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Skye Blaine
Unleashed: A novel
Skye Blaine, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

After her father’s death, eleven-year-old Rowan Graham wrestles with depression. Carolina, her mother, looks for a way to ease her daughter’s grief and decides to adopt another dog. Rowan chooses a wolfhound-deerhound mix and believes she and the pup, Zephyr, communicate through mind-pictures,a phenomenon that her mom rejects. While vacationing, the family is embroiled in a multi-car accident; Zephyr is pitched from the van and bolts into the wilds of central Oregon. Medics airlift comatose Rowan to Portland for head trauma care. Best-selling author Moss Westbury is haunted by devastating nightmares. A veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, he writes to expunge his demons. When his nightmares are fueled by unfamiliar howling on his isolated land, he sets out to find the culprit. Unleashed is a story of devastation, courage, hope, and love, told through the eyes of Moss,Rowan, Carolyn, and Zephyr—each struggling to resolve challenges and fears.

“...a richly woven tapestry of fascinating, lovable and very real characters enlivening a story that brought me to tears and laughter. And not all the characters are humans. Hold onto your heart. This is tender, heartfelt and wise.” —Andrew Elliott

“Animal lovers will adore this book. It gets to the heart of loss and the uphill climb toward release, healing and opening up to honest, intimate, no-pretense love. I hated to let the characters go. An engaging and very satisfying read.” 
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“...There is a delightful cadence to the storytelling and it’s populated by characters that ring true-to-life. Skye shows us that the complicated human spirit is capable of growing stronger from dealing with loss and unexpected tragedy, and that love is the balm.” —Elise Kimmons, verified purchase

“I was hooked immediately. The story may be fiction, but the characters and situations are very real. While Zephyr was the first to win my heart, I found the humans so wise and caring that I hated to part with them when I finished the book. Great read. Can’t wait for the sequel.” —Kay

“...Skye Blaine is an exceptional storyteller. Her characters are fully realized, and her understanding of animals, her empathy, is breathtaking. Highly recommended.” —Wordchaser, verified purchase