Furry, frightening & fascinating
Hi, everyone! Firstly, I'd like to thank Naomi for having me over here today. :)
I'm a huge fan of anything supernatural. I also love a good dose of mythology thrown into my stories. So it's no wonder that I absolutely love reading and writing about creatures of the night.
And I'm not talking about vampires. Although I am a vampire fan from way back--and always will be--lately I've found myself totally fascinated by werewolves.
Werewolves have a lot of appeal. And not even the fact that they can shift into furry wolves is enough to turn me off. I love werewolves.
I mean, they might be slaves to the moon, but it still sounds like a sweet gig to me. They're strong, fast, can live longer than an average human, are frightening, love the hunt, are predators... it doesn't sound so bad to me. Sure, shifting might hurt, their animal side is always buried deep down inside, and it might be hard to think like a human sometimes, but I think the pros outweigh the cons.
This is Joe Manganiello and he plays Alcide Herveaux in the TV series, True Blood. He actually happens to be one of my fave characters in the Sookie Stackhouse series, so I was very excited to see him portrayed this well on screen. ;) I remember meeting him on the page years ago and hoping that things would work out between him and Sookie. He's a fine werewolf specimen, isn't he?
There are a many other awesome werewolf characters too--both guys and girls. I read a lot of urban fantasy series, and there are heaps of very cool and interesting werewolves in a lot of them. Which is super cool!
Oh, and here's another example: I know most people nowadays are embarrassed to admit they read--or God forbid, actually enjoyed--the Twilight books, but I'm not one of them. I tore through that quartet in a month and it wasn't Edward that kept me interested in the story. It wasn't even Bella's obsession with the Cullen family and her desire to become one of them. Nope. It was Jacob and his pack. I wanted to know more about them, and loved when they were on the page.
Are you noticing a trend here? :)
It's even managed to spill into my own writing. I have two urban fantasy series that I'm writing at the moment, and werewolves make an appearance in both of them. :)
So, what about you? Are you as intrigued by werewolves as I am?
Thanks for reading,
Wife. Mother. Writer. Bibliophile. Dreamer. Animal lover. Intrigued by the supernatural. Horror freak. Zombie enthusiast. Movie & music fan. Slave to her muse.
Yolanda lives in Sydney, Australia with her awesome husband, lovely daughter, and cheeky cat.
She has a new urban fantasy series coming out soon. A PATCH OF DARKNESS will be available from Samhain Publishing on May 15.
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