Vampires vs. Shapehifters by Lauren Hammond & Teresa D’Amario

Filed in Blogoversary , Giveaways , Guest Post , Lauren Hammond , Teresa D'Amario , The Geeky Lover Posted on January 25, 2011 @ 3:00 pm 49 comments
Today we have the ultimate fight night: Lauren Hammond, author of Love Bites, and Teresa D’Amario author of SheWolf, will try to get you on their side. Who’s your favorite- vamp or shifter? See what these 2 ladies think and be sure to tell us your opinion on this topic. Please give Lauren and Teresa a warm welcome.Lauren and the Vamps

Eternal life. Eternal youth. Speed. Strength. Wickedly cool supernatural powers.

Those are only a few of the reasons why vampires are better.
Imagine living forever, what would you do with your eternal life? How many place would you be able to visit? Not only that, but you would be able to see the world evolve. It would definitely be something to live through the centuries and be a first-hand witness to all the advances in modern technology, wouldn’t it?
Age ain’t nothing but a number.. Only when you’re a vampire.. Spot lines, wrinkles, sagging body parts, thats something you’ll never see.
To be able to out-run a car without getting winded, not even a little bit..
Lifting a six hundred pound boulder, no problem. You’d lift it with ease.

And last but not least, your powers. Imagine waking up, and with one stare down, getting humans to do whatever you wanted them too. Or reading someone’s mind too! What would it be like to exactly what people were thinking?

As a vampire, drinking blood, and only coming out at night are only two of the downsides… Getting inside someone’s home, just bat your eyelashes and BING. BANG. BOOM. You’re in.
This post would last forever if I went on with more of why vampires are better. So, I’m leaving it up to you. Why do you think vampires are better? For me, it’s because your opportunities are limitless..
Fangtastic!Teresa and the Shapeshifters

See, Lauren has left me a tough job. It’s true there’s tons of reasons why you should enjoy Vampires, but I can show you how Shifters are so much better than the icy cold Vamps.

The kewl thing about shifters is they are the best of both worlds: human and animal.
They have a strength that’s second to none. And not just physical. His body is hewn to perfection, natural muscles that others only dream of. And a wildness that says he’ll take what he wants, and damn the rest. One look at him will send chills up your spine. He looks through you as if he can read your every thought, and he searches for one thing:
Are you strong enough to step into his arms? Are you the one who can survive at all odds? For only the strongest females can stand next to the true alpha male, sharing his world.
The best of both worlds, the shifter is totally focused on the survival of his family, be it the grandparent or the child. He is willing to die so you and yours can live. What more can you ask for? Family is the epitome of his life. He’s not above wrapping a child into his arms and comforting him or her. Just like he’s not above cuddling with his chosen mate, soothing her heart with the beat of his own.
And last, Cause he’s hot of course. Unlike the average vamp, he doesn’t have that stone hard, icy cold skin. He’s hot. Sizzling hot. Both in bed, and standing next to you. Imagine those bright eyes, staring into your own. They slowly darken with desire and before you know it, you’re stepping into his arms, ready to take on the world on his behalf.
So who’s the best, Vamps or shifters? Hands down it’s the hot, strong, sexy shifter.


You will get an extra entry for the main giveaway if you entered our Big Blogoversary Giveaway here.
All you have to do is tell us which supernatural species you like most and why. 

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

This giveaway is open worldwide!

Giveaway ends on Friday February 4th and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good Luck!

About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • GeishasMom73 January 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Shifters of course. If for no other reason than they are warm-blooded. Shifters could keep you warm at night, unless of course they try to kill you. LOL

    GeishasMom73 on twitter

  • Mikki-Manó January 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I love vampires. Nowadays they are painted as a very passionate creatures with fangs. They are very protective with the women (if we speak about men) they love, and always do anything to protect them. I love it, I would die in my happiness if somebody loved me so much xD And there is the immortality as well. I don't know if I would like to live forever, but being with a super powerful lover for the eternity is really temting, I think =) So I love vampires =)

  • les121 January 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I've been digging books with faeries lately. Not the cute, little, winged guys, but beautiful, deceptive, scary faeries. I think I like them because they can do glamour, so nothing is ever what it seems.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    drakeLa90 at aol dot com

  • Lillie (AliseOnLife) January 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I'm a shifter girl for sure. But, I like the big cats sometimes over the tradtional wolf!

    PolarisGreen at gmail dot com

  • Cindy L January 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    When you put up a pic of the hottest shifter, it's no contest. I know that vamps have the whole eternal life thing going, but what about shifters? I thought they were immortal too. Hmmm…

  • Victoria January 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I love them both but I'd like to be a weretiger. I relate to cats and the tiger is awesome strong!

  • Cindy L January 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Oops…so busy fanning myself that I forgot my email:


  • Blodeuedd January 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    *stares at those abs*
    Oh you were saying? 😉

    I love the weres, so alpha..mmmmmmm

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  • Andrea Cummings January 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Vamps for me, all the way, I'm allergic to furry things 🙂

  • Robin K January 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Vampires for me! I love the dark and mysterious 🙂

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  • ladybirdrobi January 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    It's shifters all the way baby. They are alpha yet like a real man should be with a softer side as well. I am sorry to say that there are so many vamps that are all the same very little new nuances to them.

    Yet there are a great deal of shifter stories out there that have new exciting nuances to them. Each author developing their own pattern as opposed to copying a basic pattern for vampires, night peeps, blood drinkers, and immortal.

    Robin or

  • Estella January 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Vampires for me! Immortality, flying, superhuman strength.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • Cathy M January 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Shifter stories are my absolute favorite paranormal reads. Something about the animal characteristic blended with human wants and needs is just fascinating, and most times wildly imaginative.

    Plus shifter stories give us so many great bad ass heroes and heroines, always an extra treat.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  • Teresa D'Amario January 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I agree with you ladies, of course – shifters have that special magnetic combination which enables them to be human and yet so alpha they make your knees weak. I tell ppl I'm one of the few authors actually married to an alpha male, so its' fun incorporating some of his traits into my heroes. LOL. And oh yeah, the photos are HOT!!!

    And for you vamp lovers, I know your weakness is that all tender and so vulnerable throat. LOL Those shifters like to feel the hot beat of a pulse just as well. Their fangs are just as sharp. and their bodies are oh so hot. Hmmmmm. LOL

  • Jadedwolf January 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    It has to be shifters for me. They have such strong pack and family ties. They are in tune with their animal sides with the instinct to mate, protect and provide. They growl, purr or howl when in pleasure. They tend to mate for life and are unable to cheat. They seem more fun loving and carefree than other paranormal creatures and are more intune with nature.

  • alanimarie January 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Shape shifters take my heart all the way. Family First. The love bond between mates is greater than any love out there.

  • Beth Caudill January 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Shifters over vamps any day of the week.

    I have this thing against sleeping with dead people. Now a nice, hot guy who can keep me warm at night with a fur coat….that's the guy for me.

  • Danielle Gorman January 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I am a lover of them all, but if I had to choose just one then it would be vampires. Vampires were the first supernatural beings that I read about and I love them. I think it is interesting seeing every authors different take on them.

  • Teril January 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I have to say it +gasp+ I love the shifters all the way!
    They are hard fighting, hard loving, strong characters with shifty backgrounds (hehe) but they are do aerobic and hot!

    terilhack at gmail yahoo dot com

  • Kaya H January 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Shifter! Yes I would love one.
    I love this pile coming out in the genres. I love these sexy strong fighting protectors. Now I just need to find me one 😉

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  • Sheree January 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I got to go with shifters. Sure immortality is great but being stuck with the same people for eternity? I don't know about that. Plus, I want someone to warm my feet at night.


  • heatwave16 January 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I have to go with the vamps…eternal youth, and they just ooze sexiness. Plus, the whole act of biting is just hot. 😉


  • draconismoi January 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Shifters. Without question.

    Vampires are gross – whether they are serial killing sociopaths or sparkling stalkers, in the end, you're still shacking up with a blood sucking corpse.

    cass at feministdracona dot net

  • LSUReader January 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Choices, choices…is there a wrong one here? Vampires caught my attention first, book-wise, so I'll cast my vote with them.

  • Dina January 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    good question, but I've always been a vamp girl, lol. But some shifters are hot too!

  • lisagk January 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Lately it's been the shifters that steal my heart, maybe because of their sense of family, as in the pack or other family style group.


  • donnas January 25, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    While I love a good shifter. Its vamps all the way. They are strong, sexy, dark and mysterious and have years to practice and learn. Plus no shedding.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  • Nitrous January 26, 2011 at 6:13 am

    J.R. Ward's Brotherhood of the Black Dagger – ALL the brothers 😛

  • Nitrous January 26, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Sorry it took my comment before I was finished *sigh*

    The Brotherhood all have something unique…my favorite is Rhage who shifts from Vampire to Dragon

  • Nitrous January 26, 2011 at 6:15 am

    concreteredhead007 AT GMAIL

  • Darlyn January 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I totally can't choose. Both of vamps and shifters have their best sides. I just love both. And when there's conflict/scandal between the two of them, it's even better! Like Underworld. That's the best example!

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  • Sarah January 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

    You both made a compelling argument (and the eye candy was nice too!) but I will always have a special place in my heart for vampires that started with Buffy's Angel 🙂 Can't go wrong with David Boreanaz!

    smaccall @

  • Mel January 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I'm a shifter girl as well…the cold vamp thing just doesn't do it for me. Have to be hot and emotional! 🙂

    Mel S

  • Lola7384 January 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Oh man! I didn't even know this was up!! I have to say Teresa you got me with that picture of Joe Whoo!

    But I have to say, since I write about vamps.. The I'll forever be a fan of the fang 🙂

  • LM Preston January 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I don't see why I can't be like Bella and have them both…grrrrrr

  • Diana January 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I love vampires! They are sexy, strong, mysterious, dangerous and I think I would get very interesting life with them.

  • laceyinthesky January 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love them both but I would have to say I probably like shifters a little more just because they're alive. 🙂

    laceyinthesky at live dot com

    Lacey in the Sky with Books

  • writesbymoonlight January 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Even though the Shifter picture is more fun to look at (OMW), I'm a vampire girl all the way.

  • Meredith January 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Shifters! The big fuzzy feline kinds!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  • Ina January 28, 2011 at 11:39 am

    my favorite ones are shifters too – living forever in the night? I would miss the sun incredible…
    greetings, Ina

  • JenM January 29, 2011 at 12:40 am

    This is an easy question. Vamps are okay, but for me, it's shifters all the way. I think it's that they are usually pack oriented and tend to have strong relationships with others, whereas vamps tend to be more solitary. Also, I'm always cold, so I want my very own shifter to snuggle up to.

    jen at delux dot com

  • JoAnna January 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I love vamps but I'm a shifter girl!
    I like the closeness of family and the fur!


  • Robi January 31, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Shapeshifters because the vampires are dead.


  • natalie23 January 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    It used to be vampires, which I think is because I used to read the LITTLE VAMPIRE books when I was much younger.
    Now I prefer shifters, although I don't think there are any books about 9 year old shifters out there, which is a shame.
    That gives the vamps a headstart.


  • Kelly M February 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

    i would have to to go with Weres… they are just warmer..That is my only reason


  • mbreakfield February 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Shifters are my favorites.

  • Aleetha February 4, 2011 at 3:38 am

    at first I think vampire would be cool. You can live forever as long as the slayer does not stab something on your chess.

    So I would choose shifters. I can become anything. I dont have to worry about how to get any blood to drink or anything
    🙂 at gmail dot com
    twitter: @aleetha

  • lindseye February 4, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Shifters as they are warmer and one can still eat real food. Would not want to give up the joys of chocolate cake.

    linze_e at

  • Beverly Stowe McClure February 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Give me a Shifter cause they're warm and eat food, not blood and they're human at times. Yes.

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