Lunatic Fringe (Tales of the Pack, Book 1) [NOOK Book]

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New author Allison Moon indulges the feminine wild by giving the werewolf myth a lesbian twist.

Lexie's first night at college, she falls in with a pack of radical feminist werewolf hunters. Then she falls for a woman who may be among the hunted. As everyone battles for Lexie's allegiance, the moon ...
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Lunatic Fringe (Tales of the Pack, Book 1)

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Overview

New author Allison Moon indulges the feminine wild by giving the werewolf myth a lesbian twist.

Lexie's first night at college, she falls in with a pack of radical feminist werewolf hunters. Then she falls for a woman who may be among the hunted. As everyone battles for Lexie's allegiance, the moon illuminates old hatreds, new enemies, and a secret from Lexie's past that will change everything.


Lunatic Fringe is the first book in the Tales of the Pack series.
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Editorial Reviews

Alexandra Erin
"Capturing all the awkwardness of a new life, new love and new limbs with a startling and honest intensity, Lunatic Fringe isn't afraid to show you its teeth. Full moons, feminism, and fisting, Allison Moon's novel kept me turning pages."
Curve Magazine
"Enthralling, empowering, and well written."
Pornokitch Online
"Lunatic Fringe is a pretty foxy romance and an excellent exploration of groups and identity, both of which make it a strong debut from Ms. Moon."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013340404
  • Publisher: Lunatic Ink
  • Publication date: 10/2/2011
  • Series: Tales of the Pack , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 484,373
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Allison Moon is a founding member of Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls. She grew up exploring the woods of Ohio, and now she's exploring a different kind of wildlife in the California Bay Area. In 2011, she was named a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Writers Fellow. Lunatic Fringe is her first novel, and she's currently working on the sequel, due out in 2013. Learn more at www.TalesofthePack.com
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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    This is an intoxicating and wonderful story of a young girl goin

    This is an intoxicating and wonderful story of a young girl going to college and finding herself falling for the beautiful women she finds there. Ms. Moon's prose is amazing, it flows like poetry and is very evocative as it runs across the page. It was a true pleasure to read and I would highly recommend it for anyone. The sexual overtones (and flat out sex) are very well done, adding a lovely spice to the plot.

    The characters have lovely depth, at least for some of them.

    There were a few things that I didn't care for. One is the lack of "good" males in the story with long term viability. It felt like they were being trashed a bit too much for my tastes; something not out of place in a story about "lesbian werewolves" but still... it would be nice to have a bit more balance. Now, part of that is in plot, there are some rather anti-male characters in there.

    There are certain parts of the story that were a bit too pat: mainly the beginning. She fell in with lesbians rather quickly just as all the males were portrayed as purely "bad" instead of having more shades of gray.

    Likewise, I didn't understand the final conclusion of the story. I don't know why the main character made that choice.

    However, none of those ruined the story at all. I've read it three times now, so I have to put it solidly in the five star rating.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    Excellent book

    My daughter loved this book. She couldn't read it fast enough.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Puddles instead of wolf bites-not ok

    I did not enjoy reading this book. I consider myself a feminist, and generally like queer fantasy stories, but this one so departed from any strand of werewolf mythology, and wrapped it up instead in an argument for lesbian polygamy, that finished the book feeling a little dirty. The most prominent departure was in how new werewolves were made. Instead of a bight or scratch, all it took was drinking from a puddle that a ww had stepped in on a full moon. Talk about passive procreation. Oh well, to each there own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Waiting on the sequal :)

    I really enjoyed this book! I would reccomend it to friends with open minds.

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

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    This needed a good editor Lunatic Fringe is a werewolf story th

    This needed a good editor

    Lunatic Fringe is a werewolf story that almost gets lost in a long discussion of feminist politics and too many typographical mistakes.

    The basic story in this book is good, although a little confusing. The characters draw a difference between Weres and Werewolves, but they seem to turn out to be the same people. Once the story gets going however, things make more sense and the details are easier to follow. It makes it clear that the line between the "good guys" and the "bad guys" can be very thin. Lexie is a perplexing character, but that reflects the situation she finds herself in as she tries to determine exactly what her future is going to be. Some of the characters are well developed, but there are a number of holes that needed filling with details. The book has an open ended conclusion because it's meant to be a series, but that isn't very satisfying for a reader, especially one who decides not to read any further books.

    The book has two big drawbacks. There are too many mistakes. Words are missing, some are used incorrectly and others use archaic definitions that don't really fit current usage. More than once a paragraph had to be reread to try and figure out exactly what was being said. This happens enough that it detracts from the reading and gives the book an unfinished feeling.

    An good editor also would have cut out a lot of material. When the Pack first appears, a long diatribe begins about how women have been oppressed and men are the sole source of their problems. The book gets bogged down in long political discussions that obscure the plot. Although some of the ideas eventually become important to the characters, they go on for so long that some readers may be inclined to stop reading. If you have to tell the reader something six times, then you aren't being very clear. It doesn't help much when the Pack turns out to be composed of some of the most hypocritical characters in the book and, apparently, is only interested in killing male werewolves. The idea that men are the source of all problems wears thin, especially in light of the behavior of the Pack. There are holes in the story that a decent editor would have eliminated or made sure were filled in.

    Allison Moon needs to make a decision. Either write a political book to discuss her type of feminism or write fiction with just enough polemic to shade her characters, but not interfere with the story. If she can find an editor to help with her weaknesses, Lunatic Fringe might turn out to be a mediocre start to a promising series.

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