In honour of today’s guest author (Michele Hauf who is celebrating the release of her latest novel: Forever Werewolf) I thought it was time we talked paranormal romances and more precisely about my favourite paranormal creatures: werewolves!
Though they weren’t the first supernatural species I discovered or read about (those were vampires), when I read Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (I think maybe the 4th paranormal/urban fantasy I’ve come across) it changed everything. It opened my eyes to a new world and Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series became one of my favourite UF series and werewolves my favourite supernatural creatures. I even championed them when Moira Rogers held the epic contest between vamps and wolves.
You want to know why werewolves are dear to my heart? Let me tell you just a few of the reasons:
werewolves are warm and love to cuddle, hug, simply touch their loved ones at every chance. Werewolves like physical contact and aren’t afraid to show some PDA.
wolves mate for life, there will be no cheating around, a monogamous, faithful, devoted hot man, could any woman ask for more?
they are possessive in a very arousing way
are also amazing, thoughtful and passionate lovers!
they are family oriented: good mate, good father, good provider. And they always want to have a family!
they are responsible and know authority, they are part of a community (the pack, rings any bells?), aren’t egocentric and also consider the welfare of others and not simply their own.
to a werewolf the happiness and welfare of a mate comes first, even before his own, he would give his life for his mate, his devotion knows no bound, it is genetically coded in him, can you say the same of vamps who are loners and notoriously egocentric?*
(* Please bear in mind that I have nothing against vampires, I even love some of them Angel, Spike, Royce, Holden, etc. I’ll sing their praises in a separate post later )
The list could go on but I think you see my point.
And I’ll also make a confession: if I have the choice between an urban fantasy story featuring a werewolf or a vampire hero, I’d first pick up the one having a wolf hero, I’m just attracted to them
I’ve read some great urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels featuring werewolves: from Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Other World series I’ve discovered some other favourites: Sierra Dean’s Secret McQueen series, Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series, Eileen Wilks’ World of the Lupi series, Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series, but I’m always on the lookout for more, so do tell me,
Do you like to read urban fantasy/ paranormal romances featuring werewolf characters?
Any great books/series/authors you could recommend?
And the ultimate question in the epic battle: werewolf or vampire? Which one do you prefer and why?
ps. I found this list of Shapeshifters – Werewolves recommendations on Goodreads, but I would be grateful for more recommendations!
ps.2: For a chance to win Forever Werewolf by Michele Hauf stop by her interview and leave a comment!