by Kelley Armstrong
Plume Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0452285933
Date: December 2002 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Elena Michaels returns. In the first book, she became a werewolf by being bitten by her lover, Clay Danvers. She's the only female, as the werewolf gene is passed only from father to son, and there aren't many werewolves to begin with. In the vampire world, there are undead who suck enough to nourish themselves and not kill their victim. So it is true in the werewolf world. The difference between werewolves and mutts is that one avoids killing humans whenever possible, the other doesn't discriminate its prey. Elena's job is to search out information on werewolves and mutts gone bad, but ends up encountering two witches instead. They attempt to warn her about eccentric billionaire Ty Winsloe, but are ambushed. The three agree to meet up at a later time, and Elena brings the Alpha male of the pack, Jeremy, to what turns out to be a meeting of different species. It appears that Winsloe is capturing different supernatural species, but for what purpose? From release/information:
Book Description: It was in Bitten, Kelley Armstrong's debut novel, that thirty-year-old Elena Michaels came to terms with her feral appetites and claimed the proud identity of a beautiful, successful woman—and the only living female werewolf.
In Stolen, on a mission for her own elite pack, she is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe, who has funded a bogus scientific investigation of the "other races" and their supernatural powers. Kidnapped and studied in his underground lab deep in the Maine woods, these paranormals—witches, vampires, shamans, werewolves—are then released and hunted to the death in a real-world video game. But when Winsloe captures Elena, he finally meets his match.