Hee. What a way to start my first post at this new blog. I stopped by this morning to see who was posting, then realized—it’s me! So here goes…
We’ve certainly got the werewolf category of shapeshifters well covered here at SSR. And the book I had released last Thursday features a werewolf hero. But the heroine is a familiar—a cat-shifting familiar. So let’s hear it for the kitty cats today!
In my world, familiars are conduits for demons. They bridge demons to this world. How do they do that, you wonder? Well, they have sex. Yep. Lots of it, too. When the familiar is sated, then she’s relaxed and an assisting witch is able to summon a demon to this realm via the familiar. (I know, that sounds very strange, but what do you expect? This is MY world.) :-)
Familiars, naturally, have nine lives. Now, familiars in their first life haven’t exactly mastered the bridging technique yet. So they don’t really need to be sated to bring forth a demon, they just need to have sex. And then—look out! Sometimes the demons are friendly, sometimes…not so much. In RTM, the hero needs to have sex to put back his werewolf before the full moon, and the heroine is more than willing to help him out. But there’s that nasty little problem with the demons…
Don’t worry, by her second or third life, the heroine will have her bridging skills mastered. But will the werewolf last that long? :-)
So have you read many books with cat-shifting characters? House cats or panthers and lions and jaguars? They’re all good! What do you think should be an identifying trait to a cat shifter?
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