Tareth McConnell has learned not to count on anyone other than herself. She definitely is NOT in the market for a relationship. But the first time she sees the man with the long braid on the subway, she’s drawn to him.
The first time Justin Ruel speaks to Tareth, he knows there’s something special about her. Something that calls to him as clearly as her beautiful voice. If he didn’t know better, he would swear she was his mate–but that’s impossible. Justin is the Beta of City Pack, the largest werewolf pack in the United States, and he absolutely cannot have a human mate.
As their connection grows and they begin to act on their attraction, Justin hides the truth from Tareth. But when a series of attacks on members of the two Boston werewolf packs occurs, Tareth’s life is endangered. To protect her, Justin has no choice but to tell her what he is–even if it means losing her forever.
This is an edited and lightly revised edition of a book originally released in 2012, and also includes the Christmas-themed short story “The Alpha’s Bride.”
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 motivational speaker based just east of Boston uses sorcery fueled by slivers of people’s souls to do his work, a psychic child and his father hide from those wanting to use the boy’s abilities for their own gain, and a psychic man immune to all forms of magic fights to protect himself and those he cares for. 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?
Reviews and News
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.”
TTC Books and More gives Veggie Burgers to Go 4 meows and says, “I’m anxious for the next book, as I’m loving this series.”
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.”
Bayou Book Junkie gives Salad on the Side 3.5 stars and says, “With plenty of subplots and secondary characters included in Salad on the Side, I’d recommend this book to fans of shifter romances looking for a new series.”
MM Fiction Cafe gives Salad on the Side 4 stars and says, “Seriously though as quirky as the title suggests, this story is quite a page turner. It has all the wholesome ingredients of a good 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…)