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In shifter land, humans are most often presented as a civilizing force. Humans, unlike shifters, lack the animal part of themselves. They’re viewed as physically weaker. Less dangerous. Compared to shifters, humans seem rather tame, at least to me. Oh, you might have occasional human antagonists who are trying to eradicate shifters or evil human scientists who want to experiment on or use shifters as a weapon. Most humans are docile, though. Their nature is more gentle than that of shifters. In many stories, humans aren’t even aware shifters exist. They’re less temperamental than shifters and by and large, less ruthless.
Oh, did I ever enjoy blowing that to smithereens.
In Tame a Wild Human, humans are every bit as feral as shifters. Maybe more so. Being different creatures, they are just vicious in different ways. Shifters are predatory, hunting humans at every full moon, sure. In every sense of the words “hunting” and “predatory” too. But are they—shifters—doing that to be cruel? Or is the hunt of prey species a parameter of what shifters, as distinct creatures, are? Aren’t they just acting like the apex predators they are in this world and are we (in our real world) truly all that different? Do we feel guilty for hunting deer? Farming cows? Do we hesitate? Nope. If you’ve never learned the conditions prevalent in chicken farms, you’re probably never going to want to Google that. Even species we regard as possessing intelligence like dolphins are held in captivity and forced to perform for our entertainment, many times in horrific conditions. (I’m not giving up my steak any time soon, but save the whales, dudes, LOL.)
In Tame a Wild Human, wolves prey on humans. Humans prey on each other. Tame’s world is a dark one, very dark. But on a ferocity scale, humans hold their own against shifters. They are both wily species. They are both predatory. They both can be extraordinarily cruel. Only one species is cruel to its own, though—and it ain’t the wolves.
Title: Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal, Erotic, M/M, Romance
Length: 80 pages/Word Count: 21,000
Drugged, bound, and left as bait on the cusp of the lunar cycle, Wyatt Redding is faced with a terrifying set of no-win scenarios. Best case: he survives the coming days as a werewolf pack’s plaything and returns to the city as a second-class citizen with the mark—and protection—of the pack. Worst case: the wolves sate their lusts with Wyatt’s body, then send him home without their protection, condemning him to live out the rest of his short life as a slave to the worst of humanity’s scorn and abuse.
Wyatt’s only chance is to swallow every ounce of pride, bury his fear, and meekly comply with every wicked desire and carnal demand the wolf pack makes of him. He expects three days of sex and humiliation. What he doesn’t expect is to start enjoying it. Or to grow attached to his captor and pack Alpha, Cole.
As the lunar cycle ends, Wyatt begins to realize that the only thing to fear more than being sent home without the pack’s protection is being sent home at all.
Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing
Kari Gregg lives in the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with her Wonderful husband and three very Wild children.
When Kari’s not writing, she enjoys reading, coffee, zombie flicks, coffee, naked mud-wrestling (not really), and . . . coffee!
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