Samhain Publishing, $3.50, ISBN 978-1-60504-528-3
Historical Romance, 2009
God, she truly was going to die. Whose brilliant idea had it been, to go hunting a legendary beast in a cursed forest, by the light of a few meager torches and a three-quarters moon?
Gee, I don’t know, Ms Dare. Why don’t you tell me?
Cecily Hale, our extraordinary heroine-turned-hunter, is in love with Luke Trent, but the man returned from the War a changed man. He’s now a weenie-king, saying cutting things to push her away even as he perversely keeps going back to her because he can’t stand seeing her being indifferent to him. I suspect that there must be a small piece of sharpnel or something stuck in his head. So, Cecily, heartbroken, joins a band of intrepid fools to look for a werestag in the nearby woods, as you can see from the short excerpt I’ve provided, and… uh… er… good lord, what have I done to deserve this?
I’m going away now.