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Sexy Shifters
by Carrie Ann Ryan
First, let me thank y’all for letting me stop by your blog today! This is my debut release, An Alpha’s Path,  and I’m super excited about it.
Sexy Shifters.
You know you love them. Come on. They are inherent – the soul – to every paranormal romance book out there. If the shifter wasn’t sexy, then why would we want to read it? Even if he or she’s an average Joe or Jane – they still have some qualities that make them sexy.
Their washboard abs, that little V that you want to lick. *Oh, sorry my mind wandered.* Their chiseled good looks, their deep eyes. Their hair you want to grab, or if they’re shaven, want to lick. *There I go again, sorry.* The way they brood, scoff, laugh, deeply chuckle, hold you in their arms. Yum. Sexy. Now, I know ladies can be sexy too, but as I write m/f and m/m/f, I’m going to go full on towards the male, if that’s okay. I know sexy female shifters are out there – I’m writing a couple – but I want to talk about a sexy man, if that’s okay.
Sexy shifters are growly, gravely and dangerous. My kind of guy. They have two souls – two identities – at war with one another that explode to an all-around sensual taste of sexual gods. Yum.
And of course, most shifters – like mine – must get naked to shift. What more do you need?
Kade is a sexy shifter. He’s an Alpha male who wants – no needs – to protect his mate, Melanie. He’s funny, down to earth, and dammed sexy. I wrote him that way. I mean, come on! His green eyes just stare at me off the page. Yum.

An Alpha’s Path
Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she’s to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date – a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she’s to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – be he is more than what he appears and Melanie’s analytical mind goes into overdrive.
Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?
And now a short excerpt from the book…

Melanie took a deep breath as she gave herself a good look in the mirror. This bathroom may be the greatest and  most luxurious thing she’d ever seen, but she barely gave it a second glance.
What the hell was she doing? There was a gorgeous god standing in the room that she practically ran from. What the hell was she doing in here?
All throughout dinner, she couldn’t seem to string two coherent sentences together. She resembled acting like a ditzy, shy deer in the headlights. It was no wonder Kade was just fine with not having sex tonight. Oh, he may have said that he wanted her, but he didn’t seem to fight for it.
Oh, that was just great. Kade was considerate of her feelings, yet here she was, making him the bad guy. This whole experience made her a wreck. Maybe Mel wasn’t experienced with men, but she was experienced with meeting people and communicating with another human being. Tonight was a once in a lifetime opportunity to have wild and passionate sex with a near stranger. And oh yes, just looking at Kade, she knew it would be exactly that. She grew damp just thinking about him, and what wicked things could await her if she would just say yes.
And honestly, what was stopping her? Going through with this would leave her with an amazing and glorious memory. She needed more of those. The need to hear she was beautiful, sexy and wanted overwhelmed her. Mel didn’t want to be the “smart” one anymore. She squared her shoulders and looked at herself in the mirror once more.
Carrie Ann Ryan is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. Her first book, An Alpha’s Path, will be released soon. She’s also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.
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What is your ideal sexy shifter? Which celebrity/model do you think would make a good sexy shifter?
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  1. Hum… I may be repeating myself, but: Chris Hemsworth would make for a fantastic lion shifter, and Jason Momoa would be great as a werewolf or werepanther. *-*

    As long as they remove their shirts, I don’t care what kind of animal they turn into. LOL


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  2. How about Joe Manganiello? I remember him before True Blood when he was on One Tree Hill. Yummy. But I agree with Kah about Chris Hemsworth. Great interview. Really had me laughing when you got off track. Thanks for the blog tour.


  3. Ok maybe it’s sounds awkward but I really love Dwayne Johnson ”The Rock” I’m not a wrestling kind of girl but THAT guy is so sexy with his tattoo and dark gaze… Yummy, I totally see him in a sexy shifter!

    Thanks for this giveaway! 🙂
    The picture on the post is totally yummy too, who’s that guy ??? 😀


  4. Okay, I think Daniel Craig would make one hawt wolf shifter! Although any of the above mentioned actors would, lol!


  5. I have to make a comment on my own blog because I have to nominate Eduardo Verastegui as a perfect feline shifter! And the guy in the pic of this post looks a lot to me like Bernardo Velasco.


  6. I would have to say wolf shifter. The first person who came to my head for that would be Ian Somerhalder. Yummy! Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  7. I have gotten caught up with dragons lately and by association of Daniel Craig being in that new movie so I would like to see Daniel Craig as a dragon shifter or Clive Owen.
    Years ago, I would have picked Tom Selleck as a wolf. Oh, this picking actors and shifters can be fun.

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  8. Hmm I know you were talkign about males, but I like mermaids and I think Michelle Rodriquez would make a good one. I follow on GFC as teressa oliver
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  9. Sexy shifters…fantastic subject! My vote is for my newest TV crush, Jim Caviezel who plays John Reese on ‘Person of Interest’..a new program on CBS. If you haven’t seen it, it’s very interesting and Jim makes it so swoonworthy! He’d be a great wolf or panther.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  10. I agree Sexy Shifters are Gravely and Growly. My ideal sexy shifter is all the standard tall dark and handsome with a little bad boy thrown in and a maybe some sexy pout, and Wolf in form…I vote we give Ryan Reynolds a chance? Thanks for the post. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. So, as I’m reading the excerpt, I’m picturing Sean Connery (remember how sexy he was in the original Highlander movie?) ….Yummalicious! A little grey, muscular, twinkle in his eyes, laughs out plus, can swing a sword to make a lady swoon…..he’d make a fabulous alpha male….a wolf, a big wolf!

  12. Ian Somerhalder would make a sexy wolf shifter (even though I know he plays a vampire on tv) – and I’d have to say Chris Hemsworth was the second that came to mind!! They both know how to carry off the perfect Alpha male. YUMMY!

    Thank you for the giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson
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  13. First thought for sexy shifter is of course Joe Manganiello as a werewolf. I like Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling would make sexy shifters of any kind-wolves, big cats, dragons-you name it!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  14. I think any large furry animal makes a good sexy shifter…bears, lynxs, wolves. As for my pick of a sexy man to shift..hmmm, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Jason Momoa to name a few.

    Great giveaway Thanks!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

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