Thursday, October 17, 2013

Guest post and Giveaway by KENYA CARLTON

Guest Post

What is the deal with werewolves?

Beast—Solitary, lonely, unattractive, and looking for love: The ability to be tamed for love.

Werewolves—Vicious pack animals that care only for the clan: Get ready to be disappointed!

Not too long ago I wrote a post about vampires vs. werewolves. Needless to say, I’m still on the fence about which one I would pick, but what I will do is pick apart the genre by movies. I can say without a doubt the paranormal romance niche didn’t exist when I was in high school. The categories were romance, mystery, horror, suspense, adult literature, sci-fi, fantasy, woman’s literature, classics, and non-fiction. Sci-fi and fantasy were practically the same genre, so separating them is being generous on my part. 
Vampire romance began to creep into the public’s vernacular around the late nineties, and werewolves would usually get lumped into any beast type sub-category. Movies are a great indication of what the new trend will be, or a good hint that the trend is almost over. I compiled a list of movies about the beast/werewolf, considering that quite a few authors now write about these animals in a sweet and loving manner.
The Howling: This movie touches on the carnal lust that resides in the beast’s heart. A husband and wife go out for a mini getaway in the woods after an incident of let’s just say workplace harassment. After a late night bonfire with the townies, husband returns with wicked nail marks across his back.  Hmmmm, I wondered what happened? First off, I love Dee Wallace. I don’t know why, she was just one of those actresses in the 80’s that drew me. For an 80’s movie the effects weren’t half bad and if I had one complaint it would be that Benji unfortunately comes to make a visit at the end.
Ginger Snaps: I saw this movie purely by accident. Without the foggiest idea what I was watching, I sat through 108 minutes of weirdness. Since my brother is the B-movie king I told him the plot, which entailed two sisters, high school, puberty, and payback. He knew right away that I was talking about Ginger Snaps. This movie is strange to say the least, but it does give a good nod to girl power.
American Werewolf in London: This is a classic werewolf movie. It’s also the first successful transformation scene from man to a beast. The humor moves the story along and Griffin Dunne, as the wolf’s recently departed best friend turned decomposing conscience, is a tickle.
Silver Bullet: My favorite werewolf movie hands down. Corey Feldman and Garey Busey are at their best in this touching story about a disabled kid and his uncle. Throw in a psycho werewolf with a strange moral compass and it’s a party.     
Underworld: A vampire assassin who hunts and eventually falls in love with a lycan. Kate Beckinsale working it in that tight pleather outfit is worth watching this series. I didn’t become a fan until the second and third movie. For me, the first and fourth didn’t really work.   
Here’s the thing, only one of these movies have to do with love between two different species. I get the impression that not too many people think this curse produces loveable reunions, which is probably why Bella chose Edward instead of Jacob.

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Snuggled within the warm embrace of marital bliss, biologically altered army Captain Drake Devilin and his supernatural bride, Sienna, face their biggest challenge to date. Called back for duty in World War II, Drake must leave his amazing life behind and join his troop to fight the Nazis. Although he’s certain his new mission is merely a rouse to obtain his most precious commodity, his wife, Drake leaves, but not before giving Sienna a magical necklace in the hope it will protect her against unknown enemies.
Lured from her prosperous island by a sorcerer who is convinced she was always meant to be his bride. Sienna is challenged to play three magical games to ensure her husband’s safe return. In each game, a limited time is given to Sienna to immerse herself into a new world, situation, and persona; find Drake; and have him acknowledge her by name. And she can’t use her powers to make it happen.
Everything dear to Sienna’s heart is put in jeopardy. Willing to fight for the love of her life and her happiness, Sienna takes on the sorcerer in his own game of cat and mouse


  1. My favorite costume as a kid was always being a vampire. I was a vampire every year for like 9 years strait. :)

  2. My favorite costume was always a witch or a princess!!