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The Werewolf Whisperer

(The Werewolf Whisperer #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  40 reviews

The Kyon Virus (also known as KV, Wereflu, or The Affliction) is a sudden-onset viral infectious disease that attacks the entire body, transforming the muscular and skeletal structures of the host. The Kyon Virus manifests in hosts in a variety of ways, leading to the three-tiered classification of the Were: Hound, Feral and Werebeast. No known cure for the Kyon Virus exi

Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published October 7th 2014
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Brent Simons
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
THE WEREWOLF WHISPERER takes the lycanthrope legend to the OPPOSITE of obedience school. The result is a feral genre mix breed that will maul your expectations as if it were a McRib sandwich.

That being said, for all it's clever twists and and savage turns, Camilla Ochlan & Bonita Gutierrez have also managed to craft two of the strongest female characters I've read in a long time. They are not superheroes nor are they the vampire-pining groupies that seem to flood the genre. Lucy and Xochitl are
Sallyann Phillips
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it!
You get to see the beginning of a friendship between Lucy and Xochi, and you watch it grow and flower. They are ideal partners. One slightly withdrawn, and better with animals than people. The other only marginally better with people, but very forward and in your face. You can't help but get involved in their lives to date.
The plot is continuous, and runs smoothly with something always happening. You'll need to keep page turning to see what happens next, and you certainly won't want t
So, I Read This Book Today
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Brilliant Non-Magical Take on Werewolves - (and human nature) The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. - Ferdinand FochAny deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice. - Joey SkaggsFear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others - its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy ...more
Ivie dan Glokta
Wow.....this was....disturbing. Ladies and Gentlemen! Introducing Lucy and Xochitl, the two of the most inappropriate heroines I have come across in a very long time.

These girls body-shame, stereotype, belittle and insult pretty much every person they meet, and still somehow manage to run a business. I mean, some of the stuff that was attributed to the mouths of these 'heroines' was downright disgusting.

Brace yourselves bitches, winter isn't coming just yet, but it might by the time you finish
Kerry Reis
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-version
California is in the throes of the Kyon pandemic, an infectious viral disease that turns those afflicted into a form of werewolf creature. Lucy Lowell, known as the Werewolf Whisperer, and her compatriot, Xochitl (Socheel) Magaňa, have used Lucy's ability to control and domesticate the less wildly afflicted to gain fame from those who seek to protect loved ones afflicted with the disease from the mobs who see total isolation and eradication of all werecreatures as the only answer. Lucy's story o ...more
Alejandra Mattoni
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Writing about recently-published independent fiction is one of the reasons I started my blog. But lately, I haven’t written anything at all. Not because there aren’t a bunch a very good books being independently published, but simply because I haven’t gotten around to writing the reviews for the books I’ve read. My apologies, a bad case of flu, a sudden social life, and the holidays has made me about three months late for a bunch of reviews I had promised to write. Here is the first of about fiv ...more
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, there is so much jam packed into this story it is hard to know where to start. This is a completely different take on the werewolf genre and, whilst it is clearly fantasy there is a strong sic-fi element too. The characters of Lucy and Xochtl are probably one of my favorite female characters ever. Strong and badass, but they have realism. They get hurt, they have feelings and emotions and they aren't afraid to get the job done. The story generally has it all- action, adventure, a touch of m ...more
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent debut! The Werewolf Whisperer offers something rare: a new idea! Set in modern-day California, it shares more with alternate histories like Mira Grant's Newsflesh Triology and McCammon's The Wolf's Hour than urban fantasies a la J.R. Ward or Larissa Ione, but anyone who enjoys that genre will appreciate this.

There is plenty of action, lots of suspense, an ongoing mystery to unravel and a couple of badass female protagonists, but that's just the surface. Yes, the female protagonists are
This was a super fun story, which I could totally envision as a television series! It was cool having two song female leads, with male characters playing the supporting roles. I recommend this for anyone into sci-fi/supernatural TV genres. (I'd give book examples to compare it to if I've read anything like it before!) Looking forward to seeing the series unfold. :-)
Wendy Rafalik
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and if the next one were out I would have jumped right into it. It offers a unique spin on the traditional Werewolf storyline that is more relatable to modern day without the gore and porn. I would love to see this as a TV series!
Elizabeth Watasin
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A unique paranormal drama that unfolds a were-pandemic with an in-depth character focus on the two leads---switching storylines from the beginning of the were-virus to present day. Not dystopian, thankfully, but a realistic handling of a mysterious crisis, and with an intimate and authentic portrayal of Los Angeles and its denizens. Like a classic investigator partnership, our buddy team complement each other, one hot, one cool, and they have their personal demons to battle with. Has an episodic ...more
Jennifer (bunnyreads)
This is one of the titles in my SPFBO group that I was interested enough to read in its entirety. That doesn't mean it has been chosen for semi-finalists or that it has been eliminated at this point either by our group (eventually there will be a post for that).


A lot has changed in Lucy’s world- two years ago she was on the animal cruelty task-force breaking up dog-fighting rings. Now, Lucy, is basically Cesar Millan, with a gift for training our furry loved ones- they just happen to be Werew
J.K. Battaglia
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it
The Werewolf Whisperer is a different take on werewolves from the usual monster angle in movies and books. In Camilla and Bonita's interesting novel, there are different levels of werewolf behavior. And most of the time, they are youngsters who are treated as children and pets but things can go wrong with them. And that is where the Werewolf Whisperer comes in to handle the situation for those in trouble. Lucy and Xochitl are your detective/hunter pair that handles the werewolves, no matter the ...more
Aliya DalRae
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart Stopping Ending

The Werewolf Whisperer gives werewolves a whole new look. Gone are the creatures from Dr. Creep’s Shock Theater and the hot, sexy wolves we’re seeing more of in recent days. These beasts are just humans who have contracted a strange virus and quite literally turn into canines. They come in various forms from the innocent hounds to actual werebeasts you don’t want to meet up with in a dark alley. Enter Lucy Lowell, a former cop with a rare ability to control these creatures a
November Ellison
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! My favorite scene was the trucker scene because it highlighted the best part of the book - that you can have two, strong female protagonists on a journey together without a man being the central focus of the story. GREAT READ!
Talie Hawkins
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love these two kick ass characters and the new spin on werewolves! Their friendship reminds me of how I interact with my own best friend. Very relatable and action packed. Loaning this one to my daughter and looking forward to reading the next!
Stephen Patterson
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finally, a believable werewolf story. I usually read science fiction, and this really is a science fiction story, not fantasy. People are transformed into werewolves due to an infectious viral pandemic instead of all that magical who-haw. No sparkling here. Realistic characters who have believable, plot driven character arcs. It's fast paced and full of action, with no chosen ones or sappy, unlikely romances cluttering things up. Highly recommended.
K.J. Simmill
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An enjoyable read, with action, forming friendships and character growth.
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
At first I wasn't sure I would enjoy this book as it jumped from one timeline to another frequently. However it is such a page-turner of a story that it soon didn't matter to me as much as I'd feared. The talents of Camilla Ochlan & Bonita Gutierrez produce a story that includes intrigue, apocalyptic mayhem and strong characters. The friendship between the two quite disparate women makes for an interesting dynamic and the reader can't help but love the feisty Xochitl and the quieter Lucy. Withou ...more
Bonita Gutierrez
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
We were both coming off writing and producing short films. I had just completed the film festival circuit for my short film Cantar and Camilla was going into production for her short film Dog Breath. The idea for The Werewolf Whisperer was sparked by Dog Breath, a suburban ghost story, while observing the on-set dog trainer. We wondered "what if?" We initially thought this would be a web series and wrote a thirteen episode season over one summer. We intended on shooting it, came up with a budget ...more
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Can't wait to curl up with Book 2!!
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book on so many levels. It’s unique (a female, West Coast buddy story with no need for romance to bolster the plot), it’s badass (one of the main characters runs around with a set of knives and a shotgun), and it’s full of heart (there are dogs in it – they had me at the dogs) without having the saccharine after taste of a Hallmark movie. Bonita Gutierrez and Camilla Ochlan’s writing style is cinematic, so scenes fly together seamlessly. The characters are genuine and even though ...more
Saundra Wright
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The writing in this new series is excellent, great description, witty dialogue, well wrought characters, but for me the best parts are the introduction of a sci-fi element to the development of were species, and the companion story of friendship that develops, through hardship, between strong female leads.

This novel is written seamlessly in two time periods, present tense adventures of Lucy Lowell, the Werewolf Whisperer, and Xochitl Magana, her partner, as well as two years previously when were
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Have you ever noticed how a successful television series will leave you with a cliff hanger at season's end, so you'll have to come back and watch the first episode of the new season? I really - REALLY - wanted to give this a poor review just for that reason, but I can't. It's simply too well written. This is an action packed story with well developed characters. Personally, I think the authors should have given the reader more information before ending the book. As it stands right now, I'll hav ...more
Troy Hill
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished book 2 of the series: The Alpha and the Omega (TA&O) - You have to take both The Werewolf Whisperer (TWW) and it's sequel together, just as in many other series. Just like today's TV serials, too many questions and plot threads are left hanging at the end of "season 1"

The Series: Wow! What a ride! The action is gripping and tightly written. I love the few fight scenes in the book. Plus as a newly transplanted Angeleno, it's fun to read some of the locations I'm discovering in LA
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: keep-an-eye-on
If you are looking for something a bit different in the werewolf genre this might be the book for you but I must admit that I did not enjoy the backwards and forwards in time I realize it was to enhance the back story to the book but for me I just wanted to get on with the story. Overall it was a good read and I will be looking out for the next one.
Christina Simons
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Great premise. Imagine Cesar Millan only with werewolves.
Sabrina Wilcox
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
I had a hard time getting into it at first but I ended up liking it . I'm curious to see where the story will go.
A. Rick
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully done.

I really liked this twist on the normal werewolf story so much I bought book two before finishing. A solid five stars.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great start to a series

Not really a fan of books that have so many flashbacks to explain the story, but this worked out pretty well. Wish I knew more Spanish.
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Owner of a precariously untamed imagination and a scuffed set of polyhedral dice (which have gotten her in trouble more than once), Camilla writes fantasy and science fiction.
An unapologetic dog lover and cat servant, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband — actor, audiobook narrator and dialect coach P.J. Ochlan, three sweet rescue dogs and a bright orange Abyssinian cat.

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