Good morning. My name is Shelley Munro, and I love feline shifters.
Thereâ€™s just something graceful and powerful about big cats that makes them excellent heroes and heroines. Leopards are my favorites when it comes to big cats, and Iâ€™ve written over a dozen romances featuring them, although occasionally Iâ€™ve written tiger and lion shifters too.
Here are a few leopard facts:
â€¢ Leopards are the most widespread of big cats. Thereâ€™s a reason Iâ€™ve written so many books featuring leopard shifters.
â€¢ They are also the most secretive. Mine live amongst humans, keeping their shifter traits hidden.
â€¢ They live in different habitats ranging from rocky country to savannah lands and forests. My shifters live in the South Island of New Zealand.
â€¢ Leopards are nocturnal and hunt at night. My leopard heroes hunt during the day too. No female is safe from their charm.
â€¢ They usually sleep all day in a tree. Not my guys. They prefer a big comfortable bed.
â€¢ Their spotted coat is excellent camouflage in the patchwork of light and shade in the forest. Most of my shifters are black leopards, but they blend well once theyâ€™re in feline form.
â€¢ A leopardâ€™s spots are actually small rosettes.
â€¢ Leopards are loners and only come together to mate. My guys are a little more civilized than this, for which the heroines are very thankful!
â€¢ The mother brings up the cubs until they can fend for themselves. My leopard heroes make great fathers, and theyâ€™re big on family and community.
â€¢ They are built for bursts of speed and for climbing trees. Hmm, I havenâ€™t given my heroes much in the way of tree climbing scenes. Maybe something for the future.
â€¢ They have strong jaws, chests and front legs and can move an animal as big as themselves. Agreed! My shifters are certainly not pansies!
â€¢ Leopards like to ambush their prey, waiting in a tree for an animal to walk underneath. My shifters like to confront their problems/enemies face to face.
â€¢ Leopards drag their meals up into trees to keep it safe. My shifters like to eat their meals at a table. They prefer to eat meat, but their mates entice them to eat their vegetables.
â€¢ Black leopards are often called panthers. They are the same species, but their spots are hidden. They are more common in Asia. My shifters are mostly black leopards, and they live in New Zealand.
â€¢ Their tongues are raspy. Yes, this is true, which makes for interesting love scenes. Just ask my heroines. ïŠ
This month many of my Elloraâ€™s Cave books have been halved in price. This is a permanent price reduction, and includes my Middlemarch Mates series with black leopard shifters. The prices are already reduced at the Elloraâ€™s Cave store, and these price reductions will filter through to other online stores very soon. Now is the time to try this seriesâ€”if you havenâ€™t already.
Full details regarding the Middlemarch Mate series can be found at my website.
My recent release Captured & Seduced is a sci-fi romance and the hero is a black leopard shifter. This is book one in my House of the Cat series.
CONTEST: Iâ€™m giving away one download of the winnerâ€™s choice from my Middlemarch Mates series.
What makes you decide to take a chance on a new-to-you author?
Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. Sheâ€™s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.
Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Elloraâ€™s Cave and Samhain Publishing and has also self-published several titles. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at her website and you might even find her lurking at Facebook or Twitter.
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I live in New Zealand and write contemporary and paranormal romance for Samahain Publishing and Ellora’s Cave.