Moonday’s Paranormal Hunks: The Werewolves

A werewolf, also called a lycanthrope, is a human creature from myth/folklore that possesses the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or a wolf-like creature. The ability to shift is acquired after being bitten by another werewolf or being placed under a curse. Werewolves possess superhuman strength and senses, far beyond those of both wolves and men.

Several characteristics help to identify werewolves.  Tradition is that both eyebrows meet at the bridge of the nose, fingernails are curved, ears are low-set and there’s a swinging stride. Traditionally, they can be killed by silver bullets. 

The Twilight Wolfpack

The werewolf has been in myth and folklore in many cultures for thousands of years. The original werewolf of classical mythology, Lycaon was a king of Arcadia who turned into a ravenous wolf in retribution for attempting to serve his own son (as in dinner) to the god Zeus in an attempt to disprove the god’s divinity.  That may be the basis for the generally held belief that werewolves liked consuming fresh corpses.

In real life, lycanthropy refers to a person who BELIEVES he/she is a werewolf. Recently, werewolves and other creatures of the paranormals have become very popular in books, films and TV.   

Next week, Shapeshifters. Rita Bay

Werewolf Montage

Release Date Anticipation

Hi all. As most of you know I have a new release coming up on the 23rd. I admit I wasn’t very excited when I received word that Siren wanted to publish it and that’s not because I wasn’t happy, I was. I’m a realist, and I know that with each book that I sell comes hard work in getting it edited to my editors standard and then promoting it. I always get a little freaked out when the cover comes because you just never know if the art department is going to have the same vision as you do. This time was no different and things did vary. Some parts of the cover were not what I’d envisioned but now that I’ve had the cover for a few weeks I do like the variation. I mean we can’t all think alike can we?

So after the edits were done, the cover arrived, and I received my final release date I realized that I’m finally excited. I know it seems so strange to most people thatI never get excited about a book contract or really a cover but that’s just how I am. When everything is said and done is when my excitement hits me. Now I’m really looking forward to having UNTAMABLE out in the publishing world.  I was recently asked what my favorite part of the publishing process was and well, you guessed it, the release date. That date means that everything I’ve worked so hard for is completed. Now, it’s time to share my work with the world and have faith that readers will enjoy the world I built.

When you’re working to accomplish your goal, what point to do begin to get excited about the end result? Are you like me and just can’t get excited until it’s absolutely complete or do you go through stages where you get excited?

And don’t forget that not only am I having a release date coming soon, but our sizzler SFCatty, Jillian Chantall and ym wonderful critique partner Rebecca Zanetti also have release dates on the 22nd! You can find out more about both Jillian and I at http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/ and for Rebecca please visit her website for all the places you can pick up FATED. http://rebeccazanetti.com Oh and you know what, our most beloved commentor Danica Avet has her latest release and upcoming release also at Siren so stop by and check us all out!

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