Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blog Tour: Cry Wolf by Greta Stone...Review & Giveaways!

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Cry Wolf
Greta Stone
Publication date: March 1st 2017
Genres: Gothic, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Peter is a kitsune. Chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions—it doesn’t matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn’t seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.      
The wolf doesn’t have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as an escaped slave, if he can’t stay hidden in the shadows, he’ll have no future. When someone steals his howl, he’s drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.     
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they’re stranded together. The Underwood is a dangerous place. 
They have two choices: work together or die. 
Join Greta Stone in a dark paranormal MM romance retelling of Aesop’s fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and David P. Mannix’s classic novel, The Fox and the Hound.
Author Bio:
Greta is the unruly offspring of a tiger and a dragon. She spends most of her time reading, stalking her favorite musicians, and harassing other authors with pranks.
Underwood District Series (MM Romance/UF)
Cry Wolf - Book 1
Cry Wolf: Mating Season - Book 1.5   
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Title: Cry Wolf
Author: Greta Stone
Format: Digital ARC
Source: Blog Tour

With a fascinating world filled with kitsunes, werewolves, fey, shifters, demons and more as well as some slow-building, steamy romance, Cry Wolf is unlike any fairytale or fable I've read, yet it contains elements from many of them.  Greta Stone has twisted these stories around in interesting ways creating intriguing characters along with a fun, sexy, romantic MM story.

When the story opens we are introduced to Peter, a kitsune or rather a wild fox demon, along with many other magical beings living in a fascinating world. Peter has a hard time avoiding trouble and soon finds himself in the middle of a fight with mercenaries searching for a rogue werewolf.  Shortly after this altercation, Peter is looking for a goblin when he finds himself stranded in the Underwood with an amnesiac wolf shifter from his past named Luca...who just happens to be the "monster" everyone fears and seeks. 

Neither trusts the other, but in order to survive the Underwood and the danger that follows them, they must learn to work together. Gradually they begin to open up to each other and eventually explore their attraction to one another in some very steamy ways.  The chemistry between them is practically palpable from the start and I enjoyed their slow journey to love (even if I kinda, sorta grew a bit impatient with just how slow of a journey it was, at times).

I have to be honest and say that at first, I wasn't sure I was going to like this book despite how eager I was to read it after reading the blurb. There are so many characters and creatures introduced in the first few pages plus so much happening, I worried I wouldn't be able to keep things straight.  This is definitely an intricate world filled with many different species each with different backgrounds and abilities, so I was a little overwhelmed at first.  But as I continued to read, the story began moving at a slightly slower pace with new and unexpected revelations with each page.  As the story of Peter and Luca and their relationship unfolded, I became more intrigued and truly began to enjoy myself and this whimsical world and its varied characters. 

Cry Wolf is a story filled with the unexpected from the characters and their personalities to the action-packed story itself.  Peter and Luca make an interesting pair and I enjoyed their interactions.  They battled each other even as they gradually began to develop a relationship.  Peter is such a fun, character with a feisty spirit and I couldn't wait to see what he'd do or say next.  Luca is more serious, but no less interesting or intelligent and I adored them both.  Nothing ever goes simply for Peter and it was interesting to see how this little whirlwind of a being affects Luca and the virtual solitude he has become accustomed to as they reluctantly work together and struggle to ignore their growing attraction.

In addition to the main characters, I also enjoyed the secondary characters and creatures that make an appearance including Granny (who runs an orphanage for young creatures in a shoe), Hermes (a flea demon), the Rain Man, and more. And there are definitely quite a few secondary characters who make some brief appearances, but Greta Stone gives each character a distinct personality making them unique and fun characters that I could easily imagine.  With each new character, I longed to know more about them and wondered what their story would be...and many of them did share their stories with Luca and Peter.

It is easy to see the influence that other fairy tales, fables, and stories have had on the author and the world she has created, but it all still feels fresh and new.  But while it is a fun and fanciful tale, it is not without its darkness.  There is some violencand also many dangerous situations throughout. The sex scenes also have a roughness or slightly BDSM feel.  Cry Wolf is definitely not a children's fairy tale or book (although if you've ever read some of the original Grimm's Fairy Tales, they can be pretty dark).  Anyway, if you're thinking about reading this book, prepare yourself for magic, murder, mayhem, along with some romance in a world where anything is possible.

So, after a bit of a rough start, Cry Wolf turned out to be an entertaining story filled with a variety of characters in a world that I can't wait to read more about. 

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
eBook giveaways: The first 5 people to comment on ANY tour post (given on each day) will automatically win a free e-book copy of Cry Wolf. Greta will keep tally and submit prizes at the end of each tour day.

Take a trip to New Gotham!
A paid vacation to New Gotham is an expensive affair. I found a witch who specializes in crafting gatestones. These magical pendants are used for traveling between dimensions. The bauble offered as a contest prize should take the winner to Avaline’s Trees. Keep in mind, gatestones are touchy things. It might not do anything at all. Or you might up in oblivion. Good luck with that. We’ll read about it in the papers, no doubt.

Elderstone Keys – What’s the big deal?
There is a house in New Gotham that is rumored to be haunted. No one has lived in it since the Great Depression, and no one can recall what its last occupants looked like, what they did for a living or where they went. Only one is fated to enter and learn its secrets. Anytime I host a contest, I give away keys to Elderstone. The person who collects ten of them is fated to own the house. Among their keys, they’ll have the mystical key that opens the door. (More information)



  1. Thank you so much for reading Cry Wolf. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book.

  2. Great review, Jennifer! This sounds like a fun and entertaining read overall! :)