Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf?Hey guys! We’re back with another Papercuts Podcast, this time with an actual book review. We took a look back at one of my ye-olde-pre-Twilight paranormal romance favorites, Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klaus, to see if it held up to our now old and jaded brains.
Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He’s fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would.
Vivian’s divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really—human or beast? Which tastes sweeter—blood or chocolate?
How did it fare? Find out in the podcast!
Papercuts Podcast Episode 8 – Book Review: Blood & Chocolate
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Also, gah, to regular readers, sorry about the lack of blog content lately. Second jobs and podcast obligations have been taking the lion’s share of my time. BUT! I’ve finally got a couple books in the pipeline that aren’t Papercuts-related, including a certain Marvel tie-in, so look forward to those. If, you know, that’s a thing you do. XD