Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Guardian Unforgiven by Nollen Bradley Excerpt & Interview

Guardian Unforgiven
Book One
Nollen Bradley

Genre: Werewolf Erotic Thriller

Date of Publication: 7-05-2017

ASIN:  9781521565940

Number of pages: 241
Word Count: 81,290

Cover Artist: Nollen Bradley

Book Description:

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…   

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Excerpt 3

"...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 p*ss 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."

About the Author:

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. 


1.      What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I have been on more than I could count. From Fred Gipson to David Morrell, I could never list the amount of times I’ve evolved my literary preferences. It’s just like life constantly changing.                                                                                                                 
2.      What is the first book that made you cry?
I mentioned Fred Gipson earlier, the first book that made me cry was Old Yellow. I was in the fourth grade and I picked out the book in a reading program give away at school. In my view, you can kill all the characters in a story… except the dog. Leave the dog alone.
3.      Does writing energize or exhaust you?
I’m unusual it’s two ways for me. I’m energized to write until about four hours into it. Then, I have to take a step back, usually I’m done for the day after that point. It seems all the creative energy kind of leaves.
But, I can’t wait to get started the next day.
4.      What is your writing Kryptonite?
Time is my Kryptonite, as I said earlier. It’s like I can go for about four hours and then I’m done. It doesn’t flow and the inspiration just dissipates. I want to keep going but it just doesn’t flow.
5.      Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Nollen Bradley is my Pen name. I decided on using a pen because… To make a living at writing you have to put everything out there. Your fears, concerns, worries and thoughts. It feels, sometimes like your naked. Using a pen gave me a false sense of security, which was all I needed to do it.
6.      What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I keep a small group, not really a group just several other authors. We don’t really discuss our projects, seems to be a thing for us. We learned early on that if you discuss what your writing with each other sometimes everyone’s story bleeds into everyone else’s unintentionally. We focus on helping each other with new ideas on marketing and getting the word out about the books
7.      Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Right now, I am working on the Guardian unforgiven werewolf series. I like the continuing story lines and further expanding the characters world. But there will be several standalone projects in the near future.
8.      What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
In the beginning, I hated Stephen King. I didn’t like his early work for some reason. Not his writing… the stories. But, his new stuff is deeper and more expanded, which I like.
9.      What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
David Morrell’s First Blood I feel is under-appreciated. For two reasons…People forget that it was a good book because it was such a popular movie with one of the best actors of all time Sylvester Stallone.
The second reason is, First Blood was one of the first books that really showed the struggles of Vietnam veterans once they were sent home. The book was real dramatic, but I think that was needed to wake up the country.
10.  As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
The werewolf of course.
11.  How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Millions in my head, I have two books I’m working on currently, one mostly written and the other about a third finished. I have three more in waiting or I should say being outlined. I never start a project unless I know I will finish it.
12.  What did you edit out of this book?
Everything at one time or another. Then put back in… The only thing that didn’t make it back in to the original draft was a part where a main character’s daughter was being turned into a werewolf and the process was pretty sexual and way explicit, even for me. It wasn’t adding anything to the story.
13.  If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
I don’t know. I was a Paramedic for twelve years and after my second back surgery I kept farming like I have my entire life. But finances are not always available in that business. This is it for me… just keep writing. One book at a time, sense deciding to go full time I never felt like I had more control over things then I do now.
14.  Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
The book Guardian Unforgiven is full of little secrets, life representations, psychology and some theology.
15.  What is your favorite childhood book?
Well, it was of course… Old Yellow. After I picked up the book at school my teacher told me it was to advanced for me to read. So, I knew no matter what, I was going to read it. I can’t remember how long it took me but I finished it and told the teacher. She didn’t believe me, So I wrote a book report on it. She didn’t believe me then either. She told me I had just watched the movie and I needed to concentrate on the school work she gave me.
Reading Old Yellow taught me some valuable lessons I have never forgot… 

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