So I was looking through upcoming werewolf books and recently released werewolf books and do know what I found? I found that almost all of them were romance novels! Each had a half naked man dramatically clutching a big busted woman on the cover. Going through each page of my “werewolf” search results I thought, “Surely not ALL of the new fiction werewolf books are trashy romances.” But alas, they were all girly love books. Even going through older were-books I noticed that damn near all of them were romance novels.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some romance novels, from the filthy ones to the romantic ones and so forth. If you check out my bookshelves you’ll see that I have more than my share of mild romances and hardcore erotica. But, you see, it’s not all I read, I also have a large collection of books that have no love story in them at all. And that is what I was looking for in my search for a new werewolf book to read. I want a story that has nothing to do with star-crossed lovers or a mild well-mannered woman in need of a wild man to set her free or a story about a werewolf in need of a lover that can accept him for who he is and is able to handle his wild lusty ways. I want a full out kick ass werewolf book that has an interesting plot involving fearsome werewolves, a book that can hold my attention for more than two minutes since I tend to have the attention span of a six year old on caffeine pills.
Before you slam me with angry comments I am well aware of the fact that not all romance novels are bad. I have read many that had intricate and fascinating plots, which were wholly creative and amazing. Like I said, I love romance novels. But it’s still frustrating that most of the books out there are love stories. I mean seriously, do publishers think that there’s no market for anything else? What about male readers that aren’t interested in “chick” books? Or even girls not interested in them? It appears that if you want to read a werewolf book, or even vampire book, you have to settle for yet another romance novel. Shame.
So… can anyone recommend a werewolf book that isn’t a trashy romance novel?