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Book Tour: Broods of Fenrir author Coral Moore on werewolves & primal urges

by davincikittieJanuary 11, 2012

Please help me welcome Broods of Fenrir author Coral Moore to GT today!

Werewolves have been part of our global storytelling since the beginning. The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Germanic tribes all had their own slightly different tales to tell. There have been hundreds of stories of men changing into wolves generated over the centuries, going back to the origins of the written word. What about these strange and often monstrous creatures has fueled so much interest? I’ve contemplated that question off and on for the two years since I started thinking about the werewolf story I wanted to tell.

As our culture has become progressively more advanced, a distance has grown between us and the world around us. Our trend toward urbanization has led to a general nostalgia for things we perceive as natural. Werewolves are almost always depicted as having an affinity with nature that we now lack. Though they are at times frightening, they appeal to something in us that longs for a bond with the earth that we no longer have.

Sometimes we forget that our predecessors were significantly less civilized than we are now. Though our recent advancement is impressive, we still suffer at from savage urges from time to time. This is another aspect of werewolves that speaks to us. Though we’ve evolved past the need for violence in everyday society (thankfully, and I hope we’ll continue to do so!) some still see it as the hallmark of a simpler time. Part of the reason werewolves are so popular is the craving to touch something primeval and as yet untamed.

For me, the most intriguing facet of wolf shifters is their duality. The sense that there are two conflicting personalities at work inside the same body imbues their inner struggles with an increased level of tension you just don’t find with a normal human. The battle with the beast within is always the most poignant and drives much of the action of any werewolf story.

In building the world of Broods of Fenrir, I harnessed all of the characteristics I’ve mentioned. My werewolves are ferocious by nature, descending from a primitive offshoot of Nordic barbarians. The more noble individuals have difficulty reconciling their barbaric tendencies with their conscience. All of this combines to make a werewolf story with a different feeling, and one I hope you’ll enjoy. I invite you to stop by and talk with me about all things werewolf on my Blog, Goodreads, or Twitter.

Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 60k words, 230ish pages
Availability: Amazon, Nook, Smashwords 

Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away.

For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.

Relevant Warnings: There is significant violence. One on-screen sex scene, though I wouldn’t describe it as particularly graphic.

About the author…

Coral Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives the tales she tells.

Prompted by a general interest in how life works, her undergraduate schooling was in biology. She follows science news and enjoys conversations about genetics and microbiology as much as those about vampires and werewolves. Coral writes speculative fiction and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing at Albertus Magnus College.

Currently she lives in Connecticut with the love of her life, who offers both encouragement and kicks in the tail when necessary. Also in residence are two mammals of the families Canidae and Felidae.

She released her first novel, Broods of Fenrir, in November 2011. Her next release, Elements of Rebellion, is due out in spring 2012.

 

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2011 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
6 Comments
  • January 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for hosting me today on Grave Tells! 🙂

  • Sophia Rose
    January 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    That was an interesting post about werewolves. They are wildly elemental and earthy.

    I appreciate the introduction to book and the author. Good luck on that Master’s Degree Coral!

    • January 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Hi Sophia!

      Yes, the earthiness of werewolves definitely heightens their appeal for me. I think some of that’s been lost recently in some paranormal stories and they’ve gotten a bit mystical as a result. I prefer them grittier myself, so that’s how I wrote them.

      And thanks for the well wishes on the degree. It’s a lot of work, but it’s definitely been worthwhile for me so far. 🙂

  • January 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks for dropping by, Coral!

  • Lexi
    January 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

    What an interesting take on werewolves! Makes me want to check out this book, thanks for the post!

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