Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Pure Magical Fun of It

Ever just want to write something for the pure magical fun of it? And also, for the creative challenge?
To me that’s freedom, as I used to feel when I galloped on my horse with the wind.
No, not because you have to write it, or are expected to write it...but only because you’re feeling that compelling urge to pen. And so it’s been the past several days.
It began with a blog at ShapeShifter Romance by Teresa D’Amario, author of
SheWolf & Tigress by the Tail ~ Ten ways to know your lover is a shape shifter!
Well, the lightbulb went on in my brain, and I thought: how fun would it be to create that kind of tongue-in-cheek list for my upcoming novella, Black Cat Beauty? Okay, that naughty black cat girl inspired a much too risque top ten to post here. I’ll have to tame it down.
Then, I thought about how fiercely fond of disco dancing Volcano is, my hero in When a Good Angel Falls. In fact, all his cherubic kind adore Saturday Night Fever beneath the disco ball on Earth and at the Cloud Nine Club. Thus was born my Monday blog.
Okay, since I had a blog scheduled for today, I just couldn’t leave out my galactic world in Tangerine Carnal Dreams. do you know when that sexy man who looks all too human is also a shapeshifter? Or, in this instance an equine shifter. Well, keep on reading to find out.

So, you’re relaxing, hanging out at the local bar and dance club near the Heroux spaceport, before you head out on the next passenger transport, and return to your home world. Your assignment has been a rough one, but the intel you’ve gathered will stop one of the galactic crime syndicates from corrupting your government.
Leaning on one hip against the bar, an immense sleek structure that gradually curves along the shape of the dome structure itself, you sip on a red scorpion ale...bitter, potent, yet spiced deliciously...while watching the local inhabitants gregariously interact and dance with an eclectic mixture of other races. Given this is a sea water planet-moon, the humanoids are evolved from squid and dolphin genes. Their indigo shades of skin are covered with pearlescent hues of every color.
You’ve seen similar scenes, at least, a hundred times before. Yet it never loses its appeal or its fascination to your eye. Besides, there’s always something to learn that could save your hide in the cosmic badlands, or wherever you’re on assignment.
It’s no surprise when a handsome, looking-for-a-ride man saunters toward you, the wicked gleam in his eyes shooting toward you like a pulse weapon. From the looks of him he could be from your home world, except for his taller height, and his thick long mane of hair. And well, if your gaze lowers...there’s that obvious size difference.
However, is he an equine shapeshifter? Notorious for chasing a woman through the gates of any hell to possess the powerful stallion he is...

Here it is, the help you need: The top ten reasons he might be a stallion shapeshifter.

10. As he approaches, his gait subtly alters to a studly prance, as if you’re a filly he’s scented.

9. He flashes his gaze over you, then slowly turns the corners of his mouth up in a bold you-want-me flirtation. And strangely, he seems to arch his neck in a demonstration of prowess.

8. When you glare a fierce warning that you’re not in the least interested, he grins with confident charm, leans against the bar and arrogantly props himself up on one elbow, just out of reach of your kick, as if you had hooves.

7. After ordering an oat molasses brew, he tosses his mane of hair magnificently, then flares his nostril in your direction.

6. When you pointedly ignore him, yet keep a watch from the corner of your eye because he could be an assassin on your trail, or a slaver after you for the sex market, he idly quaffs his brew, and keeps his own protective watch. Not to mention his entire posture is a warning to every male ~ stay away, or risk a savage kick to the groin.

5. Irritation firing through your veins, you hiss a loud sigh, and partially face him, then scowl like a reptoid demoness. He takes that as an invitation to join you, his demeanor utterly virile as he moves beside you.

4. When you demand he leave in galactic vernacular, he merely leans closer and it suddenly feels like he’s snuffling your face. Gently.

3. As you reach for your side weapon, disguised as a tiny payment clip, he nuzzles along your neck, and involuntarily your fingers let go. Then while blushing wildly, you try to contain your silly heaving breaths.

2. In an effort to save yourself from his seduction you begin to shove away from the bar, but he nips your shoulder sending frissons of pleasure to your core.

1. When you protest in your own language, murmuring, No ... he nuzzles the rim of your ear passionately, and whispers, Want to take me for a ride?

While this is not an actual scene in my novella, Tangerine Carnal Dreams, it was certainly inspired by my stallion shapeshifting hero, and my kickassitude heroine.

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~ ~
Tangerine Carnal Dreams...a fire-shooting fierce woman...a shapeshifting prince of a stallion...and the tangerine aphrodisiac winds on a world far away...Available from Aspen Mountain Press ~ ~


Evonne Wareham said...


I can safely say I have never met a shape shifter, or a carnal cherub, either. That's probably my loss, the vivid way you paint them in words.

Savanna Kougar said...

Evonne, thanks! If you ever want to meet them up close and personal, I can send you the PDF ebook. However, they are labeled erotic romance, which may not be your cup of tea.