Hey! I’m late! I apologize because usually my posts are up in the morning, but I happened to scribble the wrong date on my calendar. Anyway! A tough question for all of you today, and I hope you’ll give me your opinion because this is a problem I’m haggling over right now in my current WIP.
In shapeshifter romances, can a human heroine have sex with the male in his ‘shifted’ state?
Let me explain. My current hero is a werewolf. In were form, he is a man. In wolf form he is like the canine-like wolves you see romping the countryside (okay, well, I’ve never seen one romping out and about, but you know). In werewolf form, he is half-man, half-wolf. Think a little like the werewolves in Underworld, but more man-shaped, and with a wolfish head and taloned claws. He’s got all the right ‘man parts’ in that form, too.
Now, do you prefer a story where the heroine only interacts intimately with the hero while he’s in man shape, or can you go there, and read something where she might have sex with the werewolf? Would you rather that scene was alluded to, but not written out in graphic detail? Or are you offended by the very idea of it?
What have you read in other shapeshifter stories? What’s the wildest pairing you’ve ever read?
Okay, that’s a lot of questions, but inquiring minds need to know! :-)