Here was an interesting little find I came across while browsing the Amazon recommendations lists. This series about werewolves by Ms. Scotch is currently being re- released, but being the penny pincher that I am, I shuffled off to the trade-a-book store and found an original copy. Needless to say, it was a steamy little number…in a few senses of the term. First off, its set in the Louisiana bayou’s around New Orleans. If that isn’t enough, the main heroine is supposed to be sixteen, although the cover photo showed off a body more along the lines of a sexy twenty-five year old. Ooooweee! The basic premise is a young girl stuck between worlds, one being a social southern debutante and preacher’s (or in this case Bishop’s) daughter with a promising future and the other a call of the moon. To discover her true nature, said heroine must discover the secret of the Werewolf’s kiss. For a series beginner, the plot progression at times got a little confusing to keep up with as it darted from scene to scene to scene; character to character to character. It detailed a conglomeration of several different lives actually from their pasts up rather than just following any one single character. However, in doing so, the book also weaved together a rather interesting, if extravagant, history of the loup-garou, encompassing several different religious beliefs including Greek myth, Indian mystism, Christianity, and predominantly Voodoo. She included old lore favorites along with plausible explanations for them such as the reason for changing during full moon and why silver is so deadly. There were some historical references for the quick eye to catch as well, including a cameo appearance by a certain kinky Marquis as well as an ancient Grecian philosopher. All in all, I discovered it to be a page-turner. There were some minor disturbing aspects of it I had to swallow; mainly for me the fact that the author seems to be fairly fluent and tolerant of most religions depicted in her book, except Christianity which seems to be portrayed more with an attitude of veiled scorn. There was also the more graphic aspects of the loup-garou life style, but then that’s to be expected. Still, for those who manage to maintain that proverbial “open mind”, this is a good addition to the supernatural lover’s personal library. Cheers folks, and good reading!