I have flirted with shifters over the years. In the Sentinels series, the merfolk are aquatic shifters who can change either partially into classic mer form, or fully, into freshwater or saltwater dolphins. There are also the loup-garou, rogue werewolves who avoid the pack structure, and, of course, everyone’s favorite canine shifter, Alex. ( Although admittedly he’s in danger of losing his favored status because he’s so bullheaded.) And, yeah, there might have been a weregator or two.
In STORM FORCE and ALLEGIANCE (PENTON #4), shifters are introduced into the Penton world–an eagle shifter, a jaguar shifter, a jaguarundi and a direwolf.
Which brings us to wolves, and the whole world of shifter romance, which I’m thinking about tackling next. I’ve been studying the market as I do the new release lists each week and there are a LOT of bear shifters out there these days. The big cats and the wolves have always been around. Dragons are hot stuff (pun intended) in today’s fiction.
So…what’s your favorite type of shifter? I still love wolf shifters and enjoy finding different spins on the wolves and the big cats. The other ones seem to veer into the “odd shifter” category, and I’m not sure how many people like to read those.
Weigh in and help me choose–and share your favorite shifter series!