"A werewolf romantic suspense with Native American spiritualism"
Tala Soaringbird is the "Chosen One", a Native American
Hunter whose destiny includes destroying werewolves who
threaten the tribe. She saves Jason Donavon from a
werewolf attack and recognizes a debt she owes him.
Although it is against tribal rules, she brings him home
with hopes to train him to resist the call of the moon.
While she teaches Jason how to control the inner wolf, she
finds her feelings are soon out-of-control. To remain
the "Chosen One" she must remain pure, but her heart and
body do not agree with her destiny.
In Canada 3 years ago, Jason and his brother Rick were
bitten by a werewolf. He has been searching for the
creature he must kill if he and his brother are to regain
normal lives. He has no time for love; so he must resist
this attraction to Tala. He will not steal her powers and
her heart, but will love change their destiny?
Ms. Thompson explores various social, spiritual and
emotional attractions in this developing relationship.
Well-written scenes of their growing intimacy add intensity
to the other aspects of the story. Jason makes jokes that
she cannot understand; Tala's spiritualism and tribal
dedication are things he cannot understand; the alpha-male
conflict between her brother and Jason are a frustration to
Tala as a woman. The danger from the moon, tribe and
werewolves bring the imminence of their problems for a tale
you won't want to put down.
In this sequel to MIDNIGHT SERENADE (in AFTER TWILIGHT
anthology), we meet Rick's brother, Jason and gain a fuller
account of the werewolf and those who battle evil. You
need not read Rick's story first, but after reading CALL OF
THE MOON you will wish the complete tale. There are also
several references to Tala's sister which I hope mean there
is another story to expand on the secret tribe and a return
to those we meet in these stories.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted December 2, 2002