Saturday, October 29, 2016

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Weregirl by C.D. Bell @weregirlbook

Author: C.D. Bell
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: November 1, 2016

Nessa Kurland is running for her life. 
C. D. Bell's WEREGIRL is a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chemical. 
High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether. 
Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether's overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team. 
Instead, Nessa's freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed. 
She has become a werewolf. 

In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL's Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature. 

Buy Links

WEREGIRL [Chooseco LLC] will be available in hardcover and e-book formats via all online and select brick-and-mortar book retailers as of November 1, 2016. 

Pre-order your copy today on  Amazon or the WEREGIRL Website 


If wolves had been around for millennia, how was it that science still didn’t seem to have a handle on basic facts about them?

And if science was so foggy on wolves, how could she possibly expect to find anything about what was actually happening to her?

Then Nessa felt her blood turn cold. On the fifth page of results following her search for wolves + returning + bite +Michigan, she saw the words “Tether” and “attack.” She clicked through and came to a blog post called “Why I Would Move Away from Tether (If I was stupid enough to live there in the first place)” written by a rancher in Wyoming. 

What was someone in Wyoming doing talking about Tether?

Could there possibly be a town called Tether in Wyoming too?

No, Nessa saw, this guy was talking about Tether, Michigan. It was right there in the first sentence of his blog entry.

In the first sentence of his entry was the line: “The best wolf is a dead wolf.” He wrote: “The best wolf is a dead wolf, but if you live anywhere near Tether, MI, chances are getting much more likely the wolf is coming to get you.”

Nessa read on, all about how wolves coming back into Wyoming had started attacking his sheep herd, and he had started tracking news reports. He had a link to a website cataloging wolf attacks on animals and humans in the United States and Canada. In the last year, there were eleven attacks on livestock or humans within the Tether town limits, more than any other municipality in the country.

“Not surprising,” the rancher went on, “given that the Algonquin word for wolf ‘mahigan’—is basically the state name. Don’t give me that BS they teach Michigan children in school that it’s from the Chippewa ‘meicigama,’ for great water, after that big lake they’ve got up there. Which word sounds closer to you?”

Was she living in a state that was basically named after wolves? Was Tether the epicenter of a wolf-demic, as the rancher said?

And if she was, why hadn’t she heard anything about it?


5 out of 5 Hearts

C.D. Bell is a new to me author. One I will definitely be following 

Weregirl is a well written, easy to follow, and enthralling story.

As I read it, I kept thinking, this would make a great TV Movie.

Imagine if you were invited for a night time run and then ditched. The emotions of a young lady, Nessa, who just wants to better her running performance, accepts the invitation , is ditched, then gets bitten by wolf.
All the while, twisting  her down a thrilling path in unexpected ways. I  Enjoyed this story.

The characters are believable, personable, and well developed. 

The world building is consistent, action packed, mysterious,  suspenseful, and very thrilling. 


I received a digital e-copy from NetGalley for review purposes. No renumeration was involved 

Meet the Author

When she's not biking the streets of Brooklyn, NY, you can find C. D. Bell writing in a decrepit RV clinging to the side of a hill in upstate New York, trying to teach herself to watercolor, or inventing her own recipes. She is a voracious reader of anything and everything fantasy, supernatural, or romance. And she swears that the monsters she often writes about are not real-- at least she hopes not. 
Created by a talented team of six female writers and inspired by the working tradition of television writers, C. D. Bell is a Chooseco author pseudonym developed with teen author Cathleen Davitt Bell, who has written I Remember You [Knopf 2015], among other novels for young adults.

The second installment of the WEREGIRL trilogy is already in the works.  


1 Paperback Edition of Weregirl by C.D. Bell

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About the Publisher


Chooseco publishes the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers, the interactive, multiple-choice multiple-ending series is the 4th-bestselling series for children ever published, with more than 265 million copies translated into 38 languages. Chooseco has sold over 10 million copies since the series re-launch in 2006. Weregirl represents Chooseco’s first foray into full-length, non-interactive young adult fiction.

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