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There’s something I’ve been pondering lately, since it’s relevant to the story I’m currently writing… how does it affect the story when shifters are known to the humans around them vs. when they have to hide it? I’ve written both kinds of stories. In the Stonewall Pack Alpha series (excerpt from the first book is below!) the humans don’t know about the werewolves and so the werewolves have to keep their otherworldliness hidden. That leads to some issues and also leads some wolves to establish their own all-wolf town, Lunaville.

In another of my series, Colliding Worlds, humans are very aware of the various creatures around them. That has its own problems, such as in Her Forbidden Alpha where a group of human supremacists go after the North American Pack Alpha. (Well…he did just kidnap the daughter of their general, so the attack wasn’t entirely unprovoked.)

Or for instance, to take from popular culture, in Twilight, humans don’t know about the vampires. In True Blood, the vampires have come out. Both situations have consequences.

At the moment, I’m working on a new novel where humans don’t know about shifters and it’s going to end up causing some big problems later in the series. Want to have some fun? Tell me what kinds of problems you think shifters might have if they have to hide their shifter halves from the humans around them. Let me know in the comments–and make sure to check that off in my giveaway (it counts!). 🙂

Excerpt from The Alpha’s Pack

Sam had found his mates. Feelings—joy, love, excitement—threatened to overwhelm him. So he did what he always did when that happened. He thought about details. “What now?” Sam said.

“We find a house in neutral territory and move in together,” Jake said.

Sam sat up. “What about our packs? I’ve got a house already. You two should move in with me.” He had a great house, an awesome pack. He loved his job, which was in Pack territory. If he left the pack he’d lose everything.

“And join your pack?” Jake said. “No, thanks.”

“I’m highly ranked. It would be no problem for you two to join,” Sam said. He was fourth in line, actually. Fourth, and inordinately proud of it. It had taken a hell of a lot of work to get there.

“I said no.” Jake’s voice was sharp.

“What do you have against packs?” Sam said. Maybe he’d had a bad experience. Maybe Sam could show him how good packs could be.

“None of your business,” Jake said.

Deirdre slid her hand up Jake’s back. “It is our business now. If you’re not ready to tell us, that’s okay. But don’t shut us out forever.”

Jake took a deep breath. “What about you?” he said to Deirdre. “I suppose you want to stay with your pack, too.”

She got up and wandered over to the window, pulling aside the curtain. “No. But I can’t leave my sister there.”

“So bring her with you,” Jake said.

“You don’t understand.” She dropped the curtain and turned toward them. “My pack leader is really possessive. I don’t know if he’ll let either of us leave.”

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  1. Wendy Mitchell says:

    That degree of secrecy and isolation would definitely have consequences in an increasingly shrinking and electronic world. Youtubers are everywhere and one unfortunate encounter with a cellphone camera and the secret is OUT.

  2. scarolet roach says:

    i love all the books

  3. Kathie (Kathleen Cafeworld) Banks says:

    Trying to hide your nature, as well as physical changes you may or may not be able to control, would be extremely hard. Today’s lifestyle is such that people can’t expect much privacy at all.

  4. Amie S says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Linda Jones says:

    I would suppose being intimate could cause potential problems. How can you “let your hair down” when that might literally be the case? ☺

  6. Jodi says:


  7. Heather Rizzuti says:

    If shifters existed and had to hide their identities, a problem that would occur is being picked up by animal control occasionally.

  8. tracy says:

    love giveaways

  9. Cindy Mucha Barton says:

    I just think trying to hide the fact they could change when they get angry.

  10. bn100 says:

    fur problems

  11. Linda Romer says:

    I would love to read Her Scottish Alpha! Thank you!

  12. Melissa says:

    Love fun blog hops!!!

  13. Lynn says:

    trying not to shift around humans would be a problem

  14. Robbie Bauldree says:

    Thanks for the blog hop.

  15. leaannphsurvivor98 says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. The problem would be being hunted by people who can’t handle someone/something that is different then the “norm”.

  16. JeanMP says:

    the physical changes, the eye color.

  17. AShley says:

    This is an amazing giveaway! I own the kilted souls group and you posted the giveaway there for my kilted sisters and I. We appreciate it!

  18. Anne says:

    The need to change and not being available to work certain nights of the month. Animalistic traits they may do unconsciously like maybe being more tactile than most humans.

  19. I enjoy reading both types of books, I think they both have their own sets of problems that can add to the story.


  20. Rachel B says:

    very thought provoking idea. I think werewolves that are forced to hide what they are will have a variety of problems depending on the type of werewolf they are. Do they have control of the shift? Do they only shift on the full moon? Do they keep their mind during the shift? Depending on those answers and I’m sure I’m not hitting all the different types of wolves, well then they’d clearly need a space for where they can shift without being found out. Given how prevalent technology is in today’s world, they’d have to worry about cell phones, video surveillance, etc… finding out about them. If being angry causes a shift, well, then they’d have to worry about being around aggravating scenarios. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg…

  21. Jana L says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks.

  22. Linda says:

    There´s so many things that comes with trying to hide your personality, or in this case, your shifter-side =) Love reading about it
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Thursday!

  23. Nicole Ortiz says:

    There are lots of things some I could think of is if someone pisses you off trying not to growl or your eyes changing yellow or snarling your teeth at them. Or when you find your mate trying to fight your wolf to calm down. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Stacey A Smith says:

    it would be so hard to be a shifter now day people are everywhere.

  25. Crystal Cox says:

    Almost everyone has a phone with a camera it would be very easy to get caught shifting !

  26. Kat Kelly says:

    I wish I could say that shifters wouldn’t have to hide but they would. If the world knew about them they would either be hunted down and killed out of fear or used as a circus freak or pet. I’m sure it would be kind of hard to hide their natural basic instincts to growl at something or someone they don’t like so they wouldn’t be able to really live in town with humans. Unless of course they can control their inner wolf to be able to interact with humans

  27. Barbara says:

    WOW these books look amazing. I love shifter books. I am so Glad I was asked to follow along. This looks like a super fun and exciting group. Wouldn’t being a shifter be awesome. I suppose it would be hard for me to keep that knowledge a secret but then I suppose if my life were on the line if I did so, I’d manage. 🙂

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