Wednesday, July 07, 2010

It's a contest!


Just comment here by July 11 (because I'll have time to deal with it by then) and you could win a print copy of Lions' Pride.

In the comment, mention what your favorite unusual animal you'd like to see as a shifter hero/heroine. Who knows? You may also win a dedication in a future Duals and Donovans book for inspiring my aardvark dual hero. (OK, not an aardvark, though he might make a rockin' best buddy, kind of round and slow-moving and not too bright, but able to be a comical speed bump who helps foil the bad guys by tripping them up.)

15 Comments:

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Armenia said...

Hi Teresa. Congratulations on Lions Pride. I see all those pretties and yes, it makes me want to hug them.

Oh, I've been known to pet my books.

Anyhow, an unlikely shifter, hmm.....a hiena. Although, the hiena's looks aren't as beautiful as a say, a panthter, lion or wolf. Its the "laughing" sound it makes that makes me think, if it were a shifter he would be a tenacious protector with a quirky sense of humor. I mean, can you imagine laughing his way through a fight when all around him smells of danger. Or he could be serious on the outside, but always thinking wicked mischievious deeds to outwit his enemy. Have a great day.

armiefox at yahoo dot com

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger flchen1 said...

Hi, Teresa! Happy congratulations on Lions' Pride, and looking forward to Foxes' Den!

As for unusual shifters? I think prairie dogs have been done, although the very thought makes me giggle :) How about goldfish or guppy shifters? I can't imagine many advantages... Chimpanzees? They seem swift and pretty smart! A macaw? Then they could potentially talk, no matter which form they assumed... And my kids love pandas, but they do seem a bit on the lumbering side :)

BTW, Armenia, Shelly Laurenston has included hyena shifters in her Pride and Magnus Pack stories... she's written them as tenacious but mean...

f dot chen at comcast dot net

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Shannon L. Arrant said...

I can't wait to read 'Lion's Pride'!

The Monty Python fan in me is dying to suggest a newt:

"What makes you think she's a witch?"
"She turned me into a newt!"
"A newt?"
"...I got better."

Sorry, it was the whole witches and shifter theme of your book that got me thinking of that and I just couldn't help myself. Hopefully you're giggling as much as I am and recognize the spirit of fun it was meant in :)

In all seriousness, the first animal that came to mind that I think would be interesting to see as a shifter is a squirrel. If you think about, in an urban or suburban environment, a squirrel would make a great spy.

For starters, no one would expect a squirrel to be a shifter. Squirrels are everywhere so it would be easy to blend in to the crowd and get lost. They'd be able to get information from other squirrels on the comings and goings of people. They're also small enough to fit into tight spaces and sneak into people's houses. Heck, they could even potentially wind up commanding an entire squirrel army, sending them out to get information or mob unsuspecting targets.

Squirrels: cute and cuddly or just waiting until the right time to strike?

 
At 1:57 PM, Anonymous kablions at yahoo dot com said...

Hi Teresa, congrats on Lions Pride. I can not wait to check it out.

Lets see an unlikely shifter, has anyone thought of ocean life. Like whales, dolphins or even seals. Location maybe in Alaska or along the sea coast.

Have a great day,
KarenB

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Drea said...

Hi Teresa. Congrats on the print release.

I would have to say the shifter I like that I don't see a whole lot of is bear. eah they do write them but its not nearly as much as cat or wolves.

I love bears so big and powerful.

dreabecraft520(@)aol.com

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger Gabby said...

Congrats and good luck on the new release!

Now let's see an unlikely shifter? Hmmm. Ya know an old show just popped into my head, it's called Animorphs and they could turn into just about anything. Squids,Ravens, etc.

Anyway, a few weeks ago I'm came across an author that has horse shifters which I have yet to run into in the literary world, so I'd like to see more of those.

Going back to what Shannon said, I agree that a squirrel would make an interesting shifter, I'm also curious as to what a bunny would be like as a shifter.

I'm also curious as to it would be like if the world of the shifters stretched as far as the insect world.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Best wishes on the new release! I would enjoy a dragon shifter (bearded dragon lizard or fantastical creature)! Or if cold blooded isn't for you, I really like lemurs!

Miranda
mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger CrystalGB said...

I think it would be cool if there were more marine life shifters. Love the water.

Crystal816 at hotmail dot com

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger Kari Thomas said...

Hi Teresa! WOW on "Lions Pride"!! MY kind of book!

As an unusual shifter. Hmm. How about Bigfoot --- or Skunk Ape in the Florida Everglades. This mysterious beast has never been proven, but what if there was a tribe of them somewhere and the hero was the Alpha trying to continually protect their secret existence? Think cute and cuddly like "Harry Meets The Hendersons" or rough and tough like any alpha shifter would be.

Hugs, Kari Thomas, www.authorkari.com

 
At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unusual shifters....I'd suggest maybe a mongoose or a shark.

*hugs*
Anna
s7anna@yahoo.ca

(sorry google isn't letting me authenticate my acct. so I'm having to come in through anonymous) My google user name : s7anna

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger ladybirdrobi said...

Hi Teresa,
Congrats on your latest release. What animal besides big cats and wolves would I like to see. I've got it and I bet no one has ever thought about a skunk as a hero or heroine. The only wuestion remaining is where does all that muscle mass go after a shift.

Robin
Robbibird3@aol.com
ladybirdrobi@yahoo.com

 
At 3:11 AM, Blogger Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Well, I'm awfully fond of meerkats, having spent a birthday with some...

Otherwise I'd say a bird of prey or an aquatic creature, but the logistics of those are difficult, especially the digestion issues of the former. (I can't stand it when shapeshifters don't follow basic scientific principals.)

I wonder how shifting into an inanimate object would work?

 
At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Drea Becraft said...

After our discussion I would like to add were-ladybug to the list lol. Seriously it would scare the crap out of me. But not really practical you shift to something so small then your enemies could just hit you and splat your gone lol.

dreabecraft520(@)aol.com

 
At 1:36 AM, Blogger stacey said...

How about a Dolphin and i have started seeing Dragon shifters lately.thats cool sounding.Or maybe and Owl.

sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

 
At 1:14 AM, Blogger Brandlwyne said...

Hi, Lions Pride sounds awesome. As for a weird shifter how about a praying mantis or spider combination. How about a neutria (rat/beaver looking things is the SE) I think a rabbit, mole, wolverine or badger or could you do elephant that would be neat. Maybe some kind of snake like a cobra. A unicorn Or a bird of prey like eagle or hawk or maybe an endangered (were group) and o condors. I could go on and on, sorry , lol (My girls thought of the snake and unicorn shifters)

brandyzbooks@yahoo.com

 

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