Monday, August 04, 2014

Shifter Romance: Guest blog and Giveaway with Tera Shanley

Why Shifter Romance?

There is something so sexy about an alpha male who is barely in control of his animal side. I love reading shifter and paranormal romance, so the transition to writing it was easy. And it doesn’t have to be just werewolves either. Wolves, bears, tigers, panthers, dragons…the possibilities are endless.

I write in several genres, but I always seem to drift back to werewolves. I love that raw dominance that comes with men wrestling with their inner beasts. I love stories of star crossed lovers, and of humans and werewolves connecting and overcoming all of the muck and danger that comes with living in the dark underbelly of the supernatural world.

And on top of the delicious looks and sexy rumbles, their instincts are usually protective over the women they love. Strong heroines are paramount for a good romance, and the women who love and stand by their shifter men have steel in their veins.

Action and adventure, dark fantasy and a love of the paranormal make shifter romances so intriguing to me. Years ago, I picked up a copy of Patricia Briggs’s paranormal romance Cry Wolf, and that was it for me. I was hooked on the genre.

What about you? Read any good shifter romances lately?

Silver Wolf Clan
Silver Wolf Clan Series  
Book 1
Tera Shanley

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.

Date of Publication: August 4, 2014


Number of pages: 129
Word Count: 45,000

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Book Description:

What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.

Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.

Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?

Amazon      BN      Kobo    Kensington Books

Excerpt 3
Old buildings of differing shades of gray jutted up from cracked sidewalks against the overcast sky. Pungent garbage bins dotted dirty alleys, and the homeless huddled under sheets of cardboard and tattered blankets as they caught afternoon naps. A stumbling woman in a much too short skirt tried to get his attention, and Grey crossed the street to avoid her. He emptied the change from his pocket into the cup a scruffy looking youth held out, and made a clucking sound against his teeth at the woman who screamed profanities from a second floor window at her apparently unfaithful boyfriend begging forgiveness below. He’d seen this little show before. It seemed to be a weekly thing for that couple. A mangy tabby cat hissed from the shattered window of an abandoned building and he threw it a withering look just to feel the satisfaction of hearing it scream and bolt away.
He smelled it again—faintly, but it was there—and skidded to a stop. There one second and gone the next, as wind warning of an upcoming storm whipped around him. There it was again. He tried to follow the familiar scent but got turned around and lost it once more in the confusion of the alleyway scents. Then turned back the way he’d come and found it. Pulling his hands from his pockets, he jogged after it. Another six blocks, and it got stronger and more concentrated. People threw him concerned glances as he sniffed the air every few seconds, but he didn’t care. He rounded a corner and buckled his legs against the forward motion.
There she was.

About the Author:

Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors.

For more information about Tera and her work, visit

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Debby said...

I do enjoy a good shifter story. I love Donna Grant's Dragon Kings.
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