Friday, December 3, 2010

Howl


Title: Howl
Author: Lacey-Anne Frye
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-477-0
Genre: {M/M} Werewolf
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Brent Keating finds the perfect secluded place to spend a one week vacation with his boyfriend, Henry Bowers. The Mistwood Inn is located in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by woods. Since it was after the tourist season, Brent and Henry are the only guests. The innkeeper is very accommodating, even giving the men a subtle warning not to go outside after dark. Still, Brent did not heed the warning and is bitten by a werewolf.

Howl is an out of the ordinary story written from Brent’s perspective. The storyline is a blend of suspense and romance. The plot gives a detailed description of the Inn’s interior décor, in addition to the dark woodsy exterior. A completely developed setting would have advanced a realistic impression to the plot. The characters are mostly creditable. Brent is mature, reclusive and considered by some to be an insensitive Talent Director. Henry is laid-back, has a sense of humor with a sarcastic streak. How the relationship began is not clear. Nevertheless, at this point in time, Brent and Henry are in a loving relationship. After Brent is bitten, he is faced with overcoming the curse, as well as protecting Henry from the same fate or worse. Overall, Lacey-Anne Frye’s Howl is a pleasant werewolf tale.

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