Most Recent Release

Chance Met

(A Real Werewolves Universe novel)



Jeremiah Crawford’s need for coffee leads to a chance meeting with Trey Damone and his son Mikey. Mikey’s psychic abilities are obvious to Crawford, who wants to help the child learn to manage his powers. And Trey’s need for someone to care about him and his son is even more obvious.

Trey Damone brought his son to Boston to escape Mikey’s mother’s family–a cult-like group who want to take Mikey away from Trey. Trusting his new neighbors wasn’t easy for Trey. Trusting the man he randomly meets in a donut shop will be harder, especially when Trey isn’t only keeping Mikey’s secrets anymore. He has a secret of his own now: a month ago, he was changed to a werewolf while trying to save his son. If Trey tells Crawford the truth about himself without his Alpha’s permission, the penalty could be death.

Crawford hates secrets, even though he’s keeping one of his own: His employer is a sorcerer. And while Crawford’s life isn’t at risk if he tells Trey the truth, he won’t betray his boss. He trusts Trey and wants to earn Trey and Mikey’s trust, but can he and Trey build a relationship based on the secrets they have to keep?

Portions of this book were originally published as a short novella by MLR Press in 2013. This version has been significantly revised and expanded from the original.


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Step into a universe where werewolves, humans, psychics, and sorcerers coexist

In an alternate-world Boston, Massachusetts, the country’s smallest werewolf pack, Boston North, lives in a cluster of apartment buildings on the East Boston waterfront. Its members cooperate with the country’s largest pack, City, which occupies the rest of Boston and the surrounding area. Meanwhile, a psychic child and his father, a member of Boston North, hide from those wanting to use the boy’s abilities for their own gain, a psychic man immune to all forms of magic fights to protect himself and those he cares for, and a motivational speaker based just east of Boston uses sorcery fueled by slivers of people’s souls to do his work. And that’s just the beginning…

In Karenna Colcroft’s books, love is love, regardless of gender or orientation–or what type of being you are–and people find their happy ending whether they believe they deserve it or not. No matter how uncommon your heart, you deserve to find someone–or someones–who love you.

What will you find?




News and Reviews

UPDATE: I’m revising my planned release schedule. The new schedule will vary from the timeline included in the first three Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat books; I’ll continue to post updates here. Below is the current plan.

Chance Met will be released as previously announced on March 23, 2023.

The next planned book, Try the Tofu (Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat 4) will now be released on July 13, 2023, with Tempeh for Two (RWDEM 5) on January 10, 2024, and Take Some Tahini (RWDEM 6) on July 11, 2024. Future Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat novels will be released in January and July each year until Kyle and Tobias stop giving me ideas.

On October 12, 2023, I will be releasing Fill the Empty Spaces, a brand-new paranormal-with-romantic-elements novel.

On January 10, 2024,  will be releasing Tempeh for Two (Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat 5).

Stay tuned and watch my Coming Soon sidebar and page for updates, covers, and links! You can also subscribe to my newsletter (and get a free Kyle and Tobias short story!) for updated info about my releases, works-in-progress, and exclusive excerpts.


Paranormal Romance Guild gives Chance Met 4 stars and says, “This is a contemporary romance with a little paranormal thrown in and I highly recommend this book. This is a new author to me, but she is now on my list of favorites.”

Joyfully Jay gives Hummus on Rye 4.5 stars and says, “All in all, I thought Hummus on Rye was an excellent addition to Colcroft’s werewolf series. Kyle and Tobias continue to grow and love and I just loved seeing them fall more in love with each other. The main villain was deliciously insidious.”

TTC Books and More gives Hummus on Rye 5 stars and says, “I love the uniqueness of this series. I can’t wait to see what happens next!”

Joyfully Jay gives Veggie Burgers to Go 4.5 stars and says, “Overall, I enjoyed this installment of Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat tremendously.”

QueeRomance Ink gives Veggie Burgers to Go 4 stars and says, “Overall, I found this to be a great shifter story to read with a lot of different aspects coming together to build up the atmosphere and emotion that is experienced.” This review was also posted on Paranormal Romance Guild.

Author Anthony Avina gives Salad on the Side 5 stars and says, “Heated, engaging, and thrilling, author Karenna Colcroft’s “Salad on the Side” is the perfect first novel in the Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat series and a brilliant LGBTQ-driven supernatural romance novel.”


About the Author


 A writer since childhood, Karenna Colcroft delved into the world of romantic fiction in 2009 and brought numerous novels, novellas, and short stories into the world until 2016, when various circumstances combined to enforce a hiatus. Now Karenna is resurrecting herself and some of her previously-published books along with new books set in the same universe.

Karenna lives just north of Boston and has been in love with the city since childhood, though she has yet to encounter any werewolves, vampires, or other paranormal beings in her travels. (At least none that she knows of.) Though since in her non-writing life, under another name, she offers services as a channel and energy healing practitioner, it could be said that she herself is a paranormal being. The jury’s still out on that.

Karenna is a polyamorous, nonbinary human who splits time between the home she shares with her husband and the one she shares with her committed partner. She also has two adult children and a bonus son, three grandchildren, and two and a half cats. (Half in terms of time the cat lives with her, not in terms of the cat itself…)