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Feral Things (by Erin Cole)


Author: Erin Cole
Cover Artist: Dawné Dominique
Length: Novella
Genre/s: Horror/Thriller
Violence: 3
Heat: 2

eBook: 9781629291796

Print: 9781629291802

SKU: 9781629291796 Categories: , , , , , ,


Terror has claws and sharp teeth, but horror breeds in loathsome minds.

A monster possesses Jamie Fisher, one with claws and sharp teeth. After waking in the Nevada desert, not sure of who she is or how she got there, her key to survival lies in traveling with a dangerous guy named, Ray. A trust develops as they both flee across the state, running from Ray’s own troubled past and blindly heading into Jamie’s.

Ray will have to face new monsters, and Jamie will have to embrace her own if she wants to save Ray and herself. It is a bloody mess…and only the feral will survive.

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5 Responses to Feral Things (by Erin Cole)


    Feral, fabulous and fierce

    Feral Things gripped me from start to finish. Erin Cole has injected fresh new blood, no pun intended, added a scientific lattice and squeezed in a spiritual underpinning to build a werewolf-like creature that’s better, stronger and sexier than I’ve ever encountered (literary-wise, I mean). With crisp writing, a plot that zooms along and characters about whom I quickly came to care (and a few I hated), from the first to the last page, Feral Things is a scary delight.

    Feral Things presents the heroine’s journey, escaping those who would do her harm, discovering her true sense of self and stumbling toward love during an unexpected road trip in the Pacific Northwest. True to form, Cole commits to the attributes of the horror genre; she is all-in, creating tension with the classic techniques of the genre—anchoring the unbelievable in familiar everyday details of life and survival, and imbuing the unreal with archetypal meaning such that the impossible becomes horrifyingly real. Loved the dog sequences.

    Highly recommended; the perfect length for a weekend read. ~ Pumpjack, Amazon Reviewer


    Mystery Tied with a Black Ribbon

    An injured young woman walks down a desert road. She doesn’t know who she is, where she is or why there’s a silver collar around her neck. All she knows is that she must escape from someone, or something. She hitches a ride with a mysterious stranger who isn’t what he seems. Slowly, the memories return and she discovers she is far from a helpless victim escaping the clutches of a monster.

    Perhaps, she, herself, is the very monster she wishes to escape.

    Erin Cole winds the story up like a jack-in-the-box, only you don’t know who or what will be jumping out when the music stops. ~ Mav Skye, Amazon Reviewer


    Where there’s a were in there, as it were.

    There’s something about Erin Cole’s writing that immediately transports you into the world she’s creating. There are lush descriptions, and well drawn characters, but it’s even down to the word choices and phrasing that demand the reader let themselves follow the flow of the book. Once on the ride, it becomes clear that the story we are to be told is a good one.

    Our main characters are a werewolf with an identity crisis, and a mysterious stranger that has problems of his own. Together they make for a pairing that is never out of trouble for long.

    There are some nice light touches throughout, such as the “way with dogs” that werewolves are wont to have, and Jamie herself is likeable enough.

    If there’s anything that could be recommended to improve this novella, it would be to wish it were a little longer, as the book’s final act seems a bit rushed.

    All in all a worthwhile read! ~ Callinout, Amazon Reviewer


    She’s Coming for You

    Cole is a master at turning tropes upside down, and in Feral Things, she takes the overdone werewolf tale head-on. Whatever the Twilight series might have ruined, Feral Things restores.

    This is a gritty, violent tale with a satisfying finish, and the addition of the mysterious spirit Naja added a unique element. I could see Rodriguez adapting this novella for the screen, but he’d have to find a strong, kick-ass actress to play Jamie. There are no squeaky-clean characters in this story, which I liked, and by the time we get to the final bloodbath, I was so invested in Jamie and Ray, I couldn’t stop reading to find out if they survived. Expect the unexpected in Feral Things. You won’t be disappointed. ~ H.G. Estok, Amazon Reviewer


    Great Book

    This is a great book. If you’re looking for excitement, suspense and to be taken away completely to another world, then this is the book to read. It’s unique and a page turner. ~ Amazon Customer/Reviewer

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