The Wolf You Feed Update

The Wolf You Feed went live last week and already has been receiving some wonderful reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. here are some of the things people are saying about it...

The Wolf You Feed is one of Angela Stevens’s best efforts. And she gets better from book to book, so this is not one you should skip over. I was lucky enough to encounter a free version of TWYF when it was being serialized online, and I’m actually a reader who has a hard time with most novels — my attention span is short — but this one has a moral payload that you scantly notice while you are being drawn in and entertained. Don’t just buy it, READ it. And read it closely. There’s gifts in it to be had.
— C.T. Howell
Though the story arc of The Wolf You Feed wends through two more installments before coming to an end, there’s still plenty of plot in book one. In fact this is one of the most richly told paranormal fantasies I’ve ever read, with one stunningly realized and surprise plot turn after another, and flesh and blood characters real enough not just to be compelling, but to be unforgettable.

Fans of shapeshifter stories get a double dose of fun with the intersecting story threads of the werewolf clan and the skinwalker clan. Seeing both parties work their magic and charm is a powerful page-turning motivator as you can imagine with a story of this type. But the factor I found most compelling was the author’s highly unique take on the genre. She reverses the A and B stories, putting the relationships between the clan members and the brothers, sister, and wives around who this story revolves front and center throughout, and relegates the blood, gore, battles, and vengeance part to the background stage. While that might seem a counterintuitive choice, especially for male readers who tend to live for that stuff, I was never more engrossed in a paranormal fantasy involving shapeshifters as I was in this one. These are werewolves we’re talking about, after all; they share a psychic connection, a sense of brotherhood and family that so transcends what most of us enjoy in the real world that it’s like coming home, only better; it’s returning to a home we never had and only wish we had. And this despite the fact that danger forever lurks around the corner, and the characters live the harshest of lives. When the big conflicts come, they’re epic, and we see the value of letting the suspense build rather than rushing to the next blood and gore session programmatically, and in a way that might have offered cheap genre-expected thrills, but would have meant forgetting the read as rapidly as we put the book down when it blended with every other tale just like it.
— Dean C Moore, author of Renaissance 2.0 series, The Hundred Year Clones series and many more.
This book is quite a departure from Stevens’ last book, Lemon Drops and Love, and although that book was great, The Wolf You Feed is Definitely in my preferred genre. It was great discover just what a versatile writer Stevens really is and I enjoyed every minute of this one. It is expertly written, full of surprises and well worth checking out.
— R.D Hale, author of Sky City: The Rise Of An Orphan

I went into this book expecting the usual werewolf tale. I do enjoy those, and while I am by no means a “Twilight” person, I am very much fan of the “Underworld” variety and was really expecting to dig into this.

I was pleasantly surprised to find this book to be very different from either of those.

Though this starts off very much like Underworld or Twilight with its references to Lycans and clan tradition, and the usual young protagonists, reading just a few chapters into it and it becomes clear this book is different altogether.

While there is a fair share of action, chase, and adventure in this book, this is really a novel about life.

The story follows the young Tore and the beautiful young woman he has sworn to marry, Annike. I won’t say any more than that at the risk of spoiling the rest, but suffice it to say that this is a wonderful story of life, love, disappointment, of bitter loss and finding love anew again, and the pride of fatherhood.

This is a sweeping tale that will take you from Wyoming to Montana to Arkansas, as we follow a young and foolish boy become a man who then witnesses his own boys growing up and experiences the joys of fatherhood.

I enjoyed the well-constructed scenes of everyday life in the American heartland. The author’s writing style lends itself very well to the pacing of this story. If I have any gripes, it’s that there are sometimes gaps in the story description where I would have liked additional detail. This is a wonderful romp through the American wilderness, and sometimes, I felt that the lack of description in those sweeping scenes robs this a little of its power. Still, the author more than makes up for that with her attention to detail in the everyday life scenes, which have an Anne of Green Gables feel to them. They are delightfully, slow-paced, mindfully in the present, and richly depicted.

Take a chance on this really unique take on the werewolf story. This is a great book to curl up and read late at night next to a fire.
— Amazon Customer