Yes, this is an old school vampire and werewolf novel. But it is more than that. I always believed if you have a good story, the ‘setting’ wouldn’t make that much of a difference. I really feel that beyond the action and suspense there are great and memorable characters that will appeal to everyone, not just fans of urban paranormal fiction.
My goal with Wolf Song was to make a story that made sense. The characters have to be well defined; the story couldn’t be saved because the main characters just turn into werewolves. I wanted to make scenes that not only have people going, “Damn now that was a fight scene!” but also had them feeling emotional at the right times. And in the end, we don’t talk about this much, if someone spent their hard earned money and trusted me enough to buy my book, I wanted to deliver and say "Thank you." Thank you for the trust; I know you will get more than your monies worth. Well, those were my goals. To say I achieved them would be pompous; that’s for the readers to decide, but so far I will say I am quite happy and proud of the results and feedback!
Other books: Armor by John Steakley is my all time favorite. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The first three books by George R R Martin in his Song of Ice and Fire series are simply some of the best fiction I have EVER read.