A while back I blogged about what a diverse group of readers visit my blog. Today’s author is no exception. Vivi Andrews hails all the way from Alaska. That explains why she writes about hot African animals – she needs something to keep her warm on those long, cold winter nights. She also has a book with the longest (and one of the funniest) titles I’ve ever seen: The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo and the Poltergeist Accountant. Absolutely hilarious!
Anyway, here’s to Vivi Andrews who writes fantastic paranormals…
Hi, I’m Vivi Andrews and I’m a paranormal junkie… and I’m not alone. Paranormal romances are everywhere these days. Someone asked me recently why I thought shape-shifter romances were such a hot commodity. Why is it we can’t seem to get enough of werewolves and werecats? As a devoted reader of all things paranormal, here’s my verdict: We’re animals.
Homo sapiens may have a lot of civilized rules to keep ourselves in line, but we still have that animal instinct. There is a primitive, animalistic edge to our natures and shape-shifter stories revel in that very animalism. And as readers, we get to revel too. Sex is part of our base animal nature, so a man who can turn into an animal at will? He’s gotta be more in touch with that rawness, right? And how hot is that?
In shape-shifter romances we can immerse ourselves in the primitive forces of lust and possession. It gives us the chance to ignore all those irritating higher brain functions in favor of the animalistic urges lurking deep down inside us.
Pheromones and fate make for some pretty hot shifter lovin’. Rough. Fun. Instinctual. Uninhibited… what’s not to love?
Not to mention the fact that a man who can turn into a lion can pretty much keep you safe in any situation. Of course, the heroine in my latest novella, Serengeti Heat, can turn into a lioness, so she’s not exactly someone muggers should be messing with.
What do you think? What draws you to the shifters? Or, if you aren’t a fan, what sucks you into your favorite romance genre? Comment with your thoughts and be entered to win an ebook of my new release, Serengeti Heat, where my lion-shifters are at their most animalistic.
Vivi is giving away an e-copy of her novella Serengeti Heat.
The fur’s about to fly…
A Sexy Shifter story.
Ava Minor is done being the good girl. As the smallest and weakest in a pride of shape-shifting lions where size and strength rule, she’s never had any choice but to toe the line. Now, with sexy, nomadic alpha Landon King winning control of the pride, she grabs her one chance to let her inner feline out to play.
Landon would rather focus on reforming the antiquated traditions of his new pride than taking a mate…until the rebellious Ava crosses his path. All his noble intentions go up in flames, incinerated by the heat she exudes—especially when he realizes she’s in heat.
Ava, knowing she isn’t mate material, is determined to revel in one wild night before she’s sent back to her place in the pride pecking order.
Except Landon has no intention of letting his daring, seductive lioness go…
Warning: This book contains sizzling heat, adult language, no-holds-barred cat fights, and hot shifter lovin’ with an alpha male who takes inspired leadership all the way to the bedroom.
(Here’s a link if you want to read an excerpt.)
Hmm, now shall I have you comment about today – okay, I said how scattered we are. So in today’s comment, tell us what country/state you’re commenting from. I’ll start. I’m from Ontario, Canada … and you’re from?