“You okay?” Mason hadn’t seen Elijah on edge like this before. “Sorry, maybe I shouldn’t have told you. Bad enough that I had to see that without inflicting it on you too.”
“It’s fine.” Elijah shook himself. “This isn’t you. It’s me. Full moon tomorrow night is doing a number on me. Normally I’m fine, but this month it’s affecting me more than usual.” He shrugged. “I haven’t shifted for a while either. Been shoving the itch to one side.”
“You have to shift on a full moon?” Mason searched his memory. “But it’s up to you otherwise?”
“Yeah.” Elijah grabbed one of the lemon muffins and downed it like he hadn’t eaten in days. “I… we’ve talked about me being a werewolf, but…”
“There’s a difference between talking about it, and seeing it,” Mason guessed. “You’ve seen me at my less than brilliant best after a psi incident. You turn into a wolf. So what?”
“And on the full moon I have no control over it.” Elijah twitched. “Don’t get me wrong I love being a werewolf, but on that night I don’t. Once I shift I have no control, and no memory of whatever the hell I’ve done with my wolf in control. I’m a wild animal and a dangerous one at that. That’s why we lock ourselves up. I’d kill you and enjoy it.”
About Anne Barwell
Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning.
In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra.
She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ.
Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical.
Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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Yipe! (Sounds like fun! I wanted to be a werewolf in Jnr. High!)
Loads of fun, excerpt for a full moon…
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