognizes our union.”

His indirect answer caught me off-guard, and I couldn't keep the sarcasm from my words. “You’re not one to follow the rules, so I’ll take that as a yes.”

I looked away and lifted my feet out of the water. With my legs bent, I pressed my knees against my chest and wrapped my arms around them. I thought the conversation was over, but Riley was determined to have my attention. His fingers grasped my chin to turn my head toward him.

“That’s probably the only law I haven’t broken.”

Our gazes locked, and he almost stole my breath, again. “Why? I know abstinence can’t be easy for you.”

His voice was almost a whisper. “Not anymore.”

I noticed his green irises had flecks of amber in them—the same color as his wolf eyes. That’s when I realized our heads had moved closer.

Riley’s warm breath caressed my face, and it smelled of hickory and clove. “I’m not interested in any she-wolves in the pack.”

Interview between Keira Kroft and April Bostic

Welcome to Keira’s Corner, where there is always chocolate, and lots and lots of coffee.

Keira: You have a story out through Eternal Press entitled The Howling Heart. What is that about?

The Howling Heart is an adult paranormal romance about a young woman from New York City named Paige who falls in love with a young werewolf from England named Riley. They first met as children in the forest, and are reunited years later as adults after a tragedy in Paige’s life. They both face many obstacles that prevent them from being together and it’s not only because they’re different species. Paige wants to focus on her career, but she wants to be with Riley, too. Pack law prohibits him from abandoning it, so they have to figure out how to make their relationship work.

Keira: What made you choose that title?

The beginning of book describes Riley howling for Paige, because he loves her and he’s upset that she left him. Since Riley’s a wolf and the story focuses on love, I thought The Howling Heart would be fitting. Plus, it’s short and catchy!

Keira: Where did the idea for your story come from?

 I was inspired to write The Howling Heart after watching the movie Blood and Chocolate and the television series Wolf Lake.

Keira: What is your preferred genre to write in?

Adult Romance

Keira: Please tell us about any future projects that you are planning.

My fourth short story, A Dark Scandal, will be released in e-book in December 2013. I might write a sequel to The Howling Heart depending on certain factors, mostly motivation, which is extremely difficult for me.

Keira: How many books have you written?

I’ve written two novels, three short stories with one on the way!

Keira: Do you have a special writing method?
When I write novels, I write an outline first. It consists of all the information about each character, their descriptions and relationships to one another. Then I write summaries of what I want to happen in each chapter. If there is specific dialogue that I want to remember, I will jot it down. As I write the story, I follow the outline and fill in the details and dialogue.

Keira: What advice would you give to an unpublished writer?

If you write a story, and you’re passionate about it, don’t give up on it. See it through to the end, because you’ll feel so good about yourself when you do. It’s a major accomplishment to finish a story, whether it’s a short story, novella, or novel. Don’t get discouraged by negative readers or reviews. Remember for every person who doesn’t like your work, there will be someone who does. Writing, like all forms of art, is subjective, and not everyone is going to like your work. Be brave and put yourself out there. It takes a lot of courage to be a writer or author. Don’t be afraid, because you’ll realize it’s not so scary once you do it.

Let’s get personal…

Keira: Do you judge a book by its cover?
I’m ashamed to say, but yes, I do. I think it’s because I’m a visual person.

Keira: What is your Ideal vacation spot?
A tropical island like Hawaii or The Bahamas

Keira: Scary Movies or Happy Endings?
Happy Endings

Keira: What is your favorite food?
Pizza Hut pan pizza with extra cheese & sausage.

Keira: What is your guilty Pleasure?
Playing The Sims game on my computer.

Keira: What is your favorite Smell?
 I love sweet smells, like candy, cookies, or cake.

Keira: What is your favorite color?
Pink. It’s been my favorite color since I was a child.

Keira: What is your favorite day of the week?
Saturday, because I don’t have to work and I can look forward to another day afterward that I still don’t have to work.

Keira: What is your favorite animal?
The Arctic Wolf

Thank you so much for joining us today.

Keira Kroft


  1. Good morning April,

    Thank you so much for joining us today. How are you doing today?

    1. Hi Keira,

      It's nice to meet you. :) Thanks for interviewing me, and participating in my tour.

    2. Nice meeting you as well:) And no, thank you!

  2. Thanks for posting, Keira! Enjoyed finding out more about April in your interview.