Ever googled the term "werewolf fiction"? I did some time ago and I found a couple of things. One, that the vast majority are nothing but Harlequin Romances that follow roughly a couple formulas. Woman threatened by a werewolf or woman falling for a dark and mysterious stranger with a secret. The rest are filled full moons and silver bullets (thank you Curt Sidomac) or are filled with teen angst. In short, werewolves have been pretty much neutered.
I'm not saying none of the above doesn't have its place. There is obviously a market for it. The problem is as I see it, it's dominating that market and is choking out any would be author that doesn't follow those formulas. The things I've written have been turned down by prospective agents and after that google search I got a fairly good idea as to why. I bear no ill will towards the agents that sent me rejections to my querries. They can only take on books they are confident that will sell espically with the way the economy is. But I will admit it is more than a little frustrating. I only hope the climate changes in the near future.
Post by Wolf Hood fan on Nov 19, 2010 23:14:30 GMT -6
I really like the book Wolf Hood by Darlene Berger. It's a fun short read. No long drawn out fang gibberish (unless u like that) it's short and sweet plus I can really relate to the story "The Retreat". the main character acts just like my stupid ex boyfriend. i won't tell u what happens to his dumb butt. But like i said I really like this book.