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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday Sampler: Flying in Shadows by R.T. Wolfe

Hello, Diane and Diane’s Followers! Thank you for having me here today. I’m excited to share about my current release, Flying in Shadows, and about the non-profit organization I’ve teamed up with for the month of May. 

Have you ever seen the movie Fly Away Home? You know … the little girl who teaches a flock of Canadian goslings to migrate by flying ahead of them in a glider plane? It’s a true story and the basis for what the non-profit group, Operation Migration, does every year. They raise highly endangered Whooping cranes in the spring and train them to fly behind their glider planes in the fall. The population has grown from around 21 to over 400! During the month of May 10% of the proceeds for Flying in Shadows will be donated to OM. I encourage your readers to both check out the links I provided below to OM’s blog and to buy a book! It’s sweet, intense, filled with passion and suspense and, this month, is for a great cause. 

To read more about Operation Migration, check out my blog post at: http://bit.ly/Xjq8ao 

Here is the book jacket blurb for Flying in Shadows:

From the time she was a little girl, Rose Piper was sure of two things: she wanted to work with animals and she wanted to win the heart of her best friend, Andy Reed.

Now the most sought-after conservation biologist in the Northeast, she's trying to convince herself that one out of two isn't bad.

Andy spent most of his life following his dream of becoming a builder. Now a successful land developer, he has returned to Black Creek to win the girl he has loved since high-school and hurt too many times: Rose

But efforts to keep their love together turn dangerous when a decades-old secret brings a murderer out of hiding, sending the pair running for their lives.

And an excerpt:

Walking in the dark, Andy readjusted his tackle box. Moonlight shone on the dark ripples creeping down Black Creek. He spotted a raccoon as he crossed the bridge. Startled, the animal hissed at him. Andy stomped his foot and hissed back; he was in no mood for it.

He saw movement in his peripheral vision. Larger movement. A man? The shape disappeared as quickly as Andy imagined it. When you let yourself get this worked up, you start seeing things, he chided himself.

What the hell had he been thinking when he decided to date Candi?

He would go over to her house first thing the next day to end it and all of the maintenance that came with her. Never again, he vowed. He would be more like his brother. Casual relationships. No strings.

But first, he needed Rose.

She would calm him down and lighten his mood, help him feel normal again. He looked at his watch and winced. What were friends for if you couldn’t count on them to be there? Even at this time of night. Or morning.

* * *

Rose slept soundly in her twin bed dreaming of her favorite spot at the zoo. In the small rain forest building, she allowed a newly emerged monarch butterfly to dry its wings on her apron while sharing facts about the insect to one of two visiting young boys. The other threw pebbles into the nearby wishing pond. The sound of the small rocks plunked as they hit the stone wall before dropping into the water.

Oh, crap. She woke and sat up straight. The plunking noise came from outside, not in her head.

She felt her cheeks tighten in a wide smile. Biting the nails on one hand, she ripped her blankets off with the other. As she hustled to her window, she realized it was still pitch black out.

Grabbing the flashlight she always kept on her windowsill for just this occasion, she lifted the window and found Andy with the beam. “I thought you didn’t get home until tomorrow,” she whispered loudly.

“It is tomorrow.” He held up fishing poles and tackle box.

“It’s not tomorrow until the sun comes up.” She smiled wildly as she pulled on her jeans. This reaction she had to him had to stop eventually, she convinced herself. It was not healthy.

“I’ve got the worms. Get down here.”

Quickly, she tied her hair in a bandana, cleaned herself up and slipped on some sneakers. She scribbled out a quick note and headed for the front door. Her feet stopped before she did causing her throw her arms out for balance. Another dead bolt? When did this happen? she wondered.

Here are the social networking links for me and for Operation Migration:

Flying in Shadows Amazon buy link: http://amzn.to/XtK6Lw

Flying in Shadows BN buy link: http://bit.ly/XZxMTf

Flying in Shadows Book Trailer: http://bit.ly/11wALc1

Operation Migration Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OperationMigration

R.T. Wolfe website: http://www.rtwolfe.com

R.T. Wolfe Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/RTWolfe2012

R.T. Wolfe Twitter Handle: http://www.twitter.com/RT_Wolfe

R.T. Wolfe Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/RTWolfe


  1. Good day! It's great to be here on this lovely Saturday.
    -R.T. Wolfe

    1. I'm happy to have you & your very interesting book. I remember the movie "Fly Away Home". I think it's great that you're contributing part of your proceeds to Operation Migration.

  2. Hi RT and Diane,
    Just got back from my chapter meeting, now, running to the store. Love the concept of Operation Migration. Great excerpt.

    1. Your meeting was today, too? I told R.T. I bailed on her to go to mine. LOL

  3. This sounds like a great book, and the proceeds are going for a wonderful cause. I'm definitely checking it out. Thanks for sharing!

  4. hey rt, sounds like a fun book and i love wildlife conservation. that's a double win. best of luck.

  5. I love that movie and your book sounds great!

  6. What a great cause, and an intriguing excerpt. Best wishes with your release!

  7. Thank you for stopping by, ladies! Check out the OM blog. It's addicting. :)

  8. Great stuff, ladies. Best of luck with the newest title, R. T.

  9. Sounds like an interesting book! I have seen Fly Away Home so many times. I think it's a staple of Canadian television.

    A great cause! All the best!

  10. I explained to friends what Operation Migration was by referring to "Fly Away Home" as well. Of course with a Kiwi actress in the staring role, we all know it well in NZ as well. Great project and wonderful that you're involved

  11. wonderful cause and thanks for the excerpt!
    Kim Hornsby

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