Publication date: March 1st 2017
Genres: Gothic, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Peter is a kitsune. Chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions—it doesn’t matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn’t seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.
The wolf doesn’t have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as an escaped slave, if he can’t stay hidden in the shadows, he’ll have no future. When someone steals his howl, he’s drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they’re stranded together. The Underwood is a dangerous place.
They have two choices: work together or die.
Join Greta Stone in a dark paranormal MM romance retelling of Aesop’s fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and David P. Mannix’s classic novel, The Fox and the Hound.
Greta Stone builds a rich, vivid paranormal universe in Cry Wolf where all of our childhood fairy tales come to life – with a dark twist.
Cry Wolf is a mash-up of The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Fox and the Hound. Peter is a kitsune, a fox shifter whose body is a vessel for a demon. He’s living in Granny’s orphanage (There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe) along with dozens of other paranormal children. One day, he stops an attack by humans who are searching for a runaway werewolf, who just happens to be Luca, a were who was taken from the orphanage and lived as a slave until escaping – with no memory of Peter or his time at the Shoe.
This story is dense. The first 30-35% is spent building the world and setting up the relationships between Peter and Luca as well as Peter and his family at the Shoe, and Luca and his master, fellow slaves, and others. It was a bit difficult to get through at times because of the sheer amount of information we’re taking in – the world Peter and Luca inhabit is so vastly different from our own, and incorporating the fairy tales we’re all familiar with made it both easier and more difficult to understand at first. However, once we reach the 35% or so mark, the majority of the world and story is established, and the rest is smooth sailing.
This is a different approach to my favorite romance novel trope, friends to lovers. Peter and Luca were friends once, but Luca has lost all memory of Peter. When they are thrown back together, they must get to know each other again and re-build the trust and friendship necessary to become more. I really loved the way the author accomplished this and was surprised at the deep connection she forged between the two. Neither the paranormal story nor the romance suffered for the other; this was an enthralling read on all fronts.
Greta is the unruly offspring of a tiger and a dragon. She spends most of her time reading, stalking her favorite musicians, and harassing other authors with pranks.
Underwood District Series (MM Romance/UF)
Cry Wolf – Book 1
Cry Wolf: Mating Season – Book 1.5
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Take a trip to New Gotham!
A paid vacation to New Gotham is an expensive affair. I found a witch who specializes in crafting gatestones. These magical pendants are used for traveling between dimensions. The bauble offered as a contest prize should take the winner to Avaline’s Trees. Keep in mind, gatestones are touchy things. It might not do anything at all. Or you might up in oblivion. Good luck with that. We’ll read about it in the papers, no doubt.
Elderstone Keys – What’s the big deal?
There is a house in New Gotham that is rumored to be haunted. No one has lived in it since the Great Depression, and no one can recall what its last occupants looked like, what they did for a living or where they went. Only one is fated to enter and learn its secrets. Anytime I host a contest, I give away keys to Elderstone. The person who collects ten of them is fated to own the house. Among their keys, they’ll have the mystical key that opens the door. (More information)