"...steamy enough to satisfy romance-genre die-hards...Peters builds interest by seamlessly moving the narrative from past to present. Jacks' struggle with identity and independence make him a sympathetic, nuanced character...An innovative take on the shape-shifter genre; this first offering in a gay fantasy series should garner a large following." -Kirkus Reviews"I LOVED this story. A new and intriguing twist on shifters...I thought both characters were well-developed, the story interesting, the suspense intriguing and I even liked the way the sex scene played out (not gonna tell you; you'll have to read it and see)." - Cathy Brockman, The Cat's Meow - Reviews That Purrrr"What a great start to the series. Kept me hooked from the beginning to the ending." - Sean Norris, World of Diversity Reviews"Peters does a great job giving us the foundation for the series and helping us to understand Jacks and the struggles he faces." - Jay, Joyfully Jay M/M Reviews & More"[The author] has given us a reason to look at our own cats as well as the neighborhood cats with a little suspicion...Grab your cute, little kitty, get comfy and enjoy." -- Books 'N Cozy Spots Reviews
From the Author
Werecat: The Rearing is the first book in a series of e-novelletes, which follow the adventures of feline shifter Jacks Dowd.
Werecat started as a gay man's answer to the vampire and werewolf craze. There are a ton of books, movies and TV shows in that genre, but you rarely find gay characters at the front and center of the story. As I was writing the first book, the parallels between being gay and being a shifter fed my interest: having to hide, feeling like an outsider, and also the idea of inhabiting two worlds. I wanted to explore the Native American idea of "two-spirit," having both a male and a female spirit or soul. Gay people have the ability to cross genders, whether overtly through the way they express themselves, as well as how we interact socially and sexually. I think that's really unique and liberating.
Werecat also led me into studying native and ancient world mysticism. Big cats played a major role in spirituality across the globe, and that was very interesting to me. If any kind of shifter magic could be unleashed through unearthing archaic traditions, it would have to involve feline shifters in my view. Cats were worshipped in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.