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Not All Shifters Are Created Equal
Hi, everyone! I’d like to offer a big thanks to Michele for inviting me over today—I’m happy to be visiting at Shape Shifter Romance blog.
I love shape shifters. Love them. My first single-title release from Kensington Brava, HOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT, featured a wolf shifter hero. Of all the shifters, the wolves are some of my favorites to write. Ah, wolf shifters—dangerous, primal, sexy—they can be such great characters.
Some shifters, by their very natures, tend to be amazing heroes. Their “animal” sides have reputations for being fierce, wild, strong—so many interesting traits for characters.
And then, there are some creatures that just…well, aren’t great characters.
When I think of sexy shifters, certain animals immediately come to mind. In addition to wolves, I love reading and writing about jaguars (I did that in my June 08 contribution to the WHEN HE WAS BAD anthology), tigers, and even dragons. Yes, dragons. Now, sure, when my editor first found out that I had written a story about a dragon shifter, she was afraid that scales wouldn’t necessarily be sexy. Ah, but as she found out, sexiness can all be in the execution. Sometimes, anyway.
However, I think there are some shifters that are just…not sexy. Or else an author has to work VERY hard at making the shifters sexy. Some examples? Hmmm…I’d personally choose not to write about an armadillo shifter. Or a turtle shifter. Or a raccoon shifter. Those just aren’t strong, they aren’t powerful—they aren’t sexy. Not good shifters for me. The images that they bring to mind—they make me wince.
But what about you? Do you have favorite shifters? Are there some shifters that you’d prefer to never, ever read about? Tell me…and you could win an autographed copy of WHEN HE WAS BAD—and you’ll be getting yourself a new shifter story! (One that I promise is free of turtles and raccoons.)
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WHEN HE WAS BAD–Available now from Kensington Brava
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