Sep 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Predator by Janice Gable Bashman

Hello, were-readers! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Predator by Janice Gable Bashman! I was very interested in Predator when I first heard about it because it has one of my favorite things: werewolves. Today Janice will be telling us some crazy things related to the shapeshifters, plus I'll tell you all about the book and where you can hunt find Janice, and there's a giveaway. But first, let us pause for a moment to howl at the moon out of joy (you know you want to).

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[Beauty and the Bookshelf: Here's Janice Gable Bashman sharing what crazy things she discovered while researching werewolf lore for Predator!]

I’ve been researching werewolf lore for some time now. I researched it for my novel Predator and my non-fiction book Wanted Undead or Alive (co-written with Jonathan Maberry). Here are some of the crazy/unexpected things I discovered.

1. Not all werewolves were evil. The lore states that the Benandanti were a race of werewolves who fought against evil. Unlike most of the werewolves we encounter in pop culture, the Benandanti were the good guys. These strong and powerful creatures with the ability to shapeshift were loyal and intelligent and only killed if absolutely necessary as a means of defense. I use the Benandanti lore with a modern twist in my novel Predator.

2. Werewolves, unlike vampires, are not immortal.

3.Some believe that if a werewolf dies it comes back to life as a vampire.

4. There are three types of werewolves. The first two transform from human to werewolf, possess intellectual ability, and either walk on four legs or walk upright. The third type of werewolf is not a human who has transformed into a werewolf. This werewolf is a human possessed by a werewolf spirit.

5. People used to believe that serial killers were werewolves.

6. Peter Stump, a man who murdered many people in Germany in the 1500s, was called the Werewolf of Bedrug.

7. The army was called in to control a werewolf epidemic in southern France in the 1760s. It was believed that “werewolves” were killing people and eating them.

8. There’s a diet called the Werewolf Diet that has become popular among celebrities and many others. The diet consists of fasting during various cycles of the moon.

Title: Predator
Author: Janice Gable Bashman
Publisher: Month 9 Books
Publishing Date: September 16, 2014
Pages: 300

The hunt is on! Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers. 

When Bree went with her scientist father to Ireland, she thought it would be a vacation to study bog bodies. She never expected to fall in love with a mysterious young Irishman and certainly never expected to become the kind of monster her father said only existed in nightmares. Dr. Sunderland discovers that lycanthropy was not a supernatural curse but rather a genetic mutation. When they return home, her dad continues his research, but the military wants to turn that research into a bio weapons program and rogue soldiers want to steal the research to turn themselves into unstoppable killing machines. 

Bree’s boyfriend Liam surprises her with a visit to the United States, but there are darker surprises in store for both of them. As evil forces hunt those she loves, Bree must become an even more dangerous hunter to save them all. 

She will become the thing she hates, to protect those she loves!

Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author of Wanted Undead or Alive and Predator. She is managing editor of the The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers’ ezine).  Janice lives with her family in the Philadelphia area, where she's at work on her next novel.

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