The Bestiary Parlor: The Musings of a Zoologist Turned Author
My name is Eva Gordon . Welcome to my parlor. I'm an author of paranormal romance/fantasy and steampunk novels. I'm also a Naturalist and aficionado of animal lore. I love talking about and interviewing fantastical creatures both imaginary and real.
archaeological expedition, Bayla Gideon, iswidowed
by asupernatural force andbranded with the Hand of Miriam or Knowing
Eye. Threatened by evil, she awakens the golem; a mythical man of
clay, who protected the Jewish community over three centuries ago.
golem, Gesher, is surprised. Freedom –by a beautiful,
enchanting woman. His desire is to return to the celestial spheres and regain
his status as an avenging angel. Yet, Bayla challenges his mind, body and soul.
Would he risk his return to the heavens for her?
dealing with the otherkind, mad
inventors and an unrelenting matchmaking aunt, Bayla is equally determined to
resist her steamy attraction to the striking fallen angel.
into a malevolent war, which includes facingJack the Ripper, they
must resist the magnetic pull toward each other, while protecting the world
from encroaching evil.
Hi, I wrote up a glossary to help you with my current and future works in the Wolf Maiden Saga. Give me a howl if you have any more questions.
Glossary for the Wolf Maiden Saga
Lycan: An ancient line of humans that shift into
large bear sized massive wolves with distinctive tattoos depicting their
specific pack. Also known as wolfen, wolf men, wolfskins and werewolves. Their
shape shifting is not painful but rather pleasurable. Lycans are superior to
humans in many ways. They have the strength of ten men, and the alpha has the
strength of five or more lycans. They can heal over night from severe wounds
and are immune to most diseases except for the dreaded rabies and the toxin
from wolf bane flower. They are very loyal and gentle with their young and pack
Alpha Lycan: Dominant lycans that are leaders of their
packs and can are not under the influence of the moon. They can shift at any
time. The alpha male must control his
pack of betas.
Male Alpha: The
male alpha leads the pack. He is the
result of a lycan and human woman mating. He is the most powerful member of the
pack and like all alphas can shift at any time. Alpha males can only marry a
wolf maiden, a human life mate.
Female Alpha: A female lycan not under the influence of the
moon. She helps protect the pack and serves as a surrogate parent to all the
pack children. Alpha females are barren. The Lupercal or Lycan secret
governmental body is run by twelve alpha females.
Wolf Maiden: A
human woman with the wolf print birth mark, which turns bright red when she is
imprinted by her alpha life mate. A wolf maiden can be born to a pack or
randomly among humans, unaware of her role. She is also known as an Ulf hexen
in Viking culture. During the Middle Ages she was also called a wolf witch or a
woman marked with the sign of the beast. Though she is meant for an alpha mate,
she can marry and though it takes longer can get pregnant by a human and have
normal males who can then have future wolf maidens.
Lycans that shift only during the full moon. They must be controlled by the
alpha since they can become mindless beasts that roam around and kill.
Lycans that are used as slaves, no matter their rank. In ancient times they
were no more than slaves for the higher ranked lycans. The Lupercal no longer
allows pack members to be treated like omegas since a near revolt during
men that serve the Lupercal and Lycans. They serve as spies for the lycan society and worship the lycan goddess, Feronia. They often take alpha
female lycans as consorts. The Lupercii hope that in their next life they will
be born as lycans.
Lycan Gods and Society
Feronia: The goddess of the lycans. She is said to
have been a wolf maiden who took a shape shifting giant wolf as a lover. She
communes with her oracles, especially with the leader of the Lupercal and wolf
goddess that gave them the gift of painless shifting.
Governmental and spiritual body of the secret lycan society. It is run by
twelve alpha female lycans. The leader of the Lupercal is often a seer and or
sorceress. Their word is law and any who disobey will be considered rogue and
or be punished by returning to their next life as a prey animal.
spring festival when most wolf maidens and beta lycans become fertile. Rituals
allow for wild sex escapades. Call of the wild.
Den brother or sister:
Pack member that a lycan grew up with, not necessarily related by blood.
A wolf maiden that has the healing touch. Can heal any lycan both physically
Bear men: Also
known as bearskins. An ancient line of humans who could shift into bears at
anytime. Their shift is painful. Like bears they hibernate during the
winter. They can be slow witted, strong
and have a short temper. During ancient times lycans killed most off from the
Conditions that Harm
Lunar Madness: A condition, though rare, which can occur when an
alpha suppresses his shift for too long. It will cause the alpha to shift with
the pull of the moon until his system stabilizes.
Rabies: A viral
disease transferred from the bite of an infected animal. A lycan's greatest fear.
Werewolf Bite fever:
An infection that can kill a human from the bite of a lycan.
flower that is toxic to a lycan. It is often used as poison because a lycan
cannot smell or taste it.
If you think of other terms you wish to suggest I add to my glossary list, let me know.