My experience with shifters began when I read the Twilight series (by Stephenie Meyer) in the YA genre and the Anita Blake series (by Laurell K. Hamilton) in the adult paranormal genre. Those books were only the first in my new love for books featuring shifters.
The guests I have here today are authors in the Adult Paranormal genre with lots of experience in writing about shifters. I appreciate the opportunity to ask them questions. Welcome Jessica Aspen, Shelley Munro, and Milly Taiden to the shifter panel. After reading their answers to my questions, don't forget to enter my March giveaway. You could be the winner of a $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Please note that I have not featured their adult books on my YA site. These authors write steamy...as in HOT-HOT-HOT. If you are eighteen or older, please visit their websites to see their current and past releases. You'll also see lots of ways to follow them on social media in the biographies at the bottom of this post.
Do your shifters need anything special to change form? (ie. a full moon, article of clothing etc.)
Are the shifters you write about born that way or turned? Briefly explain the mythology.
The thing you'd like/hate the most if you were a shifter.
The shifter you'd like to date and why? (from one of your books, a movie, tv show...)
Meet Jessica Aspen
Jessica writes paranormal romance near the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Her books are full of elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. She loves dark chocolate, walking the dog, hiking and is obsessed with new electronic writing devices. Jessica is also obsessed with writing, learning about writing and is currently hard at work twisting more fairy tales for adult paranormal romance lovers. She is a member of RWA, CRW, FF&P and PRO and is currently serving on the RWA National PRO Steering Comittee. You can find Jessica most days during the week at http://jessicaaspen.com
Click here to read about her latest release, Snow and the Seventh Wolf.
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Meet Shelley Munro
Shelley lives in New Zealand with her husband.
Typical New Zealanders, Shelley and her husband left home for their big OE soon after they married (translation of New Zealand speak – big overseas experience). A year long adventure lengthened to six years of roaming the world. Enduring memories include being almost sat on by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda, lazing on white sandy beaches in India, whale watching in Alaska, searching for leprechauns in Ireland, and dealing with ghosts in an English pub.
While travel is still a big attraction, these days Shelley is most likely found in front of her computer following another love – that of writing stories of romance and adventure. Other interests include watching rugby and rugby league (strictly for research purposes), and curling up with a good book.
Click here to read about her latest release, Biding His Thyme or here to read her about latest shifter book, Lone Wolf.
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Meet Milly Taiden
Milly (who also writes as April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She began writing when she learned to put words together and her first book consisted of two homeless dogs living in a park for her second grade English class. She didn’t win a prize, but she acquired a love for writing that never went away.
When she’s not working full-time, texting with her best friend Heidi in England, chastising her son for pulling the dog’s ears, shopping with her sister Jewel or watching scary movies with her husband, she can be found writing on her laptop. She’s addicted to shoes, chocolate, Dunkin Donuts coffee and JIMMY THOMAS covers!!!
Click here to read about her latest shifter book, Wynter's Captive.
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Do you have a favorite shifter book? Read any books by one of these talented authors? Have a secret desire to change into a werewolf at the full moon?