Review & Giveaway: Cry Wolf by Greta Stone

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Cry Wolf
Greta Stone
Publication date: March 1st 2017
Genres: Gothic, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Peter is a kitsune. Chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions—it doesn’t matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn’t seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.
The wolf doesn’t have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as an escaped slave, if he can’t stay hidden in the shadows, he’ll have no future. When someone steals his howl, he’s drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they’re stranded together. The Underwood is a dangerous place.
They have two choices: work together or die.
Join Greta Stone in a dark paranormal MM romance retelling of Aesop’s fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and David P. Mannix’s classic novel, The Fox and the Hound.


 This story combines a lot of the old tales that I remember hearing from my childhood (The boy who cried wolf, the old lady that lived in the shoe, etc), but in re-imagined ways. This story is filled with different fairy tale & mythical creatures. I feel like it took me a little while to get into this one because there was so much going on in the beginning, but once I got invested I had a hard time putting this one down. I needed to know what was going to happen. We learn a lot about the main characters, but we don't get to really get to know them until later in the story when they start opening up more. There are some darker aspects to this one, so if you are squeamish, this may not be the story for you.

Because the main characters had been separated for so long, it took them a really long time to start trusting each other again and build back up a friendship. They didn't jump all over each other the second they met up again, which is the case with a lot of shifter romances. There was definitely attraction on both sides, but things developed slowly.

* I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. *




Author Bio:
Greta is the unruly offspring of a tiger and a dragon. She spends most of her time reading, stalking her favorite musicians, and harassing other authors with pranks.
Underwood District Series (MM Romance/UF)
Cry Wolf - Book 1
Cry Wolf: Mating Season - Book 1.5
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GIVEAWAYS!
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Take a trip to New Gotham!
A paid vacation to New Gotham is an expensive affair. I found a witch who specializes in crafting gatestones. These magical pendants are used for traveling between dimensions. The bauble offered as a contest prize should take the winner to Avaline’s Trees. Keep in mind, gatestones are touchy things. It might not do anything at all. Or you might up in oblivion. Good luck with that. We’ll read about it in the papers, no doubt.
Elderstone Keys – What’s the big deal?
There is a house in New Gotham that is rumored to be haunted. No one has lived in it since the Great Depression, and no one can recall what its last occupants looked like, what they did for a living or where they went. Only one is fated to enter and learn its secrets. Anytime I host a contest, I give away keys to Elderstone. The person who collects ten of them is fated to own the house. Among their keys, they’ll have the mystical key that opens the door. (More information)
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10 comments:

  1. Great review, Julie! This sounds like an entertaining read - and the romance actually sounds realistic which is awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was definitely really entertaining and interesting. I loved the combined tales from my childhood retold in new ways.

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    2. Thank you for reading Cry Wolf. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Incorporating our childhood fairy tales was one of my favorite aspects of writing this book, especially the Rain Man. He was my favorite!

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  2. When a romance sounds real, that is always a bonus for me. I admit, the cover puts me off but the story sounds interesting :)
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. Thank you for your interest in Cry Wolf. The cover is actually getting ready to be changed. You're entitled to a free copy of the current book or I can add you to my list of people waiting for the second edition. Email me at newgotham1@gmail.com and we'll get everything sorted. If you decide to read the book, I hope it lives up to your expectations. I had a blast writing it.

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  3. i like the mix of fairytales, that sounds interesting

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    1. Thank you for your interest in Cry Wolf. The fairy tales were a blast. At the end of the book I include of list of works that inspired me, including the original fairy tales. (Pretty long list.) You're entitled to a free copy of the current book or I can add you to my list of people waiting for the second edition. Email me at newgotham1@gmail.com and we'll get everything sorted. If you decide to read the book, I hope it lives up to your expectations. I had a blast writing it.

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  4. This sounds very interesting. I don't read a lot of re-tellings but I do enjoy darker stories. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Carole! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it!

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  5. What an interesting concept! I love retellings and this one seems so unique with what stories it draws inspiration from. And that cover is quite different and definitely draws your attention to the book.

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