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Giveaway (US/Int): Is your man a shifter? 5 ways to tell!

Giveaway (US/Int): Is your man a shifter? 5 ways to tell!

by davincikittieJune 26, 2012

Please help me welcome Shadows’ Edge author J.T. Geissinger!

Is He a Shape Shifter?

The prevailing logic has it that women are much more complicated than men, but when it comes to shape shifters, you can throw logic right out the window! They’re unpredictable by their very nature, so you might have a really hard time figuring out if that new hot guy you’ve been dating has a big surprise for you under those tight jeans he looks so good in…for instance, a tail!

Here’s 5 sure-fire ways you can tell if your man is a shape shifter:

1. Does he purr, growl or claw when you scratch his back?

Granted, plenty of guys make strange noises, but give your man a nice, long back scratch after dinner and see what he does. If he falls asleep: human. If he purrs, growls, howls or tears holes in your dress with his suddenly sharp fingernails as he throws you over his shoulder and heads for the bedroom: shifter. (And all around win-win.)

2. Does he really, really, REALLY like his meat cooked rare?

This might seem obvious, but only humans like their meat cooked. If he’s a werepanther, werewolf, weretiger or any other kind of were, his preference will be all raw, all the time. He’ll probably be trying to hide it, though, so invite him over for a home-cooked meal, then serve steak tartare with a lamb chop so rare it’s still moving, and see how fast he pounces.

3. Can he find you in a crowd by your scent alone?

A shifter’s sense of smell is so keen it can find a single drop of blood on a football field. A human male can usually only sniff out three things: beer, pizza and an easy woman. If your man can sense your presence, mood or state of mind without you saying a word, you might have a shifter on your hands. Hint: Skip the perfume, shifters like the smell of your skin much better.

4. Is he nocturnal?

Does he describe himself as a night owl? Does he work the graveyard shift? Is he ready to party into the wee hours of the dawn while you’re struggling to keep your eyes open? If so, he might be a creature of the night, born and bred for darkness. Don’t worry, though, nocturnal creatures like to sleep during the day so you can power nap with him during your lunch hour. Or use the bed for something equally…relaxing.

5. Are other animals afraid of him?

Women typically love it when their dog (or cat) takes a shine to their new man. But if Spot or Fluffy absolutely loathes your guy and acts like Cujo or that cat from Pet Sematary when he’s around, it might mean you’re dealing with something wilder than you thought. You might have a real-live Alpha on your hands! Don’t panic, though, you can turn that mountain lion into a pussy cat with something no shifter can resist: You. Smile, be sweet, put on those sexy new heels you just bought and watch that wild thing be tamed.

Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikati send their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.

Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…

Shadow’s Edge, released June 12th from Montlake Romance

Buy Shadow’s Edge: Amazon (Kindle, paperback)

Edge of Oblivion, released October 2nd from Montlake Romance

Pre-order Edge of Oblivion: Amazon (Kindle, paperback)

About the author

A native of Southern California, J.T. Geissinger is an author, entrepreneur and avid wine collector. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance and is currently at work on the third book of the Night Prowler series. Her debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, will be released by Montlake Romance in June, 2012. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and one too many cats.


J.T. is giving away a signed paperback copy of Shadow’s Edge to one commenter on today’s post! To enter to win, leave a comment or question for J.T. then fill out the Rafflecopter. Remember, you need to enter your comment in the Comments section below, not in the Rafflecopter. If you are viewing this from our main Feed page and cannot see the Comments area, click the title of the post then scroll to the bottom. Good luck!

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  • Mary Preston
    June 26, 2012 at 7:20 am

    That proves it then. I’ve been living with a shifter all this time. Ticked all 5 boxes. It could be worse I guess.

  • sienny
    June 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

    great tips J.T.! i’ll try my best to check it up 🙂

  • Yvette
    June 26, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I’m thinking that I may be married to one! Oh the fun…

  • miki
    June 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

    hum i will have to keep this list near hand for when i find someone^^ a shifter as a soulmate hum

  • Susan W.
    June 26, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Dang! My husband doesn’t do any of those! I love the book cover, her eyes really grab your attention.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • LorettaLynn
    June 26, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Great post, thank you for sharing:)

  • nurma
    June 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

    just curious….d u want to marry a vampire or a shifter ?
    me myself want to marry a lion shifter just because i love cats *lol*

    thx u so much for the giveaway 🙂

    • J.T. Geissinger
      June 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Nurma – I don’t think I’d want to marry a vampire because technically they’re corpses. They are sexy corpses, however, so a fling would be OK. I’d much rather marry a shifter – variety is the spice of life!


  • June 26, 2012 at 7:33 am

    What a great post! I loved it! I have the feeling I am going to love this paranormal. Congratulation on you new release J.T. Can you believe I started out as an historical romance reader and now I am sucked in a world of shapeshifters, angels, fairies andnd vampires! Did you ever think to right anything different rather than paranormal?
    [email protected]

    • J.T. Geissinger
      June 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Mina,

      I actually have a hankering to write erotica, but that may be on hold until next year if or when I do a spin-off series from the Night Prowler Novels. We’ll see! Thanks for commenting.

  • June 26, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I meant to write…sorry.

  • Irene Jackson
    June 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Loved the tips , my husband gets 1 out of 5 . I can work with that lol.
    It’s nice to get a shifter story set here in England for a part of it, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  • Ashley
    June 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Great giveaway would love to win this and also great tips.

  • June 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I love Alpha males!!Can’t resist them 😉

    Thanks for the tips(definitely useful 😀 ) and for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name – Rosemarie D

  • Chelsey
    June 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Hey! I was just wondering if you get inspiration from any other paranormal authors? Or if you read other author’s books from the same genre you write in?


    • J.T. Geissinger
      June 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Chelsey! I mostly read literary fiction (I’m in a book club with 5 gay guys who would never read paranormal romance), but I love Anne Rice so her vampire series is a favorite of mine. She also just put out a book on werewolves that was interesting. My first ms (unsold) was an angel/devil theme but both angels and vampires seemed so overdone I thought I’d go with shifters for the next story instead!

      Best of luck in the contest!

  • Jeanie Creech
    June 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

    My hubby has been known to issue something resembling a growl when I scratch his back. He doesn’t like his meat rare though. He does tend to nuzzle my neck at times when we are in the bedroom so I often wonder….Perhaps he is a half? Love the tips! Can’t wait to read the book, too!

  • Carol L
    June 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

    The growling I’m aware of from the ex. 🙂
    Is this going to be a trilogy JT ? I love the whole concept of this story. Put it on my TRL.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    • J.T. Geissinger
      June 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Carol! Yes, this is planned to be a trilogy, with the possibility of another three books in a spin-off series. The second book in the series, Edge of Oblivion, will be published October 2nd.

      Thanks for your comments!

  • Shadow
    June 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

    This sounds so good! Shifter stories are my favorite ones! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

  • Filia Oktarina
    June 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Sounds like fun, I loved the tips!! lol.
    Can’t resist alpha males^^
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Sherri
    June 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    J.T. – What inspires you to write about supernatural characters? How do you come up with your stories?

    • J.T. Geissinger
      June 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Sheri – One day the most beautiful black stray cat wandered into my life who looks exactly like a miniature panther. She has the most amazing ability to vanish into thin air and is always looking at me as if she’s just about to say something—it got me to thinking about how mysterious and interesting and misunderstood cats are, which led to a bunch of research on the cat worship cultures of ancient Egypt and how cats have otherwise been maligned throughout history, which led to the idea of a race of secretive shape-shifters that live among us. (I made them panthers instead of housecats, though. Much more dangerous.) Once I had the idea I wrote the manuscript in under four months and that was that.

  • Belinda
    June 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    i think my son-in-law might be a shifter lol

  • Natasha
    June 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Sounds really good! Thanks for the tips and the chance to win!!

  • Carin W
    June 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    JT what is your favorite breed of shifter?

    • J.T. Geissinger
      June 27, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Carin – my favorite breed of shifter is panthers! I also like wolves, but they’re a less elegant, in my humble opinion.

  • bn100
    June 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Congratulations on the book! Nice list. The book sounds good.

  • Diane
    June 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I’m thinking I’m the shifter not him…Ha!Ha!

  • wanda flanagan
    June 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Your book sounds great thank you for the tips .Have a great day

  • Linda Thum
    June 27, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Oh yeah, the tail is a definite giveaway. So are the wings; not to mention the pelt…… 😀

  • ShotgunGuyIsCool
    June 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

    The book seems to be really nice 🙂
    And the tips are so cute, esp the back-scratching one xD

  • Suz Reads
    June 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Love this post! Thanks for sharing these ways to spot a shapeshifter! Now, I can be on the lookout 🙂 Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book sounds great and I would love to win it!

  • Holly W
    June 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    My hubby is definitely a night owl and as far as the animals the cats freaking love him but the dog is always with me. Love the cover and the eyes are awesome.

  • Phoenix Carvelli
    June 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Love the quiz! I am married to a human but my daughter may be a shifter! lol. I look forward to reading your series!

  • Ames
    June 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Hi J.T. ^_^

    Fun post! Do you have a favorite shapeshifter from a movie? I’m looking forward to reading Shadow’s Edge 🙂

  • Victoria Kennedy
    June 29, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I love shapeshifter books! I hope this is the start of a long running book series. 🙂

  • June 29, 2012 at 6:32 am

    This sounds amazing. Loving the wide range of shifter books that are available at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Question: Why shifters for this novel? What is it about this supernatural group that you love?

  • June 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks so much to J.T. for being a guest on GT! This post was a lot of fun and the book looks great!

  • Sandy Lion
    June 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I so am living with the wrong man! Love the book. Need to have it! Looks like it is right up my alley in things to love.

  • June 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Who is your favorite character and why? How did you come up with that character?

  • Claire Taylot
    July 2, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Love these 5 tips – need to remember them

  • July 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I loved your guest post! It was so much fun!! On the basis of your tips, I know quite a few men who would fall into the shifter category!

    I love shifter books, and this one sounds awesome! Definitely adding it to my Wishlist.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • July 6, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Congrats to Carin W. on winning the signed paperback of Shadow’s Edge!

    Thanks so much to J.T. for being our guest and leading up such a lively discussion, and thanks to all of you for participating! <3

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