Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Pack by Jason Starr

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's "Waiting On" Wednesday selection is:

By Jason Starr
Publish Date: June 7, 2011 by Ace Hardcover

When Simon Burns is fired from his job without warning, he takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son.  But his reluctance pushes his already strained marriage to the limit.  In the nestled playgrounds of the Upper West Side, Simon harbors a simmering rage at his boss's betrayal.  Things take a turn when he meets a tight-knit trio of dads at the playground.  They are different from other men Simon has met, stronger and more confident, more at ease with the darker side of life- and soon Simon is lured into their mix.  But after a guys' night out gets frighteningly out of hand, Simon feels himself sliding into a new nightmarish reality.  As he experiences disturbing changes in his body and his perceptions, he starts to suspect that when the guys welcomed him to their "pack," they were talking about much more than male bonding.  And as he falls prey to his basest instincts, Simon must accept that werewolves exist if he is to turn the tides of his fortune...

This sounds like a great supernatural thriller, and it's so rare that I read books from a male point of view.  I'm curious to know how Starr will portray the werewolf mythology in his novel and also to see what Jason will do to turn his fortune around.  Since I haven't read any of Starr's novels before, I think I'll wait until my library obtains it for the collection. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? ^_^

Special Side Dish: Be sure to check out the Giveaway at Books Beside My Bed!


  1. Oh, this sounds intriguing...and, for once, a story of this type that's not about teenagers! LOL

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  2. Cool book! Although I thought you didn't like werewolf books ;) Congrats on being mentioned in Maria V Snyders blog! There is nothing like it!

  3. Hmmm, that's a new angle. Had actually heard about this already, but thanks for the info! ^_^

    Lupines and Lunatics

  4. I've never seen this book before. It sounds interesting!

    I don't read a whole lot of books from a male point of view either, but this one sounds intriguing.

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  5. Oh, and thanks for the heads up about the contest! Awesome!!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  6. Interesting pick! I haven't heard of it but it's about werewolves so I'm adding it to the list! Also, I have to second your sentiment about being curious to see a male author's approach. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads
    Here's my WOW.

  7. @ Laurel-Rain Snow: I know, right? It's nice to see it from an adult perspective. :)

    @ Karen: No, I don't, that's why I don't have 4 blogs on my bloglist that are specifically geared towards the supernatural. ;) And thanks!

    @ LupLun: It seems like a book right up your alley, too. ;)

    @ Jennifer A: It seems rare to find that, but maybe it's just in the books we're reading? lol And you're welcome, good luck in the giveaway! :D

    @ Carmel: Yay werewolves! They're really trying to match up with all of the vampire literature out there. :)

    Thank you all for stopping by! ^_^


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