Who knew falling in love with a demon could be so hard on the heart? Katelyn Pheonix sure didn’t when she met shadow demon, Tarin Armadel.
Katelyn has always lead a low life. She’s never had a life full of privilege, prominence or affluence. But she’s always been able to see the truth in other people, it’s always been her gift. Because Katelyn’s not your average human female. She’s a truth-sayer and being one of those is rare and highly, valuable if you want to commit personal espionage on others. Especially when you want to target paranormal beings.
After a failed murder attempt on her life, vampires and bounty hunters chasing her, an assassin targeting her, Katelyn could do with a lucky break.
Pity the truth-sayer god, Asha whom she is the vessel for, has decided the same thing and left Katleyn to fend for herself and her heart, with Tarin.
Without her truth-sayer abilities how does Katelyn know if she can trust her demon lover? Especially when it looks like he’d willingly pair up with his enemies, to enslave Katelyn for his own purposes. But before Katelyn can work out her feelings on the matter, there is the issue of finding out who’s after them and why.
Katelyn and Tarin must face more than their enemies together. They must face up to what they mean to one another, in order to save what they have, together.
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I don’t like hurt.
Especially the emotional kind of hurt. It does something to the body. Leaves marks on your soul. It weighs on you and damages part of who you are, in tiny fragments that sometimes heal, but forever leave an invisible scar. It doesn’t feel good and it takes too long to make sense of and get over.
The thing is, some people, are brilliant at emotional hurt. They can manipulate and deceive and impact that thing in you that will cripple you badly. They’re the ones who like hurt, hurting others.
Humans can never wrap their head around the logic of that motive. But the reality is, it’s like a sensation, a high, a good feeling, a normal impulse for them to hurt others. A natural response. An instinct. It’s in their nature and they can’t fight it.
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t need to be wrapped in cotton wool. I’ve never really led a charmed life. It’s been rough all over and if all you know is rough, then all you know to do is roll with it, survive it. Which is what I’d been doing for years. I’ve been doing the best I can. Anyway I can. Anyway that suited me and helped me and got me what I wanted out of this life.
Hurting someone like me, with my ‘talent’, gift, ability whatever you want to call it, it’s more than hurtful. It’s more than a passing thing if it’s done right. It’s damaging. Blindingly damaging. It’s like taking all your feelings, and perceptions and everything you have at your disposal and putting them off line. It changes your insides and remakes you.
It’s why I’ve always been a loner. I learned long ago, that I couldn’t do my thing, I couldn’t read people; get their truth, if they ruined parts of mine. It’s why I’ve never had a relationship. Never allowed myself to feel all those things, that so many people take for granted in being human. Love, passion, desire, want and need, trust and companionship.
Those things are the downfall of someone like me. They counter more than they feed. I don’t want to lose a part of myself to that, because it happened once before when I was young and it wasn’t good, it was bad, very bad, and not just for me. The truth can hurt, and it can set you free, but at what expense?
People don’t know where that saying came from and it’s probably a very good thing, because if you saw what I could set free, from within me, you’d be beyond scared. You’d be cowering before me.
I know what lies inside me and it isn’t good. Nobody can see it, because nobody knows to look for it. To think of it. Because the truth is, what you make of it and nobody makes much of me, because that’s the way I like it.
Guess that’s a form of deception, an odd thing for a truthful person to do. Maybe I’m not as pure as my abilities might make me seem. After all, I use them by giving them to the person who’s willing to pay the right price.
Does that make me an honest soul?
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Werewolves and lycans aren’t known for getting along.
You could argue that hostility and hatred of the lycans can’t be faulted. Given, to be a lycan, means as a human you were attacked by a werewolf and survived, only to turn into one of them.
Tatum Lee only knows this existence all too well as a new lycan. It’s only been a few months since she turned and has found herself in a relationship, with of all creatures, a werewolf, Wiatt D’arenberg. But loving Wiatt means, Tatum has to live by the rules of Wiatt’s pack , and it means there’s not much living in it when the Bronx lycan community find out exactly who Tatum is.
She’s either one of them, or she’s not welcome, just like werewolves in the Bronx aren’t welcome. Tatum’s relationship with Wiatt becomes strained as she battles to find her place in her new wolf life, with Wiatt and amongst all the wolves of New York City.
Wiatt finds his thinking pushed as he must confront the reality of the werewolf culture and his own personal happiness with a lycan for his lover. Can Wiatt and Tatum find a way to make a relationship between two very different types of wolves work? Or will they simply be torn apart, by each other and every other wolf that wants to hurt them?
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Being a truth-sayer has its moments. For Katelyn Phoenix it would most notably have to be when the man she found herself falling in love with Shadow Demon, Tarin Armadel tried to kill her.
Katelyn doesn’t want to see Tarin’s face again as she reverts to truth sayer form, as a demi-god named Asha to protect her heart from Tarin’s emotional betrayal. Being a truth-sayer has its moments. For Katelyn Phoenix it would most notably have to be when the man she found herself falling in love with Shadow Demon, Tarin Armadel tried to kill her. Katelyn doesn’t want to see Tarin’s face again as she reverts to truth sayer form, as a demi-god named Asha to protect her heart from Tarin’s emotional betrayal.
But Katelyn finds out that the broken hearted don’t get to time out to hide out from life, when paranormal beings think you’re a threat of to them and want you dead. Time won’t stand still for her to figure out if Tarin’s even telling her the truth about how he feels about her.
Forced to team up with Tarin in order to get to the bottom of who wants her dead and why, Katelyn finds out that the paranormal world is far more sinister than it seems and that the shadow demon might be the least of her problems.
Dating can be tough, so for those who like their romance of the paranormal kind I thought I’d give readers a guide as to how to pick the perfect werewolf pack mate.
1. Clayton Deanvers – Bitten
If you like a tough guy who broods but softens up like butter
when you’re with him. Then Clay, is your werewolf.
Often naked, often angry and at almost all times highly restrained, he will not go against
the orders of his pack leader or lover.
Likes: Brooding in the nude
Dislikes: Any male in love with Elena
2. Peter Rumancek – Hemlock Grove
How can you not love a werewolf who’s very surname is pronounced something close to “Romantic” – (am I the only who picked up on that?) Maybe that’s why we can see Peter isn’t afraid of his emoitions. Peter knows how to handle the scrutinty of intrustive and mistrusting humans in a small town and still be in grossly in touch with his werewolf self.
Likes: being a free gypsy spirit
Dislkes: Being run out of town and his human lover dying
3. Hayley Marshall – The Originals
The first female werewolf to make my list – rare because female wolves on TV seem to be rare. The TV world seems to think werewovles are a mainly male genre. Hayley should give them and you something to think about. She’s gorgeous, a trendy dresser and a serious kick ass fighter when it comes to protecting herself and her cub. If a knocked up werewolf female is your kink, then head on down to New Orleans to hit on Hayley if you dare.
Likes: Unabtainable, moody vampire males named Elijah.
Dislikes: Witches, Klaus Miakelsen, anyone trying to kill her
4. Logan Jonson – Bitten
If you’re after a classy werewolf, then look no further, Logan puts the class into classy. He’s hot in a very cool, calm and elegantly classy, understated way.
5. Ruby – Once Upon a Time
The epitome of the sexy version of Red Riding Hood with a twist.
Need I say more? The hood just adds to the sex appeal of this cursed werewolf.
Likes: Her new life
Dislikes: Granny bossing her around, being cursed and out of control
6.Dyson – Lost Girl
Although considered a “wolf shifter”, If you like your werewolves lean, blonde, slightly celtic and 1500 years old
give or take a century, than Dyson may be the werewolf for you. He works as a homocide detective and he’s highly entrenched in a very mythical culture.
7. Elena Michaels – Bitten
If you ever liked Buffy The Vampire Slayer but wanted Buffy to turn werewolf then you need look no further than Elena. Skinny, blonde and beautiful, she has a voice that is almost hauntingly an exact mimic of Buffy. She dresses sharpley, takes no shit and kicks butt.
Likes: Sex, a lot of it
Dislikes: Shape shifting, being torn between two worlds – Toronto and New York
8.Alcide Herveaux – True Blood
If you like your wereolves red hot then Alcide is as hot as werewovles come.
Likes: Being ripped
Dislikes: Not getting the girl
9. Peter Hale – Teen Wolf
If you like your wereloves with a touch of psychotic about them
then Peter is the werewolf for you. He can do creepy psycho with ease. Might have something to do with having been burned alived and locked in a “longterm facility” Who can say?
Likes: Upsetting the status quo, being the alpha
Dislikes: Loosing digits
10. Jeremy Danvers – Bitten
Jeremy is the kind of werewolf you could take home to your family to meet. That was if he thought humans and werewolf relationships could work. At first look, Jeremy appears an unlikely alpha leader. But once you get past the stereotype of alpha werewolves being all muscle on muscle, naked, angry and agressive males, you can see why Jeremy is the alpha. He’s smart and highly protective of his own.
Likes: Art, his pack and way of life
Dislikes: Mutts challenging his authority
I read an article the other day that had the thought that Silver was an agent for truth and justice.
It was basically an article in the pro stance of the idea, of silver bullets. The article harped on about how silver bullets, were about purification, and honesty and about triumphing good over evil.
This was the basis of the article on why silver bullets should
be used and used more constantly. By law enforcement, by hunters, by anyone who shot a gun. Silver bullets it premised, showed the user, the true reality of what they were dealing with, that no other spin doctoring could cover up.
It made it sound like the writer of the article, had somehow had a run in of the unexplainable kind with my kind. A werewolf. And obviously, not taken to well to the whole experience. Which is generally why the talk of silver bullets starts coming into play.
The writer cited a good old american folklore hero, The Lone Ranger as using silver bullets and clearly that was meant to instill the sense of patriotism and righteousness that this person felt was needed in order to get the public cheering for silver bullets to be used.
He even used the line that “All things change but truth alone lives forever.” Which made me wonder if the writer was being cryptic in saying something else. Werewolves might be supernatural beings in a very human dominated world, but I’ve yet to meet an immortal one or hear of one who is utterly invinciable.
Now if you go down the path of the vampire, well then, that is a different story right?
I don’t think vampires are real but hollywood persists and pumping them out on us and
the public lap it up because for some reason, they want to. But isn’t silver a Vampire thing too?
The writer stated that there was some truth in the mythos associated with the mystical silver bullet perpetrated throughout man, a folk and fairy tale of the gothic monster kind. But using the Lone Ranger as a symbol for werewolf killing, got a little lost on me.
After all, like all good guys and heros, the ranger subscribes to a moral and ethical code. Apparently one part of that code is that at some point in our lives, we must make peace and accept what we have taken from this world. In other words, get your punishment for being a self centred bastard who’s used this earth as their playground. Yeah, death is death no matter how you put it. And if you think going around using guns and killing things is the done thing, then I’d say you’re death is going to be a brutally painful one. You shouldn’t expect anything less.
Karma right? What goes around comes around.
Threatening to cull werewolves through an online article, paper thin disguised as a journalistic article on silver bullets, just puts you a top of the pile of come-uppence. Most people would take the approach of “if it aint broke, then don’t fix it.” and the world is big enough for all of us to live in it comfortably. The Ranger himself subscribes to the belief that everyone has the power to make said world a better place.
Going off that, then surely this includes all other things in this world too, like animals, critters, creatures, and even werwolves
And by the way, werewolves, like me, we’re not always in our wolf form, so you know, watch you back. You won’t know what you’re looking for or how to look for us. We’re not like Vampires who don’t show in mirrors.
We could be your neighbour, your work colleague, your news reader, your editor. The guy down the street who sells the newspapers. We are those noises that you can’t explain in the dark of night, we are what you think nightmares are made of, we are legion and we read newspapers, we exist amongst you and your kind and we hide in plain sight because it is so easy to do and it amuses us so.
It’s our world too. So watch your back.
Who’s watched the first Episode of new Werewolf TV show Bitten?
Me that’s who! What’s my opinion of it?
You’ll have to tune into me on Howls OutCasts podcast next Tuesday to find out.
Listen in to the mayhem and giggles.
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Tatum Lee is a lycan. She knows it. She can’t help but not know it, because it seems everyone is always reminding her of it.
Being a lycan isn’t exactly a title she wears with pride. Far from it and in New York City, home to the Manhattan Maen werewolf pack, it’s the last thing she wants to announce upon her arrival there. Tatum just wants to be left alone.
Only that’s not going to happen, if Wiatt D’arenberg, enforcer for the Manhattan Maen pack, gets his way. It’s Wiatt’s job to ensure there are no lycan in the Manhattan Maen’s territory, including Tatum.
Having an untrained, lycan in his territory, on a lunar week means it’s up to Wiatt to ensure she’s not a danger to his pack or the public, and that means taming her. If he can tame his feelings towards the wolf he’s not supposed to want, first.
Wolves will be available from Smashwords.com in March!