It is great to have Naomi back on Amberkatze's Book Blog to celebrate her second book in the Urban Wolf Series!
Enjoy reading about some famous Werewolf girls and then enter the contest to win some great swag! Every entrant this week wins! So don't be shy!
Werewolf Gals by Naomi Clark
Although obviously *Ayla Hammond* is my favourite kick-ass werewolf girl, there are some other pretty awesome ones out there. In both book and film, werewolf girls are strong, brave, beautiful, and occasionally cruel. I'm sure all you guys have your own favourites, but these are mine (in no particular order):
A dark, Southern Gothic morality tale with a tough but compassionate heroine. Ivy Cole's grandma always told her that sometimes, some people just need killing, and it's a lesson Ivy has taken to heart. This is an amazing book with a unique perspective on werewolves, and I highly recommend it to fans of both werewolves and horror.
*Laura Greenacre* – Maneater by Thomas Emson
Laura definitely fits in the "cruel" category of werewolf girls. She's more animal than human and operates with a completely different moral code than the rest of the world. And she's fascinating for it. Best of all, Maneater is set in the UK – definitely a bonus for me!
*Ginger Fitzgerald *– Ginger Snaps
Moving to film now, and how can I not mention Ginger Snaps? This is the best modern werewolf film for me, drawing parallels between lycanthropy and STDs, throwing in drugs and high school tension, and all carried along beautifully by Katherine Isabelle, who turns Ginger into a compelling anti-heroine. And a bonus mention for her on-screen sister, B, who makes a damn fine werewolf in her own right in the sequel, Ginger Snaps Unleashed.
Slyvan is a total ass-kicking alpha female. She takes no prisoners and rules her pack with an iron fist. She's not always a sympathetic character, given her hard nature, but she is always exciting to read about. Action and power are probably the two best words to sum her up.
*Luna Wilder* - The Nocturne City books by Caitlin Kittredge.
Not only does Luna have the perfect werewolf name, she's a classic example of the werewolf struggle – nature v civilisation. Luna works for the police and is constantly forced to reign in her animal instincts to do her job effectively. She's also a lone wolf, a character type I have a particular fondness for (as you'll know if you've read the Urban Wolf books!).
There are so many others I could talk about:
*Kitty Norville*, *Elena Michaels*,* Vivian Gandillon*,* Sargeant Angua*...I could go on for days.
But for me, these five are the most memorable. I'd love to hear from everyone else though – are there any werewolf girls I've overlooked?
(*Urban Wolf book 2*)
Ayla Hammond is taking on Paris.
Hoping for a romantic getaway in the City of Lights with her girlfriend, Shannon, she finds a city under the dark thrall of Le Monstre.
Getting caught up in mystery and murder was the last thing Ayla and Shannon expected to find in the City of Love, but as the body count grows and tension rises between Parisian werewolves and humans they find themselves stalked by an unknown terror.
What is Le Monstre and why does it make Ayla's wolf want to turn tail and run? Can it be stopped before they become its next victims?
Naomi Clark lives in Cambridge and is a mild-mannered office worker by day,but a slightly crazed writer by night. She has a perfectly healthy obsession with giant sea creatures and a preference for vodka-based cocktails. When she's not writing, Naomi is probably either reading or watching 80s cartoon shows, and sometimes she manages to do all three at once.
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