She can control her pack but not her heart.


While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack’s world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches’ War that surrounds them all.

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Praise for Nightshade

“A fantastical mash-up of religious warriors and witch hunts, of feminist will and societal oppression, „Nightshade” is historical fiction — with a modern, pop culture twist. An intelligent reimagining of the past played out in the present with shape-shifting werewolves residing in Vail, Colo., „Nightshade” is a book for well-read hopeless romantics who like their heroines conflicted, their love interests smoldering and their passions triangulated and torrid, yet unfulfilled.” – LA Times

“Andrea Cremer has excelled in her world-building endeavors. She’s created a story environment that is rich in history and in the foundation that supports and explains it. The connection between the werewolves and their masters, the Keepers is original. It gives what could have been a run-of-the-mill paranormal romance teeth (sometimes quite literally) as well as depth. Cremer, a history professor, has clearly put her expertise to excellent use. The scenes are vivid and often filled with action that makes it hard to put the book down.” – NY Journal of Books

“Cremer’s debut brings mystery and passion to a journey of self-determination.” – Publishers Weekly


WOLFSBANE (July 26, 2011, Philomel)
Nightshade Book 2: Betrayal, loss, pain, fear. How many trials can love endure and still survive?

BLOODROSE (January 3, 2012, Philomel, TBA)
Nightshade Book 3: Is true love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

RIFT (August 7, 2012, Philomel)
Before Calla Tor, there was Ember Morrow