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There are many reasons why being an author is one of the most awesome jobs in the world! Today, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorites: taking inspiration from the myths and legends I love, borrowing a couple of elements, and giving them new, exciting twists. And because I grew up with manga and anime, and I’ve always been fascinated by the Japanese folklore, of course I had to look into it and see what shapeshifters it had to offer. That’s how I learned about the kitsune and knew I had to write fox shifters, even though […]

Guest Post: Fox Shifters in Japanese Folklore and Mythology by ...


Alien Kisses and Holiday Wishes by Crystal Dawn 1
I love boxed sets. Even though many sets have a story or two that  just aren’t “my thing”, I usually do find some new authors to add to my favorites. Here’s an article written by author Crystal Dawn that talks about just that. Why Do We Love Boxed Sets? Boxed sets, I didn’t discover them right away, not as a reader or as an author. I began to notice them and they seemed like such a good deal I was wary of them. When I finally decided to buy one, I thought it was wonderful. I liked every story, that […]

Why Do We Love Boxed Sets?


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What the Shift? How does one become a werewolf. This is a great little article written by PNR Author Eva Gordon that I thought I’d share with you all. You can check this one, and many others out on her blog.   What the shift? How does one become a werewolf. What the shift? How does one become a werewolf. I am often asked to do wolf lore and werewolf lore lectures for writer and library groups, so I’m familiar with many different types of werewolf lore. There are many werewolf paranormal romance and werewolf horror novels, yet because there […]

What the Shift? How Does One Become a Werewolf?



Melissa Snark posted this article on her blog, The Snarkology, and I just had to share it. Her funny insight on Werewolf clichés for paranormal romance are spot on. What do you think?   It seems inevitable that every author of paranormal fiction encounters certain subgenre stereotypes/tropes during their journey to craft an interesting tale. As an author of werewolf fantasy stories, I’m particularly familiar with those that pertain to wolf shifters and lycanthropes. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. Book title contains the words “Wolf”, “Alpha” or “Moon”. Yes, these words are inexorably linked in the public […]

Werewolf Clichés for Paranormal Romance


Reach for the Sky by Gwen Knight
If you love shifters (and I know you do!), then check this article by Author Gwen Knight Shifter Luv out! You can find the original post, as well as other stuff to read at her website! Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My! Shapeshifters as a whole are my favorite paranormal breed to write and read about. Part of the appeal is the range in animals with wolves, bears, and dragons seemingly being among the most popular. But what about others? Since I’ve begun publishing in the paranormal world, I’ve seen an assortment of shapeshifters: gorillas, mongooses, even sharks! The werewolves of […]

Author Gwen Knight Shifter Luv! Check it out!


Well, Tami Lund wrote an article giving us her take on it. I’m sharing it here, with her permission for your reading pleasure. 🙂 Why Shapeshifters? November 15, 2015 Tami Lund Here’s a question: why shifters? I now have two series centered around shifters – the Twisted FateSeries (Of Love and Darkness was released in June, 2015, and Prim and Proper Fate will be released in 2016, followed by the final book in the series, in 2017) and the Lightbearer Series.Twisted Fate is entirely about shifters, while Lightbearer was supposed to be about magical beings called, well, Lightbearers. Yet when I […]

Have You Ever Wondered Why Shapeshifters Are So Popular?



Author, Tabitha Cornall, tells her story on how she started writing paranormal romance, and how the crossing of genres influenced her writing. I found it pretty interesting, and thought you might too. Check it out! She posted her article on her website, here. Crossing Genres: The Ultimate Mash-Up I didn’t start out writing paranormal romance. I didn’t even start out writing romance at all–my very first story, back when I was seven, was science fiction. Since then, I’ve written science fiction, fantasy, Y/A, mystery, non-fiction, and of course romance, of several different flavors–paranormal, contemporary, historical, romantic suspense. I think it’s […]

Crossing Genres: The Ultimate Mash-Up by Tabitha Cornall


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We often read or hear about the super hot Alpha Males. There are articles written about the super strong, decisive, all encompassing male written all over the place, but what we don’t often hear and read about is the amazing Alpha Female! She’s out there too, and deserves some recognition! I came across this article written by Heather Long, another great paranormal author, and thought I would share it with you guys. This is what she had to say… On Writing #Wolves : Best Alpha Females I can recite chapter and verse the number of “best” werewolf Alpha posts, of […]

Alpha Females!


I came across this article written by a friend of mine, Kristen Strassel, and thought I’d share it with you all! What can I say, I adore Alphas, seriously, I melt every time I read a sexy PNR story with an Alpha hero!  This is what she had to say… WHY WE LOVE THE ALPHA nov 03 2015 | posted by kristenstrassel When romance readers are asked what they want in a hero, they overwhelmingly say that they want to read about someone who can get the job done, both out in the world and behind closed doors. An Alpha. […]

Mmmm.. Alphas!



I was browsing the internet (not procrastinating at writing at all), and came across this article by Kim Faulks, and thought I’d share it with you. My five favourite Shifter Romance reads by Kim | Oct 21, 2015 | So I’m neck deep in my exciting new dark shifter series and out of the blue I thought of a few of my favourite shifter reads. If you’re a paranormal junkie like me you have your secret go-to list. But there’s always room for more, so I’ve listed some of mine. Drop me a line, let me know what shifter book […]

My Five Favourite Shifter Romance Reads