Are you stuck in the winter doldrums? Perhaps you need some sexy romance novels to spice up these last winter days – why not add some steamy shapeshifting surprises to raise the temperature?
Isabel Cooper has a number of books about the dragon shapeshifting clan the MacAlasdairs. Her latest trilogy, Dawn of the Highland Dragon, takes us back to medieval Scotland during its time fighting for autonomy – a fight to which the MacAlasdairs bring their special fire-breathing skillset. Highland Dragon Warrior, the first book in the trilogy, introduces us to Cathal MacAlasdair. With a friend cursed by a wizard, he must enter into a partnership with alchemist Sophia Metzger, sacrificing part of himself in the process.
In Silver Silence by Nalini Singh, Silver Merchant is a telepath and the head of an aid organization that responds to terrorism. When her life is threatened, a bear changeling clan takes her in to protect her. Protected in their heavily fortified compound, Silver comes into increasing contact with the alpha of the clan, Valentin Nikolaev. As Silver and Valentin leave the compound to track down a shadowy faction that wants to undermine a peace treaty, they’ll have to balance work and their attraction. This is a prequel to the long running Psy/Changeling series, and is a good place to hop in.
Let’s end with the genre classic, werewolves. In The Last Wolf by Maria Vale, Silver Nilsdottir is belongs to a pack of werewolves who almost always keep wolf form. A runt, she has no hope of finding a mate or becoming more than a servant to others in her Pack. Then one day, a Shifter (a werewolf who generally maintains human form) seeks asylum in the name of his mother. Silver shields him, welding her fate to his – but how sure is she that she knows all his secrets?
~ posted by Andrea G.