Guardian Unforgiven, #1
by Nollen Bradley
Date of Publication: July 5th 2017
Cover Artist: Nollen Bradley
Genre: Werewolf Erotic Thriller
Family secrets are hard to hide, sometimes they claw their way out.
The werewolf, most believe to be folklore or legend. For centuries, the existence of werewolves were kept secret and guarded by a warrior class of lycan descended from a fierce ancient line known as the Guardians. These Guardians, sworn to uphold the peace between the wolf and humans. But, some werewolves not satisfied with living in secrecy start lashing out, hunting and killing all with the ancient gene to push humanity into extinction.
Now, only a few descendants are left with the cursed bloodline, some don’t even know they have it…
"...Getting up slowly recouping from the severe burning lacerations on my back, fighting the urge to turn, the Alpha female hits my side throwing me back onto the ground as she jumps on top. Her enormous body weight started to crush me. I punch her in the ribs with everything I had but it was only enough to piss her off.
I grabbed a piece of drift wood next to me and I jam it in the Alpha’s jaw sideways with my hands on each side of her mouth, and push as far back as I could. She started chomping the wood as I keep pushing with every ounce of strength I could muster.
The growling from the irritated Alpha was deafening. Her saliva drooling over my face as the splinters from her grinding the drift wood fell into my eyes. My aggravation escalating, without thought, I started feeling the beast within start to emerge."
Nollen Bradley is a pen name for Bradley Noll an American author residing near Leavenworth Kansas. The married, father of two grown children is new to the published author scene even though he has been writing song lyrics, poems and short stories all of his life.
Brad grew up on a farm outside of Winchester Kansas learning the value of hard work. Following college, Brad spent twelve years as a Paramedic until his second back surgery ending his successful career where he received several letters of commendation.
Brad spent time farming in his off days feeling the everyday pressures of the weather, markets and juggling the debt that is associated with large business. Brad also spent several years as an amateur Rodeo Clown (Bullfighter) working several local rodeos in the IPRA circuit. All the while, continuing to write songs and preform at local venues. Following a music CD he produced named “Make Believe” with eleven of his original songs and while in the process of producing his second Album he realized his talent was more suited for writing then music.
Brad takes the experience from the sweat stinging his eyes from the heat on a hot July day in Kansas. The heartache from having to tell a parent or a child that their loved one has died and there was nothing he could do, to the struggles of trying to pursue a dream and watching it crumble in front of him.
Brad has developed a style that draws on real life experiences to provided exciting yet believable story lines that captivate readers. Writing unbelievable tales with the realism of the struggles from everyday life in the painful cookie cutter suburban age.
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Interview with Nollen Bradley . . .
How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
I describe my writing as… descriptive. I want the reader to invasion the entire scene. Details that add to the story. It has to add something, if I’m writing about it, it’s relevant.
Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
According to myself it flows naturally, but if you ask my editor it’s an ingrained process.
My process is simple. I can write and things flow well for about four hours. I can usually get anywhere from 2500 to 3500 words done in that amount of time.
After that time limit of four hours the creative energy is gone until the next day. So, for the next four hours of the day I concentrate on the marketing side of the business. Because no matter what people say, if you are going to make a living at this you have to look upon it as a business.
What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
I have the second book of the Guardian unforgiven series just about written. It should be released sometime in December of this year.
I will start the third book of the series this year while the second one is at the editors and hope to have it ready for release in March or April of 2018
I also am writing a historical romance book, but it’s a slow process and do not have a deadline set for this one due to all the research involved.
Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
I would go to Australia, spend time in the outback. Discover new locations in the wilderness and the people that live there. Spend time in some of the cities just learning about the culture and the difference between the rural and urban life.
If you could spend one-week with 5 fictional character, who would they be?
The fictional characters would have to be: