Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Why we love shapeshifters - CONTEST!

Okay, I love shapeshifters. Everything from dragons, to cats, to wolves, Egyptian sphinxes.... and Changeling Press has a lot to offer. =)

How do YOU feel about shapeshifters? I'm looking for top ten reasons to love shapeshifters for the November edition of A Cheeky Changeling - the official ezine of Changeling Press (http://www.changelingpress.com/ezine).

Post your reasons and on Saturday (10/7), I'll pick that top ten. Nine will get a ebook of their choice from Changeling Press. The top winner? How about a $25 gift certificate for Changeling Press. That would set you up with some good reads a chilly, spooky October!

Okay, so talk to me. What's so great about shapeshifters....?

Isy

22 comments:

  1. Shifters have a special aura and their talents give readers the best of two worlds.

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  2. Shapeshifters are sexy!

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  3. Both VERY valid points. =) Morning to Bonita and Amy!

    Isy

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  4. annie in GA10:23 AM

    Shapeshifters possess the ability to break out of the traditional role model, a quality i think many of us would envy. They don't have to be just one mode or the other, they can access both..Now remember, i'm the reader who likes far-ranging types of weres, not just wolves:} But yes, i love them for the same reason i love paranormal, science fiction, and fantasy: shifters break out of the consensus-reality mode:}
    annie in GA

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  5. I LOVE Shapeshifters because they are more in touch with their sensual side. Most male shifter heroes are Alpha males who take care of their mates and families with both strength and love.

    As a BBW, I love the fact that a lot of shifter heroes appreciate a Rubenesque figure and they are strong enough to make one feel feminine and soft. Shifters are rarely, if ever, prejudiced to a body type.

    If a shifter hero loves, he loves with his whole being and willingly shows it anywhere and everywhere. (WG)

    And as said above, they are SEXY as HE** and give the best of two very distict worlds.

    How can you NOT love a shifter?

    Hugs, Robin Snodgrass

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  6. I DO remember, Annie. Good answer! LOL

    Robin, you JUST hit on something I love about shifter books - the BBW aspect. yes! I love those stories and can't find enough!!!

    Awesome guys!

    Isy

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  7. You know, I have to wonder this myself. Do you suppose shapeshifters are more sensitive to a BBW because they too have stigmas? Like they drink blood or get all hairy?

    Was that too deep for so early in the morning? LMAO

    mornin', all!

    DC :)

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  8. I havent read too many shifter stories...But the first one I read was awesome and I was hooked from that point on...I loved the attitude of the male...He was passionate and caring when he was with his mate...But when there was a confrontation he was all business...Which is how I always wanted my mate...So to me I can relate to the characters even thou they are shifters...

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  9. How can you not love a shapeshifter? They represent an element of danger and are sexy as hell!

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  10. I love shapeshifters because they make great heroes. They seem dangerous, and readers of the genre like dark tortured heroes. Also, there's always a heroine who's life is in constant jeopardy. Shapeshifters are strong, yet vulnerable, sometimes cruel, yet capable of tenderness, selfish in their desire to survive, yet willing to die for the one woman who can see the man within.

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  11. The reason why I love to read about shapeshifter. He loves his mate know matter what shape or form she or he is in. They are apha males but senistive to their mates need. They are kickass take no prisons amazing lovers. Best thing about shapeshifters they come in all forms.

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  12. they tend to be passionate, sexy, protective, and when they meet "their mate", let an alpha female express her strengths and passion as well. And the learning curve makes for some amusing and very hot scenes.

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  13. cause usually shapeshifter have that one person for life mate thing going on. And they are sexy and strong and passionate and loving.

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  14. Most of them are very alpha and have only one soul-mate. This is really fascinating

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  15. I'm just going to chip in that I love writing shapeshifters because they're literally animalistic in their wants and needs! They're going to be thinking about feeding, fighting and fucking even more than a human male...which is a lot...and which is also fantastic for an erotic hero.

    Plus, it's a lot of fun to bring out certain animal qualities in them: for instance the werewolf who protects his pack, or the werepanther who oozes grace and strength.

    Matter of fact, I'm writing a female were now, and let's just say she can be a bit of a bitch!

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  16. I think, like some, that what's so great about shapeshifters is the idea that they have a 'mate'. Just that idea makes me want to read a shapeshifting story...oh, okay, it doesn't hurt that most are also hunky alpha males, lol :-)

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  17. Animal magnetism made physical.

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  18. I think just about everyone has a fascination for animals. They are either cute and cuddly or dangerous and beautiful. Shapeshifters reflect both those sides, plus they have intelligence. While holding the man, you hold the dangerous animal hidden inside. When in animal form, he is formidable but also still approachable because of that human reasoning and intelligence within. And then there are the more primal instincts. The relentlessness and determination, the chase and capture. A lady wants to know when she is wanted and needed. Shapeshifters are never subtle about letting that show. In fact, emotions seem to run deeper in the shapeshifter community compared to other paranormal species. Atleast in my opinion.

    ~April
    Lady_Werewolf_By_Night@yahoo.com

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  19. You guys have some GREAT ideas! Keep 'em coming!!! =)

    Isy

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  20. I love shapeshifters for their combination of animal and human characteristics-powerful, primieval, feral, territorial, deep capacity of passion, seductive, protective and able to be tamed.

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  21. They all appear to be faithful to their mate, and their "endowments" always seem to increase when they shift!

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  22. Robin Snodgrass8:54 PM

    I finally got a chance to check back in on this subject and love the other answers given. I agree that the idea of one soulmate is a very appealing part of a lot of the were stories. To mate for life is a wonderful "ideal" life. To find someone who loves you no matter what and is with you for all time...wow, that's wonderful (well, as long as they are wonderful...lol ... but who wants to get stuck for eternity with a dud?) Now that sounds like an idea for a funny story....
    Hugs,
    Robin

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