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Guest Blog – Christmas Lycan Style

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Come by Lisa Charmers Blog and make a comment for the chance to win a 12 Days of Christmas Bracelet, A Wolf Christmas ornament with Santa hat and scarf, An “I love wolf shifters” Button and a paperback copy of “A Siberian Werewolf Christmas. http://lisa-chalmers.com/12-days-of-christmas-caryn-moya-block/

I will be discussing my research into Christmas traditions in Russia and Siberia that I included in “A Siberian Werewolf Christmas”.

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A Siberian Werewolf Christmas – A Girl and Her Kindle

SWC Amazon600 copyA Siberian Werewolf Christmas is currently featured on A Girl and Her Kindle.

Margaret Brady knows she must be out of her mind to go to Siberia for  Christmas. But her intuition won’t let her turn down the invitation of  her best friend, Violet Volkov. When she meets the good looking  Vyacheslav Putyatinov, she knows just what she wants for Christmas.

Vyacheslav “Slava” Putyatinov thinks any human woman coming to the  Siberian Lycan village will be trouble. But one unmated could be a  disaster. When he is put in charge of the American siren he finds  trouble can lead to desire.

http://www.agirlandherkindle.com/2013/11/a-siberian-werewolf-christmas-by-caryn.html

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 A Siberian Werewolf Christmas

A Novella

 Margaret “Maggie” Brady knows she must be out of her mind to go to Siberia for Christmas. But her intuition won’t let her turn down the invitation of her best friend, Violet Volkov. When she meets the good looking  Vyacheslav Putyatinov, she knows just what she wants for Christmas.

Vyacheslav “Slava” Putyatinov thinks any human woman coming to the Siberian Lycan village will be trouble. But one unmated could be a disaster. When he is put in charge of the American siren he  finds trouble can lead to desire.

Here it is! Let me know what you think about it. Leave a comment below.

5 Stars for My Mate’s Embrace – Night Owl Reviews

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“My Mate’s Embrace” by Caryn Moya Block.

Title: My Mate’s Embrace
Authors: Caryn Moya Block
Score: 5.00 / 5 – Reviewer Top Pick
Active Date: Nov 3, 2012

The Siberian Volkov Series keeps getting better with each book. I found myself totally engrossed in this story. The only drawback is the cliffhanger, so now I have to wait for the next one to come out. Of course I’m not so patiently waiting again for another book by Caryn Moya Block.
Each book in this series revolves around a wolf shapeshifter finding his perfect mate. In My Mate’s Embrace we have Laurel. She is leaving an abusive situation with her stepfather. While on the run she is rescued by Anton…our hot and sexy shapeshifter. He sees that someone has been struggling up a dangerous path. With his sense of smell he can tell it is his mate. He hears her cries for help when she loses her footing. He hates to see anyone in danger. The situation becomes even more intense. He has to help her overcome her fears that have been instilled by her stepfather’s continual abuse. Can Anton help her piece her soul back together and become the mate that she is destined to be.

Link: http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Angibabi4-reviews-My-Mates-Embrace-by-Caryn-Moya-Block.aspx

My Mate’s Embrace – Available at Barnes & Noble.

For all of you Nook fans. My Mate’s Embrace is now up on Barnes & Noble. Enjoy.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-mates-embrace-caryn-moya-block/1113110287?ean=2940015541311

Overview

Anton Volkov, Siberian lycanthrope is following the scent of a young woman. Following her up a mountain in a thunderstorm is crazy. But the smell of her fear brings out all of his protective instincts. When Anton finds her, he is suprised to realize she is his mate, the one woman meant to be his. But Laurel has been abused for the last two years. Being Anton’s mate is the last thing on her mind. Can love heal her wounded heart?
Laurel Harris just wants to escape from her stepfather’s abusive rage. She never expected to be followed and saved by Anton. But now that he’s found her he doesn’t want to let her go. Could Anton be the protector her mother’s ghost spoke of? Can she learn to live with a pack of werewolves? More, can she get over her fear and offer her heart to her champion?

My Mate’s Embrace is Here.

“My Mate’s Embrace” Book #3 of the Siberian Volkov Series. By Caryn Moya Block.

Anton Volkov, Siberian lycanthrope, is following the scent of Laurel Harris, who is running away from her abusive stepfather. When Anton finds her, he is surprised to realize she is his mate, the one woman meant to be his. But the Russian mafia is also on her trail. In order to rescue Laurel, Anton must first get this troubled woman to trust him. Can love heal her wounded heart?

I hope you enjoy it.

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Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Embrace-Siberian-Volkov-Series-ebook/dp/B009K99PFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349179769&sr=8-1&keywords=my+mate%27s+embrace

Nook: Coming Soon.

Why Siberia?

A reader of “Alpha’s Mate” asked me recently why you placed your Lycanthropes in Siberia. The answer to that journey of discovery starts with the question. “Where in the world could you hide a large group of people who turn into wolves?”

So, I looked at a map and thought of several places:

China might work. But even though I love Jackie Chan movies, I couldn’t see him turning into a wolf. A tiger maybe or a dragon, but not a wolf.

I hesitated to put them into the United States because up until recently wolves were an endangered species in most states. So a group as large as I needed would stick out like a sore thumb and couldn’t possibly stay hidden. I hoped to give my world a sense of possibility, even in its paranormal structure.

Then I looked at Russia. Siberia is a huge part of the continent and is mostly forest and streams. The weather can be brutal, so having a warm fur coat would come in handy. Wolves are known for being a part of the eco-system.

Hhmm. Next step, let’s look at the country’s history.

Siberia was originally settled by different ethnic nomadic tribes and is regarded as the locus classicus of shamanism. It is inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups, many of whom observe shamanistic practices even in modern times. Many classical ethnographic sources of “shamanism” were recorded among Siberian peoples.

I liked this idea. My world of shifters would be very connected to the Earth, so shamanism would make sense for their belief system. We move on:

In the Far East is the Sakha (Yukutia) Republic. This is a large area almost the size of India and has a population of less than one million inhabitants.

That means a big place with few people. Okay, this sounds like a possible place to hide a group of wolf shifters. Let’s look on:

The Yakut or Sakha language belongs to the Northern branch of the Turkic family of languages. There are about 444,000 ethnic Yakuts (Russian census, 2002) mainly in the Republic of Sakha.

Now the find, which made it imperative to place my shapeshifters here in Sakha, Siberia.

The Wolf (Böri) symbolizes honor and is also considered the mother of most Turkic peoples. Asena (Ashina Tuwu) is the wolf mother of Bumen, the first Khan of the Göktürks.

The legend runs as follows. After a battle, only an injured young boy survives. A she-wolf finds the injured child and nurses him back to health. He subsequently impregnates the wolf which then gives birth to ten half-wolf, half-human boys. One of these, Ashina, becomes their leader and founds the Ashina clan that ruled the Göktürks and other Turkic nomadic empires.

What a great connection to my lycanthrope world! A mythology that has a she-wolf as a mother to ten half-wolf, half-human boys. It wasn’t hard to think they could shift between forms. And so the Lycanthropes of Siberia are born. Welcome to my world! Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery and your interest into why I placed my Lycanthropes in Siberia.