Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Event: Shifters - Katie Reus (Guest Post)

Okay folks, last post for the day featuring those furry, fanged, sometimes feathery and oh,so sexy creatures we call shifters! I'd like to welcome the lovely Katie Reus back to RBtWBC, fellow Floridian and author of several fabulous romantic suspense novels, erotic romantic suspense and paranormal romances!

Thank you so much to Crystal for inviting me to blog here today!

October quite possibly might be my favorite month (it’s a tie with December because come on, presents rock). There’s so much Halloween awesomeness and spookiness that abounds right now and I’m totally soaking it all in. The supernatural and paranormal are celebrated and since I love both those things, this is the perfect month to talk about supernatural creatures of myth and legend… Vampires, witches, and shifters, oh my! How to choose a favorite?

While it’s hard to pick a favorite supernatural creature when it comes down to it shifters totally own me. There’s something so sexy about a shifter hero, whether it’s a wolf or panther or jaguar, doesn’t matter much to me. I think it’s because they’re more in touch with their animal side. And there’s nothing hotter than a (fictional) guy who’s all possessive and protective of his woman and doesn’t care if the world knows it. Because seriously, women want a guy who’s not afraid to protect her or let everyone else know she’s taken. And the ability to change into an animal is pretty freaking cool to me. So it’s probably no surprise the hero in Destined Mate, my recent release from Harlequin Nocturne Cravings is an Alpha shifter who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it.

So what’s Destined Mate about?

Almost a century ago Angela was turned into a vampire against her will so she ran from her werewolf lover rather than face his disdain for her kind. After her best friend turns up missing, she has no choice but to follow the trail straight into a den of wolves and the arms of the man she fears most.

The last person Knox expected to invade his land was Angela. For so many years he’s thought about what he’d do to her when he finally got her where he wanted. When her tribe leader comes searching for her, determined to drag her home, Knox risks everything to finally claim her.

Warning: You can expect a red-hot shower scene, a smartass heroine who isn’t afraid to use her teeth and an alpha wolf who’s willing to fight anyone and anything to keep his vampire lover by his side.
What’s your favorite thing about paranormal romance? Or what is your favorite type of shifter in paranormal romance? One commenter will win a digital copy of Destined Mate. Thanks again to Crystal for having me here today! If you’re interested in reading an excerpt of Destined Mate, click here.

A little about me: I’ve been reading romance since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash at a young age and the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. I write for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and in early 2012 the first book in my paranormal series will release from NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.

As Katie mentioned, she is graciously giving away one digital copy of her new release, Destined Mate, to one reader. To enter, just leave a comment answering Katie's question at the end of her post, then fill out the rafflecopter below! 


  1. I love paranormal stories because anything can happen. I love shifter stories and my fav would be dragons. Thanks for the chance.


  2. I love romance in general and the what if factor can always be notched up to the next degree in paranormals so the two combine kinda like chocolate and peanut butter to make a fabulous treat.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  3. I would have run from my werewolf lover if I was turned into a vampire, too. I don't blame her; but, I can't wait to see how this turns out... *crosses fingers* Oh, I hope I win.

    Happy Reading,
    Bona Fide Reflections
    bonafidereflections (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Many things I love about paranormal creatures but mostly their enhanced senses, not necessarily super powers.

  5. My favourite paranormal romances are with the big cat shifters or dragons. I like the world building you sometimes get with paranormal, I can lose myself in another world!

  6. i love shifters - especially wolves. but i would love to see bird-shifters for a change too.

  7. I love paranormal stories because anything can happen like the world building . I love shifter stories and my fav would be dragons. Thanks for the chance.

    rogcaprino at hotmail dot com

  8. I like paranormal romance because you can escape into their world and watch their love conquer all.My favorite shifter is werewolves.

  9. I like paranormal romance because it adds an unknown, dangerous element. The normal rules change and just anything can happen.
    My favorite shifters are wolves and big cats. Although, I enjoy all types of shifters.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  10. I love paranormal romance books because it allows one to escape from reality and fantasize in a romance and love that is all powerful, consuming and never-ending for the creatures are immortals.

    My favorite types of shifters are wolves so strong, powerful and ALPHA. YUMMY!

    Thanks for this giveaway Crystal! I love the theme "Creatures that go BUMP in the night" Hmm in more ways then one. ;)


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  11. I love paranormal it is my favorite to read because I love vampires! I always love Alpha males, shifters just love everything about it! Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  12. A paranormal romance adds mystery that is not present in the mundane world. There are always surprises and a wonderful romance is always full of surprises. Thank you for the lovely giveaway opportunity for taking the time to share with us today.

  13. (Sorry if this shows up twice) Thanks so much to Crystal for having me here today! And thank you to everyone who has stopped by so far. I've loved reading all of your answers :)

  14. I love it all. It takes you to a dinffernt place and there so many things that are there. Plus im a big fan of Vampires
    elliott2668(at) yahoo(dot) com

  15. I like wolf or feline shifters the most. I think it's just the pure escapism into an alternate world that is the primary attraction to paranormal books (and the hot alpha).


  16. My favorite thing about paranormal romance are the endless possibilities. Anything can and does happen.

  17. I love paranormals because I love the endless possiblities the story can go on and the insane ride it takes me on. Life can be crazy and chaotic and when I get lost in a book I want something that's far off from reality

  18. I love paranormal romance because anything is possible and anything can happen. My favorite kind of shifter is wolf.

  19. I would like to see more big cat shifters or gargoyles.

  20. Thanks for the great post and giveaway!

    I'd have to say the what I love about PNR is that the stakes are (sometimes literally) higher and the story is about more than the romance. They are dark and gritty and the worlds are sooo different and fantastical.


  21. I like paranormal romance because it allows me to escape to this alternate world in a story. I like the added element of paranormal because it just shakes things up a bit.
    Great giveaway. Thanks!

  22. I wish there were more stories about bear shifters.
    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  23. I love paranormal romance because, in my opinion, the whole point of reading is to ESCAPE the NORMAL! Why read about the crap we do every day?! My favorite shifters so far are weretigers. very cool.

  24. I seem to be drawn to the feline shifters, which is weird because I'm a dog person.

  25. My favorite shifters are big cats! I enjoy the escape from reality that paranormal romances allow...because there is nothing close to reality in them.

  26. I love a man with an inner beast wanting to get out ;) shifters provide the ultimate alpha too! Barrons is my favorite

  27. My favourite thing about paranormal romance is the world building in books!


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