“Twelve grisly new tales of fur and fury in this brand new anthology of werewolf stories. Liam Hogan’s The Mortsafe, full of gothic darkness, Holly Rae Garcia’s Werewolf’s Lament (because werewolves have feelings too), Chris Muscato’s Howling on the Moon. Werewolves in space – and right in the place where it all happens for them. Full moon all the time – kill or cure, right? Then M.T Johnson’s Ivanwolf tells a very human story of some decidedly inhuman happenings. Holly Barratt’s Rabbit Ears in the Laundry helps us face up to some of the more troublesome consequences of living with a werewolf, but the mood swiftly darkens with the tense suspense of Eric Nash’s unsettling Rewilding. Laura Garrity’s The Lodger explores what happens when the new guy in the spare bedroom suddenly has more fur than a landlady has a right to expect, followed by a tale of doomed love – The Wolf is Always at Your Door by E.J Sidle, and C. H. Knyght’s To Prey which (spoiler) is nothing to do with going to church. Then a pause with the quirky Walking Dog by David J Rank before settling into a fine lupine love story – Adam Stemple’s Werewolf Eulogy. Then full circle with the Big L – like the opener the Mortsafe, this is a story of how to tame the curse, but with a very different outcome.” – taken from the anthology’s Amazon page.
Rewilding was written after a discussion about the reintroduction of gray wolves into Scotland. The story is based on the Beast of Barmston Drain. The Beast shot to fame when the national press reported eye witness accounts of a werewolf in the vicinity of Barmston Drain in the city of Hull in 2016. Despite a hunt, the Beast was never caught.