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Get local author CS Thompson's new book FREE for your Kindle

March 10, 2015

Bristol author C.S. Thompson has just released the first book in a 3 book mystery/fable series, The Jasper Lilla Chronicles. During the week of March 16th – March 20th of 2015, readers can download a copy of the first novel, Jasper Lilla and the Wolves of Banner Elk, for Kindle ereaders or apps at no cost to them.

For readers who enjoy mysteries with fable undertones, Jasper Lilla and the Wolves of Banner Elk is a must read.

"Loved the book,” said Debbie McLeish of Dreamland Alpacas. “Each chapter is filled with clues that draw you in closer to the amazing conclusion. You may want to put it down but you simply can't until the very end when the writer reveals all the pieces of the puzzle. This book leaves you with the hope that there will be more adventures to follow."

Another reader enjoyed the surprises that unfold at the end of the book. “It is good. I really liked the ending,” said DeeDee Galliher. “A total shock."

Thompson has written several other mystery books as part of his Natasha McMorales mystery series. When asked the inspiration for the storyline and the cause of the new mystery series, he said there were several things that brought it about.

“In the last mystery novel I wrote, ‘Why Now?’, I wrote parts of the book in first person and realized I really enjoyed writing in first person,” said Thompson.

In Jasper Lilla and the Wolves of Banner Elk, there is a wolf tooth necklace that appears to cause super human power when worn along with some unexplainable interactions with a pack of wolves.

“When I was writing the book Why Knox?, I traveled to Cherokee, N.C. and discovered a story about Nicatani Indians, the legendary, priestly Cherokee clan and I became absolutely fascinated by the legend,” added Thompson.

Throughout the book, readers can connect with main character Jasper, 17-year-old Junior at Watauga High School, as he finds himself in countless predicaments that leave him with many questions. He unknowingly embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

“The whole series is about being true to yourself,” said Thompson. “You can be you or less than you, but you can’t be someone else. You need to be who the creator made you to be and when you’re not, that’s when things can get messed up.”

To provide readers in-depth insight, Thompson traveled to multiple places and consulted several people when writing this book including someone from a wolf conservation, an alpaca farm owner and the director of a Cherokee museum.

After March 20th, 2015, readers can purchase the book in hard copy and/or in digital format for viewing on e-readers. To learn more about the series and other books by C.S. Thompson, visit csthompsonbooks.com.