Sunday, June 21, 2009
Book 23 of 2009: Wolf Tales I by Kate Douglas
Wolf Tales is Kate Douglas' introductory book into the world of the "Chanku", a group of people who have the ability to shapeshift between human and wolf. In the beginning of this first book, Alexandria, better known as Xandi, drives off the road in a bad snowstorm. Near death from freezing, she falls unconscious in the snow. She awakens in a warm bed, wrapped in the arms of a naked man who makes love to her throughout the night. Come morning, she finds herself once again alone on the side of the road. Unable to abandon her, her rescuer returns and takes her back to his home. She later finds that this man, Stefan, has been cursed by a powerful wizard, Anton, and therefore has become part man, part beast. She decides to go home with him and then together they decide to seek out Anton in order to have him undo his curse on Stefan. Little do they know that it isn't truly a curse, but rather something that is truly a part of Stefan that hasn't been fully brought out yet. And what about Xandi? Was Stefan's meeting of her by accident or could they have been meant to meet?
Kate Douglas does a wonderful job introducing readers to the Chanku world and establishing the backgrounds of several key characters in this book. The book is divided into parts. The first several books focus one at a time on each of the main characters in the book, and the last is kind of a conclusion where it brings all four people together as one, in a sense. The book is highly erotic and explores many variations of erotica such as lesbian, gay, group sex, etc... So readers looking for a "vanilla" book should probably look elsewhere, but anyone that is up for a bit of spice should definitely give this book a try because Douglas takes things above and beyond. In addition to the erotica aspect, there is also a mystery involved when a tabloid reporter is trying to track down one of the wolves. I highly encourage fans of erotica and paranormal to give this book a read because Douglas does a great job blending the storyline and erotica together.
Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.com