Wednesday, October 08, 2008

LadyVampire's Halloween Giveaway Day 3


Contest Day Three

Well it’s day three and we’ve tackled ghosts and vampires on here so far so you might have already guessed today would be about werewolves. Shifters come in all kinds of different species in books but wolves were the first and are the most predominant.

Its interesting the takes authors have of werewolves in different books. Some lose there humanity when they change while others keep their human mind while in the body of their werewolf self. Not long ago though, I read a book about a wolf bitten by a werewolf infected human. He changed into a human during the full moon. I thought it a stroke of genius personally. It was a fun read. For anyone interested its called “Howling Mad” by Peter David.

Today though, I’d like to talk about werewolves in books. What are your favorite series? Mine would take a long time to list completely but here are some that come to mind at the moment: Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, Lori Handeland’s Night Creature series, Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson Guardian series, Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, Susan Krinard’s werewolf books, etc.

Your favorite werewolf book? I have many but right now my top book that features a werewolf hero would be “Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night” by Kresley Cole.

Have a favorite werewolf hero? For me, it would be hard to pick one favorite when there are so many great books and series out there. One of my favorites is Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. Elena, Clay and Jeremy are portrayed awesomely in this series and definitely on my favorites list. And then there is Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. I simply love Bowen from “Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night”, even if he started off being pretty rotten in the beginning. The book for me was perfectly written and Bowen really came to life in my minds eye while reading it. In Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson Guardian series, I really like Riley. She’s half vampire and half werewolf but has embraced her werewolf side more fully. Besides having a dynamite personality for Riley, the books in this series are full of action, surprising twists and engaging plots.

Anyhow, let me know your favorites in comments.

Please feel free to comment to this post until October 11th when the contest closes. One entry per person per day per post so you can still go back to Day One and Two of this contest and comment for an extra two entries. This contest is limited to US citizens only although everyone is invited to comment.

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Blogger Serena said...

I really like Jacob in the Twilight series, but many of the other books I've read primarily focus on vampires with an appearance or two of werewolves. I'm currently reading Any Given Doomsday, which I got from Library Thing, and it has werewolves and shapeshifters in it. Sawyer is the main guy and he's ok, but there is something about him that irks me.

10/08/2008 8:02 AM  
Blogger Ruth Schaller said...

Hmmm... I really don't think I read enough werewolf series. Can it be another shapeshifter?

Cause if it can be, I'd say the only books that I have read that focused on shapeshifters was Stray and Rogue by Rachel Vincent!

Most of the books that I read have to do with vampires, zombies and such but they have werewolves in them, but they aren't exactly the goos guys! :)

10/08/2008 8:05 AM  
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10/08/2008 8:09 AM  
Anonymous twisted said...

i guess i'd have to say the only real series i've followed with a ware is laurell k hamilton's anita blake series. so richard, the ulfric to the local pack is the only ware i have enough info to comment on. i have to say sometimes the conflict caused by anita being his lupa and also having 'relations' with other men and lynconthrops.......(and let's not forget the master of the city, jean claude)......can work my nerves. richard sometimes acts like a child when he doesn't get his way, but at the same time you have to feel a little compassion for him. he hates being a ware and hates sharing his former fiance with other men even more. i'd love to read more ware books, but i've never really found another series. thanks to ladyvampire i now have somewhere to start in finding them!!! woo hoo!!!!

10/08/2008 11:08 AM  
Anonymous twistedmind said...

i guess i'd have to say the only real series i've followed with a ware is laurell k hamilton's anita blake series. so richard, the ulfric to the local pack is the only ware i have enough info to comment on. i have to say sometimes the conflict caused by anita being his lupa and also having 'relations' with other men and lynconthrops.......(and let's not forget the master of the city, jean claude)......can work my nerves. richard sometimes acts like a child when he doesn't get his way, but at the same time you have to feel a little compassion for him. he hates being a ware and hates sharing his former fiance with other men even more. i'd love to read more ware books, but i've never really found another series. thanks to ladyvampire i now have somewhere to start in finding them!!! woo hoo!!!!

10/08/2008 11:10 AM  
Blogger Ruby (Mouth) said...

I have to agree with you on the Kelley Armstrong books. Jeremy is my very favorite. I also had a soft spot for Lupin in the Harry Potter books. He was such a neat character. Gideon MacInnes from Call of the Highland Moon by Kendra Leigh Castle is a pretty cool and sexy werewolf. Not sure if you have read that one.

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10/08/2008 12:18 PM  
Blogger Raonaid Luckwell said...

My favorite were-wolf book has to be without a question or doubt, Lori Handeland's Nightcreature books. I love how she didn't use the stereotype kind of were-wolf in her books.

Instead, she had various region's "were-wolf" in her books. One was Native American related were-wolf, another Rom.

Donna Boyd's take on were-wolves was interesting.

Krinard has some interesting were-wolves!

10/08/2008 11:53 PM  
Blogger danie88 said...

I have to say Jacob (from the Twilight Series), Darach MacKenzie (from Master of Ecstacy by Nina Bangs), and Theo (from The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires by Katie McAlister).

10/09/2008 1:24 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

My favorite would be Bowen from Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole.

10/09/2008 11:03 AM  
Blogger tetewa said...

I love Lori Handeland's Nightcreatures series!

10/09/2008 4:00 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

I liked the female vampire from 'Bitten.' That was a great book.
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10/09/2008 5:10 PM  
Blogger mari said...

Definitely Kelley Armstrong's Women of the OtherWorld series books. I like Elena and Clay and especially jeremy. I love this series and I need to catch up.

10/09/2008 6:57 PM  
Blogger LadyVampire2u said...

Serena, I know what you mean. When I was writing this post it suddenly dawned on me how many vampire books out there compared to werewolf books. And I like Sawyer in Any Given Doomsday too. Jimmy is cool but I think Sawyer deserves to be the love interest more.

Ruth, No werewolves!?! Your missing out on a howling good time. LOL Just kidding. I've heard of Rachel Vincent but havent gotten a hold of any of books yet.

Twisted, Laurell K Hamilton does have a little of everything in her books. And Richard is a cool character but your right, he gets on the nerves sometimes. Hopefully, now that Anita got her anger back he will simmer down. He has a right to be mad on a lot of counts but yelling and throwing tamtrums doesn't seem to help. And I'm glad I could help with book recommendations. :)

Ruby, You mentioned Kendra and her book. What's weird is I just won a signed copy of her book and got it in the mail today. So I'm posting before I read the book here but am eager to get reading it after what you posted.

Raonaid, Donna Boyd is new to me so I'll have to look up her books. But Lori Handeland is a fav of mine. And just for the reason you mentioned too. How cool that we think alike on that.

Danie88, Still havent read Twilight here but I can agree to the other two you mentioned.

Mandy, Bowen's my favorite too. I think because he was so difficult in the beginning and almost messed up everything before he finally came around. I like some good friction between the hero and heroine in a story and this book certainly had that and more.

Tetewa, me too. And definitely check out her Pheonix Chronicles. A new series to fall in love with.

BlueViolet, I love Elena too. She's the ideal heroine. She can kick butt while flirting with the best of them and all while side stepping the enemy.

Mari, Kelly Armstong's books are certainly come of my favorites too. And while I enjoyed Bitten, I have to say I loved Stolen more. My favorite werewolf book of the Women of the Otherworld series so far.

10/10/2008 4:33 AM  
Blogger Raonaid Luckwell said...

Lady Vampire, sounds cool (and scary) that we think alike. Boyd does take some to get into. Good luck on finding Boyd's book.

10/10/2008 6:32 PM  
Blogger darbyscloset said...

I do not have a favorite werewolve, yet I'm still reading....you are just full of great books to read!
Thank you
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10/10/2008 7:56 PM  
Blogger Jackie B. said...

I cannot remember the names of any of the books I have read. Horror was always my fave genre but it has been a long time since I read anything. I have just started reading again and have a whole room of books to catch up on! The only werewolf book I can think of is "Silver Bullet" by Stephen King.

10/11/2008 1:49 AM  
Blogger Pam P said...

I, too, liked Bowen from Wicked Deeds a lot - sexily gruff but had a bashful, charming way about him too.

10/11/2008 3:44 AM  
Blogger Crystal Adkins said...

A little while ago I read a very good werewolf book, it was called Lycan Lore by Shannon Leigh... I don't get too many werewolf books I'm usually a vamp fan.
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10/11/2008 8:11 AM  
Blogger LadyVampire2u said...

Raonaid, Scary that we think alike? LOL. Well, I'm not that crazy and abnormal. At least not that I know of anyway.

Darby, I'm glad your enjoying the recommendations. While werewolf books might be far and in between sometimes, there are some great books out there if you really look.

Jackie, Silver Bullet or Cycle of the Werewolf is one of the few Stephen King books I've read. I thought it was very good. And I got an illustrated version which was awesome because later on I got the book signed by the artist. One of these days I need to track King down and get him to sign it too.

Pam, I admit I was ticked off at Bowen in the beginning of the book because of all the rotten things he did. I know why he did them but I was upset at his poor sportsmanship. But he came around in the end and I adore him now.

Crystal, Lycan Lore by Shannon Leigh? I haven't heard of that one so I'll have to look it up. Thanks for the recommendation!

10/11/2008 1:40 PM  
Blogger TerriRainer said...

Nina Bangs always seems to have a were-something or other in her books, and I like the way Stephenie Meyer explained werewolves in her Twilight series.

:) Terri

10/11/2008 8:31 PM  
Blogger LadyVampire2u said...

TerriRainer, Still havent read Twilight here yet. Thats soon though. And I love Nina Bangs as I said. She has great characters in her books but I have to admit to liking her vampires better then her shifters in her books for some reason.

10/12/2008 3:39 AM  

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