I finally got my hands on Talulla Rising, the second volume in Glen Duncan's werewolf series. I truly enjoyed this narrative. Duncan uses words wonderfully, and while his characters may seem more monstrous and less likeable than those in Anne Rice's novel, the heroine definitely began to grow on me over time. I think plot of Talulla Rising, though far more convoluted, was actually better woven together than that of the earlier work (The Last Werewolf).
I have a far more modest literary accomplishment to report. I interviewed violinist Alexander Markov for Stay Thirsty Press, and await publication at some point in September. Stay tuned.