Book Reviews

A Wolves of Wolf's Point Novel) by Catherine Lundoff at Queen of Swords Press

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Paranormal / Shifters / Romance
Reviewed by Kym Palmer on 20-June-2017

Book Blurb

Becca Thornton, divorced, middle-aged and trying to embrace a quiet life, discovers that there are still plenty of surprises to be had when her menopause kicks in with bonus lycanthropy. And she’s not the only one. The seemingly peaceful and dull town of Wolf’s Point has its own all-female werewolf pack and Becca has just become its newest member. But it’s not all protecting Wolf’s Point, midnight meetings at the Women’s Club and monthly runs through the woods. There are werewolf hunters in town and now they've got Becca and the Wolf’s Point Pack in their sights.

As if that wasn’t enough, Becca’s cute lesbian werewolf neighbor, Erin, is starting to haunt her dreams as well as her doorstep. What’s a newbie werewolf to do, between the hot flashes and the unexpected physical transformations? Can Becca overcome her fears and help the werewolves defeat their greatest enemy?

 

First edition published by Lethe Press in May 2013.

 

Book Review

The premise behind this book is a unique one—menopause that brings on a shape shift to werewolf for various women in the small town of Wolf’s Point. It was a concept that amused me in principle, and I’m happy to report that Lundoff’s book contains much humor as well as plenty of action and intrigue.

Becca Thornton is divorced—not her choice—and lonely. She’s also going through the menopause, but gets the shock of her life when she discovers that her change comes with a full-moon shape shift into a werewolf. And it turns out she’s not the only woman in Wolf’s Point that this happens to, and it’s been going on for years.

While the pack she’s now a member of try to support her through this mind-boggling event, Becca’s fear and loathing for what she is becoming means she resists them every step of the way. Even when her biggest supporter is Erin, the woman across the road who intrigues Becca for a whole different set of reasons…

Just when Becca is at her most frustrated point with everything that’s happening to her, strangers appear in town who seem to know exactly who and what the pack are, and suddenly there is a whole heap of trouble right on the pack’s doorstep.

I really enjoyed this book. Becca’s journey from her fear of being a monster through to acceptance that this is who she is, and it’s not as bad as she first thought, is explored well. The burgeoning potential relationship with Erin, seemingly Becca’s first with a woman from the way it’s written, is gentle and sweet. There are a host of great female characters, some of whom are members of the pack, like Shelly, the current alpha. Others, like the deputy sheriff, Lizzy, know just who the pack are and are very supportive of it.

The action part of the story surrounds the werewolf hunters who show up determined to rid the town of the pack. There are some good scenes involving fights, chases, kidnappings, and strange, almost cultish behavior from the book’s villain, Annie, who seems to believe she can rescue the werewolves from themselves.

I suspect this already has a sequel planned, as the ending was rather abrupt and, to be honest, disappointing in the way it was done after such a roller coaster of a book. However, the book was well written, had a good pace to it, and Lundoff writes in an easy, often humorous style that worked well. I would definitely want to read the follow-up, and I recommend this first part of the tale if you’re a fan of the queer shapeshifting genre.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 333 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-May-2017
Price $5.18 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Moon-Wolves-Wolfs-Point-ebook/dp/B071VMXR8P