Today H&H is joined by author Kerrelyn Sparks, whose The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo has just been released. It's the fourteenth book in the Love at Stake series, and alternates humor with smoking hot men (and sex scenes!). Kerrelyn is here to talk about just what species should not be were-d:
Many of us romance readers love paranormal romance because of the supernatural heroes who leap off the pages and burrow their way straight into our hearts. These guys are powerful, strong, and sexy in an extreme way. The variety of paranormal heroes is also extreme. Vampires, wizards, elves, fae, angels, demons—we love them all. And then, there are the shifters. Werewolves have traditionally been the most popular, but romance authors actually have the entire animal kingdom to choose from. Does that mean any animal can become a romantic hero? Will a reader swoon in delight over a gorgeous man who shifts into a…baboon?
I think not. Some animals are simply better suited for heroic status. To decide what not to were, we should make a list of qualities we want our romantic hero to possess. Then we can match those qualities to an appropriate animal for the best fit.