Thursday, July 25, 2013

By Susan Arden
A writer of romance holds a wonderful position. We are fortunate to dive into subjects that interest us. Unlike a journalist who might be given an assignment, a romance writer enjoys much freedom.

When I started thinking about writing a new story, I looked to one of the charities I support and thought why not. Panthera is an organization that supports wild animals around the world. And by wild, I mean untamed, large cats. Lions, tigers, cougars, cheetahs, and oh yes…LEOPARDS.

Why go there in romance?

Shifter love stories take romance into the sensory realm. Untamed animals possess a fluid grace that reminds me of dancers. I found myself wondering what would it be like to be a shifter. Moving between the world of humans into that of primal creatures.

These types of people-creatures would have a heightened sense of sight, taste, and smell even when occupying their human forms. And don’t get me started on talking about pheromones. These power punches are chemical messengers that signal warnings, the availability of food, and yes, sexual allure. Like perfume, but a whole lot sexier and featured in the shifter world. After all, this is a story about people who walk a fine line between human and wild creature. Thinking about the romance aspects? The romantic scenes I write contain the shifters in human form. The leopard part of their persona explosively surfaces during times of high stress such as danger. This shift allows the hero and heroine an advantage such as additional strength in order to effectively avoid an enemy. Yet spontaneous shifting poses its own threats directly to the hero and/or heroine.

Shifter romances come under the category of paranormal and fantasy. There are various forms of shifter love stories popular today including wolves, bears, lions, leopards, and scads more. Shifter romances are action-packed and fast-moving stories. The romance incorporates a seductive use of the senses and allows the reader a window in which to view the world through the eyes of a wild animal.

Take a trip on the wild side of romance and try a shifter love story. Leap. I’ll catch you.

    Shawn spoke against her neck. “Only a few more minutes. Let me do this for you.”

    “I feel as though I want to flee.” He absorbed her jagged pulse, felt her heartbeat ramp and race.

       “But I won’t let you.” His voice chewed the words. He worked his finger around her clit. He licked her neck, scraping his teeth over her skin. “Mine, baby. You are mine to enjoy and savor.”

       He bent over her, pulling her tight against his groin. He pumped his cock, searching for her opening. Her slickness glided over his shaft, over his crown. His balls tightened. He swirled one finger down her slick folds, delving lower, sliding his finger against her slit. At the same instant, his cock found her wet opening. He thrust his finger inside her to prevent himself from giving into the urge to take her standing up against the wall. That type of fucking would be ruthlessly hard and near savage. She might think she wanted it down and dirty, but what she needed was to learn how to master her leopardess urges.

      Diana rocked her hips, riding his finger. He kissed and sucked a line across her neck and shoulders, keeping his canines from taking hold of her. With his cock and fingers, he delivered her to the brink of full-blown trembling. Her pussy melted around his finger. She whimpered, and then he felt the deep waves within her core. He kissed her at the nape of her neck and inhaled the scent she released. She clenched and released around his finger. God, he wanted to thrust deep within her. Even more, he wanted to possess her beyond this cycle.

      “Diana, you’re incredible. So utterly raw and sensual. I could easily stay with you through this heat.” And the next.” The synapses throughout his body absorbed her scent, branding him, and he accepted this imprinting, understanding the depth of his transformation. Diana panted and stopped moving. A mist of perspiration covered her body.

     He ran his hands over her skin. He kissed her shoulder, tasting salt and her scent. She shuddered under his palm, and he murmured, “You’re a vision when you climax.”

      She relaxed against him. “I never knew how good this could feel.”
      His brows knitted. Diana’s inexperience kept cropping up. He kissed her neck, savoring this moment in being the alpha who possessed her. His kitten had no idea of her capabilities. Diana’s inner nature was a mystery to her and so must be the type of leopardess she was destined to become. He should have known he’d be attracted to this type of woman. He pressed his forehead against her shoulder, riding out her orgasm. It had been a long time since he’d freed himself to feel anything beyond physical release during sex.

Book One - COLLARED For A Night

Uncollared Diana is uncontrollable...until she learns to temper her sexual appetite by an alpha Dom in this erotic shifter tale of insatiable carnal instincts. Suspense driven from a stud club in Denver to a penthouse loft in Vegas. Come the full moon, it's all about domination and the law of the jungle.


Book Two - BLOOD BROTHERS Coming Soon!
Decadent Publishing  Release Date: September 22
Just as scorching as Collared and with a twist. A GLBT  wolf shifter and vampire paranormal erotica tale.

Midnight Whispers Book 3 featuring Sherry and Quinn (the Witch, the Wolf & a slew of Dark Fae) coming December 2013.

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jazzibuttafly said...

Sex scenes in shifter romances are wayyy better than regular romance!

rubyswan said...


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