Book Reviews

Werewolves of Chernobyl by K.A. Merikan and L.A. Witt at Wing and Fang

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Interspecies / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure / Drama
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 07-December-2016

Book Blurb

Being kidnapped by two werewolves is an adventure after all, right? Right?! ---


Quinn

If Quinn wants to get the best photos for his travel blog, no gate is too tall, and no ‘do not enter’ sign actually means he won’t go in. What he finds in a hidden exclusion zone by Chernobyl blows his mind. Mutants? Monsters? He doesn’t know, but he is bound to find out when not one but two of them break into his hotel.
Too bad the rules and attitudes they have toward sex don’t match Quinn’s at all.

Dima

Born with a disabled hand, smaller than the other werewolves, Dima is the lowest of the low in his pack, but when he meets the loveliest human he’s ever seen, he knows his luck has changed.
The last thing he expects though is his beloved friend Nazar turning on him once Dima’s affection for Quinn deepens, and he refuses to be mounted by Nazar anymore.

Nazar

Nazar is a high ranking soldier in his pack, but in his powerful body hides a gentle soul, and all he wants is to escape the pack with Dima. But once Dima claims Quinn as his, secrets Nazar has so far kept hidden rear their ugly head.
The werewolf language doesn’t have words to describe what they crave, so Quinn might be the only one to help them solve the puzzle of the desires that go against the rules of their pack.


Book Review

It was mentally impossible for me to pass up a book titled 'Werewolves of Chernobyl'. Why? A couple of reasons, actually. One, my father built nuclear power plants and had he not passed away prior to the disaster at Chernobyl, it's possible his company might have loaned him to the Russians to consult. And two, I was living in Sweden when the reactor shell blew and a huge wave of radiation came across the country. So yes, I have a slightly unhealthy fascination with the world's worst nuclear disaster to date. Oh, and not only do I really like both of these authors but I'm familiar with their work so I knew there was going to be a lot more to this story than what I thought..

Quinn delighted me right away because he really loves the word "why". As in, "why can't I go into the black zone?", and "what kind of animal problems are there?". Quinn has a travel blog and he's gone above and beyond before in order to get pictures and a story for his readers. He really doesn’t expect to find anything in the black zone, so the monstrous, wolf-like creature comes as a really big shock. Well, not nearly as big of a shock as when he wakes during the night to find the same creature in his room and definitely nowhere close to the giant shocker he gets when he's thrown out the window, caught by a much larger animal… who speaks.

“My name is Nazar,” the creature said politely, and smiled, showing off two rows of canines the size of .50 Cal bullets.
What. The fuck. Was this?

Dima and Nazar are bodarks. They spend the majority of their time in that somewhat wolf-like form because changing is very painful and there's no need to because they can speak in this form. Except for Dima, that is. He has to endure changing forms because he can only speak in his human form. Dima is low bodark on the totem pole while Nazar is big, strong, and is sent out on missions often. They both have thoughts that they've never shared with the other, thoughts that, unknowingly, are very similar. In bodark culture two males do not mate with each other (although stronger males will mount weaker ones for relief). That's what the bitches (female wolves) are for. Quinn isn't thrilled to be referred to in that manner.

The world building these authors did is phenomenal. Truly. There's a lot that I can't share but trust me when I say the world the bodarks live in, have been trained in, hasn't existed in a long time. Quinn does his best to educate them but they have no comprehension of how the world really works. They have been indoctrinated with propaganda still believing in a world long gone.

A very exciting urban fantasy! I really enjoyed all the characters and the storyline was fascinating. I'll admit that the ending came across as a little unrealistic to me but I liked the love it showed.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 232 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-May-2016
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link http://amzn.to/2fKvbg9