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Sometimes the boy gets the werewolf...
My Girlfriend Bites by Doug Solter
Published July 15, 2013 by author
307 pages - All ebook formats
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
A wimpy 16-year-old boy wants to find a girlfriend. When he falls for the perfect one, she shifts into a werewolf and throws his life upside down.After his "dream" girl rejects him, 16-year-old Aiden tries to commit suicide. Yet he mysteriously survives. Now he feels like a loser with zero possibility of finding the perfect girlfriend. Enter Bree, the creepy girl with too much hair who's rumored to be cloned from a frozen prehistoric cave girl that scientists discovered in Canada. But when he accepts a ride from “Cave Girl” during a storm, Aiden discovers this weird girl not only has a kind heart. She's also cute.Aiden offers to help Bree in Algebra and the two become friends. When Aiden pushes that friendship into a date, Bree accepts. On a romantic night at the zoo, Bree and Aiden fall in love as the animals watch. Unlike Aiden, they can smell what Bree really is.Bree decides to tell him her deep, dark secret. Her family are werewolves hiding from the Demon Skins, a mysterious new enemy hunting down all the werewolf packs on earth. Aiden struggles with Bree's revelation, but chooses to stand by the girl he fell in love with. But standing by his new girlfriend will be the biggest test of his life.
“Do I do what?”
“Run around the forest in the middle of the night?”
The hint of surprise on her face gets covered up quickly. “I didn’t say that. No, I’m saying that I understand why some people do. The hospital emergency rooms have busy nights on a full moon because people run around in the middle of the night and bump into things. That’s what I meant. I wasn’t talking about me at all.”
“I’m super serious. I just like the moon. That’s all.” Bree says, a weird nervousness coming from her that I haven’t seen before.
“So you’re only a moon enthusiast and that’s all.”
“Yes.” She giggles. “A moon enthusiast. I like that.”
Bree gulps down some water from her glass
“There’s a lot of suicides during a full moon.” The words roll off my tongue and I instantly tense up the moment my brain catches it. Suicides? Why did I bring that up? Now that doesn’t make me sound depressing to be around, does it?
The table falls silent.
My stomach burns. I’ve destroyed this date. Blew it up in my own face. Why do I keep saying stupid things? I should have printed some awesome one-liners I could say to girls and slip those into my pocket. I suck at improv.
“Even the moon can’t cure everyone’s darkness,” Bree says, her eyes searching mine.
Why is she looking at me like that? Does she suspect that I tried to — No way. How could Bree possibly know that?
“I don’t believe in all that witches and wizards stuff. I think it’s a bunch of old superstitious crap made up by people to scare other people. And to sell them Halloween junk at grocery stores.”
Bree sips more water. “You don’t believe myths could be based on the truth?”
“Nope. And I don’t believe in Bigfoot either.”
Our waiter comes over. I order Fettuccine Alfredo and salad. Bree takes more time, scanning the menu as her mouth twitches to the side.
“I’ll take the Veal Parmesan,” Bree says.
“Our chef’s signature dish. Excellent choice,” The waiter says.
“But I want it without the sauce and cheese on top.”
“Breaded veal without the Parmesan?”
“Yes. And what side dish comes with that?”
“A side order of pasta marinara with our vegetable of the day.”
Bree’s eyes wince. “I want meatballs instead.”
“Side order of spaghetti and meatballs? We can do that.” The waiter writes it down.
“No pasta. Only the meatballs. And can you leave off the veggies and just add more meatballs?”
The waiter shoots me an unhappy look. I pretend to look out the window. The man rips off an order slip, crumples it up, and starts again. “I have a breaded veal without sauce or cheese with a double order of meatballs. What dressing would you like on your salad?”
Bree bites her lip. “No dressing, but can you put an obscene amount of bacon bits on it?”
“Bacon bits instead of dressing?” The waiter looks at Bree like she’s gone insane.
“An obscene amount. Yes.”
Hi, Everyone! My name is Doug and I'm a young adult author of the new paranormal romance novel My Girlfriend Bites. Beckie was so nice to let me do a guest post on her blog. Today, I'll be interviewing Aiden Jay, one of the main characters in the novel. But first, a little background on Aiden...
Aiden is a 16 year-old-boy who wants to find the perfect girlfriend. He thought he found that in Pamela, a popular and gorgeous girl who Aiden couldn't get out of his mind. After gathering his courage, Aiden revealed his feelings to Pamela who laughed at him. This humiliation drove Aiden to commit suicide. But he somehow survived the attempt. Aiden now feels like a total loser who will never find that “dream” girl. That was until he met Bree. Aiden's best friend is Issy, a boy he's known since 7th grade when they dissected a frog together in Life Sciences class. Issy and Aiden love playing Death & Valor 4, a first-person shooter that takes up all their free time.
Let's start the interview. Welcome to the interview, Aiden!
You mentioned to me about wanting to find the perfect girlfriend. For you, what kind of girl would that be?
I don't know. A girl that's hot. Soft. They have this, like, girl smell to them. Someone that laughs with me, not at me, you know? If she's a blonde that's a plus, but it's not necessary. A girl who's a gamer, but I don't want to date someone who's on a higher level than me on Death & Valor because that would be weird since we couldn't talk about the game because of spoilers.
In the novel, you meet Bree and the two of you become friends. Is she the perfect girl?
Um....no, she not perfect. Bree has dark hair and she's not much of a gamer. She's more an outdoors girl and sometimes can scare me a little. Bree doesn't mean to because she's just being herself. But she can get carried away sometimes because she's...a passionate girl.
Aren't most werewolves passionate?
Oh...so you know about Bree, then? Yeah, Bree gets passionate about a lot of things. Like, mating season is a real weird time for her. Bree acts...really affection towards boys. I mean, inside the school cafeteria it gets embarrassing when a girl is licking your face. Kids talk about that stuff. I know Bree likes me and all, but human girls don't usually do that to their boyfriends in public.
Have you seen Bree change into a werewolf?
Yeah, it blew me away. I was so scared the first time I ran away. Wouldn't you? Your girlfriend is so cute and soft and then she turns into a monster that grows fur and fangs. Then she growls at you like you're supposed to understand her and then you wonder if she'll eat you. That's a lot of pressure for a guy in a relationship.
What does Issy think of your new girlfriend?
I think he was jealous at first. Me and him would spend so much time together after school, then suddenly, Bree is wanting me to do more and more things with her. Girls are so needy. But then Issy started to suspect that Bree wasn't who she said she was and this put me in a weird situation because I don't want to lie to my best friend. He's my wingman in life, you know? But I care about Bree and want her to stay safe. The less people know she's a werewolf, the better.
Did you meet Bree's parents? What are they like?
Weird, really weird. And scary. Well, Mrs. Mayflower is nice. But Mr. Mayflower is scary. The guy is huge. He could crush me using only one of his hands. And sometimes he acts like he wants to do that to me, too. I had dinner with Bree's parents once. They ate raw pieces of steak, but acted like their steaks were normal. Seriously, the meat barely had a brown crust on the top and the insides were red and bloody. I almost barfed a couple times it was so gross.
What does your dad think about Bree?
Dad hasn't met her. I kinda don't want him to. Well...you see...my dad drinks a lot. Most of the time I never know what kind of condition he's in so I don't like to have anyone over. Issy's parents have been awesome about letting me hang with Issy for hours and hours. On some days I wish they could adopt me.
If there was one thing about Bree you could change, what would it be?
Hmmm. Well, like, I said before, she could be a gamer. But then if she was, Bree wouldn't be some of the other things that I like about her. Bree's made me appreciate the outdoors more. If she were a gamer, we probably would never go outside. And if Bree wasn't a werewolf, then she would be ordinary. Just another girl. Being a werewolf makes Bree different and I like that about her since I'm different, too. Guess that doesn't answer your question, does it?
You know, I wouldn't change Bree at all. She's great just the way she is.
About The Author: Doug Solter
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Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Doug went to college at nearby Oklahoma State where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film production and worked in local television for 20 years. Doug began writing screenplays in 1998 and became a 2001 semi-finalist in The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. His script Father Figure was one of 129 scripts left from 5,489 entries. His tenth script, Rail Fan, became a quarter-finalist in 2009. Soon after, Doug made the switch to writing young adult novels in 2008. Skid, a young adult novel set in the world of Formula 1 racing, is his first.
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