Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shapeshifters or Vampires?

Which is your favorite— shapeshifters or vampires?

I write about both and love both. I mean, who doesn’t like vampires, werewolves, and the like, but when reading I prefer shifters. I love the idea of a human being transforming into a noble beast and running wild and free. As a reader, I sometimes feel there is too much blood with vampires. However, as an author, like to write both. When writing, vampires are fun because they're more seductive.

Both my vampires and my werewolves have a Celtic twist, drawing from Welsh and Scottish mythology and lore. In my Druidry and the Beast series, ancient gods meet druidesses they are attracted to and they then transform into their main shapeshifting animal form. In these book no werewolf type bite or full moon is necessary for transformation. In my Dancing Vampire series Celtic/fey/vampires roam the modern Scottish highlands seeking men to seduce and attack. My vampiric fey are all women, sisters in fact, and they don’t have fangs. Instead their nails transform into talons and they dig them into the flesh of their male victims as they dance with them.

My Vampires series is called The Dancing Vampires and the first book in the series, Dance of the Vampires is free. 

For a modern take on the baobhan sith, (Scottish Vampiric fey), visit the baobhan sith in my Dancing Vampire series. Each of the books is about one of the sisters finding true love, except for the last one, Some Vampires Shimmy, that one combines the stories of two sisters. 

My Sifter series if called Druidry and the Beast, with The Wolf and the Druidess and The Dragon and the Druidess

A Celtic Tryst With A Shape Shifter Twist

In days of old, deep in the dark woods, Druidess Seren discovers a wolf shape shifting into the bare, muscular Celtic God, Gwydion. Seren's mind turns from the Samhain feast to wicked thoughts of Gwydion's gorgeous body.
Is the love Gwydion and Seren share strong enough to overcome barriers between an immortal god and a mortal woman? Or will a warning of danger from beyond the grave destroy the sensual magic brewing between the wolf and the druidess?
To a passionate man...all women are goddesses.
With spring, icy streams have thawed, Druidess Nona's tribe is building a pair of roaring bonfires and she's seeking a lover for the Beltane rite. Without warning, a fierce red dragon swoops down before her. Not just any dragon...it's God Dewey in wild, beastly form. Hot, in a rage, blowing smoke and flames... because Nona's tribesmen snatched gold from the earth without the gods' consent.

Captivated by Nona's beauty and bravery, sparks fly and ablaze with desire for Nona, Dewi flies away... only to land nearby and shape shifts to human form. In the guise of a visiting warrior needing the Druidesses hospitality, Dewi returns to the village. But, he discovers he has a rival for Nona's affection, a chief who will stop at nothing to have her for his own.

The moment Nona sees the warrior Dewi, her passion ignites, she envisions them coupling together in the Beltane mating rite... unleashing powerful, magic. Little does she know, the handsome warrior is really the mighty Dragon god. What will happen when Dewi's secret is revealed? And what evil might the jealous chief unleash on the druidess and the dragon god?


Tina Donahue said...

I like both. Love your beautiful covers.

Cornelia Amiri said...

Thank you so much Tina, I appreciate it.

jean hart stewart said...

Wow, they all sound wonderful! I like the hunk in the plaid the best! although you've got a real bunch of hunks on those great covers..

Kayelle Allen said...

Wow - those are gorgeous covers!