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Guest Blog Post & Contest: What Kind of Shifter Would You Be? by AJ Chase

Today I have a special guest. Please welcome AJ Chase! :) Her paranormal romance debut featuring shifters Cat and Mouse is out now.

Cat and Mouse

CAT AND MOUSE by AJ ChaseFor Katherine Stapleton (aka Kitty), being a shape-shifter isn’t nearly as glamorous as the novels and movies make it out to be. It isn’t all raw, animalistic sex and superhuman physical prowess. There’s also the hairballs.

Kitty has spent her entire life being a less-than-perfect were-cat. She can’t control her animal changes, so she decides to excel at matters human. After a decade of worldly successes, she’s back home for her ten-year high school reunion. Yet, she feels just as insignificant as she did back in school — except with Sam Philmore, a fellow D.C. lawyer and past classmate. And her former secret crush. In just three days Kitty gets the bad memories, the good times, the bitter truth, and a mouthful of one very sexy man who just happens to be a mouse sometimes…

Now…here’s our guest! AJ has generously offered to give a copy of Cat and Mouse to one lucky commenter! Answer her question at the end for your chance to win! The giveaway is open to everyone regardless of their location. The drawing ends midnight October 29th (US ET).

In my book Cat and Mouse, released October 20th from Freya’s Bower, my hero and heroine are both shifters. But they aren’t the cool or glamorous kind. Since the name of the book is Cat and Mouse, I guess I won’t be revealing much in saying that one is a cat and the other a mouse.

The heroine mentions early on in the book that she knows some were-lizards, were-turtles and were-otters (they just lie on their backs and do cute little things with their hands.) So if you were capable of changing into an animal and all the super cool options given to us by books and movies were unavailable, what sort of shifter would you be?

Lets say, for the sake of this exercise, that you also can’t chose cat or mouse, because lets give the hero and heroine their moment in the were-sun. I think, if pressed, I would choose to be a were-fox. I’d like to tell you there’s some deep, significant reason for this. But the truth is I just think foxes are cool. And female foxes are called vixens. How fantastic is that for a moniker? Rock on, little vixen. Rock on.

I also think it might be kind of fun to be a were-monkey. You could take a break from a hard day at the office by flinging yourself around off the ceiling and throwing crap at people. Slightly gross yes, but I bet it would be immensely more satisfying then lodging a formal complaint with the proper authorities.

Just for the sake of doing things in threes, it might be a lot of fun to be a were-parrot. You sit on people, eat with impunity because people keep shoving crackers in your mouth and no one would ever hold you responsible for anything you say. Don’t blame me. I’m a parrot.

So what about you? What sort of under rated animal would you change into? Personally, I also wouldn’t mind being this thing.

I look forward to hearing your answers and you can find Cat and Mouse here.

13 comments to “Guest Blog Post & Contest: What Kind of Shifter Would You Be? by AJ Chase”

  1. Nadia Lee
    · October 27th, 2009 at 6:19 am · Link

    I wanna be a were-hamster. Something as cute as Shiro or Peanut. :)

  2. RKCharron
    · October 27th, 2009 at 6:59 am · Link

    Hi Nadia :)
    Thank you for having AJ Chase here today & thanks to AJ for the fun post.
    I thought I’d do three too:
    A scary one would be a were komono dragon.
    A big one would be a were elephant.
    A fun one would be a were eagle.
    Thanks for the fun,
    All the best,

  3. Edie
    · October 27th, 2009 at 7:18 am · Link

    Damn it! I want to be a cat!
    There is a running joke in my family that if we believed in reincarnation we would all want to come back as my stepmothers pampered cats.. Where we could be as evil as we wanted and get treated like royalty. :D

    But if that is not an option, second choice would be a fish – I am a water baby, so anything that allowed me to stay in the water for longer, is all good by me.

  4. Mandi
    · October 27th, 2009 at 8:24 am · Link

    Ooh..a werefox would be pretty awesome.

    I think I would choose an otter. Lay on my back down the river all day ;)

  5. GutterBall
    · October 27th, 2009 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I’m pretty sure I’d be a were-St. Bernard. Slobbery and shaggy and always carrying around beer.

    Yup. That’s me.

  6. Pen
    · October 27th, 2009 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Definitely a were-jag. In my dreams, I’m sleek, black, smart, fast, and sexy ;)

  7. AJ Chase
    · October 27th, 2009 at 5:11 pm · Link

    Thanks for coming by to visit everyone. Those hamsters are cute nadia.

    Were-Komodo Dragon might be kind of funny. They make hissing noises too.

    I would be a cat too Edie. I like them. I always used to pretend to be super kitten and refused to be super girl when playing as a child.

    Mandi I think otter is always a good choice and then people will just come along and ohh and ahh over you.

    Haha Gutterball there’s nothing wrong with that.

    Pen, maybe in my dreams because none of those things are true in real life.

  8. stacey smith
    · October 28th, 2009 at 2:41 am · Link

    I Would be A Werewolf I always loved Wolves there vary family oriented and they mate for life.

  9. Hero Material
    · October 28th, 2009 at 5:44 am · Link

    I’ve been after Nadia to write a were-panda story for a while now. Pandas are cool, and totally underrated. Sure, they’re slow and cuddly most of the time, but during mating season, LOOK OUT! Perfect material for a paranormal romance hero. ;)

  10. Dionne
    · October 28th, 2009 at 12:59 pm · Link

    I thought long and hard about what shifter I would be…

    A werewolf or a vampire would be fine for me :-)

  11. Virginia
    · October 28th, 2009 at 10:45 pm · Link

    A naked mole rat… Okay I would be this one mostly just for the name. One, hey, it says naked right in the name. I cannot off hand think of another single animal that has naked in its name. There probably is one but I can’t think of it. Then, aside from that you still have mole and rat. Two rodents. So one rodent wasn’t a creepy enough name? And when you combine all three names what you get is a “sand puppy” which is yet another name for this underrated critter. All of it comes together to mean, simply… a lack of pain sensation in its skin and a very low metabolism in one mole of a rat that basically feels no pain. Would make for an interesting character as a person.

  12. Jennifer Shirk
    · October 29th, 2009 at 1:51 pm · Link

    I think lemurs are under rated. Plus, they a female dominant species. :mrgreen:

  13. AJ Chase
    · October 30th, 2009 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Oh cool ideas. And that’s awesome Virginia. My son was a naked mole rat for Halloween one year because of the cartoon Kim Possible. The hero owns a naked mole rat.


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