The Curse of Moose Lake by Bethany Helwig is a new young adult urban fantasy novel set to publish October 18, 2016, that puts a paranormal spin on the small town of Moose Lake in Minnesota with elements akin to Supernatural and Men in Black.
Phoenix and her brother Hawk are professional monster hunters—well, nearly. Still in training with the International Monster Slayers, a secret government agency that both defends and hunts mythical creatures, they are sent on their first real mission to prove their worth. When things go awry and the IMS is nearly exposed, their future as agents looks grim.
Given one last chance for redemption, the duo are sent to Moose Lake, Minnesota where there’s a docile population of werewolves to keep in check. Their assignment is supposed to be dull, but Moose Lake ends up being anything but boring.
When a mysterious black wolf appears and the werewolves under their charge start to become aggressive, they must uncover the city’s dark secret if they are to save not only the citizens but themselves.
Bethany Helwig has been writing stories since she was little. She completed her first full length trilogy while in high school and continued working on her craft in college. Influenced by her work as a criminal paralegal, her love of fantasy settings, and superheroes, she wrote The Curse of Moose Lake but says the core of the story is about family; “I am very close with my sisters and representing strong familial bonds in young adult fiction is very important to me.”
The Curse of Moose Lake is the first novel in a planned series.