Mystic Mustangs by Linda Roman

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Shh… there’s a secret. It is the secret of the Baáhpuuo Isawaxaawuua, the Hitting Rock Mountains, where the Little People demand tribute for passage… and as settlers’ discovered, the cost is great. After a disastrous journey, the travelers’ horses were failing; whipped to pull heavy wagons through the mountains, their spirits broke and they lay down to die. The Little People sent their wolves and cougars to guide the proud animals on their final journey. The settlers’ rose up and shot them… all but two, a couple who tried to stop the massacre. The mystics felt guilty for sending their beasts into slaughter, and although they spared the couple, their spirits were melded with the predators that had been killed. To keep their secret, they formed a pact that they should forever protect the mustangs. The Apsaalooke, a proud tribe of Native Americans, were tasked to watch over their promise. Centuries later, the Apsaalooke became known as Crow, the Baáhpuuo were renamed the Pryor Mountains, home to the largest protected mustang range in the country. A new wolf pack leader and his ambitious son have decided the legend of the Little People is nothing more than a fanciful story. They ignore the promise and begin capturing and selling the mustangs for profit, risking the fury of the mystics and breaking the circle of protection keeping the shifters safe. Far from the mountains, Lexi’s father raises her on a small southern ranch, hoping to keep her safe. Strange dreams interrupt her nights. She runs up a dark mountain trail with a mysterious man chasing her. At the top of the cliffs is a fire, with a wolf sitting in its circle of light. It is the pack leader’s son calling to her, drawing her back to the mountains. She finds herself immersed in the world of form-shifters, with the wolves’ conspiring against the mustangs and cougars, and a shaman watching over it all. Lexi must reclaim the promise to keep the secret. She must wander the Baáhpuuo and remember the pact, because… The Little People demand tribute… and the cost is great.

About Linda Roman

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Linda Roman is founder of Southwest Florida Rescue Sanctuary, a non-profit organization focusing on abused, abandoned, neglected and 'untamable' horses, including mustangs. As a matter of fact, it all began with the mustangs.Her careful humane communication with the horses has gained her attention with other rescue operations, trainers, and owners. Soon, they were sending her horses they could not manage. At any given time, Linda has ten or more horses she is working with, carefully helping them overcome fears from captivity or abuse they have suffered. Some horses can eventually be returned to stable homes, others, like the mustangs, will always remain with Linda. For more information on the Sanctuary and the horses, please visit Rice joined with Linda to form Mystic Mustangs Publishing, representing the mustang series. These paranormal books bring awareness to the plight of the feral, beautiful horses.Candace is an established author working closely with Linda and incorporating 'real' stories concerning some of the abuse and trauma these horses suffer, and the methods used to calm the captured mustangs. The books are not beleaguered solely with the abuse, but offer intriguing suspense and uplifting hope for the horses... and the shape-shifters working to save them.The series brings in the magic of Native American legends, shape-shifters, and they are set against the background of the mustang lands in the west.Mystic Mustangs Publishers is currently considering submissions from other talented authors, and will be offering novels about horses, paranormal, suspenseful twists on history, and other fine fictional works.A portion of the proceeds from all books will be donated to Southwest Florida Rescue and other small sanctuaries to help the wonderful people who work with traumatized horses.Please visit the blog,, the website and watch as new titles are added.
Published December 13, 2011 by Mystic Mustangs Publishing. 143 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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