Sunday, October 26, 2014

QUIZ: How Well Do YOU Know Werewolves?

Test your shape-shifter knowledge and comment for a chance to win an e-copy of my werewolf novel "Despite the Fangs," (see book video here)! Then, enter the fun Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop drawing for a $100 Amazon/B&N giftcard!


QUESTION 1: What herbs will ward off werewolves?
A. Frankincense and myrrh
B. Rye, mistletoe and wolfsbane
C. Rosemary, parsley and sage
D. All of the above
ANSWER: B--Rye, mistletoe and wolfsbane

QUESTION 2: According to folklore, what are ways people can become a werewolf?
A. Drinking rainwater from a wolf's footprint
B. Sleep outside with the full moon shining in your face
C. Be bitten by a werewolf
D. All of the above
ANSWER: D--All of the above.

QUESTION 3: In "Despite the Fangs" my werewolf heroine, Aribella, possesses some of the same qualities as a 'regular' wolf. Which quality does Aribella possess?
A. Her saliva has antibacterial and tissue regeneration properties.
B. She is better at chasing and tracking prey than her male counterparts.
C. Estrus (or breeding time) occurs only once per year and lasts almost two weeks.
D. All of the above.
ANSWER: D--My werewolf heroine, Aribella, possesses all of these qualities, just like her genetically distant wolf cousins. See the book video trailer here.

QUESTION 4: In Warren Zevon's hit, "Werewolves of London" what did the werewolf have in hand, while walking the streets of SOHO in the rain?
A. An umbrella.
B. A Chinese menu
C. A mutilated lady.
D. All of the above.
ANSWER: B--Chinese menu. Want to listen to the whole song? Click here.

QUESTION 5: What is the name of the rare medical condition nicknamed 'Werewolf Syndrome' that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over the body?
A. Hypertrichosis
B. Wingardium Leviosa
C. Sectumsempra
D. Protego Horribilis
ANSWER: A--Hypertrichosis, a genetic anomaly you can read about here or see pictures of here. The rest of the answers are all spells from the Harry Potter series. :)

How did you do?? Comment on my blog below, and on November 1, a random commenter will win an electronic version of "Despite the Fangs" from me!


You're in luck! I'm participating in the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop, with tons of prizes, PLUS...a grand prize of a $100 Amazon/Barnes & Noble giftcard! Check out the other spook-tacular authors on this blog hop:

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On November 1, one lucky NEWTON NATION VIP MEMBER will win this gorgeous 8x10 print designed by the talented Tracy Hetzel, of Long Blue Straw Illustrations,  for "Despite the Fangs." 

Isn't it amazing??? But to be in THAT drawing, you have to belong to my NEWTON NATION VIP CLUB by Oct. 31! (signup with your email at the top, right-hand side of the static bar where it says "Subscribe to Dylan's NEWTON NATION VIP CLUB").

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Before you leave, don't forget to COMMENT BELOW for your chance to win an electronic copy of "DESPITE THE FANGS"!!

Happily My Ever After,


  1. I got a few right!! LOL Not great but did ok.. Thanks for the chance to win:)

    1. Good! Thanks for giving it a whirl, Joely! You are officially in the drawing for an e-copy of "Despite the Fangs." :)

  2. Hi Dylan,
    Wow, that's a hard quiz! I only got three right and I'm a fellow werewolf author! Thanks so much for sharing the great post and participating in the Halloween hop. :-)

    1. :) Sorry--didn't mean to make them so hard! I'd done a bunch of research when writing "Despite the Fangs" and figured I'd put some of that miscellaneous knowledge to good use in my quiz! The good news is: you don't have to pass the quiz to be in the drawing!! Commenting is enough to get you in for a chance at an e-copy of my latest book, so you are IN! Thanks again for stopping by, Melissa! :)

  3. Darn, I only got one right, that was a hard quiz. Great post!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

    1. No worries, Jean! You're still in the drawing for a free e-book of "Despite the Fangs"! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I got all but one!


    1. Hey, hey, Krysykat! Way to go! And you are officially entered into the e-book drawing! Woot Woot!!

  5. I got four out of five. The saliva one threw me. Learn something knew every day.

    1. I know, right? When I was researching "Despite the Fangs" and was looking up all things wolf-y, I was surprised by the antibacterial properties of wolves, as well. I just amplified it -- of course-- for the werewolves in the novel. :) Thanks for stopping by, Sheryl, and good luck in tomorrow's drawing!!

  6. Congratulations to Joely Bogan, the winner chosen by to receive an e-copy of "Despite the Fangs!" And a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by during the blog hop to read and comment. You guys ROCK! :)