Women of the Otherworld Series #1

Elena Michaels is one of a kind; she is the only female werewolf. As such she is a highly sought after individual. Elena is sick of being a werewolf, so she has placed herself in a human role, working a normal job, living with a human man whom she loves and she just tries to ignore the fact that every so often she has to sneak out to Change into a werewolf. Elena believes that she is doing well with her new life until her Pack Alpha; Jeremy calls her back for her help with a Mutt uprising near the Pack's home.

Elena returns to her Pack home to take care of the Mutt uprising. There she meets up with Clayton, Clay is Jeremy's foster son and protector, he is also the werewolf that bit Elena and condemned her to a werewolf's life. Elena is still upset with Clay concerning what he did to her and she is trying to fight her feelings for him. As Elena quickly falls back into Pack life she separates her human life and her werewolf life.

The Pack quickly realizes that greed and revenge are two of the main reason for the uprising. During the fighting, Pack members are killed and taken hostage and Elena takes matters into her own hands and paws to keep her Pack safe. As the only female werewolf Elena is one of the things that the Mutts' want.

Bitten is the first book of Women of the Otherworld. I enjoyed this book a lot and was drawn into the world that Ms. Armstrong has made. The characters are wonderfully written and the book draws one in, while the steamy scenes between Clay and Elena definitely raise the room temperature. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Bitten was a wonderful read and it will be joining my "keep" pile.

Book Blurb for Bitten

An addictive, deeply enjoyable thrill ride on the frontier of the feral and feminine...a debut novel of astonishing imaginative power from the future queen of suspense. Elena Michaels slips out of bed, careful not to wake her boyfriend. He hates it when she disappears in the middle of the night, and can't understand why any normal woman would crave the small hours of the morning, the dark unsafe downtown streets. But Elena's skin is tingling, the pent-up energy feels like it's about to blow her muscles apart -- she can't put it off any longer. She loves to run at the edge of the city, but she doesn't have time to get there. She has to slink into an alley, take off her clothes and hide them carefully, and make the Change. Elena's trying hard to be normal. She hates her strength, and her wildness, and her hunger for food, for sex, for running in the night, for the chase and the kill. She wants a husband, children...even a mother-in-law. Or at least that's what she tells herself. And then the inevitable happens. The Pack needs her. The Pack she loves and hates is under siege from a bunch of disreputable and ruthless mutts who are threatening to expose them all, breaking all the rules that have kept them safe. The loyalty of her nature calls her home, and into the fight, which tests just who Elena is: the wild woman or the wistful would-be human.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2007 4.50