“It was said when you looked into a werewolf’s eyes, you felt how easy it would be to become its prey.”
The She-Wolf of Kanta is a short story giving us just a taste of Mercy’s life. Not quite yet old enough to hunt on her own, she helps her father trap werewolves. For the first time though, she sees what happens after they are sold and she isn’t sure she likes what she sees. Before she can ask too many questions, her and her father are attacked. Too late, Mercy soon realizes that werewolves aren’t the only thing being hunted.
We get a brief history of what life was like before the serum that allows for the hunt was developed. A time of panic and fear. Now they can hunt werewolves, but are they any better off than they were before? Mercy finds her life suddenly changed and is faced with making decisions that could equal life or death. Or something even worse.
“Fear in these lands was almost as powerful as money. Almost.”
I know that short stories are meant to be glimpses into a larger story. They’re meant to intrigue us, to draw our imaginations out. The She-Wolf Of Kanta does all of that. I found myself at the end wanting more. I wanted to know what caused the werewolves in the first place. How the serum was developed. Why they dealt with the werewolves the way they did. And most importantly, what’s going to happen next!
For being so short, the story does pull you in right away. You get the sense that dark things are happening, beyond just the werewolves. There is such potential for more and I hope Frank develops this into a longer novel. As it is, this is a quick bite into horror. Perfect when you want to get all the creepy vibes and let your imagination take over.
Thank you Rockstar Book Tours for sending me a copy to read and review!
Please be sure to check out the links below for the book, the author, and all the tour stops!!! And keep scrolling for your chance to enter a giveaway…
Title: THE SHE-WOLF OF KANTA
Author: Marlena Frank
Pub. Date: April 17, 2018
Publisher: Legion Imprint of Radiant Crown Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook, audiobook
“A pair of yellow eyes caught the moonlight and locked onto hers.”
Mercy has always dreamed of becoming a werewolf trapper like her father. In Kanta, one must learn how to survive one way or another. A dark-skinned, blue-eyed young beauty, Mercy understands that she brings out the beast in monsters and men. When a routine werewolf delivery turns into a vicious assault from a pair of human traffickers, Mercy’s life changes forever. Somehow she must endure in a dangerous city where women and werewolves are hunted.
I write about strange creatures. Typically they shouldn’t exist, or they have bled through from a different reality, or they’re pretending to be a crying baby in a crib. Sometimes that lands my stories in horror and other times in fantasy, but there’s always an air of strangeness to my tales. If you want to get a better feel for what I’m talking about, check out a few clips or read a few drabbles.
My work has appeared in a spattering of short story collections, but I do have a few novellas and novels in the pipeline. Other than talking about writing, I also talk about cryptozoology, werewolves, wildlife conservation, and of course kitties. I’ve also been known to nerd out about Batman and The Hobbit, and have recently discovered the cracktastic fun of Black Butler cosplay, so there will likely be more of these incidents.
By day I work as a web developer, so I’ll occasionally talk about web issues like finding the right theme.
1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International
Click the GIVEAWAY photo or HERE for a chance to win!!!
4/9/2018- BookHounds– Interview
4/10/2018- Twinning for Books– Review
4/11/2018- What A Nerd Girl Says– Guest Post
4/12/2018- The Life Stories– Review
4/13/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt
4/16/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Review
4/17/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Excerpt
4/18/2018- Fantasy Book Critic– Interview
4/19/2018- Reese’s Reviews– Review
4/20/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post