When is a shifter not a shifter – Plus an introduction!

October 8, 2008 at 4:25 am (General)

First, I have to write this – when is a shifter not a shifter?  For Nalini Singh, in Hostage to Pleasure, Dorian is a non shifter.  His parents were shifters.  His sister was a shifter.  But why on earth isn’t Dorian a shifter? Imagine how Dorian must feel.  Imagine how you would feel, raised in a world where you are different from everyone else.  You aren’t as physically strong, people treat you differently and you are sure you can’t fulfill your potential as expected.  What do you do?  Do you give up?  Fold into yourself? Or do you create an entirely different person.  Do you work to prove yourself?  Being better than everyone else at everything you do?  Or do you become bitter and angry, hiding inside yourself, cursing your parents and hating everything about yourself?  It’s time for a choice.  What is Dorian’s?

But add in the animalstic nature, and what do you have?  Ahh, but then I’d be giving away secrets!  Let’s just say that I found Nalini’s Hostage to Pleasure to be one of her absolute best dives into the paranormal world of the Psy and shifters.  I hadn’t expected to enjoy this book nearly as much as I did, with Dorian unable to shift.  Imagine my surprise when I couldn’t put it down.

So check out Nalini Singh’s Hostage to Pleasure – you don’t want to miss it!


Okay, I have a two fold reason for posting today.  Talking about Nalini’s book is just one.  The other is I get the awesome privelige of welcoming a new member to ShapeShifter Romance!

Larissa Ione is one of my favorite authors.  Her Demonica series incorporates a world so alien it drives shivers down your back as you read.  Not quite horror, but definitely edgy, these books will drag you into their darkness where demons, the vampires and the shapeshifters live.  They fight, they love, and they die.  They are not all evil.  Then again, they aren’t exactly good either.  The stories begin in a hospital.  Really!  Okay, not a human hospital, but a demon one.  One run by three brothers.  In awesome tails of sensuality and frightening darkness the reader delves into worlds we all HOPE is just imagination.

I’m very excited to welcome Larissa as the newest member of SSR!  Her first post is friday, so don’t forget to come back and show her some shapeshifter love.

Her Website:




  1. Greta said,

    WooHoo! Larissa welcome. How cool. I am so excited for you.

  2. Larissa Ione said,

    Thanks for the nice welcome, Teresa! I’m excited to be here!

    *waves to Greta* Hey, Greta!!!

  3. Jennifer St. Giles said,

    Love it Lori! I can’t wait to read these two books! Nalini sounds as if she out did herself.
    thanks for sharing

  4. Beth C. said,

    I love the Psy/Changeling series. Too bad I read Hostage in 2 days. Now I have so long to wait for another novel. But she has a story in an anthology out soon. So there is hope.

    Hi Larissa. Can’t wait to read your books. Always looking for new meat…umm I mean authors…to check out. 🙂

  5. Teresa D'Amario said,

    Beth, you won’t gbe disappointed. 🙂 I have to admit to a little bit of bias, ok, not really because I really like her Demonica series!

  6. AJ Hampton said,

    Welcome Larissa!! It’s so good to have you on board! 🙂

  7. Savanna Kougar said,

    Welcome, Larissa, looking forward to your first blog.

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