The War of the Werewolves


What Stephenie Meyer did with vampires, Katella Stegmann did with werewolves.

war of the werewolvesBack cover blurb:  If you knew you would die tomorrow how would you live today?

Everyone has a destiny, a purpose for being. So when evil threatens to rise up and reign, high school student Cassie Hill and her close-knit community of friends must defend their world from falling into darkness. In the fourth and final installment of “The Barking Mad Tale of a Teenage Werewolf” series the Lupos’ journey comes to a close with a war of epic proportions as the pack meets their destiny.

With a missing leader, a spike in disappearances, and the uprising of a sadistic power-hungry government the Lupos and their allies have a lot to contend with, and the stakes have never been higher. The fate of everyone they hold dear depends on them. Outnumbered and overpowered, they are forced to team up with their former enemies to better the world.

Growing up isn’t easy. It is painful, beautiful, and confusing. It means sacrifice, heartache, and accepting the inevitable. Life changes in a heartbeat. Children become adults as they prepare to fight the battle of their lives. As war wages on the Lupos grow closer while they deal with stress, love, and other bumpy obstacles thrown in their path. Along the way they learn that sometimes you trust those you should not trust, you grow to hate those you have loved, and every now and then you learn to love those you have hated.

With death nipping at their heels all they can do is live their lives a day at a time. Their fates have been building to this battle. Good and evil are going to have it out, and they know that not everyone will survive. Who will be left standing? Who will emerge victorious in the end?

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The War of the Werewolves is the fourth novel in Stegmann’s The Barking Mad Tale of a Teenage Werewolf series.  The others are listed below and are definitely a great read (click on the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads description)..

   

Who exactly is Katella Stegmann?

Katella StegmannMy name is Katella Stegmann. I’m a twenty-seven-year old (soon to be twenty-eight-year old) dreamer with a soft heart, a big mouth, and the attention span of a Labrador Retriever puppy. I write all the time. For school, for fun, for work. I write for me, I write to entertain others, and I write just because I can. When I get the urge, nothing can stop my heart and soul from pouring out on to paper. I don’t know life without writing. I was dreaming up stories from inside my mother’s uterus. I was one of those kids that was always getting into some kind of trouble. The only thing that kept me grounded was writing. In one of those corny cliché ways, it saved my life. It is self-healing and freeing…and I love it. The moment I was able to grip my crayons I started painting pictures with words…and I haven’t stopped since. It’s part of who I am. It’s etched into my soul (along with my love for bacon and chocolate).

My series, The Barking Mad Tale of a Teenage Werewolf came to me when I was a bored sixteen-year-old goofing off in my high school classes. While other students my age were taking notes and participating in lectures, I was the weirdo with my head in the clouds, coming up with something magical. I was sixteen, and I believed in anything. A little over ten years later, and I still believe in anything. You can do anything you set your mind to. I’m a believer in dreams. That’s who I am.

(Blog host note:  that sweet pooch in the pic is Wyatt, Katella’s shadow.  What a love, right??? :-))

Now that you’ve seen the books, met the author and her four-footed baby, head on over to Amazon or B & N and pick up a copy of all of them for your library.  You’re going to love them!
An American Werewolf in Idaho:

Paperback         Kindle          Nook

A Tale of Two Shih Tzus
Paperback         Kindle        Nook
The Labrador of the Rings
Paperback        Kindle         Nook
The War of the Werewolves
Paperback        Kindle         Nook

Eternal Blog Tour Featuring author J.A. Belfield



Hi everyone!  I have a fantastic surprise today.  Author J.A. Belfield is here to talk werewolves, romance and hot guys.

In case you don’t know, Julie is the author of the oh so popular Holloway Pack series.  Her prequel, Eternal, just released July 1, 2012 and the next novel in the series, Blue Moon, releases December 1, 2012. If you love Urban Fantasy stories about werewolves, you have GOT to read these books. They are sizzling hot, enticing, sexy, fun and chocked full of very, very hot males. (Ethan, Ethan, my heart be still). If you aren’t familiar with this series, head over to J. Taylor Publishing or your bookstore of choice and buy them up. You won’t regret it.

And now, with no further ado, I give you J.A. Belfield!

Pack Life or Pack up and Go?

I get asked a lot of questions about what inspires me, what makes me choose paranormal romance/urban fantasy, what the fudge made me decide to write about werewolves.

The first is the hardest to answer.

The second simply because of the escapism it offers.

The third … well, in all honesty, werewolves, and how my mind views them, fascinate me. More than just werewolves, though, provide that fascination. It’s more about the appeal, the trials and tribulations of leading a Pack life.

As a male, living amongst males who are bonded to you through more than brotherhood, more than friendships, more than blood even, would have to be pretty much like constantly feeling as though you are ‘home’.

As a female? The only female? Living amongst males all bigger, stronger, and naturally more dominating than you?

Yeah, doesn’t sound that appealing when put like that, eh?

But give me a moment and I’ll state my case. Read on …

–          Emotional meltdowns aside, you’d never have to explain your behaviour, however off the wall it might seem to the human eye. As someone prone to random and spasmodic slips into my totally whacky self—you know, that little corner of your personality that’s seriously unhinged and so only your very nearest and dearest and most trusted folk get to see …? I could totally see the appeal of never ever for one minute having to put up a front or having to be sensible just because it’s expected of you or worrying that you just might be the weirdest person in the room …

–          Security. If you’re a werewolf in a pack, or mated to a werewolf who’s in a pack, you’re pretty much guaranteed unwavering and unquestionable protection. These guys would go to the ends of the earth to protect each other. Which means they would always go to the ends of the earth to protect you.

–          Special treatment. Hey, what’d you expect? We’re female. And even if human blokes haven’t all figured it out yet, we are all worthy and entitled to being treated as special. Werewolf males aren’t human males. *smile* They’ve figured it out.

–          Being the smallest CAN be all that. Yeah, yeah, I know I kinda weaved this into the why it might not sound appealing but gimme a second and I’ll explain my reasoning with a list:

1) I LOVE bear hugs. I get them off my brother EVERY time I see him. He’s a foot taller than I am (and I’m 5’7), and he’s broader than I am (I’m no skinny bean when it comes to my linebacker shoulders), but when he gives me a brother cuddle the dude makes me feel delicate and dainty and (dare I say it) feminine.

2) The teasing. What’d’you mean that doesn’t sound like fun? It IS fun. To be teased in the most affectionate way because of a bonded love is the best kind of teasing in the world. Sure, it’d no doubt ‘P’ you off occasionally. But people on the street ‘P’ folk off all the while. Strangers. Better to get riled by those you love enough to make up with—those who will then help you to laugh it off—those who will be sporty when you catch ‘em unawares because the fact you’re smaller means you have to be smarter in your revenge, which means the dudes never ever see it coming … *cough*

3) Manipulate them into certain positioning on hot sunny days, and your drinks may never need heat protection from the sun again—because huddling behind one of those guys is like being cast into shadow by an eclipse.

4) Like to shop? Convince one of the Pack to accompany you, and darling, you’d never have to carry your own bags again. 😉

–          Whilst there are many more reasons I could list, I figured now’s probably the time to play my wild card: Werewolf males aren’t shy; they aren’t insecure about how they look; and they are all seriously on the buff side.

They also have a tendency to be naked … A LOT.

So … did I convince you at all? Pack life … or pack up and go?

An unmarried woman living in a house of men breeds hearsay and lore. If only the villagers knew the truth.
It’s not Jem Stonehouse’s marital status that brings unwanted strangers to town. Rather, it’s that she is the only female werewolf in existence — a prize to any pack.

Sean Holloway, the love of Jem’s life, has gone to great lengths to protect her. As a new attack becomes imminent, Sean realizes he must take greater measures with Jem’s safety or risk losing her forever.

His first task must be to marry her, but a force greater than the largest werewolf stands in his way.

Her mother.

Links to Julie:

http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/14
http://www.jabelfield.com/
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