CLAW Emergence: Caleb Cantrill – Tales from Lawless Book 1

Meet Mr. Caleb Cantrill, a gentleman who has found something very interesting in the ground, and though he doesn’t know it yet, he is about to have a very, very bad day.

From the wilds of Western Canada in 1895, comes the tale of CLAW: Emergence – Caleb Cantrill, the first in a series of novelettes which will form a rich tapestry of discovery, betrayal and insatiable hunger, all delivered with small-town Canadian flair.

If you enjoy this story, please make sure to check out CLAW: A Canadian Thriller from more present-day thrills and chills set in the rugged interior of Western Canada.

Lawless, British Columbia is on edge after a powerful earthquake jolts the region, quickly followed by a string of savage animal attacks. Newly stationed to the area after her predecessor mysteriously disappears, Conservation Officer Christine Moon needs to calm the jangled nerves of the small mountain town.

Awakened from ancient slumber, something stalks the swirling, grey mists that surround Lawless. A beast with a gnawing hunger that grows stronger by the minute — its only thought, to satisfy its ravenous appetite.

Rampant corruption at the highest level has targeted Christine to be the next mysterious disappearance. Now, she’s in a fight for her life while trying to track and contain the creature threatening to decimate the local population.

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    1. Thank you, James! That is exactly the sort of thing I want people to say as their reading my book — I’m so glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Just finished Claw and it was fun. Especially liked Christine Moon. She was strong when she needed to be but was not looking to be offended.

    1. Thank you, Gary, I’m so glad you like the book! And I’m especially glad you like Christine — she has a lot of me in her. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! I am very glad you enjoyed the book! I am currently editing my next book which will be out this fall. It is going to be a series with a continuing character. The first one is set in an abandoned resort where 98 people disappeared at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve 1981 never to be seen again. I hope you’ll enjoy that, too. And after that, I am planning a sequel for CLAW. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I can’t wait to read the sequel to CLAW. The characters was well fleshed out and the story had me wishing it was longer. Maybe we’ll see another smiledon! I love them. You. Are a wonderful writer.

      2. Your comments brought me great joy, Melodie. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of CLAW. Please join my email list or follow my Facebook page to stay on top of all the new announcements regarding Claw, its sequel, CLAW: Resurgence, as well as the upcoming Audiobook versions of those novels and news of ABANDONED.

      3. Please notify me in the sequel. Really enjoyed “Claw”!! And my wife is waiting to read!

      4. Hi, please make sure you are a member of Katie Berry Books Insiders for a chance to win four remaining audiobooks of CLAW and receive the free novelette prequel coming next week! As well, that will ensure you get updates and other free short stories and novelettes in the future! Thanks again for the kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow…wow…what a book Katie. You are an excellent writer and dsappointed when I couldn’t find any other books by you. I can’t wait to read your books again. I will continue to look for you…wow!

    1. Hello, Craig! Thank you so much! I am very grateful and pleased that you so enjoyed my book. I have written several others over the years but that is the first one I have brought forward to publication.

      I am currently editing my next book which will be out this fall. It is going to be a series with a continuing character. The first one is set in an abandoned resort where 98 people disappeared at the stroke of midnight on New Yearโ€™s Eve 1981 never to be seen again. And after that, I am planning a sequel for CLAW.

  3. Just finished Claw! Really enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and the story kept you entertained. Happy to hear a new book and a possible sequel to Claw are in the works.

    1. Thank you, Lee! I will be doing a cover reveal on my new novel soon, along with a multi-chapter sample. In addition, I will announce the sequel to CLAW.

  4. Hi Katie. My name is Connie. I have to say that I JUST LOVED IT! So full of action. I loved the characters. I was sad when it came to an end. Wish there was another book like this one.
    Thank you for being so creative. Please write another one like this.
    Ms. Connie loach

    1. Hi Connie! Thank you SO much! It’s always fabulous to hear from another visitor to Lawless, British Columbia! But don’t be sad, there IS a sequel (not quite announced) to CLAW coming next spring, CLAW: Resurgence. Also, not yet announced, either, but I have just completed contract negotiations for an audiobook of CLAW! Arriving this fall, it will be produced by a major audiobook production studio, Recorded Books. Also, just revealed yesterday here on my site, the cover of my next novel, which I think you might enjoy, ABANDONED: A Lively Deadmarsh Novel. Please sign up for my email list, or follow me on Facebook, if you wish, then you’ll be able to keep right up to date. Thanks again for your kind words, it is always nice to know there will be more visitors returning to Lawless for another vacation next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Well, there certainly is a new author of horror on the scene. Her first book ‘Claw” is riveting from beginning to end. Has well defined characters; especially the Conservation Officer Moon. Can’t wait for her next book. Well done, Katie!

    1. Hi Dale! Thank you! The sequel to CLAW will be released next spring. In the meantime, this fall will see the release of ABANDONED. It is set in the same universe as CLAW with references to people and places in Lawless, BC. And if you read that, you will have some clues and insights regarding CLAW: Resurgence. Thank you for your interest and support!

  6. Absolutely loved Claw, all the characters, and the very imaginative and absorbing plot. Can’t wait until your next books are available. You are a fantastic author!

    1. So glad you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Kokanee valley and Lawless! It’s quite lovely there this time of year.

      Renovations are currently underway at the Sinclair Resort Hotel featured in my next novel, ABANDONED, coming this fall. I believe you’ll enjoy Lively and Minerva Deadmarsh’s adventure as they investigate a four-decade-old unsolved mass disappearance in the resort’s ballroom. And as an added bonus, it even ties into CLAW: Resurgence coming spring 2021.

      Thank you so much for your comments, they are always, and greatly appreciated.

    1. Thanks, Sunny! CLAW: Resurgence, the sequel to CLAW, will be released in the spring of next year. In the meantime, if you are someone who enjoys listening to books as well, be sure to keep an ear out for the end of July when CLAW: The Audiobook is released by Tantor Media.

      Be healthy and have a great summer!

    1. No, I’m sorry, it’s currently only available on Amazon in ebook, however, it is coming to Audiobook on ALL audio platforms at the end of July. Stay tuned to my website for further details.

  7. Just finished reading Claw. Excellent book…read it two days. My first book by this author. Looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.

  8. Really enjoyed “Claw”, and figured you might write a sequel. Please notify me when you do!! Wishing your writing does you well, I am an avid reader, of all sorts, and truly enjoyed this work!!

    1. Thanks, Brice! I am so glad it ‘hits all the right notes’. For even more CLAW goodness, make sure to join Katie Berry Books Insiders to receive your free novelette coming next week, a chance to win one of four audiobooks, and future notifications of other free novelettes and short stories.

  9. Just finished both claw books they were awesome when is the first book of abandoned going to be available for kindle?

    1. Hi, Jeannie. Thank you so much! ABANDONED book one will release just before Christmas this year, and book two planned to release by St. Patrick’s day, 2021.

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