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Silver Moon

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  88 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Becca Thornton, divorced, middle-aged, and recently out of the closet, discovers that life can still hold some strange surprises, when she discovers that her body is changing; menopause turns her into a werewolf. Apparently she is not the only one, as a number of women in her town of Wolf's Point seem to have had the same experience. As their newest member of the pack, Bec ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published May 20th 2012 by Lethe Press, Inc. (first published May 1st 2012)
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Baxter Trautman
Charming story about menopausal women turning into werewolves. May be more fact than fiction to that!
Sep 19, 2013 Catherine added it  ·  (Review from the author)
My new novel...
I love the idea of a story that is about powers manifesting at the transition into crone (in the religious sense). So frequently we read and write about girls turning into women, and with their sexuality, they get to kick ass, but this is cool because it's about becoming powerful at menopause.

Wolf's Point is a syncretic, peaceful, multicultural town in remote mountain valley. Half the town is in on a secret so well-kept that it comes as a complete surprise to Becca. It turns out that the Women O
K. Bird
Becca's having hot flashes. She just divorced her husband, is finally settling into her job at the hardware store and getting to know her neighbors in the small town of Wolf's Point. But those hot flashes signal the change- only it's not just menopause Becca has to worry about.

There's the weird way the group of middle-aged women who invited her to join their club look at her now. There's that strange hair growing on her hands and the sudden urge to get back to nature. Not to mention her attracti
In Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff weaves a fantasy set in a small town where only a few women are called by magic to change into werewolves when menopausal symptoms flare up. This book's premise is what sold it to me.

The story's central character is a woman of a "certain age" going through multiple changes in her life, including menopause. At first glance it might seem as if equating those biological changes with the werewolf theme is dramatic, but in fact I found it to be both creative and on t
Kathleen Bradean
Becca is going through menopause, but that's not the only unsettling change to her body. She's also noticing her neighbor Erin a lot more even though she's never been attracted to women before. Pimples are breaking out on her face. Heat flashes are making her miserable. Oh, and she's turning into a werewolf.

Becca has known these women for a few years but never suspected they turn into wolves at the full moon. It isn't something she wants at first, but when the pack is threatened by a self-hating
You’re never too old to howl at the moon.

Prolific short-story writer Catherine Lundoff reinvents the werewolf novel in a way that only she can.

When Becca Thornton realizes she is on the cusp of menopause, strange things begin happening. Such as the lengthening of her teeth and growing thick fur. Like getting your first period, Becca’s predicament first seems a curse—and she’s left both literally and figuratively naked. She soon finds out there’s no respite for women, we are shouldered not only
Sacchi Green
An engrossing, refreshing, and action-filled book, with characters real enough that even the werewolf aspect doesn't interfere with a willing suspension of disbelief. It even, at times, enhances it. Women finding an empowerment that comes with menopause is a great theme, and the main character Becca's personal (and lupine) development is both appealing and entertaining. Beyond the individual women portrayed here, I found a special pleasure in the way the women as a group worked together, which, ...more
Madeline Elayne
There are a ton of paranormal books available right now which cover coming of age with the added trials and tribulations of becoming a shifter. Silver Moon is the only book I've read in which that age is, as the protagonist calls it, "That certain age." The delightfully dynamic werewolves in this novel are all women who have reached the age that too many of us feel life actually begins to end. Not for these women, though. I was captivated by Becca, and felt every inch of the sexual tension betwe ...more
Jess Faraday
I absolutely loved the concept of a coming-of-age story for middle-aged women, and the parallel of the werewolf's "change" with menopause. It made becoming "a woman of a certain age" something to look forward to. For this alone the book is worth reading.

The story started to unravel about halfway through, though, which was a shame. About this point, the plot began to feel rushed, and setting and character gave way. There were also some distracting copy editing issues.

I recommend the story for ima
I'm fond of werewolf stories in general. They usually have a roughness that isn't quite all loves and blood that the vampire tales give. And this story doesn't disappoint in that manner. It had running out in the woods, dominance games (though somewhat muted), and generally a playful exploration of discovery.

One of the things that makes the story stand out is the age when the main character becomes a werewolf. The title, Silver Moon, gives a little away, but it is well in the twilight of a woman
Lisabet Sarai
SILVER MOON offers a fabulously original twist on the traditional werewolf myth. Becca, a divorced woman in her fifties, discovers that in Wolf Point, menopause means more than just hot flashes and dry skin. Called by the ancient magic that surrounds and protects her beloved valley community, she experiences a transformation far more profound.

This is a sensitive and evocative book about the wildness that dwells within us all.
A completely charming novel about a group of women who turn into werewolves when they hit menopause. The narrative follows the mis-adventures of Becca, a newbie werewolf in the community of Wolf's Point, as she navigates all kinds strange experiences while also confronting a dangerous threat to the community. There are some really hilarious moments of sharp wit and a great cast of characters.
Mary Vermillion
I loved the way Lundoff's heroine grappled with so many changes at once: menopause, divorce, coming out, and burgeoning lycanthropy. At the heart of all these changes was the most important one of all: Becca's shift from fear to courage.

SILVER MOON was both funny and suspenseful.
Marcie Parrish
I loved this book. I highly recommend this book. I can't wait for more.

Slight spoiler.....

As a fan of werewolf stories in general, it was great having a werewolf story about women of a certain age.
May 11, 2012 Wealhtheow marked it as to-read
Recommended to Wealhtheow by: Jasper
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In a little town, women turn into werewolves after menopause. Interesting idea!
An interesting thing happened while I was reading Silver Moon. During a scene in which the protagonist, Becca Thornton, goes running off on her own to save the day, I actually yelled out loud at her. My wife patted my arm and said, "There, there, dear," and I said, "She's not working with the Pack. She's not thinking like a werewolf." My wife looked at me for a minute and then said, "And that is why I don't like books about werewolves."

A lot of things happen in this book, but the most fascinatin

Silver Moon was a fun, but not a great book. Becca Thornton is a divorced, menopausal woman with the hots for her neighbor, Erin, and a bit of a werewolf issue. When Becca mentions that she is going through “The Change,” Erin invites her to the local Women’s Club for “margarita’s, cake – and other stuff”. Becca is expecting some kind of Red Hat society thing, but instead she is met by women sitting in a circle, a mysterious ritual, and a furry transformation. On thei
Warren Rochelle
Becca Thornton is turning fifty and the face that stares back at her from her mirror looks “perfectly ordinary. It was a face like that of any other woman of a certain age in a one-horse town like Wolf’s Point” (1). The hot flashes have started; she is beginning menopause and she’s divorced. Her husband has traded her in for a “twenty-something blonde bimbo and a sports car.” And she works in a hardware store. Perfectly ordinary. Or is she? Along with the first hot flash, “suddenly and unexpecte ...more
Bending The Bookshelf
This was a really intriguing concept (menopausal lycanthropy), with a solid cast of heroines. Unfortunately, it seemed as if all the effort went into developing them, and the villains were left to be stock (and unrealistic). The romance was nice, subtle and tasteful, and the pro-lesbian community was refreshing.
Cathy Pegau
I loved the down-to-earth characters in this story. Becca's attitude and outlook had me nodding and laughing. Totally understood her :) Really enjoyed the action and plot too.

Sorry my review isn't very eloquent. Just read the story ;)
I powered though this last night. It was a great read one that I enjoyed very much. I did think from the back of the book that it would be more of a comedy, but I am glad that it was not.
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Catherine Lundoff’s stories have appeared in over 70 publications including Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam,So Fey: Queer Faery Stories, Time Well Bent: Queer Alternate History, Tales of the Unanticipated, Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, Farrago’s Wainscot, Caught Looking, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 6, Sex and Candy, Best Lesbian Bondage Erotica and Best Lesbian Erotica. She is ...more
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