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Elisabeth Staab | Ancient Vampires Make for Awesome Angst
Author Guest / June 12, 2014

I’ve loved all my characters. I’ve loved getting to know them and torturing them, getting to watch them fall in love, and seeing them tested by all the roadblocks in between. I love characters when they have huge flaws, because I love people when they have huge flaws. None of us are perfect, and fiction to me is like life with the volume cranked up. I think the two things I love most about writing vampires are the bond characters create when they share blood, and the extended lifespan. The latter, because so much of what shapes a story and the push-pull between two imperfect souls falling in love has to do with the lifetime of baggage they bring to the table. The older the vampire, the more the baggage, I figure. Or maybe it’s the bigger the hero, the bigger the baggage? Lee, my hero in HUNTER BY NIGHT, has been around for more than seven hundred years. That’s a helluva lot of baggage. Fun baggage. I don’t mean fun like he makes balloon animals and tells witty jokes at cocktail parties. But the kind of fun that allows for delicious tension between him and his heroine? Oh, hell…

Terry Spear | 10 Ways to Seduce a Jaguar Shifter
Author Guest / June 12, 2014

You know you want an Alpha jaguar shifter, so I’ll make it really easy for you in case you’re just a little unsure as to how to seduce one of those really hot big cats! 1. Make him purr. A massage will help to ease the tension in those hard, taut muscles after all the physical activities he’s involved in. That will prepare him for more of a workout with you. Guaranteed. 2. Big cats love meat. A prime cut steak will have him eating out of your hands and will give him the sustained energy for much more—where you are concerned. Which is the most important thing! 3. Jaguars are one of only a few big cats that love the water. Others will swim in it when they need to, but jaguars love it. So take him to: a waterfall, a pool, a hot tub, a shower, a lake, the ocean—well, you name it. If it’s water, no telling how much fun the two of you can have. 4. Play chase. Cats love to play chase. But don’t let him do all the chasing. See what happens when you become the hunter. 5. Go climbing. It doesn’t matter if…