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One Week of Wolves-Snippet Saturday

Since it’s the middle of the party celebrating the release of Under the Northern Lights on August 3rd, I thought I would have to skip Snippet Saturday–until I realized the theme of today was perfect.

Friendships.

One of the most fabulous parts of this journey has been the friendships I’ve made. People who I may never have met in real life, but online? BFF.

So to celebrate today I’ve got a few people to mention, but first a snippet from Wolf Games–and best friends Maggie and Pam.

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“I’ve changed my mind about heading home. I’m canceling my flight, Maggie. I’m not letting you head off into the wilds of Alaska with this group of misfits.” Pam folded her arms in front of her.

Maggie sighed. Not again. The entire seven-hour drive from Liard to Whitehorse, Maggie had struggled to answer her friend’s endless nosy questions. It didn’t help that during their couple days of sightseeing in Whitehorse before Pam’s fight home, Erik shadowed them everywhere. He seemed to be trying his best to give them a little space but still refused to leave her alone.

“I’m not headed into the wild with them. I’m simply getting a ride to Haines to rejoin my family.”

“Yeah, right. The family you’ve been soooo thrilled about. It’s been years since your parents’ accident. I thought you told me your sister was involved in some kind of a cult at one point. You never wanted anything to do with her friends when we were at university. There was that one time you even hid from them. Or don’t you remember?”

A shiver ran over her skin at the memory. She wished she could forget. “Damn it, Pam. Of course I remember, but things have changed.”

“Right.”

Maggie hesitated. How was she supposed to convince Pam when she wasn’t sure herself? A wolf pack was supposed to be the safest place on earth. A place to be nurtured and cared for, not a hellish trap. That hadn’t been her sister’s experience, or her own. In defense, she’d rejected the pack of her youth, had even managed to reject the whole idea of being a wolf for a long period of her life. She couldn’t do it anymore. Her body wouldn’t let her.

But her heart and mind were terrified to take the next step.

She settled into one of the rigid plastic chairs in the airport waiting area. “Pam, I know it seems strange, but you’ve got to trust me on this. My sister and I have always kept in touch and I love her dearly. Plus she’s married to a wonderful guy now.”

Pam shook her head reluctantly. “I just don’t understand why after all this time you’re deciding to move back to the Yukon. I thought we were going to keep rooming together. I’m…disappointed.” She squatted beside Maggie. “I’m worried about your health. You’ve never shaken off this mono or whatever it is you’ve got. What if you have another attack while you’re on the road?”

“That’s part of the reason I won’t be driving.” She grabbed Pam’s hands. “I’m going to be fine. Really. I’m so glad we got to spend this time together. You kick butt when it comes to singing on road trips.” Pam snorted and they grinned at each other.

“I couldn’t sing my way out of a paper bag.” Suddenly Maggie was wrapped in a huge hug, the breath squeezed from her body. Pam let her go only to shake a finger in her face. “I want regular emails. Let me know when you’re settled and if I don’t hear from you often, I’m coming back with a gun.”

Maggie laughed. “I expect you to visit me in Haines when you can. You’ve been an awesome friend. I’m going to miss you.”

One last final hug and Pam joined the short line winding its way through the security checkpoint. Maggie felt him at her side before she saw him. While it freaked her out a little to have Erik hovering over her, it also felt very right. The two days she’d shopped and visited the theater and museums with Pam, his presence in the background had reassured her. Made her feel safe. No wonder Pam thought she was crazy to go anywhere with him—he was like an obsessed stalker in her friend’s eyes. Now through final security, Pam turned back to wave farewell. She gave Erik a dirty look and held her fingers like a phone, pointing at Maggie and mouthing “call me”.

Maggie would miss her, but dealing with the pack for the first time in years with a human around? Not a good idea.

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People who have been there for me? Awesome writers like Jess Dee, Leah Braemel, Mari Carr, Alisha Rai and the ever funny Keith Melton. And recently my online world has expanded to include fabulous reviewers and readers like Pearl, FictionVixon, Book Fairy, and Carrie. I’ve got Beta readers Sandie, Nancy, Bella and Natasha. I love you all. Thanks for being there for me.

To be entered to win a print  copy of one of my good friends books, leave a comment about your best friend. Then you can head out and check out the other great snippets to be enjoyed. Celebrate your friends. We need them!

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Sullivan McPig
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My best friend is my owner. She always takes me with her and she helps me with my blog. I think it’s great to have a friend who’s always there for me and I in turn am always there for her.

Marlene Breakfield
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My best friend is always willing to help me and listen to my problems.

Sherry S.
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Sherry S.

My older sister is my best friend. She’s always there for me when I need her and she would do anything that she can to help me out. I don’t know what I would do without her.

Darla
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My best friend Yvette, well she says/does the craziest things that always make me laugh, but when she needs to be serious she is. I’m pretty sure my life would be a little bit boring without her.

MinnChica
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My best friend is my husband. He supports me 100%, gives me advice when I want it and when I don’t, tells me when I’m being a bitch, and loves me unconditionally. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

Caitlin U
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My best friend and I are attending her sisters wedding today so we have a kickass fun day planned while dealing with a crazy bride.

elaing8
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elaing8

Through the good and the bad she is always there for me.She gets my humor like no one else because she’s the same way. We have so much fun together.

Drea Becraft
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Drea Becraft

My best friend I have only known for about 4 years. But we are kindred spirits. I swear we are exactly alike and we mesh so well. Were more like syblings then actual friends and that is great. I really need her some days and she is always there for me. And there are days were I keep her from an ultimate melt down. We balance each other out and that is the way it should be right?

jennifer mathis
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jennifer mathis

my best friend is a perfect match for me . We share the same likes in most things with the exception of a hate to cook and bake and she loves to . so I let her cook and I eat were both happy that way .

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Cathy M
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Cathy M

My best friends are my sisters. They support me 100%, nag me when I need it, make me laugh and are a safe place to land if I need a good cry.

Jane
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Jane

My best friend moved to another state a couple of years ago. We only see each other once a year, but we talk on the phone almost everyday(talking about work, gossiping about celebrities.)

Colleen
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Colleen

My youngest sister is my best friend… even though she can be moody and very sarcastic, she is a great listener and fun to be around. :D

Kris M.
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My best friend and i met in college because out husbands were friends. She is an awesome listener and we have a lot of fun together. We have both moved around over the years but have still remained good friends.

Joder
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Joder

My best friend is Genevieve, who I’ve known since college. Anytime we need something the other is only a phone call away and we both do whatever we can to help the other. We have both had chaotic family lives so can commiserate whenever needed.

Chelsea B.
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Chelsea B.

My best friend is awesome. Shes random, just like me. Which means we can talk about anything without fear of sounding silly :-)

Lisa Guertin
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Lisa Guertin

My best friend is always there when I need her no matter the time. I have been blessed to have her in my life. And I love making new friends like Vivian today.

Nancy Gilliland
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Nancy Gilliland

My best friend is as crazy as I am. Her idea of fun is judo matches with her sons-as a participant along with them! She likes the books I read, and borrows them endlessly=so I always steer her to the best.

Tori [Book Faery]
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Aww! *hugs* It’s so fun chatting with you on Twitter :) Glad to have met you! (you know, saying that is just weird when you haven’t technically met in person…)

Nikki Noffsinger
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I had friend throughout my life, but I never really had a best friend until I was 23 years old when I met my best friend, Chasity Mcknight. I learned, soul mates come in different varities. Some are lovers and others are friends. Chasity was my best friend-and we were more like blood sisters even through our differences. Chasity was loud, vivacious, kind, gentle, crazy, and her laughter was contageous! Me, I was definately not loud and I was always a little more on the weird side(she was more of a soccer mom-while I’m well…I’m just me), and we both… Read more »
JenM
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JenM

I’ve known my best friend for 20 years and at this point, I can pretty much predict her reaction to any situation and she can predict mine. It’s great to have someone out there who knows you so well and whom you can be completely comfortable with.

Lindsey Ekland
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Lindsey Ekland

My best friend feeds me and supports all my dietary quirks. She has exposed me to spicy foods and I am no longer afraid to eat jalopeno peppers.

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