- File Size: 6703 KB
- Print Length: 225 pages
- Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing (July 15, 2020)
- Publication Date: July 15, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B08D3GJYH9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Shadow of the Beast: Contemporary Fantasy Romance Novel Kindle Edition
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This is quite a page turning book; it's hard to put down. Jenny's self discovery and her relationship with Kurt keep the story moving along. There's no real goal here, it's pretty obvious who the killer in town is. The ending however, felt a bit rushed. In the matter of a few pages, she's suddenly a pro when it comes to controlling her inner wolf, she admits her love for Kurt, and her father is the enemy. Over all, this is a very good read, not one for my keeper shelf, but I'm not sorry I read it. It's not a horror novel by my standards and not a romance novel either, although there is one intimate scene that's done very tasteful.
I was also fascinated with the way Jenny, through psychoanalysis, was able to tap into her "Wolf" side, overcome a number of challenges, and learn to fully embrace and accept being a werewolf.
Hopefully, in future, more intelligently written and imaginative werewolf novels will come into the market. Novels that feature men and women alike as werewolves, hailing from all walks of life. May some deft writer or group of writers do for the werewolf genre what Anne Rice has already done for vampires!
However, Jennie's nightmare is just beginning to turn real as the neighbor's cat is mangled and left dead in the nearby snow followed closely by the death due to cardiac failure of her mother. Still grieving, a rapist attacks Jenny only to be ripped apart by some animal that leaves Jenny alone as if she is a ward. Only Jenny has the power to defeat the beast of evil that stalks her every movement, but she needs to go deep into her own past to release the feral power hiding inside her. The cost of freeing her dark side could be her grip on humanity.
THE SHADOW BEAST is a brilliant tale that combines classic werewolf horror with psychological suspense. The story line is fast-paced with no wasted subplots as the reader follows Jenny's descent into the early stages of depression. Jenny is a great character and her boyfriend Kurt provides more insight into her personality. Fans of horror tales will fully relish this grim, taut thriller that demonstrates the genre has a new star, Margaret L. Carter.
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Having said that, the story itself is not particularly gripping, possibly because, being quite short, there isnt quite enough there to keep you fascinated until the small hours. Not much book for a lot of money, which is unfortunate, given how well it is written...