Yesterday, the fine folks at the Word Wenches blog interviewed romance writer Shana Abe, author of The Smoke Thief (shapeshifter dragons in Georgian England). She had this to say about what inspired her to choose shapeshifting dragons.
"I knew I wanted to write about shapeshifters of some sort, and my first thought was werewolves. But there are already so many great werewolf romances out there, and I really wanted to do something different. One day I was watching the hawks soaring above my yard (I have house rabbits as pets, so watching out for hawks is part of my job) and I was so taken with their ferocious beauty and grace. I’d love to be able to fly like that! And I just thought, “Dragons!” That’s how it happened."
>>read the full interview here at Word Wenches
Romance Novels with Dragon Shapeshifter Heroes and Heroines
And for another taking on writing erotic romance with dragons check out Emily Ryan-Davis' post about writing Mating Call
"MATING CALL started as a true dragon-shapeshifter concept, but then Scaly Dragon Penis of Doom assaulted me and I spent several months trying to get past a state of “wigged out.”"
>>Read More at Emily's Blog