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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Guest Post with Author Jennifer Ashley and Giveaway


Today I am happy to welcome Jennifer Ashley to RFTC. Jennifer is celebrating the release of Mate Claimed, the latest book in her Shifters Unbound series and has stopped by to chat. Please give Jennifer a very warm welcome.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer's/Allyson's/Ashley's novels have won RWA's RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer's Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer's novels have been also been translated into nearly a dozen European and Asian languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

Places to find Jennifer:

Dear Reader:

Welcome back to the world of the Shifters! Mate Claimed focuses on Eric (brother of Cassidy, whom you met in Wild Cat) and Iona, the half human, half Shifter Eric saw sitting at a club in Wild Cat.

At that time, if you recall, Eric realized Iona was just entering her fertile years, and he knows how dangerous that will be for her. If Iona can’t contain herself, she could go feral, meaning the beast in her will take over, until she’s dangerous to herself and everyone around her, including her human mother and half-sister, whom she dearly loves.

Eric’s solution—mate-claim her, teach her to be Shifter, and mate with her fully.

Iona finds the mysterious and dangerous Eric intriguing, but she wishes the man would stop driving her insane. She can’t help thinking about the night he fed her luscious chocolates in the dark silence of a deserted parking lot, but she vows never to acknowledge publicly that she’s Shifter, fearing backlash against her mother for hiding her.

Eric has problems of his own. His Shiftertown is being consolidated with another that the humans are shutting down. That Shiftertown was all-wolf, run by a Lupine, Graham, who hates Felines like Eric, not to mention the fact that he’s had to step down as Shiftertown leader. Graham has made it clear that he’s not going to concede easily, and he’s more or less already challenged Eric for position as the Alpha.

Not only that, but Eric has been having episodes of unexplained pain, possibly left over from experiments performed on him long ago. And there’s evidence that someone, somewhere has started experiments on Shifters again.

Cassidy and Diego are back in this installment, Cassidy very pregnant and ready to have her first cub. Iona is drawn into Shiftertown despite her misgivings, where she learns about the closeness of the families, their secrets, and the lengths they’ll go to in order to protect those secrets.

You’ll also meet the hero of the next book, Tiger, a very special Shifter. You’ll learn why when you meet him! For his book, we’ll be returning to the Austin Shiftertown, which I know everyone loves.

I hope you enjoy the Shifters and their stories once again!

Best,
Jennifer Ashley


Eric Warden knows that half-Shifter wildcat Iona is passing for human, living without a Collar in the human world. He also knows that if she does not acknowledge her Shifter nature and her mating hunger, it could kill her. Iona finds the mysterious and dangerous Eric, a wildcat and leader of his Shiftertown, haunting her dreams, but she vows never to "come out" and take the Collar, fearing backlash against her mother and sister for hiding the fact that she's Shifter. But Eric is a compelling Shifter male, and Iona's hunger calls to him.

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1 lucky winner will win themselves a copy of Mate Claimed

To Enter:
  • Leave a comment answering the question: If you could be any type of shifter what would you chose and why?  
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Good Luck =)

52 comments :

  1. I am partial to a cat shifter. Cats are silent yet well loved. They only move when they have to and enjoy being petted. I would prefer being feline vs canine, I have issues with the sniffing dogs do!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  2. I would love to be a dragon shifter. They are so large and regal.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  3. i would love to be a wolf shifter. they are loyal to their pack and mate for life


    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  4. thanks for a great post and congrats on the new release :)

    I'd love to be a cougar/panther ;)

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  5. I would like to be a wolf shifter since they are such beautiful animals.

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  6. I'd love to be a dragon shifter. They get to fly and usually collect shiny things.

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by! Love the comment about sniffing dogs, LOL. And dragons collecting shiny things. :-)

    I'm torn between dragon and big cat. Maybe big cat would be easier--I live in a small but cozy house. Dragon wouldn't fit. Big cat would love my nice comfy sofa. (My small cats sure do anyway).

    Keep the comments coming, and thanks for letting me guest blog!

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  8. If I could be any shifters - I would totally be a dragon shifter. Or I would be an equine (horse or unicorn) shifter that would be neat!

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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  9. I'm partial to the werepanther. Panthers are just beautiful animals and I think it would be great to shift into such a powerful animal.

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  10. If I could be any shifter I would be true to my nature. I am always called a mama bear, but when someone or something threats my child I become a GRIZZLY BEAR with attitude. ROFL so even thou I am wolf in heart, cat in soul, in this life I am a mama bear. ROFL

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  11. I am partial to rat shifters. They are small, cute, cuddly and scare some people. Especially if I could shift myself into a huge rat...I mean how cool would it be to be able to stop the bad guys while being a 500lb rat?

    I love the shifters Unbound series, I've bee a huge fan since the first book.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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    1. Sounds like R.O.U.S. a/k/a rodents of unusual size from Princess Bride!

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  12. I would be a big cat shifter.

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  13. I think I would prefer to be a wildcat, they are so strong and beautiful.

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  14. I'd be either a dragon (because I think they are beautiful and way cool) or a dinosaur, like a T-Rex. Yeah, I'd be ugly, but I'd be at the top of the food chain :)

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  15. I want to be a bird. I want to be able to spread my wings and fly.
    angelbiker82@gmail.com

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  16. I would be a lioness or jaquar shifter becaose I love cats and how they purr

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  17. A wolf shifter because wolves are my favorite animals.

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  18. iam a cat person..so i'll have to go cat shifer. :) but i love all shifers!

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  19. I would love to be an elephant. Big and awesome baby!!!

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  20. Congrats on the new release. I haven't read enough shape shifter books to pick a favorite form.
    penfield716(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  21. A wolf for sure...love those creatures! I love the way they live together in packs and fend for each other.
    minadecaro@hotmail.com

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  22. Hi

    I would want to be a wolf shifter.

    I love this series and am looking forward to reading the newest book.

    Thanks for the chance
    Pam
    tpibrew@msn.com

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  23. I ve always had a thing for dragons. I also Have read about shifters or changlings that can take on any animal form. I think that would be cool.

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  24. Great guest post! :)

    A wolf shifter. I love the whole pact loyalty thing. Wolves have always been my favorite type of shifter in urban fantasy/paranormal novels.

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  25. I guess that I would have to pick either a black panther or a dragon shifter. Black cats are all sleek muscle with claws, teeth and stealth and dragons a just plain cool. I love Jennifer's books and can't wait to read Mate Claimed! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  26. Any big cat works for me, but since I am kinda partial to the color black since it goes with everything I would love to be a panther.

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  27. This is a tough choice since it would be a toss up bewteen a cat or wolf shifter for me. As a cat shifter though I'd like to be a smaller of the cats like a lynx.
    Congrats on the new release and thanks for the great books you write!
    ivegotmail8889@yahoo.com

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  28. I love them all but, my favorite would be a black panther they are amazing! So sexy and tough!

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  29. I think I'd go for wolf shifter.

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  30. I would probably go for some type of large cat, either a jaguar, panther, leopard, or something. I think these cats are beautiful and graceful, yet still dangerous.

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  31. A tiger or panther. Strong, sleek and graceful.

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  32. I'd choose to be a black panther shifter or maybe a dragon. The panther because they're beautiful, sleek and oh so deadly and the dragon because they project such a powerful image as well as being powerful and deadly.

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  33. I would be a tiger, because I love cats.

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  34. A wolf because they are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. I would be a jaguar shifter. I think it would be great to be able to shift to this beautiful cat. Running through the night, wind blowing by my ears, the scent of a rabbit hiding in the brush. To have the feel of the ground under my padded feet would feel wonderful. To growl my frustration when the rabbit gets away.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  36. I would probably want to be wolf not only because some of my favorite shifters are wolves but I would love the freedom as they run and I believe I would fit in with a pack mentality with the way my family is lol

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  37. I'd like to be some sort of cat shifter. There are some beautiful big cats out there!

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  38. I would like to be a black panther. They are stealthy their fur looks like silk and is hopefully really soft.

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  39. I would like to be a wildcat shifter. Thanks ofr contest.

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  40. i've always loved canines so would have to go with a wolf shifter, though it would be nice to have the agility of a feline

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  41. I would be an eagle. I would love to soar. Second choice would be panther to run fast.

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  42. I'd be a Bengal Tiger shifter because I relate to cats. I'm a Leo and a Tiger so it just goes to figure I'd be some sort of feline. Thanks.

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  43. Id choose werewolf or panther .Love your books Jennifer realy enjoying the shifters unbound series .Have a fantastic week

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  44. Dragons are very cool cause they can breathe fire & fly.

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  45. A jaguar for the black fur.

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  46. I would choose to be a dragon shifter as long as I could breathe fire.

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  47. As a self-disclosed future crazy cat lady - I would want to be a cat of some sort.

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  48. I would want to be a white tiger shifter because I love tigers. Or maybe even a pig shifter because I have never seen one written about lol
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  49. I think I'd probably want to be a big cat shifter. Either a tiger or cheetah. Something fierce. :)

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

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  50. I would want to be a big cat, ike a leopard

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