I've noticed in most recent fantasy and romance novels involving werewolves, the condition is hereditary. (There are still lots of people turned by a bite in horror.) Why is this? People have no problem with characters being turned into zombies by a bite (even though that has no mythological basis.)
To me, hereditary werewolves lose lot of the bet narrative possibilities. I've always liked the idea about going about your life and then Blam! The supernatural OTHER intrudes and you are no longer quite human. I like the idea of trying to form a pack from random bite victims.
Can anyone think of any good recent fantasy novels involving characters turned into a werewolf by a bite?
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