Just in time for Halloween reading, MaryJanice Davidson's newest novel, due in stores tomorrow, combines her Wyndham Werewolves series with her Queen Betsy vampire series. Oh, and just in case you're a zombie fan, Davidson threw in one of those too.
Are you thinking this all too much? You might be right, but if you like fun, humor, and romance mixed with your paranormal, you shouldn't miss Davidson. I listened to the first two Betsy Taylor books and truly laughed out loud several times.
MaryJanice Davidson's Wolf at the Door stars Rachael Velvela, cousin of Cape Cod Pack leader Michael Wyndham. When she is sent to St. Paul to
spy on keep an eye on Queen Betsy, Rachael has no idea that her life is about to be turned upside down. Here's the back-of-the-book summary:
For a werewolf, Rachael's life is pretty calm. Honestly, how hairy can doing people’s taxes get? Mostly she minds her own business and wishes other werewolves did, too. But she has a loyalty to them and when her cousin Michael, leader of the Wyndham Pack, wants a favor, Rachael has to jump—this time, all the way to St. Paul, Minnesota.I haven't read any of the other novels in Davidson's Wyndham Werewolf series, but that didn't throw me off. Wolf at the Door includes enough background information so I didn't feel lost. The plot moves along at a good clip, and the relationship between paranormal beings and humans is good entertainment. Along with the mystery, this book is all about setting up Rachael in her new city and building a foundation for future tales in which both wolf and vampire will play a role. I think the teaming of Rachael with Betsy is a great idea, and I'm looking forward to more light, fun reading from Davidson.
All she has to do is keep one eye on St. Paul's resident vampire queen, Betsy Taylor, and the other peeled for a rogue werewolf who's itching to start an all-out war. As tensions build, Rachael finds herself torn between the vamps and the weres, and fending off the attentions of not just a new colleague, but of a mysterious stranger as well.
If only Rachael knew which one of them to trust. If only the Minnesota nights weren't so unsettling. Because in the dark, it's getting harder to tell the good werewolves from the bad . . .
To learn about MaryJanice Davidson, visit her website, where you can read about all her series. She also maintains a fairly active blog and a Facebook page.
Giveaway: Thanks to the publisher, I am able to offer two of my readers a copy of Wolf at the Door. Because the books will be sent directly from the publisher, this giveaway is limited to people with a U.S. mailing address. To enter, simply fill out the form, and I'll contact the two winners on October 13.
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