Sunday, 23 October 2011
Welcome to the Werewolves and Shifters Party!
In a little while, I'm thrilled to say, the very talented Jennifer Ashley will be joining us with her unique brand of shifter.
On Tuesday, we welcome Ashlyn Chase to the party; and on Wednesday Nancy Gideon. On Thursday we get two authors for the price of one - Summer Devon and Linda Gayle. And on Friday, we welcome Selena Illyria.
So let's start things off with the question of why werewolves and other animal shifters are so popular in the romance genre. What's so sexy about furry? Real animals just aren't sexually attractive (to the vast majority of humans!) so why should we enjoy so much reading about men (or women) who can turn into them?
What draws you to shifter romance? For me, I think it's the tragedy that surrounds such creatures, the loneliness and the pain they suffer every full moon and the difficulty of living with their condition in "normal" society. Take that along with the ferocity and power of the shifted creature, and his "cuddly" aspect, and it's clearly an irresistible combination :). What do you think?