Thursday, February 2, 2012

Book Review: TAMED by Douglas R. Brown

Title: Tamed
Author: Douglas R. Brown
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing (January 26, 2012)
Format: PDF ARC
Source: Publisher
Genre: Dark Fantasy

Description: Werewolves are real.

And they make excellent pets.

Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters?

While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them.

Tamed is a werewolf tale with a twist from the author of the The Light of Epertase trilogy.

Review: A thrilling novel, Tamed by Douglas R. Brown had me at pet werewolves.

In the jungles of Costa Rica, the werewolf is a very real thing, and Bernard Henderson plans to cash in on this knowledge with his WereHouse, a place where werewolves are trained to be faithful pets. Yet when a werewolf pet goes rogue and attacks its owners as well two paramedics, it’s up to a team of hunters to stop them, until one learns the terrible knowledge of what a werewolf is really made of. They must race to bring the WereHouse down before they’re hunted too.

Tamed excites with its take on werewolves. These aren’t your young heartthrobs. No, they’ve become pets, can be vicious creatures, and are so much more. Brown’s style lends to a fast-paced, heart-stopping read with its staccato sentences that pack a punch. The characters are well-written and believable. As the secrets are exposed, the twists and turns will keep the reader guessing to the very end. The horror and real life collide with edge-of-your-seat tension. With its humor, a touch of romance, and lots of horror, Tamed is a suspenseful, fantastic read.

Douglas R. Brown’s Tamed does for werewolves what Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park did for dinosaurs!

Five Bookworms = I loved it!