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Tue
Oct 14 2014 2:45pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sarah Castille and Cecy Robson

Today we're thrilled to reveal two very hot covers for two very different books—but both feature rule-breakers and secrets! In Cecy Robson's most recent Weird Girls book, A Curse Unbroken, Celia Wird and Aric, her werewolf mate, are on the trail of a relic that grants limitless power, but someone is on their trail and putting Celia in danger. Meanwhile, in Sarah Castille's Beyond the Cut, the first book in the Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club series, Dawn has to stay away from danger herself, but to protect her heart than anything else when her life again become entangled with Cade “Raider” Tyson. Learn more about these great reads, and check out the super hot covers. Hint: Tattoos and kissing are involved.

[Keep reading to see the all the hot covers and learn more about the books...]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 12:30pm
Excerpt

Hero of a Highland Wolf: Exclusive Excerpt

Terry Spear

Hero of a Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

She's ready for change...

Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she's ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements-if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he's the one in charge.

But he's digging in his claws...

Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He's more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well...all the better.

Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can't escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together...or face losing it all.

Get a sneak peek of Terry Spear's Hero of a Highland Wolf (available August 5, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Between the fire, the stew, and tea, and Grant’s knees brushing against hers, Colleen was getting hot. But she wasn’t backing away from him as much as she knew she should, while she wickedly enjoyed the intimacy of their touch. Wishing in a naughty way that they could do more.

“I don’t want you to leave,” Grant said, his voice somber, his eyes dark.

He sounded so sincere that she was really taken aback. He really must have had a change of heart.

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Tue
Jul 15 2014 4:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal for Leigh Evans’s The Danger of Destiny!

Today at Heroes and Heartbreakers we're thrilled to reveal the cover for Leigh Evans's The Danger of Destiny, the latest adventure in Evans's Mystwalker series. Hedi Peacock is half Were, half Fae—and all heart, when it comes to rescuing someone very dear to her. See below to get under the cover with The Danger of Destiny!

[Your destiny is behind the curtain...or at least the cover is...]

Thu
Jul 10 2014 2:15pm

First Look: Kelly Meade’s Black Rook (July 15, 2014)

Black Rook by Kelly MeadeKelly Meade
Black Rook (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1)
InterMix / July 15, 2014 / $4.99 digital

Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.

Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her.

No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.

I am one of those people that typically has to start a series with the first book. This tends to limit my book selection, so I am always excited when I see first-in-a-series announcements. Black Rook by Kelly Meade caught my attention because Meade is a new-to-me author, and this is the first book in the series— all pluses!

[Click if you love werewolves!...]

Fri
Jun 20 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: True Blood Stars—Gif Edition!

Source: Forever Fan Girl.

All good things must come to an end—even vampires who are meant to live forever. This Sunday marks the final season of True Blood, and boy have we had fun with this series! Whether it was remembering Naked Northman (and why some of us are Team Eric), the most WTF Sex Moments of the show, or just talking about Charlaine Harris, it's been a good ride.

To say our final goodbyes, we offer this beefcake, but don't worry, we'll be recapping True Blood every Monday, so stay tuned!

And now, our final True Blood beefcake (a gif edition)!

[There's more where that came from...]

Tue
Apr 8 2014 10:19am

Bitten Season 1, Episode 13 Recap: Heads Up! It’s the Season Finale!

Elena and Clay in the Bitten Season 1 finaleWe've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for recent episodes 1x051x061x071x081x091x101x11, and 1x12.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1 finale, Episode 13, “Ready.” Enjoy!

The season finale opens with Clay in a large metal tub, Elena kneeling behind him, bathing him. Clay says he needs to get ready for what’s coming. Elena says they will be, that “they haven't moved yet.” She must be referring to the mutts. Clay laments that he's failed Elena because he “couldn't protect Philip.” Elena takes the responsibility for Philip's involvement, telling Clay he's the one who actually saved her. She admits she knows the truth about the bite now and makes him understand there should be “no more sacrifices” on his part. She takes his ring and places it back on his left hand. Clay kisses hers.

Nick and Jeremy are moving stacks of wood around in a dumbwaiter. Nick thinks it's a waste to see all of their history go up in flames because that's what the wood is for: burning anything that could reveal their secrets. Jeremy says it's for all of their safety and tells Nick where the torch should be thrown to begin the ignite process “if the battle starts to swing” the way of the mutts. Nick can't believe the mutts would even think of exposing wolf-kind but Jeremy says it's more than that; there are “secrets passed from alpha to alpha.”

[C'mon, you can tell us those secrets...]

Tue
Feb 18 2014 2:58pm

Bitten Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: Surprise!

Philip and Elena in Bitten Season 1, episode 6We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for episodes 1x011x021x031x04, and 1x05.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, episode 6, “Committed.” Enjoy!

The nighttime Toronto skyline is in full view as this episode opens. The background audio’s music combines with the sounds of kissing. Elena and Philip are in a post-coital moment, beaming like love sick teenagers. Philip comments that they haven’t left the house in two days, which Elena has absolutely no issue with. They should have been spending some of that time looking for a wedding gift for Becky; neither appears overly concerned with this. Elena says, emphatically, “I’m starving” (surprise, surprise.) Philip tells her to contact the takeout place (again!), that they have ‘their’ address on file. Elena picks up on the hint at co-habitation, which was primarily decided on by Philip because Elena had been at his place constantly since she’d gotten back to town. It’s a weak attempt, but Philip follows up with a joke about Elena “mov[ing] in by stealth.” Elena says she wouldn’t do that, based on her lack of desire to cook or clean. Philip ups the ante with an offer of a cleaning service if she’ll agree to make it a permanent arrangement. Something about the mention of this service gets Elena back ‘in the mood,’ effectively evading the serious conversation with round…whatever…of their sexcapades.

[Funny how that happens...]

Tue
Feb 11 2014 2:57pm

Bitten Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: Breaking Trust

Elena in Bitten Season 1, episode 5

We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for episodes 1x011x021x03, and 1x04.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, episode 5, “Bitten.” Enjoy!

Elena sits fidgeting with a ring—one with a wolf motif, NOT the one sitting in a box somewhere. The pack has once again convened in the Stonehaven living room to discuss what they know to date. Nick is saying how Marsten and Cain “are coming at [them] with both barrels loaded” by not only creating a band of mutt-wolves to come after them but creating them from serial killers. They’re looking through the scrapbook Elena had uncovered in the last episode and highlighting some of the gory details. Jeremy says, with real feeling, “That’s enough.”

Elena puts out the idea that Marsten and the gang can’t be far away, with the number of killings they’ve engineered around Stonehaven. She thinks maybe they’re holed up somewhere between Bear Valley and Syracuse. Elena is raring to go get them but Jeremy is more cautious. He says he’ll “send word through Logan to Daniel Santos that [he’s] willing to talk.” Nick thinks it’s a mistake because Santos lies more than anything else. Jeremy says he wants to hear him out, knowing that he wants reinstatement into the pack and, at the same time, cannot be trusted. Clay offers the information that “the last Santos to walk through [their] doors tried to kill” Jeremy.

[Trust, but verify...]

Fri
Feb 7 2014 12:40pm

First Look: Suzanne Wright’s Carnal Secrets (February 11, 2014)

Carnal Secrets by Suzanne WrightSuzanne Wright
Carnal Secrets
Montlake / February 11, 2014 / $12.95 print, $9.99 digital

Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong.

Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could never claim her—not if he truly cares for her. The degenerative brain condition he keeps secret would ultimately leave her with a burden rather than a mate. But when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. After tracking her down, he discovers Shaya’s feisty and passionate side in the process…a side he’d never seen before.

Under the menacing gazes of territorial local packs and violent human extremists, Nick vows to finally claim the spirited Shaya…and despite her initial resistance, Shaya just might find his fiery determination to be the ultimate aphrodisiac.

The third book in Suzanne Wright’s Phoenix Pack series tells the story of Shaya running from the mate claim of brooding alpha, Nick Axton. Shayla is the best friend of the heroine from Feral Sins. In Wright’s world, wolves’ true mates can be determined by something as simple as a first look and such is the case between Nick and Shaya. Once Nick rejects the claim, however, Shaya puts herself out of sight, but not out of mind for Nick.

[Go get her back, Nick...]

Thu
Feb 6 2014 2:15pm
Excerpt

The Problem with Promises: Exclusive Excerpt

Leigh Evans

NEVER MAKE A PROMISE…

Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore and my gorgeous mate, tries to protect me, Hedi Peacock, half-Fae, half-were, from all the trouble I get into. The thing is, my past is pretty messy and bad guys keep knocking down my door. Witches, thug bikers, the North American Council of Weres, dark magic Fae, and even an evil wizard are all after me. The Old Mage is the only one I really care about: He has my dear twin brother captive on the other side of the Gates of Merenwyn—not cool. So my alpha love is helping me to keep my promise to free my brother…

YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP.

Unfortunately, everyone who helps me ends up in a heap of trouble too—including my Trowbridge. Now, I admit I’ve had my moments as a shivering coward, hoping he will come to my brave rescue. The whole Prince Charming thing is hard to shake. But these bad guys after me mean business and those damsel in distress days are over. You know that “last straw” metaphor? That was two straws ago. It’s now or never. Again…

Get a sneak peek at Leigh Evans's The Problem with Promises (available February 25, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt from Chapters 1 & 2.

Dinner at the Trowbridge Manse

Approximately two hours after I sent my brother to Merenwyn—Robson Trowbridge pushed away his dinner plate and knuckled his red-rimmed eyes. There wasn’t much left on the chicken carcass. The bones had been picked clean.

He ate a whole bird. On his own.

I poured another measure of maple syrup into my bowl. Not too much, just enough to coat the bottom of it. I was saving some space for the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that sat on the counter.

“You need to sleep,” I said quietly. My mate was all cheekbones and blue eyes now that he’d lopped off his dreads from hell. It made his skin look thin and taut, and only served to emphasize the blue smudges under the line of his thick black lashes.

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Tue
Feb 4 2014 10:30am

Bitten Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Family Matters

Elena and Clay in Bitten 1x05We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for episodes 1x011x02, and 1x03.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, episode 4, “Grief.” Enjoy!

The scene begins with an outside view of Stonehaven. Jeremy’s voice is heard talking about the tradition of the pack and how they’re all together to “bid farewell to one of [their] own.” He says they “were blessed to be [Pete’s] family.” Cut to a shot of a mangy looking wolf roaming past the ‘private property’ sign that is surely on the Danvers land.

Then it’s back to Elena now offering her thoughts, that “this life hasn’t always been easy for [her] but somehow Pete always knew the right thing to say to get [her] through.” Clay speaks about how Pete made everyone around him happier and adds that his “death won’t be in vain.” Again, it cuts over to the other wolf and we see the woods from its perspective. Elena says “all Pete ever wanted was to spread his love” and was killed by someone who hates the pack and what they stand for. They hear the roaming wolf howl and know that it’s taunting them now.

[Who's afraid of a big, bad wolf?...]

Fri
Jan 31 2014 10:30am

First Look: Katie Reus’s Avenger’s Heat (February 4, 2014)

Avenger's Heat by Katie ReusKatie Reus
Avenger's Heat
Signet / February 4, 2014 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital

Enforcer Erin Flynn has dedicated her life to protecting her kind. But keeping her heart safe from Noah Campbell, the smoking-hot shifter who saved her life last year, is more difficult. The deadly beauty would love to sink into his arms and become his mate, but she knows she can’t—he must never know about her dark past.

When Erin is sent to investigate the disappearances of pregnant shifters in New Orleans, Erin and Noah find themselves involved in a mystery more sinister than anyone expected. And as Erin delves further into the crimes, chilling information about her own past is revealed. The people who wanted her dead in the first place are trying to finish the job, and Noah wants nothing more than to shield her from harm. But can Erin truly trust Noah and let him see the wounded beast she’s hidden for so long?

In the fourth book of Katie Reus’s Moon Shifter series, Erin Flynn had been found by Noah Campbell and his pack severely beaten and left for dead behind a dumpster like trash. It has taken her months to heal from her injuries and even longer to learn to trust again. Erin is now part of Noah’s pack and has been working with Jayce Kazen to become an Enforcer for the North American Counsel of Lupine Shifters.

[Where will her work take her?...]

Tue
Jan 28 2014 2:15pm

Bitten Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: Hairy Questions

We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for episodes 1x01 and 1x02.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, episode 3, “Trespass.” Enjoy!

As we pan in from the tree tops, the wolf pack is standing around, still looking at the body of the boy they found on their property. Elena says “This kill is the same as the mutt from the flophouse.” Clay approaches to move the body; Elena wants to know why he’s doing this. She knows it isn’t the right thing to do but Clay says this has put a target on them.

They can hear hunters in the distance, getting closer. Jeremy says “There’s hundreds on our property” but only three show up, one with a tracking dog. Clay tries again to move the body, knowing it will bring attention to the group. Jeremy disagrees, saying it would look much worse if they tried to cover it up. And it would!

[Yup, cover ups never make the guilty party look anything but guilty...]

Tue
Jan 21 2014 1:30pm

Bitten Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Bite Back

Elena and Clay in Bitten episode 2We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). If you missed the series premiere last week, catch up here.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, episode 2, “Prodigal.” Enjoy!

The scene this week starts back at the Stonehaven gates, where Elena hesitates before proceeding through. She’s also just sniffed out Clay skulking behind the brick entryway and asks, “Are you the welcoming committee or did Jeremy finally chain you up to the front gate where you belong?” We knew there was concern on both characters’ parts about this meeting but Elena takes the lead with her insult. Will Clay bite back?

The answer is given in his actions. Clay is trying hard to be a gentleman here, despite whatever has happened between them, wanting to help Elena with her bags. He even says as much, but she wants no part of his help.

[What's the whole story here?...]

Tue
Jan 14 2014 10:30am

Bitten Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: It Starts to Get Hairy

Elena, Clay, and Philip in BittenWe've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space).

The scene opens with a trail of clothes lining the floor in a path to the bedroom. What better way is there to start a new show than to have a beautiful couple, Elena and Philip, going hot and heavy in the sheets? All too soon, though, there’s a change from heavy panting to a loud heartbeat. Then Elena's vision begins to change, and her, um, pace slows, indicating something isn't quite right. She stops abruptly to say she forgot her camera at work and has to go, promising to return soon to make things up to the quite obviously very naked, very fit Philip still in bed. In a few quick moves, she’s in the elevator, but it's moving too slowly. Her hand begins to bulge suggestively. Shaking and impatient, it’s uncertain whether she’ll make it outside in time.

She enters an alley, strips off the dress she'd just hurriedly put on moments before, and leaves them in a tidy pile in an otherwise dirty landscape. Holding back screams, her body morphs into that of a blonde-haired wolf.

[Elena, what big teeth you have!...]

Mon
Jan 13 2014 10:30am

Will You Take a Bite of the Bitten TV Show?

The cast of Bitten

 

Frankly, I can’t wait to watch Bitten, based on the first book in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Underworld series, though I am a bit wary of the overall presentation.

Going from book to television is not the easiest transition to make. Both Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files and Stephen King’s The Dome are shining examples of what happens when the vision can’t be reproduced. Both suffered from the inability to bring the magic from the books on to the screen.

This problem is especially true in urban fantasy. Fans are notorious for not being very forgiving when someone messes with the key components of their favorite books and characters. They are favorites for a reason; don't change them. Also, many authors themselves are filled with trepidation that the director and producers will veer away from the storyline in order to make the show more marketable. Take, for instance, Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series.

[What did we learn from True Blood?...]

Tue
Jan 7 2014 3:15pm

Top 5 SyFy Man-Candy Morsels for 2014: Lost Girl, Bitten, Being Human, and Helix

Greyston Holt as Clay on BittenJanuary means new beginnings, resolutions and the end of re-runs on television. Specifically, it’s the month SyFy starts bringing back many of our favorite shows. The network has found its niche of giving us edgy supernatural shows with depth, and we can’t get enough. Better yet, they’re bringing two new shows to the small screen this month that look stellar.

And while, of course, we love the strong character arcs and the clever plots on shows like Lost Girl and Being Human… well, we like the—ahem—visual stimulation, too.

We’re about to get supernaturally prurient on you. It’s time to delve into the Top 5 SyFy Man-Candy Morsels for 2014.

1. Greyston Holt as Clay on Bitten

We might be biased when it comes to Bitten. If you’re not familiar, the new SyFy show is based on the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. (Well, the first novel, also called Bitten.) The adaptation of this ass-kicking, werewolf series looks stellar from what we’ve seen.

[More sexy werewolves always wanted...]

Fri
Dec 27 2013 10:30am

First Look: Molly Harper’s How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (December 31, 2013)

How to Run with a Naked Werewolf by Molly HarperMolly Harper
How to Run with a Naked Werewolf
Pocket Books / December 31, 2013 / $7.99 print, $7.99 digital

Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger only to discover he’s really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don’t faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she’s known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham—that’s a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

The problem is—Caleb employs his lupine tracking abilities as a not quite-legal bounty hunter, and Anna is suspicious of both him and his profession. On the run from her past, with old problems closing in, she’d like to stay far, far away from anybody with connections to the law. Caleb, however, seems determined to keep her close. Are his intentions noble, or is he working a more predatory angle?

Anna’s been dreaming of returning to a semi-normal life, but now she’s experiencing a strange new urge . . . to join Caleb in running with the wolves.

Molly Harper treats us to another installment of her Naked Werewolf books with How to Run with A Naked Werewolf, the third in the series. Harper is back with her trademark snark, capable heroines and loping lupines. Literally. While Anna Moder may not think she needs rescuing, bounty hunter Caleb Graham thinks otherwise. It is in his genetic makeup after all; wolves protect the females of their pack, even if they are human.

[Chivalry's alive and well...]

Wed
Dec 11 2013 1:00pm
Excerpt

Dark Wolf: Exclusive Excerpt

Christine Feehan

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming.…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

Get a sneak peek of Christine Feehan's Dark Wolf (available January 7, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Josef emerged out of thin air directly in front of Gustoff. The leader stabbed at him, but Josef caught his wrist in a deadly grip and spun him around, so that his arm was locked around Gustoff’s throat. He was enormously strong, his grip unbreakable. He bent his head to Gustoff’s pounding pulse.

“I haven’t eaten in a while,” he whispered. “And I need blood to survive. Too bad you came along and didn’t heed my warning.”

He sank his teeth deep into that drumming beat, allowing Gustoff to feel burning pain. Fear laced his blood with adrenaline, helping to wipe out the bitter, disgusting taste of alcohol. Gustoff screamed and screamed, horrified at the vampire draining him of his life’s force.

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Thu
Oct 31 2013 2:45pm

Who Needs Shirts?: Why Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries Are So Addictive

Teen Wolf castBook crack is a well-established theme here at Heroes and Heartbreakers. We’ve talked about what makes a book cracktastic—as in OMG I can’t put it down, but I probably should. Those books that aren’t perfect, that are highly campy, the ones that have crazy plots and even more outlandish characters, and the ones we devour at maddening paces.

Turns out this doesn’t apply just to books. Oh, no! There’s a reason we include a “WTFery” category in our True Blood recaps.

I thought it was a one-time thing, but recently a friend warned me not to watch the MTV show Teen Wolf. As I’m out of the demographic for MTV, I thought it was odd she was warning me away. Turns out, she knew I’d be addicted. The first two seasons are available on Netflix, and one rainy afternoon, I decided to try an episode. A harmless curiousity would be sated, right?

Wrong.

Teen Wolf may be the most cracktastic TV show I’ve ever watched. The guys are shirtless every episode. Now, at first I worried this wouldn’t work for me. They’re young, after all. Oh, but there are dads and an adult werewolf named Derek, who mentors main character Scott on and off.

[Bring on the shirtless werewolves and vampires...]