So What’s this Book About?

“KEPT ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. GETS YOUR PULSE POUNDING.” —Author and award winning investigative journalist, Victor Malarek

Using a fun, explosive style, full of new slang and fresh dialogue, WHEREWOLVES is the story of a group of high school seniors, most “military brats”, who are headed for an army-type survival weekend.

“5 stars. It reminded me a bit of Lord of the Flies versus Silver Bullet but only way cooler.” —Jennifer Elizabeth Hyndman http://www.amazon.com/WHEREWOLVES-ebook/dp/B00BHIPYQY

“Chillingly terrifying.” —kacunnin http://www.amazon.com/WHEREWOLVES-ebook/dp/B00BHIPYQY

The underdogs, Jeffrey and Doris, do not want to go as they fear for their safety among the disdain and cruelty of the popular students. Sergeant Tim O’Sullivan, their teacher, as well as their dysfunctional parents pressure them into going, but it is an unforgivable act by their peers that propels the pair to go. Likewise, Elie, a student resented because of his Arab roots, is even more determined to prove himself this weekend. In the background, a news report cautions of a wanted couple with alleged super-human strength supposedly brought on by a new drug on the streets.

In the woods, the students hike, hunt, camp, and soon act in unity as the forest brings them closer together. But does it? O’Sullivan leaves them alone for the night. The students bond, chant, tell campfire tales, and quickly lose their fears and inhibitions. HOO-AH! Though sexual tensions are high, it soon turns to violence and everything quickly turns sour.

When the kids start disappearing one after the other, the remaining begin to unwittingly “act like the natives” carving spears, ready to face whatever is out there. What has gotten into them?

Amid blood-curdling growls and gruesome deaths, the story’s underlying layers are revealed. We see how misconceptions, prejudice, greed, fear, and hatred bring out the worst and best in us.

What is out there? Can it really be werewolves?

“This is one horror novel that will have you thinking long after you’ve finished reading.” —kacunnin http://www.amazon.com/WHEREWOLVES-ebook/dp/B00BHIPYQY

“I had to hold my breath, and read faster to keep up with the pace of this thrilling, yet very believable horror story!” —Bren rated it 5 of 5 stars  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17540116-wherewolves

“The dialogue between the kids is very believable and not stiff at all. You feel like you are right there with them.” —Voracious Reader http://www.amazon.com/WHEREWOLVES-ebook/dp/B00BHIPYQY

Based on the screenplay, WHEREWOLVES, by John Vamvas and Olga Montes

“SPARKLING DIALOGUE…THE WRITING IS SENSATIONAL.” —Emmy and Peabody Award winning writer, William Mastrosimone

88 thoughts on “So What’s this Book About?

  1. A provocative and chilling reminder of man’s latent inhumanity to his own species.
    The writing style is contemporary and humane with coruscating use of idiom and slang beloved of all affinity groups who set out to explore their own culture – but when interwoven with humour and panache creates it’s own compelling, urgent momentum.
    A well written and enjoyable read – deserves 5 star status.

  2. Love your style. I really enjoy the interjectory comments in italics. Makes the read more casual and yet more intense. Can’t wait to read the whole thing–and I don’t normally do werewolves!

  3. Lookinhg forward to reading this when done my own novel,however; by the sounds of it looking more forward to it becoming a movie!! Or even playstation game,many routes to take with this write my friend. Networking it a bit for you.All the best of luck and lotsa readers to you! X

    • Thank you so much for your support, Tanya! When the screenplay was first optioned, there was talk of turning it into a game too… Perhaps sometime in the near future (fingers crossed). Again, thank you for networking. It is very much appreciated. All the best to you and please do keep us abreast of your own writing efforts. Best regards, John and Olga :)

  4. I’ve always liked stories that include strange unheard-of-drugs with magical properties, including Brave New World and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This idea seems very interesting and the characters appear to be very strong. Plus, there are some well-developed conflicts embedded inside the plot.

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