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Dear Amazon Readers:
In The Reformed Vampire Support Group, I took the glamour out of vampires, portraying them as sickly, pathetic, farcical characters without a lot of energy or enthusiasm. I thought it would make for a funny book. And I was tired of people with power. I’m more interested in characters who aren’t glamorous or powerful—because I’m not glamorous or powerful myself.
The only people with any vim and vigor in that story weren’t vampires. One was an elderly mother and the other was a werewolf. The werewolf, Reuben, had a kind of cameo role, but he made a big impression on me. He was restless and troubled and slightly dangerous, and I felt that he deserved more attention than he got. That’s why I decided to write a sequel that would concentrate more on werewolves than on vampires. After all, people generally prefer dogs to bats. So why have vampires traditionally come off as more alluring and interesting than werewolves?
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group is my attempt to explore more fully the world of werewolves, who suffer not from a contagious blood disease (like vampires) but from an inherited genetic condition. Since this condition manifests itself at puberty, I was also able to look at what happens when teenage boys start running in packs. I had fun doing that. And I enjoyed meeting up with Reuben again, as well as many of those sickly vampires who’d populated the first book.
I hope you’ll feel the same way I do and get a kick out of revisiting characters who take all the mystique out of the paranormal. In fact, I hope you enjoy this book more than the first. The action in the sequel is a little more chaotic, because the characters have a lot more fizz—and because some of them are flat-out crazy. But at least they don’t spend most of their time watching TV and puking in bathrooms, like the poor old vampires!
If you enjoy The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group enough, I might even write one more, and make this series a trilogy! But I’ll have to see how my readers react to this book first...--Cathy Jinks
"Jinks has hold of a clever idea and a solid sense of humor."—Publishers Weekly
"The satire isnt all thats biting in this darkly comedic sequel to The Reformed Vampire Support Group (2009)."—Kirkus Reviews
I really liked first half. 2nd half had some crazy stuff and kind of confusing to follow. I liked the endingPublished 6 months ago by Sheryl Kirby
My daughter was so excited to find a copy of this book that she put aside her other reading and dove in as soon as she opened it.Published 8 months ago by kjscherm
The title of the book caught my attention. I must admit that I found it to have unusual plot twists. Not my book, but I am glad to have read it.Published 8 months ago by Andrew Kosmowski
I t was an ok book, I thought to much time was spent on the your a werewolf/denial part of the book and the rescue part did drag out then the rest of the book was shoved at you in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gerald W. Sessions
This isn't really much about werewolves.
Toby, the protagonist, is kidnapped early on, and most of the book is about his attempted escape, the attempted rescue, and the... Read more
Loved it! Most of it was totally unexpected. The end raps the whole thing up and you want another book! Love it!Published 21 months ago by tamatha
It's lovely fluff. A joy to read as the story just unfolds. I enjoyed it so much that I did find it hard to pull myself away.Published 22 months ago by HopeinWA
Another great book from Aussie Catherine Jinks. She makes vampires and werewolves interesting, exciting and humorous. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Kirsty Robson
I really loved this book I liked the reformed vampire support group, I liked this. I hope there is a third book soon...Published on March 28, 2013 by panda girl