L.J. Holmes

L.J. Holmes
In her many Guises.

Friday, April 1, 2011


He was so young

when they

took him, and the land as untamed as

a newborn foal.


Some tried to count the number of years they held him,

but ciphering was not always the best of talents possessed by those

attacking the problem.

No one could believe any humanity

existed within him after all these years. In their eyes, minds, and senses, he was little more than the

wild beasts

roaming the land


for prey long into the night.

What to do with him?

What do you do with the beasts of the land,

when you don't just out and out kill them?


lock them away, for a bit, you feed them

the garbage left over that even your

barnyard animals

won't touch. You treat him like what they all decreed he must be,

a savage, a WHITE Savage.

Little savage, no better than the

lowest of scum you kick around and force feed the

dung laden

straw blanketing the ground around you.

But beneath the long hair, and the seeming mute stupidity of the beast, a human waits,

a smart human.

Ten years is not long enough to

cloud the memory, and now he's back...no longer a weak boy. He's a man with a man's strength.

Is he back to seek

revenge for the way he was treated after he was rescued from his vicious captors? A young boy captured by the heathen

red man, then abused by his own kind for daring to survive the enemy's camp?

And now he's back...to exact his own form of justice, rob, kidnap, and murder?

He calls himself Clay, they swear he is Jimmy.


a brilliant look into the many aspects of abuse, from the vile Indians of old, and the supposedly civilized white man,with


secrets, and the

honor or

lack thereof that is always

percolating just beneath the skin.

WHITE SAVAGE is being released from

Muse Publishing Inc. in May 2011.

Author Larriane Wills

has given us a complex story that will not let you leave it, even after you have reached the final line,


Look at this cover, created by Muse Publishing's brilliant head of the Cover Art Department,

Cover Art Goddess, Delilah K. Stephans. Did she not capture the intensity of this story?

Trust me, she did.

Some stories stay with you,

haunt you,

tease you, so

powerfully written and developed are the characters and the issues screaming for resolution.

This is one.

If you have a HAVE TO BUY list, this one belongs on it...and fortunately the wait to satisfy that HAVE TO is but a few weeks/days away.

Follow the link to the

Bookstore page for WHITE SAVAGE, and follow Larion Wills to her AUTHOR PAGE and her WEBSITE for updates as the release date for WHITE SAVAGE grows closer.

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Roseanne Dowell said...

Very powerful!

Karen Cote said...

Love it, love it, love it. You're fabulous Lin and you've made this appear what I'm sure it is or it wouldn't be at Muse...a very exciting read. Beautiful and as Ro said, "powerful".

Love your work...

Karen McGrath said...

Lin, beautiful, just beautiful! :)

Lin said...

What an honor to receive such praise from three women whose opinions I hold dear.

And Karen, it blows me away that you are here. How are you? I miss you, Sweetie and hope all is improving quickly for you.

I will be releasing another May cover blog within the next few days. But for now I must FB and Twitter Larion's brillant work.

Love to all,
From Me

Ginger Simpson said...

I've been waiting for this one. I signed up to review it at Historical Novel Reviews a month or so ago. :) Great job, Lin.


lionmother said...

Lin, this is above and beyond your usual cover blogs. It is so suspenseful and I can almost hear the music playing in the background. This is a true Stationary Trailer! Congratulations on capturing the essence of this novel. I haven't read it yet, but I really want to read it.:) The photos are beautiful and the cover, OMG!!!

Viviane Brentanos said...

Sounds a wonderful story. Whether I get through it with crying will be another matter. When I was 16, My school decided to show the older kids an educvational movie. That movie was Soldier Blue. To say we all came out that room stunned and traumatised would be an understatement. I remember walking home with my boyfriend of the time in silence. I couldn't speak, I was so affected ny the horror and injustice I had witnessed. Half way home, I broke down and sobbed. If White Savage can highlight the gross injustices inflicked upon this proud people and bring enlightenment to even one person than I count it as a success. Congrats to Larion, Delilah and the wondeful Lin.


Kat said...

Mom and I are both part Cherokee. Those injustices you mentioned Viv were experienced by our ancestors on the infamous Trail Of Tears.

Powerful book Larion. And as always Mom, awesome job on the cover blog.

Anonymous said...

Always a special kind of good and this is no exception - very well done, Lin. You're amazing.
Congratulations Larriane.

Lin said...

I wanted this one to show that savagery was not confined to the deeds of the red man who was having his entire culture pounded to smithereens History shows what happenes=d in the beginning when Man was the guest. When did it change...when man's greed overrode all else.

Atrocities were committed on both sides...who does that make the heathen.

Purposelly giving plague infected people with no immuse system so you can kill off etire cultures and claim pwnership over their trinkets.

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

I am speechless--and that doesn't happen very often. I am always amazed at what our Lin creates, and am not at all disappointed in what she's given me of her time to create for me. thank you, Lin.

Rosalie Skinner said...

Congratulations Larriane on your choice of material for your novel. Lin, well done on such a powerful cover blog.
The story of man's inhumanity to man is highlighted throughout history. This books sounds as though it will focus on a dark period in American history. Will make for great storytelling and compulsive reading.

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Great blog, Lin, as always - and this book sounds intriguing!