Today I’m happy to have Kira Shayde drop in to tell us about her latest erotic, paranormal romance, Desires at War. First enjoy this quick interview with her.
What draws you to write paranormal romance?
I can’t write “normal”. Seriously, I couldn’t write a story without some freaky mythological creature or alien showing up. I once plotted a contemporary romance between a bird scientist and a ballerina. The man wanted to study migratory birds on their wintering grounds in South America. The ballerina was from Brazil and agreed to serve as his guide in order to finance a trip home. They hated each other right off the bat, but just as things begin to heat up for them, a chupacabra shows up! LOL. I think my love of paranormal romance stems from my love of science-fiction and fantasy stories when I was younger.
Tell us about the Primal Shifters series.
I wanted to envision a world where the animals got a crack at running it. What would be the same? What would be different? The African lion is considered the “King of the Jungle”, so they were a natural to run this new world. But the lion’s biggest rival is the spotted hyena, a species that gets no love in real life. I’d like to change that.
What was the inspiration for Desires at War?
This is the second book in the series, and both the main characters were in the first book. When they flirted in the first book, well, I couldn’t leave them hanging. This second book gets into the lion-hyena conflict more than the first book did since the hero is a lion and the heroine is a hyena. There are so many socio-political conflicts world-wide…when people from opposing sides are drawn to each other, it is always a struggle.
What do you like most about your hero, Fix?
His irreverence and mental strength. And his red hair.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on the third book in the series, Cool Blue Desire, which brings back characters from both the first and second books. Also, I am editing book one of a separate paranormal series involving a war between descendants of Egyptian gods and a human woman who gets caught in the middle.
When the humans became animals, and the animals became humans. Shape-shifting humans. And the African lion, the pinnacle of hunters in the wild, replaced man as top dog in the Serengeti. The disparaged spotted hyena, often the more tenacious and successful predator on the savannas, was the lion’s natural enemy. Becoming human didn’t change that. It only made it worse.
Months as a POW leaves lion shifter Fix Ainran struggling to recover, but he can’t get the curvaceous Caryn Plumar out of his mind. Yet the beautiful daughter of the hyena Chairman only torments the disabled former soldier with heated trysts before pulling away.
No matter how much she desires Fix’s touch, Caryn’s obligations involve more than fighting for an independent hyena state in a land ruled by lions and fraught with war. She must sacrifice any chance of happiness and freedom by marrying within the clan to ensure her safety.
Unable to stay apart, Fix and Caryn defy societal rules and risk their lives as they battle enemies, search for the truth about his captivity…and fall in love.
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About Kira Shayde:
Kira enjoys studying love, sex, and relationships, and has a thing for shapeshifters, demons, mythological gods, the fae, and chocolate cake. As a romance writer, she explores somewhat atypical pairings and settings and can’t help adding a twinge of societal awareness to her works, but the focus is always on the developing romance, passion, and happy endings. Some of her books are erotic romances, but you won’t find any hard-core BDSM. Kira prefers her hero and heroine to share the power and share the love.