Larriane Wills a.k.a. Larion Wills

Author of contemporary and historical romance, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Awake the Savage

used to be titled White Savage

Historical, western soft romance, available in ebook and print

He had a past he didn't care to talk about. She had a past she fought to keep hidden. He thought it had been long enough that no one would recognize him, that he could get in and out, do what he wanted and leave. She thought she was condemned to a live of fear and misery. When their paths crossed, everything changed for both of them, and those who pursued him discovered the white savage that laid beneath the surface while he fought to live and she fought to save him.


"Anytime the subject of Indians comes up they talk about Jim, at least in Ester. Jim was a white boy captive taken back from the Indians. He couldn't adjust to white ways. Ask me, knowing them Hoody boys, they wouldn't let him, but the up-shoot of it is, he tore into them one day and nearly killed them before he could be pulled off."

"How come?"

Poppin shrugged. "Maybe he didn't have Sam's sense of humor. I don't know, and half of what they said, I don't believe. The point I'm making is, the boy was white, born white anyway. He was taught to live like the Indians, and no way around it, the Indian way is savage. So Jim was savage. A white savage, if ya will."

"How long would it take to turn a child?" Queens wondered aloud.

"Who knows, but it sure takes longer to unlearn than it takes to learn. That was ten years or so ago, and it don't sound like he has yet."

"Raping," he said, shaking his head.

"An Indian takes what he wants."

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Whew, I could go on and on.  Larion Wills has packed so much into this book, you’ll discover why she’s pegged as a favorite author.  The broken English spattered throughout both dialogue and narrative will take you back in time.  This is my first experience with changing the narrative to match the dialogue, but I’ve always enjoyed anything with “savage” in the title, and this story is no exception.  You’ll be touched by the emotions, angered by the injustice, and satisfied with the ending.  Don’t believe me?  I urge you to purchase your own copy and judge for yourself.

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