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I live on the ocean, write women's fiction, love to read so much that it's an addiction rather than a hobby (I read an average of a book a day). I live on the wet west coast so it's a good thing that I like to walk in the rain.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Witchy Chicks - Hex & The Single Were-Monster - Terese Ramin


The real title of this novella (and this will tell you a whole bunch about Terese Ramin) is:


Hex & The Single (Weird) Were-Monster

or

How Janice Got That Way


Got it? If not, let me just run by you a couple of the chapter titles:

TO BEGIN WITH...
In which things that shouldn't happen to anybody, happen.

A BITCH WITH A GLITCH
In which a lovely afternoon of lost virginity and beach sex goes wrong. Very, very wrong.

Got it now? Oh, come on, of course you do. Terese Ramin is funny, more than a bit unusual, and definitely smarter than the average bear. And Precious Child, aka Janice, aka Causes Trouble, is all those things and more.

This novella is part of a book called Sex on the Beach. Terese is joined by Sydney Somers, Betty Hanawa and Beverly Rae. The other novellas are entertaining, but I LOVE Janice and the setting for her story, poetically called Brokenoggin Falls in the land of Up North.

Janice grows up in a neighborhood containing gods and goddesses, coyotes, lonely Norwegian bachelors, Jesuits, wolves and werewolves, French-Canadian trappers, lumberjacks and Wendigos, to mention only a few. And as the story begins, the smartest deity Up North gets bored and decides to teach everyone that he has a sense of humor where sex, souls and shapeshifting are concerned.

This, in a very convoluted way, leads to Precious Child, whose very complicated life leads to her having many names including Causes Trouble and, finally, the name she sort of chooses for herself, Janice.

The title to this novella tells you exactly what it's about - how Janice got that way. I'm not going to tell you what that way, it's all part of the fun of reading this novella. After you download it from Triskelion (www.triskelionpublishing.com) I'd recommend that you pour yourself a glass of wine before you start reading, but be careful (or drink white instead of red) because you're likely to laugh hard enough to spew the wine all over your white blouse or tablecloth. And another thing. You'll probably not want to read this on the subway or when your kids are in the same room.

Have fun.

Kate

9 comments:

LadyVampire2u said...

I have to admit that although Terese Ramin is a new author to me, I really am curious about this book and to read her work. This kind of paranormal story is exactly the type I like. And the warning...well if someone warns about a book the way you just did, it simply compels a person to read it!

Theresa N. said...

I'm hooked anyone who grows up in that neighborhood has to be interesting.

CrystalG said...

I love the title.

Estella said...

Teresa is a new author to me. Great title!

Jeanette J said...

Great chapter titles

Teresa said...

The title peaks my interest. I'm always looking for a new author to read. Sounds like fun!

RubyD said...

Definitely my kind of story....

JUDY said...

you sure have got my attention on this book and Therese Ramin. i will have to pick this up and read it. I do not know much about Terese, but I can't wait to read it.

ChristyJan said...

I'm interested just from the title - here's another book to add to my shopping list.