Moonshiner The Wolf [NOOK Book]

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Early 1900s Anglo-Saxon society redirects Angela's life. Minimally daunted by hardship, a fiery character based on a real Texas woman faces obstacles with gritty conviction while struggling to reach a near impossible dream on the land of her murdered father. A huge silver wolf's unconditional love manifests and rules him to battle until bloody during harrowing encounters when the devoted alpha defends her land, avenges his family, saves her, her home, and the granddaughter to ...

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Moonshiner The Wolf

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Overview

Early 1900s Anglo-Saxon society redirects Angela's life. Minimally daunted by hardship, a fiery character based on a real Texas woman faces obstacles with gritty conviction while struggling to reach a near impossible dream on the land of her murdered father. A huge silver wolf's unconditional love manifests and rules him to battle until bloody during harrowing encounters when the devoted alpha defends her land, avenges his family, saves her, her home, and the granddaughter to whom Angela leaves a great legacy.
Angela's story begins with looking for ways to put food on the table for herself and two teenage sons. One night as she carries a heavy load of bottles across the rough Texas terrain, a wolf pack viciously attacks her. Surprisingly, one wolf comes to her rescue. Could he be the defenseless, stray pup befriended years earlier by Angela and her sons? For decades grim realities combine with spirits and endless devotion which deepen Angela and Moonshiner's relationship.
EXCERPT: "Tension grows each time Angela abruptly turns to suspiciously observe the pup's obedience: he dares not make a wrong move. She kneels next to him. With quick fingers, she rigidly points toward him, taps his nose, raises her forefinger to her lips and whispers, 'Not a sound my little one, for we'll continue like silent stalkers.' He remains quiet, unafraid, unlike before. On this trip he studies her every motion with his bright, intelligent eyes, eyes she believes in. From the kneeling position, she takes a quick aim. After steady release of the arrow, it thumps into the buck. From this moment, the pup learns to step toward fallen prey to lick dribbling, tasty fluid. Angela pulls her filleting knife and with a strong stomach plunges the knife in and field dresses the deer, packing only delectable sections into the knapsack. By the time she completes the task, the pup has had his fill of meat. Weighed down with back quiver, bow, lantern, water, and sack stuffed with deer, all over her shoulder, she bends down to lift the bloody-snouted pup above her head, wriggling him as one would a child. And so, without objection, he allows her to cradle him during the two miles back to the cabin while he dotes on cuddles and whispers of love."

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011452345
  • Publisher: Nancy Reil Riojas
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,038
  • File size: 631 KB

Meet the Author

Throughout each of our lives, stories continuously happen around us. Expressing them on paper thrills me, but presenting the book to you with grace and clarity is in itself another story. Authors share a great challenge of maintaining your attention, never an easy task, hence, my goal is to move your heart. Please take a minute to let us know your impression. Thank you so much.

From San Antonio, Texas and after decades of a successful career in real estate, I embarked on a new career, writing, which simmered for forty years until life's duties came to a halt. Most of the short novels, novellas, and short stories are inspired by true events and take place in Texas settings. I attempt to keep my writing style clear and direct, which can be enjoyed from the young to the old. In several books, I provide Texas facts with violent self defense battles and natural disasters as well as moving, emotional struggles then combine them with moral fortitude.

By curbing the reading time of the books to no longer than the length of a long movie, the intent is to spark interest in individuals who dislike reading. "Writing opens the window to our souls, yet reading opens the door. If I can inspire anyone to read, then I feel successful in my endeavor."

My books:
"Monster At My Window" (Novella)
"Night Invaders" sequel to Monster at My Window - release - 2014
"Moonshiner The Wolf" (Short Novel)
"Hannibal" (Novelette)
"The Rabbi's Books" (Novelette)
"Visiting Mary" (Short Story)
"Flood of 1965" (Novelette)
"Steven" (Short Story)
"Lucky" (Children's Short Story)
"La Visita A Maria" (Short story written in Spanish - releases February 2014)

~~~~ REVIEWS ~~~~

"Moonshiner The Wolf" (24 REVIEWS AVERAGE FOUR STARS; 14 ARE FIVE STARS and is featured in several countries)
1. "Very good story. Great main character, and others too. Well written, captivating, and exciting. Harsh reality mixed with ghostly spirits and unconditional, eternal love." B&N Anonymous, March 24, 2013
2. This book helps us to understand two things: One, life is about the realization that if you know something has to be done, be self-reliant and do it, which in turn creates a strong sense of worth. And two, for some of us it can be difficult to know others as deeply as we might like to, especially those we love the most. Be good to those you love so you can live with them after this life, forever and ever." Andrew Campbell
3. "OMG! I feel like I'm gonna cry! That was so sad!" Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, Feb. 15, 2014
4. "Kudos! A heart-wrenching story that entices you to keep reading. It's well written and certainly appropriate for all ages. Loved reading it." Thomas Holden
5. "A moving story from beginning to end; one scene is a real tear-jerker." - Alpine Avalance, Alpine, Tx. Valerie P.
6. " 'Moonshiner The Wolf' tells the tale of a courageous West Texas ranch woman. She befriends a wolf that becomes her lifetime guardian. Don't miss out, read it!"-- Bandera County Courier Editor, Bandera, Tx. Carolyn Edwards.

"Monster at My Window" (RANKED HUNDREDS OF TIMES IN ITUNES globally and featured in eleven countries)
1. "A highly recommended thriller! Good battle scenes and good plot will hold your interest all the way through. Not one unneccesary or boring word the author does not force elements that disrupt the flow. The characters come to life and the setting fits like a glove. It begins with an up close casting of a young daughter who tells the truth and from there it unfolds into a unique storyline when friends face up to creatures that infiltrate a south Texas town. The end will leave you wanting more thrills, I guarantee it." David Martinelli
2. "Great Read! I thought this book would be all about monsters, but I got more out of it than just a monster story. This book reminds people that no matter how a child describes something, you should always listen and hear them! The way a child views something is not always the way we adults view them. Great book! To me, much more than a monster story." Wanda S.
3. "Different, but interesting." R.em

"Hannibal" (RANKED 1,156+ TIMES IN ITUNES U.K., CANADA, U.S.A., and AUSTRALIA and is featured in twenty-four countries)
1. The storyline in this short story produces no punches as the author describes her survival against an animal that was never taught love." Kristina Howells, France author

"Visiting Mary" (CHOSEN BY FOUR EDITORS IN TEXAS and has reached highest rankings in seven countries)
1. "This short story is charged with emotion and the imagery is fantastic as well --- keep writing." Heather Kitt

"The Rabbi's Books" (REACHED NUMBER 1 POSITION IN HUNGARY this year and is featured in eight countries)
1. "Excellent point of view. From the atrocities depicted in Elie Wiesel's "Night" to the haunting scene of Schindler's List, these events truly are worth teaching. To think that certain schools would have the nerve to excuse the matter is absolutely disappointing. Bravo to you, Nancy, for portraying that point of view and doing it so well!" Shane Ryan, writer
2. "Absolutely Outstanding!" Master Exec, ITunes, 2012

"Flood of 1965" (REACHED HIGHEST RANKS IN ELEVEN COUNTRIES and featured in seven countries)
1. "I felt like I was a part of the story, good description." Laura Everly, Smashwords
2. "Loved this. It was short but perfect. The author puts you with her family so well you feel a part of their story." Anonymous, April 10, 2014, Barnes and Noble

Note from author: In December the Christmas short story "Visiting Mary" was chosen for publication by editors of four newspapers throughout Texas AND IS FEATURED EVERY YEAR, "The Bandera County Courier" in Bandera County, "The Leader" in Dallas, Texas," La Prensa San Antonio", and "El Hispano News," Dallas, Texas.

I am sole owner of these published stories and they are copyrighted at the U. S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C. It is illegal for anyone to violate rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright. Thank you.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    *It all happens in God's country*

    If you are looking for blood and guts caused by the knife wielding madman or a story of sexual arousal, this is not the book for you. Instead, anticipate a love connection between this woman and Moonshiner. From the beginning, this story will take you along through explosive, touching life experiences, which finally end with a positive note decades later. Being a public school librarian, I highly recommend this story to everyone!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    Refreshing quality read!

    It taps into attributes that some classics have, something going on beneath the story such as pointing out what is wrong with the society that the protagonist lives in and trying to teach or make a point. In this book, the author states an account of Angela's (the protagonist) very long life on her ranch in Texas. She tells with classic simplicity and complexity of the remarkable ghostly encounters and fights and struggles Angela endured. She also tells of the attention provided by Angela's wolf friend, Moonshiner, who plays a significant role, almost like a second protagonist. The story has some literary merit, surely readers of all ages can enjoy it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    From the moment of birth, all of us want bliss and don't want to

    From the moment of birth, all of us want bliss and don't want to suffer. This woman did but she faced up to obstacles to relieve the suffering. The characters grow as the story progresses, and instead of lots of dialogue, the story is told through the actions of the characters. In between the violence, the dynamics of this story have the power to affect our sense of humanity by presenting to us what will ultimately bring the greatest degree of happiness. I enjoyed reading it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Story of Self Reliance

    This book helps us to understand two things: One, life is about the realization that if you know something has to be done, be self-reliant and do it, which in turn creates a strong sense of worth. And two, for some of us it can be difficult to know others as deeply as we might like to, especially those we love the most. Be good to those you love so you can live with them after this life, forever and ever.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Kudos! Bravo! Bravo!

    Congratulations for bringing us this heart-wrentching story that so many of us can relate to. The protagonist loves this wolf like we would love a dog. What is different about this story is that the wolf's spirit returns to uplift her during tragic times. I read it in two days and loved it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    It's like 3D!

    The best time to read this is when you grab the hot cocoa and get comfy in front of the fireplace. I have a few favorite scenes, but if I had to choose one, I would say the 16 foot long whip fight between Jess and the alpha wolf tops all the others, it's like 3D!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Very good story.

    Great main character and others too. Well written, captivating, exciting, harsh reality mixed with ghostly spirits and unconditional, eternal love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Realistic yet mystical. Brutal yet tender, this wolf was awesom

    Realistic yet mystical. Brutal yet tender, this wolf was awesome! He had to be the bravest wolf that ever lived with fight scenes that were so compelling. An enjoyable read that I recommend to others!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Unlike any wolf story I have ever read, good in every way.

    Unlike any wolf story I have ever read, good in every way.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    OMG

    I feel like im gona cry. THAT WAS SO SAD!!! *cries loudly*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Well written

    I enjoyed the story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Good read

    Good read. Definately worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Interesting

    Although I also felt the writing was stilted and perhaps not the most polished I have read, I did enjoy this true story told by a family member. We may not all be Shakesphere but I think there are lessons to be learned in others lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    I cared about the characters and I felt an emotional experience

    I cared about the characters and I felt an emotional experience in this down to earth portrayal of a seemingly simple woman and her friend who overcame the odds during the cruelest of times.

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    Posted April 6, 2014

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Questtion......

    How do you delete books

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Terrible

    Written in a horrible overly stilted fashion. Boring and dry. Maybe it was the way it was written. I felt i was reading an english composition written by a college proffesor who was anal compulsive. Too boring to continue. Deleted. Would not recommend at all.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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