After Dark with…Shifters

Posted November 26, 2015 by Suzanne in Reading on the Dark Side, Under the Covers / 4 Comments

In our November After Dark posts we like to talk about one of our favourite genres; Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. What these two genres have in common is that they tend to feature all the sexy creatures that go bump (and like to hump) in the night. Is there anything as sexy as a vampire who can’t wait to get his fangs in to you? Or a shifter desperate to chase you down? Or even a fae waiting to seduce you? Apparently not, as we girls at Under the Covers lap this up. Whether the shifter is out to love you up and wear you down with orgasms, like a classic PNR, or if the evil vampire wants to drain you dry like you may find in a UF, either way we can’t get enough of our creature features.

Today we move to my favourite of all the PNR/UF beasties…shifters, be they the traditional wolf or a big cat, or bird, dragon, bear, and even on one odd occasion a hamster, I love them. I don’t know what it is about shifters, but as soon as I know that a PNR or UF is based on them, my interest is immediately piqued. Maybe because of all the supernatural folk you can get, I always think that the shifters have the edge on intensity the single minded way they pursue their mates sends all kinds of good shivers up my spine.

Maybe in real life this chase could be considered stalking…but hey, I am not into reading romance for the gritty realism. But, I can’t help but enjoy the intense focus a shifter has on his mate, especially in the bedroom department; they certainly know how to channel that raw and wild energy into pleasurable pursuits. However, maybe I short changed shifters, and romance in general, with that gritty realism quip. There are some absolutely amazing shifter PNR and UF series out there, which really go into the logistics of how a pack of shifters would work and the authors weave some fantastic books with this concept. Not only do they have the romance, they have exciting and intelligent plots where whole new worlds are shaped straight from the authors imaginations.

Here are some recommendations of my favourite shifter books, I have divided them into what kind of animal the characters shift in to:

Lets start with some werewolves:

Moving on to the kitty cats…

And now lets mix it all up…

Which kind of shifter is your favourite? What are your favourite books?

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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from this list kate daniels, psy-changeling and mercy thompson are my favorites…i like the wild hunt series by cherise sinclair and the were-hunter series by sherrilyn kenyon

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Werewolves and cat shifters are my faves. I love both Christine Feehan’s Leopard people and J. C. Daniels Kit Colbana series

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I’ve read and loved every series on this list, except Christine Feehan, who I haven’t tried yet. I would’ve had a hard time narrowing the list. There are so many great series out there. Great list.

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I love Shelly Laurenston Pride series and JC Daniels Colbana Files