Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Character Profile and Giveaway: River by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Welcome to my stop on the River Blog Tour. For a list of tour spots and to find out more about River—including the first seven chapters free—at
Goodreads Summary

Defiant, nocturnal, moody–though River sounds like a typical teenager, she’s anything but. River’s a werewolf.

The life of an alpha female wolf was irrevocably changed the night she was attacked and bitten, and awoke confused, alone, and human. Three years later, thrust into a world where she doesn’t belong and living in foster care, River barely tolerates humanity and still doesn’t know who bit her or why.

But River isn’t as alone as she previously thought; someone’s been watching her, someone who holds the answers she’s been seeking. And though the human who changed her seems to be a step ahead of her at every turn, River is determined to beat his game and return to her pack and mate.

As if being stuck in a world she hates, with a life she never asked for, and faced with a destiny she doesn’t want wasn’t bad enough, River still must find a way to survive every human’s greatest challenge: high school.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-927966-02-0
Print ISBN: 978-1-927966-01-3

Release Date: August 25 (ebook), September 1 (print)

Buy Links

Nook and Kobo coming soon.

Character Profile

Pure white (though she was of the gray/timber variety), she was a newly risen alpha female in a large pack living in northern Ontario right up until the night she was attacked and bitten. She awoke in a human body.

That of a twelve-year-old.

Found by humans, no one knew who she was or where she came from—this naked and muddy little girl, who nearly drowned in a river trying to get away from people coming to her “rescue”—and she ended up hospitalized. No language skills, no understanding of what had happened to her or why, River was forced into life as a human.

Therapy. Speech work. Fine and gross motor skill development. Yet more therapy. 

Three years later, River lives in foster care as a fifteen-year-old human girl. She’s tall, lean, pale, with white-blonde hair and dark eyes that still betray the animal within her. She loathes human customs, from their unnecessary words that muddle up communication to factory farming (yes, she’s a vegetarian werewolf, though she’d chase down a deer and eat it if people wouldn’t keep stopping her), keeps her speech as monosyllabic as possible, and rejects the common teenage need to belong in favour of growling and glaring at everyone. 

Unable to return to life as a wolf, forced to be without her mate and her pack, tormented by the vague memories of the one who bit her and disappeared, River is convinced she’ll be stuck in a miserable human life forever.

Of course, as the novel begins, all that is about to change. 

About Skyla Dawn Cameron

Award-winning author Skyla Dawn Cameron has been writing approximately forever.

Her early storytelling days were spent acting out strange horror/fairy tales with the help of her many dolls, and little has changed except that she now keeps those stories on paper. She signed her first book contract at age twenty-one for River, a unique werewolf tale, which was released to critical and reader praise alike and won her the 2007 EPPIE Award for Best Fantasy. She now has multiple series on the go to keep her busy, which is great for her short attention span. She is also a proud Writer of Unlikable Female Characters™.

Skyla is a fifth generation crazy cat lady who lives in southern Ontario, where she writes full time, works as a freelance designer, stabs people with double pointed knitting needles, is an avid gamer, and watches Buffy reruns. If she ever becomes a grownup, she wants to run her own Irish pub, as well as become world dictator.

Visit Skyla’s site at

- DVD/Blu-Ray combo of Ginger Snaps
- River poster print
- River tote bag
- wolf charm bookmark
- River postcard
- wolf charm necklace
- Animal Speak pocket guide version by Ted Andrews

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  1. I'm heading over to Goodreads ASAP to check out the author and books. This is so unique. She's bitten and becomes human and in a little girls body! That's something I've not encountered before. It's funny that Ginger Snaps is mentioned here. I just watched both movies back to back and loved them, again!

  2. Ginger Snaps is *wonderful* (OMG people need to see the second if only for a young Tatiana Maslany), it's been great running into people during the tour who love the movie.

  3. Thank you for having me back again, Jaclyn!

  4. I love this view on the turning of "were" wolf to human. Very original. :)

    Thank you Jaclyn for hosting Skyla. :) The post looks wonderful.

  5. I love that too! Thanks so much for stopping by and for including me :D

  6. YAY :D I love how unique it is as well! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  7. The characters sound amazing, just like the wolf pictures.

  8. I think so too :D Thank you for stopping by!

  9. I'm so very curious about this book. I like the spin Cameron put on werewolves. Thanks for sharing!

  10. the ginger snaps dvd/blu

  11. This sounds really cool! Added it to my wishlist :) Going to make my friend buddy read with me ^_^


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