Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tamed by Douglas Brown review

Werewolves are real.
And they make excellent pets.
Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters?
While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them.
Tamed is a werewolf tale with a twist from the author of the The Light of Epertase trilogy.

5 stars
Tamed by Douglas R Brown tells the story of WereHouse, a business that deals in the sale of werewolves as pets.  Christine is a paramedic who has never trusted the creatures, but she has to deal with them on her calls.  After a call that goes terribly wrong the werepets start to act strangely towards Christine and she begins to notice some things changing about herself.  The story develops following Christine and her investigations into WereHouse.

Douglas has done a great job with this book.  Werewolf stories are pretty common in the day, but this is a new spin on the old favorite for sure.  Christine is a great character and the fact that she shares a similar job to Doug shows in the realism of the character.  The supporting characters work very well with the story as well.  There is another minor story arc following the experiences of a homeless man taken off the streets.  That look really helped to show off some things that would leave a lot of questions unanswered without it's presence.  Christine's paramedic partner adds a little bit of humor to the story with his smart comments as well.  This is an absolutely fantastic read from a fairly new author and if you haven't checked out his work it's worth the price for sure.  I was fortunate enough to get an early look at this book and it is one that I will be picking up the paperback for when it becomes available.  

Review copy provided by author.

1 comment:

  1. I read Tamed in one day and couldn't agree more.