May 13th, 2007

spidey and mj

ah, romance. with werewolves.

I know that some folks I know (liviapenn, I'm lookin' at you!) dig the romance novels, so I thought I'd hip you to one that might be worth your time. What is Our Hero doing reading this, you ask? Let me tell you: I found it while traveling, read a few pages, and bought it *just so I could mention it here.* Hey, I am a man of simple amusements, and one of 'em is hipping people I know to stuff they might find entertaining.

The book is NEW MOON, by Rebecca York, and it is a wowzer. Let's check out the back cover:

Landscape architect Logan Marshall is out for a jog -- in his werewolf form -- when a trap catches his paw. As it saps his strength, he is saved by another werewolf, who -- to Logan's amazement -- is female.

Female werewolves aren't supposed to exist. But Rinna is a shape-shifter from another dimension who's traveled through a portal to this world. [. . . ]

Sorry, I have to cut it off there, because I think my head just exploded from the awesome. Yes, he is a surly (but sensitive!) man-beast named Logan, and the heady description of him realizing he's found his mate may snap you back seven years to an internet aswarm with Logan/Rogue fanfic. But it's not L/R altfic. Just, you know, werewolf romance. Better, there is a whole series of these: standalones, of course, as romance novels need to have new couples, but they're loosely connected and there's a ton of 'em: SHADOW OF THE MOON, in which "A journalist investigates a sinister world of power and pleasure -- alongside a woman who knows how to bring out the animal in him;" CRIMSON MOON, in which "A young werewolf bent on protecting the environment ends up protecting a lumber baron's daughter -- a woman who arouses his hunger like no other;" and -- among others -- WITCHING MOON, which is my immediate favorite just from the description: "A werewolf and a sexy botanist investigate a swamp steeped in superstition, legend, and death." A werewolf and a sexy botanist. My God. That's *cracktastic.* It's like reading Silver Age comic books. Only, y'know, with porn.

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I should probably read some others of these sometime, because I know some fanauthors who've made the jump from fanfic to romance novels, and it's a little embarrassing that I've loved their fic so much and never checked out any of their published work. A guy thing, I guess. Besides, there are all these REMO WILLIAMS novels just waiting to be read...