Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney

Howling at the Moon
Tales of an Urban Werewolf, Book 1
Karen MacInerney
Ballantine Books
February 26, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-345-49625-6

Working as an auditor at Withers and Young, Sophie Garou doesn’t often receive packages. When the first box arrives she assumes it’s from her boyfriend, Heath, but what’s inside is most definitely not something he’d be sending. Whoever it is has discovered a secret that Sophie has kept well hidden, and as the packages grow increasingly worse it’s clear to Sophie that there’s someone out to ruin the normal life she’s worked so hard at maintaining. Living life as a half-blood werewolf is about to be much harder than ever before.

When the assistant from her mother’s store calls to inform her that her mother, a witch and psychic, has been arrested, Sophie rushes out to see what she can do. On the way there she passes a werewolf, but unlike herself this gorgeous male is a full blood and recognizes what she is as well. Gazes locking, Sophie tries to shake it off and continues on her way.

The fight to clear her mother’s name continues, and the sexy werewolf she saw on the street shows up once again and soon begins dating her friend Lindsey. Sophie has had a great relationship with Heath, but something about the werewolf, Tom, draws her in. She’ll have to take his warnings about the local pack seriously if she expects to survive, because once they’ve discovered her, the quiet life she’s led away from a pack will be shattered forever.

Howling at the Moon is the first book in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy. Sophie’s walked a fine line living a normal life and staying below the radar where other werewolves are concerned. Now that someone has deliberately set her up as a target her life can never be the same. With humor adding its magic touch, Ms. MacInerney pens an entertaining mystery that will keep readers guessing at the true identity of the killer. The storyline provides plenty of action while the dialogue and banter between characters keep it fun. I’ll be eagerly awaiting the second installment to see where Sophie’s life leads now that she’s been exposed.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this mystery too. I still don't like the idea of her kissing a particular man, but the book was interesting.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi SCooper - That particular man was pretty yummy though. lol

Anonymous said...

I know. My BF said I was letting my personal morality shade my opinion of the book. She's prob. right.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi SCooper - Maybe so. You're supposed to enjoy living the fantasy! I thought it was pretty steamy myself. *grin*

Anonymous said...

I should recommend this book to my co-bloggger. Gina loves these types of books.

Looks like this is another author I'll need to look-up.

Kimberly Swan said...

Crystal - If Gina enjoys Urban Fantasy then she should really like this. :)