Friday, November 26, 2010


David Wellington is the author of seven novels. His zombie novels Monster Island, Monster Nation and Monster Planet form a complete trilogy. He has also written a series of vampire novels including (so far) Thirteen Bullets, Ninety-Nine Coffins, Vampire Zero and Twenty-Three Hours, and in October of 2009 began his new Werewolf series, starting with Frostbite.

He applied the Page 69 Test to Overwinter, the second book on the Werewolf series, and reported the following:
Page 69 of  Overwinter, huh? Yeah, that page is about… uh… well…

Okay, let’s be adults about this. It’s about a werewolf cock-block.

And, yeah, it’s probably the most representative page in the book. Overwinter is a love story, kind of. It’s also a thriller, and a horror novel. It’s the direct sequel to Frostbite, my first werewolf novel. In that book two werewolves, named Powell and Chey, tried desperately to make a connection. They ended up nearly tearing each other to pieces… and then saving each other’s lives. In Overwinter they head north, away from the humanity they can no longer be part of. They’re looking for a way to find some kind of life together. And little by little they start falling in love.

But the course of werewolf love can’t ever run smooth. They’re hounded by a revenge-mad hunter who will go to bizarre lengths to bring them down. They’re followed everywhere by the curse that makes them turn into wolves every time the moon rises. And, right around page 69, they come across another werewolf, one from Powell’s past. Someone he would rather never have seen again. Someone crazy and violent and now… someone jealous.

It’s a weird sort of novel: part paranormal romance, part terrifying body horror. I think it works. Hopefully you’ll give it a chance and see what I mean.
Read an excerpt from Overwinter, and visit David Wellington's website.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue