Hidden Author:Kelley Armstrong Hiking through the snow, holiday baking and playing board games by the fire -- what's not to love about an old-fashioned family Christmas? — Werewolves Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers want to give their four-year-old twins, Kate and Logan, something their parents never had: a nice, normal holiday. No Pack responsibilities, no homicidal hal... more »f-demons or power-hungry sorcerers to deal with -- just the four of them, alone, at a chalet outside Ontario's Algonquin Park. Then a strange werewolf shows up at their door...while the town is buzzing about a young man, back from college, found half-eaten in the woods. And there's the missing little girl...
With all the signs pointing to a rogue mutt with a taste for human flesh, Elena and Clay have no choice but to investigate. But are they the hunters -- or the hunted? « less
Great short story focusing on Elena & Clay's twins. Very fast read. Leaves you wanting to read more about them, so I hope there is more coming soon! Elena struggles w/ telling the children they are werewolves & that the children may someday be werewolves too. The circumstances that arise during their vacation force her to make that decision. There are some illustrations in this book, which were not all that great - kinda like a childrens book. Not sure why they felt they needed to be included, as they really didnt add to the story. Enjoyed this story very much!
Elena and Clay take their twins to Canada to celebrate a family Christmas together. But when a local teenager is found dead, his body maul by a wolf, Elena begins to wonder if there is another werewolf in the area. Soon a mutt shows up on their doorstep, introducing himself and trying to make friends. Elena starts digging into the mutt's background. Is he a killer? Are there other missing or dead humans from this area? Juggling the Christmas holiday and their jobs isn't easy.
This is an excellent novella in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. It's so nice to go back and read about Elena and Clay. Along with their jobs of hunting down mutts that may be breaking the pack laws, parenting has become their number one priority. The twins, Kate and Logan, are now four years old and asking a lot of questions. Elena thinks it is too soon to tell the children that their parents are werewolves...and that they might someday be a werewolf too. My rating: 5 Stars.