The Female of the Species

July 2, 2008 at 5:53 am (General) (, , , , , , )

By Teresa D’Amario

Hi everyone. 🙂 I’m so happy to see you here today. 🙂 I thought I’d start us off on a slightly new topic. The Female of the Species

Most of our books are all about the man. The man who turns into a beast, that is. He’s strong and powerful, dripping with unbridled testosterone. Driven by his need to find a mate and to protect her. We’ve all discussed how hot he can be, partially because he’s so natural… he doesn’t need the trappings of human society. They just weigh him down.

But what about the female ? How does she find a mate in this mismash world of humans and shifters? One who compliments her, is strong and powerful enough to hold his own against a female who’s probably stronger than he will ever be? Or is she limited to only male shifters as mates?

Let me tell you about Cassie. Cassie is a Tigress. She’s led a somewhat sheltered if naive life, under her father’s care. She’s been out and about in the human world, even attended school in the human school system. But she’s held herself apart, afraid to get too close.

What kind of male will appeal to her? As a tigress, she’s so powerful that no male, unless he is tiger shifter, will ever challenge her physically. So what’s the appeal? What male, human or otherwise, would step into a relationship with one of the most naturally aggressive creatures on the planet?

Let me introduce you to Lance. Lance is a Wizard. The youngest of 5 children, his 3 brothers have coddled him, and protected him from evil all his life. He’s frustrated, determined to break out of his protective cocoon, to live life to it’s fullest, to have a purpose where before he had none. Lance is surprised to find shifters really exist, yet exhibits no fear when in the presence of her tiger self. He reaches out to touch her coat, curious at the sensation. His bravery is duly noted by the female he touches.

But how does he hold his own? Can a simple wizard mate with a shifter? One who could kill him by accident? Lance has a few secrets up his sleeve, some of which are even a surprise to him. He likens his attraction to Cassie to that of hang gliding. Dangerous. Scary, but exhilarating.

You can read about Cassie and Lance on July 15, when Tigress by the Tail: The Moon, is released by Tease Publishing!

So my question for you readers, what traits would the human male have to have to survive in the world of shifters? What would he find attractive about his future mate?

Tell me your ideas about the female of the species. What can a man offer such a woman?

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