Title: Wolf Bound
Author: Theo Fenraven
Publisher: Voodoo Lily Press
Genre: M/M, Paranormal, Shifter
Published: May 25th 2014
Pages/Word Count: 136 Pages
Rating: 4.0 Stars
A year after suffering a disastrous end to his relationship with his partner, teacher Jon Anderson trades his apartment in the city for a lake house in the country. Told there is an author living nearby, Jon, who dreams of being a writer, goes in search of him and finds the attractive older man in a small, rustic cabin on a tiny island on a neighboring lake. Harrison Kalmes shows Jon around, but makes it clear he’d rather be left alone. Jon respects that wish until the night he and his friend, Suzie, drink a little too much scotch and impulsively decide to visit the island.
What happens then is the start of an incredible journey that will eventually take Jon all the way to mysterious and seductive Transylvania in Romania, where he searches for the answers that will save someone’s life while setting him on the road to rediscovering his own.
Beware the woods. Transylvania isn’t only about vampires.
I have read some of Theo Fenravens free reads on his blog and enjoyed them. When Wolf Bound was released, I was intrigued but hesitant. Of the paranormal sub-genres, shifters are not ones I gravitate to. I decided to read it because of the good experience I had with his other stories.
I was not disappointed.
Jon and Harrison are wonderful characters. Both have suffered traumatic experiences in their lives, although of very different types. Harrison is a writer and Jon aspires to become one. When Jon finds out that Harrison is his neighbor, he decides to introduce himself. Harrison is pleasant, but he makes it clear he prefers to be left alone. When events occur that bring Jon back to Harrison’s home, Jon discovers that things may not be as they seem with Harrison.
This is a short story and I don’t want to give anything away. I Can say I love the way the author built his shifter mythology. It was refreshing. The author’s style is crisp and uncluttered while still being beautifully vivid and laced with humor. I was happily caught up in seeing where the author would take the characters.
4 Stars – Very enjoyable read, would recommend to a friend.