New Blog Post: Leaders of the Pack – A Werewolf Anthology


Hey, Guys. It’s been an absolute age since I updated this blog, as most of my interactions have been via social media for the last couple of years. However, on the off chance that anyone looks at this site, I thought I should share some news.

 

Ready?

 

There will be a brand new High Moor story called Blood Relations in the Leaders of the Pack anthology, which is out on the first full moon of 2020 (10th January for those who don’t know these things off by heart).

 

 

Blood Relations is a story that takes place between Part 2 and Part 3 of the first novel, and looks at what happened to Marie in those intervening years. Within the three novels, there were lots of references to events that occurred outside of the main narrative. This story looks at some of those events and answers some burning questions like “What happened to Marie’s parents” and “What exactly are the events in Prague that keep getting mentioned?”

The story has an amazing illustration which I’ve posted below. The artist, Michelle Merlini, really captured the essence of teenage Marie. And in case you are wondering, she is just as headstrong as ever, and tends to blow up all of my carefully crafted plot plans, even over 10,000 words.

 

 

I am lucky enough to share a table of contents with some of the best werewolf horror authors working in the business today. Just check these guys out!

 

Ray Garton (Author of Ravenous and Beastial)

David Watkins (Author of The Originals Return and The Originals Retribution)

T W Piperbrook (Author of the Outage Series)

Glenn Rolfe (Author of Blood and Rain)

Nick Stead (Author of the Hybrid series)

Paul Kane (Author of Red, Blood Red and the Lifecycle Series)

Thomas Emson (Author of Maneater and Prey)

David Wellington (Author of Frostbite and 13 Bullets)

Jeff Strand (Author of the Werewolf Chasers Trilogy)

Graeme Reynolds (Author of the High Moor Trilogy)

Jonathan Janz (Author of Wolfland)

Matt Serafini (Author of Feral and Devils Row)

 

 

 

 

Leaders of the Pack will be out on 10th January on Kindle and Case Laminate Hardcover, with the audiobook (Narrated by Chris Barnes who does the High Moor Audiobooks) following soon afterwards.

Really looking forward to hearing what people think of the book. I’ve read all of the stories and they are incredible

You can pre-order the print and ebook editions now at the following links

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1910283231/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1910283231/

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/leaders-of-the-pack-ray-garton/1135504835?ean=9781910283233

https://www.waterstones.com/book/leaders-of-the-pack/ray-garton/jeff-strand/9781910283233

eBook

~ by graemereynolds on December 16, 2019.

7 Responses to “New Blog Post: Leaders of the Pack – A Werewolf Anthology”

  1. Hello Graeme, I really enjoyed Blood Relations in the Leaders of the Pack anthology. I am currently reading Beware the Moon on Janine ‘s website and I have to ask? Where abouts does it take place in the High Moor Trilogy? Also, you mentioned you’d read all the other stories in Leaders of the Pack. Myself and Nick Stead have been emailing each other and while I enjoy talking to him! It’s like talking to a male version of myself, I’m having mixed feelings about his first novel Hybrid. What did you think of Hybrid: Bloodlines when you read it? It’s the teenage stuff I’m not fond of, the werewolf, vampire And Gore parts are great! And if I decide not to carry on with the series I shouldn’t email him anymore should I? Sorry, if this s the weirdest email you’ve received? I’ve started reading High Moor as well and I’m loving it!๐Ÿบ. I can understand why people call you a king of werewolf horror!๐Ÿบ.
    Have you ever thought of turning the High Moor Trilogy into either a movie franchise or TV series? I bet the BBC would turn it into a Great Show!๐Ÿ˜.
    I’ve found a YouTube video of someone reading a steampunk horror you’ve written? I’m a fan of steampunk too!๐Ÿ˜„. Tell me, what’s you opinion on Dragons and Dragon shifters? Oh and gargoyles and gargoyle shifters too!๐Ÿ˜.
    Anyways, hope your doing ok and that your safe and healthy in these pressing times?
    All the Best.
    Awwwwoooo! ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ.
    Amelia.

  2. Hi Amelia – thanks for getting in touch. In terms of timeline, Beware the Moon takes place after Blood Relations, but before the modern-day elements of High Moor. In my mind, it was in the late 1990’s. It was a narrative trail that didn’t end up going anywhere, although the protagonist from that short story does show up briefly at the end of High Moor 3.
    As far as Nick’s work goes, I thought that the Hybrid Bloodlines story did well to give a different perspective on the werewolf mythos. If you enjoy communicating with Nick then you should continue to do so. He is a lovely guy.
    I’d love to see the High Moor series adapted into a movie or tv series. I get the occasional speculative email from production companies enquiring about rights but nothing serious so far. Who knows – perhaps one day ๐Ÿ™‚
    The steampunk story I wrote was an on-spec piece for Tonia Brown as she writes a lot of steampunk stuff. If memory serves it was for a launch event for her Railroad series (Tonia is also the person narrating the story on Youtube). I had a lot of fun writing it and like the steampunk aesthetic but haven’t read the sub-genre much (hence no real opinion on dragon or gargoyle shifters). Maybe I’ll pick some up one of these days.
    All the best
    Graeme

  3. oops. My mistake. I dug out the original version of Beware the Moon and the date is 10th June 2005.

  4. Hi Graeme, thank you for answering me back ๐Ÿ˜Š. I’m not sure if my email Sent you my previous letter? Hope you don’t mind me asking? Are there any LGBTQ people in the High Moor Trilogy or in future books? That would be AWESOME!๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜€.

  5. While it’s never explicitly stated, I always considered Michael to be gay. I actually went to great lengths to keep sex, romance and sexuality out of the books apart from a scene in the second book that was a bit of a reaction to people hoping for a romantic, steamy werewolf sex scene between John and Marie. I have a couple of LBGQT characters in the novella I am currently working on, but again, its unlikely to be explicit as I don’t want to be accused of tokenism or worse, get them wrong. They simply are who they are ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ooh! A werewolf sex scene in book 2 you say? Kinky!๐Ÿ˜„ HAHA!
    A new novella! Please tell me it can be read and purchased on it’s own? My brain works in a funny way, every time I read a short story set in an extended universe, I automatically have to read the rest of the series. That’s why I’ve avoided reading the other stories in Leaders of the Pack. I’ve only read your story and Nick Stead ‘s. Is the novella set in the High Moor Universe or is it a different idea all together?
    Don’t worry mate, you’ll do great at writing anything!๐Ÿ˜ƒ. I know other Indie writers who have questioned themselves about writing LGBTQ+ characters and when they’ve written them, they’ve been praised by my Comunity! I’m Pansexual, so if ever you need assistance if your crafting a Pansexual character, drop me an email and I’ll help when I can?๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    I’d like to say I am honoured to be writing to you and for you to be replying!
    You are Royalty when it comes to horror novels!๐Ÿ˜Š.
    Also, when I asked about your opinion on Dragons and Gargoyles it wasn’t connected to the steaming question? I’m just curious about your opinion in general? Like books about them or movies and TV shows? Like, have you ever watched Dragonheart or the Disney cartoon series Gargoyles?
    Both incredible peaces of visual art!!๐Ÿ˜.
    Anyways, hope you are well?
    How are your cats and chickens doing?
    Myself and my mum own a lovely male ginger and white tabby cat called Evrin. He enjoys listening to me and mum when we take turns reading High Moor to each other.
    Happy Writing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿบ.
    All the Best
    Amelia ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜€.

  7. Hi Graeme,

    I read your High Moor series, while being stuck at home, and absolutely loved them! I became so immersed in them, able to forget about all the crazy things that are currently going on! Your writing is fantastic! I live in the US. Would it be possible to purchase 3 signed bookplates to put in my copies? I hope you’re staying safe and healthy!

    Best wishes,
    Jonathan Millard

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