Guest Blog #newrelease - They're Not Like Us with @naomi_jay

Hi everyone! I have the wonderful Naomi on my blog today to chat a bit about her new release. Give her a welcome!

 

One of my pet peeves when it comes to paranormal beasties in fiction is the trope of making them just like us. Vampires are just people with special dietary requirements. Werewolves are just people with extra body hair. Where's the fun in that? I want my monsters to be monstrous – or at least, not human.

 

The werewolves in the Urban Wolf world work very hard to appear human, to fit in with human society and play nice with humanity. But they're not really human. And in BLOOD HUNT I wanted to explore that a little. I wanted to show that, although the wolves can take human shape, they're animals underneath, with primal instincts and priorities that might differ from human ones. So we learn that in some Packs, female wolves are forced to mate with whoever the Pack picks, to ensure the survival of the species. We learn that there are some things that terrify wolves, things humans don't even know exist.

 

And we learn that, when bodies appear and tensions rise, humans and wolves are quick to turn on each other. Because the humans know the wolves aren't really like them, that they hunt and kill in wolf-shape, so when the bodies start piling up, doesn't it make sense to blame the monsters?

 

One of the ongoing themes I want to look at in the Urban Wolf books is the divide between werewolves and humans, and how hard (or not) the Packs are willing to fight to keep their place in human society. I want to explore what brings the two species together and what could drive them apart. In BLOOD HUNT you'll see some hints of that – suspicion, unrest, and violence. You also learn exactly what can scare a werewolf. I hope you're ready for that :)

 

Blood Hunt

 


Ayla Hammond is taking on Paris.

Hoping for a romantic getaway in the City of Lights with her girlfriend, Shannon, she finds a city under the dark thrall of Le Monstre.

Getting caught up in mystery and murder was the last thing Ayla and Shannon expected to find in the City of Love, but as the body count grows and tension rises between Parisian werewolves and humans they find themselves stalked by an unknown terror.

What is Le Monstre and why does it make Ayla's wolf want to turn tail and run? Can it be stopped before they become its next victims?

Buy links for Blood Hunt:

Evernight Publishing
Amazon
ARe
Bookstrand
 

Naomi Clark

 

Naomi Clark lives in Cambridge and is a mild-mannered office worker by day, but a slightly crazed writer by night. She has a perfectly healthy obsession with giant sea creatures and a preference for vodka-based cocktails. When she's not writing, Naomi is probably either reading or watching 80s cartoon shows, and sometimes she manages to do all three at once.

 



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