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I haven’t heard much about BLOOD MOON: A WEREWOLF WESTERN, but I love werewolves and I like westerns (though frequently the misogyny, homophobia, and racism is too much for me), so I am intrigued by this trailer. (No, I still haven’t seen COWBOYS & ALIENS, though it is on my to watch list.) I was able to track down a poster for it, as you can see, and it looks interesting.
The trailer looks fairly interesting; a little too much woman as damsel in distress and woman as monster, nothing in between, but it is a trailer, and the movie might be better than I expect. I’m also side-eyeing the gunslinger creepy-ing all over the main woman we see in the trailer. Still, I think the movie has a lot of potential, and I hope we get to see it. Nice fire flashing to life, wolves howling in the distance, and people moving weirdly as they become wolves. Are the werewolves wearing masks, or is that just really horrible special effects?
The speech and the music levels aren’t really balanced, so I had a hard time hearing some of the dialog. I just realized that they’re talking about skinwalkers, and considering this is a western, I worry a lot about what sort of appropriation is going on here and how badly Native Americans are going to be portrayed. Side-eyeing you even harder now, movie trailer, but we will see.
The contest winner from my pre-publication DAUGHTERS OF ARTEMIS contest is Eliza Reeve! Eliza, obviously I have your contact info and I know you pre-ordered DAUGHTERS OF ARTEMIS, but let me know your bookstore preference and I’ll get that gift card to you.
Yesterday, August 26, was release day for DAUGHTERS OF ARTEMIS from Storm Moon Press, which contains my short story “The Fullness That Love Began.” DAUGHTERS OF ARTEMIS is available as an ebook or print (though there’s a bit of a delay on the print version due to printing issues), and is an anthology about strong werewolf women and the women who love them.
“The Fullness That Love Began” is a special story for me and has had a twisty path to publication, and I am so glad it is now available.
Blurb: Werewolf lore has long been dominated by tales of the strong alpha male, but what of the strong alpha females? The Storm Moon Press anthology Daughters of Artemis explores this mostly neglected aspect of the werewolf mythos, with an erotic twist.
Bounty hunter Toni McGowan has faced supernatural beasts that would send most running, but her latest assignment may be the toughest yet—playing babysitter to a New Ager wannabe. Jade Nicols, though, has a few secrets of her own, the darkest of which may just get them both killed.
Luna Rivers isn’t the most graceful of people at the best of times, and being stalked by shadowy figures and prowling wolves hardly qualifies. But after being rescued by the beautiful and sensual Syrene, Luna learns that there is more to herself than she’d ever suspected. She’s a werewolf, too, and in a whole new world of danger.
Andrea—Andy to most—is a pack leader in the forests of Washington state. Poaching in a nearby pack’s territory throws suspicion on Andy’s leadership. In order to find the truth, Andy and her mate Fiona find themselves forced into an uneasy alliance with Rafael, the other pack’s alpha.
Susan Runningwind is forty-five, but already strong enough to have earned a seat among her pack’s elders. Jesse Westfield is a documentary filmmaker investigating the so-called “Werewolves of South Dakota”. But when Jesse begins to get too close to the truth, Susan must make a choice between her pack’s welfare, and the growing attraction she feels to the younger woman.
Sasha is the first female in the kingdom of the shapeshifting House of Wood to be granted leadership of her own pack. The transition is hardly smooth, however, and Sasha winds up at odds with Aneira, her mate. Failure to maintain control of her pack would mean demotion and shame, but doing what she knows she must could drive Aneira away forever.
When werewolf Katya captures blind weretiger Yun alone in the wilderness, she sees only an opportunity to finally end the raging conflict between their two peoples. Yun remains loyal to the tigers, though, and as time passes, Katya finds herself less and less inclined to force the information from her. But when the fight comes to them, both will see their loyalties tested in the crucible of battle.
DAUGHTERS OF ARTEMIS, an anthology of dominant werewolf women, comes out from Storm Moon Press on August 26, and I am thrilled about its release. My story in it, “The Fullness that Love Began,” is one of my favorites, and one I do plan to expand with a sequel. My darling kinky, bisexual werewolves, you have finally found a home. I wasn’t sure you would, for awhile, but now the drama of pack leadership and the hot threesome will be read.
Storm Moon Press is currently running a pre-order contest: All pre-orders will be entered into a drawing for a prize package containing a poster of the Daughters of Artemis cover art, a copy of the Daughters of Artemis paperback, and a $10 gift certificate to the Storm Moon Press store! In addition, everyone who pre-orders the ebook will be able to access it 48 hours prior to the official release date!
Additionally, if you blog about the book and the pre-order contest and then leave a link to it in the comments here, I will enter your name in a contest to win one of two prizes: a copy of DAUGHTERS OF ARTEMIS (ebook or print) or a $10 bookstore giftcard (to your favorite local bookstore if you have one, and if not, to your favorite online bookstore). You can earn up to four entries by doing the following: Blog it (drop me a link here), Tweet it (be sure to @mariecarlson so I see it), post on Tumblr (link me here or on Tumblr, I’m mariecarlson.tumblr.com), or publicly Facebook it (drop me a link here). I will draw a name on August 26, so be sure to spread this far and wide.