Stunned by her brother’s apparent suicide, LUNA AUBER, discovers that he has not only left her the key’s to his apartment but also trip to Sweden. Per his instructions, LUNA is to explore their unexpected heritage of the Birke, an iconic female Viking warrior. Following her beloved brother’s lead, LUNA will soon discover that the terrible shakes he suffered from were misdiagnosed. The shaking was in fact the early stages of his transformation. Her brother was a shapeshifter. A lycanthrope. And her own shaking has just begun. LUNA will be forced to make a choice that could either transform or destroy the world as she knows it.
“CURE by Kali Metis is a howling romp that seamlessly blends various voices, genres, and time periods without losing its effortless style. An amalgam of myth, historical fiction, romance, folklore, and horror, Metis cooks delicious conflict into every page as her main character, Luna Auber, bakes cupcakes by day but shifts into something slightly more sinister by night. Fans will surely hope this is the initial book of a series because CURE is worth reading by moonlight and sinking one’s teeth into.” –Suzanne Samples, author of Frontal Matter and Stargazing in Solitude
About the Author
Writing as Kali Metis, Lisa Kastner was born in one of the most dangerous cities in America. In high school, she was a dancer and co-host on Dance Party USA. At the age of 20 her house had burned down and she was suddenly homeless. She spent the next several years rebuilding and obtained her Bachelors, MBA, and MFA. While fulfilling an amazing corporate career, she began Running Wild, LLC. Lisa was named to Yahoo Finance's Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021, nominated to Forbes NEXT 1000, featured in Forbes and named to New York Weekly’s Top Ten Females to Watch in 2021.
“A study of otherness, identity, and belonging in the shape of a high-stakes supernatural adventure, Metis changes up the werewolf genre in a beguiling mix of medieval and modern. With a touch of romance and a good dose of danger, CURE eclipses expectations.” —Lee Murray, USA Today Bestselling Author and Bram Stoker Award® winner
"The stakes couldn't be higher for Luna. Love, health, safety, family, identity--they're all in play as she sets out on a journey that stretches across continents and centuries and finally into the mystical, a menacing world of secrets and myths and shapeshifters. In CURE, Kali Metis deftly weaves storylines of past and present that hurtle toward a breathtaking climax that make it impossible to put down this spellbinding tale." —Curtis Smith, author of The Magpie’s Return, named best of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews
“Kali Metis is an exciting and unique new voice in modern fantasy and a writer you need to pay attention to.” —Taylor Grant, Bram Stoker Award® Finalist and author of The Many Deaths of Cole Parker